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Using origami for vocabulary practice

Using origami for vocabulary practice

There are lots of ways to practise vocabulary: exercises, games, applications, craft activities, etc. However, have you ever thought of using origami as a tool to teach English? Below I’ll share some ideas on this topic. What is origami?  This word comes from the Japanese language, where “ori” means “folding”, and “kami” meaning “paper”. Origami...

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7 ways to revise vocabulary

7 ways to revise vocabulary

There have been quite many researches done on vocabulary teaching in recent years. Lots of ELT experts have presented different ways and techniques for presenting vocabulary items. But do we face problems only in introducing and teaching new words and collocations? I would definitely say no. Vocabulary acquisition requires not just introducing the news words...

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Learning Vocabulary in Lexical Sets by Paul Nation

Learning Vocabulary in Lexical Sets by Paul Nation

It is common practice in many current second language coursebooks to introduce words in semantic groups. For example, learners are asked to learn 20 new words on the topic “food”. These semantic groups are also called lexical sets. A lexical set is defined as a specific group of items, sharing certain formal or semantic features....

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Online resources for vocabulary work

Online resources for vocabulary work

English is full of complicated words, collocations, phrasal verbs, and idioms. Their learning requires time, patience and hard work.  But how to make the procedure entertaining, motivating and full of fun? There are numerous online resources that offer us different ways and opportunities to learn and practice English vocabulary. Here we introduce these resources including...

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How to elicit vocabulary with kids

How to elicit vocabulary with kids

In order to make the learning process as effective as possible, teachers use various methods and techniques. Eliciting includes several techniques that allow teachers to create a learners-centred environment and make them provide information instead of just giving it to them. Eliciting makes vocabulary more memorable and helps to build up new knowledge on the...

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Vocabulary Recycling Games

Vocabulary Recycling Games

Learning new words and phrases is essential when studying a foreign language. It is thanks to upgrading our word-stock that we become a more competent speaker of the target language. As teachers, we need to ensure our students feel comfortable using the new words/word combinations by providing enough practice for them. Hence, vocabulary should be...

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Learning Vocabulary in Another Language by Paul Nation

Learning Vocabulary in Another Language by Paul Nation

Vocabulary learning is one of the most challenging aspects of foreign language acquisition. There is a wealth of theories and techniques which foster better acquisition and assimilation of the vocabulary items. In this article, we will touch upon the principles of vocabulary learning suggested by Paul Nation, an American-New Zealander leading language teaching methodology and...

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Tempting lesson ideas to teach food vocabulary

Tempting lesson ideas to teach food vocabulary

Food, restaurants, cooking, making ingredients’ lists, sharing recipes – all of these can become great exercises for engaging students with the English language at all levels. Food-related topics are easy to teach because there is a wealth of great visual material support available to spice up your lessons. They also provide eternally topical material that...

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