HOW TO LEARN NEW VOCABULARY (4 steps)

 

(Notes) Below


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