We are now accepting speech festival applications. We offer you a video of the poem reading, a PDF explaining how to read the poem with an interpretation and other advice. Plus 3 coaching sessions by Whatsapp. You may send a video of your child reading the poem and our coaches will reply with audio and text advice on how to improve.

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Secondary Sign up here https://www.elite-kids.org/order-form1597767757841We also offer a poem selection service.You can sign up now and chose your poem at a later date to hold your spot.Materials packages only are also available. Once you have placed your order fill in the intake form here:
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Director Elite Kids- a Branch of MindBE Education

Elite English Vocabulary - tips and strategies for learning English words

A strong vocabulary is essential for a high standard of English. 

A good vocabulary equals a high standard of:

  • Writing
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Speaking
  • Listening

The wider your vocabulary, the better your performance in exams (especially open cloze exercises)

Important tips about learning English Vocabulary

Pronunciation

When students learn new words, it is important for them to learn the correct pronunciation and word stress. The only way to do this is learn it from a native speaker.

Usage

Knowing a word is no use unless it can be produced in the correct context. When children learn words, they should learn structures which they are used in.

It is also very important to learn the different parts of speech which go with each new word.

For example:

  • surprise (noun/verb)
  • surprise/surprising (adjective)
  • surprisingly (adverb)

Strategies for improving vocabulary

  • Teach Vocabulary by themes (for instance words associated with Christmas)
  • Provide colourful graphics to help children associate pictures with words.
  • Provide follow-up tasks to help children practice new vocabulary.
  • Read English books EVERY day,
  • Watch English educational TV channels.

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