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Activity 4.2 - Use alternatives to technical language

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Course: Science Communication Skills for Water Cooperation and Diplomacy
Book: Activity 4.2 - Use alternatives to technical language
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Date: Wednesday, 11 December 2019, 4:27 AM

1 - Alternatives to technical vocabulary

Here are 10 words or phrases that have simpler alternatives. Can you suggest the alternatives?

Optimum

Proportion

Negligible

Erroneous

Elucidate

Utilise

The literature indicates... 

Computational model

Food source

Mitigation

Modulate


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2 - Vocabulary suggestions

Technical Word

Suggested answer

Optimum

Best

Proportion

Part

Negligible

Tiny

Erroneous

Wrong

Elucidate

Explain, make clear

Utilise

Use

The literature indicates...

What we know so far... 

Computational models

When check on computers

Food source

Food

Mitigation

Reduce

Modulate

Adjust


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3 - Personal vocabulary list

Now find alternatives for the 10 words you chose in the warm up. Feel free to do more. Submit these in the forum on the next page.