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How to teach vocabulary (Scott Thornbury)


The How to…series offers practical teaching ideas within a clear, theoretical framework. Each title includes a photocopiable ‘Task File’ of training and reflection activities to reinforce the theories and practical ideas presented. Looks in detail at the theory of words and at how students learn new vocabulary Offers practical advice on how to help students build vocabulary in new and effective ways and how to test students’ word knowledge Major developments, such as language corpora and lexical approaches, are clearly explained and related to your needs as a teacher


How to Teach Vocabulary is a practical guide for teachers who wish to develop their skills and learn about recent developments in this important area. The book includes:
- a description of how words are learned
- a guide to useful sources of vocabulary for classroom use, including coursebooks, corpora and dictionaries
- approaches to testing presenting and consolidating vocabulary knowledge
- ways of testing vocabulary
- a Task File of photocopiable training tasks

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Tags: vocabulary, guide, testing, approaches, dictionaries