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Hey guys,

I would like some help with a question I got from my teacher:
Which of the following words would you not teach beginners and why?

orange
jacket
student
welder
omelette
bloke
chauffeur
hungry
telephone
car
angry

Thanks and good luck with your studies!

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Hello,

I will try to answer.
AnonymousWich of the following words would you not teach beginners and why?

orange

jacket

student

welder --- not a commonly used word. There will be no recycle of this word for a new learner.

omelette -this word has more than one syllable and more difficult thatn the other words to learn

bloke

chauffeur -- Harder to pronunce and more difficult to write.

hungry

telephone -- longer than the other words but it will remind the student's L1 so no problem.

car

I'll appreciate all the help I can get Emotion: smile

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Hi,

First, please tell us your thoughts about this.Emotion: smile

Clive
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I wouldn't teach:
bloke - a british informal word for man/guy.
welder - 
chauffeur - might be difficult to spell for beginners. It's a word that is taken from French and therefore dosen't follow English spelling rules.
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Hi,

I would focus on teaching words that I think would quickly be useful to my students. From that point of view, here are a few comments on your list.

welder - Maybe.

bloke - If I were teaching in Britain.

chauffeur - I've never taught students who had or were likely to meet a chauffeur. But if I had a student who was a professional driver, I'd teach it.

Best wishes, Clive
elisab Hey guys,
I would like some help with a question I got from my teacher:
Which of the following words would you not teach beginners and why?
orange
jacket
student
welder
omelette
bloke
chauffeur
hungry
telephone
car
angry
Thanks and good luck with your studies!
-e
Hungry / telephone/ car /angry / OK orange .
elisab Hey guys,
I would like some help with a question I got from my teacher:
Which of the following words would you not teach beginners and why?
orange
jacket
student
welder
omelette
bloke
chauffeur
hungry
telephone
car
angry
Thanks and good luck with your studies!
-e

Please would you help in this. Hope I get the answer at the earliest which could help me in enriching the language

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I wouldn't teach 'bloke' unless they are learning British English.

Generally speaking, I'd concentrate on words they are liable to need in daily life. They all live in Canada.

eg Maybe not welder or chauffeur.