english key words
This list provides a starting point for a basic understanding and fluency in the English language. The list of 850 words that was developed by Charles K. Ogden, and released in 1930 with the book: Basic English: A General Introduction with Rules and Grammar. For more information about this list, you can visit Odgen’s Basic English page. This list is an excellent starting point for building up a vocabulary which allows you to converse fluently in English.
While this list is helpful for a strong beginning, more advanced vocabulary building will help you quickly improve your English. These vocabulary books will further help you build your vocabulary, especially at advanced levels. Teachers can use this list as a starting point for developing an essential vocabulary to their lessons. Teachers can also use this list along with other ideas on how to teach vocabulary on this site.
- idioms and fixed phrases
- phrasal verbs
- verb patterns
- word combinations
- linking words//inversion/conditionals/unreal past/
Task Type: Key Word Transformations.
Focus: Grammar and vocabulary.
Format: Each question consists of a sentence followed by a ‘key’ word and a second sentence with a gap in the middle. You have to use this key word to complete the second sentence so that it means the same as the first sentence.
Number of questions: 6
How many marks are there: Up to two marks for each correct answer.
What is testing:
Taking as its starting point the category text (as opposed to clause, collocation span, sentence etc.) this paper proposes and illustrates a method of identifying key words in text, and leads from this to the notion of key key words (words that are key in many texts). A key key word is shown to have associates: words that are key in the same texts as a given key key word. Finally, these associates can be grouped together in clumps, which themselves are revealing about text schemata and stereotype. The number of clumps in which any key key word participates relates not to ambiguity but to a diversity of perceived roles; the members of the clump describe and illuminate these stereotypical roles.
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