Vocabulary

dinosaur dig teaching kids lesson plan

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Dinosaur dig

A great lesson plan providing ideas for using the short story ‘Dinosaur dig’ from LearnEnglish Kids.

ali and the magic carpet teaching kids lesson plan

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Ali and the magic carpet

A great lesson plan providing ideas for using the short story ‘Ali and the magic carpet’ from LearnEnglish Kids.

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Lexical notebooks or vocabulary cards?

Few would doubt that students should leave a lesson with some kind of transcript of it: be it a notebook or, if technology allows, pages from an Interactive WhiteBoard (IWB) emailed to your students – in order to be able to go over the material covered in class.

over the mountains teaching kids lesson plan

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Over the mountains

A great lesson plan providing ideas for using the ‘Over the mountains’ song on LearnEnglish Kids.

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Vocabulary and autonomy

This article looks at ways to improve your students’ abilities to both explore, store and use vocabulary.

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Revising lexis: quality or quantity?

This article discusses how much attention language teachers should pay to vocabulary acquisition research, particularly with regard to repeated encounters with lexical items.

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Grammar vs lexis or grammar through lexis?

In this article, informed by the Lexical Approach, I reflect on grammar instruction in the classroom, including my own teaching, and make suggestions on how it can be ‘lexicalised’. I consider the problems with ‘traditional’ grammar teaching before arguing that what we actually need is more grammar input as well as showing how lexis can provide necessary ‘crutches’ for the learner.

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Lexical exploitation of texts

Reading and listening texts are often used in the ELT classroom to practise receptive skills and / or as the introduction to a topic or langu

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Context developing activities

It is widely recognized that second language (L2) mental lexicon must be independent of its first language (L1) counterpart, if learners are to use the target language effectively and fluently.

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Seven steps to vocabulary learning

Have you ever considered why a learner (even an advanced one) can hear a difficult English word or phrase literally thousands of times and still not use that word in the way that a native speaker does?

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Multi-word verbs: Methods and approaches

In the first of these two articles, Multi-word verbs: Learner problems, I looked at some of the problems that multi-word verbs cause students.

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Multi-word verbs: Learner problems

Multi-word verbs are complex and present problems for learners both in terms of their grammatical form and their lexical meaning.

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The noun phrase

For too long now the verb phrase has been the dominant focus of attention in course books, syllabuses, and teacher training programmes.

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Skills circuits: Recycling language

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Delexicalised verbs

In the first part of this two part article Shaun Dowling looks at delexicalised verbs, and the problems they cause for our students.

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Delexicalised verbs 2

In the first part of this article the writer explored the use of delexicalised verbs and the problems they create for our learners.

source: http://www.teachingenglish.org.uk/articles/vocabulary?page=0%2C1

A pdf file with 12 pages of  Nouns, Verbs, Adjectives, Adverbs and much more:

What you can find in the file is:

Noun: Stiffness

Adjective: Stiff

 Verb: Stiffen

 Adverb: stiff/ stiffly

Click to download: nous, verbs, adjectives, adverbs

Source: Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd edition

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