Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Dr. Dwarakanath Kotnis - Vocabulary



Vocabulary
  1. Here are some of the words that are related to the word ‘doctor’.
In how many ways can you classify the following words?

neurologist                 MBBS                          syringe
treatment                   white coat                  ambulance
MD                              crocin                          clinic
physician                    hospital                      patient

profession
:
physician
specialization
:
neurologist
qualification
:
MD
dress code
:
white coat
medicines
:
crocin, ointment
place of work
:
clinic, Hospital
service
:
treatment
tools
:
syringe
related vehicle
:
ambulance.

Mapping these meanings through words is called semantic mapping. A set of words related in meaning are said to belong to the same semantic field.
e.g. bus, driver, conductor, ticket etc.

Write four words that belong to and that you can associate with the following words.
1
space
 (a)
 (b)
 (c)
 (d)
2
business
 (a)
 (b)
 (c)
 (d)
3
occupation
 (a)
 (b)
 (c)
 (d)
4
travel
 (a)
 (b)
 (c)
 (d)
  1. Read  the  sentence given below.
Dr. Kotnis lost his heart to a Chinese woman. What does the expression ’lose heart’ mean?
Lost his heart means fell in love.
Here are a few more expressions using the word heart.
eg: ‘Eat your heart out’.
I am going to New York next week. Eat your heart out!
When he hears about your promotion he will eat his heart out.

  1. Match  the  following.

                A

      B
1
have a heart
(              )
sadness
2
broken heart
(              )
no feelings
3
heavy heart
(              )
a very deep thank you
4
take to heart
(              )
be merciful
5
a heart of stone
(              )
to lose love
6
thanks from the bottom of my heart
(              )
take seriously

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