How to improve vocabulary?

I feel that my vocabulary is week.How to improve vocabulary?

By Mr. Mussadaq, Islamabad, Pakistan - 6th April-2007.

Dear Mussadaq,

It is nice of you to have raised such a question. It shows that you are eager to do something to improve your word-power.

Follow these strategies to attain your goal. By putting forward these ideas, I assume that you know English Basics very well. In case, your basics knowledge is no up to standard, it is better to take steps to improve it.

1. Read aloud and slow any News Paper. Go as slow as possible to understand the meaning behind what you read.

2. You can choose any Children Books which may contain many Parables and Moral Stories. Reading such stories would give you better understanding of the words. This way, you can improve your vocabulary.

3. Prepare your own dictionary with the words which you master every day.

4. Go through this dictionary once in a week so that you will recall the meanings of these words in a better manner.

5. Every time you go through this dictionary, visualize the meaning of those words. For example: For the word hallucination, you should imagine what the word actually means. This visualization method will make you understand the minute difference between similar words such as consent and permission.

6. Construct your own sentences using the words which you have noted in your dictionary.

7. Then use those words in your daily conversation with your friends and in your written communications.

8. This way, become sensitive to new words.

9. If you follow this method for the next few weeks, then using new words will become your spontaneous habit.

10. Never hesitate to read aloud. If you’re shy of others, you will only be only a victim. So, never, never hesitate to take initiative.

11. My wishes to you. Let you master English just in few weeks.

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