Hi again, welcome back to engvid.com, I'm Adam, today's lesson is meant to show you ways of increasing your vocabulary.
I know some of the other teachers on engvid.com have done these lessons.
I just want to throw my two cents in if you know what that means, is I want to give my own piece of advice.
I have a few ideas for you, we are going to start with these, we're going to look at a few others more practical ones as well.
The most important thing that you can do to increase your vocabulary is read, read a lot.
What should you read? Anything and everything.
But the most important thing is read what you are interested in, okay?
If you like sports, read a sports magazine.
If you like movies, read a movie magazine, even better read the script of the movie.
If the movie is based on a novel, read the novel.
For example, recently the movie Life of Pi was very famous in the theaters.
It's based on a novel, read the novel, it's a pretty good book.
My favorite movie Shawshank Redemption, based on a novella by Stephen King.
Read it, best way to increase your vocabulary.
Also don't just learn new words and try to remember them.
Write, write a lot, use the words you're learning, right?
Every time you learn a new word, you should have a notebook with you all the time anyway.
Write the word in a sentence, but not just any sentence, make sure that the sentence clearly shows that you know the meaning of the word, okay?
So let's... for example, I know everybody knows this word but... "beautiful", everybody knows this word, but let's say it's a new word for you.
Don't write "The sky is beautiful", it doesn't tell me anything about the word "beautiful".
不要光写个"The sky is beautiful"，这个句子并没有告诉我任何关于单词"beautiful"的信息。
The sky is also blue, does beautiful mean blue?
No, make sure you're using something.
I love to see a beautiful sky that has pretty clouds and sunshine and a nice color, nice shade of blue, because it makes me feel happy.
比如：I love to see a beautiful sky that has pretty clouds and sunshine and a nice color, nice shade of blue, because it makes me feel happy.（我喜欢看这片有着漂亮的云彩、阳光和好看的颜色、好看的蓝色的美丽天空，因为它让我觉得很开心。）
Not the best example, it's a very long sentence but you get my idea.