Task Based Learning

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CHAPTER 1
1.0 Introduction
In the recent years, English language is widely known as ‘lingua franca’ for most of the countries in the world. Although, it may not be the most spoken language in the world, but it is used in a large number of countries as the medium of communication and interaction regardless in politics, economics, laws, medications and higher educations. When people with different languages meet, they usually use English language to communicate with one another. Learning English can change a person’s life as it helps in improving and allowing him or her to be one step ahead from others. Moreover, a lot of the world’s top music, books and films are now published and written in English. By knowing and learning the English language,
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The frequent encounter of the word will eventually be etched into the working memory and by using those words in our production frequently, the words are then proceduralised. There are two distinction between the word category learned. Nation (2005) described words that are used and occur very frequently in the target language – a, the, you, man, woman, etc – the words that are so commonly used in everyday conversation. The students are able to understand these words and its meaning, and are able to produce these words comprehensibly. Low frequency words are words that are not used in daily conversations but can be found in particular context such as in academic, or are used for specific purpose in that particular content such as sports, culinary, etc. Nation (2001) also recommended three processes to master vocabulary – noticing (in formal instruction), retrieving (cognition) and generating (production). A common method practiced in schools to enable students to learn vocabulary is through the creation of vocabulary list and to learn the usage of the words though
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