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English: skills for learning
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Saturday, 4 Feb 2023, 12:58
Site: Open Learning
Course: English: skills for learning (SWE_1)
Glossary: Glossary
D

deforestation

(Noun) Removing trees from forests by cutting or burning them.

E

essay

(Noun) A formal piece of writing that deals with a specific topic It has an introduction, body paragraphs and a conclusion.  

evaluate

(Verb) To examine something in order to judge its value, importance, quality or condition.

evidence

(Noun) Information that can help to support a point you make. This information is taken from source texts or audio-visual materials.

explanation

(Noun) The act of making something clear by giving reasons and details.

F

feedback

(Noun) Comments and advice on the content of students’ assignments.

G

gist

(Noun) The overall meaning of a text. If you understand the gist, you have understood the key ideas of a text but not all of the details.

I

idiom

(Noun) Group of words whose meaning is different from the meaning of individual words. For example the expression ‘it’s a piece of cake’ means ‘it is easy’. Idioms usually express abstract ideas in a concrete and visual way.

J

job satisfaction

(Noun) How much a person enjoys their job.

job scope

(Noun) The variety of tasks you are asked to do. A broad job scope gives the employee a chance to carry out a range of different tasks.