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Dictionary Skills Noun


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Powerpoint done by a colleague in the English faculty. It shows how to understand the entries in a dictionary. Suitable for year 7 or as revision at the beginning of the year.

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Dictionary Skills Noun

  1. 1. Dictionary Skills
  2. 2. <ul><li>When you want to find out a French word, you can: </li></ul><ul><li>Ask your teacher </li></ul><ul><li>Ask your friend </li></ul><ul><li>Or </li></ul><ul><li>Look in a dictionary </li></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>To use an English/French dictionary, you </li></ul><ul><li>need to know what all of the words and </li></ul><ul><li>letters mean. </li></ul><ul><li>On the next slide is an entry from an </li></ul><ul><li>English/French dictionary. </li></ul><ul><li>Do you know what each word or letter </li></ul><ul><li>represents? </li></ul>
  4. 4. Cat [ kæt ] n chat m Word in English English word using the phonetic alphabet Type of word it is: n = noun Word in French Gender of the word. m = masculine
  5. 5. Cat [kæt] n chat m The English word is in blue The French word is in black The English phonetic spelling is in italics and square brackets The n for noun is in italics The m for masculine is in italics
  6. 6. Now try to label this one: <ul><li>apricot [ ɛɪprɪktɔ ] n abricot m </li></ul>
  7. 7. Look up these English words and fill in the grid: pollute listen lip ham bus cackle cage beautiful apple Gender of French word (for nouns) French word Type of word. n = noun vb/vi/vt = verb adj = adjective Phonetic Spelling of English Word English Word