Academic Vocabulary

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Activity 1

Instruction: Below are some formal verbs frequently used to describe children. Replace the informal words in the sentences with these formal verbs.

express          display           hinder        associate           develop     

1). Children can show what they are learning in novel ways.
2). Through experiences in the home young children grow primitive notions of quantity.
3). An animal picture may be linked with a real-life animal they have seen in Ocean Park.
4). Children have been found to talk about their understanding of spatial relationships by spontaneously drawing maps.
5). Some art materials, such as paintbrushes, could stop children’s production of art.

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Activity 2

Instruction: Match the formal academic adjectives and adverbs with their informal synonyms.  

Informal
curious
very much
everywhere
always
no possible
extremely important

Formal

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Activity 3

Instruction: Fill in the blanks with the formal vocabulary from Activity 2. 

1). Questions about creative art programs for this group of children are _________ complex.
2). It is _________ to respect the out of schools social contexts in which children learn their families ways of communicating.
3). It’s makes it __________ that substantial discussions can take place regarding the purposes and the processes of high quality early education.
4). Naturally _________ about the place in which they live, young children are indeed ready to be introduced to geography curriculum concepts of landforms bodies of water soil vegetation weather and climate in their immediate environment.
5). It is _________ recognised that most children were born with the capability to learn language.
6). Throughout the experiment, this group of children __________ demonstrated an ability to interpret abstract art.

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