Vocabulary

The first thing you need to remember for the learning of vocabulary is our methodology: START See it, say it and check pronunciation Try it in a context (translate it if you need to) Apply it and use it in phrases Review it and remember it Test it by using it in another context related to the exam What you need to do is make sure you start building your vocabulary in a logical way.


1. Start with your interests. You will use this vocabulary the most frequently and you need to know it well.


2. Do not learn individual words. You should learn new vocabulary as short phrases. Only the new word should be new. E.g. LOOK AFTER = Tomorrow I need to look after my kids.


3. Read a lot!


4. Watch TV in English with English subtitles and take notes. You should start watching programmes that you have already seen in your language.


MEMORIZATION TECHNIQUES


Learning new vocabulary can be one of the most difficult parts of language learning, but it does not need to be boring or time consuming. The most important thing is to do it regularly and do it in a way that you enjoy. The most important thing is consistency. By reviewing vocabulary for 30 minutes per day, you will advance very quickly. The important thing is to find the way you enjoy to learn and do this for long enough so that you notice the progress you have made.


What you need to do is a mixture of activities that you find useful and interesting:


1. Write phrases (take new words and put them into contexts that you can remember easily.

2. Watch TV with subtitles and take notes

3. Create stories with new words so that you an retell the story and remember the words 4. Match new words with synonyms and similar words

5. Use images. Relate new words to images

6. Incorporate new words into your daily routine. Put post-it notes around the house etc. 7. Read all types of texts

8. Write all the time

9. Think in English. Think about words and topics frequently

10.Record your own voice. Record yourself on your phone saying new words in phrases.


Learn more in your My English Buddy class.

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