How To Improve Your Vocabulary In 30 Days

Make use of new words

Learning new words will not advance your vocabulary if you do not make use of these words. Set a goal of using a new term at least three times in conversation or writing once you learn it in order to improve your vocabulary. Using the word will imprint it further in your memory, and it will morph into your vocabulary. Adding new words to your vocabulary will enrich them within thirty days.

Read every single day

No doubt, reading one of the best ways to improve your vocabulary. Books contain hundreds of words that are not in our everyday vocabulary. In addition, seeing these words in use will inspire you to use them in your writings and conversations. 

Improve Your Vocabulary: Keep a thesaurus closeby

As you may know, thesauruses contain synonyms of words you already know. If you notice you are using the same simple word too often and want a change that may also be an improvement, you may look up synonyms to that word. Synonyms can be words that are more creative or complex. Associated new terms with the ones you already know will make it easier for you to merge them into your vocabulary and begin using them.

Learn everyday vocabulary

Enhancing your everyday vocabulary is the easiest way to learn new words. Learn words that you can use in everyday conversations with friends. Since you will use these words often, you will incorporate them into your vocabulary.

Learn new words each day

Your vocabulary will improve faster if you learn new words more often. Challenge yourself to learn a few new words each day. Practice the use of these words using methods we listed here. The more words you learn, the richer your vocabulary will be.

A dictionary is your best friend

Of course, you will not know what each word means when trying to advance your vocabulary. Whether new words appear while you are reading, listening to others, and watching the news, you should use a dictionary to understand the meaning of the word. Only then will you be able to use the word yourself.

Improve Your Vocabulary: Play word games

This method will especially help if you are a hands-on learner. Learn new words in a fun environment such as through word games. Putting an exciting spin on learning will motivate your brain to capture new words better.

DIY vocabulary tests

Memorization of new words may be a method that is useful for you. Learning new words and their definition to prepare for a vocabulary test may push your brain to grasp the words better. If you find this helpful, design your own vocabulary tests in the form of flashcards, small quizzes, or any other exciting way you can think of.

Edit your writing yourself

When you finish a piece of writing, instead of handing it off to someone to edit, try doing it yourself. Going back to take a look at your essay may help you notice your own vocabulary mistakes. Take the time to swap words used often for synonyms. This method will help you use these synonyms in your future writing.

Improve Your Vocabulary: Find a partner

Using your new vocabulary in conversation is quite an excellent way to make it stick in your brain. Find a partner that you can practice conversing with using new words. Also, you may exchange letters with your partner. Having a penpal will help enhance your writing vocabulary. When your partner writes back to you using different words, you will incorporate their vocabulary into your own, further improving your vocabulary.

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.