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Vocabulary

Importance of Vocabulary

Posted: March 3, 2019 at 10:44 am   /   by   /   comments (0)

Vocabulary is a bridge to learn other language skills and components. The core of a language is its vocabulary. Vocabulary mastery can affect the mastery of a language. Thus, mastering vocabulary is required to master a language.

In order to master a language, students must learn its vocabulary. The more vocabulary students know, the better understanding they will have. Most common hurdle for students in learning vocabulary is memorizing the meaning . Hence, students are reluctant to learn new vocabulary. This hurdle can lead to restrict students vocabulary mastery. As a result, students can only communicate with the target language in limited vocabulary.

Vocabulary is a kind of words that students must know to comprehend the text. Thus, if they do not have enough vocabulary, their understanding of the text will not maximize.

AMERICAN ENGLISH & BRITISH ENGLISH VOCABULARY

There are many differences in vocabulary between AmE and BrE.

Sometimes the same word has different meaning (AmE mad = ‘angry’; BrE mad = crazy).

Sometimes different words are used for the same idea (AmE truck = BrE lorry).

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