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Collocation: What it is, and 9 activities to use in your classroom

In this post, we’re going to think about collocations, and look at some practical classroom activities we can use to help students communicate better through their use. Vocabulary or lexis? When we think about the teaching and learning of vocabulary, we tend to think about individual words. In many classrooms, students are encouraged to memorise …

Recording Vocabulary

In most lessons, we deal with vocabulary to a greater or lesser extent, but are we helping students to remember and use this vocabulary after the lesson is finished? Students can often be seen dutifully scribbling away, compiling long lists of completely unrelated words and phrases. Everyone has preferences as to how to record and …