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Title: Facilitating Reading Comprehension for IELTS Through the Use of Principled Explicit Vocabulary Instruction
Authors: Tejani, Khadija
Keywords: vocabulary
words
lexical
explicit vocabulary instruction
vocabulary instruction
ESL
IELTS
reading
reading comprehension
teacher
learner
principled
principles
test
Issue Date: Nov-2010
Publisher: The British University in Dubai (BUiD)
Abstract: This study investigates the effectiveness of principled explicit vocabulary instruction on the acquisition of vocabulary and the consequent impact on reading comprehension, in preparation for the IELTS. Students at a university in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, on an IELTS preparation course learned lexical items through principled explicit vocabulary instruction. Tests were given that measured vocabulary gains and reading comprehension, before and after instruction. Results of the study indicate that principled explicit vocabulary instruction facilitates the acquisition of new vocabulary, and knowledge of the vocabulary improves reading comprehension. The implementation of principled vocabulary instruction prior to reading comprehension tasks is proposed.
URI: http://bspace.buid.ac.ae/handle/1234/184
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