Part II—A practical examination of why you should spend your time learning different meanings of words you already know, rather than trying to improve your comprehension by learning more words.
Learning more words is rarely the solution to comprehension troubles. How well do you know the 2,000 most frequently used words? Even if you have no interest in language learning, this post clearly demonstrates how challenging English can be—even when only using simple words.
Many language learners mistakenly believe that learning more and more words is the solution to their comprehension woes. This is rarely the case. Learning new meanings for words you already know will likely yield far greater benefits.