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If I ask you on the very first day of your fitness training to do 30 push-ups and you enthusiastically say ……

Okay! Let’s do it and you started doing.

Great! I am your coach here and I am counting…. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5,… & so on…
(After 12 push-ups)

Oh, God! It’s too painful…..
You feel like giving up after 12 push-ups and there you say: I can’t do anymore!
Oh No! What happened to you after 12 pushups? Don’t you have enough strength?

Right?

Now if I ask you to keep on doing it on a daily basis, then what will happen after a month?

You’ll be able to do 30 push-ups or even more very easily. Why?

Because now you’ve got enough strength and that’s how you build your stamina.

The same thing applies when it comes to your English communication. You need to practice speaking English daily to improve your communication skills. All I want you to do is to speak English with a new person every day. Whatever words you are learning, call the random person, talk with him/her and use those words. Take the critics, listen to feedback and improve. Keep on doing this for a month and I bet, you will see improvements.

 

Now you’re wondering how to find a random person to speak English every day, And why a random person? I can talk to my friend or my brother.

So here is another tip:

Doing it daily is important because you gotta build strength, but doing it daily with a new person is as important. And here is why:

 

Did you ever notice you get super comfortable with your friends and family. And it’s easy to say things and communicate with them. But that’s not what happens when you go for that job interview or meet someone and there you need to talk in English. That new person with whom you need to communicate is a total stranger & it gets weirder when that person doesn’t care about your knowledge but instead how well you communicate in English.

 

Hey listen, you have been practicing English with your friends and family so far. So your mind is not ready to carry on a conversation in English with a stranger in a comfortable way. You start sweating, panic starts and then you lose control over what you speak or you get quiet for a long time and that makes a bad impression. So the takeaway here is that you’re not ready to communicate in English with strangers.

 

So in your practice, what was missing? That Stranger was missing.
You need to bring a nice stranger to practice English every day. The good thing is, you don’t need to go on a hunt for a stranger every day. Just call EngVarta and it will find you a nice stranger (verified English experts) who speaks English and is ready to help you improve your communication.

 

For Regular English Practice with Expert: Download EngVarta Mobile App

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Best ways to Improve Your English Vocabulary

Best ways to improve the vocabulary
Best ways to improve the vocabulary

If you are looking for expanding your vocabulary, here is how you can do it;

  • The best way to enhance vocabulary is through reading. You must make it a habit to read more. Reading novels, as well as literary works will introduce you to many new words. This will help you to inculcate a strong vocabulary. Also, you must read newspaper and magazines.

  • Talking about the topics, do not restrict yourself to just one or two genres. Read anything and everything. Read fiction, non-fiction, biographies, autobiographies, spiritual text, history, philosophy, etc. Anything and everything!

Here are some books that will surely help you to boost your vocabulary:

“Leaving Time” by Jodi Picoult

“Mr. Mercedes” by Stephen King

“Until the End of Time” by Danielle Steel

“Sincerely, Carter” by Whitney Gracia Williams

“Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone” by J.K. Rowling

“The Martian” by Andy Weir

“Ender’s Game” by Orson Scott Card

“Evil Under the Sun” by Agatha Christie

“The Wright Brothers” by David McCullough

“Outliers” by Malcolm Gladwell

Read Dictionary

To build a strong vocabulary, what could be better than a dictionary? A dictionary is the biggest collection of words. Try to read dictionary whenever you get time. Search new words and learn their pronunciation and meaning.

Whenever you read a novel, keep a dictionary handy. Look for the meanings of new words that you come across and try to memorize them.

ATTENTION – If you have no time to open a dictionary daily and learn words. Or, if you think learning words through a dictionary is not your cup of tea.

Here is what you need to do ~

Subscribe to EngVarta Vocabulary series & Get three words each morning in your mail. 

 Learn those three words along with your morning tea/coffee daily.

Use Thesaurus

Also, keep a thesaurus handy. Whenever you come across a new word, look for the synonymous and antonyms. Find similar words, as well as phrases.

Use Journal

Keeping is a journal is the best thing that you could do to yourself. Where it is said that maintaining a regular journal is a great habit, maintaining a journal solely for the purpose of building strong vocabulary is also an amazing idea.

Note down every new word you read or hear. A journal will help you to keep a check on the new words you are learning and will motivate you to push the boundaries.

Whenever you read a novel, keep your dictionary, thesaurus, and journal handy.

The Calendar Rule

Using a word-a-day calendar will help you to accomplish your vocabulary strengthening goal. You must regularly learn a new word and mark it on the calendar.

You can also take some help from the internet. There are many word-a-day websites that would do the favor for you. You will get a new word every day before you even look for it. Or, you can also use your dictionary or thesaurus. Pick one word every day and memorize it.

Inculcate Practical Vocabulary

You must not start by learning the fancy and difficult words. Start developing practical vocabulary. Learn the words that you hear yourself using every day.

For instance, if you are a doctor, you must select the words pertaining to your field first and then graduate to other levels.

Reach the roots

Many people just read the new words, search their meanings and memorize them. But the best way is to reach the roots of the words. Every single word in the vocabulary has Latin or Greek roots. Reaching the roots will also introduce to another set of words coming from the same root. This will enhance your vocabulary by leaps and bounds.

Mix Learning and Fun

Learning by playing is one of the best ways to build vocabulary. There are many interesting games that are not just fun to play but also, boost the vocabulary.

Play games like scrabble, crossword puzzles, boggle, word jumble, anagrams, etc. You can download these games on your mobile phones and play these games on the go.

Watch English Movies and Series

Watching English movies and series is also an amazing way to boost the vocabulary. You will discover many new words. Note them down in your journal.

There are several movies that actually help in boosting English speaking skills. Watch movies like The Social Network, The Hunger Games, Cast Away, Twilight, The Hangover, Toy Story, etc.

You can also watch series like Friends, Keeping Up with the Kardashians, The Simpson, Game of Thrones, House of Cards, etc.

Talk

While having conversations with people, you will surely come across many new words. Regular practice will not only improve your vocabulary but also boost your confidence to speak in English. If you do not have an English speaking environment around you, you can always take some help from the EngVarta app. The app will connect you with live English Experts who will help you polish your English speaking skills.

EngVarta app offers you a perfect environment to talk in English confidently.

Bring in Use Whatever You Learn

Incorporate the newly learned words into conversations and writing. You are not learning the new words to forget them at some point in time. Making them a part of your regular slang is also important.

Follow the above-mentioned tips and you will see yourself conversing in English with utmost confidence.

 

For Regular English Practice with Expert: Download EngVarta Mobile App

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