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Figures taken from the Cambridge English Corpus, 2011 Top 100 words Top 100 - 200 Neither words and (3) see (106) case (727) is (7) write (120) afraid (927) would (63) public (166) drink (1472) people (80) govern (173) expensive (1570) down (93) however (181) ear (3845)Relationship between words – collocations , chunks
Afraid He feels afraid He is afraid of spiders Spiders make him feel afraid Spiders are terrifying The spider terrified him He is scared to death of spidersSo let’s make our very own small corpus for one of the words earlier - write
Write…. 1, 2, 3, 4,cambridge english corpus - case
Knowing a word includes…• understanding its core meaning (dictionary definition)• spelling and pronunciation• grammar and construction• being aware of common phrases associated with it• recognising collocations• Noticing formulaic language / chunks• register – formal, informal or specialist• getting to know its word family• grasping prefixes and suffixes