Word listStudy the word list below. When compare with the examples in ‘Word Knowledge’, what could be added to the wordlist?
|Vocabulary||Parts of speech||Meanings|
|4. sexual harassment||n. ph.||性騷擾|
Consider the following questions while composing your word list:
- Do the items on the list have connection with each other (i.e. Topic)?
- How do you pronounce the word? Where is the stress?
- How shall these words be used?
- Can the words be used in different parts of speech?
- Do the words have any alternative meanings?
- What are the possible collocations?
- How can the word be memorized easily?
- Are the words only used by some specialists?
- Are the words used in contemporary English?
- Is it polite /appropriate to use the word?
Different learners may have different preferences for what to be included in their word list. Below is an example for young learners:
A learner’s word list (Scrivener, 2005)
|motorcycle||/ˈməʊ.təˌsaɪ.kl̩/||電單車||noun||ride a ~,|
get on my ~,
|She’s just bought a 600cc Suzuki motorcycle.|
|The road was completely blocked by an overturned truck.|
You can download a template of the table here.
The table above shows that information on word formation and memory tricks can be included in a word list.