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Build vocabulary the fun way

There are many vocabulary building methods you can use such as reading, specialized software or by making word lists. One specialized software tool that is also quite fun is Ultimate Vocabulary. All of them will help you build your vocabulary, but there are some fun ways to do it to. The main advantage of fun learning is that you grasp concepts and ideas quickly and retain them permanently. And what is even better is that you enjoy doing it!

How to make vocabulary building fun

This is what you can do to 'fun start' your vocabulary building -

Get a partner. One effective way to build vocabulary is to work with a partner. It can be your mom, your sister or a friend. Tell them about the benefits of an enhanced vocabulary. That will encourage them to join you. One partner is enough. It avoids confusion and is a fast way to begin. Every morning, take up a word and discuss it with your partner. Look at its meaning, its origin, synonyms etc. Discussing it will help you grasp and remember the word better. After you have read plenty about the word, try to use it in a conversation that day.

Keep scores. To build vocabulary the fun way, you need to be in competition with somebody. That way, you will not only enjoy it, but will also learn new words quickly.

Just like you need to exercise everyday to build fitness or muscles, the same holds true for building vocabulary. To develop a great vocabulary, you need to work at it every day. Here is how you can evaluate whether you have scored well in a particular month or not.

At the end of every month, check how many words you remember and how many you donít. Of course, you will have made a list of your new words. Ask a third person to sit with you and tick the words you remember and cross those you donít. Make sure your partner isnít in the room so that she canít hear. After you have finished, tell your partner to do the same. You can stay in the room this time, as you have done your test. Make a note of words you donít remember and work on them again. This is a solid vocabulary building exercise you wonít have to pay for.

To build vocabulary, it is important to recall the word again and again. There is a simple way to do this - Flash Cards. Write down a word and its meaning on a piece of paper, and put it your pocket. Whenever you get time, try to bring it to mind. If you canít, look at the piece of paper on which you have written the word and its meaning. Read it once and put it back into your pocket. This way there is more certainty of your retaining that word in your memory. You can also benefit by practicing your flash cards on computer using vocabulary building software. Ultimate Vocabulary is one such tool that provides learning tools such as multiple choice tests and flashcards.

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