Tuesday, March 11, 2014

True Height (Vocabulary)



Vocabulary

Synonyms
Use a thesaurus / dictionary to find out synonyms of these words from the biographical account you have read.
Word
Synonyms
quench

glamour

passion

persistence

arrogant

pounding


Suffixes
Look at the following words taken from the passage:
competition,  excitement, persistence,  immediately, wonderful,  effortless, childhood, national, intensity.

Now, pick out the suffix from each word and form new words of your own in the table given below. One is done for you.

Word
Suffix
New word
Competition
 -ion
Completion



















Collocations
A collocation is an arrangement of words or other elements, especially those that commonly co-occur.
e.g. heart-felt congratulation.
There are certain word combinations.
  • Adjective+ Noun          e.g. bright/harsh/intense/strong light
  • Verb+ Noun                 e.g. cast/ emit/give/provide/shed light
  • Noun+ Verb                 e.g. light gleams/glows/shines
  • Noun + Noun               e.g. a light source
  • Preposition+ Noun      e.g. by the light of the moon
  • Noun+ Preposition      e.g. the light from the window
  • Quantifier+ Noun        e.g. (of) a beam / ray of light
Use a dictionary and write which word in column 1 can collocate with those in the next five columns. Put a tick (   ) mark in the relevant column. Use the apt collocations in your own sentences.

word
sympathy
opinion
welcome
congratulations
dream
heart-felt





deep





childhood





express





strong





warm






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