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hello there and welcome to this live

workshop in this lesson I'm going to

show you how you can build a powerful

vocabulary in the English language I

will share with you all the different

ways that people use to learn and

remember new words so that you can

choose the methods that work for you

also because this is a lesson about

vocabulary you're going to learn more

than 30 useful words and phrases in this

video now I have divided this I have

divided the vocabulary tips into two

sections first what are the best ways to

find new words and second how to learn

those new words so that you can remember

remember them for a long time and use

them in your own speech and writing now

for each tip there is a task you can

download the task checklist and a list

of the vocabulary words using the links

in the description the links will be

available after the live stream ends it

will be available in the video

description below the video

now last week on this channel some of

you may remember this I excuse me I had

asked all of you about your favorite

ways to improve your vocabulary now I

received more than 100 responses to that

thank you to everybody who responded and

I'll be sharing some of the top answers

with you in this video okay so let's get

down to business let's get down to

business is an expression that means

let's get started let's begin our

serious discussion so let's talk about

the best ways to find new words

the number one best way to improve your

vocabulary is to read a lot and one of

my viewers Prakash says reading is what

makes us improve our our vocabulary and

I agree completely there is no better

way to come across new words now some

people like to take word lists with lots

of words on them and they like to

memorize them but that's actually not a

very useful approach because we tend to

forget those words now Pratap and Shawn

also make a very important point

Pratap says you must choose a book

according to your interest if Shawn

likes to read books on his favorite

topics so this is key right you should

read what you enjoy reading find

material on your favorite topics if you

make reading a long term daily habit you

will automatically learn new words one

other viewer Vale reads a lot and also

likes to watch my lessons I appreciate

your saying that Vale I try to teach a

lot of vocabulary in my lesson so make

sure to to follow the lessons on this

channel now the point here is that if

you're serious about expanding your

vocabulary you must become an avid and

voracious reader those are two useful

vocabulary words that you can take away

from this lesson

the word avid means enthusiastic it's an

adjective you can be an avid reader an

avid traveler an avid viewer of my

channel for example or an avid listener

of maybe classical or rock music

voracious means having a great hunger

for something a voracious eater wants to

eat a lot of food and a voracious reader

wants to read a lot of books so I'm

asking you to become an avid and

voracious reader to develop your

vocabulary so here's the task for this

tip make a commitment that you will read

for at least one hour per day every day

and stick to that commitment

if you want you can start with maybe

half an hour but then move up to an hour

a day okay you should do that now I read

for about three hours a day just so you

know so what should you read well in the

community post the most popular type of

reading material was actually the

newspaper now it can be a great way to

learn words what I like about the

newspaper is that it's easy to set aside

a certain amount of time every day to

read the paper and you can make it a

habit you know to do that at that time

every day but there is a problem with it

which Monica highlights over here um she

says she gets bored just by reading the

newspaper for half an hour now it should

be bored well that is in fact what will

happen why because the main purpose of

newspapers is to report what is

happening in society and not to

entertain you so new stories new stories

can be quite drab the word drab means

boring dull uninteresting unexcited and

so on but there is a solution now a

badami says that she finds new words

from the newspaper on her favorite

topics especially on the movie column so

instead of wasting your time trying to

read everything in the newspaper a

better approach is to read the main

stories and then dip into parts of the

newspaper that you are interested in do

you know the meaning of dip into dip

into

means to select and read small amounts

of something this way you will save time

and you will learn vocabulary that is

relevant to you that is suitable for

your situation or for your needs that's

what the word relevant means okay so

here's the task for this tip the task is

to begin reading the newspaper for about

thirty minutes every day do this today

or tomorrow you can either

to print newspaper or you can read

articles on a newspapers website that's

what I do

read the main stories and then read

portions that interest you don't just

read everything okay now

speaking of relevant vocabulary another

great place to find it is in magazines

