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Vocabulary matters

A series of articles looking at various aspects of teaching vocabulary.

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  • Vocabulary matters: What do words mean?

    Author: Adrian Tennant Type: Article, Teaching notes Staff Room

    This is the first in a series of articles looking at various aspects of teaching vocabulary. This first article takes a look at the different aspects of ‘knowing’ a word, starting with a look at some of the things we need to know about a word in order to really understand it and finishing with a few practical activities.

  • Vocabulary matters: Dealing with phrasal verbs

    Author: Adrian Tennant Type: Article Staff RoomPrint material

    In this article, Adrian Tennant takes a look at teaching phrasal verbs. There are thousands of phrasal verbs in English, many of them having more than one meaning. The article starts by looking at what phrasal verbs are and why students often find them difficult to learn and use. It then finishes with a few practical activities designed to help with teaching and learning phrasal verbs.

  • Vocabulary matters: Techniques for teaching and learning

    Author: Adrian Tennant Level: Starter/beginner, Elementary, Pre-intermediate, Intermediate, Upper intermediate, Advanced Type: Article Staff Room

    We’ve seen in previous articles how important vocabulary is in respect to learning a language, but how do we go about teaching and learning it? In this article we take a look at a number of techniques designed to help teach and learn vocabulary.

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