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A few tips on how to learn vocabulary
There are many ways to learn vocabulary, perhaps even too many. It might be challenging for a person who decided to build his or her vocabulary to choose the right method of learning as there are no general rules which would be perfect for everybody. Of course, reading has an unshakable place in the rating of the most efficient vocabulary building techniques. But the simple fact is that not all people are fond of reading or don’t have time for that, which is why they search for ways around it.
And such ways can be found. Vocabulary games online that are so fun your student won’t even realize they are learning. Another example, is to watch movies with subtitles. If you encounter an unfamiliar word in the course of the movies, it will be better to know its spelling as well as pronunciation. Besides, subtitles can help you to understand the meaning of such a word from the context, and you will learn vocabulary much faster.
After you find out the meaning of all the unfamiliar words in a particular movie, keep playing it while dong things around the house: it will help you memorize the words and even whole phrases where they were used. Try to choose movies with sophisticated and beautiful language and avoid vulgar and primitive stuff.
Keep a diary. It does not mean you should write pages and pages, describing all the events of the day, your feelings, emotions, ideas and thoughts, but at least a few lines on a daily basis wold be more than enough. Try to use the words you recently learned, this way you will ensure hammering them into your mind.
If you find it boring to write a diary, just switch to the fiction. Short stories would be perfect. You will not only give freedom to your imagination, but will sharpen your language as well. It is easy to learn vocabulary when you make sure to use the words you learn, no matter whether in a conversation or in a written form.
If you are not confident using new words in everyday conversations, go for the online chat. It is a well known fact that people feel less self conscious over the Internet, so it is a nice way to start using the words you don’t feel completely comfortable with.
Learn poems by heart. This way you will not only ensure a lot of aesthetic satisfaction, but will also learn vocabulary as well as the whole speech patterns, which will strike the people you talk to with their beauty and sophistication.
There are many other ways to learn vocabulary, and after these simple examples you can easily think of the methods which would be the most suitable for you.