now magazines are awesome because you

can find them on just about any topic

just about is an informal expression

that means almost so I'm saying almost

any topic you can find magazines on just

about any topic so whatever you like

movies music fashion politics science

cars electronics whatever it is you can

find lots of magazines that give

information and news about that topic

raghavendran who I saw in the live chat

just a moment ago he says that he likes

to collect vocabulary from interesting

magazines he mentions the word context

now this word means the situation in

which a word is used

it's the surrounding information so if

you're reading something and you find a

word in the middle of that text the

context is the surrounding information

and this is what magazines give you they

present useful vocabulary within the

context of your topic and that is why I

love magazines and I read a lot of them

and normally magazines cost more than

newspapers but nowadays most magazines

have their own websites where you can go

and read their articles free of cost so

the task for this tip is do some

research and pick at least three

magazines on your favorite topics then

either buy subscriptions or bookmark

their websites on your computer excuse

me you can also download their apps if

those are available make it a habit to

read articles on these magazines at

least once per week all right the next

tip is to read stories as human beings

we love stories now anytime someone

tells a story we list

we get engaged the story is very

interesting we even get engrossed in it

get engaged means to get involved that's

what it means in this context so it

means that we give it our attention

engrossed means to become extremely

focused it means that you become so

focused on the book that you're reading

that you forget about other things so

for this reason stories are a great

source of vocabulary because we feel a

connection to those words now if you

feel that many stories are difficult and

that you can't understand a lot of the

words start with books for young

children as Akhtar does now children's

stories tend to contain simple language

and that's why they're great if you want

to start at a beginner level once you're

comfortable with those you can move on

to stories for older children and then

stories for teenagers and finally

stories written for adults the task for

this tip is find and read one short

story in English this week if you like

it make it a regular habit and before we

go on to the next tip I just want to

remind you all of the tasks and all the

vocabulary that you see in this lesson

all of that will be available for

download as a document at the end of the

live stream you will find the links in

the description ok now when you are able

to comfortably read stories for older

teenagers or adults when you get to that

stage you should add novels to your

reading list now what is a novel a novel

is a story but it's a longer book okay a

book that's 200 to 300 pages maybe even

more the Harry Potter series is a great

example of novels and there are many

more available on the market to suit

various interests now they're normally

written for native speakers so they will

be the most challenging

ashish says that in each page he finds

about 10 to 12 new words so you can

actually get a lot of vocabulary from

novels that's something that I used to

do I used to read a lot of novels when I

was a teenager

and I was able to really improve my

vocabulary using them now also you know

novels can draw you in and they can

immerse you in the English language

immerse means to put something into a

liquid completely like into water in

this context I'm saying that novels will

immerse you in the sea of English so the

task for this one is to go to a library

or a bookstore now if you read on a

Kindle you can go to the Amazon Kindle

Store and I'd like you to get one novel

either a paper a print novel or an

electronic eBook version or one on your

Kindle but in whatever form get a novel

that you think might be interesting and

just start reading it now when you want

to read but you don't feel like holding

a book in your hands you can always find

plenty of reading material free of

charge online one of my favorite places

for reading on the Internet is Wikipedia

the free online encyclopedia where you

can read comprehensive articles on any

topic of your choosing do you know the

meaning of comprehensive comprehensive

means complete including all the

important details of your choosing

basically just means of your choice it

means the same thing but of your

choosing is a little more informal and a

little more conversational now I highly

recommend that you use Wikipedia often

as a learning tool I'm pointing this out

here because there's so much good

information a lot of excellent English

articles available free of charge on

that website a lot of people don't use

it but I think you should I do all the

time you know I use Wikipedia a lot now

it's available in many languages but of

course I want you to read the English

Wikipedia and best of all you know

Wikipedia is free of charge you don't

have to pay anything for it so the task

