How to improve your vocabulary

How do we improve our vocabulary?

by | Aug 10, 2019 | Vocabulary

A podcast with tips on how to improve your English vocabulary.

This has always been a big question mark for English learners! No matter what age you are or what level of English you have, the answer is simple and the same for all levels and all ages.

You always have four steps to keep in mind:

Step 1 is to read as much as you can without the purpose of learning new words. Read story books, articles, newspapers, magazines. The broader your reading sources are, the stronger your vocabulary will become.

Step 2 is to listen. How do you think you learned to speak your mother tongue? Of course! By listening! Watch lectures, listen to radio programs, watch the news… this will help you pick up new words without you realising it.

Step 3 is to keep a vocabulary notebook. Write every single new word you come across while you’re doing step 1 and 2 with its meaning and synonyms.

Step 4 is to use the words in step 3 as soon as you learn them. Practice them in your writing, speaking, day-to-day conversations and discussions.

Good luck!

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About the Author

About the Author

CEO and Co-founder of Juice Academy

Mehdi Safavi is a Cambridge certified English teacher (CELTA Grade A), IDP-trained IELTS expert, Sussex Downs College TESOL with 17+ years of teaching & teacher training experience. More about him →

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