2 Amazing Tips to Memorize and To Remember English Words

On our Facebook page many of you have asked how to memorize and later how to remember English words.

The solution: READ IN ENGLISH!


This is the most effective way to memorize new words. For example, I have a large vocabulary knowledge in the online marketing field, because I read a lot on the subject. And I don’t read anything else. As a result, my vocabulary is limited.

What can you do? Read online news and blogs. The articles are generally short and concise. You will find many new English words that you haven’t used yet.

Use Google News and the BlogCatalog to find news and blogs.

Visit News In Levels, an amazing website to read the latest news and learn some new English words. Created specifically for English language learners. Or use illustrations on Kaplan’s how to speak English page to learn the basic idioms and phrases.

For those who are learning business English, I recommend reading the Guardian, The Economist, and The NY Times.

When you see a new word add it to Google Translate or install a Google Dictionary in your web browser. Click on the new word twice to see the meaning of the word in English.

The more you see the same words, the more they will remain in your memory and soon you will be able to use them naturally in speech.

How can I learn 4-5 extra words investing the same amount of time and effort?

Visual Thesaurus

Use a Thesaurus. The Thesaurus is a book similar to a dictionary, which gives not the meaning of words, but groups of synonyms (words with similar meanings) and related concepts for words.

For example you type the word “business” and you will be given words such as “commerce”, “exchange”, “trade”, “firm”, etc..

My favorite thesaurus can be found here. But there is the widely-known Cambridge Dictionary too.

If you are a visual type of person like me, you can make great use of visual thesauruses. For example: the Visual Thesaurus or VisuWords.

This is a great way to learn some extra words in the same time. And to dramatically increase your English vocabulary.

Although just by trying to memorize English words, they won’t necessarily remain in your mind. Therefore, it is worth learning how to use flashcards. You can create them yourself or you can download ready-made cards from Quizlet.

Train your brain while commuting to work or with friends and family at home. This way, not only will you learn English, but the people around you will too.

Of course, the very best way to memorize words is to actively use them in speech. Preferably with a native English-speaking teacher.

Read a lot and then practice with a native English speaker here at MyEnglishTeacher.eu, or for free on one of these websites.


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Written by: Anastasia Koltai

Founder of MyEnglishTeacher.eu. Ana is a fan of giving away free and useful materials both for English learners and teachers. In her free time she loves biking and playing with her dog.

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