Improving your vocabulary in English – or any language -requires commitment.Writing long lists of new words is not really an efficient way to improve your vocabulary. The technics described in this article will help you improve your vocabulary, but you will need to dedicate yourself to researching and broadening your vocabulary.
There are many ways to improve your vocabulary. When working to improve your vocabulary it’s important to know your goals in order to best choose the way in which you want to learn.
Reading can be a great way to improve your vocabulary. However, it won’t be much help on a vocabulary test next week. Here are a number of methods to help you improve, and expand, your English vocabulary.
1. Vocabulary Trees
Vocabulary trees help provide context. Once you’ve mapped out a few vocabulary trees, you’ll discover yourself thinking in vocabulary groups. When you see a cup your mind will quickly relate such words as knife, fork, plate, dishes, etc.
2. Create Vocabulary Themes
Create a list of vocabulary themes, include the vocabulary, a definition and an example sentence for each new item.
3. Use Technology to Help You
Watching DVDs is a great way to help you understand native speakers of English. And English learning apps are also good helpers when you need partners to study with.
4. Specific Vocabulary Lists
Rather than studying a long list of unrelated vocabulary, use specific vocabulary lists to help you prepare for the type of vocabulary you need for work, school or hobbies.