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Vocabulary - Language Analysis:


When teaching a vocabulary lesson, you should submit your language analysis with your lesson plan. If you are pre-teaching any vocab
for a listening or reading lesson, you should also supply this. (An example is given)

Context i.e. how


will you convey / e.g. through a personal anecdote about members of my family.
elicit meaning?

Word/phrase Meaning/Def Pron Checking understanding Any issues with M, P, F or Solutions


Form/Approp (as used in this (stress/script/ (CCQs, pictures, etc) A?
context) syllables)
M
Suspicious feeling doubt or no Picture.... Do the detectives think M P: Finger drill.
trust in someone or ssp.s this is a normal man or are they F:
something (elicit....... suspicious about him) P.
3 syllables
adjective stress on first When was the last time you were F
U suspicious? A

Uneasy you are slightly /ni.zi/ Picture..This man is slightly worried M :they might confuse with difficult M: Explain that it is a feeling
worried or about something. elicit......he explain that it is a feeling and not and not an action
uncomfortable about 2 syllables is........uneasy an action..
a particular situation stress on E P
Hmm. F
adjective A

Curious Someone or kj.ri.s Picture/ Realia ..Box....Hmm what's M They might confuse it with M.Explain that in this
something that is in here something strange context you want to find
interested in learning 3 syllables something out
about people or stress on . I am ..elicit... curious to find out P
things around you what is in this envelope...
F
adjective
A
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M Ss might try to use word for a M explain that it is about a


present state. past event, and you are not
Annoyed angry about a past nd/ Picture... Last week I was having a as angry as you were at
event. good week, I was happy, but on P first.
syllables Tuesday somebody stole my car. I
adjective was really angry at first, but now I F
Stress on A I am .elicit.....annoyed about it...
A
Was I happy before my car was
stolen? Yes...

I am as angry now about my car as


I was last week? No..

Optimistic p.tms.tk Picture.... M


hopeful; believing You are in the desert, lost, but you
that good things will 4 syllables think someone will come and find P
happen in the future you, you are positive and ( you are
adjective stress on first elicit .optimistic) F
Ti
Will someone find you? A

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Who can give me an example of


optimistic..? Whats the opposite of
optimistic = pessimistic
Picture/ Realia.... M confuse with electric shock... M: Explain that in this
kt Letter open it... context it is when someone
Shocked to make someone P is upset or has a negative
feel upset or syllables You get some bad news( . surprise.. (but not a
surprised (negative) elicit you are ....shocked) F physical thing)

adjective Would you be shocked if you got A


some good news

Sceptical doubting that skep.t.kl Picture M


something is true or
useful 3 syllables Hmmm .....the inventor of time P
stress on i travel lived here.. elicit..sceptical
about this...... F
adjective
Do you believe everything you A
hear..? No

Relieved happy that /rlivd/ Picture or Realia M


something
unpleasant has not 3 syllables You thought that you had not P
happened or has stress on first passed all your exams....elicit...you
ended e are so....relieved... that you passed F
them all
adjective A
Use realia/mime...Where is my
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wallet( look around classroom for it)


Find it.. I am so ... relieved I
found it.

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