Categorization

A learning methodology so innate, it should be considered indispensable.

Categorizing is an effective methodology that allows chunks of lexical information to be arranged in multiple manners to instantly relate their significance. Binary forces should be correlated to stimulate schemata, accelerating the retrieval of the needed lexical term. Every successful foreign language learner should fundamentally incorporate allocating vocabulary terms into organized and relevant categories. Keep in mind that taking the time to further organize selected categories based on additional methodologies only reinforces concrete lexical retention and retrieval.

Categorical Exemplifications
01. Felines

puma
jaguar
leopard
tiger
cheetah
lion
lynx
cougar
panther
caracal
ocelot
Asian golden cat

02. Canines

wolf
fox
coyote
jackal
hyena*
dhole
African wild dog
bush dog
maned wolf
raccoon dog
culpeo
dingo

03. Locomotion

sprinting
trotting
stalking
walking
running
crawling
cantering
jogging
slithering
galloping
strutting
dashing

04. Verbal Communication

converse
babble
whisper
talk
mutter
speak
parley
elucidate
discuss
enunciate
murmur
explain

puma
Puma

Mountain lion or cougar?

wolf
Wolf

The big bad wolf blew the house down.

jaguar
Jaguar

The Mayans were right to be afraid.

fox
Fox

Zorro was not this sly.

leopard
Leopard

Always hungry for more

coyote
Coyote

Enough to keep you awake at night.

tiger
Tiger

Measuring up to just over eleven feet.

jackal
Jackal

Anubis is awaiting.

cheetah
Cheetah

0 to 60 mph in just three seconds

hyena
Hyena

Vampiric in nature and myth.

lion
Lion

All hail the king of the jungle.

dhole
Dhole

The name simply means wolf.

lynx
Lynx

Remember that you have only eight.

African Wild Dog
African Wild Dog

The better to hear you with.

cougar
Cougar

This cat adapts to your environment.

bush dog
Bush Dog

This dog drinks water not vinegar.

black panther
Panther

A normal melanistic variation

maned wolf
Maned Wolf

This golden dog is not a fox or a wolf.

caracal
Caracal

This black-eared cat is not a lynx.

raccoon dog
Raccoon Dog

This arboreal dog actually hibernates.

ocelot
Ocelot

The Aztecs revered this cat as a jaguar.

culpeo
Culpeo

On the western Andean slopes.

catopuma
Asian Golden Cat

Nicknamed fire tiger.

dingo
Dingo

Australia’s largest terrestrial predator

walking
Walking

A worthy investment into your health

conversing
Converse

One-third of what’s going on.

galloping
Galloping

Fast enough to be in a hurry.

whispering
Whisper

An effective alternative to shouting