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    Question Vocabulary Confusion

    Hello; I'm in the process of learning new words, but I have a problem: I can't use the new words when I'm speaking, they don't come to my mind. How can I make them more active in my mind Regards.

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    Re: Vocabulary Confusion

    Perfectly normal.
    When you learn new words, at first you only will be able to recognise them when you see them written.
    Later on they will jump up into your mind when you're speaking.
    And the only way to accelerate the process is by listening to and speaking/writing in English.
    What also helps, don't translate, try to think in English.

    Edit: another tip; Don't be shy!
    Last edited by Miner49'er; 07-Dec-2006 at 13:33.

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    Re: Vocabulary Confusion

    Read books, but only those of which the story carries you away. Don't listen to teachers who want you to read literary works in whose content you're not interested.
    Only read them when you're really an advanced learner.

    No offence teachers
    Last edited by Miner49'er; 07-Dec-2006 at 13:44.

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    Re: Vocabulary Confusion

    I've already been an advanced reader but unfortunately words that I have to learn never ends up You're also right to read the books that I only interested in; in other way, they never come into my mind.


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    Re: Vocabulary Confusion

    Hi

    practice makes perfect;)

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