Vocabulary matters!

Deepali Gurung, BBS I Year 

Vocabulary represents one of most important skills necessary for teaching and learning a foreign language. It is the basis for the development of all the other skills: reading comprehension, listening comprehension, speaking, writing, spelling and pronunciation. Vocabulary is the main tool for us attempt to use English effectively. When confronted with a native English speaker, when watching a movie without subtitle or when listening to a favorite English song, when reading a text or when writing a letter to a friend, we always need to operate with words. 

In my experience as a student, I noticed the fact that we usually find it difficult to speak English fluently. We usually consider speaking and writing activities exhausting because we keep on using the same expressions and words and very soon our conversation is abruptly interrupted due to missing words. And the main reason for such communication problems is the lack of vocabulary. We are confronted with the problem of forgetting the words immediately after the teacher has elicited their meaning or after we have looked them in the dictionary, and this also a cause of the lack of vocabulary. 


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