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Lexis

 

•→Vocabulary-list-by-opposites-or-antonyms⇐

⇐ There are many ways of laughing…

…many kinds of laughter ⇐

¤→Shiny shiny⇐(a challenge for translators)⇒

Φ ‘Una lección para guiris’: ⇒attitudinal idiomatic expressions⇐

Survivors of several foreign invasions ↓ they’re also called STRONG verbs

[…]

Deceptive cognates

Most misunderstandings in real life stem from our own misconceptions / misrepresentations of language: things we think/believe we know (Do we?)

Cognates may be a trap, but not for you!

¤ Deceptive cognates: → VERBS ← → NOUNS ← → ADJECTIVES & ADVERBS ← Φ Spanish/English deceptive cognates⇐

Abril 20th, 2015 | Tags: | Category: ENGLISH, E_lessons_VOCABULARY | 2 comments

Delexical verbs

delexical verbs

¤ Markéta Guňková: Why teach delexical verbs?

(1) frequency: Delexical verbs are common structure in English, either in everyday conversations (have a drink, give a call, take a break) or in academic English (make a contribution, give a speech, do research).

(2) fluency: delexical structures contribute to the impression of fluency […]

© C U L T U R E

⇔[Listen & Read]⇐

⇐ British Life & Culture ⇒[01]⇔[02]⇔[03]⇔[04]⇐

What Made The Crocodile Cry? – 101 questions about the English language.

Susie Dent draws on her popular television coverage of curious questions about English […]

Entertainment!

Film Words with Definitions: ⇒[01] ⇔ [02] ⇔ [03] ⇔ [quiz 01] ⇔ [quiz 02]⇐

•→http://photographicdictionary.com/stage-screen⇐

• Movie QUIZZES . . . ⇒[01] ⇔ [02] ⇔ [03] ⇔ [04] ⇔ [05] ⇔ [dominoes]⇐

English with Jo … ⇑ Intermediate / […]

The Human Body

•→ http://photographicdictionary.com/body-parts ⇐

• Idioms related to the body . . . →[01] ⇔ [02] ⇔ [03] ⇔ [04]←

· · · click the parts for idioms . . . →[01]← / →[02]← / →[03]←

→[quiz 01]← / →[quiz 02]← [body idioms]

[…]

Ouch!

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♣ Can you feel the pain? ↔aches & pains. •→PAIN collocations⇐

•→Physically painful ⇐[MacMillan Dictionary]

¤ English words and phrases connected with injury.

Boil = infected swelling with liquid inside it:

“You’ll need to go to the doctor to have that boil lanced.” (lance – puncture and clean)

Lump […]

A symphony of adjectives

•→Adjectives … lists ⇒[01] ⇔ [02]⇐ // •→Top 500 Adjectives⇐

⇒ QUIZ #1 ⇔ QUIZ #2 ⇐

∞ Collocations… Click on ⇒facilities⇐Find the odd one out.

Φ Opposites … ⇒ [01] ⇔ [02] ⇔ [03] ⇔ [04]⇐

•→Softening ⇐[quizzes]

If you use a negative adjective, it […]

Phrasal Verbs

•→ Frequently used Phrasal Verbs ⇐ •→Dictionary of English Phrasal Verbs⇐

Φ Here’s a challenging exercise involving →PHRASAL VERB←

They have all been extracted from Frank Oz‘s most hilarious film ‘Death at a Funeral‘, a movie you can borrow from our library.

Have fun!

* * *

Many […]

Idioms

• Idioms galore in alphabetical order…⇒[01] ⇔ [02] ⇔[03] ⇔ [04] ⇔[05]⇐

⇓ •→ 10 Common English Idioms: Explained←

♦ Ten more ⇓

♦ Six expressions that bother ↓ Apparently Ashley

‘easy as pie’ / ‘expect the unexpected’ / ‘The customer is always right’ […]

The weather & the environment

• Vocabulary . . . →[01]← / →[02]← / →[03]← // ⇒[quiz]⇐

Picture dictionaries . . . ⇒[01] ⇔ [02]⇐

•→ The weather: an everyday topic [advanced] ¤ Patterns & structures ↓ “What’s the weather like?”

