Introducing vocabulary to students is not always an easy task. Due to music and movies that young people are exposed to today, vocabulary acquisition is more often not taken seriously. Young people can hum or repeat sentences from a movie that impress them and think that they are able to communicate in a foreign language. In an academic environment you realize that each new vocabulary word is like a brick needed to build up a whole wall; is a small step that help you enrich your abilities to speak, write and understand all the English you might need at a certain time in your professional life. Studies have shown that the more words you know in a foreign language the more you can use it in real life situations. In this study we will approach the theoretical studies related to vocabulary acquisition as well as some practical exercises that might be used in class.