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7 Key Things To Do To Improve Your Vocabulary
Vocabulary improvement can be easily achieved if you're willing to make a commitment, be consistent, and use the right learning strategies. Here are a few tips that you should keep in mind when working on your vocabulary.

Make word changes

Be consistent

Even if you have only a little time to dedicate to improving your vocabulary, make sure that you're consistent about it. It's better to read 2 pages of a book every day than to read 100 pages occasionally.

Have fun

Whether it's reading, socializing, watching television, or playing vocabulary improvement games, be sure to engage in these fun activities and enjoy them. The more enjoyable the learning process is, the more fruitful it will be.


The most important element in adding the words you learn to your active vocabulary (words that you use on daily basis) is practice. There is no point in memorizing long lists of words or reading 1,000-page books, if you are not going to try to add the new words to your everyday practices. Make sure you use the words you learn to keep them fresh in your memory and expand your active vocabulary base.

Assess your progress

Use tests and assessments to see exactly where you are in terms of vocabulary improvement, and what you need to do to reach your goals. This will help you figure out if the vocabulary improvement method you are using is achieving results, and let you know if you need to make some changes to your learning techniques early on. You wouldn't want to spend months spending valuable time and putting in the effort to learn, only to find out that you're not getting the results you want. If you're using high-quality vocabulary software, the assessment process will be a part of your learning process. If you are relying on other methods, make sure you evaluate your progress on a regular basis.

Don't cram

There's a limit to the amount of information you can process and remember in one study session. Trying to learn 100 words in one sitting and expecting to remember them later is not realistic. Instead, learn fewer words at a time and focus on fully grasping their meanings and uses before moving on to the next group. This will ensure that you are confident about the words before adding them to your daily vocabulary.

Break down words

When you're learning a long or difficult word, break it down into syllables. This will make the word easier to remember and the spelling easier to memorize.