Best Webinar on Vocabulary Improvement – 10 Essential Tips

Free English webinar on vocabulary improvement with LELB Society’s members and visitors about the important tips on expanding your academic vocabulary and use them in your daily life. You can watch all of our webinars on YouTube.

The Transcript of this Webinar on vocabulary

  1. Make a list of the new words that you learn.
    1. It’s better to put a number before your new words to know how many words you learn, for example, during a week.
  2. Keep a journal or notebook of the words you learn.
    1. Write down your new words with a pen or pencil to have more concentration. Furthermore, you won’t be dependent on the automatic proofreading or spelling check features of word-processing programs, such as Microsoft Office Word.
      1. Writing with a pen improves your muscle memory, as well as your consciousness.
    2. Keep your words journal electronically so that you can edit it in the future, for instance, by adding or removing some items.
      1. You can also purchase some new electronic devices, such as Samsung Note with a digital pen and keep your journal with that pen and save the document for future use.
  3. Try to use the newly learned words in your everyday conversations.
  4. Read difficult passages with difficult words and phrases frequently. The following 3 vocabulary coursebooks are really great resources to improve your vocabulary:
    1. 504 Absolutely Essential Words
    2. 1100 Words You Need to Know
    3. GRE Vocabulary Flashcards in Context
    4. 601 Words You Need to Know to Pass Your Exam
  5. Expand your vocabulary in context. Do not memorize a random list of words without any context.
  6. Try to make sentences with your newly learned words to remember them better.
  7. Expand your vocabulary by focusing on the parts of speech of each word, if there is any.
    1. Also try to learn the conjugational forms of the verbs, either regular or irregular conjugation.
  8. Make an attempt to learn abstract words, for example jealousy, with the help of illustrated flashcards.
  9. Consider the interest factor. Prioritize the topics for reading that are more intriguing and interesting to you.
    1. This point will help you to augment your attention span and concentration.
    2. For instance, from time to time, try to play some specific games to learn new words, such as doing a crossword.
  10. Practice both intensive reading and extensive reading.
  11. Change your passive vocabulary into active vocabulary.
    1. Stay in touch with your pen pals or language partners in English.
  12. Practice diary writing in English.
  13. Try to learn the new words as accurately as you can for the first time.
    1. If you learn a word, particularly its pronunciation, mistakenly, it would be really difficult and time-consuming for you to unlearn it.
  14. The best and most reliable source of information for learning new words is your dictionary.
    1. Do not use a bilingual dictionary.
    2. Use a dictionary that has examples for each word. For example, try Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English.

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