Contextual Discourse

When it’s time to nail reading comprehension.

Hypothesizing appropriate lexical terminology in a given situation generally tends to render translational difficulties, unless the given context has been acquired through the target language. Whether through listening or reading comprehension, correct input is paramount and inestimable. In addition to morphemic information, the context provides insight into tone, mood, and reality, not unlike nonverbal communication.

Contextual Discourse Exemplifications
01. Listening



flatter ≠ kid
full-time ≠ part-time
long-term ≠ short-term
highlight ≠ obscure

02. Reading



nonbureaucratic ≠ bureaucratic
revamped ≠ dilapidated
great ≠ grand
mnemonic ≠ forgetful

03. Science



crystal ≠ quasicrystal
free-flowing traffic ≠ traffic jam
hefty ≠ gaunt
duo ≠ lone

04. Health



united ≠ alienated
like ≠ else
statinsHMG-CoA reductase
boost ≠ hinder

Discoursal Exemplifications

05. Listening

Who are you trying to kid? You should certainly be considered as a part-time worker. Your professional career decision requires a minimum of forty hours a week on the job to be recognized as a full-time employee.

Research shows that the more the information is repeated or used, the more likely it is going to be retained in long-term memory.

It pays to check the other options to be sure of the right answer as there may be another answer that is stylistically superior, that fixes or improves upon the intended meaning, or that may highlight a grammar problem you did not see at first.

06. Reading

Don't forget to pack your lunch. You are going to have to go through a complex bureaucratic procedure if you want to get anything done in that dilapidated office.

Fred Hale Sr. outlived his wife, who died in 1979, and three of his five children. He had nine grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren and eleven great-great-grandchildren.

Mnemonic devices are techniques that can help improve your ability to remember what you have learned.

07. Science

The specimen is a quasicrystal, a type of material that shatters the rules of crystallography by having an ordered — yet never-repeating — arrangement of atoms. The new find is only the third natural quasicrystal ever found and is the first discovered in nature before being synthesized in a lab, researchers report online December 8 in Scientific Reports.

Self-driving cars promise to transform roadways. There’d be fewer traffic accidents and jams, say proponents, and greater mobility for people who can’t operate a vehicle. The cars could fundamentally change the way we think about getting around.

Strong magnetic fields could help stem the flow of gas from a heavyweight star, leaving behind enough material to form hefty black holes, a new study suggests. A pair of such magnetic stars could be responsible for giving birth to the black hole duo that created recently detected gravitational waves, researchers report online December 1 in Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society.

08. Health

"In the past, the state has successively taken on poverty, unemployment, education and physical health. But equally important now are domestic violence, alcoholism, depression and anxiety conditions, alienated youth, exam-mania and much else. These should become centre stage."

"All of the statins seem to have some risk reduction, although the findings are much more consistent for simvastatin and atorvastatin, meaning they consistently reduce the risk of Alzheimer's disease across men and women and across most race and ethnic groups," she said.

Some of the health benefits of sauerkraut include its ability to increase your digestive health, boost your circulation, protect your heart health, provide you with quick energy, stimulate your immune system, strengthen your bones, reduce your overall cholesterol levels, eliminate inflammation, protect against certain cancer, and even improve your vision and skin health.

Just kidding!
Just kidding!

When the fine print matters most.

Bureaucratic
Bureaucratic

Better come back tomorrow.

Quasicrystal
Quasicrystal

Not following a fractal pattern.

When things are looking up.
Alienated

Innocent means you are not at fault.

Part-time
Part-time

How to get out of paying benefits.

Dilapidated
Dilapidated

Obliteration is always an option.

Traffic Jam
Traffic Jam

Another healthy reason to walk.

Someone Else
Else

Human beings have only two legs.

Long-term
Long-term

An investment based on faith.

Grandchildren
Grandchildren

The legacy of your kin survives you.

Hefty
Hefty

I will run you over and over.

Statins
Statins

The best selling pharmaceutical ever.

Highlight
Highlight

Drawing your attention to importance.

Mnemonic
Mnemonic

Facilitating visual remembrance.

Boost
Boost

When things are looking way up.