English vocabulary PRIORITY
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English vocabulary PRIORITY

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Created by Dr Michael Sun
Last updated 1/2019
English
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This course includes
  • 1 hour on-demand video
  • 14 articles
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • Recognise about a third of the words they encounter
  • Pronounce very common sounds
  • Relate the top 25 words with each other
  • Understand what about a third of all words encountered mean and how to use them
Requirements
  • Be able to read and write
Description

When your goal is to learn English, it is very important you start learning things that will help you learn even more things rather than learn one-off useless things that are rarely used and generally unhelpful, despite being difficult.

This will halve the time it takes for you to learn English! We learn the most used words first so that they can help us learn new words.

The top 25 words in the English language account for about a third of usage. This makes it a priority to have a deep familiarisation with them to help you learn other words. The mathematical idea behind this is that of exponential growth which can vastly accelerate one's learning. Said in another way, we are using the words we learn first to help us learn the words we will need later.


Who this course is for:
  • Beginner English learners
  • Adult English learners
Course content
Expand all 29 lectures 46:21
+ Introduction
4 lectures 07:59

The word guessing game. Can be played alone or with a group. The goal is to guess the top 25 words.

Alone: list 50-100 words and then compare lists

With a group: Get someone who is not learning to be the host and confirms correct guesses. The person with the most correct guesses when all of the words are guessed wins and the team score is the total number of guesses required to do this or if you want you can also keep track of the total amount of time.

Preview 01:18
+ THE, A, AN, THAT, THIS
6 lectures 21:48

Number one on the list. What does it mean? (what is the difference between 'the' and 'a'?)

Something that causes many mistakes because it is a difficult word to understand. It comes before a noun and means one thing but only one thing! So it is used to specifically refer to one thing. While 'a' says it is one thing among possibly many similar things.

Can you make a sentence with just the words in the top 25? (I don't think you can!) Can you make 10 partial sentences using at least 3 words from the top 25? What is the longest connected part of a sentence you can make?

Preview 02:06

Here are some of my answers

Meaning and comparison of THE, A, AN
05:28
Examples using THE and AN
03:04
An example with apples
05:15
THAT, THIS
03:51
Pronunce THE, A, AN, THAT, THIS
02:04
+ IS, WAS, ARE
2 lectures 09:44
IS, WAS , ARE
04:59
Examples IS, ARE, WAS
04:45
+ From, To
12 lectures 06:48
FROM, TO
00:59
Meaning and comparison
03:06
To From Example
02:41
I, YOU
00:00
HE, HIS
00:00
IT
00:00
FOR
00:00
ON
00:00
OF
00:00
IN
00:00
BE
00:00
AT
00:00
+ I, You, He, His, It
5 lectures 00:01
WITH
00:00
HAVE
00:00
AND
00:00
AS
00:00
THEY
00:00