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Mind Maps - How to learn vocabulary quickly, easily, and permanently

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Do you want to remember your new English vocabulary? Would you like to remember not only what words mean but how to use them and NEVER forget them? Well, here is the method used by some of the greatest minds in history, like Einstein and Galileo. Watch the class and become an English vocabulary champion! http://www.engvid.com/mind-maps-how-to-learn-vocabulary/ TRANSCRIPT Okay, so take the bus here, then, the train. Get a ticket -- hi. James, from EngVid. Ever tried finding a place or going to a new country, looking at the subway or transportation maps to get from one place to another? If you look at those things, they're called maps, right? It will tell you what the city looks like, where you can get a bus at what time. But basically, it tells you what something looks like, and it gives you a picture of it. And it may not be an exact picture, but it's generally a picture you can work with. One you can go, "Okay, I'm here, and I want to get here, and that's how I'll do it." Maps are very effective and very efficient, right? Now, "effective" means they get the job done, and "efficient", they do it in a quick way. Why am I talking about maps? In many of the videos I do, you'll see what I call mind maps. I may not have called them mind maps, but that's what they are. A "mind map" is a device or a tool that we use to help us understand something and memorize it. I primarily -- and "primarily" means "mostly" -- use it for vocabulary, but you could use it for grammar; you could use it for learning an entire topic in a foreign language, and in this case, it's English. What I want to do today is explain what it is. For those students who have a problem thinking it's different or confusing, I want to break it down or break it into smaller parts so you can see it, understand it, and then use it yourself in studying English. You like that? Let's go to the board. I'm looking for Mr. E. And here he is. You are here. He's here on a map, but I don't know where, and I want to get to there. So I'm going to use this to help me figure out where he is. And we're going to use mind maps now to learn how to work with our English. The first thing you have to understand about a mind map is -- think about getting engaged. [Sings] I know. That's the theme from Star Wars, the Death Star. That's how I look at marriage. Sorry, ladies. I'm just joking. But "engage" means to bring things together. When we use mind maps, we use them to take all these thoughts we have in our heads which can be very confusing, and we want to organize them and make it a nice way to follow like a highway, right? A road you drive through. We're going to organize so you know exactly where to drive and it's nice and smooth. So the mind map helps you because it takes you -- it takes what's in your head, and it shows you, "This is what I know. This is what I understand. And I'm going to put it on a paper so I can put it out there and know what's inside my head." And once it's outside of my head, I can start moving it. Because sometimes, when information is in your head, it's confusing. It just moves all around. And we want to make it nice and straight and easy to look at. A mind map helps with that, with organization. In a second I'm going to explain -- because this is a simple mind map -- but I'm actually using a mind map to explain my maps. Woo! Woo! Okay. So we want to -- it helps us think through, but it also helps us engage. Because it's my information, I'm putting it down, I'm engaged, which means I'm part of the process, like "engagement", "part of". And I'm working through it, okay? So you take it out of your head, put it down, and you're engaged. This also helps with memory. And you're going to see me keep mentioning memory again and again. Because part of what I promised is you will learn the language -- the new vocabulary when you use this -- you can learn language and remember it permanently. Well, this is the first part of helping with that memory -- getting it out of your head, on paper, helps you with repetition. Looking at what you know because if you know it, it's in your memory already.
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M Ibrahim (14 days ago)
And I'm not buying that love, lmao.
Jackie (1 month ago)
I love how you paraphrase and thoroughly explain everything! Great sense of humor!💝
Ia Chauhan (1 month ago)
What was that
Sev S (1 month ago)
Didn't understand the process.
Renaissance Girl (2 months ago)
He resembles Burr from Hamilton lmao
HASSANI ABDOU-LLAH (3 months ago)
Much Thanks
Adriano Alves (3 months ago)
I love this Channel and I learn with your methods
Ibrahim Bassa (3 months ago)
Best teacher ever!
Valeria Boldyreva (5 months ago)
You are really genius!Your lessons are incredible
ALAN (4 months ago)
really,
fatima addala (6 months ago)
you are my best teacher ,,, thanks
mahesh mahesh (6 months ago)
you really great man
Dominik Bocheński (7 months ago)
Such a big joker! High 5 bro.
Mqdad Taha (8 months ago)
really you are the best , thank you a lot .
Lucas Moreira (8 months ago)
Thanks!
Kim's Kim (9 months ago)
Engvid book? Where i can get an copy?
Bryan Osbourne (9 months ago)
This could be applied to any field. Brilliant concept and excellent instruction. Thank you.
Ankhzaya Az (9 months ago)
hello, thank you so much for giving systematic and the best knowledge about learning english
Jardel Costa (9 months ago)
I love your videos, because you're the best. Tks so much 💕
Zee X (10 months ago)
You are brilliant James
Trương Quang Duy (11 months ago)
Thanks you. It's very helpful and iam from vietnam
Dorzho Rinchinov (11 months ago)
Almost all of his videos is with mind maps. cool!
