Increase Your Vocabulary By Leaps And Bounds
Jun 11, 2009 English Language Learning (ELL) 3778 Views
The easiest way to learn increase your vocabulary is through association. Learning by association is to relate new words you want to learn with some ideas, concepts or objects that you have already leaned. You can also try to learn new words by associating it with something it sounds like. This way you will far more likely absorb and remember new words. Another method is by using flashcards, Make or draw pictures of the vocabulary you want to learn. A stick drawing is just fine. To make it more fun, you can choose a theme that interests you each week. Learn as many new words or vocabulary regarding the chosen topic. You can choose themes like sports or food or anything that is of a particular interest to you. Try to write the correct word at the back of the card and you can have your friend or somebody to test you.
Find a friend or group of friends who speak English. Use your new words in a sentence and practice them in your speech. If you encounter a words that you do not know, consult your dictionary or thesaurus. Using your new vocabulary in a conversation is a fun way of remembering these words.
Play games dealing with English words like scrabble, crossword or other word games with your friends. This is a really fun way of increasing your vocabulary as this is done in games. Be sure to check new words in your dictionary. Also, keep a notebook and jot down these new words, the practice of jotting down new word will keep you remember what you have learned. Listen and expose yourself as much English as possible by listening to radio, watching television programs that you like, listening to English music or watching DVDs. You can also read books, journals, magazines or newspapers in English and try to pick up new words along the way. English can be a very difficult language to learn. It takes dedication and focus to do it. Bear in mind that practice makes everything perfect. So by all means practice your newly learned vocabulary and before you knew it, you are increasing your English word bank by leaps and bounds.