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Vocabulary Learning  Tips



           Learning new vocab l ary is an  i m  portant part of learning to  be a good reader.  Remember that the letter C  i n
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           ACTIVE Skills for Reading remi n ds us  o   cultivate vocabulary.
           1  Decide if the word is worth learning now

           As you  read,  you will find many words you  do not know. You will slow your reading fluency if you stop at
           every new word.  For example, you should stop to find out the meaning of a new word  if:
              a. you read the same word  many times.
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              b. the word appears in the heading of a passage, or  n   the topic sentence of a paragraph-the sentence
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                that  i ves the main idea of the paragraph.
           2  Record information about new words you decide to learn

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           Keep a vocab l ary notebook  n   which you write words you want to remember. Complete the fo l owing
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           i n formation for words that you think are  m i  portant to learn:
                  New word                   healthy
                  Translation                1�.-*
                  Part of speech             adjective
                  Sentence where found       Oliver is well-known for sharing his secrets of cooking healthy food.
                  My own sentence            I exercise to stay fit and healthy.



           3  Learn words from the same family

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           For many  m i  portant words  n   English that you will want to learn, the word  is  part of a word fa i ly. As you  learn
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           new words, learn words in the fami l y from other parts of speech (nouns, verbs, adjectives, adverbs, etc.).
                  Noun                       happiness
                  Verb
                  Adjective                  happy
                  Adverb                     happily


           4  Learn words that go with the key word you are learning

           When we learn new words, it is  i m  portant to learn what other words are frequently used with them. These
           are called collocations.  e re is an example from a student's notebook.
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                                         long
                    take                 two-week                         next week
                    go on        a       short           vacation         in Italy
                    need                 summer                           with my family
                    have                 school                          by myself




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