for this tip is visit the Wikipedia

website explore it look around search

for something that interests you find

one article and read it you don't have

to read the entire article

can dip into parts that you find

interesting now up to this point we've

been talking about reading but there are

other ways to discover new words one of

these is to watch english-language

movies which as you can see from these

comments was also a very popular answer

in the community post now as Vice Navi

and Neto point out reading can often get

boring if you can't understand a lot of

words and if you are pausing to look up

the meanings in a dictionary but in a

movie you can follow along with what is

happening in the story and you can enjoy

it even if you don't understand

everything you will still learn a lot of

new words but movies can also help you

to gain insight into the cultures of

english-speaking countries insight means

a deep understanding of something think

of that word as in sight as if you can

see into the inner workings of something

so you get a deep understanding of it

now when you watch a movie at home it

can be beneficial to watch it with

English language subtitles and not

subtitles in your own language and this

is something that many of the viewers

whose comments we just looked at have

suggested by the way beneficial is an

adjective that means helpful or giving

benefits the task for this tip is watch

one English language movie this week and

note down some useful vocabulary from it

then make a commitment to watch at least

one English language film every week

along with watching movies you should

also follow at least one TV series

regularly TV shows have a certain

advantage over movies do you know what

that is the advantage is that a movie is

what may be two hours long whereas a TV

show is much longer lasting for weeks or

even months and you can get hooked on

the show to get hooked on something like

maybe a novel or a TV show means to

become really involved in it maybe even

a dick

to it so that you can't stop reading or

watching it now this idiom can also be

used to talk about bad types of

addiction like a person being hooked on

a drug but of course we want to get

hooked on good helpful things like books

or or TV shows now TV shows force you to

make an emotional investment in the

story that is the story makes you feel a

lot of emotions you develop a deep

connection with the characters and the

world that the story takes place in this

is fantastic because this immersion will

not only teach you lots of new

vocabulary it will make those words

phrases and idioms that you come across

easier to remember because they won't

just be floating around randomly in your

mind the words will be embedded in the

story to embed means to fix one thing

strongly into another thing so I'm

saying that the new words will be fixed

within the story in your mind when you

watch a TV show and this is a great way

to bring those words into your active

vocabulary that is vocabulary that you

can use so the task for this tip is to

start watching one English language TV

series either find one on TV or look at

some ratings on the internet like on

IMDB calm which is a website for finding

movies and TV shows or ask your friends

ok ask your friends for recommendations

tell them to let you know what they

watch and you can watch that series as

well the benefit of doing this is that

if you and your friends all watch the

same TV show you can discuss that show

with each other in English from time to

time it's a very good exercise to work

on your English now there are other

things that you can watch on TV besides

a series you can watch cartoons as Babu

retrim suggests just like readings

children's stories cartoons can be a lot

of fun or like the bassoon does you can

watch the news watching the news on TV

is a good alternative to reading the

newspaper

alternative means a different option or

choice

we'll come back to that in a moment

vessel actually likes to watch

interviews of famous people you might

also be interested in talk shows that's

where people sit down and have a

conversation an example of this is a

podcast that's the name for online radio

shows they're usually not available on

TV but I thought that I would mention

them here you can find podcasts related

to any area of interest just go on

Google or YouTube and search for your

topic and podcast for example football

podcasts or movies podcast or even

English learning podcasts and podcasts

are great for learning vocabulary so

anyway to get back to TV the task for

this tip is to pick one English language

news program and one talk show and start

watching each one now if you're the

musical type then you probably already

know that songs can be a treasure trove

of new vocabulary do you know the

meaning of treasure trove treasure trove

is actually sorry folks I'm all over the

place with my with my keyboard today but

treasure trove is an idiom that means a

place where lots of valuable things can

be found we often say that something is

a treasure trove of information or a

treasure trove of vocabulary etc so I'm

saying that songs can be a place where

you find and learn lots of vocabulary if