Dorzho Rinchinov (11 months ago)
genius!!!))))
Ruun Muuse (11 months ago)
thanks for this video
Hysterical Outrage (11 months ago)
Man! I love you! You're a great teacher!
souhila ferkad (1 year ago)
Thanks a lot
Franco Gerónimo (1 year ago)
You are amazing! jajaja.
Cortessen (1 year ago)
amazing.
Gerusa de souza (1 year ago)
You are great!!!
imdar assyatir (1 year ago)
woooww, thanks to the great idea to can remember the long time that vocabolary with mind map , it'so great idea , thanks from indonesia
Paranoid Android (1 year ago)
His "not so obvious" words explanations are priceless. 03:09
Alisvolare (1 year ago)
Excellent teacher!<3
Rony Zelaya (1 year ago)
Somebody who wants to talk in with me English?
Rony Zelaya (1 year ago)
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Ava Fox (1 year ago)
Rony Zelaya I can :)
I understan him. He's a genious..
Shomari Bratchett (1 year ago)
He looks like genisis sunfire jericho
duygu yuksel (1 year ago)
James İ really love your lessons.They are very useful.Thanks for your effort.Greetings from İstanbul bye.
Larissa Star (1 year ago)
Hello Girls! Is there any girl who wants practise English conversation with me from Whatsap? Please if you want add my whatsap: 5511 993626031 I'll waiting for you. I'm not a crazy and bad person. Please only girls
Tania Helena (8 months ago)
Larissa Star I need Pratice too ... if you want yet ... I'm here !
Larissa Star ..hello where are you from?
joel jorge (1 year ago)
Larissa Star why only girls??
Bethany M (1 year ago)
Larissa Star why only girls if you're not a perv😂
John Bryan (1 year ago)
Dude!! I wish you were my teacher in high school! If you actually were? I wouldn't be getting hit in the head for a living lol
Stella A (1 year ago)
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AntoP Sant (1 year ago)
SUBTITLES PLEASE. I'M BRAZILIAN. THANKS
Daniel Almeida (1 year ago)
Irmão, se ligue. No botão "detalhes" (é onde vc escolhe a resolução) fica a opção de legendas. lá mesmo você coloca pra traduzir. abraço
wells the grey (1 year ago)
but not that smart kkkkk
wells the grey (1 year ago)
now i feel like sherlock holmes
despna n (1 year ago)
3:06 Hahah uu .. Uuuuh
l listened alot of lecture about this subject but untel now i don't find efective manner
Odette Dsilva (1 year ago)
Hi James, How can I do online classes with you.
Junior Ncube (1 year ago)
wtf is this dude on about
DOTA player (1 year ago)
I recently noticed that a lot of black people like you have awesome voice
nice
Seb Bervoets (1 year ago)
That's a great one for sure! James, could you make a video with a real example of mind map for vocabulary? Thank you
janhavi (1 year ago)
I love your classes!!! Thank you so much for uploading them. It is helping me big time :D
Brantley May (2 years ago)
I'm sorry, I don't get it. An example with a word would have been nice. I learn well after seeing an example. I know what he means, but I don't know how to put it into action. Is he saying literally write the word physically on a piece of paper, with colored pencils and curvy lines? Or just imagine it? I don't get it...
Suzana Omosh (1 year ago)
Brantley May this is what I have been waiting for the video
Aditya Sarjak Kantha (2 years ago)
@JamesESL English Lessons (engVid)) can you give an example to make it easier to understand.
The One Sock Gamer (2 years ago)
11:00 lol
N!Shu7777777 (2 years ago)
you are like a stealth troll master..& drake owes you money!!?? WTH??haha..nice lesson by the way..
Thania De Batista (2 years ago)
I love your lessons! Thanks!
tamago (2 years ago)
What does he know about English? He ain't English he's from africa
cesar gomez (1 year ago)
what a horse's ass!!
+FrozenBananasYo Well he speaks native English and can teach, what is the problem??
Joseph Son (2 years ago)
So what?
Victoriya Ryabko (2 years ago)
James you are very cute english teacher! I am in love with you) I am listening to you but can't focus what you are saying)
Hysterical Outrage (11 months ago)
Yes! He is!
Ace Vlogs (2 years ago)
this comment will get lots of comments for no reason
cliø Howlter (1 year ago)
no
Marco Mejia (2 years ago)
you're awesone thankssss
Karin N (2 years ago)
GREAT Associations.
Xuan Thuan Tran (2 years ago)
You're a great teacher! It's a very useful clip for me. Thank you!
