10 Useful Examples of English Learning Mind MapsCindy
A number of people are complaining that English is so difficult a language to learn. If you find it hard and are looking for effective solutions, check out the following examples of English learning mind maps. They will probably give you a leg up in English grammar and vocabulary learning. You can magnify the mind map by clicking on the picture to view it in the source link. Free to download and use the mind map example if you find them useful, even edit them to meet your demand with Edraw MindMaster.
English Part of Speech
English part of speech is the foundation for grammar, namely, making sensible sentences by getting words in the right order. The following mind map provides a detailed explanation of the 10 English parts of speech – nouns, numerals, verbs, adverbs, articles, adjectives, pronouns, interjections, conjunctions, and prepositions. See how the word functions in meaning as well as grammatically within the sentence.
There four English sentence types: simple sentence, compound sentence, complex sentence, and compound-complex sentence. Enlarge the mind map to know the definition and example of each sentence type and figure out the difference.
English Grammatical Categories
“Grammatical Category” refers to specific properties of a word that can cause word or a related word to change in form for grammatical reasons, which ensures agreement between words. Common English grammatical categories include tense, aspect, degree, voice, mood, person, gender, case and number.
Many English learning students get confused in verb combinations. When there are two consecutive verbs in a sentence – what form does the second verb take? The ing form or infinitive? This mind map shows you four basic types of verb combinations with example words. Try making sentences for each verb listed!
Basic Sentence Patterns
Some of you may doubt the importance of knowing basic sentence patterns. According to my experience of being an English teacher, when English language learners have a basic understanding of sentence patterns and structures in English, they can recognize parts of speech and correct their mistakes more easily. The most basic English sentence pattern is SVO (Subject + Verb + Object).
All verbs have a subject (the person or thing that “does” the action). The real difference between linking, intransitive and transitive verbs is whether or not they have an object (the person or thing that “gets” the action). This mind map shows four types of English verbs.
A synonym is a word or phrase that means exactly or nearly the same as another word or phrase in the same language. Words that are synonyms are said to be synonymous, and the state of being a synonym is called synonymy. For example, have, own and possess are all synonyms of each other. Using a mind map to list synonyms of a word helps to stimulate your brain, add image explanation and avoid repetition.
Word List of Vehicles
Students may often come across the case of being required to make a word list under a certain category. For instance, if a teacher intends to teach his students word of vehicles, he is sure to need a mind map for words of vehicles. On the contrary, students also need such a mind map to enhance their memory and understanding of these vehicles. The supplementing benefit of using mind map is that cliparts are provided by the software to add visual information which strengthens memory. The following is an example word list of VEHICLES.
Word Collocations with DO
A collocation is two or more words that often go together. These combinations just sound “right” to native English speakers, who use them all the time. Native English speakers who use these collocations all the time consider them as “right” and other combinations as “unnatural” and “wrong”. For example, in English, people always say “fast food” rather than “quick food”. This mind map is a mind map example of word collocations with DO.
Call of the Wild Book Summary
A book summary summarizes information of a book, usually including information about the author, the plot, the characters and themes. Reading is necessary for human beings especially students, thus making a good book summary can improve reading efficiency greatly. The combination of graphics and concise texts helps to present a whole picture of a book so that it takes less time to digest the content. The following is a mind map book summary about Call of the Wild written by Jack London.
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