IELTS Vocabulary 570 Important Words to Know
The target audience was English language learners and ESL teachers. To maximize the utility of the list, some frequent words that overlapped broadly in meaning with words already on the list were omitted.
In the original publication the relative frequencies of various senses of the words were also included. The list is important because a person who knows all the words on the list and their related families would understand approximately 90—95 percent of colloquial speech and 80—85 percent of common written texts.
The list consists only of headwords , which means that the word "be" is high on the list, but assumes that the person is fluent in all forms of the word, e. Researchers have expressed doubts about the adequacy of the GSL because of its age and the relatively low coverage provided by the words not in the first 1, words of the list.
The research showed that the GSL contains a small number of archaic terms, such as shilling , while excluding words that have gained currency since the first half of the twentieth century, such as plastic , television , battery , okay , victim , and drug.
The GSL is not a list based solely on frequency, but includes groups of words on a semantic basis.
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. London: Longman, Green and Co. The Language Teacher. Bauer, L.
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