вівторок, 28 березня 2017 р.

Communication.

 Hi there!
 How are u doing?
    Today, if to talk sense I will raise the subject about communication. But it will be interesting and helpful for you.I have prepared some pictures for you.Just relax and enjoy.












понеділок, 27 березня 2017 р.

Word families.Word formation.

Upstream Upper-Intermediate B2+

Unit 5

'The magic of Pantomine'

Noun
Verb
Adjective
Adverb
fun

funny

combination
combine


competition

competitive

profitability
to profit
profitable
profitably
adapting
to adapt
adaptive

form
to form
formative
formatively
entertainment
entertain


description
to describe
descriptive

needs
need
 needed

impression
 impress
impressive
immpresively
success
succeed
(un)successful
(un)successfully

Hi there!
     In linguistics, word formation is the creation of a new word. Word formation is sometimes contrasted with semantic change, which is a change in a single word's meaning. You must decide which word you need and do formation. So, today I'll share with you how to be aware of word formation, word families, greek and latin roots.
     First of all, you must develop your skills of roots and affixes of words. It would be appropriate to learn the word formation from the different resources. And then, you can just recall the material. It brings you a benefit.
    The root is the heart of the word, the element from which other words may be constructed.There are a lot of exlplanations of greek and latin roots, so practise to set a goal. Understanding the meanings of the common word roots can help us deduce the meanings of new words that we encounter. But be careful: root words can have more than one meaning and various shades of meaning.

пʼятниця, 3 березня 2017 р.

Opportunities of online vocabulary building

   Hi, Kate. How are you? I hope that everything is OK. It's a pity that you were learning English 10 years ago and didn't have any opportunities that have now become available with online tools and resources. But I will tell you in detail how to expand your vocabulary and how to be aware of using online tools and resources, it will work out the easiest way. Today, there is a range of dictionaries, for instance:
 The Free Dictionary is a dictionary, which gives you a definition of a word and it is an effective dictionary, you can concentrate your mind also on new words:
Another an appropriate tool is Oxford Dictionary. This dictionary improve provides a meaning of a word, learns how to say this word and learns how to use this word effectively:
If you want to build your vocabulary, then try to use Cabridge Dictionary, this dictionary includes a definition of a word, doesn't take the time to find a word, gives a wide range of definitions.


Ok, now I'll tell you about interesting tools, which will make a contribution to your vocabulary. It's a free English online Thesaurus that helps you to find the meaning of words and show connections among associated words.
Another effective online tool is Wordshake.
So, I will be very happy if it helps you. Do your best and make a progress!
With love,
Yaroslava

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вівторок, 21 лютого 2017 р.

My skills of using dictionary effectively

  Hello there! I am learning English and I always use a dictionary to be aware of new words. Besides helping with spelling and word meaning, usind a dictionary effectively and accurately is a perfect way to improve our English. Now, I can give you some methods about using dictionary effectively:

  • you should concentrate your mind on a new word and understand the gist of the word slowly but surely.
  • you should make a note of  new words, because later you can look up the word in your notes and revise these words again.
  • you can guess the meaning of the word, it will work for you, really.
  • you can divide new words into some groups, for instance, nouns, adjectives, verbs, it will work for you.
  • you should always use relevant dictionaries, look up the definition of the word to know exactly the word.
 A dictionary can help you determine the precise denotations of words. If you expand your vocabulary you will achieve a goal! It is also better to use a wide range of vocabulary.  Furthermore, do not forget to do revision. Just take the time and make progress.


1. The word I tend to mispronounce on a regular basis:
Prison (n)-\ˈpri-zən\a place of confinement especially for lawbreakers; specifically :  an institution (as one under state jurisdiction) for confinement of persons convicted of serious crimes — compare.

2.A few words I always confuse:

She accepted a book as a present.
Thew work every day except Friday.
accept
except
to agree to receive or do
not including
affect
effect
to change or make a difference to
a result; to bring about a result
 Your attitude will affect how succesful you are.
This has an effect to our health.


envelop
envelope
to cover or surround
a paper container for a letter
A feeling of despair enveloped him
My mum sent me a letter in an envelope.

3.Words that entered the dictionary in 2016:
  • agender, adj.
  • basic wage, n.
  • bish-bosh, n.
  • botter, n.
  • bottle-cleaner, n.

неділя, 12 лютого 2017 р.

You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough

Organising and learning vocabulary

   Have you ever think about organising your vocabulary effectively? There are so many mistakes, which all of us make. But you can avoid these mistakes, if you follow some tips or even rules, which help you effectively. So, here some tips:
  •     You must look a word up in the dictionary again and again for an accurate understanding. It will help you and you will know this word.
  •   you must have an appropriate vocabulary.
  • you must look for a definition of this word.
  • if you find a new word in the dictionary, make yourself understood this word.
  • you must concentrate the mind on this word.
   So, how to learn vocabulary? Learning vocabulary is a very important part of learning a language. The more words you know, the more you will be able to understand what you hear and read. Here some tips and methods, which will work for you, and you will be motivated.


  • you must make a note of new words for a better remembering.
  • you can say a new word many times.
  • you must make associations to make yourself understood.
  • you can write a word on small cards and then if you look again on them you will recall words.
  • you must consider words in detail.
  • you must always revise words, which you learned.
  • you can guess the meaning and then check in the vocabulary.
   So, if you follow these tips you will improve your vocabulary. The more you work on learning a word, the more likely it is that it will become part of your active vocabulary. Do your best and you will have a wide range od vocabulary.

   Here is the link to the text: https://www.fluentin3months.com/learning-new-vocabulary/
   Here is a list of vocabulary I worked with:
figuring out,a curated word, vocabulary acquisition,to use straight away,encounter,circumflex, common roots.