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    In my opinion The best way to learn vocabulay is to divide words into topics.
    I agree with this method.

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    Hi:
    My way of increasing vocabulary sounds not very
    sensible.I take the O.E.D all day and try to memorize
    the words in it from A to Z. It really helps in a way,but i got all these words confused.
    What i learned:More haste ,less speed

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gёггч View Post
    Hi:
    My way of increasing vocabulary sounds not very
    sensible.I take the O.E.D all day and try to memorize
    the words in it from A to Z. It really helps in a way,but i got all these words confused.
    What i learned:More haste ,less speed

    Is that mean that you MEMORIZE the Dictionary?

    WAW...

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    At the moment, I am enriching my range of medical vocabulary. In order to do it effectively, I use my visual dictionary to learn parts of the body, bones, muscles, inner organs etc. It helps me not only to remember English eqiuvalents, but also where the things are. :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gёггч View Post
    Hi:
    My way of increasing vocabulary sounds not very
    sensible.I take the O.E.D all day and try to memorize
    the words in it from A to Z. It really helps in a way,but i got all these words confused.
    What i learned:More haste ,less speed
    Have you achieved any good result with your method?
    How long have you been using it?
    Anyway, I don't think that will be very useful. You should choose a few words among those you would use more frequently and focus on them. Learning words that you'll never use adds nothing to your vocabulary.
    Last edited by Englishlanguage; 17-Jul-2007 at 14:09.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Englishlanguage View Post
    Have you achieved any good result with your method?
    How long have you been using it?
    Anyway, I don't think that will be very useful. You should chose a few words among those you would use more frequently and focus on them. Learning words that you'll never use adds nothing to your vocabulary.
    totally agree.thanks Englishlanguage

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gёггч View Post
    totally agree.thanks Englishlanguage
    I used to do something like that as well. I flipped through the pages of the dictionary and chose some words I wanted to memorize but it doesn't work if you don't revise them.
    I think best way is ordering words by topic as alihandra suggested.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Englishlanguage View Post
    As for me, I think I have not found my method yet. I'm trying to create one.
    So far, I have just been looking words up confusingly in the dictionary.
    At least I have experienced that's not a good method.
    I try to build my own dictionary. Dictionary of words that I've been using and words I would like to use. I wrote down meanings and usages and sample sentences of how I saw them in a book. Others I ask here in this site from teachers to give me sample sentences or make sentences of my own and let them correct it. I think using the word more often helps a lot and making some categories also will be useful, like if these words could be used at work, in the kitchen, at home, in school, or anywhere else....

    I think this method is very basic but it works for me so I go for it....

    I also would like to improve my vocabulary, which I think is my achilles' heel, that I would like to write articles using more difficult words and post it here for corrections and help as well....

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