GOBBLEDYGOOK (NOUN)

WORDY AND DIFFICULT TO UNDERSTAND

Learn new words every day.

WATCH, LISTEN AND READ AS MUCH AS YOU CAN.
LOOK UP A FEW WORDS YOU DON'T KNOW YET.

learn words in chunks

learn groups of words that are together

WHAT VOCABULARY?

HOW TO CHOOSE

Think first. Do you understand the text?

Don't look up every word you don't understand.

Only look up words that are important. 

Whenever possible, learn words IN CONTEXT.

Learn expressions, for example "reduce stress" or "after much consideration"

DICTIONARIES

BEGINNERS:

Use Google Translate LINK

or a dictionary English-Your language

INTERMEDIATE/ADVANCED:

Use an English-English dictionary LINK

Use Skill for example sentences LINK

WRITE IT DOWN

WHERE TO KEEP IT

Write all vocabulary words and expressions down.

Use a notebook.

Use an app.

Write lists in Excel or Google Sheets.

Your choice. Just do it.

Do you need to practise English for work?

Watch a show like "The Office" or "Mad Men."

Need to practice for the TOEFL test? Try this LINK.

HOW TO REMEMBER

REVIEW REGULARLY

People need to practice up to seven times to remember new words. 

Review your words and expressions every few days.

Cross out/delete the ones you know.

Quizlet is a great app and website to set up your own vocabulary sets and review them in different ways.

How to set up a free student account LINK

How to create a Quizlet vocabulary set Video LINK