Ways Of Improving Vocabulary
Have you ever heard the words, antonyms and synonyms? If yes, then I am sure you must have heard that they are very important for scoring high in IELTS. But then do you think, that merely knowing the meaning of 1000 isolated words would help you? Well, if you are one of those who is on a target of learning 10 words from dictionary every day, I am sorry to inform that this is not going to help you. But then what is going to and how can you improve your vocabulary??
Well, let us have a look at different approaches that you can follow to score high in IELTS/learn new words effectively.
- Collocations – collocations are the words that go together. For example – by train, on foot. When learning new words, make sure that you learn them with words they are often used. This helps you to be more accurate. Example – it is not high man but tall man.
- Learn words with families – This does not mean that you need to sit with your family while learning words, it simply means that you need to learn words such that they can be grouped together. For instance, if you need to learn words that show anger, learn all of them together, like belligerent, bellicose, pugnacious. They all mean the same, so it is always a good idea to learn them together. So, when learning words, don’t go for words, rather go for ideas, and then learn everything associated with that idea.
- Pictures and diagrams – You can even learn words with diagrams. For example –
So, go on, learn words the way you like, just make sure you learn them and grow your vocabulary.