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Vocabulary development

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Vocabulary development

  1. 1. Vocabulary Development <br />SaimaAfzal.<br />afzal.saima@yahoo.com<br />
  2. 2. Learning the vocabulary of English<br />There is a very clear relationship between vocabulary size and professional success. <br />How many English words do you know? <br />
  3. 3. Word Formation<br />Prefix = changes the meaning of a word <br />e.g. im- changes the meaning to the opposite: immeasurable Suffix= changes its parts of speech e.g. –able changes the verb into adjectives (breakable, enjoyable) <br />
  4. 4. Activity 1<br />
  5. 5. Activity 1<br />
  6. 6. Activity 2<br />
  7. 7. Guessing meaning form the context :<br />Look up the word in the dictionary<br /> Using what you know of word stems and word formations, make an intelligent guess. <br />It was incomprehensible for Ms Sadia why her husband could never foresee the consequences of his extravagant talk. <br />
  8. 8. Analyze the words <br />It was incomprehensible for Ms Sadia why her husband could never foresee the consequences of his extravagant talk.<br /> understand <br /> not <br /> together <br /> before<br /> more than necessary <br />follow <br />
  9. 9. Guessing the meaning<br />We had whoosis. <br />A tropical fish<br /> An egg beater<br /> A leather suitcase possible<br />
  10. 10. Guessing the meaning<br />We had a whoosis, but the handle broke<br /> A tropical fish----<br />An egg beater ------ possible<br />A leather suitcase ----possible<br />
  11. 11. Guessing the meaning<br />We had a whoosis, but the handle broke ,and so we had to beat the eggs with a fork. <br />Tropical fish <br />Leather suitcase <br />An egg beater <br />
  12. 12. Guessing the meaning<br /> He was a prestidigitator. <br />Singer <br />Lawyer<br /> magician <br />
  13. 13. Guessing the meaning<br />He was a prestidigitator who entertained the children .<br /> A singer<br /> A lawyer ---------improbable<br />A magician<br />
  14. 14. Guessing the meaning<br />He was a prestidigitator who entertained the children by pulling rabbits out of his hat swallowing fire, and other small tricks. <br />A singer <br />A lawyer <br />A magician <br />

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