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How to Enrich Your English Language Vocabulary

Read this article to learn how you can enrich your English vocabulary in just a few weeks.

Love words. You have to really want to learn new vocabulary if you’re going to succeed.

Look up words you don’t know whenever you encounter them. After encountering and looking up a word several times, you should eventually be able to remember its definition.


Use a Thesaurus. A thesaurus is a great resource which enables you to know the more advanced equivalent of basic english words.

There are many computer programs and websites that have ways of giving you a short “Word of the Day” list with new words every day. Try going to www.dictionary.com. Scroll down and click on “Get the Word of the Day e-mail”. If you enter all of the required information, you will get a new e-mail every day with a word, its definition, and an example usage sentence.

Get a personalized Google homepage and click on “Add Content”. Search for “word of the day” in the search box, and pick some of the content choices that you’d like to have on your homepage. The author recommends Merriam-Webster (www.m-w.com), Dictionary.com, and Wordsmith.org. When you log on to your homepage, there will be a list of new words every day.

Read. Read all genres of books. When you come across a word you don’t know, read the sentences around the word and try to figure out what it means from the context. Check your guess with a dictionary. This doesn’t mean you should start reading medical textbooks or other books with lots of new words on every page. Set aside time each day to sit down with your book. Enjoy yourself!

Play word games with friends. Try Boggle, Scrabble, or Catch-Phrase. There are so many great games out there to teach you new words. If a friend comes up with a word that you don’t know, ask them what it means.

Use the words you learn when you’re talking to people or writing letters or e-mail. Using your new vocabulary is not only fun, but a great way to remember all these new words. Try to use at least three new words a day when communicating with anyone.

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How to Decode Adult Speak

Consider what your parents really mean when they’re talking about your clothes.

Consider what your parents really mean when they’re on at you about your homework.

  • You Hear: Do you have any homework?
  • They Mean: Do your homework now!

Consider what your parents really mean when they’re discussing their own appearance.

  • You Hear: How do I look in this outfit?
  • They Mean: Tell me I look great!

Consider what your parents mean when they don’t think you heard them.

  • You Hear: Did you hear me?
  • They Mean: Do whatever I just asked you to do right now.

Consider what your parents really mean when they’re talking about your teeth.

  • You Hear: Make sure to brush your teeth before bed.
  • They Mean: Brush each tooth with toothbrush and toothpaste. And don’t skip the floss. And clean up after yourself when you are through. And wash your face with soap and warm water. Do the ears, too. Dry your hands–on a towel. Not that towel–that’s for guests. The other one. And put it back folded just like it was before. And turn off the water so it doesn’t drip the way you always leave it. And while you’re at it, put out a new roll of toilet paper, puh-lease!

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How to Define Words

However there are much more ways to define words and there are some easy steps to go through.

1) Think deeply about the word and its connotations in orthodox society. For instance Dog and Mut have similar if not exactly the same meanings. The problem is mut is usually used pejoratively and has a negative connotation whilst dog has more of a neutral feeling about it.

For words such as love you may have to think more deeply than for other words. Don’t be afraid to spend multiple days contemplating the complexity of the definition of a word. For instance If i were to think long and hard about the meaning of the word love I would say that love is the state of mind in which you care for someone more than you would care for yourself.

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How to Eradicate the Fear of Stuttering

Conquer your fears of stuttering. You should speak with friends, family, and associates about your fears. Listen to what they have to tell you. Make sure you write down the criticism or positive feedback. Review your notes and make mental notes to improve on your fears.

Gather a group of friends or family together. Make sure you feel comfortable with these people. You should be the focus of the event. Try to speak while every one listens. This will break down barriers in your fears.

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Expand Your Vocabulary a Little at a Time

Take a dictionary while reading or writing an article. Believe or not, it DOES help. Most people find it annoying to handle dictionary while reading your favourite gossip magazine but focus on the fact that you WANT it and it would be fun to impress classmates with a wide range of vocabulary.

Try to find the meaning of the unusual word you read the instant you find it because if you put it on a longer term it might just slip your mind!

Be yourself! Increasing your vocabulary and being artificial with it are two different things at the same time!

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