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How to learn new words quickly?

By: Surabhi Sharma On: 30/6/14
It is fun to learn new words, but oh so hard to remember them! Even worse, the right ones never seem to come out when they should. And., adding insult to injury, the person I am talking to, uses my idea and the blessed word. Argghhh… How miserable can life get?

To speak English fluently you need to be armed with the right words. This is easier said than done!

How often have you resolved to learn TEN new words a day; struggled against forgetting them, writing, making lists, conjuring up crazy formulae for memorising the bombastic beasts, and then, sadly using in sentences far from impressive?

One of the reasons why this occurs is that you are probably trying to memorise words out of context. This is just rote learning and the content is hard to recall at the right moment, because, in your mind there is no connection between the word and its usage. Words are, in a way like us, social beings. They like to hang out with friends in particular places. Put them randomly and they look and sound miserable.

So, for smooth, natural sounding language, one first needs to select the right kind of words to learn. (No one needs all of them, and trying to cram ten per day is simply too much). One way to do this is to listen to yourself as you speak. Are there some words that you repeat very often? Try to identify these words, sorry, expressions and look for synonyms. There are several excellent sites online. A quick look at the lists will show you numerous options. Choose one or two appropriate ones and substitute.

“It is fun to learn new words phrases but oh so hard to remember them! Even worse, they never come out when they should. Also, adding insult to injury- the person you are talking to uses your idea and the blessed word lexeme. “

‘Lexeme’, sounds weird! Chuck it. Stick to word or expression or phrase.

Happily, now you have three very usable words options. These are not monumental changes; but I am sure you agree, that they make the whole passage less repetitive and thereby more interesting.

Now you might say, writing is no big deal, speaking is the problem. Well, record your voice, listen to yourself, think of substitutes and then as step two, google synonyms, sorry alternatives.

Use the right word in the context and soon you will be speaking English fluently.

Record! Such a drag! I am no sound engineer!

Relax, you don’t need to be. Thanks to technology, recording is no big deal. Just whip out your cell-phone and get going! Moreover no one need know you are practicing English speaking. On the road, in the metro or park, while waiting for friends to turn up, each useless, boring minute can be made productive. Instead of just twiddling your thumbs, you will actively be in the process of enhancing your communication skills while people think you are merely chatting on the phone.

Speak better English right now!



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30 thoughts on “How to learn new words quickly?

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  2. mohd Nazim says:

    dear
    sir I want to spaek fluently English

  3. ritu chakrawarti says:

    Its a simplest and a magical site for beginners.

  4. Yogesh says:

    I want to confirm batch timing

  5. ravikant says:

    How to learn new words quickly? Making a list would be a good option and try to practice those word in front of the mirror. Best of luck beginners.

  6. hamid says:

    Practice Practice Practice

  7. Anand says:

    As far as my point of view i think from newspaper we can find and learn new words.

  8. sarthak says:

    After reading such a great blog I will start learning 10 words daily to learn english easily.Thanks

  9. Kanika says:

    I feel shy in speaking english but I can write easily I am joining inlingua to bring confidence in myself

  10. Harsh says:

    Thanks for sharing valuable blog.I will defiantly start Reading English newspaper, watching English news channels and movies to learn more in a interesting way.

  11. rajiv says:

    Well said in above blog“It is fun to learn new words phrases but so hard to remember them..
    yes you are right Writing down is the best to memorize something.

  12. dev says:

    Same happens with me too… It's fun to learn new words but very difficult to remember them.

  13. Ajeet Rajpoot says:

    Great Man… what an amazing blog man.I will follow this method from today only.

  14. Aadesh says:

    I want to know do you provide online courses?

  15. Deepak yadav says:

    Hi, Surabhi Sharma. I can relate this blog to me. I am facing the same problem. I always want to use new words ..but when I actually speak what comes out is.. that regular same words only.

  16. Rachna says:

    Its a simplest and a magical site for beginners

  17. raj says:

    Same happens with me too… Its fun to learn new words but very difficult to remember them.

  18. Heena says:

    It is fun to learn new words, but so hard to remember them.

  19. harman says:

    To speak English fluently you need to be armed with the right words.

  20. jasika says:

    Use the right word in the context and soon you will be speaking English fluently.

  21. Anshul says:

    It is fun to learn new words, but so hard to remember them and understand.

  22. Mizba says:

    How to learn new words quickly? Improving vocabulary is very important nowadays. Kindly suggest me the book.

  23. Goldy says:

    I can relate this blog to me. I am facing the same problem. I always want to use new words, but when I actually speak what comes out is.. that regular same words only.

  24. Ripsy says:

    i weak in English its a big problem with me so tell me. How to learn new words quickly?

  25. kapil says:

    Try to practice those word in front of the mirror. They help in improving in English.

  26. Rashma says:

    Please tell me how to understand and learn new words quickly.

  27. Nitya says:

    What is the easy method to learn new words quickly. I have a problem in learning new words.

  28. Sumona says:

    I can understand what others are speaking with me, but the thing is i am not able to respond them by using proper words.

  29. kriti says:

    Many students are afraid of making a mistake or saying the wrong words when talking with a native English words.

  30. Asif says:

    I wanna make my english perfect because my english is not too good so, can you help me?

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