There are 3 main methods for teaching vocabulary at SE.
1 – correcting vocabulary that has been misused or is chinglish and suggesting better or more suitable vocabulary during conversation.
2 – teaching new vocabulary that comes from articles, emails, and other content that is useful and relevant to the student’s English learning needs.
3 – upgrading the student’s current vocabulary in speaking and writing exercises by suggesting alternative words and phrases.
1 – When giving definitions
Run – a velocity of bipedal movement that is increased beyond a walk. Run – pao bu / walk < jog < run < sprint
it’s ok it’s delicious – it was ok / it was pretty good / it was decent
we are university classmates / we went to university together
super – incredibly – amazingly
we should get lunch together
created made plans
eg: We made plans to go to Beijing.
it will get red
eg: My eyes will get red if I sit too close.
1. You MUST write EXAMPLE SENTENCES for each new vocabulary word.
2. Use Learnersdictionary.com (APP available for 30 Yuan) for simple English definitions. Or create your own simple definition with easy words that the student can understand
regulate (v) – to control something, usually by making rules or laws.
eg: It is important to regulate medicine so people know it is safe.
eg: They need to regulate some websites.
cream (n) – a very thick liquid or soft substance, can be from a liquid
eg: I put a little cream in my coffee.
eg: I like milk coffee, it is very creamy.
comfortable (adj) – shu fu
eg: this chair is very comfortable
eg: the weather today is so comfortable!
“What goes around comes around” – if you do something bad, bad things will come to you in the future
Upgrading Words – Speaking Exercise / Writing Homework
Use speaking text or written text and upgrade vocabulary from corrected version.
You know that I have a kid, mty son 1.5 years old. I bought him a tool, a big one that you can climb to top and foo, up and down. yesterday it arrived and I asked him to play it, actually he a little bit scared, but I think he pretend to be funny because everyone in the family are encouraging him from up to the bottom, and after that he just smile, but its kind of an embarrassing smile so I took a video, for the whole from the start to the end. So everytime I watched the video its really funny.
You know that I have a kid, my son who’s one and a half years old. I ordered him a toy, a big one that you can climb to the top and slide
up and down down. Yesterday it arrived and I asked him to play with it, actually he was a little bit scared, but I think he pretended to be happy because everyone in the family wasencouraging him to slide down, he did and after that he just smiled, but its kind of an embarrassing smile so I took a video from the start to end. So everytime I watch the video its really funny.
You know that I have a kid [ child / son ], my son who’s one and a half years old [ one and a half / 1.5 years old / 18 months old ]. I ordered [ bought ] him a toy, a big [ large / huge ] one that [ which ] you can climb to the top and slide down. Yesterday [ the other day / a day or so ago ] it arrived [ was delivered ] and I asked him to [ got him to / requested that he ] play with it…
Choose words & phrases that the student isn’t very familiar with or that are particularly important, and teach them below.
18 months old / 18 month old
eg. I have an 18 month old baby
eg2. My son is 18 months old
which / that
eg. I have a computer which I use every day.
eg2. I have a computer which is black.
The other day – a day recently
eg. I went to the grocery store the other day and bought some vegetables