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delexicalised
That has (almost) lost its denotative meaning.
discourse marker
A word or phrase that signals the function of the information that will follow.
distract
To prevent someone from concentrating on doing something.
dominate
To have a very strong influence over what happens.
expectation
A belief about the way something will happen.
facilitate
To make something possible.
flexible
Something or someone that can change easily to suit new situations.
functional approach
A way of teaching which uses a syllabus based on functions.
hesitation
A pause before or while doing or saying something.
hyponym
Describe a relationship between words.
hypothetical
Which can be imagined or suggested; improbable; impossible.
initialism
A set of letters representing the first letters of two or more words.
intrusion
Used to describe a feature of connected speech.
modifier
A word which adds further meaning to a noun phrase
qualify
Used in grammatical descriptions to refer to words that limit the meaning of something.
quantifier
A word or phrase such as much, few or a lot of which is used with a noun to show an amount.
recall
To remember, bring something back into the mind.
recast
To reword a sentence or phrase to improve it.
recycle
To focus on words or structures that have been taught before, for revision and more practice.
relevance
The degree to which something is related to or useful in a situation.
response
A reply or reaction to communication such as a laugh, a smile, saying something.
rhyme
Words that sound similar because they have the same ending, e.g. hat, cat.
sequence
A sequence is a series of things, which follow each other in a logical order.
solution
An answer to a problem.
specification
A clear and exact description of something, e.g. aims.
style
A characteristic way of conveying information e.g. humorous, journalistic, casual, business-like.
substitution
Replacing words, phrases or clauses in discourse with another word or words to achieve cohesion.
suffix
Letter(s) added at the end of a word to make a new word, e.g. good – goodness.
swap
To change one thing for another, e.g. Exchange partners to work with someone different.
syntax
A description of the grammatical patterns that join words together into sentences.
theme
The main subject of a conversation, a text or a lesson.
time expression
A word or phrase that indicates time, such as after, last weekend.