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Vocabulary Practice

Vocabulary

As we have already said… If you want to improve your English level you really need to take a holistic approach to your language studies, which includes focusing on your Vocabulary in conjunction with your Listening, Reading, Writing Speaking and Grammar.

General tip:

You really must keep a vocabulary diary…

Your vocabulary diary is usually a small book which you use to record any new vocabulary you come across as you are studying English. We recommend that students record some of the following information which can make the process a much more meaningful and memorable process.

  • Try to define the new word in English first
  • Don’t always simply translate to your mother tongue
  • Record what type of word it is – Adjective | Noun | Verb | Adverb
  • Write an example sentence with the new word
  • Try to make an association with the word so it is memorable
  • Actions and movements help memory

Finally, it is always a great idea to spend a bit of time once a month or so and try to write all of the different word forms for your new vocabulary in a specific table with the following headings: Adjective | Noun | Verb | Adverb.

For example: Your new word is Beautiful (adjective)

Beautiful – Adjective | Beauty – Noun | Beautify – Verb | Beautifully – Adverb

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