DigitalMadhouse (2 years ago)
lookin like michael strathan with that missing tooth
hien duong (2 years ago)
thank you for sharing
Trương Quang Duy (11 months ago)
Việt Nam ?
Li Antonio (2 years ago)
DUDE, YOU ARE AWESOME
kimberly route (2 years ago)
OMG. My brain is wondering off on a vacation. Get to the point you make it hard to stay focus on what you are saying.
Sabrina Ziółkowska (2 years ago)
Great video!
Nguyễn Doanh Đông (2 years ago)
Just Thank you :D
Cleona Patterson (2 years ago)
Thank you, a very useful study tip for my online students.
Nishant Gupta (2 years ago)
Nice vid.
langu English - German (2 years ago)
Please don´t stop creating videos!!! You are my favorite english teacher!!!
Vanessa Marie (2 years ago)
He said ''Started from the bottom now we're here, Drake now you owe me money'' lmfao
If Hollywood find out you. You probably will be the next  Eddie Murphy. You are really funy and good teacher. Thanks for the videos.
Abdulqader Thabit (2 years ago)
Nice watch u wear Mr.James !
Ahsonli (2 years ago)
His explanation is great.
TALK English Schools (2 years ago)
Great tips to remember words and their meanings from James!
Andres Ortegon (2 years ago)
theacher you are a genius !! thanks for all your videos. I would like to meet people for practice my english thanks everyone.
Natalie Menniges (3 years ago)
OMGT STAR WARS WEDDING YES PLEASE!!!
fiona bisonia (3 years ago)
i love your video its helping me alot to improve my english language thanx so much sir :-)
KesseJaee Vlogs (3 years ago)
Lol drake you owe me money
thank you.
Andres Yan (3 years ago)
hi, MR James please help me how to do an activity with mind maps in a classroom
Sharon (3 years ago)
You are not doing it because it's your job, but you are doing it because you like to help others. You make it so easy to understand. I love your videos! Thanks a lot James!
Loc To (3 years ago)
Hi Jame! Nice to meet you! Could you give me some exercise to work. I would like to improve my English.
Alexander Maverick (3 years ago)
"Drake you owe me money" He said that with such a serious face loool
Xuân Vinh Nguyễn (3 years ago)
James! I feel like... you love to draw worm instead of human. Oh your worm is absolutely cute! Love that
Mahmoud H (3 years ago)
hi every body =, i need help for learning english at list speaking i have 3 months in san jose my language very weak when i hearing people i can't understand them what saying there group or teach in san jose i can contact with him. thx  
RAZACHATI09 (3 years ago)
prettie smart
Aris Tarkos (3 years ago)
James, you are awesome!
Ready2blaze (3 years ago)
Little Disappointed . I thought I would get to know how to use mindmaps to learn and memorize english vocab. But all you are showing is Buzanal Mindmapping and it's salient features. :\ . Though good video.
Ready2blaze (3 years ago)
this really..helped :) atleast it sounded right :) +Raphaela Hwang  i appreciate u gave ur time  . added as a friend :D  lol
Raphaela Hwang (3 years ago)
But see, he mentioned how you put a word (here money) in the middle, which you associate with other things (here love, hard work, time). You write those down around the word money and connect it with branches. What do you associate with love? Hearts, marriage, dates? Write those things down and connect it with branches. You can go on like this forever. Do this in a language you know and put the word in your language below the foreign word you want to memorize!! I hope this helped. :)
Marco Campos (3 years ago)
Fun and usefull lessons. Thanks teacher!
Paulo Roberto (3 years ago)
thank you Mr. James  this tip helped me  a lot.
Nikae (3 years ago)
you are great:) this is so fun before i found your channel i did not know that learning could be this fun. do you have a video on how to answer comprehension questions? i was looking but i did not see one.  
Arisha (3 years ago)
Thank you, thank you sooo much for your great piece of work!!!!!
Michelle S (3 years ago)
You're the best!
Ala'a Eddin Al-Qadi (3 years ago)
Thank you very much James,Really helpful!
Krutika's World (3 years ago)
Thank you James!
vrushali mainkar (3 years ago)
Mind blowing.But what we liked more is the sense of humour and the timing.
combatpainter (3 years ago)
The board should start blank, like with a mind map. Teacher should then fill in as he explains the lesson. This is all backwards and confusing. You took something simple and made it complicated. Thanks.
Lucas Santos Ribeiro (3 years ago)
Is that working for left-hand people also?...
Jorge Rodriguez Russil (3 years ago)
Excelllent !!!! 
sunil sai (3 years ago)
Thanks for uploading this wonderful Video! I was poor in english and all used to laugh at me, but I did 2 things 1) learned a lot from this Video 2) used "iVocab" mobile app by lokesh Now, I speak good sentences and I am happy with myself?

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