Published on February 12, 2014
Vocabulary Building By Eide Hillal Educational Session 2/12/2014 1
Building blocks of language Increase your vocabulary by Eide 2/12/2014 2
Statistics • 120 words are only needed to survive • 2000 Words is enough to understand the English language • 10,000 Words makes you Champaign in English language • Native speakers know only 20,000 Words • Total number of English words are above 1Million. Did you know vocabulary is more important than grammar. The difficult task is how to memorize Words. Increase your vocabulary by Eide 2/12/2014 3
Truth of the matter is • People learn languages with words and words come to us from various sources 1. Listening ( Listen as often as you can.) 2. Reading ( While reading Note difficult words) 3. Watching (Watch Phonetics of native speakers) 4. Thinking ( very important) Increase your vocabulary by Eide 2/12/2014 4
Vocabulary structure Phonetics /pronunciation Meaning :Grow vigorously, boom Spelling Usage Flourish Make steady progress Increase your vocabulary by Eide 2/12/2014 5
Actions • Read ,Read and Read o Read what you are interested in , Novels, Magazines, Fiction , non fiction ,current affairs , sports etc. • Write : Write words with more detail. Noun Verb •Beauty •Beautify Adj. •Beautiful Adv. •Beautifully Meaning : The qualities that give pleasure to the senses o Root , suffix ,prefix based words o Root base : Eject, object ,reject , inject (Ject means push) o Similar words :Extent,expand,accelerate,intesify,rainforce • Listen : Listen Audio ,video programs that interest you Increase your vocabulary by Eide 2/12/2014 6
Tools Elegant Don’t Know Smart Almost sure Know • Old way ( 3x5) Cards : One side word etymology o Back side Meaning Showing mental alertness and calculation and resourcefulness Increase your vocabulary by Eide Refined and tasteful in appearance or behavior or style the study of the origin of words and the way in which their meanings have changed throughout history. 2/12/2014 7
Tech Tools • Dictionary o Use Webster English dictionary for American English o Use Oxford dictionary for British English • Note : Always use English to English dictionary not the translations • Anki : Automatic flash card app and desktop application that has thousands of simple and advanced words for you. For other languages too. • Podcasts o Stitcher Radio App ( Browse Education - > ESL podcasts) o TuneIn Radio ( Search any English stations online) • VibriVox Audio Library o ( Big list of literature and books recorded and free to listen and download) Footer Text 2/12/2014 8
Benefits • Public speaking is about word crafting • More words you know you can express yourself in a better way • People respect the person who has hold on language and can play with words. • You can choose your words for you speech. • “We live and breathe words ;better these words be meaningful “ Increase your vocabulary by Eide 2/12/2014 9
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