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Techniques to Memorise New Vocabulary

by John F.

Vocabulary practise

Presentation new lexical items should be supported by additional techniques to practice and memorise new material, such as: drawings, forming shapes, associations, imitation.


Drawings
The learners draw pictures illustrating new words or collect thematically connected items around one picture.

Forming shapes

The learners write new words in the way that help them to learn by heart. For example:

V
E
R
T                        HORIZONTAL           
I
C
A
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Associations

New words can be associated with another one thematically connected, with its function or with some places. They can be different but each one is good if it makes memorizing easier.

Imitation

Repeating lexical items after the teacher - at first in chorus and then the number of  the repeating learners should be reduced to individual repetitions.

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