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Exam BBL

Deze training maakt deel uit van de methode STERK Engels vmbo. Dit onderdeel kan ook als extra examentraining dienen voor studenten die alleen gebruikmaken van de software Reading Assistant en Fast ForWord.

TIP When listening and

TIP When listening and reading English you can come across difficult words. In year 3 we discussed context clues and word guessing. Sometime those strategies fall short. Luckily, we have dictionaries to help us out. 54 Dictionary Do you remember how to use a dictionary? Watch the video on how to use a dictionary. and take notes 55 Step by step Now watch the video again and finish the sentences to create your own tips on how to use a dictionary. Step 1 ALPHABET Find the section in the dictionary The alphabet is used to structure a dictionary. Example: Looking for the word interfere? Find section I, for the word beginning with the letter I Step 2 GUIDEWORDS Use the guidewords to find Guidewords are usually at the top of the page Example: The word “inference” can be found on the page with guidewords “indigenous-inflame”. Step 3 KEYWORDS Use the keywords (in bold printing) Keywords are also in alphabetical order Example: The word “inference” comes before “infidel” because in the alphabet “e” comes before “i” 46 EXAM PREPARATION - SPECIFIC STRATEGIES - BBL

TIP Sometimes the word you are looking for is hidden in the explanation of a word that looks like it. Inference is actually not in the dictionary. Can you find the word that looks like it? Some similar words have different meanings. Step 4 EXAMPLE SENTENCES Use the example sentences to . Example: The Dutch word “bank” can be translated as “couch”or “sofa” to sit on, or as “bank” as in where you store your money Still no luck finding the word or correct meaning? Try these tips. Keywords are always singular (in enkelvoud) TIP 1 Can’t find the meaning of the word “children”? Try “child” TIP 2 The signs and abbreviations can be found at They also help They also help to find the word you are looking for more quickly Example: Love (n) is translated als liefde (zn). (to) love (v) is translated als liefhebben/houden van (ww). TIP 3 At the back of most dictionaries you find Example: “went” is an irregular verb. It is the past simple form of ‘to go’. Check it out at the back of your dictionary. 56 Find those words For task 57, you are going to read a text. Before reading, you are going to look up some difficult words in a dictionary, using the steps below. Step 1 Find the section dictionary where you can find the meaning of the word. Step 2 Write down the guidewords that show this is the correct page. 47 EXAM PREPARATION - SPECIFIC STRATEGIES - BBL