Ideas I haven’t tried out yet #1: Exploring new vocabulary with Google

This idea was suggested to me by Simon Cosgriff of Curtin University.

Take the word proximity. Have the learner do a Google search of, say, “proximity CNN.” They then look at the first six articles and note down as many collocations with proximity as possible.

A screenshot of the first three results alone yields close proximity, proximity to and proximity of X to:

proximity
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The learner could then try and formulate their own sentences using the collocations.

 

 

 

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