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Vocabulary Tools - Chapter Summary
In these lessons on vocabulary tools, you'll learn how to interpret a few foreign words and how to identify the incorrect use of words. You'll also gain a clear understanding of idioms. By the end of the chapter, you should be ready to:
- Decide when to use commonly confused words in English
- Identify wrong word use
- Discuss what idioms are and how they are used
- Explain how to use context to interpret commonly used foreign words
These brief and engaging lessons help you easily understand vocabulary tools, and our expert instructors provide plenty of examples. You can review all the lessons in order, or just look at the ones that cover the topics you need to review. A brief multiple-choice quiz is available for each lesson to test your knowledge.
1. Commonly Confused Words in English
Is it 'accept' or 'except?' 'Affect' or 'effect?' How do you know when to use 'there,' 'their,' or 'they're?' Watch this video lesson to learn about some confusing words in English and how to properly use each one.
2. How to Identify Wrong Word Use
Words are constantly being used incorrectly. Not sure if a word you used in your writing is correct? Watch this video lesson to learn three ways to identify errors in word use.
3. What are Idioms? - Lesson for Kids
Have you ever heard someone say 'Did you let the cat out of the bag?' Have you ever done something wrong and been told that 'It's time to face the music'? If you have, you've experienced idioms. Learn more about idioms in this lesson.
4. Using Context to Interpret Common Foreign Words: Lesson for Kids
English is a language that is constantly changing and growing. One way English expands is by adding words from other languages. In this lesson, you'll learn how to determine the meaning of foreign words using context.
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