2011-1 PCE Vocabulary Review

Discuss how general English vocabulary words are used to communicate ideas.
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Memorizing lists of vocabulary words is the most effective way to learn them.

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2011-1 PCE Vocabulary Review

Post by Jason M. Ham » Sat Apr 02, 2011 10:37 am

The following list includes vocabulary words and phrases that came up while we (Jason's Catholic University Students) were working together in PCE class this semester. Most of these will appear on your vocabulary quiz later this semester, so it is a good idea to familiarize yourself with them.
Review this list and be sure you remember what the words mean–the meaning we learned in class. You may need to look back at your notes, review your handouts, and practice with your classmates.
IMPORTANT: Most words have more than one meaning. Remember what the word meant in class when we encountered it. That is the meaning that will be quizzed. For example, submit can mean to yield, but we used the word when we talked about submitting homework posts online, so the meaning that will be tested is the one that means to turn in or give.
Let's take turns introducing and discussing these words/phrases and their meanings in this forum. If you are not sure how to use this forum, please see the instructional posts at the top.

VOCABULARY FROM BOTH PCE 1&2 CLASS LESSONS & ACTIVITIES
Syllabus
Submit
Semester
Assessments
Objectives
Criteria
Group work
Presentation
Final exam
Liar
Least
Familiar
Come up with
Feedback
ODB=online discussion board
Register=Sign up
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A kitchen
A frying pan
A cupboard
A loaf of bread
A cactus
A microwave
A pitcher
A saucepan
A pot
A wall clock
A teapot/kettle
Teacups and saucers
A still-life painting
A statue
A bunch of bananas/grapes
Long stem roses
Thorns
A vase
Against the wall
A taxi stand
Manhattan
Function
Context
Expression
Formal
Neutral
Request
Agree
Apologize
Threaten
Suggest
Express “like”
Summing up
Giving yourself more time to think
VOCABULARY FROM PCE 1 CLASS LESSONS & ACTIVITIES
Fatal
Chances are
Struck (by lightning)
Drown
1 in 3 chances
Reduce
Sense of smell
Extremely improbable
Back woods
Grizzly
Calm
Absorb
Attack
Rejoinder
I see
Laundromat
Past tense
Drink Drank Drunk
Budgie
Drop vs. Spill
Tap
Really?
Basic Interest
Surprise
Bite Bit Bitten
One day…
Gopher
Vegetables
Farmer’s market
Squirrel
Pass and Fail
VOCABULARY FROM PCE 2 CLASS LESSONS & ACTIVITIES
Frankenstein
Progress
Rapid
Previous
Go too far
Primate
Absorb
Ethical
Transplant
Paralyzed
Critic
Grotesque
By remote control
Inhumane
Banned
GMO–Genetically Modified Organism
Starving
Jellyfish
Organism
Harmless
Genes
Sterile
Ornamental
Precedent
Greedy
Fishing rod
Trench coat
Music box
Crank
Front walk
Have an affair

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Re: 2011-1 PCE Vocabulary Review

Post by jen ingalls » Wed Apr 13, 2011 7:47 am

havent got wat sort of work is this....wat is pc3....where i got class lessons

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Re: 2011-1 PCE Vocabulary Review

Post by Jason M. Ham » Tue Apr 19, 2011 3:40 am

jen ingalls wrote:havent got wat sort of work is this....wat is pc3....where i got class lessons
Jen,
PCE stands for Practical Conversational English--a credit class offered at The Catholic University of Korea. You are welcome to join in and interact with our students online. These words were assigned and quizzed this semester. :-)

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