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Content description VCLAU024

Latin / Levels 9 and 10 / Understanding / Systems of language
Content description
Expand vocabulary by using a range of strategies, including knowledge of roots, cognates and derivatives, and use dictionaries to determine the meaning of unfamiliar vocabulary in specific contexts
  1. developing vocabulary lists pertinent to particular reading, for example, military words, philosophical words, poetic words
  2. using a dictionary to investigate how vocabulary choices in Latin and English can express shades of meaning
  3. extrapolating knowledge of word origins and roots to interpret unfamiliar vocabulary, for example, aedificium: aedifico; rex, regis: regulus
  4. extending vocabulary through word-building from Latin roots, for example, caelum + colo: caelicolae, and from derivatives, for example, celestial
  5. building vocabulary by recognising English words derived from supines, for example, ‘mission’ from missum
  6. identifying and interpreting compound words, for example, ‘prefect’ from prae + factum
  7. recognising common patterns of vowel change to identify words from the same root, for example, capere: -cip (recipere)
  8. expanding vocabulary by using connections between conceptually related words, for example, pius, impius, pietas
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