you don't already listen to English

language music then I encourage you to

begin today now whoever you are I am

sure that there is a genre of English

language music that you will enjoy genre

is a word that means a style of art

music literature or film it's pronounced

genre genre Shondra now some movie

genres can be drama romance action

horror etc and some popular music genres

are pop rock

metal jazz country rap and so on quite a

number of viewers said in the community

post that they listen to songs that they

learned vocabulary from songs and let me

tell you I am part of that club too my

own vocabulary has benefited

tremendously from listening to music

tremendously means greatly or very much

not only our songs great for learning

new words you will also come across

interesting and creative ways of

expressing ideas on top of that if you

really like a song it might get stuck in

your head right if that happens you will

be humming and singing that song a lot

and that will give you a lot of

vocabulary and pronunciation practice so

the task for this tip is listen to one

English language song this can be a song

you've never heard before a new song for

you or it can be one of your favorite

songs then after you listen to it find

the lyrics for it online and analyze the

lyrics lyrics means the words of the

song pick out words phrases and other

interesting language that you can use in

your everyday conversations and you

should make this a habit whenever you

listen to English language songs find

the lyrics analyze them try to learn new

vocabulary from the lyrics alright

don't forget the internet either for

learning vocabulary there's a lot of

listening material that you can find on

the Internet

agile and civic Omar both like to listen

to lectures now civic Omar also says

that my lessons have helped to increase

his vocabulary I'm very happy to hear

that our share listens to TED Talks now

if you don't know about Ted it's a

company that produces lectures on

various interesting topics these are

called TED Talks the best part is there

are thousands of TED Talks available

free of charge right here on YouTube on

the company's official channel you see

the link on the screen of course there

are also plenty of other useful channels

that you can turn to for vocabulary

Hannah likes to watch American shows on

YouTube and saw Mika watches English

lessons now if you're watching this then

you know already that there are lots of

English learning channels on YouTube so

here's my task for you go to the TED

Talks YouTube channel and listen to one

talk then find and subscribe to at least

ten English learning channels on YouTube

so that you regularly get their latest

lessons once again all of these tasks

and all the vocabulary words will be

available for download at the end of the

livestream you will find the links in

the description after the live stream

ends now if you are a regular smartphone

user you'll be happy to know that there

is a plethora of vocabulary apps

available on the market okay what does

plethora me plethora is a noun and it

means a large amount of something maybe

even more than you need we often talk

about a plethora of information plethora

of opportunities a plethora of problems

choices and so on my point here is that

there is a plethora of vocabulary apps

that it that is there are many

vocabulary apps that you can install and

use now Aseema says that she likes to

add new words as favorites in the

merriam-webster app merriam-webster is a

popular dictionary now personally I'm

not a huge smartphone user but I went

into the Play Store on my Android phone

and I did a search for the term

vocabulary and I was pleasantly

surprised to find thousands of highly

rated apps pleasantly surprised means

that it was a good surprise for me

there are even games particularly word

games that can aid your vocabulary

development so my task for you is go to

the App Store on your mobile device then

search for the term vocabulary and try

out some free apps

okay so far we've talked about the best

places to learn new vocabulary but what

should you do when you find new words

what do you do well here's what you

should do whenever you come across a new

word that you want to learn you should

record it somewhere we do this to make

sure that we can come back and review

our vocabulary words and not forget them

now you can I forgot to show you this

piece of text

it just says whenever you come across a

new word you should record it you can do

this in a notebook now if you're going

to use a notebook make sure you don't

use that notebook for any other purpose

make it your vocabulary notebook and use

it only for recording and reviewing

vocabulary alternatively you could save

your new words in a Microsoft Word or

Excel document I use Excel to store

vocabulary that I learn now if you do

this you should create an online backup

of the file like on Google Drive so that

you don't accidentally delete or lose it

another option is to download a

vocabulary app like we just discussed so

here's a quick task for you choose your

method of recording vocabulary either by

a notebook create a word or an excel

