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Concept checking for vocabulary short

  1. 1. Concept Checking for Vocabulary Jo Gakonga CELTA trainer elt-training.com
  2. 2. Teaching Vocabulary1. Put the new vocabulary in a clear context2. Explain/ clarify what it means
  3. 3. Teaching Vocabulary1. Put the new vocabulary in a clear context2. Explain/ clarify what it means3. Check that they understand.
  4. 4. For class:Watch this video to find out: –Why is concept checking important? –What are the ‘golden rules’?
  5. 5. What problems can you see with the followingways of checking meaning? What does ‘bait’ mean? Do you all understand ‘sensible’? You all seem to understand ‘relative’
  6. 6. What does ‘bait’ mean?
  7. 7. What does ‘irony’ mean?
  8. 8. Do you all understand ‘sensible’?
  9. 9. How can we check that they understand?By asking (closed) questions that are easyto answer and prove that they understand.
  10. 10. Step 1 Identify the meaning of the word Step 2 Turn that meaning into a closedquestion with a short/ easy answer.
  11. 11. ExampleHe managed to get to sleep. –He tried to do something. –It wasn’t easy. –He succeeded
  12. 12. Now make these into questions..He tried to do something. Did he try? (yes)It wasn’t easy. Was it easy? (no)He succeeded. Did he succeed? (yes)
  13. 13. And that’s all there is to it!
  14. 14. What’s wrong with this?He didnt know if he was coming or going• Was he coming?• Was he going?• Did he know?
  15. 15. What’s wrong with this?He didnt know if he was coming or going• He was confused. Was he confused?
  16. 16. Helpful Hint 1Make sure that you are checking the MEANING
  17. 17. What’s wrong with this?A wardrobe.• Is it made of wood?• Is there one in your house?
  18. 18. What’s wrong with this?A wardrobe.• Do you put food or clothes in a wardrobe? (clothes)• Which room is it in? (bedroom)• Show a picture – Is this a wardrobe? (yes)
  19. 19. Helpful Hint 2Make sure that you are specific about the meaning.
  20. 20. What’s wrong with this?He wandered about the town.• Did he wander about?
  21. 21. What’s wrong with this?He wandered about the town. – Did he walk? (yes) – Did he walk fast? (no) – Did he have somewhere special to go? (no)
  22. 22. Helpful Hint 3Don’t use the target language . in the question
  23. 23. What’s wrong with this?The conductor checked the tickets.Did he verify or ascertain that they were inorder?
  24. 24. What’s wrong with this?The conductor checked the tickets.Did he look at the tickets? (yes)Did he want to know if the ticket was OK? (yes)
  25. 25. Helpful Hint 4Grade the vocabularythat you use below the target language
  26. 26. What’s wrong with this?The LED indicator will turn off. – What will turn off?
  27. 27. What’s wrong with this?The LED indicator will turn off. – Show a picture – Is this an LED indicator? (yes) – Is it a light? (yes) – Is it big or small? (small)
  28. 28. Helpful Hint 5Make sure that your questions target the right language
  29. 29. Now you try……‘Snow’• What does this word mean?• Now change those statements into questions.
  30. 30. Possible CCQsShow a picture Is this snow? (yes)
  31. 31. Possible CCQsOr negative checking Is this snow? (no)
  32. 32. Possible CCQsYes/ No questions• Is it cold? (yes)• Does it fall from the sky? (yes)
  33. 33. Possible CCQsShort answer questions• What colour is it? (white)• What time of year does it usually come? (winter)• What sport can you do in it? (skiing)
  34. 34. Possible answersEither/or questionsIs it hot or cold? (cold)Does it come in the winter or summer, usually?(winter)
  35. 35. Possible CCQsPersonalised questionsDo you get snow in your country?
  36. 36. Now try doing some on your own. Choose a word Identify its meaning Think of two or three CCQs Good luck!

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