How to Improve your vocabulary
If TV cartoons don't provide enough intellectual stimulation, try these tips to improve your vocabulary and impress your friends, or just yourself.
You Will Need
* A dictionary
* A notepad
* A computer with internet access
Step 1: Read everything
Read everything you can get your hands on with a dictionary at hand for unfamiliar words.
Step 2: Look up words every day
Look up a word in the dictionary each day. Once you comprehend usage and correct pronunciation, write it down, and memorize it.
Step 3: Note words for later use
Listen to conversations and jot unfamiliar words in a notepad. Look the word up, and use it in conversation.
Flashcards with word definitions are a quick way to practice sounds, pronunciations, and meanings.
Step 4: Write sentences
Write words in a sentence; then read them aloud to retain them.
Step 5: Play word games
Play word games which build your vocabulary while you're enjoying competition and having fun.
Access online resources for daily word challenges and fun vocabulary exercises.
Step 6: Group words by theme
Group words and meanings specific to fields of interest or themes.
Fact: Reading 15 minutes a day translates into one million words a year.