Vocabulary Notebooks – Part 2

In the last blog we discussed some ways of recording collocations in your vocabulary notebook and asked you to share some of your ideas. We made the point that words like the company of other words; that words like to hang out together. We looked at how words combine. This week we’ll be focusing on … Continued

How to Organize your Notebook

In the notebooks we use in class, we often write new words in alphabetical order, sometimes with a translation of that word into our first language, or maybe with an explanation in English. However, your Vocabulary Notebook should be organized more effectively. One way of doing this is by recording vocabulary – collocations and patterns … Continued

How to Revise Vocabulary – Part 1

In this post – the first of two on revising vocabulary – we will show you a few techniques to help you revise and remember the vocabulary in your notebooks. Many students have problems trying to remember vocabulary. For example, you study something in class, or write a great expression in your notebook, and then, … Continued

How to Revise Vocabulary – Part 2

In the last blog we finished up by introducing you to some activities that can help when you’re revising vocabulary. The first activity was personalization and today we’re going to look at some further ways to revisit and reuse the vocabulary you have recorded. Let’s get going. 1. Mental Associations: The more associations you make, … Continued

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Atlas Essentials Study Guide

Happy New Year! To welcome you into 2016 we have a little present. The first in our new Atlas Essentials series of FREE downloadable Pdfs – Volume 1 Keeping a Vocabulary Notebook – is now available here: Atlas Essentials Vol. 1 – Keeping a Vocabulary Notebook.pdf Further volumes will follow throughout 2016, consolidating and developing … Continued

Vocabulary Notebooks – Part 1

Vocabulary Notebooks – Part 1

Many of you find English vocabulary difficult. To be honest, so do many teachers! There are SO many words and expressions in English. Sometimes it is difficult to know WHAT to record or even HOW to record them. To make matters worse, English vocabulary doesn’t have simple rules like so many grammar items you learn … Continued