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4.1. Some ideas for vocabulary to learn to understand


Remember, you are not simply collecting and compiling vocabulary for eventual memorization. You are learning to recognize the vocabulary items when you hear them in speech. You want to be prepared to learn to recognize around thirty new items per day. If these are the names of common objects, then you will want to use the actual objects in the language session, if possible. Your LRP will have you manipulate these objects as a means of learning their names or as a means of learning the words for the actions that can be performed on, or with, those objects. To learn other kinds of vocabulary, you may need to prepare drawings or diagrams. You can plan to learn a wide variety of words by means of acting them out in TPR activities. For example, if you are learning words for emotions, you may respond to commands such as “Act happy; act sad; act disappointed,” and so forth.

4.1.1 Which vocabulary items should I learn first?
4.1.2 Some categories of vocabulary
4.1.3 Words used to further describe all of the objects covered so far
4.1.4 Things that happen to all of the objects covered so far
4.1.5 Actions of human beings
4.1.6 Additional sources for basic vocabulary

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