7 English Vocabulary Exercises to Help You Learn Better
When children start learning their original language, they first listen. Then they start speaking, reading, and writing. You should regularly practice these four core language skills to master your second language, as well.
When learning English as a second language (ESL), consistency is the key to success. You have to include English in your everyday routine. You can do so by incorporating speaking exercises presented in this article into your daily practice.
What Are the Different Types of English Vocabulary Exercises?
We’ve compiled a list of the best English vocabulary exercises to help you study and enhance your abilities regularly, anywhere, and whenever you choose. Let’s get started!
1. Write words repeatedly
Writing out words is an excellent choice if you practice spelling English words and enjoy doing something physical while studying. Using this approach, you’ll type out each English word numerous times as you recite it aloud.
2. Odd-one-out exercises
This task requires you to estimate which of the multiple words does not fit with the rest.
3. Multiple-choice exercises
As the name implies, you are presented with several choices from which to pick the best word to complete the sentence.
4. Synonyms and antonyms exercises
There are a variety of tasks for learning synonyms (words that have the same meaning) and antonyms (words that have opposite meanings). One of the most powerful English vocabulary exercises is to take a list of words and create a synonym and an antonym for each one (for instance, long/short, on/off, fast/slow, etc.).
5. Sentence translation exercises
Translating phrases is beneficial because it allows you to put your freshly learned words and everything you already know into practice. There are two sorts of translation exercises: one from English to your native language and another from your native to English.
6. SRS (Spaced repetition exercises)
Spaced repetition is a learning technique in which words (or entire classes!) are revisited and reviewed with increasing time between them until the information is ingrained in our long-term memory.
7. Word games
There are several varieties of word games to choose from. Some are board games (such as “Scrabble”), while others may be played online, and still, others are smartphone applications (like CodyCross).
No matter what level of English you have, you should attempt word games if you are serious about putting what you’ve learned into practice.
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