Using corpora to explore vocabulary for writing conclusions

Tatyana Karpenko-Seccombe

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Using concordancers can teach students independent language learning skills. Exploring authentic examples of words in context can help students with making better word choices. The aim of this chapter is to present a set of corpus-based teaching materials that can be used in writing the conclusions sections of essays and research papers. It is an attempt to help teachers use concordancers in everyday teaching, thus overcoming one of the existing barriers in disseminating classroom concordance practice – the limited availability of ready-to-use materials. The chapter “Using corpora to explore vocabulary for writing conclusions” contains a step-by-step lesson plan with a detailed description of concordance searches which can help students understand the collocations and idiomatic patterns associated with writing conclusions.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationTeaching English with corpora
Subtitle of host publicationA Resource Book
EditorsVander Viana
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9781032253008
ISBN (Print)9781032252995, 9781032252971
Publication statusPublished - 26 Oct 2022


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