file or find an app that lets you save

words that you learn okay let's say that

you're reading something and you come

across a new word a word that you don't

understand you now want to learn and

record this word how should you do it

well before you look it up in a

dictionary or do anything the moment you

find a word that you want to learn you

should first try to guess the meaning of

the word from the context now let's say

for example that you read this line in a

novel as he was walking down the street

he suddenly tripped on a rock and fell

imagine you don't know the meaning of

tripped and what could it mean now

before you go and check it in a

dictionary think about the entire

sentence think about the context and

just try to guess its meaning

now we know that this word needs to be

an action it's something that this

person either did or it's something that

happened to him so it's a verb it also

has an e D ending which you would expect

from a past tense verb now it's not a

thing clearly so it's not a noun it's

not describing any noun so it's not an

adjective either so what could be the

meaning of this word well if he tripped

on a rock and then he fell then it could

mean the same thing as stumbled that is

he hit his leg on the rock accidentally

which caused him to fall and that is

actually the meaning of the word so this

is how you do the guessing look at the

whole sentence and try to come up with

the meaning of the word the benefit of

doing this is that you will have a

prediction for the of the meaning before

you check it in a dictionary and that

will make the exercise meaningful

predicting the meaning first is much

better than seeing a new word and then

mindlessly reading the dictionary

definition of it mindlessly means

without thinking without using the brain

or the mind so now once you have a guess

for what the word might mean you go to

the dictionary okay for this obviously

you will need a dictionary now money and

neeraj both talk about translation

Himani says that job whenever she

doesn't know the meaning of a word she

likes to look up the hindi translation

of that work now this can help you to

quickly know the meaning of a word but I

recommend that for every word that you

learn you also look it up in an English

to English dictionary when you do that

it will train it will train you to think

directly in English without resorting to

your native language resort to is a

phrasal verb that means to do something

because you don't have any other choice

or you have no other choice now sth you

see that two times here sth means

something and you will see that in

dictionaries as well so that's just

something

to keep in mind so anyway I'm saying

here that using an English to English

dictionary will get you out of the habit

of going to your native language every

time now some of you have said that you

like to read the dictionary in order to

learn new words k-8 flyer says when I

was young I had a dictionary in my

bathroom that way you know every time

you use the bathroom you can read the

dictionary and pretty soon you can read

it cover to cover cover to cover means

from beginning to end but the same

viewer also touches upon a problem with

this approach k-8 flier says it lacks

the effect of the experience so you

easily forget the words now this is very

true words in a dictionary are stripped

of context remember that context means

surrounding information so I'm saying

that the surrounding information is

removed from the words in a dictionary

there are other uses for this phrasal

verb by the way if we say the athlete

was stripped of his medals it means the

medals were taken away from the athlete

by the authorities maybe because he

cheated or drivers who disobeyed traffic

laws can be stripped of their driver's

license but getting back to dictionaries

they are not meant for us to discover

new words they're meant to be a quick

reference that we can turn to to check

the meaning of a word so I recommend

that you don't waste time reading a

dictionary there is plenty of more

interesting immersive experience shal

reading material out there as we've

discussed a lot in this lesson there are

so many other types of reading material

that you can read but in any case you do

need a dictionary and you need

dictionaries so that you can look up the

meanings of words I personally prefer

electronic dictionaries that you can

access either through their websites or

using their apps my own personal

favourites are the ones that you see on

the screen I like Cambridge Oxford

Advanced Learner's dictionary

merriam-webster especially for its

pronunciation

there's an easy button that you can

click and it plays every time on

merriam-webster

there's also Macmillan but the point

about pronunciation is that and most of

these dictionary apps actually not the

apps I haven't tried their apps I use

the websites but on their websites if

you go and try to click the

pronunciation button

I found that generally they don't they

either don't work or there's a delay but

with merriam-webster as soon as you

click on that button you always hear the

pronunciation so for that reason I

really like merriam-webster but in any

