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2. What vocabulary is

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Last updated 26 October 2012 15:29 by NZTecAdmin



  • Vocabulary refers to the words and phrases that people know and use. It includes an understanding of how words work in relation to each other and within specific contexts.
  • Vocabulary is described as being either
    –receptive (listening and reading) or
    –productive (speaking and writing)
  • It’s also sometimes described as being either
    –oral (speaking and listening) or
    –reading (print)




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