Tips for Vocabulary

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Re: Tips for your vocabulary

Postby fabulous » Sun Dec 23, 2007 3:41 pm

'alo,

i used to enrich and enhance my vocabulary is jot down the strange word whenever or wherever i encountered from reading articles or story books. later on, i find for the meaning of those word. that is very effective way if you keep reading repeatedly.

:!: however, if you write down one or two useful example sentences for the word you are finding, it might help you imprint those word.
:!: this way really help me. it does worked!

hope it might be a help you, brilliant!
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Re: Tips for your vocabulary

Postby faithfulman » Sun Dec 23, 2007 5:50 pm

it's a very intelligent mean thank u

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Re: Tips for your vocabulary

Postby ILANA » Wed Apr 02, 2008 1:32 pm

desertrose wrote:hello...how can learn english words easily?

I think it depens on your pimary modality. For example, I have good visual memery and I should look at words, write and repeat them and give english explaination for each. And a perfect way of learning new words it is assosiation each one in your native language, but it's not easy.

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Re: Tips for your vocabulary

Postby forum » Thu Apr 03, 2008 8:31 am

The best way to learn vocabulary is to use it! That means you need to READ, WRITE, LISTEN and TALK!!

You will find that if you do this with NATIVE English material, you will find a lot of USEFUL words to learn. I think this way is much better than learning from a vocabulary book.

I know in my experience, when I learned a new word by EXPERIENCING it, I would REMEMBER it! By experiencing it, I mean:
[1] meeting the word in a real language situation
[2] not knowing what it means
[3] finding out the meaning (maybe with a dictionary or from a friend)
[4] then using the word.

If you are always READING, WRITING, LISTENING and SPEAKING English as much as possible, your vocabulary will grow and grow and GROW!
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Re: Tips for your vocabulary

Postby Sunnypk » Fri Apr 04, 2008 3:29 am

forum wrote:The best way to learn vocabulary is to use it! That means you need to READ, WRITE, LISTEN and TALK!!

You will find that if you do this with NATIVE English material, you will find a lot of USEFUL words to learn. I think this way is much better than learning from a vocabulary book.

I know in my experience, when I learned a new word by EXPERIENCING it, I would REMEMBER it! By experiencing it, I mean:
[1] meeting the word in a real language situation
[2] not knowing what it means
[3] finding out the meaning (maybe with a dictionary or from a friend)
[4] then using the word.

If you are always READING, WRITING, LISTENING and SPEAKING English as much as possible, your vocabulary will grow and grow and GROW!


It has great sound my ideas were as well something like yours one

Do u know what do I utilize other implement to improve my vocabulary, beside all I have installed some English dictionaries in my computer chiefly I use to make the best of finding out many interesting words and use it in speaking with my friends
As you so, so shall you reap

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6 words per day

Postby awrang » Thu Jun 12, 2008 6:41 am

Hello everyone to increase your vocabluray follow this:

1. Learn 6 new words related to the same subject per day
2. Read these 6 words 50 times per day with yourself
3. Write/rewrite them on a peace of paper 50 times per day
4. After one week read/write all of your words again three/four times that day

Trust me you will have a very powerful vocabulary after several months.... {-;
when you have good vocabulary you will speak,read and understand a lot more.. :!:
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Re: Tips for Vocabulary

Postby forum » Thu Jun 12, 2008 8:57 am

Great advice!
I had a friend who practiced new words everytime he walked through a door...Whenever he walked through a door, he would think about the word and try to make a sentence in his head. He said he learned 50 words a week doing this. Amazing!
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Re: Tips for Vocabulary

Postby echho » Fri Jun 13, 2008 3:34 pm

hi my friends
I think to learn vocabulary is the most difficult the others.
2 days ago my friend and I memorised some phrasal verbs. sometimes it could be funny. I think you had better study with your friends. so you aren't bored.
finally I remember most of them.
however, twice a day you shoul read the list of vocabulary. It is very helpful for you.
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Re: Tips for Vocabulary

Postby PrinnySquad » Sat Sep 06, 2008 4:12 am

My First Post:
This is an awesome website. I love the Tips for Learning English series. Even the post section has an amazing spell-check function built-in. Talk about Awesomeness 8-)

I just love words (a.k.a Vocabs), and I do have this ambitious dream of one day being able to use English to communicate just like a Native Speaker. I do recognize the importance of vocabulary and its usage. Vocabulary is essential in reading and writing English. I would love to get some practice on this Website everyday, like posting my rants up here and get some help from the forum members :twisted:. This will be one of my daily activities.

