Vocabulary Building

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Vocabulary Building Presented by Mavis Hara 10/05/2009

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Things I need to Know 1) _______________________________ 2) _______________________________ 3) _______________________________ Notes:

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Steps 1. Increment your vocabulary by figuring out how to utilize CONTEXT CLUES, with the goal that you can show yourself new words each time you read. 2. Increase your vocabulary by figuring out how to utilize WORD PARTS so you can make sense of word significance by taking a gander at their prefixes, postfixes and roots.

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Steps 3. Perused WIDELY, READ A VARIETY OF THINGS with the goal that you will be presented to a huge number of new words every month. Keep a vocabulary diary to record the fascinating words you find, or make word cards with the goal that you can see your vocabulary developing.

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Steps 4. TEST YOURSELF. You can utilize the "It Pays to Enrich Your Word Power" highlight in Reader's Digest magazine every month. on the other hand on the web at http://www.rd.com/

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Steps 5. Utilize the Library to discover different assets for building your vocabulary. Book shops have "Word for Today" logbooks, crossword riddles, and vocabulary word card boxes. 6. Utilize your words every once in a while in discussions.

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Context Clues - Synonyms Context hints are frequently found as equivalent words: words that mean the same as the obscure word. Equivalent words might be deliberately included by a writer to help perusers comprehend a less well known word.

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Context Clues - Synonyms In such cases, the equivalent words are typically set off by unique accentuation inside the sentence, for example, commas, dashes, or brackets; and they might be presented by or and that is .

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Context Clues - Synonyms An equivalent word may likewise show up anyplace in a sentence as a restatement of the importance of the obscure word. 1. Is it accurate to say that you are loath — restricted to—the choice? 2. His naivete , or guiltlessness, was self-evident. 3. The sales representative attempted to mitigate the irate client's inclination, however there was no real way to calm her.

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Context Clues - Antonyms—words and expressions that mean the inverse of the word – are additionally valuable as setting pieces of information. Antonyms are regularly motioned by words and expressions, for example, however , yet , yet , then again , and interestingly .

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Context Clues - Antonyms 1. My sister Ann is enthusiastic and active; in any case, I am fairly thoughtful . 2. Religions in America are not static , but rather changing, particularly in this time of moving qualities. 3. Numerous individuals have called attention to the hurtful impacts that a working mother may have on the family, yet there are numerous helpful impacts also.

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Context Clues - Examples can serve as setting intimations for a word. Cases are frequently presented with such flag words as including and, for example, .

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Context Clues - Examples 1. Nighttime animals, for example, bats and owls, have profoundly created faculties that empower them to work oblivious. 2. The unfavorable impacts of this medication, including unsteadiness, sickness, and cerebral pains, have made it be pulled back from the market. 3. Normal doublespeaks incorporate "last resting place" (for "grave), "inebriated" (for "intoxicated"), and "solace station" (for "latrine").

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General Sense of the Sentence sometimes, conclusion in light of the data given the word can be drawn. Getting some information about the sentence or section may help you make a reasonable exact figure about the significance of the new word.

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General Sense of the Sentence 1. A previous representative, perturbed over having been let go, broke into the plant and intentionally destroyed a few machines. 2. In spite of the nearness of Ron's home to his sister's he seldom observes her. 3. The auto wash we sorted out to raise assets was a disaster , for it rained throughout the day.

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General Sense of the Sentence - Exercises 1. He was destined to a family that had awesome riches, however he passed on in neediness . 2. My companion Julie is an awesome slowpoke . She frequently puts off getting things done, from family unit errands to homework.

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General Sense of the Sentence - Exercises 3. Since my granddad resigned, he has grown such diversions as planting and long-remove bicycle riding. 4. The Lizard was lethargic to the point that I wasn't certain on the off chance that it was alive or dead. It didn't squint.

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General Sense of the Sentence - Exercises 5. The open knows almost no about the secretive exercises of CIA spies. 6. Many lawmakers don't give brief responses to questions, however long, obscure ones.

