Tips for Practicing Vocabulary

What do I study?

    New words

    From conversation

    From reading

    From movies and television

    From situations

    How do I study vocabulary?

    Get words from contexts

    Reading materials

    Associated words

    By topic

    Related words

    Learn meaning

    Observe the situation

    Check written context

    Look at pictures

    Avoid translation if possible

    Understand Word Parts

    Suffixes, prefixes, roots

    Understand multiple definitions

    Usage and word choice

    Example: Play (noun) vs. Play (verb)

    Understand different shades of meaning

    Example: slender, slim, thin, skinny, emaciated

    Review words

    Write down new words


    Use in sentences

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Last updated: 15 February, 2010 02:43:16