Tips to jumpstart your English

Hi everyone, today I received a comment from my friend Otávio on the post 14 tips to jumpstart your English, in which he presents an excellent method for improving your English vocabulary.This year I began a course to pass the entrance exam and today I had English class. I think that it is the class that I looked forward to the most each week. In the class of teacher Alex, they told me about a method of study so interesting that I decided to share it with you.

It is the following: You know those notebooks that have letters of the alphabet on the side? Like telephone notebooks, but it is a notebook with lines and everything else. First of all buy it. Then you will make it your personalized dictionary. Each new word that you read or learn, you will enter in the dictionary together with the translation. For example Go. Go to the G section and enter your translation. Then when you learn another word that begins with G, you should do the following: Write this second word below Go (example). When you are finished, read the first word and the second one. When you write the third one, read the first, second and the third, and so on. The beauty of the method is that if you write 50 words, the word Go you will have read at least 49 times, or that is, it will be almost impossible to forget after reading it so many times.

Thanks a lot for your tip, Luiz, I will try it.

Collaborator on the translation: MatPestana and Mary Ziller

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Alessandro Brandão

Alessandro Brandão é coordenador caseiro do English Experts e do Fórum de idiomas. Trabalha também em projetos na área de Comércio Eletrônico e Ensino a Distância (EaD).

2 comentários

  • 11/12/07  
    Joao Maria H. Fonseca diz: 1

    Hi folks,
    that is an outstanding idea. I already got a binder and will make a three punch hole a get the index alphabet and start to my phrasal Verbs lista. thank you ever so much

  • 31/12/07  
    Fernando Fonseca diz: 2

    Hi Guys,

    I am a english beginner and want to improve my english skills as soon as i can.
    Happy new year .