пʼятниця, 10 березня 2017 р.

  Word families. Word formation.

I've chosen the article form Upstream B2+ Student's book, called " The Magic of Pantomime"( Unit 5).


  In ancient times, Latin and Greek languages were considered as official and literal languages. It was honor to learn them. It is obvious that Latin and Greek are parents of other languages.

  Without a doubt, each philologist should know Greek and Latin. It helps to understand the relationships between words, find the roots without difficulties.Learning sacral languages, you explode the vocabulary, make progress in knowledge of word formation. 

   Besides, it makes you highly educated. Language is still progressing, according to this it is very important to be aware of all notions, phenomena and so on. Latin and Greek would broaden your outlook, as it is possible to reveal some certain things that weren't mentioned. Furthermore, they would help you to concentrate on one more language. 

  Moreover, dead languages are good supporters in feeling and realising other languages. They open wide context of words, presenting their historical meaning.

  To conclude, we must remember that Greek and Latin shouldn't be  " extra" languages, we have to respect them as they gave a birth to other languages.

вівторок, 28 лютого 2017 р.


    Online tools and resources for vocabulary
    Hello Mark,
  How is your life? I'd like to share with you iformation about learning opportunities that now are available and popular amoung people. Maybe it would be a good experience for as you could compare your own methods.
   I'm sure that you are aware of different ways to expand vocabulary and so on. But the language is making progress, so there is a wide range of modern technics that would help you to concentrate the mind on the most effective things, build your personal vocabulary and make you confident in language skills. Besides, you could find a lot of alternative ways to make an improvment and to achieve the main goal. Here are some websites which were selected by myself instead of using a great amount of paper dictionaries. 

I. Synonym Finder: if you need to diverse your vocabulary this is the most suitable dictionary in such situation.

II. Graph Words: its main function is to show the connection between other groups of words.

III. Just the words: is used to show possible word combination according to the purpose.
IV. Word Shake: helps to memorise words in unordinary way. It was created by the British Council.

V.  World Machine: this game helps you to recall words you thuoght you never know.

VI. My flashcard:  https://quizlet.com/192241340/vocabulary-building-flash-cards/?new

субота, 18 лютого 2017 р.

     Dictionary daze

 The process of learning foreign language can't exist without using dictionary. It is one of the most important equipment that sooner or later may be used by native speakers. This book makes a contribution to our vocabulary as it contais a lot of useful information. Each dictionary provides a wide range of definitions and specific features in details.
 There are lots of tips that make sense of cooperating with a dictionary. Their aim is to help people to achive their goals by using dictionaries in appropriate way. Moreover, these pieces of advice help to omit mistakes and identify a gist of these books.
 Firstly, make an effort to avoid doing translation all the time. Each language is unique and has its own feautures that can't be translated or transfered into another language.
 Secondly, try not to be depended on your dictionary. There is always a chance to guess the meaning. You may look to words which are connected with the unknown one or look through the context of the certain text. 
 Finally, take it seriously which dictionary to choose. Remember, that to improve your vocabulary it's better to buy monolingual dictionary. You need to feel language so using this method, you can make your language natural and fluent.

1) In my case, I often mispronouns the word " height ".
Heighthaɪt  / the vertical dimension of extension; distance from the base of something to the top.

2) Here are words which can be confused:
accept and except - Accept means to receive, agree, or do smth ( He accepted my offer to go to the cinema). Except means not including ( There were all relatives except my cousin). 
advise and advice - Advise means to recommend something ( My mum advises me to take a coat). Advice means recommendations what to do ( I always listen to my fathers's advice). 
desert and dessert - Desert means a waterless or empty area ( The biggest desert is in Egypt). Dessert means the sweat course of a meal ( For dessert, Tom ordered chocolate cake).

3) The words entered the dictionary in 2016:

telefax - send something via a facsimile machine;

fulcrum - point on which a lever is supported and turns;

hackery - computer " freaks" into a computer system;

gobo - black screen placed around the lens of a camera or video camera to keep out excess light or glare; 


вівторок, 14 лютого 2017 р.


                  Techniques and Strategies of Vocabulary                                       Building 
  If you are interested in learning foreign languages, it is not a secret for you that each language requests making some notes of new words. Every person is aware of this process, so not to make mistakes in the future speech, she or he uses different approaches to achieve the goal. There is a great amount of articles which make you motivated in learning new vocabulary. Besides, there are lots of dictionaries which help you in organizing your own techniques of vocabulary. If you hesitate in extending your list of words, make yourself understood that it is the immense asset. 
  Here are some tips how to make the process of rememebering new words easier:  
1) Try to classify words into parts of speech, like nouns, verbs, adverbs and so on;
2) Pay attention to phonetic transcription to say words clearly;
3) If it is possible make small cards with new words and surround yourself with them.
  These methods make progress on your speaking skills and make insparation on your future steps in learning languages.

The article that I used: