HOW TO ENRICH YOUR ENGLISH VOCABULARY
We all know learning English is very important today. As an English learner, you surely want to use English fluently. The first step towards that goal is to have a rich vacabulary. Though many find it difficult to gain a large vocabulary, how to enrich your English vocabulary is really simple.
The first thing you have to do is to determine what field of words to learn. This means that not all words are worth learning. If you think this step is silly and skip it, you will become so greedy that you want to learn every new word but soon realize the impossibility to do so. As study has shown, for each individual only 2% of 500.000 English words are enough to use in both social contacts and working alone with professional materials. Therefore, your rich vocabulary should only include about 10.000 words relating to your regular uses.
After deciding the field of words you mainly use, you make a plan of learning. Let you believe such a plan is truly important, and make it seriously. Otherwise, your study result won't be as expected. Any good plan should answer the four following questions. Firstly, how many words will you learn a week: five, ten, fifteen or more? Secondly, when will you learn then: at a fixed time every other morning or anytime you feel like to learn some? Thirdly, how often will you review what you have learnt: once a week, once a month or before a test at school? Finally, what subjects will you focus on: sports, music, games or sciences? The answers may vary a great deal from one person to another depending on their memory, schedule and interest.
When you have already had a complete plan, you need to think about choosing your own learning methods, or the way to help you remember new words. Basically, there are two methods, which are repetition-based method, you learn words by writing them several times or saying them repeatedly until you remember them all. Though this method is ...