There are numerous English learning tips available on the internet from your preferred platform, but from those tips, I’d like to share one of the most important aspects of acquiring English proficiency: English vocabulary mastery. Acquiring a good vocabulary is essential for learning a new language. A person will have a better understanding if they absorb many words in English.

Speaking of vocabulary, there are many definitions of the word that have been put forward by experts. According to Richards (2002:255), vocabulary is a basic component of language skills that serves as the basis for how well students speak, listen, read, and write. Hornby (1995) defines vocabulary as a list of terms with their definitions, and vocabulary is the total number of words in a language. Meanwhile, Ur (1998) states: “Vocabulary can be broadly defined as terms taught in another language.” Additionally, Burns (1972) defines vocabulary as “a general term used by a group, profession, or class.” According to Cameron (2001), vocabulary is not just learning words but is more complex than that. According to Nation (2008:105), your vocabulary is the entire collection of words you know in a language. In addition, Richards and Schmidt (2002: 580) state that the term “vocabulary” refers to a group of lexemes, which can be single words, compound words, or idioms.

According to the definition given above, “vocabulary” is the total number of words needed to convey the concept and meaning of the speaker. In addition, vocabulary is very important when someone wants to communicate in English. Furthermore, vocabulary is the understanding of words and their meanings. There are several types of vocabulary that best support English language skills, including:

  1. Noun

A noun is a word that describes something, such as an object, person, location, or even a feeling or state of mind. In conclusion, nouns are words that are used to refer to certain people, locations, animals, locations, or even feelings. Examples are a chair, a glass, Antony, a hospital, and papers.

  • Adjective

Adjectives are words that describe a noun or pronoun, such as a white car (described by the adjective “white”) or a beautiful girl (described by the adjective “beautiful”; it tells us that the girl is beautiful). 

  • Verb

A verb is a word that tells what something is doing, such as “he is singing,” “she is sleeping,” “I am learning English,” and “they are swimming.”

  • Adverb

Adverbs are words that describe verbs, such as “she ran so fast” (the adverb is “so fast”) or “she spoke slowly” (the adverb is “slowly”). 

Those are some of the most frequently or widely used words when speaking English or when writing and reading in English. When learning vocabulary that has a high frequency of being used or practiced directly, it will be easier for English learners to quickly remember it. Hope you guys who read this blog can mastering English soon.

Penulis : Ivanium Basmai


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