WHAT ARE COMPOUND NOUNS AND HOW DO WE TEACH THEM?
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Teaching vocabulary can seem like a long road, so it’s helpful to consider the different aspects of teaching vocabulary to break it down into smaller parts for your students.
Here we’ll take a look at compound nouns – what they are and how best to teach them in the EFL classroom.
What is a compound noun?
A compound noun is a noun made up of two words. It can consist of two nouns or a noun and an adjective – though they can be combinations of prepositions and verbs as well. They can be written as two words (swimming pool), one word (underground) or a hyphenated word (dry-cleaning).
Here are a few more very common compound nouns.
Teaching compound nouns is useful for our learners not only as words in their own right but because it shows them that they basically know the words already; they aren’t learning anything new!
How can you teach compound nouns?
Cut up compound nouns and divide the words between the students. The students must work together to decide which words match with which. For younger learners this can also be done with pictures.
These same words can be used in a game of Snap. Each pair of students must have an entire set of words. Divide them between the two. At the same time each student must turn over a card. If the two cards form a compound noun, either student can say Snap. If they say Snap and they are correct, they can take the pair of cards (and any underneath them). If they say Snap and they are wrong, their partner gets the cards. The aim of the game is to win all the cards. continues until the story is totally meaningless or the students have run out of compound nouns. dent must then conti
Find a set of images which tell a story. As you show the images to your students, tell them the story which includes several compound nouns. Tell the students that as they listen they must write down all the compound nouns that they hear.
An alternative storytelling activity involves the students coming up with a list of compound nouns. They must then incorporate these into a story.
Another storytelling activity, this works well as revision. Make sure the students are familiar with various compound nouns. The teacher starts be saying the first sentence of a story, which must contain a compound noun. A student must then continue with the story until they can add in a compound noun. Each student gets a turn, adding in a new compound noun. This continues until the story is totally meaningless or the students have run out of compound nouns.
Compound nouns are a great way to increase our students’ range of vocabulary without too much effort on their part. There is no need for them to learn new words completely but they are able to put together two words they know to form a new one. Using these fun activities which help your students enjoy learning vocabulary.
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In the following circumstances, you have the right to require that ELEARNING FUTURES LTD securely deletes or destroys your personal information:
- If the personal information we hold about you is no longer necessary for the purposes for which we originally collected it.
- The processing is based on consent – if you have previously given your consent to ELEARNING FUTURES LTD collecting and processing your personal information, and you notify us that you withdraw your consent. Please note: withdrawing your consent does not mean the processing of your personal data which occurred before the withdrawal was unlawful.
- We are processing your personal information for direct marketing purposes, and you want us to stop.
- If you think ELEARNING FUTURES LTD has processed your personal information unlawfully.
If you think any of the above situations apply, we may ask you for an explanation and further information to verify this.
Right to object to processing
You have the right to object to the ELEARNING FUTURES LTD processing your personal data in the following circumstances:
Personal information used for direct marketing
If we are using your personal information to send you direct marketing, you have the right to object at any time. If you exercise this right, we will stop processing your personal information for direct marketing purposes. However, we may keep your information on a “suppression list” to ensure your information is not added to any marketing lists at some point in the future.
Automated decision making and profiling
- ‘Profiling’ is the automated use of personal data held on a computer to analyse or predict things that have a legal effect, or other similarly significant effects, on the individual. Examples would include economic situation, health, personal preferences or interests and location. You have the right not to be subject to a solely automated decision (that is, a decision made electronically, with no human intervention), and this may include profiling (although there is no general right to object to profiling). If you are concerned the ELEARNING FUTURES LTD has made a solely automated decision about you, you can object.
- Please note, ELEARNING FUTURES LTD is allowed to carry out automated decisions with no human intervention where you have given your explicit consent to this processing (although you have the right to withdraw your consent).
- We are also permitted to make automated decisions with no human intervention in the following circumstances:
- The automated decision is necessary to enter into, or perform a contract, or complete a contract involving you and the ELEARNING FUTURES LTD.
- The automated decision is allowed under a law passed at the European Union level, or at the level of the European Union or EEA member state level (i.e., is allowed under national law). The law will provide safeguards to protect your rights and freedoms.
However, you still have a general right to object in both of the above circumstances, providing reasons why you think the processing is having a negative effect on you. If you do object, we will carefully consider your reasons, and decide whether to review the decision-making process in your specific case.
Right to data portability
- If you have provided your information to ELEARNING FUTURES LTD, you have the right to request and receive a copy of that information in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format.
- You also have the right to ask us to send the information we hold about you to another organisation.
- There are some situations in which the right to data portability does not apply. For further information, please contact us.
Exercising your rights concerning the processing of your personal information
If you wish to exercise any of the above rights concerning the way in which we process your personal information, please contact:
Risk Management Team
ELEARNING FUTURES LTD,
21-22 Old Steine,
Email: [email protected]
Your right to complain to a national data protection regulator (data protection supervisory authority)
- If you think we have processed your personal information unfairly or unlawfully, or we have not complied with your rights under GDPR, you have the right to complain to a national data protection regulator.
- Complaints about how we process your personal information can be considered by the data protection regulator.