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General Sense of the Sentence - Exercises 7. Because my dad had prompted me to investigate the rent, I set aside opportunity to precisely analyze all the fine print. 8. In science class today, the instructor examined such oddities as two heads and webbed toes on an individual.

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General Sense of the Sentence - Exercises 9. Nature has blessed hummingbirds with the capacity to fly in reverse. 10.Doctors ought to ease the torment of terminal sick patients so that their last days are as agreeable as would be prudent.

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Word Parts Words can be made of mix of various parts called ROOTS (or BASES), PREFIXES , and SUFFIXES .

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Word Parts Roots, prefixes, and postfixes have their own particular separate importance and can be looked into exclusively in a lexicon. These implications recommend the general implications of the words they form.

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Word Parts - Prefix A PREFIX is a letter of gathering of letters that come toward the start of a word. A prefix modifies the importance of a word.

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Word Parts - Prefix For instance, adding the prefix un to "cheerful" changes the importance of "glad" to the inverse of upbeat. What's more, once in a while including a prefix changes the grammatical feature.

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Word Parts - Prefix A case of this adding the prefix dis to the modifier "capable" which delivers the verb "impair." Because of their critical effect on root words, prefixes are the most incessant word part concentrated on.

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Word Parts - Suffix A SUFFIX is a word part added to the end of the word. It doesn't by and large modify a word's significance, however it will regularly change a word starting with one grammatical feature then onto the next. For instance, when the addition - ness is set after the descriptive word "kind," the outcomes is the thing "consideration."

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Word Parts - Root A ROOT is an essential word to which prefixes and postfixes can be included. It can't be further isolated into parts and is genuinely steady in shape and importance. It can be found toward the starting, center, or end of a word.

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Word Parts Be mindful that there are times when a gathering of letters has all the earmarks of being a prefix, postfix, or root, yet it is most certainly not. For example, the prefix hostile to signifies "against" or "inverse of" as in "solitary." However, hostile to is not a prefix in the work "envision" or "collectible."

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Word Parts Learning word parts is exceptionally helpful in building one's vocabulary. Roots and prefixes originate from Greek and Latin words. One Latin or Greek word may give the insight to at least twelve English words.

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Word Parts One master said that ten Latin words and two Greek words are the reason for 2,500 English words. The prefix pseudo which signifies "false" is toward the start of 800 words.

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Word Parts The root anthrop which signifies "humanity" is utilized to start 112 words. Thusly, concentrating on word parts is a proficient approach to enhance a man's statement learning.

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What do the accompanying words mean? hydro fear mono tough eu logy tele pathic sym pitiful photograph diagram

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Read to Improve your Vocabulary If you read minutes a day, you will read a huge number of words every year

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Read to Improve your Vocabulary 1. Read even as meager as 15 or 20 minutes for each day over a drawn out stretch of time. (a year) 2. It is essential to peruse a noteworthy amount of material. (around 20 pages every day, 100 pages every week) 3. Read an assortment of material

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Read to Improve your Vocabulary 4. Read reliably - regular 5. You can quit perusing a book before completing it and pick another. 6. Read books that are trying to enhance your vocabulary. 7. Keep a casual day by day diary of your perusing.

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How to Make a Word Study Card Write the word in striking letters on one side of a list card

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How to Make a Word Study Card On the opposite side of the file card compose:

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Test Yourself "It Pays to Enrich Your Word Power" highlight in Reader's Digest magazine every month. on the other hand on the web at http://www.rd.com

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Test Yourself More assets SOS Webpage Workshop Resources

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Library Resources Word Mysteries & Histories Cows Curfew The Story Behind the Word Quixotic

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Use Your New Words USE your new words that you gained every once in a while in discussions and in your compositions.

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Vocabulary Building Learning vocabulary can be entertaining! If it's not too much trouble round out the assessments and abandon them on the front table. Much thanks to you for going to this SOS workshop. ~ Mavis Hara ~