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Expanding vocabulary with lextutor

  1. 1. Expanding Generaland Academic Vocabulary with LEXTUTOR Professor Juan Molina F. (M.A.) 2009 Source: Cobb J. (2009) http://www.lextutor.ca Free online tools
  2. 2. Expanding Generaland Academic Vocabulary with LEXTUTOR Professor Juan Molina F. (M.A.) 2009 Source: Cobb J. (2009) http://www.lextutor.ca Free online tools
  3. 3. Key aspects in Linguistics How were Dictionaries organized? The use of computers and data base. Corpus (corpora) Two principles of organization: Relationship between words (Word lists, families, Concordance, collocation) Frequency of word families The grammar of Written and Spoken English The most frequent word in Sp English and in Written English Professor Juan Molina F. (M.A.)3 2008
  4. 4. Lexical Tutor > Tutorial Guide You can use this site to expand your English vocabulary systematically (and your French vocabulary too). The site has a set of diagnostic vocabulary tests, and a corresponding set of vocabulary lists linked to concordance, dictionary, and quizzes to help you explore the nuances of form, meaning, and collocation of the words on these lists. Heres one way to proceed: Test yourself to determine your areas of vocabulary weakness. Go to the Learn from Lists pages and find the level which you are weak in (note that only 1000, 2000, and University Word lists are available, not 3000, 5000, or 10,000). Work your way through the list with the aid of the dictionary and concordance. Develop an approach that suits you--make notes, cut and paste examples and definitions to the Group Lex Database provided, or one on your own computer. Also, a set of progress tests is linked to the the 2000 and UWL lists at roughly 250-word intervals. Professor Juan Molina F. (M.A.)4 2008 Source: Harmer, J. (2001) The practice of English Language Teaching. Longman.
  5. 5. Lexical Tutor > Tutorial Guide If you do not like learning from lists, or want to learn more about new words by meeting them in other contexts, then you can paste complete authentic texts into VP Cloze, which will make you exercises for words from the frequency band you are working on. Or, if you want to work outside the frequency framework altogether, but not entirely independently, then you can read a novel (Jack Londons Call of the Wild or de Maupassants Boule de Suif) with full click-on lexical support. - or make your own resource-supported texts at Hypertext Builder The 1000, 2000, and University Word Lists contain words you need to know - read the research page to learn why. Professor Juan Molina F. (M.A.)5 2008 Source: Harmer, J. (2001) The practice of English Language Teaching. Longman.
  6. 6. Using concordancer to teach collocation Professor Juan Molina F. (M.A.)6 2008
  7. 7. Using concordancer to teach collocation Professor Juan Molina F. (M.A.)7 2008
  8. 8. Using a familizer Professor Juan Molina F. (M.A.)8 2008
  9. 9. Using a familizer be am are aren ain been is isn re s was wasn were weren being beings bein twas tis child children childish childhood childless childlike classic classical classics classically classicism classicist classicists come came comes coming comings comer comers compose composing composes composer composers composed composite composition compositions compositional deep deepen deepens deepened deeper deepest deeply depth depths deepening down downs downed downing downings downward downwards emotion emotional emotionally unemotionally unemotional emotions Professor Juan Molina F. (M.A.)9 2008
  10. 10. Using a familiarazer the this these those that tire tiring tires tired tiredly tiredness tireless tirelessness tirelessly to transport transportation transported transporter transporters transporting transports variety varieties very when whenever write writer writers writes writing writings written unwritten wrote rewrite rewrote rewritten rewrites rewriting rewrit Total families: 63 [Extract just list as ~.txt ] [Back to Top] 2 words failed to be familized (since not on BNC 20k list) extasis livingroom Professor Juan Molina F. (M.A.)10 2008
  11. 11. Training Frequency intuition Professor Juan Molina F. (M.A.)11 2008
  12. 12. Training Frequency intuition: RESULTS! Professor Juan Molina F. (M.A.)12 2008
  13. 13. A LEXICAL DIAGNOSTIC TEST: Yes - No Professor Juan Molina F. (M.A.)13 2008
  14. 14. A LEXICAL TEST: Association Professor Juan Molina F. (M.A.)14 2008
  15. 15. Affix Levels x Frequency Search Professor Juan Molina F. (M.A.)15 2008
  16. 16. Affix Levels x Frequency Search Professor Juan Molina F. (M.A.)16 2008
  17. 17. Teach Morphology Professor Juan Molina F. (M.A.)17 2008
  18. 18. Teach Morphology 2 Professor Juan Molina F. (M.A.)18 2008
  19. 19. Further Reading LEXTUTOR http://www.lextutor.ca/ LESSON PLANS IN PDF http://www.usingenglish.com/lesson-plans.html Professor Juan Molina F. (M.A.)19 2008

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