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Why is Vocabulary Important?

Vocabulary plays a prominent role in the reading process and is critical to reading comprehension. Children learn the meanings of most words subconsciously, through everyday experiences with oral and written language. Other words are learned through listening to others and then repeating the same. Sometimes even watching and listening to someone talk and then imitating them is also a great way to learn words and phrases naturally.

A person's vocabulary is the collection of words that they are comfortable using inside their own language. A vocabulary is something that normally grows with age, and it is a very helpful and essential tool for both communicating and learning new things. One of the most difficult aspects of picking up a second language is expanding one's word knowledge to a sufficient level.

Listening vocabulary is comprised of the terms that one must be familiar with in order to comprehend what is being heard. The words we use when we talk are the words that make up our speaking vocabulary. Reading vocabulary is comprised of the terms that one must be familiar with in order to comprehend what is being read. The words that we put down on paper are what make up our writing vocabulary.

When children are exposed to a greater number of words in their natural environment, both at home and at school, they develop larger vocabularies. The benefits of having a bigger vocabulary become increasingly apparent as a kid advances through the academic levels of a school.

Consider what occurs, for instance, when a reader who is just starting out comes across the term "gig" in a book. The reader realizes that the sounds represented by the letters g, I, and g make up a very familiar word that she has heard and repeated many times as she begins to figure out the sounds represented by the letters. When beginning reader encounters a word that is not already part of their spoken vocabulary, it presents a greater challenge for them to decipher the meaning of the term.

Reading comprehension relies heavily on one's vocabulary. It is impossible for readers to comprehend what they are reading if they do not know what the majority of the words signify. As a kid progresses through the levels of reading, they are required to expand their vocabulary by learning the meanings of new words that are not a part of their spoken language.

The findings of the scientific study on the subject of vocabulary training indicate that the majority of vocabulary is acquired in an indirect manner (subconsciously), while certain vocabulary must be taught explicitly. Therefore, the findings of the research encourage the utilization of a combination of indirect and direct methods.

Indirect(Subconsciously) vocabulary learning

You will ultimately become a better communicator if you put the following suggestions into practice to acquire new vocabulary, sentence structuring, and other communication-related skills:

  • You may select to see two or maybe three individuals chatting or conversing, and you also have the option of choosing to watch someone you like on screen or on celluloid. Watch brief talk shows or short movies you might find many of them on YouTube.

  • Pick up two or three short videos, and in the beginning, watch them as often as you can. This will help you pick up all of the words, body language, style of speaking, voice modulation, gestures, etc., and then slowly, as you keep them watching and listening repeatedly, with time everything that you see, feel, and hear in those videos will now start playing in the back of your mind (Subconsciously). Once this process starts, you no longer need to watch or listen to or even try to imitate the

  • When your subconscious mind has adapted to anything, you no longer need to do anything to attain or endeavour anything that you desire further; things begin to materialize on their own without any more effort on your part.

Direct(Consciously) vocabulary learning

 

Even if a lot of languages are picked up unconsciously (indirectly), it's still important to teach some of it explicitly.

 

The following are examples of direct instruction:

 

  • It is providing instructions in particular terms that are significant, acquiring material, or gaining a grasp of a certain text.

  • You should teach yourself word-learning tactics that are more generic and that you can apply to a wider range of terms, such as dissecting the components of words (e.g., deep-rooted words).

What is "Thesaurus"?

A thesaurus (plural thesauri or thesauruses) is a reference source that may be used to locate synonyms and even antonyms of words. It is also known as a synonym dictionary. ...to identify the word, or words, by which [an] concept may be most fitly and admirably stated. Writers utilize them frequently to assist them to find the perfect phrase to express an idea.


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To learn more about vocabulary, and to be a better communicator, you may watch the below videos:

How to Improve Communication Skills? By Sandeep Maheshwari

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hE6I9apUvrk

Speak English with Confidence - By Sandeep Maheshwari

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y07dnUKwqyw