1) Mind-maps

Some students like to draw spidergrams as a way of remembering vocabulary. It's a good way of brainstorming, organizing your vocab, your ideas and remembering them.

You've got different tools to create your own mind maps.

 

 

Choose one semantic field, create a mind map and share it with us!

2) Organizing your notebooks

MY INTERACTIVE NOTEBOOK

 

How to take the most out of a word or expression??? DON’T FORGET TO WRITE A SENTENCE WITH THE WORD OR THE EXPRESSION, OR WHAT IS THE SAME, TO PUT IT IN A CONTEXT.

 

ARISE/RISE/RAISE/AROUSE/GIVE RISE TO

 

Collocational Grid

 

One’s hand

A laugh

One’s interest

A problem

disease

Raise

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Arouse

 

 

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Give rise to

 

 

 

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Transitive verbs

Raise- Definitions. Three definitions (lift, exist and develop, bring up)

Arouse. Definition and use

Give rise to something. Definition and use.

 

Collocations

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Examples: Shall the opportunity arise, …….

Could you come on Saturday, ….should the need arise?

Are there any matters arising form……..?

If a problem arises later………………….

 

 

Expansion:

Something arises from/ out of

A particular situation arose/arose/arisen

 

Personalisation:

If a problem arises, please do not hesitate to contact me

Should the opportunity arise, I’d like …….

 

3) Small vocab notebooks for your bags

  • Keep a small notebook in your handbag with idiomatic expressions, new vocab, sentences, with your learning diary..., it's great! you can revise them wherever and whenever you want.- Elena García

  • I always use a small notebook where I can write vocabulary and sentences that I learn when I read. Then, If I'm at the dentist  or I'm on the sofa, I have a look at them- María Asunción Galindo, former EOI Lorca.

  • When I want to learn new words, I write them on a small notebook that I keep in my bag and when I have a break, I revise them and try to memorise them! I've got a horrible memory!- Francisco García

4) Post its everywhere

  • I put words on post its at home, in all the places...in order to memorise them! The  only way of memorising them is seeing them all the time!-María Asunción Galindo, former EOI Lorca.

  • I found this superb app where I can design images with my own vocabulary, I love creating and I'm a visual learner and this helps me memorise the vocab -Sonia López, former EOI San Javier

5) Repetition and expansion

  • A great way of expanding your vocabulary is by making your own examples. If you learn a structure and a word, write an example using it so that you can remember it easily and quickly. If you write true examples about yourself, you'll memorise them better!-Irene Larrocha