HOW TO LEARN NEW VOCABULARY (4 steps)

Dictionary use


Dictionary use


Use more than one dictionary

My favourite dictionaries are:

OR

  • Search on google

  • Write the word e.g. coffee + meaning or definition



Meaning

One meaning isn’t enough. To understand vocabulary clearly, use more than one dictionary

synonyms (helps you understand meaning of new words)

Words with similar meaning

E.g. happy > glad

E.g. small > tiny, little

antonym

Words with opposite meaning

E.g. happy > sad

E.g. big > small

E.g. short > long



Morphology

The study of words and how they change

Why are suffixes and prefixes important?



Suffix

Part of the word that is at the end

-etic (relating to) athletic, energetic, poetic

-ful (full of). helpful, thankful, cheerful

Prefix

Part of the words that's at the end of the word

(helps you understand meaning of new words)

un = reverse, cancel, not ---> undo - unable - unwanted

dis = not - ---> dislike - disagree - dishonest



Part of speech

Noun: A noun is the name of a person, place, thing or idea.

e.g. John, Mohamed, dog, pencil, sadness, dream

Verb: A verb shows an action or state of being. A verb shows what someone or something is doing.



e.g. go, run, drink, dance, live, jump, have, hate, are,

Adverb: describes a verb

E.g. slowly, quickly, very, always, sometimes, well, yesterday,

Adjectives: describing word

e.g. smart, small, sad, approachable, happy


In this English lesson, I'm going to teach you how to learn new vocabulary. The lesson includes the following dictionary use, meaning words, synonym, antonym, morphology, suffix, prefix, part of speech.