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Academic Word List Lessons #14

Happy 2018 Everyone!!
To begin the new year AEUK has created a free lesson download to help develop students' awareness of academic vocabulary and formality. This blog discusses using the AWL sublists individually and provides a cut up word table for each list.

The basic idea:
  • In small groups of 3/4, students try to explain their words using synonyms, explanation and definition without saying the word.
  • At the same time the other students look at the AWL and guess which word is being described. If correct, they win the word.
This is a great lesson to improve academic vocabulary and communication skills.

There are lots of other extra activities offered too.
All the best,

AWL Teaching Words

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Academic Word List Teaching Words: A great way to help students develop an understanding of what is considered academic or formal vocabulary is to introduce them to the Academic Word List on a weekly basis. Obviously, it takes time to learn and acquire the words so by using a kinaesthetic activity this can help consolidate the words and make …

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