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Analizing Texts using a Vocabulary Profiler


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 What’s a vocabulary profiler?

A vocabulary profiler is a tool that checks if a piece of text contains words from a vocabulary list.

Why should I use a vocabulary profiler?

Teachers use vocabulary profilers to check the vocabulary level of a reading text they use for a class or for an assessment. It can be useful for identifying the level of a reading text or as a way of knowing which words in a text should receive more focus. Students can use it to see which words might be most useful for them to learn.

Analizing texts  using a Vocab Profiler

I choose a topic , a website where I could possibly find the information  and  article of my choice

Once I have found it , I copy the article and paste it in the vocab profiler and The Vocab Profiler classifies the vocabulary in four categories

  • K1 Words
  • K2 Words
  • AWL Words
  • Off-List Words

Vocab profiler 101

The site also highlights the words in colors to make  it easy  for you to focus in one of the each categories .

Analyzing a text with Vocab Kitchen

Vocab Kitchen

Vocab Kitchen is a user-friendly vocabulary profiler that will help you know with accuracy the level of the text you desire to use. the option for this vocabulary profiler that I am in more interested in is the one that uses the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages  as a base.

CEFR_Levels_EN1

What can I do with  the texts after analyzed?

You can do any of these five type of exercises

  • Multiple Choice Exercise
  • Cloze test
  • Matching
  • True or False
  • Short Answer

Describing Services in the City


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Vocabulary

  1. Airport: The place you go when you want to travel by plane to another city
  2. Bakery:  you can buy fresh bread and cakes there
  3. Bank:  you deposit or withdraw/take out your money there. You can cash a check.
  4. Bookstore: you can buy books and magazines in that place
  5. Bus station: the place you go when you want to travel by bus to another city
  6. Butcher’shop:  they sell fresh meat
  7. café: you can buy a cup of coffee and cakes or sandwiches
  8. Church: a religious place of worship
  9. Department Store: a large store that sells clothes, household appliances etc. in sections
  10. Cinema/movies:  you can see the latest movies there. Many people eat popcorn while they’re there.
  11. Fire station:  the building where firemen keep their equipment including the fire-engine
  12. Gas Station: the place you go to get fuel.
  13. Gym: you can do exercises, weight training and keep fit there
  14. Beauty Salon:  you go there when you want to cut your hair
  15. Hospital: you go there when you need a surgery or someone is going to have a baby
  16. Hotel: where you sleep when you visit another city
  17. Jail / Prison: criminals go there for a number of days or years
  18. Library: a place where you can read and borrow books
  19. Pharmacy/ Drugstore: you can buy medicine and (legal) drugs
  20. Police Station: when a person is arrested, the police takes him/her to this place
  21. Park:  a public area in a city with trees and green areas where you can rest, play or walk your dog
  22. Restaurant: you go there when you do not want to cook at home. They prepare meals for you.
  23. School: a place where children learn
  24. Supermarket: a large store that sells food, drinks and household items
    video store – you rent a movie or a DVD for a couple of days from this place

Review

  1. Students watch a video about places around town and they answer questions that help students remember what was studied in the previous class.

Pre- Task

  1. Students make three teams, they are given short pieces of paper, they have to do mimics so their team member guess the good, the service or the product found in the pieces of paper. Students have the words in a wordle
  2. Teacher gives a presentation to the students with sentences, they read them and identify if those are goods or services.
  3. Teacher  invites students to play the Kahoot Game so they can review more about places and the good and services they offer.
  4.  Students listen to a conversation and they answer the questions, they practice the conversation with a partner.

 

Task

  1. Students record themselves talking about where to get good and services. They do the activity in groups of three. They record themselves and they make two questions to their classmates to make sure they are paying attention.

Post- Task

  1. Students make pairs and answer the questions using a google form.

 

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Describing Locations and their Services


Locations

Vocabulary

Prepositions of place

  1. besides to
  2. next to
  3. near
  4. between
  5. behind
  6. infront of
  7. across from
  8. around the corner from
  9. on main street
  10. on the second floor
  11. at 415 main street

Places

  1. Library
  2. Supermarket
  3. School
  4. High School
  5. Butcher shop
  6. Hardware  shop
  7. Grocery Store
  8. Store
  9. Church
  10. Hospital
  11. University
  12. Mall

Description of places

  1. modern
  2.  old
  3.  large
  4. small
  5. interesting
  6. boring
  7. exciting
  8.  beautiful
  9. expensive
  10. polluted
  11. clean
  12. noisy
  13. quiet
  14. calm
  15. crowded
  16. busy

First day Routine:

  1. Teacher introduces himself using a powerpoint presentation, he introduces himself and  talks a bit his likes in music, movies and anime.
  2. Students make pairs, interview a classmate and then they introduce each other to the rest of their classmates. (Points to talk about)
  3. Teacher  creates a group by sending students a whatsapp group invitation link.

Pre-Task:

  1. Teacher introduces the vocabulary about prepositions of place and places by using a quizlet set
  2. Teacher sends a video to the students , they have to listen and complete a series of questions about the location of different places. (Questions to answer)
  3. Teacher reviews  the use of there is and there are using a picture so students can use the structure in the next exercise
  4. Teacher sends different maps that students need  and they describe those places to their classmates.

Task:

  1. Students prepare a short conversation including the topics already studied.

Post-Task:

  1. Teacher reviews the vocabulary by doing an exercise online with the students

 

Lesson Plan: SWOT Analysis


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Review of Last Class

Students answer these two questions:

  1. What leadership qualities do you have?
  2. What leadership qualities do you want?

Pre-Task

  1. Students listen to this audio and they note down the  things that they are able to understand
  2. Students listen the audio again  and answer these questions
    1. What’s swot?
    2. What are the benefits of a SWOT analysis?
  3. Students do a SWOT Analysis of their  personality using this worksheet and this worksheet.
  4. Students identidy the different parts of the SWOT using this worksheet.

Task

  1. Students are going to talk about the strenghts, weaknessess , Opportunities and Threat of a ficticious company, they record it and we listen to it in class.

Post-Task

  1. Teacher takes some time to reinforce the problematic areas in pronunciation and grammar.
  2. Students answer this worksheet about SWOT Analysis