6 Ways to Advance English Vocabulary

Use Online Tools

There are countless tools online. These tools will make it easier for you to learn and practice new English vocabulary.
Quizlet is a great online tool to improve your vocabulary. You can make your flashcards with new vocabulary. These flashcards you can use to practice new vocabulary through games and other activities. If you want, you can also search their website for already created flashcards. These are sets that others created that you may use if you feel it will help you.
Quizlet is just one example of the many existing websites to improve your English. It should be easy for you to find other sites and activities that will help you.

Read Books

Reading books is one of the best ways to improve your vocabulary. Reading exposes you to new words in different contexts. It is excellent because not only do you learn all these new words, and you also understand how you can use them in sentences.
There are tons of books to improve English. You can find a genre that suits you best. As long as you find a topic that interests you, you will enjoy reading. Something that will seem like a fun hobby will be improving your English vocabulary without you even trying too hard.

Watch Movies

Watching movies in English is similar to reading books. It is a form of entertainment that can be fun. This form of entertainment is also one you can learn a lot from. Not only are there tons of genres and topics, making it easier to find something interesting, they are also filled with new and advanced vocabulary.
When you’re immersed in a movie that has captured your attention, you will subconsciously be learning new words. You won’t be aware that you are learning. Since your brain will be trying to understand what you are watching, it will be taking note of the new words and incorporating them into your vocabulary.

Play Vocabulary Games

The best way to learn something new is to make the learning process fun. This is why most means to advance your English vocabulary quickly are entertaining. Adding to that list, playing games that have vocabulary learning incorporated into them is excellent.
All you have to do to find good vocabulary games online is to open up Google and search. Thousands will pop up. Choose one that will be the most fun for you, and keep playing the game. If you get bored of one game, switch to another one.
If you want to avoid online games, or if you get bored with them, you can create your vocabulary games offline. Find some new vocabulary words and begin making games. You can make ones such as a memory game, association, Pictionary, and so on.

Make Use of New Words

Only learning the new vocabulary is not enough to advance your vocabulary. You have to make use of the words you are learning. This is mainly to make sure you can use the words in the correct context.
Each day, choose a new word that you want to use that day. When speaking with someone in English, somehow incorporate the word of the day into your sentences and your conversation. This will make it easier for you to use the word without trying hard in the future. Before you know it, your vocabulary will have advanced with these new words.

Surround Yourself with English

Immersing yourself completely into the language you are learning is the most efficient way to advance. Surround yourself with English vocabulary wherever you are. Watch English movies, read English books, visit English-speaking countries, read English newspapers. There are so many ways you can surround yourself with English. Find the best ways for yourself. You will be on your way to more advanced English vocabulary in no time.

ALISTAIR BROWN: As a writing and speaking examiner for more than 10 years, I bring a lot of experience. I have seen the frustrations that students have with IELTS from a career where I have actively guided and corrected students’ studies. I am looking for the most effective ways to teach IELTS as I understand students’ needs.