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    Focus Vocabulary/Active Vocabulary

    I am writing a list of words to be used to talk on one particular topic for my students. Which title is better - Focus vocabulary (on the topic 'Family') or Active Vocabulary?
    If I were a native speaker of English, I would never shut up. :-)

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    Re: Focus Vocabulary/Active Vocabulary

    I'd just use "Vocabulary - Family". If you're giving them a list of words, it should be fairly clear that the idea is that they use that vocabulary. You shouldn't need to tell them to focus on it or call it "active".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: Focus Vocabulary/Active Vocabulary

    You could use Vocabulary Focus on the Family if you like, though I would do the same as Emsr2d2. I'm not sure that active works- do I need to have a stepmother for the word to be active vocabulary?

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    Lightbulb Re: Focus Vocabulary/Active Vocabulary

    Not a teacher

    How do you like Focus vocabulary while write on Family topics?
    I don't like Active Vocabulary
    Last edited by Rover_KE; 31-Aug-2016 at 12:27. Reason: Adding 'Not a teacher'.

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    Re: Focus Vocabulary/Active Vocabulary

    Quote Originally Posted by harredmichael View Post
    How do you like Focus vocabulary while write writing on about family topics?
    I don't like Active Vocabulary.
    Even with my grammatical corrections above, I don't like it. It's too long for a title. Titles should be concise and punchy.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: Focus Vocabulary/Active Vocabulary

    At my university teachers usually refer to such lists as "active vocabulary" because we have to actively use these words in our responses.
    Please, correct all my mistakes. I should know English perfectly and if you show me my mistakes I will achieve my dream a little bit faster. A lot of thanks.

    Not a teacher nor a native speaker.

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    Re: Focus Vocabulary/Active Vocabulary

    Quote Originally Posted by Boris Tatarenko View Post
    At my university teachers usually refer to such lists as "active vocabulary" because we have to actively use these words in our responses.
    Hi Boris, I am afraid Russian teachers often use so called 'Runglish' (= Russian English), that's why, being a Russian teacher of English myself, I asked this question here. I didn't like 'Active Vocabulary' myself and when I came across 'Focus Vocabulary' I thought it might sound more natural to native speakers, but alas
    If I were a native speaker of English, I would never shut up. :-)

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    Re: Focus Vocabulary/Active Vocabulary

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    I'd just use "Vocabulary - Family". If you're giving them a list of words, it should be fairly clear that the idea is that they use that vocabulary. You shouldn't need to tell them to focus on it or call it "active".
    You don't know Russian students If you just give them a list of vocabulary, this means nothing to them, they might just take a quick look at it and no more unless you tell them it should be learnt properly. So how about 'Vocabulary to Be Learnt'?
    If I were a native speaker of English, I would never shut up. :-)

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    Re: Focus Vocabulary/Active Vocabulary

    How about:
    Words to Learn
    Words for Learning
    Useful Words
    I am not a teacher.

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    Re: Focus Vocabulary/Active Vocabulary

    I thought of 'common words' and 'must-learn vocabulary'.
    I am not a teacher.

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