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Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Improve Your English Vocabulary

Use self-study vocabulary books, these should include a good dictionary, and a thesaurus.

Expose yourself to as much English as possible by reading, watching the TV, films or the news and listening to the radio or music.
Read an English magazine. If you can afford it take out a subscription to a magazine or newspaper.
Do online exercises. Keep a note of how you did and go back in a few weeks / months to see how you have improved.
Use stick it notes and label things around your home.
Try to memorize whole sentences, not just individual words.
Create or play word games. Scrabble, Crossword Puzzles, Hangman, and Dingthings are all great ways to play with words.

Notebooks

Keep a notebook to help you remember what you've learnt.
Here's a guide to keeping an English notebook

Flash cards

Start a flash cards box.
Buy or cut out some cards all the same size.
Draw or cut out some pictures.
Paste the pictures onto one side of the card and write the correct word on the other side.
Put new words in the front of the box.
Test yourself using either the pictures, the words or both.
If you have forgotten a word bring it to the front of the box.

Singing

Try learning the words to English songs, and even sing along with them. With friends or in the privacy of your own bathroom.

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