4) What difficulties (if any) might the underlined vocabulary items present for learners? How would you help learners to understand the meaning of each item?
a) Theyíve bought a bungalow near the seaside.
∑ Unable to understand the word; Show that bungalow is the same as house, shack, cottage.
b) Heís always been a bit skinny
∑ Unable to understand the word; Skinny is the same as thin, and opposite of fat
c) Sheís usually sympathetic to people
∑ Unable to understand the word; Sympathetic implies to listen, understand what others are feeling.
d) Iíve never been able to get on with people I work with.
∑ To get on with; friendly, converse with, hang out.