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Postby Guest » Tue Jun 07, 2005 4:38 pm

hung wrote:Pirate, how can u expand yer E. vocabulary if u merely learn 1-5 new words a day? Personally I learn more than 20 words a day but I forget 15 ones the day after. And after a week I just rem. only 1 word :lol:

You're luck that you still remember one word. With that rate of learning vocabulary, I thought you would forget them all at once hehehehhehe :lol: .

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Postby lemony » Thu Jun 09, 2005 12:12 pm

and me, hehe I learn by heart 10 words a day then I forget them after that. and when I wanna express something I often look up them in my dictionary ^_^
But Thanks for your webs, may be my Vocabulary will be better day by day ^_^
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Postby hung » Wed Jun 15, 2005 6:46 am

simplyblessedwithlove wrote:
hung wrote:Pirate, how can u expand yer E. vocabulary if u merely learn 1-5 new words a day? Personally I learn more than 20 words a day but I forget 15 ones the day after. And after a week I just rem. only 1 word :lol:

You're luck that you still remember one word. With that rate of learning vocabulary, I thought you would forget them all at once hehehehhehe :lol: .

Oh no! I never forgot all what I had learnt. I am proud of my MQ and I think I am really a "live E. dictionary" (but just 365 words, 'coz I have learnt it for only one year)

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Postby Pirate » Sat Jun 25, 2005 11:55 pm

hung wrote:Pirate, how can u expand yer E. vocabulary if u merely learn 1-5 new words a day? Personally I learn more than 20 words a day but I forget 15 ones the day after. And after a week I just rem. only 1 word :lol:


Ha ha, the more you learn, the more you forget!!!

5 is a good number to learn daily and the important thing is how long you keep it going on. 1 week, 1 month or 1 year? 1 week is easy, 1 month is possible but 1 year (=365 days) is a terribly great effort :!:

It's not how many words you have learnt, it's how many words you can remember (meaning and using), then learn them well! Make sentences, think of situation where you find the new words and imagine when you yourself can use them.

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Postby MissLT » Sun Jun 26, 2005 3:34 am

hung wrote:
simplyblessedwithlove wrote:
hung wrote:Pirate, how can u expand yer E. vocabulary if u merely learn 1-5 new words a day? Personally I learn more than 20 words a day but I forget 15 ones the day after. And after a week I just rem. only 1 word :lol:

You're luck that you still remember one word. With that rate of learning vocabulary, I thought you would forget them all at once hehehehhehe :lol: .

Oh no! I never forgot all what I had learnt. I am proud of my MQ and I think I am really a "live E. dictionary" (but just 365 words, 'coz I have learnt it for only one year)

You can be quite an English dictionary for babies :wink: .

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Postby tohir » Sun Jul 10, 2005 12:29 am

hello everyone,i am anew user of this web site and thish forum,before i signed in this forum i checked your discussions all about the English,after that i found and choosed thish forum is the best way to learn english.If i say trully,i learnt english when i was in university,but i am not satisifiying with my english because it is poor.And i am still trying to get improving my english,right now i am in USA,but my roommates are from the same country,where i from,so we use to speak in our language,i think it is not helps me to improve my english.Two weeks ago i bougt a book from bookstore,this book is called "500 essential words for TOEFL"i really like this book,because it easy to understand.I dont want to bother you with my problems,but i would like you to help me whith your gold advices in order to help me.Thank you all forummates and i really apreaciate your considerations. :)

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Postby Pirate » Sat Jul 23, 2005 12:55 pm

It's good that you like the book. Tell us more about how it can help to learn vocabulary easier?

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Postby zaman » Mon Nov 14, 2005 2:22 pm

hello every one :
so i am live in a country can not find much of people talk english langague . i hope if i devlope my english but the best way i think by studing vocabolary as much as possible . and i am studing english for six month and i am feeling better now , because i can make sentences . the favorite way i use it i am i learnt 10 words every day and i am try to use all words every day in my room in the kicthen in the garden every time i am talking to my self and practice second by second , becuse i have the preciuose thing , i think this thing it it like this langague so much this is importent for every one want to learn any langugae now i keep in my mind about 2000 words and use them all the day .

