неділя, 5 березня 2017 р.


Word families. Word formation.

I've chosen a text from Upstream B2+ Student's book, called " History Lessons" (Unit 7).



Noun   
Verb AdjectiveAdverb
history
historical
historically
decision
decide
decisive
decisively
knowledge
know
knowable
knowledgeably
information
inform
informative
informatively
independence
independent
independently
importance
import
important
importantly
acceptance
accept
acceptable
acceptably
accuracy
accurate
accurately
reliability
rely
reliable
reliably














All we know that Latin is dead lanuage and no one speaks this language and therefore there is no need to practice it. However, it is not as it seems, because basic knowledge of Latin and Greek will give students a great benefit to produce the easiest way for studying other languages in order to get succeed.
Nowadays, very few people are aware of what an important role Latin and Greek have played in the creation of the English. About 70 % of english words came from Latin. This fact alone makes Latin the most important language that has influenced the English. The indirect effect of Latin on English came mainly after the Normans invaded England in 1066. 
A lot of water has flowed since that time, but this language brought an unbelievable contribution in the development of English. And it is not only about Latin, but also about Greek language. Knowledge of Latin and Greek roots will enable to identify the word and to guess the meaning. In order to achieve a goal students have to encourage themself in the learning and repetition of this roots, because they give the understanding how properly organise language. So, it depends on you how would  you use this knowledge. 
It becomes apparent, that the practise of creating words will help students to get better in their learning. Anyway, the knowledge about Latin and Greek grammar will help students to broaden their mind and to build up their strengths.

субота, 4 березня 2017 р.

 

Online tools and resources for vocabulary building.



Dear student, 
I want to tell you about the learning opportunities that we have today. It becomes obvious that nowadays we have much more tools to expand and improve our knowledge of a foreigh language. In our days we have tools that give us an immense assets to achieve goal in learning English. This tools will help you to avoid making mistakes. In order to find a viable option for yourself you need to explore different ways and only then you will be capable to work out the easiest way to make progress in learning.

Firstly, i want to draw your attention to tools which will help you to build your vocabulary and to recall the material that you have already learn. 
So, the first tool it is Fraze.it - one of the best tools to explore the words in the context. It contains millions of sentences with the possibility to see the source article/blog post they are taken from.





Secondly, you can use
Memrise - an online learning tool based on flashcards that will provide you with mnemonic techniques, which will help you to get better.





Thirdly, Quizlet - the tool for creating and using flashcards to memorise and revise vocabulary. 




Another method that you can use it is Rewordify - is online software that improves reading and learning English, also you can use it for translating the whole internet pages this will help you to save time.




In addition, you can use Free Rice - is a site where you can practice matching words to the correct definition, and donate rice at the same time. For each correct answer, the United Nations World Food Programme donates 10 grains of rice to a country in need. Also, this tool will provide you with a wide range of synonyms to the word you search.



I am sure this tools will help everyone who will use a step-by-step approachThen you slowly but surely will achieve your goal.

Sincerely yours,
Tania

https://quizlet.com/193304163/using-dictionaries-effetively-flash-cards/

четвер, 16 лютого 2017 р.

Techniques for organising vocabulary


Everybody knows that learning foreigh languages is not as easy as it might seem at first. First of all, you have to take it seriously and doing everything step by step.

Secondly, you have to explore different ways of expanding your vocabulary and to work out the easiest way that will work for you.

Thirdly, the only way to achieve you goal in learning language is a method of trial and error.
Here some techniques for organising vocabulary which i found the most appropriate for me:
  • vocabulary notebook (this is very important); 
 There are different ways you can organise your notebook: 

  1.  Lists of words with translations.
  2. English words with definitions in English or in your own language.
  3. English words with definitions or translations and sentences that shows usage.
  4. "Spider diagrams" will help to remember the word visually.
  •   review;
  • activate( this means to use them in conversations or writing);
  The article i have choosen : http://www.lifehack.org/articles/featured/10-tips-to-study-smart-and-save-time.html

The list of the words:

 Noun:
fraction
knack
skull
transmission
mortar
scope
subspace
reference

Verb:
cram
assemble
fumble
interlink
tackle
scrawl

Adjective:
holistic
instantaneaus
infinite
invincible
accurate
painstaking




Types of Dictionaries. Using dictionaries effectively.



Summing up the main ideas that were presented in the videos , i found these items the most useful and appropriate to expanding your vocabulary. 
So, the first one is about prescriptive and descriptive. Prescriptive tells you what the word means, gives some explanation. Descriptive tells you what the word is and gives you examples. 
Secondly, transcription and composition of the word are help to make sense of what the word is sound like. Then, if you know which part of speech a word belongs to this will help you use the word in appropriate context. Also, learning prefixes helps build your vocabulary faster. 
In addition, there are two kinds of dictionaries that will help you to get better in your learning : monolingual (one language with no translations, just definitions it will help you understand language through language), bilingual ( language with translatios in your native language). Instead of looking a word up in the dictionary every time try to guess the meaning from the context. Find you dictionary, because it may not always translated into your language. Everyone make mistakes, just try to use the method of trial and error and do your best.

1) instantaneous - happening immediately;

2) connotation - a quality or an idea that a word makes you think of that is more than its basic meaning. (The word ‘professional’ has connotations of skill and excellence).


denotation - the main meaning of a word, not including the feelings or ideas that people may connect with the word. ( The word "dentist" has the denotation "man or woman who fixes teeth.")


3. Words that are entered the dictionary in 2016:


upˈstander, n. - a person who speaks or acts in support of a cause, esp. one who intervenes on behalf a person being attacked or bullied.

YouTuber, n. - a frequent user of the video-sharing website YouTube, especially someone who produces and appears in videos on the site.

glam-ma, n. - a glamorous grandmother, esp. one who is relatively young or fashion-conscious. Also used as a form of address.