Vocabulary Teaching

Corpus-based Lessons for Primary Levels

Topic: Do or Make

Designers: Ma Qing Angel; Lin Shanru

Target Students: Primary 5 to 6

Corpus Used: Words and Phrase

Class Duration: 40 minutes

Worksheet 1_do or make(for P5 or P6)




Topic: Say or Tell

Designers: Ma Qing Angel; Lin Shanru

Target Students: Primary 5 to 6

Corpus Used: Corpus Concordance English

Class Duration: 35 minutes

Lesson 2: Say or Tell

Worksheet 2: Say or Tell




Topic: ‘-ing’ vs ‘-ed’ adjectives

Designers: Chung King Chi; TAM, Haau Ying

Target Students: Primary 6

Corpus Used: Lextutor Concordance (2k Graded)

Class Duration: One double lesson (80 mins in total)

A corpus-based innovative approach to vocabulary teaching and learning


Corpus-based Lessons for Secondary Levels

Topic: Amazed vs Amazing

Designers: Ma Qing Angel; Lin Shanru

Target Students: Secondary 1 to 3

Corpus Used: Corpus Concordance English

Class Duration: Two Class Periods (35mins + 35mins)

Amazed vs Amazing




Topic: Spend vs Cost

Designers: Mei Fang; Zhang Yu

Target Students: Secondary 2

Corpus Used: Lextutor Concordance

Class Duration: 90 minutes

Teaching Guide




Topic: farther & further

Designers: Zhu Kaiwen

Target Students: Secondary 5 or 6

Corpus Used: COCA

Class Duration: 45 minutes

Corpus Competition


Corpus-based lessons for Tertiary Levels

Topic: On the contrary or On the other hand

Designers: Feng Sui Sing; Poon Wing Hay; Yan Tsoi Lam

Target Students: Tertiary students

Corpus Used: Corpus Concordance English

Class Duration: 120 minutes

Teaching Guide