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Vocabulary

Postby DocAndy » Mon Nov 28, 2005 1:22 am

Hello everyone,

I learn Vocabulary with a programm. Every day I learn 5 Vocabularys.
My programm ask me the 1st day if it is right he ask me after 3 days again. If i know that again he ask me in 10 days. This procedure after the 30 and after the 90 day. After the ninety day it is in my brain(I hope so :) ).

I make this since 4 month. The last two weeks i was in drouble with tests and so on.

But I have drouble to build right sentences and talk. I read a lot of articels. I hope it will be better.

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Re: Tips for your vocabulary

Postby vimbo » Tue Dec 27, 2005 6:31 pm

This is my opinion too! One has to embed English in one's daily routine. Every day a word. I listen to BBC daily and watch the news on CNN! Additionally I've got an electronic dictionary and look all the time for words I don't know. Unfortunately I have no one to speak to and therefore I have lack of practise. So I speak to an imaginary person to train myself in forming sentences quick. After a while one recognises the increasing amount of vocabulary. My English trainer told me the better you get the less you recognise progress! HE WAS DEFINATELY RIGHT: It comes slowly but surely. Another hint: Write your shopping list in English! Take care y'all!
Pirate wrote:Hello everyone,

This is one part of the series "Tips for learning English". The series is today created in the sake of collecting and assembling tips which come from English learners. Post your own tips which really work :!: Other members can learn from them, and if necessary we could discuss :idea:

You are in VOCABULARY section 8) .

"One ought, every day at least, to hear a little song, read a good poem, see a fine picture, and if it were possible, to speak a few reasonable words."
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Re: Vocabulary

Postby vimbo » Tue Dec 27, 2005 6:38 pm

Yes, reading is the only way to get used to the English sentence order. I have problems by myself because I'm German and I tend to use the German sentence order. Sometimes annoying! Bye
DocAndy wrote:Hello everyone,

I learn Vocabulary with a programm. Every day I learn 5 Vocabularys.
My programm ask me the 1st day if it is right he ask me after 3 days again. If i know that again he ask me in 10 days. This procedure after the 30 and after the 90 day. After the ninety day it is in my brain(I hope so :) ).

I make this since 4 month. The last two weeks i was in drouble with tests and so on.

But I have drouble to build right sentences and talk. I read a lot of articels. I hope it will be better.

Mfg
Doc

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Re: Vocabulary

Postby DocAndy » Fri Dec 30, 2005 3:35 am

I know. Me too. I come from Austria.
Now I make this. I read at 1st the German book. After that I read the Englisch one.
And I have it of Hear Book in Englisch. :twisted:

Another HP where I am sometimes.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/worldservice/learningenglish/

I think it is a interressting site too.

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vimbo wrote:Yes, reading is the only way to get used to the English sentence order. I have problems by myself because I'm German and I tend to use the German sentence order. Sometimes annoying! Bye
DocAndy wrote:Hello everyone,

I learn Vocabulary with a programm. Every day I learn 5 Vocabularys.
My programm ask me the 1st day if it is right he ask me after 3 days again. If i know that again he ask me in 10 days. This procedure after the 30 and after the 90 day. After the ninety day it is in my brain(I hope so :) ).

I make this since 4 month. The last two weeks i was in drouble with tests and so on.

But I have drouble to build right sentences and talk. I read a lot of articels. I hope it will be better.

