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3 PART 1 What do you already know?

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5 Think of 3 new words you learned recently.

6 How did you learn them?

7 Think of 3 new words you learned recently. How did you learn them? Why do you remember them?

8 How do you normally learn new vocabulary? vocabulary?

9 I must remember all these new words!

10 Do you memorize long lists of words? accessibility courrier customization departure dispatch emphasis encryption enthusiasm evolution familiarize function goodwill idolize interface meager netizen phenomenon reconcile simultaneous suspicious topped transmission user-friendly empower environment etiquette exuberant eye contact flexibility fluency focus on GDP head office hierarchy implement initiative merger minefield offensive pitfall qualifications reserved responsibilities sensitive small talk specification conventions cross-cultural custom debugging delegate documentation empower environment etiquette exuberant eye contact flexibility fluency focus on GDP head office hierarchy implement initiative merger minefield offensive pitfall

11 Do you learn individual words, or words in groups? Apple Bicycle Tree Stoplight Get along with Along the way Up the street At a moments notice

12 What do you do when you meet an unknown word?

13 TEST YOURSELF How BIG is your English vocabulary?

14 PART 2 How many words do I need to learn?

15 How many words are there in English? At least: a)10,000 b)100,000 c)250,000 d)500,000

16 How many words are there in English? At least: d) 500,000

17 How many words does the average native English speaker use in his/her everyday speech? 2,500 5,000 7,500 10,000

18 How many words does the average native English speaker use in his/her everyday speech? b) 5,000

19 How many words make up 45% of everything written in English? a)50 b)250 c)1,000 d)2,500

20 How many words make up 45% of everything written in English? a)50

21 What is the longest word in the English language?

22 Pneumonoultramicroscopicsilico volcanoconiosis

23 The longest word ever to appear in an English language dictionary (45 letters) Meaning: lung disease caused by the inhalation of very fine silica dust, causing inflammation in the lungs

24 How MANY words you learn depends on WHAT KIND OF vocabulary you need: General Academic Medical / scientific Business Technicaletc………..

25 PART 3 How do I learn new vocabulary?

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27 1. Use knowledge you already have

28 biodiversity What do you think this word means?

29 Look at the parts of the word: bio(life) diverse(different)

30 biodiversity

31 biodiversity shēng wù duō yàng xìng

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33 write a definition In your own words, write a definition in English for biodiversity.

34 biodiversity The variety of life on Earth, or its biological diversity, is commonly referred to as biodiversity.

35 2. Guess or predict the meaning from its context (how it is used)

36 Look at the page Some Useful Words. Guess the meaning of the first 4 words from the sentences in which they are used.

37 Loquacious (Adjective) Extremely talkative Plethora (Noun) Overabundance

38 Diminution (Noun) Reduction Evocative (Verb) Suggestive

39 3. Use a dictionary

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41 PART 4 Rules for learning new vocabulary new vocabulary

42 When you learn a new word, you learn its: Meaning (in Chinese & English) Spelling biodiversity Pronunciation ba ɪ o ʊ d ɪ v ɜ r s ɪ ti, Syllable Stress bi-o-di-VER-si-ty Part of speech noun

43 You also learn: How it is used: The biodiversity of our planet is a great concern for many people. How it changes: Biodiversity (noun) Biodiverse (adjective) Biologically diverse (adjective + noun)

44 Learn word families, or words that go together PARTS OF THE BODY Arm Leg Head Face Foot Skin Liver Stomach Intestines Lungs Heart Kidneys

45 Make a diagram or graphic organizer

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47 BIODIVERSITY

48 Dont learn new words in isolation, but in phrases or combinations Real the real thing = authentic get real (idiom) = be serious

49 Know how a word changes: Real Really Realistic Realistically Reality Realism Unreal Surreal

50 Word combinations: Adjective + Noun special treatment Verb + Noun to express an opinion Noun phrases chemistry set Word + Preposition at a high level

51 Concentrate on high frequency words HIGH: Punish Commit Frequent Structure LOW: Regurgitate Onomatopoeia Plebiscite Subcutaneous

52 Dont look up every word : When youre reading something in English, learn to scan the text and circle the words that you thing are most important for understanding. Looking up the meaning of every word you dont know will drive you crazy!

53 Make a plan How many words can you learn in one day? How many new words do you want to learn this week?

54 PART 5 How do I remember what Ive learned?

55 write the words in a notebook (with their translations or definitions) write the words and definitions on small cards say each new word in a sentence several times each day. ask someone to test you

56 Word Games Synonyms Antonyms More Vocabulary Tools Every tool does a slightly different job. Pick the right tool for the job Pictures

57 AN IMPORTANT TOOL: Learn word ROOTS, PREFIXES, and SUFFIXES. Many of these come from LATIN.

58 TELL A PARTNER 5 NEW WORDS YOU LEARNED TODAY

59 EXAM! I will give you some new words. Use your vocabulary tools to decide what it means.

60 graphology tenacious prescribe

61 graph + ology writing – study of ten + acious hold on – never give up pre +scribe before – write to recommend (medicine)

62 Circumambulate To walk in a circle circle – circusambulatory circumferenceambulance

63 Your score….

64 websites /vocabulary.htmhttp://grammar.ccc.commnet.edu/grammar /vocabulary.htm

65 GO LEARN SOME NEW WORDS! Now…


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