The title says it all. For example, if I were to memorise the minimum core vocabulary list for a language exam, would I understand every word mentioned?
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Minimum Core Vocabulary List- Does it have everything you need to know for the exam? watch
- Thread Starter
- 09-11-2016 20:49
- 10-11-2016 21:40
The exams are purposefully designed so you don't understand every word mentioned (unless you're fluent). It tests your skills to contextualise words you dont understand into something meaningful. If you could understand everythuing, they could just give you a vocabulary test instead, much easier and cheaper
- 12-11-2016 19:47
Is this GCSE/A Level? I know some exam boards at GCSE have a set word list (of about 2000? words) which they can only use with you in the exam board, so learning that would be useful yes.
Otherwise, try and learn as much vocabulary as you can but accept you will not know every word that is presented to you. It's equally important that you try and recognise patterns of word formation (e.g. in German you can add keit or heit to the end of words to show 'ness' e.g. Traurig (sad) > Traurigkeit (sadness).