Unit 3: Reading More – Learning More Words
In unit 3 you will use your active reading skills to learn new words. You will see how reading helps you learn new ways to say things in English. This unit concludes with a WebQuest, where you'll create a vocabulary list of your own by searching for words online.
Completing this unit should take you approximately 2.5 hours.
3.1: Expanding Your Vocabulary
Building a large vocabulary of English words will help you feel confident communicating, or talking and writing, with other people in English. But how do we start learning new words? Pick up a dictionary and start reading? No! There are a number of things you can do (we call these strategies) every day to learn – and remember – new words.
3.2: Finding New Words
In addition to context clues, we learn new words by listening to English and using it every day. If you don’t have many English speakers where you live, try watching videos or listening to music in English. As you watch and listen, pay attention to the new words you hear, then use context clues or a dictionary to find their meaning.
Unit 3 Assessment