Vocabulary Records

In this course we learned ways of presenting and teaching vocabulary in different ways. There are so many approaches to consider while selecting the techniques that will suit our students.

In this page I will list 8 different methods to record new vocabulary. It is your duty to decide which one to use after checking them all. It is also possible to use more than one technique.

The Vocabulary Records are:

1. Under Topic

A lot of us find it useful to record and learn our vocabulary in blocks of words that can be grouped together under one topic.

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2. Types Of

A good way of grouping words is by their type.

For example: Homes = house, bungalow, palace, villa, mansion, etc.....

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3. Part Of

Another good way of grouping words is by their parts.

For example: Desk = surface, drawers, legs, lock, etc.....

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4. Close Meaning

This a good way to record the differences between words when they have a similar meaning.

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5. Opposites

Another good way of recording vocabulary is on a line from one opposite to the other.

For example:     boiling hot    warm    tepid    cool    cold    freezing


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6. Collocation

This a good method to be used with words which MUST go together.

For example:

a laugh - to have a laugh

a trip - to take a trip

song - to sing a song

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7. Words Formation

Another way is to group words together when they have the same root or central part of the word. Like think in the example below:

think    thinking    thoughtful    thought    a thought    thinks    thoughtless

- I thought he was wrong, but now I know he is right.

- She is a very thoughtless person, she just doesn't seem to care.

- If you were thinking that, you are right.

- I often think of you.

- It is just a thought.

- Thank you, that was very thoughtful of you.

- He thinks we can't do it, but we can.

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8. Alphabetically

The most common way to keep a record of new words.

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