Paraphrase Reviewed



Note: The absolute key to effectively achieving a formidable fluency in a foreign language.

The innate ability to paraphrase not only provides an opportunity to practice grammar, syntax, and lexical negotiation, but at the same time, to better understand content while learning new vocabulary at a quickened pace. Effectively being able to express one’s ideas for multiple proficiency levels allows one to reach a wider audience through an efficient fluency-building exercise. Paraphrasing vocabulary reinforces lexical knowledge while building confidence and overall English fluency.

benevolent
excellent
superior
outstanding
superb
successful
benign
positive

malevolent
failed
inferior
underachieving
substandard
unsuccessful
malignant
negative

velocious
accelerated
swift
rapid
brisk
nimble
quicken
hurried

idle
deaccelerated
lethargic
indolent
torpid
lagging
hinder
unhurried



Note: Students are encouraged to take notes throughout this section. Although the main idea is to focus on your teacher's voice, take advantage of the opportunity to improve your lexical development skills. Review, reorganize, and study your notes as much as your schedule allows.