Tagged: vocabulary

How to teach vocabulary 1

How to Teach Vocabulary – From Theory to Practice

How to Teach Vocabulary This article is about how to teach vocabulary. It consists of two main parts: a theoretical background about vocabulary learning and the pedagogical implications for teaching vocabulary. The ideas presented...

Use of like in questions 2

Like in Questions – Lesson plan

Like in Questions (Lesson Plan) Using like in questions in English may be confusing for beginners and pre-intermediate students. Firstly, like has two grammatical functions; it may be used as a verb or as...

British Council 0

Teaching vocabulary: Lexical exploitation of texts

Teaching vocabulary: Lexical exploitation of texts This is a link to an article about the merits of lexical exploitation of texts. The article deals with the following points: Why draw attention to lexical chunks?...

Alphabet 0

Vocabulary Review as a Time Filler

Vocabulary Review as a Time Filler When you have a list of vocabulary items you want to review, this activity is perfect as a time filler. All you need is to prepare cards with...

Vocabulary categories activity 0

Vocabulary categories activity

Vocabulary categories The Goal of the activity is to help students organize the vocabulary items they have learned and see the relationship between them. It also tries to transfer newly acquired vocabulary from short-term...

Reading 2

Guessing meaning from context

Confronted with texts, language learners may be stuck by shortage of vocabulary inventory and thus be unable to understand what texts are about. The first thing that a learner does to understand a difficult...

A vocabulary activity: engaging students with words 0

A vocabulary activity: engaging students with words

Reading comprehension and vocabulary teaching The following vocabulary lesson plan can be done in combination with a reading comprehension activity. The activity tries to engage students cognitively with unfamiliar words they will encounter in...

Which is more important to teach, grammar or vocabulary? 10

Which is more important to teach, grammar or vocabulary?

Traditionally, grammar is taught first; it has primacy over vocabulary. Vocabulary items were just vehicles to explain grammatical structures. In other words this kind of teaching gives primacy to form and uses lexical items...