Teacher Development Unit1 Fun Ways to Better English

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Teacher Development Unit1 Fun Ways to Better English Slide 2 Teacher Development Unit2 Useful Websites An Interactive Dictionary Learning the Academic Words you need Slide 3 Teacher Development Unit3 English on the Web Improve your English British Council Learn English www.learnenglish.org.uk www.learnenglish.org.uk English Club www.englishclub.com www.englishclub.com Test your English Chomp Chomp www.chompchomp.com www.chompchomp.com English Learner www.englishlearner.com www.englishlearner.com Learn vocabulary Wordsurfing www.wordsurfing.co.uk www.wordsurfing.co.uk Read a story The English Library www.englishlibrary.org www.englishlibrary.org Listen to a song The Singer and the Song www.bbc.co.uk/worldservice/lea rningenglish/music/singersong/ www.bbc.co.uk/worldservice/lea rningenglish/music/singersong/ Find a friend Language Exchange Community www.mylanguageexchange.com www.mylanguageexchange.com Slide 4 Teacher Development Unit4 An Interactive Dictionary Make notes Expand your vocabulary Search for words Find words as you work Practise new words Practise pronunciation Print and copy Slide 5 Teacher Development Unit5 Which dictionary? Lower Levels The Oxford Students Dictionary The Longman Active Study Dictionary The Macmillan Essential Dictionary The Oxford Wordpower Dictionary More advanced levels The Longman Contemporary English Dictionary The Oxford Advanced Learners Dictionary The Macmillan English Dictionary for Advanced Learners The Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary Many dictionaries have study skills pages, CD-ROM and on-line resources for students. Slide 6 Teacher Development Unit6 Dictionaries on the Web Macmillan www.macmillandictionaries.com Oxford University Press www.oup.com/elt/catalogue/teachersites/oald 7/?cc=tr www.oup.com/elt/catalogue/teachersites/oald 7/?cc=tr Longman www.longman.com/dictionaries/international. html www.longman.com/dictionaries/international. html Cambridge University Press http://dictionary.cambridge.org/ Slide 7 Teacher Development Unit7 What is the AWL? The Academic Word List is a list of 570 word families you need to know Created by Avril Coxhead, Victoria University of Wellington Items selected from The Academic Corpus of 3,500,000 words Four faculty sections: Arts, Commerce, Law and Science http://www.nottingham.ac.uk/~alzsh3/acvocab/ind ex.htm http://www.nottingham.ac.uk/~alzsh3/acvocab/ind ex.htm Slide 8 Teacher Development Unit8 Four Faculty Areas Arts Education History Linguistics Philosophy Politics Psychology Sociology Commerce Accounting Economics Finance Industrial Relations Management Marketing Public policy Law Constitutional Law Criminal Law Family Law and Medico-legal International Law Pure Commerce Law Quasi- Commercial Law Rights and Remedies Science Biology Chemistry Computer Science Geography Geology Mathematics Physics Slide 9 Teacher Development Unit9 The AWL on the Web Vocabulary exercises for the Academic Word List http://www.nottingham.ac.uk/~alzsh3/acvocab/index.htm http://www.uefap.co.uk/vocab/vocfram.htm http://web.uvic.ca/~gluton/awl/index.htm Slide 10 Teacher Development Unit10 We have shown you Some useful Websites An Interactive Dictionary How to learn the academic words you need Slide 11 Teacher Development Unit11 Have fun!