case I recommend that you use more than

one in fact the task for this tip is to

pick three or four electronic

dictionaries and either bookmark their

websites on your browser or install

their apps on your phone and begin using

them regularly okay

so now you've let's say you were reading

something you came across a new word in

your mind you tried to guess the meaning

from context so you have a prediction in

your mind and now you turn to your

dictionary so you look up the word and

you want to record it in your vocabulary

notebook so first check the part of

speech and the definition in the

dictionary and see if your guesses were

correct but do be careful

some words function as different parts

of speech in different situations and

you might find multiple meanings for the

same word in a dictionary so you will

need to find the meaning that that's

best fits your current context and read

that definition a couple of times to

make sure you fully understand it after

that you should copy the definition and

part of speech to your vocabulary

notebook or file now most people will

stop here and move on and continue

reading but not you the learner who is

committed to building a powerful

vocabulary there are a few other

important pieces of information about

the word that you should record you

should copy the pronunciation symbols

from the dictionary to remind you of the

correct pronunciation

of the world in the future and this is

where electronic dictionaries are very

useful they allow you to listen to a

recording of the correct pronunciation

as I just mentioned a while ago so let

me give you an example let's say that

the word you're learning is obnoxious

this word means very rude unacceptable

or offensive we often talk of a person's

obnoxious behavior

now this word has three syllables up

knock shuts and the stress is on the

second syllable so obnoxious obnoxious

so listen to that in the dictionary if

you click that pronunciation button this

is what you will hear you will hear the

correct pronunciation listen to that

practice saying it a couple of times

then copy the symbols if you are not

comfortable with the symbols now you see

the symbols over here on the screen if

you're not comfortable with them if they

look strange to you don't worry about it

just copy them to your notebook or file

you will get comfortable with them over

time and with practice after this you

should note down some example sentences

you can copy the examples in the

dictionary like the ones you see on the

screen the waitress's behavior was

downright obnoxious downright means

completely vary and it's usually used in

a negative sense like here excuse me

the second example here is mad can be

quite obnoxious when he's mad about

something so you can take the examples

in the dictionary and you can copy them

to your notebook however another useful

exercise is to try to make your own

sentences with the words that you're

learning I'm happy to know that many of

you do this already you can see a lot of

comments from your viewer saying that

they do this now when you first learn a

word and you try to make sentences you

may not use it correctly your sentences

might sound unnatural or artificial but

that's okay in the future as you revisit

that is as you come back to your

vocabulary notebook or file

you will be able to identify your own

mistakes and correct them and that will

actually give you the satisfaction of

seeing your English improve so even if

you're not confident that you can use

the words correctly it's okay

try to make sentences with words that

you are learning now you should also

take the opportunity to find a few

related words some synonyms and antonyms

as they are called you can use a

thesaurus to do this a thesaurus is like

a dictionary but its purpose is to give

you synonyms and antonyms of words a

popular one is thesaurus calm but you

can also buy a physical one from a

bookstore or download of the source app

on your phone so some synonyms of

obnoxious

or are objectionable disagreeable and

distasteful and some antonyms are

friendly decent and pleasant now just be

aware that synonyms and antonyms won't

all mean the exact same thing as each

other so before you use these words you

should look up each one in a dictionary

to make sure that you can that you

learned them that you can use them

correctly now with some words you can

also break them apart and analyze their

roots you can analyze the roots their

prefixes and suffixes as both Bhadra

Chaitanya and Bhanu Singh suggest for

example let's say that the word you're

learning is disinterested you see that

there are actually three parts there's

interest which is the core of the word

and then there's the prefix dis prefix

means something that we add to the

beginning of the word this prefix

usually makes the word negative or says

that something is not the case and we

also have we also have the suffix II D

suffix is what we add to the end in this

case the II D is used to make the

adjective disinterested now by the way

this interested does not mean the same

thing as uninterested uninterested means

feeling no intro

she was totally uninterested in modern

art for example that means she didn't

