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Building Vocabulary for Reading and Speaking


By Vijay Ramjattan

Time commitment

5 - 10 minutes


The purpose of this guide is to equip readers with strategies to efficiently understand unfamiliar words while reading academic texts. By utilizing contextual clues within sentences, paragraphs, or larger text sections, and by analyzing word components like prefixes and suffixes, readers can make educated guesses about the meanings of unknown vocabulary. This approach not only enhances overall reading comprehension but also minimizes interruptions during reading, allowing for a deeper understanding of texts without needing to pause for every unfamiliar word.

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