ESOL Rw/L2.3a

Recognise and understand lexis associated with texts of different levels of accessibility, formality, complexity, and of different purpose (i) Know that the choice of lexis contributes to the style of a text and relates to context, purpose and audience (ii) Form opinions about style by considering the author's choice of lexis (iii) Understand the concept of synonyms and antonyms and that different words can express similar or related ideas and qualities, often at different levels of formality, or for different registers (iv) Understand that words have different connotations, which are exploited in persuasive and descriptive texts (v) Understand that some English words have a range of meanings, and apply the correct meaning to different contexts, e.g. battery belongs to motorcar technology, animal farming, and the military (v) Use a thesaurus with understanding (vii) Understand the importance of context and use this in determining the meaning of a word, if the meaning is unclear (viii) Use the phonemic alphabet to work out the pronunciation of unfamiliar words (ix)Recognise how words change to form different parts of speech, and how their phonology may change as they change word class, e.g. medicine, medicinal; economy, economical (x) Understand that the meaning and use of some words changes over time, and that new words can be coined or borrowed from other languages (xi) Recognise and understand the use of similes, metaphors, idioms and clichés

A Thesaurus is NOT a Dinosaur

Submitted by Nikki Gilbey on Mon, 2013-09-30 19:31

Literacy: Rw/L1.3, Rw/L2.3

ESOL: ESOL Rw/L1.3a, ESOL Rw/L2.3a

Level: L1, L2

Resource type: Worksheet or assignment

Intro to using a thesaurus to find synonyms and antonyms.

Dictionaries and thesauri

Submitted by Carrie Bray on Wed, 2011-12-21 18:20

Literacy: Rw/L2.3

ESOL: ESOL Rw/L2.3a

Level: L1, L2

Resource type: Interactive presentation, Worksheet or assignment

A complete lesson to help students in using these reference books. Look at and compare the features of different dictionaries, look up words in a dictionary, order words alphabetically and rewrite a text (in aprs) using a thesaurus to replace every instance of “good” with a more appropriate woprd

Formal and informal language

Submitted by Geoff Saunders on Sat, 2011-09-03 09:08

Literacy: Rw/L2.3, SLc/E3.2, SLc/L1.2, SLc/L2.1, Wt/L1.4, Wt/L2.5

ESOL: ESOL Rw/L2.3a, ESOL Sc/E3.2a, ESOL Sc/L1.2a, ESOL Sc/L2.1c, ESOL Wt/L1.4a, ESOL Wt/L2.5a

Level: E3, L1, L2

Resource type: Cloze exercise

Set of 12 sentences to complete. The 12 missing words are 6 pairs of synonyms such as sorry / apologise, need / require, etc. Makes a good starting point for further discussion and/or further speaking and written work.

Vocabulary builder

Submitted by Ginny Anderson on Sun, 2011-06-12 23:20

Literacy: Rw/L1.3, Rw/L2.3, Word origins

ESOL: ESOL Rw/L1.3a, ESOL Rw/L2.3a

Context: Leisure Travel Tourism

Resource type: Quiz, Worksheet or assignment

Level: L1, L2

Challenging multiple choice quiz of vocabulary “borrowed” from other languages such as French, Greek and Italian. Words and phrases include: fait accompli, deja vu, ad hoc, bric-a-brac and many more. Makes a good warm up and could be used with small groups or individually.

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