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      Articles on vocabulary

      Discover a broad range of ideas on teaching vocabulary and different vocabulary types in our articles below.

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      Lexical notebooks or vocabulary cards?

      Few would doubt that students should leave a lesson with some kind of transcript of it: be it a notebook or, if technology allows, pages from an Interactive WhiteBoard (IWB) emailed to your students – in order to be able to go over the material covered in class.

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      Vocabulary and autonomy

      This article looks at ways to improve your students' abilities to both explore, store and use vocabulary.

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      Revising lexis: quality or quantity?

      This article discusses how much attention language teachers should pay to vocabulary acquisition research, particularly with regard to repeated encounters with lexical items.

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      Grammar vs lexis or grammar through lexis?

      In this article, informed by the Lexical Approach, I reflect on grammar instruction in the classroom, including my own teaching, and make suggestions on how it can be 'lexicalised'. I consider the problems with 'traditional' grammar teaching before arguing that what we actually need is more grammar input as well as showing how lexis can provide necessary 'crutches' for the learner.

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      Lexical exploitation of texts

      Reading and listening texts are often used in the ELT classroom to practise receptive skills and / or as the introduction to a topic or language point.

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      Context developing activities

      It is widely recognized that second language (L2) mental lexicon must be independent of its first language (L1) counterpart, if learners are to use the target language effectively and fluently.

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      Seven steps to vocabulary learning

      Have you ever considered why a learner (even an advanced one) can hear a difficult English word or phrase literally thousands of times and still not use that word in the way that a native speaker does?

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      Multi-word verbs: Methods and approaches

      In the first of these two articles, Multi-word verbs: Learner problems, I looked at some of the problems that multi-word verbs cause students.

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      The noun phrase

      For too long now the verb phrase has been the dominant focus of attention in course books, syllabuses, and teacher training programmes.

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      New words in English

      New words enter the English language all the time - the exact number is uncertain but there are thousands appearing every year.

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      Lexical exploitation of texts

      Reading and listening texts are often used in the ELT classroom to practise receptive skills and / or as the introduction to a topic or language point.

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      Context developing activities

      It is widely recognized that second language (L2) mental lexicon must be independent of its first language (L1) counterpart, if learners are to use the target language effectively and fluently.

      3.688405

      Seven steps to vocabulary learning

      Have you ever considered why a learner (even an advanced one) can hear a difficult English word or phrase literally thousands of times and still not use that word in the way that a native speaker does?

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      Collocation with advanced levels 1 - not entirely...proper/appropriate/good?

      This article gives an overview of the topic of collocation in English language teaching and shows how this is a key area of study for advanced level students.

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      Collocation with advanced levels 2- classroom activities

      This article gives an extensive list of classroom activities that focus attention on collocation. This is the second of two articles on the topic.

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      Context developing activities

      It is widely recognized that second language (L2) mental lexicon must be independent of its first language (L1) counterpart, if learners are to use the target language effectively and fluently.

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      Delexicalised verbs

      In the first part of this two part article Shaun Dowling looks at delexicalised verbs, and the problems they cause for our students.

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      Delexicalised verbs 2

      In the first part of this article the writer explored the use of delexicalised verbs and the problems they create for our learners.

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      Khuraman Safarova's picture

      Khuraman Safarova
      Azerbaijan

      I like this teaching. It is very hepful and interesting


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      portatilesbaratos.eu
      Spain

      I love english and i love teaching my students. This article it will help me a lot.

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      Khuraman Safarova's picture

      Khuraman Safarova
      Azerbaijan

      This is very useful article.Children understand it easiely.


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