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[ICT]4️⃣🅰 U2 10q (Dictionaries)

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  • Q1
    Where cannot you look for normal dictionary information?
    In an encyclopedia
    On the Internet
    In standard book form
    On CD-ROM
  • Q2
    A THESAURUS is...
    a dictionary that translates between varieties of the same language, e.g Shanghainese and Cantonese.
    a dictionary that tells you slang or colloquial expressions.
    a dictionary that lists synonyms together.
    an antique wooden chest designed to contain important books or manuscripts.
  • Q3
    REGISTER, in the context of language, means...
    that a word is officially listed as part of a language.
    the degree of formality or politeness of a word
    that people are paying attention to what you are saying.
    a personalised vocabulary book made by an individual.
  • Q4
    Dictionaries use codes or abbreviations to indicate the grammar and usage of a word. Which is correct?
    pl = please
    Adj = adjacent
    vt = transitive verb
    N = normal
  • Q5
    Of the following spellings, which is incorrect?
  • Q6
    An IDIOM is ...
    an expression with a different overall meaning to that of the actual words.
    an expression used to give emphasis or dramatic power.
    a vulgar or offensive expression.
    an expression used to insult someone.
  • Q7
    TABOO, in a language context, means..
    a  particular linguistic rhythm or intonation
    a  spell or incantation used in some kind of ritual.
    something not normally talked about directly, e.g death, or something potentially embarrassing e.g sex
    the pitch or tone (level) in spoken language.
  • Q8
    A HEADWORD is...
    The first syllable with semantic meaning in a word, e.g un-, dis- re-
    The root word, or first word in a dictionary entry.
    The 'main' word in a phrasal verb.
    The most important word in a book title or newspaper headline.
  • Q9
    When a word has more than one meaning given in a dictionary, which is not the best strategy?
    looking at the sentence structure (grammar). What part of speech is the word in the sentence? How is it related to other words? Match with grammar informaton in dictionary.
    thinking about the context/ situation and possible meaning of the word in the sentence and choosing the best     fit. 
    choosing the first meaning because it's the most common.
    picking one at random.
  • Q10
    Dictionaries can help you in ways you may not have thought of. What cannot they do?
    Dictionaries can help you find out the origins of a word.
    Dictionaries can help you improve your posture.
    Dictionaries can help you to learn and practice the phonemic alphabet.
    Dictionaries can help you proofread your written work.
  • Q11

    In dictionary terms, "Boetfeardichheid" is a ... 

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  • Q12

    What do these shortenings mean? 

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  • Q13

    What do these shortenings mean?

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  • Q14

    English-English dictionaries often have more examples and precise definitions of each word.

    True or False
  • Q15

    An English-Russian dictionary is  good when you know the word in your own language and need a translation into English.

    True or False

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