Vocabulary Learning Tips
- 1. Read, Read, Read! Most vocabulary words are learned from context. The more words you’re exposed to, the better vocabulary you will have. While you read, pay close attention to words you don’t know. First, try to figure out their meanings from context. Then look the words up.
- 2. Practice, practice, practice. Learning a word won’t help very much if you promptly forget it. Research shows that it takes from 10 to 20 repetitions to really make a word part of your vocabulary. It helps to write the word – both the definition and a sentence you make up using the word. As soon as you learn a new word, start using it.
- 3. Make up as many associations and connections as possible. Say the word aloud to activate your auditory memory. Relate the word to words you already know.
- 4. Get in the habit of looking up words you don’t know. If you have a dictionary program on your computer, keep it open and handy. Find the words you definitely don´t know and look up any word you are not absolutely sure of and find the definition that better fits with your context.
- 5. Play with words. Play Scrabble, Boggle, and do crossword puzzles. These and other word games are available for the computer, so you are not dependent on a partner to play.
- 6. Take vocabulary tests. Find some vocabulary exercises on internet or play vocabulary games that test your knowledge. It will help you learn new words and also let you know how much progress you’re making.
- 7. Get excited about words! Come to appreciate the differences between words. And feel motivated of investigating their function and their use.
The alphabet (letter sounds)
Numbers (number sounds)
Parts of the body (matching)
My family ( fill in the gaps 1), (fill in the gaps 2)
Phisical appearance ( Voc. list and fill in the gaps)
Jobs ( Crossword)
Tools (Find the pairs)
Clothes 1 (Exercise)
Clothes 2 (Multiple Option)
Male and Female (Ordering)
Appliances (Multiple Option)