Understanding vocabulary from context

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Understanding vocabulary from context

  1. 1. Understanding vocabulary from context WHICH WORD WORKS BEST?
  2. 2. Try these: Nutritious foods, such as fruits and vegetables, help our bodies grow. The word nutritious in this sentence means  yucky  boring  healthy
  3. 3. Try these: Nutritious foods, such as fruits and vegetables, help our bodies grow. The word nutritious in this sentence means  yucky  boring  healthy
  4. 4. Context and meaning You may have an issue, such as fear of snakes, which keeps you from playing outside. The word issue in this sentence means  fear  babysitter  problem  permission
  5. 5. Context and meaning You may have an issue, such as fear of snakes, which keeps you from playing outside. The word issue in this sentence means  fear  babysitter  problem  permission
  6. 6. Context and Meaning Fish, whales, and dolphins are aquatic animals. The word aquatic in this sentence means  land  water  desert
  7. 7. Context and Meaning Fish, whales, and dolphins are aquatic animals. The word aquatic in this sentence means  land  water  desert
  8. 8. Context and Meaning Candles, flashlights, and lamps illuminate the room. The word illuminate in this sentence means  lower  help to understand  light up  darken
  9. 9. Context and Meaning Candles, flashlights, and lamps illuminate the room. The word illuminate in this sentence means  lower  help to understand  light up  darken
  10. 10. Context and Meaning Vicissitudes, such as circumstances, developments, or journeys in life, can change a person forever. The word vicissitudes in this sentence means  families  life experiences
  11. 11. Context and Meaning Vicissitudes, such as circumstances, developments, or journeys in life, can change a person forever. The word vicissitudes in this sentence means  families  life experiences
  12. 12. Context and Meaning Thespians, such as Tom Cruise, Vin Diesel, and Angelina Jolie, star in movies and television shows. The word thespians in this sentence means  fans  audience members  actor or performer
  13. 13. Context and Meaning Thespians, such as Tom Cruise, Vin Diesel, and Angelina Jolie, star in movies and television shows. The word thespians in this sentence means  fans  audience members  actor or performer
  14. 14. Context and Meaning In the fall, the bright foliage is a delight to see. Red, orange, and yellow leaves and plants paint the world for our enjoyment. The word foliage in this sentence means  rocks  leaves  houses  dirt
  15. 15. Context and Meaning In the fall, the bright foliage is a delight to see. Red, orange, and yellow leaves and plants paint the world for our enjoyment. The word foliage in this sentence means  rocks  leaves  houses  dirt
  16. 16. Context and Meaning Sunlight can't shine through opaque objects like brick walls and wooden doors. The word opaque in this sentence means  thin  clear  transparent  thick
  17. 17. Context and Meaning Sunlight can't shine through opaque objects like brick walls and wooden doors. The word opaque in this sentence means  thin  clear  transparent  thick
  18. 18. Context and Meaning The lawyer had tangible evidence, such as a hammer, a car, and keys, to show that the man stole the car. The word tangible in this sentence means  false  real or visible  pretend  imaginary
  19. 19. Context and Meaning The lawyer had tangible evidence, such as a hammer, a car, and keys, to show that the man stole the car. The word tangible in this sentence means  false  real or visible  pretend  imaginary
  20. 20. Context and Meaning The voters were so upset about the outcome of the election that a skirmish broke out and the police had to break it up. The word skirmish in this sentence means  hurricane  sunshine  creature  fight
  21. 21. Context and Meaning The voters were so upset about the outcome of the election that a skirmish broke out and the police had to break it up. The word skirmish in this sentence means  hurricane  sunshine  creature  fight

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