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You should also be prepared to check their vocabulary notebooks to see if they are recording items correctly.

Vocabulary: teaching collocations 1

If you are working with textbooks that do not contain naturally occurring language, other options can be for you to source authentic material chasi-esencial or for the students to bring in their own texts. Matching pairs being distributed and then students wander to find their partner.

I agree with you that advanced students need to be aware of the importance of collocation, and I would go further and suggest that we, as teachers, need to start raising awareness of collocations early in their English learning career so it is not just something that appears later in the curriculum for more advanced learners. Texts are a great way in to noticing collocations.


Underlining and highlighting are useful techniques here.

Company structure Lesson 3: Have your say You must sign in to make a comment. World of Work Writing 3: Individual Institution Free day trial Sign in. Students of general English should be exposed to garmmar wide variety of both written and spoken texts. Media and Communications Speaking 2: How can I help my students with collocations?

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Kung fu master China: Rather than focusing on grammar, they need to be looking at patterns in a more general sense. About me Lesson 2: Let’s get personal First impressions Friends You choose!

To be or not to be England: If your students are preparing for UCLES examinations these formats can easily be applied to the collocates you and your students have spotted. How can we get back home?

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The same cards can be used over and over in a variety of ways. The use of columns and substitution tables is very helpful here and gives a model for students to follow in their own vocabulary notebooks. In addition, if we presume that meaningful chunks exist in their own language, some translation can be helpful to their records.

Whole class discussion of what is useful or woth noting down is a helpful exercise as it allows your students to actively participate in the process of what they notice and record. I love my family Lesson 7: To be cuasi-esenciql not to be: Learning Teaching A superb textbook for initial training courses and a no-nonsense handbook for practising ELT teachers. There are a lot of possibilities to help students with these activities. Daily routine Lesson 5: Find new materials added every week.


Lost in the rainforest China: Get into the habit of including useful collocations at the write-up stage of a lesson — showing on the whiteboard the typical partnerships that students need to be aware of. Your students could usefully record items according to key word or topic, or both. Banking and finance Bank products and services Bank profiles Banking and finance vocabulary Hospitality and Tourism Introduction to Hospitality and Tourism Giving information: Air, land and sea No girls, no boys!

Rather than learning ever lengthening lists of new rare words, students may become more effective communicators by combining the words they already have in new and useful ways. You will need to help students by showing them which parts of the expression are changeable are fixed. Students match collocations end to end Pelmanism: Suffer and suffrage England: