Analysis of Vocabulary Items Incorporated in PTBB English Textbooks Prescribed for Intermediate Part-I
This study aimes at analyzing the vocabulary items of English textbooks I & III for intermediate Part-I students prescribed by Punjab Text Book Board (PTBB) in order to investigate to what extent the vocabulary items match with OALD specialist lists developed by Oxford Advanced Learners Dictionary 7th Edition (2005). A corpus analysis of the Intermediate Part-I English textbooks I & III has been done according to OALD specialist lists. The data were analysed through quantitative analysis using AntConc. The analyzed data reveal the weaknesses of the prescribed textbooks with regards to the vocabulary items and the vocabulary needs of the Intermediate Part-I learners. Thus, the prescribed Intermediate Part-I English textbooks are needed to re-design and necessary improvement should be made in vocabulary items of English textbooks I & III for Intermediate Part-I to meet the academic and practical needs of learners. Improved textbooks are the need of the hour, solution of the learners’ vocabulary problems and the best possible help in achieving expected learning outcomes.
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