Posted by: jgroppel | October 2, 2012

DIFFERENTIATE

DIFFERENTIATE

D1: (v) to understand the differences between (people / things)

E1: Can you differentiate between cacao and cocoa? 

S1: to distinguish

AUDIO: DIFFERENTIATE 

VIDEO: DIFFERENTIATE

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Posted by: jgroppel | October 1, 2012

KEY

KEY

D1: (n) a small piece of metal used to unlock a door or for starting an engine / a machine

D2: (n) a written or punched code / symbols

D3: (adj) very important

D4: (n) the tone or pitch of music

D5: (n) the buttons on a computer or instrument

D6: (n) an island created by sediment

E1: Those are the keys to my house and car.

E2: This map has a key in the bottom left corner.

E3: Motivation is key to a successful career.

E4: Sandra is singing off key.

E5: Don’t hit the DELETE key!

E6: We like to go to the Florida Keys on vacation.

S2: legend

S3: essential

S6: cay

AUDIO: KEY

Posted by: jgroppel | September 24, 2012

SUMMARIZE

SUMMARIZE

D1: (v) to give a short version of…(a story/ideas)

E1: Just summarize the news article in your own words.

S1: to abridge

AUDIO: SUMMARIZE

 

 

 

 

 

 

VIDEO: SUMMARIZE

Posted by: jgroppel | September 18, 2012

SHOWER

SHOWER

D1: (n) a small amount of rain

D2: (v) to rinse clean under a spray of falling water

D3: (n) an occasion of gift giving

E1: The plants needed more than just a shower.

E2: I’m going to shower and then we can go.

E3: We had a baby shower for Candice.

 

AUDIO: SHOWER

 

 

 

 

Posted by: jgroppel | September 17, 2012

ILLUSTRATE

ILLUSTRATE

D1: (v) to draw

D2: (v) to show

E1: The artist illustrated the book beautifully.

E2: The accident illustrated just how quickly a person’s life can change.

S2: to demonstrate

 

AUDIO: ILLUSTRATE

 

 

Posted by: jgroppel | September 10, 2012

FORMULATE

FORMULATE

D1: (v) to create a plan

E1: We need to formulate a way to study better.

S1: to devise

AUDIO: FORMULATE

 

 

 

VIDEO: FORMULATE

Posted by: jgroppel | September 4, 2012

HYPOTHESIZE

HYPOTHESIZE

D1: (v) to think of a reason why or how…

E1: What do you hypothesize for there being more rain on the weekend?

S1: to propose

AUDIO: HYPOTHESIZE

 

VIDEO: HYPOTHESIZE

Posted by: jgroppel | August 28, 2012

DRAW

DRAW

D1: (v) to bring or to pull toward / to pull out or pull open

D2: (v) to make a picture with a pencil

D3: (n) a tied game or competition

E1: As a nurse, Cassie has to draw blood from patients.

E2: I like to draw frogs.

E3: Nobody won…it was a draw.

S2: to illustrate

S3: stalemate

AUDIO: DRAW

 

Posted by: jgroppel | August 27, 2012

INFER

INFER

D1: (v) to conclude

E1: Martin inferred that Kay was sick, when he didn’t see her at school.

S1: to deduce

AUDIO: INFER

WHAT CAN YOU INFER FROM THIS PICTURE?

WHAT CAN YOU INFER FROM THIS PICTURE?

WHAT CAN YOU INFER FROM THIS GRAPH?

WHAT CAN YOU INFER ABOUT THIS MAN FROM THIS PICTURE?

VIDEO : INFER

Posted by: jgroppel | August 22, 2012

PRESENT

PRESENT

D1: (v) to show (to give)

D2: (n) a gift

D3: (adj) existing in or near…

D4: (n) now or this moment of time

E1: Drew presented his ideas to us.

E2: What presents did you get for your birthday?

E3: There are only two students present today.

E4: No, I can’t help at the present.

S1: to introduce

A3: absent

AUDIO: PRESENT

 

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