have a liking for Modern Art this

interested on the other hand means

impartial every legal case must be heard

by a disinterested judge that means a

judge who does not favor one party in

the case the judge is impartial you

definitely don't want an uninterested

judge because that's someone who has no

interest in the case right you might see

that judge yawning in the courtroom as

the lawyers argue their cases the point

here is that analyzing prefixes and

suffixes can help you to more easily

learn new words okay so the task for

this tip I actually have a few things

I'd like you to do pick one word that

you recently learned and do all of these

steps with that word look it up in the

dictionary pay attention to it's part of

speech read its definition again listen

to the correct pronunciation and

practice it a few times read the

examples in the dictionary and then

practice making some sentences on your

own then try to find some synonyms and

antonyms use a thesaurus to do this and

finally see if there are any prefixes

suffixes or any roots in the world that

you can analyze okay try all of these

now to remember any word that you learn

you should use mnemonics as monisha and

oddity have suggested now the word

mnemonic means any technique that you

use to remember something I want you to

pay attention to the pronunciation it's

mnemonic the M at the beginning of the

word is silent okay so it's mnemonic

now as Oddity says a mnemonic can be an

imaginary story that you create in your

mind to connect it to that word or it

can be a funny image think of the

uninterested bored yawning judge with

his eyelids drooping and the lawyers

fervently argue their cases and keep in

mind that that's not the judge you want

you want the alert and impartial

disinterested judge to droop means to

hang down so drooping means hanging down

drooping eyelids are actually you look

at my eyelids now they're drooping

that's actually a sign of being sleepy

the word fervent a fervently means with

strong or sincere feelings

notice that the beginning of this word

looks like fire fir fire so imagine the

lawyers in the courtroom arguing in a

hot fiery manner in that way you can

remember fervently so now you actually

have mnemonics for disinterested

drooping and fervent mnemonics such as

these are fantastic tools to make sure

that new words stick in your mind and

you can actually even draw little

cartoons or little pictures representing

your mnemonics along with the words in

your vocabulary notebook try to do this

for some words that you have already

learned you'll find that it's a lot of

fun now the most important thing in

remembering vocabulary for a long time

is review you must regularly revisit and

review words that you have learned in

the past one thing you can do is you can

simply peruse or read through the

entries in your vocabulary notebook or

app you can look at the words you've

learned you can read their definitions

and so on but that can get a little

boring so a more interesting method is

to use flashcards to test yourself now

before the days of personal computers

and mobile devices you would take a

bunch of

of index cards of cards about that size

you would write a word on one side of

the index card and you would turn that

index card around and you would write

the definition the part of speech and so

on and then you would mix up all of

those cards you'd take one card at

random you'd look at the word and you

would try to remember the meaning well

today you don't have to go through that

laborious process of making flashcards

laborious is an adjective that means

difficult taking a lot of time and work

so you don't have to go through that

difficult process today because there

are many flashcard apps available in

fact there are there is a plethora of

flashcard apps available on the market

you can download these from Play Store

or Apple Store and you can use these

apps to test vocabulary that you have

learned so go into your Play Store or

your Apple Store as I said before as you

download the vocabulary apps that you

find check to see if they have a

flashcard function if they don't see if

you can find other apps that just focus

on flashcards now ultimately the key is

to incorporate or include what you have

learned into your own speech and writing

that is how you will develop a large and

powerful vocabulary in the long run take

whatever you learn and try to actively

use those words in your own speaking and

in your own writing now if you do all

that I am confident that you will build

a powerful vocabulary all the tips I

have shared with you in this lesson many

of them came from the community post

that all of you contributed to but these

are tips that all of them are steps that

I personally have taken these are all

things that I have done in my own life

to improve my vocabulary so I know that

these work don't forget to download the

task checklist and the vocabulary notes

from this lesson from the links in the

description below they will be available

at the end of the live stream I

you found a lesson useful as always

happy learning and I will see you in

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