неділя, 12 березня 2017 р.

Word Families and Word Formation


“You're kidding. I thought all geniuses read Latin. Isn't that the international language for smart people?"-Shane (Glass Houses)”



There are a lot of incredible quotes about Greek and Latin languages and one of them attracted my attention. As you see, I've manifested a superior one which belongs to Shane (Glass Houses) and it’s about unconfined Latin language. As really, Latin language is very significant for everybody, because it’s a basis for many languages in the world. The knowledge of Latin can bring enormous benefits, because of some prefixes. For example, mono- monolingual, monogamy.

To make your language excellent, you should use multiple areas of learning and one of them is knowing that Greek and Latin roots and prefixes are one of the supernatural opportunities which could help your phonetic and scribing tools. If you want to learn English language do not postpone using books about geography, philosophy and psychology, and then you’ll see not only the overusing Greek and Latin roots and prefixes, but also connections between this countries and their history.  


In concluding, I’d like to say that we must respect Latin and Greek languages and not to be indifferent, because it’s significant, especially for people, who decided to talk in English automatically.


I've chosen a text from Upstream B2+ Student's book, called “Tom Broun’s schooldays”, p.144-145

Noun
Verb
Adjective
Adverb
1
Beginning
Begin
beginning
-
2
Energy
-
energetic
energetically
3
Specimen
-
-
-
4
Temptation
tempt
tempting

5
Wrath
wroth
Wrath
wrathily
6
Silence
-
-
-
7
Surprise
surprise
unsurprised
 surprisedly
8
Portability
Promote
promotable
-
9
Succeeder
Succeed
succeedable
-
10
Examination
examine
Exanimate
-

неділя, 26 лютого 2017 р.

Vocabulary

Hi, my friend.

You asked me to tell you about all modern tools in learning English. It’s obvious that today we have a wide range of opportunities to learn language because of Internet and different online tools. That is why, I’ll try to drop you a line about how modern technologies make my studying easier and I hope you adopt one of these methods for yourself.

First of all, I recommended you to concentrate your mind on using “Just the word”- the tool that searches for all possible collocations for every word you type in. It’ll help you to brush up on your previous learning.



The second method is using The Oxford Dictionary - a viable option that provides with synonyms, origin and different examples in detail. It’ll help you to make yourself understood different words.


The third method includes using a «Fraze it» the Internet tool. This stuff makes an improvement of your knowledge about proverbs, using them in the sentences. It is one of the most effective internet resources, which helps me to learn new words with remarkable ease.


 “Graph Words” – is an appropriate internet tool, which provides you with a wide range of synonyms to the word you search.



Also it’s a great idea to use the “Know Word” program. It’s a typing game which relates to learning word definitions. That’s why it’ll help you to guess the meaning of new words.




I hope if you had the possibility to use these online resources you would certainly try it to rack your brains and make your language better. And don’t be lazy to explore different ways before you work out the easiest one.


Best wishes, 
Anya.


неділя, 19 лютого 2017 р.

Dictionary Daze

Using a dictionary is part and parcel of building our vocabulary. However, sometimes, searching words in the dictionary becomes frustrating. And then we have no idea how to make it works for us. All of us are enthusiastic about using dictionaries, but after a while it is becomes difficult to make progress effectively because of using a wide range of vocabulary in a wrong ways. Of course, we should take it seriously in order to expand our vocabulary.

How to avoid difficulties and work out the easiest way? So, if you are out of practice like me, here are some do's and dont's you should be aware of when working with your dictionary:

        ❍  Use descriptive dictionaries as you have ESL (English as a Second Language) type of learning the language.
        ❍   Use a monolingual dictionary. This way, you will be using English to understand English and it will help you to rack your brains and to make the most of learning new words without translating everything.
        ❍ Look words up you hear every day then look above and below at the word to understand prefix.
        ❍    Don’t use the dictionary all the time. After identifying unknown word try to guess the meaning using a context.

        ❍  Remember, that you must find a method of using dictionaries which will works for you. Be motivated and enthusiastic about learning new words and then it will works with remarkable ease.


The word I tend to mispronounce or misspell on a regular basis is :


Pairs of words I usually confuse are:



Have you heard about new words that entered the dictionary in 2016? Some of them are interesting for me. Let’s concentrate our mind on it :



So, do your best and achieve your own goal!




неділя, 12 лютого 2017 р.

Using dictionaries effectively


Nowadays, more and more people want to improve their English. That is why it is important to be aware of up-to-date ways of building your vocabulary. To concentrate your mind on learning new words, it is recommended to learn more words and expressions by heart. It is also a great idea to find some tips, which will work out for you in the easiest way and make your own vocabulary notebook to improve your English skills.

As for me, I find the most appropriate these ideas:
✸To divide words into groups and organize all the information clearly;
✸To define word families;         
✸To write notes in a way that they are easily memorized;
✸To draw associational pictures;
✸To make cards to memories new words better.

The article I've chosen:


The list of the words that I’ve chosen for my vocabulary:

Adjective:
Striking
Flaming
Divine
Exemplary

Verb:
Spin
Capture
Encapsulate

Noun:
Refuge
Furnace
Homage
Glimpse
Destiny
Foreword
Sensibility

Collocations:
To be inspired by
Seek the revolution
The ephemeral moment
Inner life
On the contrary

 And at last, my vocabulary: