A vocabulary bank is a collection of new words and phrases that the learner or class builds up as they learn

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Vocabulary banks can be recorded on cards, in the learners' notebooks or even online.

Some learners carry a collection of small cards with them. Each card has a word on it, with a definition or translation, and an example.

In the classroom
Vocabulary banks can be kept by individual learners, incorporated into language portfolios, kept as a class resource in the form of wall charts, recorded in a permanent area on the whiteboard during a series of classes, or stored on a class blog.

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