вторник, 14 марта 2017 г.

 I’ve chosen a text from Upstream B2+ Student's Book, called “Where are you?” (Unit 7)

Word families. Word formation.

English has lots of words of Latin origin. Some of these words are changed to make them more like other English words - mostly by changing the ending, but other Latin words are kept intact in English. Some of those used in terminology for example in medicine, biology, archaeology, in theory, philosophy in other areas. It is important to know Greek and Latin roots and prefixes for the philologist. Developing content-specific, academic vocabulardepends on a basic understanding this language. This will make you a better reader and writer.
Even if you know Greek or Latin affixes you can guess the meaning of the word in the context. That is why you should learn at least most of the in order to avoid misunderstanding. I was speaking with an expert so I can say Latin is the basis for other languages and many prefixes and suffixes can be found for example in English. Have you ever wondered how many particles in the English from the Latin? Maybe it is beneficial to attract people to learn people.
Hundreds of millions of people speak languages descended from Latin, even though Latin grew too large to maintain a single coherent existence. In general 12 million native speakers of Greek today, but they still inhabit a discrete political unit that happens to be the original homeland of Greek over 3,000 years ago.
Finally, knowing these languages will help you in your profession and for people who like philology.

вторник, 28 февраля 2017 г.

  Online tools and resources for vocabulary building

Dear Jessica,
        How are you? I know that you ware learning English in different methods some 20-30 years ago so I would like to tell you about the learning opportunities that have now become available with online tools and resources. Nowadays a lot of learning opportunities especially in the internet. I know many effective sites in which include not only definition but also many examples, cards, diagrams with synonyms, collocations.
       First and foremost, y
ou can use Graph Words for visual memorization of words.I believe that you with remarkable easy will learn new words. I think it will help you. Memrise uses clever science to adapt to your personal learning style and performance. You can also download the app on your phone and at any time to learn and revise words. It's helps you make progress in learning. I like to use sources which provide mnemonic techniques. This is a very convenient and efficient. Completing levels is motivating and helps to learn the words a step-by-step.
       As a result, you will know words like the back of your hand.  Todays you do not need to look a word up in the dictionary just look a word up in online tools or resources. I’d like to recommend you a list of useful websites which really help you to build your vocabulary

 1.  Fraze.it -  site which improves your writing skills, learn from professional writers. There you can find millions of sentences, this is the most advanced platform for sentences on the net. 

2. Graph Words  - It’s a free English online thesaurus that helps you find the meanings of words and show connections among associated words.Use it and do your best.

3. Snappywords - It’s an online interactive English dictionary and thesaurus that helps you find the meanings of words in detail and draw connections to associated words.

4. Knoword - a game based on word definitions. You must guess a word in a short period of time. 

5. Lingro - it's appropriate website for people who learn foreign languages. Simply type in a website address on the Lingro website and it instantly turns the website into a clickable dictionary that translates text in 12 languages.

My flashcard:

вторник, 21 февраля 2017 г.

  Types of Dictionaries. Using dictionaries effectively. 

        Starting learning new words should make a choice right (paper, descriptive and prescriptive) dictionary which is give you not only definition but also an example of its use in speech. Dictionary is a book that contains a selected list of words arranged in alphabetical order. It include grammar facts, headword, transcription, definition, example, using notes, an abbreviation and other.  It explains their meanings and provide information about them. In a dictionary a person can look up a word quickly, discover what it means and learn how it is prononced. Don't forget: Learning volcabulary is know when you see it, know when you hear it, know how to say it, understand what it means. I totally agree with this statement. Many people  have difficulty in finding a good dictionary which will be suitable for them. Make yourself understood that sometimes imposible to use only one it's better to combine.
       In the context easy to guess the meaning, but in order to make sense of word or collocation better to check in the dictionary. Nowadays a lot of methods of using adictionary you can choose anyone. This tip helps you use the dictionary effectively and improve your skills, I believe that you make the most of it.

 I always mispronounce the word – utensil. Utensil /ju:'tensel/ - a thing such as a knife, spoon etc that you use when you are cooking: kitchen utensils.

A few pairs of words that I often confuse:

elicit and illicit - to succeed in getting information or a reaction from someone, especially when this is difficult:
When her knock elicited no response, she opened the door and peeped in.Not allowed by laws or rules, or strongly disapproved of by society - illegal:
The illicit trade in stolen cattle.

herd and heard - a group of animals of one kind that live and feed together - flock
Herds of elephants. To know that a sound is being made, using your ears:
Blanche heard a crash as the back door was flung open.

 Words that entered the dictionary in 2016:



вторник, 14 февраля 2017 г.

Techniques and Strategies of Vocabulary Building
      There are difficulties with learning new words and collocations, but for most people, the main problems use them right in context and memorize them for a long time. I always make mistakes because of that. You should choose the best method and build your vocabulary write new words/idioms/collocations and provide definitions and examples. Nowadays a lot of different ways in how to build strategies of learning wordlist. I want to do my best in order to make a progress.
       I make a decision to try new fun ways of learning and I'll make an effort

Here is a list of vocabulary I worked with:
to provoke, sleuth, incorporate, prone to depression, merry flatmate, genius, arch enemy, a perpetrator, wilful, a law-abiding man, supplement, infiltrate, contemplate, scam, prove adaptation, ballistic, verbatim, spy, err, live for sb profession.