неділя, 12 березня 2017 р.

Online tools and resources for vocabulary building
Dear Nina,
 I've decided to drop you a line in order to tell about all appropriate  methods of building your vocabulary nowadays. Saying it, I don't mean doing revision on a regular basis or doing only homework.  All of this approches are effective too, but there is one more thing with which  I'll provide you today. I'm aware of fact that you have got a good head for learning foreign languages. As a result, I have an alternative which help you to  explore different ways of expanding your vocabulary and of course, you'll get a great opportunity to make the most of  it. Now give this unbelievable information a try to reveal you a wide range of modern secrets. Remember, in the future it'll work for you.
 To start with, nowadays you can look any word up in a dictionary at all times and I mean not only paper dictionaries. I'm telling about online ones which are possible to use in any place and at any time.They contains a great deal of the newest words from all human spheres. Just imagine this :) and take it seriously. The up-to-date devices won't take a lot of your free time. Sooner or later you can use this modern tools with remarkable ease.
 Then, be enthusiastic about playing the online games which also help to enhance your vocabulary level and keep a record of a list with unknown words.
 Moreover, don't forget about breaking the complicated tasts down and then deal with these small and manageable chunks.
  Also, I'll show you these methods with pictures which I attach to this letter. I'm sure it'll be helpful for you. Good luck!
  Best wishes,
  Yana
Firstly, I'd like to demonstrate you my favourite online Cambridge dictionary which includes a lot of various words and their accurate definitions.
There are another good dictionary. It's called Mnemonic dictionary. It contains the short definition, a range of synonyms and a great deal of  sentences with memory aids. This technique helps to remember a word in a flash.
I'd like to emphasize on Urban dictionary. In the modern words this type of dictionary is especially relevant. It shows all information about  brand-new words and phrases.


Let's talk about the second part of modern methods online tool. First and foremost for me is Fraze.it. The peculiarity of this tool is the demonstration of  the unknown words in the context with the possibity to see the source article. The definitions and the synonyms are provided too.
Graph words is online tresaurus which shows the connections between the words and their synonyms.
Lingro gives the opportunity to work out the easiest way due to the fact that the chosen article put in and you can find out the meanings of all words immediately.
My flashcard set in Quizlet https://quizlet.com/_3884zs

неділя, 5 березня 2017 р.

  How to use dictionaries effectively
    Nowadays, a wide range of people don't use the paper dictionaries effectively. They pick and choose the electronic devices instead of the printed books. The young generation do their best to explore different ways of learning new words. Maybe they are not aware of a great deal of advantages which the paper editions contain. Let's make it clear:) First and foremost you should take the choice of the appropriate dictionary seriously. Then you must know the construction of chosen paper edition in details. Remember one significant thing any dictionary won't assist you to build the vocabulary if you use it incorrectly. There are some ways of good learning) 

  • Use a monolingual dictionary as much as you can. It's a part and parcel of an effective educational process. Keep in mind that bilingual version won't help you to perceive English with remarkable ease
  • Also, don't be addicted to your dictionary. Sometimes you can guess the meaning from a context.
  • Try to keep a record of all additional information about words on a regular basic. For instance, which word is appropriate to mention in formal or informal situation.
  • If you can recognize the word in four stages, you'll  definitely know it like the back of your hand. I mean identifying the word when you see it, hear, realize how to say it and fully understand the right definition
  • Look attentively at the entry and extract all possible information about word, which part of speech it reflects, it provides the I.P.A. ( International phonetic alphabet ) or breaks the word down into the  vowel units.
And always remember,  if u wish, you'll make the most of your paper dictionary.
It' a word I always mispronounce and its definition
The first pair of words which I often confuse, their definitions and example sentences ( desert- dessert)


The second pair of words (allusion-illusion)
By using online Oxford English dictionary, I found and chose 3 new words with their definitions.

A quotation about dictionaries)



неділя, 19 лютого 2017 р.

   Techniques and strategies of vocabulary building

  During the educational process, a wide range of students encounter some problems related to an effective learning.Everyone should do all their best to build the vocabulary and speak any language fluently. But very often it's not so easy as you think at the beggining. Firstly, you should set a goal and then make a lot of efforts in order to get better.Secondly, a good learner must be good motivated and find the appropriate methods of comprehension. Thirdly,a student should understand clearly that the process of making mistakes is normal and it's not an index of a bad preparation.
  Now, I'd like to describe my ways in learning a foreign language. How can you expand own vocabulary in a flash and which special techniques you shoud pick and choose? It's a very complicated question.But I explored different ways and found the ideal for me a step-by-step approach which demands to have a permanent scheme of a daily working. First and foremost I write down all unknown words, collocations and phrasal verbs in a suitable manner.It means that every lexical item must be placed in a relevant corner of the notebook. Nouns should be connected with other nouns and so on.Also, I've never miss the opportunity to look a new word up in the dictionary. Trying to quess the meaning isn't my cup of tea. After it I do revision of my list of words on a daily basis . In addition I always memorize all phrases inside the sentence. It's easy to remember and recognise the necessary part of your vocabulary.Also, I'm aware of other definitions of the chosen word. I concentrate my mind on learning all unfamiliar words in details.I write their pronunciation,grammar and spelling.The specific approach is to create the flashcards on your own and look at them every day. In that case, slowly but surely you'll learn lots of new  words.

My chosen article is here  https://www.lonelyplanet.com/ireland/dublin/howth/travel-tips-and-articles/st-patricks-day-a-locals-guide-to-dublins-biggest-festival

All unknown words are provided  in my notebook