Learn words:step by step procedure

To learn words or any learning for that matter takes place first in your mind. Yes, it is your attitude, your belief in the self and in the learning process which brings you results.

Nothing happens without faith. Faith in yourself and belief in the system.

Of course you must have a strong ,burning desire to improve vocabulary AND strong belief that you CAN learn new words.

Here is more to motivate you to learn words;With good vocabulary you will no longer have to avoid:

  • Big words or people with good vocabularies

  • Books, Journals, Newspapers and magazines

  • Writing reports and memos, official documents

  • Dictionaries

  • Speaking in public

  • Think low about your word knowledge.

Do you have any other reason to learn words?

Now look at the following ‘MY GOALS FOR LEARNING NEW WORDS check List and put a check to whatever is applicable to you.

‘MY GOALS FOR LEARNING NEW WORDS: Learning new words will:

  • · Help me make better presentations
  • · It will improve my chances for a promotion
  • · Help me to get portfolio of my choice
  • · Allow me to be able communicate with different people from diverse background
  • · Increase my ability to learn and teach better
  • · Improve my reading comprehension
  • · Help me write effectively
  • · Satisfy my curiosity and will increase my understanding of the world around me
  • · Help me identify words I hear or read
  • · Help me enjoy my hobbies and activities
  • · Enable me converse within groups with confidence
  • · Help me pass my high school /college exams or entrance, or master’s degree examinations


All words are not of equal importance.

Some words are critically important.

Some words are valuable but not critical.

Some are appealing but not useful.

Therefore, to fully utilize your time in learning English vocabulary---learning new words, improving vocabulary or building vocabulary, shortlist words which are critical for your purpose.

These Vocabulary Word Lists comprise frequently occurring words in English texts. English language educators highly recommend learning words from High Frequency Word Lists, as a starting point for learning English Vocabulary. Academic Word Lists contains academic vocabulary crucial for tertiary/ college texts.

Review these word lists (download free e book word lists) you must know and mark words you do not know. These words should be your first priority to learn words.

Now here is what you need to do to learn new vocabulary.

Answer the following truthfully to understand your learning style so that you can plan your vocabulary learning approach accordingly.

In the last one month, I have:

o Intentionally, learned a new word

o Looked up a dictionary to find the meaning of a word.

o Bought a book with a purpose to learn new words.

o Read that book.

o Opened up Thesaurus.

o Asked around for the meaning of word I didn’t know.

o Used the new word in my writing, conversation.

o Revised the same word.

o Played a crossword puzzle.

o Participated in a word game.

o Started keeping a notebook for new words

o Mentally visualised it by associating it with a person, place, or event.

o Rhymed the new word with other word I know well.

What other methods have you used to learn new words?

Share WHY and WHAT do you do to learn/ build/ improve/ enhance vocabulary?

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If you are done with the ground work for learning new words, follow these vocabulary learning tips to learn English words.

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