Tuesday, 19 June 2012

English Vocabulary For Writing....

One of the main reasons students find it hard to write a good essay is because of their poor vocabulary. Many do not have a wide range of vocabulary with them and this has been a stumbling block for them to get good grades for their essays. Having a wide range of words or a vocabulary list is a  boon for all those who aspire to write good essays in their public school exams, be it local or foreign students. One of the best ways is to read. Reading good novels, magazine articles, articles or news in the local dailies or story books can help  improve your word power. In this post, I will give you some words/phrases/sentences which you can use in your school essays.



ACCIDENTS 
  1. Motorcyclist
  2. Crashed
  3. Head on collision
  4. freak accident
  5. swerved
  6. passers-by
  7. alerted
  8. collided
  9. died on the spot
  10. vehicle
  11. lost control
  12. lorry driver
  13. attendant
  14. skidded
  15. hit the guard rail
SNATCH THEFT 
  1. snatch / snatching / snatched
  2. assailants
  3. preyed
  4. easy target
  5. pillion rider
  6. flung to the ground
  7. scuffle
  8. victim
  9. unconcious
  10. seriously injured
  11. dragged several metres
  12. incident
  13. sustained head injuries
  14. recuperating
  15. rampant
UNITY
  1. racial bond
  2. polarization
  3. forged
  4. freedom
  5. understanding
  6. national unity
  7. love and trust each other
  8. instigators
  9. sow seed of racial unity
  10. street demonstrations
  11. sacrifices
  12. respect
  13. religious tolerance
  14. be real and pragmatic
  15. accept each other regardless of race and religion
FIRE
  1. razed
  2. put out the fire
  3. shelter
  4. fanned the flames
  5. evacuated
  6. engulfed by fire
  7. destroyed
  8. dejected
  9. restrained by neighbours
  10. dashed into the house to ....
  11. victims
  12. occured at...
  13. ...help douse the fire...
  14. financial aid
  15. injured
  16. started in the...
CRIME
  1. social ills
  2. curb
  3. juvenile crime
  4. felony
  5. cyber crime
  6. sex crime
  7. juvenile crimes
  8. finger pointing
  9. public outrage
  10. drug abuse
  11. halfway houses
  12. young minds are corrupted
  13. lack of awareness
  14. prison term
  15. enforce rules
HUMAN TRAFFICKING
  1. traffickers
  2. abducted
  3. kidnapped
  4. drugged with sleeping pills
  5. agents
  6. raid
  7. victims are deceived...
  8. recruited
  9. women experience sexual violence / physical violence
  10. victims are usually poor,uneducated,...
  11. syndicates
  12. cross border human trafficking
  13. crackdown
  14. uncovered
  15. police operation

FACEBOOK
  1. addicted
  2. uploading photos
  3. adding friends
  4. Facebook Addiction Disorder (ADD)
  5. performing poorly in school
  6. security issues
  7. girls go missing
  8. not getting enough sleep
  9. obsessed
  10. parental supervision
  11. popular social networking
  12. setting up profiles
  13. not taking baths / meals properly
  14. parents must regulate and monitor...
  15. virtual activities
CHILD ABUSE
  1. divorce
  2. society's lack of awareness of the law
  3. perception
  4. compounded
  5. children suspected of being severely abused...
  6. Child Protection Act 2001
  7. family lifestyle
  8. ...around home
  9.  integrated effort to...
  10. non-governmental organizations
  11. abuse cases
  12. welfare
  13. intervention
  14. culprits
  15. suspect
GAMBLING

  1. punters
  2. bets
  3. placing bets
  4. luring
  5. bookies
  6. gambling websites
  7. syndicates
  8. online gambling
  9. busted
  10. patronize the outlets
  11. borrowing money from loan sharks
  12. hook punters
  13. recoup losses
  14. trap
  15. raid

*These are only some of the many words/phrases/sentences which can be used in essays, depending on the title and question of the essays. You can make your own vocabulary list and try to use the words in your essays. I hope this post has been a help to you all.