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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 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

    There are thousands of phrasal verbs in the English language, many of them having more than one meaning. Dealing with them can seem like a gigantic task. In this article, Adrian Tennant looks at what phrasal verbs are and why students often find them difficult to learn and use, with a few practical activities given designed to help with their teaching and learning.

  • 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 know 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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