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Can someone suggest me how improve your vocabulary in English?im really poor at vocabulary part in English
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I just save definitions of words that I haven't seen before, and then look at the synonyms.
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Thankx that will help
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reading more is the most effective way! i used to be poor at vocabulary, but i started reading more and now my A level english grades are getting better
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What kinda books do you read?
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I record voice notes whenever I learn a new word that I like and can commmonly apply. Reading in general is really good to not merely expand your vocabulary but also your imagination =P.
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What kinda books do you read?
i do english literature for A level so i read around my subject as we do a lot of pre 1900 and post 1945, so i read a lot of novels by classic authors. i read well known fiction, in short!
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Thank u ...will try that
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Can someone suggest me how improve your vocabulary in English?im really poor at vocabulary part in English
Reading can be tedious sometimes (or at least it is for me) and I often lose concentration, so I don't find it the most effective method for improving my vocabulary. Instead, I'd watch documentaries/films (or just YouTube videos) that seem like they'd include 'fancy' words and if I don't understand it, I search up the definition and explore the word a bit (i.e. how it is used in a sentence). I end up remembering a lot more.

That works for me so if you feel like it would work for you too, then go ahead.
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I understand..but the thing is im not really good at listening and because of that sometimes i misheard the words
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I understand..but the thing is im not really good at listening and because of that sometimes i misheard the words
That's fair enough. There are often subtitles for movies and documentaries. However, if you prefer reading, then just pick up a book that you think you'd enjoy but also challenges you intellectually at the same time.
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I agree with reading, if you enjoy or find it easy to, especially older fictional books as they tend to have more vocabulary you may not be accustomed to. Equally I read a lot of History based non fiction books (but you could read around any subject not specifically history) and I’ve found that has helped me develop my analytical vocabulary
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Reading various of things (from literature, newspaper to even scientific journals) and associating yourself with smarter people will generally improve your vocabulary.
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Reading, looking up words you don't know, looking up synonyms for things - when you look up words, writing them down and reading over these every now and again
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Can someone suggest me how improve your vocabulary in English?im really poor at vocabulary part in English
Maybe read a thesaurus every so often so that you learn and maybe use more complex English vocabulary
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What kinda books do you read?
I think a range of good material is key, remember "practice makes perfect" (or close to it) simply encountering a larger range of words day to day and consistently using and increasing your exposure to the language will help a lot , learning does not have to all be conscious either (although the majority is), subconscious learning like playing a podcast in the background or having the news on in the back in evenings helps a lot as your brain will reinforce what it can pick up too , just keeping asking questions and always search for more things on google too, there's no such thing as a dumb question and English does have quite a diverse range of rules, tenses and sentence structure etc, you can do it !
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Thank u ...will try that
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