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to forget words you thought you'd learned?

Basic questions to ask yourself …. Do you want …. to waste your time?. a below-average vocabulary?. to find it difficult to read in comfort?. to forget words you thought you'd learned?. to fail in English exam s ?. to fail an interview because of poor English?. There's more!!.

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to forget words you thought you'd learned?

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  1. Basic questions to ask yourself ….. Do you want ….. to waste your time? a below-average vocabulary? to find it difficult to read in comfort? to forget words you thought you'd learned? to fail in English exams? to fail an interview because of poor English? Thursday, 06 January 2011

  2. There's more!! Do you want ….. to learn efficiently? an above-average vocabulary? to stop worrying about exams? to become a successful international business negotiator? If so, here's what you have to do ………. Thursday, 06 January 2011

  3. What you have to do … Thursday, 06 January 2011

  4. PRONUNCIATION • ask teacher to repeat it • repeat it yourself, loudly or silently • exaggerate the stress • use it in a phrase • write it down with the stress pattern What you have to do …. Recording the stress pattern, e.g; for the word "container": Container: o O o - conTAIner - container - container - container- container Or indeed: conTAIner(o O o) o O o o Do the same with: "photographer": Thursday, 06 January 2011

  5. COPYING TO COMPUTER What you have to do …. • GET A GOOD DICTIONARY!! • set up an organised system • use Excel or a database • don't write just the word itself: add synonyms, words in the same group • use your system regularly Thursday, 06 January 2011

  6. an example of recording vocabulary Thursday, 06 January 2011

  7. Understanding the origin of words: Most words have a history. Knowing a word's history helps make it easier to remember. Here are some examples: Thursday, 06 January 2011

  8. Graphical aids to learning to abduct a child an abduction to produce production to abduct to conduct to induct to educate to deduce to introduce to produce to reduce to seduce to deduce make a deduction to seduce a seduction seductive to conduct electricity an electrical conductor to conduct onself good conduct to educate education educative duct lat ducere = to lead to induct = teach (to introduce or lead someone to) to introduce an introduction an introductory offer now do the same for the latin word: "tractare" an air duct as in a ventilation system to reduce to make a reduction a viaduct, e.g. a road over a valley an aqueduct (which leads water somewhere) Thursday, 06 January 2011

  9. Ordering, Sequencing, Hierarching Here's another example ….. platinumaluminiumbronzesapphirelimestoneleadgold emeraldraresilvermarblemasonrypreciousruby common iron metals stones alloys brassdiamondslate You’re told to learn these words. How do you go about it? Thursday, 06 January 2011

  10. Sort your words first!!!! - Ordering, Sequencing, Hierarching …. MINERALS Metals Stones Precious Rare Alloys Masonry Common gold platinum silver aluminium copper iron lead brass bronze steel diamond emerald ruby sapphire granite limestone marble slate Thursday, 06 January 2011

  11. The Origin of words - learn the ROOTS!! Copy and enhance this table ……… then make a table of SUFFIXES. Thursday, 06 January 2011

  12. Practising and Learning your words …. Make up some practice cards to test yourself or to work with a partner, for example: Side A symbiosis o o O o Side B the intimate living together of two species for mutual benefit Thursday, 06 January 2011

  13. Practising and Learning your words …. Use the two column method, for example to practise words in the "tractare" family: to take back or withdraw a statement to retract a statement to grow smaller to contract a person critical of someone else a detractor to remove or take out something to extract to take one number away from another to subtract person or company engaged to do a job contractor Thursday, 06 January 2011

  14. General practice reinforces vocabulary learning! • You MUST read English regularly: • magazines: "Time", "Business Week", "The Economist", "Asia Review" etc • biographies • novels, including crime stories • BBC • International Herald Tribune • CNN • SKY NEWS • TIME Magazine • You MUST check news websites every day: • You MUST try to listen to BBC Radio 4 regularly on LW 198. • You MUST watch TV regularly: news and other programmes, but also videos that can be borrowed …… Thursday, 06 January 2011

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