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  1. 1. The reason why I am writing this reflection is to provide some of the features of thetext: “Vocabulary connections: multi-word items in English”, specifically the featuresof the summary which I wrote from that text. Moreover is also important to know whyis essential for future teachers to know about these topics, and not only for futureteachers but also all the people who is interested in this language.One of the main topics inside the course of Lexical Analysis is “word formation”. In thefirst place, There is important to know about multi-word items because is in this wayyou can comprehend in a deeper way some aspects of English vocabulary, how some ofthe words inside the English language are formed and the characteristics of multi-worditems. Moreover students need to understand every different type of multi-word item tomake their vocabulary and at the same time their fluency.In the second place, we all know that around the world exist different variations ofEnglish, the most common ones are the British and American variations which at thesame time affects the variability of multi-word items. The same thing happens indifferent texts and discourses because you cannot use the same items in all texts. Wemust be able to distinguish between these texts and chose the items that fit in with everytext. This makes us realize that there is much easier if we know these multi-word itemsand we know when and how to use them.Moreover this summary will introduce the second-language learning perspectives, thismeans, how multi-word items should be taught in a way that learners understand it in aperfect way. Thus, this text is really helpful to comprehend how a L2 student thinks andwhat things are difficult for them to understand and acquire. There are many multi-worditems which have a metaphorical meaning and that makes it more difficult for L2learners, but the text shows us that there is a way to teach this topic in a way that non-native speakers could take the meaning and use it in an appropriate way in a realcontext.Personally, the process of making the summary of this text made me realize howimportant is to inquire into the subjects we do not know much about it, especially if wewant to learn and teach a new language. Also, this text would be helpful to Futureteachers who must understand in a deeper way the use, characteristics, meaning ofmulti-word items (extreme collocations) to improve their vocabulary and fluency at themoment of speaking and also in grammar, which is also important. Moreoverunderstand the difficulties and anticipated problems which may also have their L2students, to prepare theirselves in a better way to deliver in the knowledge to theirlearners, so they can use what they learn in realistic situation and in their daily life. Dannae Del Campo Méndez

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