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Vocabulary Focus: A Case Study

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Focusing on 'Disdain'. Key vocabulary to describe Estella's view of Pip in Great Expectations. A case study of the word exploring etymology, synonyms, antonyms and morphology to support English Second Language Learners
Jancke Schwartz

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Vocabulary Focus: A Case Study

  1. 1. Case study Words Learning Objective: Explore ambitious vocabulary in depth through roots, synonyms and word families
  2. 2. Case study Words From Old French: Desdeignier To look upon or treat with contempt; despise; scorn. To consider someone or something beneath oneself. ‘dain’ meaning see as worthy and ‘dis’ the negative therefore ‘not worthy’ Learning Objective: Explore ambitious vocabulary in depth through roots, synonyms and word families
  3. 3. Case study Words Learning Objective: Explore ambitious vocabulary in depth through roots, synonyms and word families From Old French: Desdeignier To look upon or treat with contempt; despise; scorn. To consider someone or something beneath oneself. ‘dain’ meaning see as worthy and ‘dis’ the negative therefore ‘not worthy’ Look down upon Condemn Condescend Spurn Haughtiness Arrogance Scorn
  4. 4. Learning Objective: Explore ambitious vocabulary in depth through roots, synonyms and word families Worship Idolise Love Adore Place on a pedestal Disdain, Look down upon, Condemn, Condescend, Spurn, Haughtiness, Arrogance, Scorn
  5. 5. Learning Objective: Explore ambitious vocabulary in depth through roots, synonyms and word families Case study Words From Old French: Desdeignier To look upon or treat with contempt; despise; scorn. To consider someone or something beneath oneself. ‘dain’ meaning see as worthy and ‘dis’ the negative therefore ‘not worthy’ Love Idolise Adore Worship Place on a pedestal Look down upon Condemn Condescend Spurn Haughtiness Arrogance Scorn
  6. 6. Case study Words Disdainful (adjective) – to be filled with disdain much like Estella’s character Deign (verb) – to dramatically ‘stoop’ or lower yourself to help another Learning Objective: Explore ambitious vocabulary in depth through roots, synonyms and word families From Old French: Desdeignier To look upon or treat with contempt; despise; scorn. To consider someone or something beneath oneself. ‘dain’ meaning see as worthy and ‘dis’ the negative therefore ‘not worthy’ Look down upon Condemn Condescend Spurn Haughtiness Arrogance Scorn Love Idolise Adore Worship Place on a pedestal

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