How to learn and remember vocabulary?the language that you're trying to learn for me it's Spanish so I'm thinking in Spanish I see a pigeon Paloma okay I know that one I see a bus stop I'm not sure how to say that in Spanish so I will pack my phone quickly write it down in English and then I forget about it and I keep on doing that throughout the day so you constantly on the lookout do I know that in Spanish yes I do leave it do I know that in Spanish no I don't write it down you might end up with five words at the end of the day
you might end up with 20 words at the end of the day it depends on your level and also where you are by doing his you are training your brain to become accustomed to thinking about things in that second language and it will help you towards fluency then you're also ceating a list on your phone of all the things that you've seen throughout the day that you don't know how to say now the important part this comes when you arrive home in the evening so when you get home from work or university that day you need to dedicate a couple of minutes to create.
a word diary use a notepad for this because I like to use two pages per day so I write the date I write a short sentence about what I did that day and then I go ahead and I look at the words that I didn't know today on my phone and me add them into my diary so so the words I saw today were pigeon litter bus stop jewelers and skyscraper and I don't know how to say those in Spanish so I move on to the next page and I go and search them on the internet so the first word was pigeon so I get my computer B I use a website like word reference I search pigeon and I listen to the pronunciation enola great Bellomo and then I add that to my word diary
one of my words was skyscraper that I didn't know so I use word reference to search for skyscraper and then I listen to the pronunciation hugo's Paris Kathy Ellis okay and I add that to my wife diary but ass Kathy ellos great and then I just keep on doing that until my list is and then I have a definitive list of all the new vocabulary that I saw today so ideally, you need to do this diary every day make it a part of your life and a part of your routine so what you're actually doing by following this process and this method is you're training your brain to be constantly looking and confirming that it knows words in that second language and immediately when it doesn't know a lot you write that word down and then you know that you're going to search for it later it's really
interesting to look back through your word diary after months of doing this process because you see words and you just think oh my god I can't believe I didn't know how to say that when you wake up the next morning after having completed your diary the night before you will immediately see skyscrapers less Kathy ellos pigeon Paloma you just constantly bear in your mind once you've trained your brain to think and process in this way it's going to be so much easier to pick up vocabulary and also to identify where your vocabulary is lacking for many of you this might not work give it a try if it does work I'd love to hear about your success stories if you ask a lady
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