I am currently on a plan of extending my vocabulary by following some of the methods posted in couple hundreds posts above(That's quite a long read I know). There will be time you will see my awkward word usage, sometimes broken sentences but please be patient and help me achieve my dream. {-:

I also want to share my own method: (just for reference but creating your own method is the best way)
Get some Vocabulary books, believe me, those author know what they are talking about. Study at least 10 words per day. Make sentences, make jokes, and learn the right way of using words. And typing up Articles or short stories that you like.
I 've been following this schedule on and off for sometimes now but I think it helps.
Thank you for sharing and all the help, people.

P/S: Where should I post my rants and article to get help :roll:

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Re: Tips for Vocabulary

Postby PrinnySquad » Tue Sep 09, 2008 10:11 am

Is this forum dead? I've posted in three different topics but none has been replied?
Moderator please tell me.

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Re: Tips for Vocabulary

Postby Jads » Wed Sep 24, 2008 10:14 am

Hi, is it a good start for english-beginner to learn those sentence connector words as their vocab homework?
I somehow think if they learn it well it would be great, as they can use it to write stories or composition,would it be the case for your'all too?

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Re: Tips for Vocabulary

Postby rehman » Tue Oct 07, 2008 4:24 pm

the technique to accumulate vacuballary only comes through reading and reading...... at least you must read a newspaper daily because with reading the paper the words will be repeated again and again..... yeah, but dont forget to keep a weighty dictionary whenever you see a difficult word must check it ..... sometime we feel bothering to check the word from dictionary we go ahead ignoring it....... never do that..... the second technique which comes in my mind that make yourself habbitual of reading novel or story books these can keep refresh your vacuballry....

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Re: Tips for Vocabulary

Postby Cossette » Sun Oct 26, 2008 9:32 am

For me, reading is the best method to increase vocabulary. I keep a vocabulary notebook wherein I can list down the new words with its definition and derivation. Moreover, I write down 3 sentences using the word. Mastering the word by using it in your speech would be very effective.

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Re: Tips for Vocabulary

Postby Gerima » Tue Nov 18, 2008 10:10 am

i agree that by reading we learn more words. the words, learnt in the context, are remembered much better. So that you know the usage of the word.

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Re: Tips for Vocabulary

Postby catcrack » Sat Mar 14, 2009 5:00 pm

There is a good site which can help in increasing vocabulary.its quiet useful and fun to use.
http://www.vocabularylearningresources.net/

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Re: Tips for Vocabulary

Postby englishhelps » Thu Jun 25, 2009 8:31 am

During our training, we usually have our "word for the day". Make an effort to study a new word everyday. You can study what it means and how it's pronounced. Then make sure that at the end of the day, you know it by heart.

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Re: Tips for Vocabulary

Postby englishhelps » Sat Jun 27, 2009 3:30 pm

If you hear a new word, write it down so you can research on it later on! Make sure you know what it means and how you can use it in a sentence. A word a day keeps the grammar police away! :)

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Re: Tips for Vocabulary

Postby rando » Tue Jul 07, 2009 5:29 am

Tamaneden,

For me, one of the best and basic way of improving your vocabulary is through reading and listing down all the difficult and new words that you encounter while reading. You can also try doing word games, its not only vocabulary enriching but also fun to do. If you find it hard remembering difficult words then you can try associating these words with pictures. Actually there are a lot of ways, it is up to you which suits you best. As for vocabulary software that you are looking for, I recommend you try visiting www·vocabularysoftware·net since I stumbled upon it on the internet while looking for real cool word games softwares. You can find not only software for word games but also for vocabulary and spelling. Have fun!

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Re: Tips for Vocabulary

Postby englishhelps » Wed Jul 08, 2009 10:12 am

^Nice suggestions! It's always fun and effective to learn through games especially if you're in a group. It makes learning more interactive.

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Re: Tips for Vocabulary

Postby englishhelps » Sat Jul 11, 2009 1:41 pm

A good game to play is charades. You can use english movie titles and song titles as the criteria.

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Re: Tips for Vocabulary

Postby englishhelps » Wed Jul 15, 2009 5:09 am

You can also widen your vocabulary by playing a game like scrabble. Just make sure you have a dictionary at hand!


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