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    Reading, plain and simple. Don’t know why you don’t want to hear that answer.
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    Just gonna say why not reading? It is fun, easy and simple.

    What I do is when I have to write something I write it first and then look back over it and google really simple words and find their synonyms. I then use those and see if the sentence still makes sense, if it does then roll with it and you will get used to remembering such words that work instead of the simple ones.
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    Erm… why do you want to have “ambitious” vocab? It seems like an odd goal, particularly given that you don’t want to read…

    Vocabulary on its own is useless without context and knowledge to back it up. Anyone can say “voiceless velar plosive” or “dactylic hexameter”, but unless you know what it means and when to use it (or when not to use it…) then you’ll just sound like you’re trying to be smarter than you are.

    Gaining a thorough understanding of something – whether it’s art, science, politics, or something else – is the best way to increase vocabulary constructively, because that way you can actually use it.
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    The thing is... I HATE READING! but my teacher says I should use more ambitious vocab
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    1. The best way is to have a smart family/friends as naturally, your vocabulary will become stronger without even trying (more so family as obviously with friends you speak quite informally)
    2. Listen to Radio 4 / Audiobooks / Watch docs
    3. Read
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    (Original post by TheFlash2024)
    The thing is... I HATE READING! but my teacher says I should use more ambitious vocab
    Well in that case, if your teacher thinks you should use more ambitious vocab in your essays, then learn more technical terms for the subject your'e studying so that you can be more specific with what you're writing about.

    If it's your creative writing that needs improvement, then I'm sorry but reading is the best way to improve your written style and vocabulary.

    I'm also firmly of the belief that nobody dislikes reading - they just haven't found the right books.
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    Great advice above.

    How NOT to do it: Skim through a dictionary or thesaurus and list all the longest words you can find, then put them into your writing no matter what the context. Examiners are not impressed by writing such as 'I traversed the crepuscular thoroughfare and entered the establishment where the parsimonious purveyor pontificated on his produce'.
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    Great advice above.

    How NOT to do it: Skim through a dictionary or thesaurus and list all the longest words you can find, then put them into your writing no matter what the context. Examiners are not impressed by writing such as 'I traversed the crepuscular thoroughfare and entered the establishment where the parsimonious purveyor pontificated on his produce'.


    what does this mean?
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    The reading is the whole point, it is its own reward in broadening your mind and developing your intellect; the "ambitious vocab" a felicitous by product.

    There you go, a new word, I'll bet. Am I right? You learnt it from reading my post. Easy huh?
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    (Original post by Lit teacher)
    Great advice above.

    How NOT to do it: Skim through a dictionary or thesaurus and list all the longest words you can find, then put them into your writing no matter what the context. Examiners are not impressed by writing such as 'I traversed the crepuscular thoroughfare and entered the establishment where the parsimonious purveyor pontificated on his produce'.
    I have a friend who writes like this! :mmm:
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    (Original post by Blackstarr)
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    what does this mean?
    In the evening I crossed the road and went to a shop, where the tight-fisted owner tried to persuade me to buy something.
 
 
 
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