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Skills circuits are a fun way to review language.

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In the first part of this article the writer explored the use of delexicalised verbs and the problems they create for our learners. He now goes on to outline some ways in which we can help our learners with this tricky area and help them to make their English sound more natural.

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I don't think there is ever a class where a student has not queried a new word. Words pop up all of the time and it seems that the more words students notice inside or outside the classroom, the more likely they are to see their own level of English progress.

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Vocabulary is crucial for getting meaning from a written or oral text. Without knowledge of key vocabulary in a text, a learner may have serious trouble understanding the message.

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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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Remembering vocabulary

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Presenting vocabulary

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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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Lexical notebooks - vocabulary article
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Lexical notebooks

I don't think there is ever a class where a student has not queried a new word. Words pop up all of the time and it seems that the more words students notice inside or outside the classroom, the more likely they are to see their own level of English progress.

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Lexical notebooks or vocabulary cards?

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Multi-word verbs are complex and present problems for learners both in terms of their grammatical form and their lexical meaning.

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Multi-word verbs: Methods and approaches

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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.

4.03846

Presenting vocabulary

This article looks at what needs to be taught when teaching vocabulary and ways to present and teach vocabulary.

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Remembering vocabulary

This article presents ideas on how to help your students remember vocabulary.

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Revising lexis: quality or quantity?

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Delexicalised verbs - vocabulary article
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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.

3.9

Working with vocabulary

Vocabulary is crucial for getting meaning from a written or oral text. Without knowledge of key vocabulary in a text, a learner may have serious trouble understanding the message.

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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'.

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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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Presenting vocabulary

This article looks at what needs to be taught when teaching vocabulary and ways to present and teach vocabulary.

Collocation with advanced levels 2- classroom activities - vocabulary article
4.09375

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.

Collocation with advanced levels 1 - not entirely...proper/appropriate/good? - vocabulary article
4.14706

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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