Mfg
Doc

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Re: Vocabulary Cards from Word Surfing

Postby justinlan » Wed Jan 18, 2006 8:42 am

will mcculloch wrote:Hi, I´ve recently designed some "Word Surfing" Vocabulary Cards - and the idea is now available at "English Specialist" (thanks to George)

http://english.specialist.hu/wordsurfing/cards/

The concept gives learners an opportunity to actively develop their vocabulary (and grammar) skills in a “game” which encourages good language learning habits. This “game” involves a dynamic framework that produces virtually random testing of graded vocabulary and grammar items. It challenges learners to use what they choose – and demonstrates their progress over time through a motivating scoring system.

The rationale behind the "game" is also given at the above link - and any feedback on the concept would be very much appreciated.

Many thanks

Will ;)
http://www.wordsurfing.co.uk


Good advices :D ,Thank you~ :idea:

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Postby justinlan » Wed Jan 18, 2006 9:06 am

Vocabulary is a big problem which enlgish learners always meet.To me ,those words are too difficult to memorize :? I always made a plan to memorize new and old words,however, It fell at last.It is too difficult to persist :roll: Now ,in my oppinion,to keep contacting English like reading is a best way to master vocabulary.Language is a tool ,you must practise and use it frequently if you want to master it,Those words stimulate your brain frequently ,then you will master them unconsciously 8)
Just memorizing words doesn't work well,and I always forgot them.That really hit my confidence badly,what is more,it is so boring when memorize words day and day,and it is hard to persist :shock:

now,I often sign in some english web sites like this web site to read sth,to post sth,and keep it as one of my daily life.I guess that will work :roll:
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Postby tikay » Wed Jan 25, 2006 4:54 pm

hurricane_sh wrote:I do not agree with you, I think the best way is to read.


:lol: :lol: :D :) :o :? :shock: :lol:

That is so cute!

Learning vocabulary is for me so interesting. I wish I can speak to everyone in their native tongue but since I cant I feel it is good to know mine pretty well. It erases walls between us so that we will be able to understand each other better. I think I still like the picking up a dictionary and starting on any word to be led through some new words sometimes. This is just my favorite way to get new words into my head, plus you learn the meaning so it sticks more...I have done this ever since I was little kid. Thanks to my mom, she loves the English language too. She got me to do that. Read dictionarys! So fun and so smart. :lol:

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Postby modier » Sat Nov 04, 2006 5:04 pm

hi im Muhamed from Egypt this agood chance to make friendes ithinke we will help ourself to improve English language...... speaking with ourself is the faster way to be too in english ....

my e-mail: edarabodi@yahoo.com
now i prepare to study master in business administration

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Postby tamaneden » Sun Nov 05, 2006 6:44 am

is there any good program/software help improving vocabulary??

Thank you

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Postby calla » Wed Nov 08, 2006 5:56 pm

Here are my experiences:
. U have to meet a new word for 7 times to remember.
. I found when I read yours message, I learnt one more new word from yours.It made me exciting and remember longer.
. Don't learn by heart new vocabularies by one word a day. You should choice a short story u like and read it, underline new word or phrase u don't know. Then, learn by heart new words, your words will go up.After that, try to use it often when u speak to everyone.
. Use your new words often in writing and speaking.
If someone has any good ideas, share with me.
Thanks.

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Postby babara » Thu Nov 16, 2006 11:00 am

hmm..I agree with you Calla and I do that too but not always! :)

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Postby Talal » Tue Nov 28, 2006 3:47 am

good points , but I prefer to read short stories in order to increase my vocabulary.

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Postby nemo » Wed Dec 13, 2006 2:16 am

hi everybody......i like to discuss about vocabulary....i still remember my first time in improving my english.......so terrible.....my vocabulary is so weak.......but i told myself it is just the beginning.......of course it is hard.....

So....what i do is....i read a lot of english books....then i listed any words that i don't know the meaning is.......and look at my dictionary.......i have more than 20 words a day because i 'm bookworm.

Besides that, i read my dictionary in my leisure time, watching english programmes and listening to english songs................it helps me a lot......

That's all.......good bye


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