What do the words repeat, restart, review, and remember all have in common?
They all ask you to do something again.
- Repeat = say something again
- Restart = begin something again
- Review = look at something again
- Remember = think of something again
With all four words, the prefix re- is key. Once you know how to use this prefix, you can use it to make other words that mean, “to do something again,” for example, repaint, reorder, and replace.
Learning to recognize common prefixes and suffixes is one of the best things you can do to build your vocabulary. It will help you guess the meaning of new words while reading, help you use dictionaries better, and help you when you take tests, such as IELTS and TOEFL.
What if I told you there’s a tool that can expand your English vocabulary and improve your writing – and it’s 100% FREE? Would you be interested?
Well, there is such a tool, and it’s called a thesaurus. Learning to use a thesaurus is one of the best things you can do to develop your vocabulary and writing skills.
What A Thesaurus Can Do For You
A thesaurus can add style to your writing and make it more interesting to read. Consider this sentence:
I had a great vacation and did a lot of interesting things.
Is that an interesting sentence? No, not at all. But let’s put a few of these words into the thesaurus and see what comes up:
When it comes to learning a new language, vocabulary is key. But how, exactly, do you learn new words? This article provides some methods you can use.
Reading Is Best
After years of studying how people learn languages, experts have discovered one thing:
The best way to learn vocabulary is by reading!
Think of how you learned new words while you were growing up. You discovered many of them while reading. This is the best way to learn new words when you’re studying a new language. The more you read, the more words you will discover. Not only that, if you read often, you will begin to see the same words again and again, and this will help them become a natural part of your vocabulary.