VocabularyLearning TipsApril 26, 2013Tonny KuoDept. of English InstructionNational Hsinchu University of Educationbear4125910@gmail.com
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Content• Importance of vocabulary• Kinds of vocabulary• 5 steps of meeting new vocabulary• Ways of learning• 5 steps of learning vocabulary• 8 Tips for Learning words• Reference
Importance ofvocabulary• Appear in every languageskills: listening, speaking,reading and writing.• Support goodcommunication.• Help to deﬁne and translatethe meaning.
Kinds ofVocabulary• Passives vocabulary v.s. active vocabulary• Part of Speech: Noun, Pronoun,Adjective,Verb,Adverb...• Listening vocabulary: hear words and mimicthemSpeaking vocabulary: associating them withobjects and actionsReading and writing attainedPassives vocabulary containsall the words that weunderstand when we read orlisten, but which we do notuse or can not remember inour own writing or speaking.Active vocabulary containsall the words we understandand use.
5 steps of meetingnew vocabulary1. Never encountered the word.2. Heard the word, but cannot deﬁne it.3. Recognize the word due to context or tone ofvoice.4. Able to use the word but cannot clearlyexplain it.5. Fluent with the word – its use and deﬁnition.
Ways of learning•Memorizing•Association•Repetition•WritingThough this is frequentlythe case, it is not alwaystrue. When faced with afalse cognate,memorization andrepetition are the keys tomastery. If a secondlanguage learner relies
5 steps of learningvocabulary1. Encountering new words2. Getting a clear image of the form of thevocabulary item (visual or auditory or both)3. Getting the word meaning4. Consolidation of form and meaning inmemory5. Using the words
8 TipsforLearningwords1. Decide the word is worthlearning now.2. Record information aboutnew words you decide to learn.3. Learn words from the samefamily.4. Learn words that go with thekey word you are learning.5. Create a word web.6. Memorize common preﬁxes,roots, and sufﬁxes.7. Make vocabulary ﬂash cards.
1. Decide the word isworth learning now.• Anna McMullen is a campaigner for LabourBehind the Label which calls itself a group "thatsupports garment workers efforts worldwideto improve their working conditions." Sheworks with global partners on campaignsaround poverty wages in the fashion industry,and has co-authored research reports on laborrights.• Task: Mark the words that you should learn.
2. Record informationabout new words youdecide to learn.New word healthyTranslation 健康Part of speech adjectiveSentence wherefoundOliver is well-known for sharing hissecrets of cooking healthy food.My own sentence I exercise to stay ﬁt and healthy.
3. Learn words fromthe same family.happiness n.happy adj.happily adv.
4. Learn words that gowith the key word youare learning.