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Colour of Words: Part 7: Vocabulary Profiling 



So, let’s take a look at some simple tools teachers can use to see the colour of words, and how they can use this information to help inject a lexical element into their lessons. The first of these we’ll look at is vocabulary profiling.

 

 
 
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Slide 1: The Colour of Words Steve Neufeld
Slide 2: Lexis Vocabulary profiling The Colour of Words Pearson/Longman Conference May 2008 2
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Slide 16: Lexis Interpreting the profile • Pay attention to green/yellow words –frequently used words that define proficiency but are often neglected. anxiously contemporary determination disappointed disturbing poetry poetry poetry poetry poetry severely shelf shelf shelves text volume annoyed apologized concentrate nervous oh recovered resist verse whispered behaviour contradict innocently novels Pearson/Longman Conference May 2008 16 The Colour of Words
Slide 17: Lexis Pre-reading • Guess location: – poetry, contemporary, collections, shelf, text, volume, whispered, novels The Colour of Words • Guess situation: – anxiously, nervous, severely, annoyed, behaviour, disturbing, innocently Pearson/Longman Conference May 2008 17
Slide 18: Lexis Additional language work • Word forms: – poetry (poet, poem, poetic) – shelf (shelves) The Colour of Words • Learner generated – odd man out – Haiku, etc. Pearson/Longman Conference May 2008 18
Slide 19: poem poet poetry poetic "Would you read the According to my mood I have For every kind of writing, from Tennyson was a gifted The They wrote __ aloud to me. licence, i WriTe thE way i waNt. i drop my full stops where i like........ to postcards, the Bic Biro is the writing instrument of today. . was about lost love. about freedom and nature. 19 Lexis The Colour of Words __ __ __ __ __ Pearson/Longman Conference May 2008
Slide 20: Lexis lexical ambiguity • http://www.collins.co.uk/corpus/CorpusSe arch.aspx • collocate table The Colour of Words Pearson/Longman Conference May 2008 20
Slide 21: Lexis Interpreting the profile anxiously contemporary determination disappointed disturbing poetry poetry poetry poetry poetry severely shelf shelf shelves text volume annoyed apologized concentrate nervous oh recovered resist verse whispered behaviour contradict innocently novels The Colour of Words Pearson/Longman Conference May 2008 21
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Slide 24: Lexis lexical ambiguity: VOLUME • chapter traffic headphones biography pump edited controls trade stereo shares moderate heavy The Colour of Words Pearson/Longman Conference May 2008 24
Slide 25: Lexis lexical ambiguity: VOLUME • chapter biography edited • moderate heavy traffic pump trade shares • headphones controls stereo The Colour of Words Pearson/Longman Conference May 2008 25

   
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