Monday, September 19, 2011

Active and Passive English Vocabularies

There are two English dictionaries. I tell them my active vocabulary, and their passive vocabulary. Active vocabulary consists of words that you use on a daily basis. Because you are using an active vocabulary of every day, you make fewer mistakes when speaking and writing. An example of an active vocabulary would be something like this:

"Hey, buddy. What's happening?"
"Nothing. What about you?"
"Not much. Just reading this blog."
"Learning something?"
"Absolutely. I love the Spanish."

As you can see, active vocabulary based on informal discussions. Styles are also part of the active vocabulary ("dude"). However, we know more English idioms than actually used. All of these styles, you know, but not often used, are part of the passive vocabulary. Since you do not use these styles every day is a good chance that you make mistakes in their use, in particular the TOEFL. I know. I can see it all the time. IBT TOEFL, abuse idiom shows the efficiency of the lack of language use. What should I do? Do not try to impress the evaluators, writing and speaking with many styles. Use the style (s) only if you are 100% sure that you are correct. Actually mean in the right context.

See the section below. Do you recognize the style problems?

The new airport in my hometown will create new jobs for young people. In my home town, where young people continue high school and college, all of a sudden departure, and to go to big cities. In the cities, more jobs and a better future. However, if we have a new airport, to be young people going crazy because there would be new jobs. It would not work, such as construction and catering and other work related to air travel such as hotels and restaurants. It would be good, because the job means that young people should remain and the economic development of their hometown.

The problem is the style of "from scratch". Suddenly, the mean time. However, "from scratch", is also unexpected. This shows a surprise. It is surprising that the students go to big cities after graduation? Not all the students. By default, it is not surprising (not from scratch).

As you can see, style of a sudden, the wrong context. The result is a loss of cohesion. Also note how in the wrong place to change the style of the second tone of a wise a good chassis point. Native (in writing or speaking in the evaluation) Record the style of the problem immediately. In addition, the assessment states, "crazy". In this context, "crazy" means that you are so happy to lose control. Once again, the wrong style, wrong context. Together, these errors affect language scores.

Remember: Less = more style consistency errors = higher speaking and writing the final score = higher TOEFL iBT score.

Want to know more about strategies for the use of language? Check out my TOEFL speaking and writing the text and strategies for TOEFL iBT 500 words, phrases and idioms for the TOEFL iBT and writing strategies.

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