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Learning New Words


I have used this with high school and university students in Asia to give them

I have used this with high school and university students in Asia to give them

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  • 1. Learning New Words English Language & Culture 1
  • 2. For each word• Write:  Word and definition in English • Mandarin definition okay  What kind of word? • Is is a noun, verb, adjective, adverb?  Sentences with the word  Other words that are related (similar) • It’s opposite, other tenses for verbs, other forms • Words that go with it • Think about, Think of
  • 3. An example: practical
  • 4. New word: Practical• Definition 1. involving real situations rather than theories or ideas alone 2. Making sensible choices and decisions• Kind of word: an adjective• Sentences:  Practical experience, like learning to give a speech, can be as valuable as academic qualifications.  This is a serious problem that needs a practical person to solve it.• Opposite - impractical
  • 5. Word “Families”• It’s good to learn words that come from the same root (source) Practical, impractical, practicality Happy, happiness, unhappy, happily
  • 6. Our Quizzes• My quizzes might be different from quizzes you have taken before.• I will choose 3 or 4 words and have you write a sentence for each word.• Do not just try to memorize a sentence. I will randomly make a rule for the sentences. You must follow that rule to get points.
  • 7. Quiz Example• Apple• Short• Lucky• Fuzzy Begin each sentence with the word “Today”• You get points for showing that you understand the word and write well.• Lose points for not understanding the word and grammar errors.
  • 8. Bad sentences• I like apples.• It is fuzzy.
  • 9. Good Sentences• Because they are delicious and sweet, apples are my favorite fruits.• Today I saw a fuzzy baby bear at the zoo.