Lesson 4 ‘Borrowed words’

In Lesson 4 ‘Borrowed words’ you are going to have the chance to get some inspiration to learn new vocabulary by learning words that come from other languages! You might remember this lesson’s vocabulary much better, because they are connected to some interesting historical or linguistic information. In addition, you can always do your own research on the words’ background online! Share your findings with us!

This video lesson includes an association based modern strategy of learning new vocabulary. For example, each part of the lesson includes intriguing information about the new vocabulary you are learning. Also, highlights how to use your creativity, research skills and – maybe even the linguist within you – to improve your ability to remember new vocabulary. ?

You will learn:

  • useful, new vocabulary on words that come from other languages
  • how to remember new vocabulary easier by widening your general knowledge
  • modern strategies of learning e.g. do your own online research
  • vocabulary you will need for more fluent communication
  • words that can come handy when preparing for exams
  • new words that have challenging pronunciation

Don’t forget to do the quiz at the end! ?

Enjoy learning!

Download Lesson 4 Student Materials

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You will benefit the most if you print them out and use them while watching the lesson.

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When I was a freshman, I learned “karoshi” came to English in phonetics class. The word of “karoshi” is in dictionary, so I was really surprised it. I had thought that “kawaii” or “karaoke” are more famous as borrowed words. There are a lot of loanword in English, but I always use these words without thinking. I am interested in English history, so I want to think background of the word from now on.


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