When we talk about the weather, at a very basic level, we can […]

Sports

• Vocabulary … [01] ⇔ [02] ⇔ [vid] ⇔ [vidquiz]⇐

•→Body movements←

A-K ⇐… Sports illustrated …⇒ L-Z

• Quizzes: →[01]← / →[02]←

∞ Guessing Game⇐[pairwork sports worksheet]

¤ Extreme sports⇐

Sports classified as […]

Time will tell

⊕ Telling the Time ⇐ / ⊗ Asking for the time ⇐

⇒words-about-time⇐ [www.english-at-home.com] ⇒time-expressions-in-english⇐

¤ Expressions of Time … ⇒TASK⇐ (advanced)

•→Time markers associated to tenses⇐

Φ Time collocations ⇔ [quiz] ⇔ Time expressions⇐

Φ IT’S (HIGH) TIME […]

English at Work

⇓ Safety at Work

10 ‘WORK’ Expressions in English ↓

‘overworked’ / ‘dirty work’ / ‘get worked up’ / ‘work out’ / ‘ work on’ / ‘ work up an appetite’ / ‘workaholic’ / ‘work it’ / ‘work … in’ / ‘work something out’

• Employment & Jobs […]

Spondulicks

¤ Pictionaries . . . ⇒[01]⇐ / ⇒[02]⇐

• Money Idioms . . . ⇒[01] ⇔ [02] ⇔ [03]⇐ Be closed-fisted : To be very stingy. Be pressed for money : To be very rich. Be rolling in money : When you have a lot of money. Live on a shoe string […]

Yum Yum

•→ Useful vocabulary ⇐ / • Ways of eating …→[01] ⇔ [02]←

•→www.enchantedlearning.com/dictionarysubjects/food.shtml ⇐

•→ http://photographicdictionary.com/food ⇐

•→Food Quantifiers

⇑ In the kitchen ←

∇ at the Fishmonger’s ↓

¤ Cooking terms Vocabulary . . . →[01]← / […]

Flora & Fauna

•→ http://www.languageguide.org/english/vocabulary/plants/⇐

⇑ Root, Stem & Leaf / Flower, Fruit & Seed ⇓

ψ → TREES ⇓ // •→From Tree to Timber ⇐[tasks]

•→ Idioms [Plants – Flowers – Trees]← ¤ Grass ··· Pot … Ganja […]

The Internet … 45 years on

◊ A 2009 animated documentary explaining the inventions from time-sharing to filesharing, from Arpanet to Internet. The history is told using the PICOL icons on picol.org ↓ [Melih Bilgil]

 

•→ Twitter Explained // •→ Wikileaks⇐[doc]

• Computer glossary … →[01]← / →[02]←

• Computer vocabulary … →[01]← / →[02]←

Imperialism & War

The actions by which one nation is able to control other usually smaller or weaker nations. The two primary methods of imperialism are military conquest and political diplomacy.

♦ David Crystal ↑ Will English Always Be the Global Language?

Crime & Punishment

•→ Crime words … →[elementary] ⇔ [intermediate] ⇔ [advanced]←

¤ Quizzes . . . ⇒[01]⇐ / ⇒[02]⇐ / ⇒[03]⇐ / ⇒[04]⇐

♣ ‘ROB’ – ‘STEAL’ – ‘BURGLE’ ↓

•→www.usingenglish/crime-&-punishment←

•→www.esldiscussions.com/juvenile_crime.pdf←

•→www2.ku.edu/~topeka/THEMATIC_UNITS/Crime.pdf←

•→www.umich.edu/student_projects/trial/executions.html←

⇐Methods of Execution

Febrero 25th, 2015 | Tags: , | Category: ENGLISH, E_lessons_VOCABULARY, movie clip | Leave a comment