Vocabulary In English Language Essay

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Richard (2002) stated that vocabulary is the core component of language proficiency and provides much of the basic for how well learners speak, listen, read, and write. Vocabulary cannot be separated from the language because it itself is the important component of the language. Furthermore, Neuman & Dwyer (2009) defined vocabulary as “words we must know to communicate effectively, words in speaking (expressive vocabulary) and words in listening (receptive vocabulary). Vocabulary works as the smallest unit of speech in an individual’s communicates or interacting process. According to Diamond & Gutlohn (2006), vocabulary is the knowledge of words and their meanings. One person will need the vocabulary in order to express or share their…show more content…
Balagihzadeh & Ashooni (2011) stated that in order to expand vocabulary knowledge, language learners can be taught to be familiarized with useful supplementary materials, such as word lists or vocabulary flashcards. Hence, teacher needs to choose the teaching materials which are suitable to the student’s needs in order to reach the objectives from the teaching process. According to Richards and Rogers (2001), the principles of developing teaching materials are careful selection of what to be taught, imposing limits in what is to be taught, arranging what is to be taught in terms of the four skills and grading materials from simple to…show more content…
Haycraft (2003) stated that flashcards are the cards on which words and or picture and painted or drawn. Suyanto (2008) stated that flashcards is the cards that usually use thin paper and stiff to show picture or words while Edwards (2006) said that flashcards are a powerful memory tool to write questions on one side of the cards and the answer on the other side. Hence, flashcard can be defined as an educational tool to teach vocabulary where it is a card that consisting of word, sentence or picture on
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