Improving your English language vocabulary is one of the most important things to do in today’s world. Since maintaining good relationships with others is important and good communication is the at the heart of good relationships, it is of great importance to develop your vocabulary in such a way as to communicate conveniently. In addition, a strong vocabulary is of great help and assistance professionally. You can carry out your job duties in a way as needed based on your communication skills. If you ever think how you can enrich your English Language Vocabulary, you might find this article helpful. Here are some ways in which you can enrich your vocabulary.
Reading has a lot to do with the process of improving your vocabulary. If you want to develop your vocabulary skills, it is important that you get into the habit of reading. If you haven’t yet acquired this habit, then it’s now time to do so. The more you read, the more things you will know. There is a great saying of Francis Bacon about reading, “ Reading maketh a full man; conference a ready man; and writing an exact man.”
In addition to making the habit of reading, it is also advisable that you keep a note book with you so that whenever you encounter a new word, you can jot down and find its meaning according to your convenient time. It is better to note down the words alphabetically, so that you can find them easily.
The importance of using dictionary to know and understanding the meanings and referring to thesaurus (A book that lists words in groups of synonyms, antonyms and related concepts) to find synonyms and antonyms cannot be denied. Keep a dictionary and thesaurus handy that you can gain new words every day.
Learning a word a day, goes the long way. Though you can try to learn as many words as you can, but even if you learn a word daily, your vocabulary will be improving each day considerably. In this way, you will have increased your vocabulary to a reasonable extent in course of time.
All work and no play makes jack a dull boy, so it goes with a person who is engaged all the time. Vocabulary building should not be confined to only one activity, reading or writing. It is better to get out and have fun. How much better it would be if you had something to play for fun and that could help you fulfill your purpose as well. Yes, there are lots of vocabulary building games out there, you can make use of them.
As it goes in these words of Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe “Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Willing is not enough; we must do.” It is important for you to make your vocabulary practical. Making practical and effective use of the words that you have gained in course of time, will be much advantageous to strengthen your vocabulary. One of the best ways is to keep yourself engaged in conversation with other people. This way will not only help you broaden your vocabulary, but will aid you greatly to discover new words.
K. A. Fareed (Fareed Siddiqui)
Writer, Trainer, Author, Blogger, Software Developer
BBA, MBA-Finance, MPhil-Financial Management, (MSc-Software Engineering)
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Certificate course in English language proficiency
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