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    Default What is the Level of an upper intermediate

    Hello,

    I need to make up an exercise for my TEFL/TESOL Course.
    This exercise includes in the introducing of 10 new lexical items on the subject crime
    for an upper intermediate level.
    Now my problem is, I don't know what new words to introduce, because I don't know
    How much language knowledge an upper intermediate group has.
    For example: do they know what the word homicide means?

    can someone please help me?

    Stressed TEFL STUDENT

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    Default Re: What is the Level of an upper intermediate

    Have you taught this group before? Can you think about their language knowledge in other areas and carry over the level to the topic of crime?

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    Default Re: What is the Level of an upper intermediate

    NOT A TEACHER
    It's not that easy to determine the size and boundaries of the vocabulary of an upper-intermediate learner. Their vocabulary will differ from student to student, so you won't please everybody anyway. However, there is a bunch of words concerning crime that aren't so frequent, so you can assume that they won't know most of them. You can for example look into a textbook for upper-intermediate students that is focused on broadening vocabulary. Such words might be:
    • arson
    • bail
    • blackmail
    • bribery
    • community service
    • custody
    • espionage
    • forgery
    • fraud
    • hijack
    • libel
    • magistrate
    • manslaughter
    • ransom
    • smuggle
    And here are a few even more advanced:
    • acquit
    • adjourn
    • appeal
    • arraign
    • counsel
    • injunction
    • inquest
    • litigation
    • summons
    • writ


    I hope it helps.
    Last edited by CarloSsS; 12-Mar-2012 at 14:53.

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    Default Re: What is the Level of an upper intermediate

    No, haven't before, that is why I find it difficult

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    Default Re: What is the Level of an upper intermediate

    Some on the list I already used them, but was not sure if they were correct for this level

    So thank you so much for your help

    I can relax now

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