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I am wondering what is the best way to improve vocabulary ? all knows that the vocabulary is one of the important things that if someone knows a lot of vocabulary will use lil words and I think no one can understand a film or anything if he or she has little knowledge of the vocabulary What are the steps to be taken ....and by the way thanks ..
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I thinks soo SAT Word List is enough to understand the Movieee and abt CSS....still thinking

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Read and hear new words. Probe their meanings. Use them. (Keep this practice continuous)

That's the best in my view!

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PS: It's not necessary to ostentatiously display your grip over vocabulary. You must have the command over understanding technical texts and writing simple English. That's what my seniors suggested me. Dissent is your right.
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one of the best ways to improve vocabulary is to read, read, read. Anything in English that interests you is fine-- newspapers, magazines, literature, pulp novels, joke books-- as long as it's something that will keep you reading regularly. Use your dictionary when you have to, or just skip unknown words and read for the general ideas.

And then there are those rings of little flash cards. Use them, write more of them-- don't throw them in a drawer, but review them over and over.

How about trying some cards you would keep in your pockects wherever you go. You might write, say, ten words you want to learn,each with one or two examples of usage,you know, the usual collocations. Then you can turn to them when not busy,as in a bus or when waiting for someone. Once you know for sure you know the words, it's then time to replace the card and learn more words. Something else is you must look for the opportunity to use the words you have just learnt when talking to English speaking friends or fellow students. This makes using the word a memorable occasion you're not likely to forget,more so if you get to impress your friends!

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If you want to expand your vocabulary, maybe reading extensively is still the best way, traditional yet still effective.

Reading dictionaries, and reciting large number of words such as TOFEL or GRE also helps a lot, however, it's usually the case one doesn't know how and when to use them exactly. Studying by topic, I suggest, is a good way to learn vocabulary. You can try Cambridge's vocabulary book, which organises words into units of the relevant topics. By studying a unit you will probably get the necessary vocabulary to handle that situation.

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The best way to improve voc. read the mags and newspapers select the words you don't know the meaning, write the word down on the one side of blank visiting card, the other side of the card write the meaning of that word from the dictionary, when you understand the meaning the word you desire then make sentence/s in your mind by your own and write it/them down on the card.

Make many 5 or 10 cards and shuffle them by time to time, make new cards, after 15 days repeat the old ones.

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Read the newpaper, magazine, or a best selling novel to pick up most frequently used words and phrases. Or engage in a conversation with English speaking friends. Or watch a movie with the subtitle turned on so you can hear how actors pronunciate words.

Then, always keep a piece of paper handy in your pocket to write down a new vocabulary you pick up. Not just the word itself, but the whole sentence so you will know how it is used. True, it will be overwhelming at the beginning. You might want to concentrate on words you have heard many times but still not quite sure what it means.

Then, after you have amassed a page full of new vocabs, go to your computer and type them in. Then go to one of the online dictionaries and look up the meaning. Then you can cut and paste the definition next to your word. I do this in an Excel file. I have different tabs for words beginning with different letters of the alphabet. In each tab, I have three columns. One for the word, second for definition, and third for example sentences.

Also, bookmark several of your favorite online dictionaries. Because often times, after you look up a word from one source, it is still hard to understand what it means. I usually go Cambridge, Merriam Webster, and Dictionary.com. And by the time I am through these 3 dictionaries, I usually have a pretty good idea.

Good luck in your quest.


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Aslamoalikum,
I agree with all the tips and methods mentioned above but one thing is certain that how much can u learn I mean about 5000 or more NA NA.

A Question: Have U ever seen the spell Bee competitions?
The students dont memorizes the worlds they just try to understand it.


I believe the best way is to understand the world it self formations of the word " the suffiexes;the prefiexes and the root meanings" to get an idea about that get ur self a new version sat book and thats all.
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wot is this SAT WODD LIST
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Here are some links to download Cambridge books on vocabulary.I hope this may help.

English Vocabulary in Use-Elementary (Cambridge)
ftp://sandheap.var.ru/english/Cambri...Elementary.pdf

English Vocabulary in Use-Upper-intermediate (Cambridge)
ftp://sandheap.var.ru/english/Cambri...termediate.pdf
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Brother Satan... your contribution is always excellent.

Keep it up. Thanks.

(I will give you some points on your posts)

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You are always welcome brother.I bet your essay will please me more than the points

I am just heading towards the Inferno to visit you.
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