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    Lightbulb learning from stories

    Hello,

    I am learning new words from the stories. while i am reading the book i underline the new words and write in new paper to keep it in my pocket.
    i learned too many new words but the problem some times i forget and got confused of some words i learned before. do i use the perfect way to learn new words and improve my skills.

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    Re: learning from stories

    Hi feddail,
    I used to learn English the same way like your, but I gave up easily because I hate reading something I don't understand and learning some words I rarely use. After a few times giving up (not one), I develop my own strategy to learn English from reading. When I read something, news or books, I don't use a dictionary. I use a pen to circle the verb in the sentence I read, underline the subject and the object, then find the adjective, adverb. At my English level, I can only use basic English to write, and learn more basic words from friends on this forum. I will catch up with them if I write to them often. Wish I can help.

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    Re: learning from stories

    Quote Originally Posted by fedail View Post
    Hello,

    I am learning new words from the stories. while i am reading the book i underline the new words and write in new paper to keep it in my pocket.
    i learned too many new words but the problem some times i forget and got confused of some words i learned before. do i use the perfect way to learn new words and improve my skills.
    Hi fedail, and welcome to Using English.
    Another person once suggested this method, and I think it's a good one.
    - Buy a small, inexpensive paper dictionary.
    - When you have to look up a word, put a check mark next to it.
    - If you look up the same word again, place another check mark, and then make an attempt to use that word on your own within the next day.
    - If you find you have had to look up the same word three times (that is, if you go to look it up and find two check marks already), that means you have to make a real effort to add that word to your working vocabulary. Create situations to use that word, write a few sentences with it (post those sentences here if you want) and really learn it.

    In the meantime, please remember that the pronoun "I" and all words that start a sentence are capitalized.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Re: learning from stories

    Thanks a lot. I'll do my best with it

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