1. Have that reading habit. The more you read, the wider your vocabulary will become. Most vocabulary words are learned from context. You have to pay close attention to words that are unfamiliar to you. Figure out their meaning from the context then after that, look for the word’s meaning. Read materials that you are not used to so that you will learn new words, challenging materials to read or listen to will be advisable.
2. Improve your context skills. Learning from context is really a great help as study shows that the vast majority of words are learned from context. Paying close attention to how words are used is one way to improve your context skills. You can search words on dejanews.com and see many examples on how words are used in context.
3. Practice a lot. It is in practicing that you will eventually make it a habit. It’s not enough to learn a word, you have to practice using it to retain in your memory. It takes about 10 to 20 repetitions to make a word a part of your vocabulary, according to research. Writing down the words and use it in a sentence will be a great help. You can do this on index cards so that you can look on them from time to time. Do search on words at dejanews.com to give you an idea on how words are used as many examples will be given.
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