Vocabulary

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This power point is intended to help students make their own lexicons by paying attention to the language around them. It was inspired by Michael McCarthy and Felicity o'Dell's English Vocabulary in Use, CUP.

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Vocabulary

  1. 1. Learning Vocabulary Easy or Difficult?
  2. 2. Knowing a word What does it mean?
  3. 3. Coming across new words <ul><li>When talking, you often find something you can't say, what do you do? </li></ul><ul><li>When reading... </li></ul><ul><li>When listening... </li></ul><ul><li>When writing... </li></ul><ul><li>Strategies used </li></ul><ul><li>Discuss in groups </li></ul>
  4. 4. Plan your learning <ul><li>How many … </li></ul><ul><li>Where and when... </li></ul><ul><li>How often are you going to revise... </li></ul><ul><li>How to keep a vocabulary notebook </li></ul><ul><li>Discuss in groups </li></ul>
  5. 5. Memory (1) <ul><li>Associations </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Work </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Names of jobs and professions </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Responsibilities </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Collocations </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>To get/ find a job </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>What do you do for a living? </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>I've been offered a job in... </li></ul></ul></ul>
  6. 6. Memory (2) <ul><li>Expressions </li></ul><ul><ul><li>To work shift-work, to beon flexi-time, to work nine to five, to get the sack, to be fired, to be dismissed, to be made redundant, to be laid off, to give up work, to take maternity/ paternity leave, to take early retirnement, to be a workaholic, to be promoted, to apply for a job, to fill in forms, etc. </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. Memory (3) <ul><li>Definitions: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>A worker whose job requires no special training. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The person who represents the workers' interests in disputes with the management in a factory or company </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. Relate <ul><li>Lose a job because of cutbacks </li></ul><ul><li>Live on a pension </li></ul><ul><li>One week nights; the following, mornings </li></ul><ul><li>Be obsessed with work </li></ul><ul><li>Get a better position in a company </li></ul><ul><li>Be promoted </li></ul><ul><li>Workaholic </li></ul><ul><li>Work shifts </li></ul><ul><li>Get the sack </li></ul><ul><li>Early retirement </li></ul>
  9. 9. Who do they belong to? <ul><li>Sewing machine </li></ul><ul><li>Forceps </li></ul><ul><li>Filing cabinet </li></ul><ul><li>Plough </li></ul><ul><li>Microphone </li></ul><ul><li>Board </li></ul><ul><li>Wire </li></ul><ul><li>Set square </li></ul><ul><li>Doctor </li></ul><ul><li>Farmer </li></ul><ul><li>Teacher </li></ul><ul><li>Architect </li></ul><ul><li>Electrician </li></ul><ul><li>Secretary </li></ul><ul><li>TV Presenter </li></ul><ul><li>Tailor </li></ul>

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