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Communicative English for Engineers and Professionals by Mamta Bhatnagar, Nitin Bhatnagar

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4

Vocabulary Building

In this unit

The knowledge of words is the gate of scholarship.”

 

–Edmund Wilson

4.1 Introduction

Words are the building blocks of spoken or written communication. A rich vocabulary is the area of language competence, which is directly related to all the four skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing. When we pass out from college or university, we feel the need to communicate with the world at the personal, social as well as professional level. For this purpose, we have to extend our vocabulary to express ourselves effectively. In addition to this, all the competitive, ...

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