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How to improve vocabulary

Help on English vocab, including idioms, slang and sayings

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Re: How to improve vocabulary

Postby hermit » Tue Jun 16, 2009 5:13 pm

hi karisegraves - i'm an english speaker with spanish as a second language.
when learning spanish i found it really helpful to watch movies in english
with spanish subtitles. helpful and enjoyable, too.

what is your native language?

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Re: How to improve vocabulary

Postby ETutor » Wed Jul 01, 2009 6:34 pm

Watching movies in English is a great way to improve vocabulary. Another way I recommend for my students is to listen to English podcasts on the web. There are some great ones at the BBC or at NPR.org. There are lots of interesting programs to listen to that will give you exposure to new vocabulary. Click here to link to NPR Podcasts.

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Re: How to improve vocabulary

Postby rando » Mon Jul 06, 2009 12:06 pm

Reading, is one of the basics in improving your vocabulary. But I have found out that there are several techniques in boosting up your vocabulary aside from reading alone, like playing word games or using pictures associated with words. Check this site out for more of these techniques and more, http://www.vocabularybuilder.info/ since I have derived useful pointers from this site in building up my vocabulary like you.
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Re: How to improve vocabulary

Postby luvlearning » Mon Jul 20, 2009 12:34 am

Hi:
This article might be helpful to you. It offers a few suggestions for improving your English without reading. You can download it for free at the site listed below. Hope this is helpful to you!

http://www.soundsmarternow.com/8.html
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Re: How to improve vocabulary

Postby jamesmartyn » Sat Oct 03, 2009 5:28 am

Things to consider when increasing your vocabulary

* The more you read, the richer your vocabulary will become.
* Just knowing the definition of a word does not indicate you understand it.
* You must also understand it in context.
* Knowing what a word means is connected to the background that the word is used within.
* Words that are used in speaking or writing (ie “expressive vocabulary”) often require a greater understanding than those used in listening and reading (ie “receptive vocabulary”) (Allen, 2006).
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Re: How to improve vocabulary

Postby rojbanks » Tue Oct 27, 2009 10:13 am

HI !!! i'm a English learning student . as u know , there r no limits of age to be educate..
i want became expert in english language. good communication skills in english make yr
works easily done. it surely improves yr personality as well. but although i know english grammar well, i could not get a grip over English.,due to lack of vocabulary. do u have any suggestion for that?... i'm waiting.....
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Re: How to improve vocabulary

Postby fastforward » Fri Oct 30, 2009 7:35 am

Hi to all.
Improvement in vocabulary is the basic need for an English learner. The person should try newspapers, radio or television talk shows. While reading newspapers or magazines, person should underline the new spelling and should write it there or in separate sheet of paper. At the end of the week he/she should recall all of them. Person can also take one topic randomly of his/her interest and try to speak whatever he/she likes. In that way a person come to know about the command over English. What you people do for the same. Are you trying some other method then please tell me.
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Re: How to improve vocabulary

Postby JANYISHIN » Mon Jan 04, 2010 1:47 am

More back some of the words you do not understand.
Every day with a little bit of words.
This can increase the amount of your vocabulary.
Refueling!
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Re: How to improve vocabulary

Postby ETutor » Wed Jan 27, 2010 10:25 pm

Another interesting and different way to gain exposure to more English vocabulary is to watch some of the varied presentations available at http://www.ted.com. My students have found this to be a great source for varied and interesting lessons in English. In addition, you can gain knowledge of timely issues of the day.

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Re: How to improve vocabulary

Postby nguyenthanh » Sat Feb 06, 2010 10:50 am

We can learn vocabulary through pictures. On the other hand, when we learn some vocabularies, we should construct a sentence containing those ones immediately to not to be forget.
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