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Word-rich environment in which to immerse students and model good word learning strategies
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ICT  Tutor SUPPORT

ICT  Tutor SUPPORT | Vocabulary development for EFL | Scoop.it

WELCOME  TO  THIS  SELF-ACCESS,  ICT  VIDEO  SUPPORT  SITE

Watch it, stop it, start it, rewind it, fast forward it. Learn at your own pace; see it as often as you need.  

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Video based teaching and flipped classroom – in MOOC and blended learning

Video based teaching and flipped classroom – in MOOC and blended learning | Vocabulary development for EFL | Scoop.it
Introduction Which is more important?  Content knowledge or creativity. In this post, Zhao asserts that “the successful transmission of prescribed content contributes little to economies that...

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Phenomenon, remuneration and statistics are most mispronounced words in English - Telegraph

Phenomenon, remuneration and statistics are most mispronounced words in English - Telegraph | Vocabulary development for EFL | Scoop.it
Phenomenon, remuneration and statistics have topped a list of the most commonly mispronounced English words.
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The Words and Expressions of 2012

The Words and Expressions of 2012 | Vocabulary development for EFL | Scoop.it
Let’s close the year by taking a look at some of its lexical highlights.
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Free Technology for Teachers: Snapify - Quickly Find Definitions and Explanations

Snapify is a handy little Chrome extension that allows you to highlight any word or phrase on a webpage and quickly find definitions, videos, Tweets, and webpages about that word or phrase.

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19 Regional Words All Americans Should Adopt Immediately - Mental Floss

19 Regional Words All Americans Should Adopt Immediately - Mental Floss | Vocabulary development for EFL | Scoop.it
19 Regional Words All Americans Should Adopt ImmediatelyIn celebration of slang, here’s a list of delightful obscure words from around the U.S. that you\'ll want to start working into conversation.
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Mysteries of Vernacular

Mysteries of Vernacular will contain 26 etymological installments, one for each letter of the alphabet.

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Mimsy, chortle, and galumph: Alice in Wonderland and the portmanteau

Mimsy, chortle, and galumph: Alice in Wonderland and the portmanteau | Vocabulary development for EFL | Scoop.it
Let’s go glamping. Oh, wait, don’t know what I’m talking about?
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Lil Jon, grammaticaliser

Lil Jon, grammaticaliser | Vocabulary development for EFL | Scoop.it
Syntax at work: the progressive grammaticalisation of the word shit
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Shake a leg, Angelina! | Macmillan

Shake a leg, Angelina! | Macmillan | Vocabulary development for EFL | Scoop.it
In the sometimes surreal world of social networking, Angelina Jolie’s right leg now has its own Twitter account (@AngiesRightLeg).
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Google's Language Immersion Chrome extension

Google's Language Immersion Chrome extension | Vocabulary development for EFL | Scoop.it
Google's Language Immersion Chrome extension translates random text to teach a foreign language.
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Why is there a "b" in doubt? - Gina Cooke

Why is there a "b" in doubt? - Gina Cooke | Vocabulary development for EFL | Scoop.it
Say the word "doubt" aloud. What is that "b" doing there? Does it have any purpose? Gina Cooke explains the long and winding history of "doubt" and why the spelling, though it seems random, is a wink to its storied past.
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The Year in Food Words

The Year in Food Words | Vocabulary development for EFL | Scoop.it
foie·kage fee (noun): When California's ban on foie gras took effect this summer ("foiemageddon"), some restaurants protested by using a loophole in the law to charge a fee (akin to a corkage fee for wine) to prepare liver purcahsed in another state.
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Gangnam style and Romneyshambles among Collins dictionary's words of 2012

Gangnam style and Romneyshambles among Collins dictionary's words of 2012 | Vocabulary development for EFL | Scoop.it
Mummy porn, legbomb and broga also make the cut as online dictionary lexicographers select a word for every month
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Vocabulary | Meaki

Vocabulary | Meaki | Vocabulary development for EFL | Scoop.it

‎60 + web based tools for developing vocabulary, Meaki collection by NikPeachey...

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12 Really Forced Portmanteaux That Didn’t Catch On - Mental Floss

12 Really Forced Portmanteaux That Didn’t Catch On - Mental Floss | Vocabulary development for EFL | Scoop.it
12 Really Forced Portmanteaux That Didn\'t Catch OnThere are times when one big word can more effectively do the job of two words. These are not those times.
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Mobento - Search For What They Said

Mobento - Search For What They Said | Vocabulary development for EFL | Scoop.it

This is site doesn't just find educational videos, but it can find specific words or phrases within the script of the video and help you find them in context. Very useful tool.

 


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Electric Vocabulary

Electric Vocabulary | Vocabulary development for EFL | Scoop.it
We all know the words around electricity -- “charge,” “positive,” “battery” and more. But where do they come from and what do they really mean? Let the history of these words illuminate the physics of electric phenomena.
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Talking Glossary of Genetic Terms

Talking Glossary of Genetic Terms | Vocabulary development for EFL | Scoop.it
Specialists in the field of genetics share their descriptions of terms, and many terms include images, animation and links to related terms. A quiz is also included.
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25 Handy Words That Simply Don’t Exist In English | So Bad So Good

25 Handy Words That Simply Don’t Exist In English | So Bad So Good | Vocabulary development for EFL | Scoop.it
We look at 25 words that simply don’t exist in the English langauge (and yet after reading this list, you’ll wish they did!)
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The words  which don't exist any longer.

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So You Think You Know Words Is A Brand New Crossword Style ...

So You Think You Know Words Is A Brand New Crossword Style ... | Vocabulary development for EFL | Scoop.it
a contemporary crossword style game that will captivate
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Marvel-ous Words | Wordnik

If you're like us, you've been peeing your pants waiting in great anticipation for Joss Whedon's The Avengers, which opens this Friday in the U.S.
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