Tips for Vocabulary

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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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Brass air fittings

Postby KKKMMM » Mon Feb 09, 2009 6:37 am

Now that is a lot of brass air fittings http://www.liangdianup.com/subpages/airfitting_1.htm there is just about every type
of air fitting that you could want. Wholesale prices too. I guess these could be used as small water pipe fitting also. I
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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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Re: Tips for Vocabulary

Postby englishhelps » Tue Jul 21, 2009 7:01 am

You can also use mnemonics to enhance your vocabulary! These are basically memory tricks to help you remember.

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Re: Tips for Vocabulary

Postby englishhelps » Tue Aug 04, 2009 10:23 am

Buy a good dictionary! While it will help you look for the meaning of words that you don't know, it's also a good idea to try to learn a few new words each day. What I usually do is open the dictionary by random and point to a random part of the page and then understand the meaning of that word.

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Re: Tips for Vocabulary

Postby englishhelps » Sat Sep 05, 2009 4:58 pm

I'll post in here some of the new words that I learn everyday. It's good to always have a word for the day.

voluptuary: A person devoted to luxury and the gratification of sensual appetites; a sensualist.

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Re: Tips for Vocabulary

Postby rojbanks » Wed Oct 28, 2009 10:55 am

Hi !! guys....!! i'm a student here... i read the suggestions regarding the Vocabulary
improve techniques.i usually fallow this tips,but During the conversation ,i can't remember the correct word or phrase.. i have to take time to actully remember it and put in right place in a sentences..it can't help me any way.. and off course there r much more diff. word in dictionary, which i could not differentiate well... any other ways?

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Re: Tips for Vocabulary

Postby Najlooolah » Fri Feb 12, 2010 4:32 pm

learning needs hard worker..so I am trying to do my best ,but my problem is ...How can I use words in sentence....I asked my teacher about that ..and she told me" you need to understand the part of speech of the word first" can anyone explain that ? :roll:

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Re: Tips for Vocabulary

Postby SuMoNe » Fri Feb 12, 2010 5:36 pm

Najlooolah wrote:learning needs hard worker..so I am trying to do my best ,but my problem is ...How can I use words in sentence....I asked my teacher about that ..and she told me" you need to understand the part of speech of the word first" can anyone explain that ? :roll:


I think she/he means that u should understand the meaning of words & their grammatical functions whether verbs/nouns/adj/adv ..etc..So u can put each word in the right position within the sentense & use it in a proper way..

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Re: Tips for Vocabulary

Postby Najlooolah » Sat Feb 13, 2010 12:03 am

SuMoNe wrote:
Najlooolah wrote:learning needs hard worker..so I am trying to do my best ,but my problem is ...How can I use words in sentence....I asked my teacher about that ..and she told me" you need to understand the part of speech of the word first" can anyone explain that ? :roll:


I think she/he means that u should understand the meaning of words & their grammatical functions whether verbs/nouns/adj/adv ..etc..So u can put each word in the right position within the sentense & use it in a proper way..


:-? too much ...it's too much on me ...I wish If Icould do all these ..

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Re: Tips for Vocabulary

Postby SuMoNe » Sat Feb 13, 2010 1:44 am

Najlooolah

yes u can..everything seems to b hard in the beginning..try to use dictionary as much as u can, & btw whenever u search for a meaning of a certain word u'll find the function as well, which will help u to use words properly in a sentense.. good luck :)

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Re: Tips for Vocabulary

Postby Najlooolah » Sat Feb 13, 2010 6:18 pm

SuMoNe wrote:Najlooolah

yes u can..everything seems to b hard in the beginning..try to use dictionary as much as u can, & btw whenever u search for a meaning of a certain word u'll find the function as well, which will help u to use words properly in a sentense.. good luck :)



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