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The question is how to achieve this. Here are 10 of my top tips and, to make this really practical I give you some online resources or exercises.
The tips get more practical and less general as you go down the list.
Give yourself time and be organised Learning vocabulary takes time and it can be a mistake to force the process. If you try to learn too many words too quickly, you can end up only confusing yourself.
My best resources here are: Word Bank from Flo Joe Be organised and write words down.
Further down I suggest different ways to organise your words but the first point is just to write them down. It helps of course to have a notebook or you can use an app like Cerego to help you organise your learning. Be passive This one may sound strange — normally teachers encourage you to be as active as possible.
You learn words by using them and using words can include reading, writing, speaking and listening. By focussing on the passive skills reading and listeningyou expose yourself to huge amounts of vocabulary — far more than 5 words a day.
More importantly, you will be learning how the words work — what other words they go with and the different forms of the words. What do i mean by being passive?
Just read and listen in English lots and lots. This passive approach does take time but it does also work. Ask most any teacher and they will tell you that the best writers are people who read most and the best speakers are those who listen best. The resources I suggest here are: If you are interested, your brain will start working.
I taught myself Romanian by reading about sport in the Romanian newspapers. Be active Passive is good but so is active. Being active accelerates the learning process. Being active means setting aside some time each day to specific vocabulary learning.
My resource here may sound strange: No one reads dictionaries, right? Well, but you can. Online dictionaries are far more user-friendly than their book cousins.
Learn to spell Oh dear, spelling. Strange as it may sound, it matters most in the listening paper where it can negatively affect your score by up to 2 bands. There is of course no magic bullet where spelling is concerned but there are definite skills that can help you learn to spell.
One key can be to treat spelling as a looking exercise not a listening exercise. Part of the problem with English spelling is that what we say and what we write are often two quite different things. The idea is to look at the word, say it, close your eyes, see it with your eyes closed, test yourself.
The process takes a little time but it works. What you will discover is that, after some practice, you get into the routine of just seeing words without having to learn their spelling.
The resources I recommend here are: Learn the right words Academic Word List This is a big one. We all have only so much mental energy and so if you are going to spend time learning vocabulary, it only makes sense to ensure that you are learning the right vocabulary for IELTS. A very common mistake is to see a word, not understand it and think that it must be important.
Not all words are equally important. You want to focus your energy on the words you are going to use most.
The suggestion here is to focus on the Academic Word List:Writing prompts that include specific vocabulary words can be powerful skill boosters. sense of the meanings of each word. The next step, then, is for me to look the words up in a dictionary to be certain of their meanings.
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He invented over of our common words by changing nouns into verbs, changing verbs into adjectives, connecting words never before used together, adding prefixes and suffixes, and devising words .