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