EngVarta has its own video vocabulary series where you get to learn three new words daily through our video lessons in the app. These video lessons include explanations of word meanings, usage in sentences, and examples to help learners understand and remember new words.
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A learner never stops learning. I keep updating myself with new and better vocabulary instead of using the same one repeatedly. And using a thesaurus is one of the best ways that I find. You don’t have to do anything much. Just google thesaurus, type a word, normally a word that you use most of the time.
Let’s have a look –
If you type the word ‘Good’, you get an abundance of words.
Wait! That’s not enough. How to use words in sentences?
You can also learn how to apply the word in sentences and use them in your English conversation. Isn’t it one of the powerful ways?
Engvarta has its own vocabulary series where they have unlimited words daily delivered to your mail account. You get three words along with their meaning, their pronunciation, and sentences. It’s quite a handy way. You don’t have to look for words. It’s all there every morning delivered.
How to subscribe to the Vocabulary series?
Follow the three simple steps –
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Go to the ‘Menu’ option
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Keeping is a journal is the best thing that you could do for 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.
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 you 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 Simpsons, Game of Thrones, House of Cards, etc.
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.
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?
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