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Learn 1 simple method to increase your vocabulary. This is the 3R technique. Also see - MOST COMMON MISTAKES IN ENGLISH & HOW TO AVOID THEM: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Dax90QyXgI&list=PLmwr9polMHwsR35rD9spEhjFUFa7QblF9 For more FREE English lessons, SUBSCRIBE to this channel. Transcript: Hello and welcome. In this lesson, I’m going to teach you 1 simple method that you can use to increase your vocabulary. This is the technique that I teach my students, and this is also what I use personally to learn new words – so I know that this works. So what is this technique? Well, it’s the 3R method. It’s called 3R because there are three steps: Read, Record and Review. I will show you how to do all three of these correctly to get the best results. So let’s talk about the first step: Read. If there’s one secret to building your vocabulary, it’s reading. There is simply no better way. You should aim to read for an hour per day. If that’s difficult, do at least half an hour, i.e. 30 minutes but one hour per day will give you the most benefit. Now I’m not talking about reading the newspaper or studying textbooks. That kind of reading is good but it’s not the best way to learn new words. For that, you need to read what is interesting. So here’s an idea: pick something that you’re really interested in. Like sports, movies, music, cars, fitness, fashion, electronics etc. - whatever you feel passionate about. Then find material that you will enjoy reading. Some great examples are magazines, novels, short stories or biographies related to your topic. And don’t forget the internet – one of my favorite places for reading online is Wikipedia. There are millions of articles on this site and whatever your topic of interest is, you can go on Wikipedia and find articles to read. Now, there’s something really important. When you read (whether it’s books or online material), there will be many words that are difficult – that you don’t understand. But don’t look up every single one of these in a dictionary. Because that will distract you and make you bored. Instead, your focus should be to just understand the overall idea of what you are reading. For any difficult words, try to guess the meaning from the surrounding information. If you cannot, mark them with a pencil, or write them down and you can come back to them after you finish reading. After you have finished reading, you move on to step 2 – record. This is where you collect new words. So now, you go back to the text you read and find words to learn – there are two types of words that you can learn – unknown words (words that you don’t know), and inactive words (these are words that you have seen before but you’re not sure how to use). Aim to collect about 5-10 new words every day. Once you have the words, you’re going to note them down in a notebook, on your computer (in a Microsoft Word or Excel file) or even your smartphone (there are many apps that will let you save and learn vocabulary). Start by taking your first word and look it up in a dictionary. I personally prefer to use online dictionaries like Cambridge, Oxford or Merriam-Webster. And now, you can start to record the word. Let’s look at the best way to do that. In your notebook or file, first write the word - let’s say ‘creative’ is the word you’re learning. From your dictionary, you should then write what part of speech it is (that is, whether it’s a noun, verb, adjective, adverb etc.). This word is an adjective. Then you write its definition – ‘creative’ means ‘having the ability to produce original ideas’ - it can describe people or activities. Then you note any example sentences that you can find or you can make sentences of your own. Here are a couple of examples: “Frank Zappa was a highly creative musician.” “Children enjoy doing creative activities.” Along with this, you should also note down the correct pronunciation of the word in phonetic symbols. This word is pronounced /kri ˈeɪ.tɪv/. There are three syllables – /kri/, /eɪ/, and /tɪv/ with the stress on /eɪ/ – /kriˈeɪ.tɪv/. You might not know these symbols very well, that’s OK. With the dictionary, practice the correct pronunciation a few times, then copy the symbols. Over time, you will become comfortable with them. It’s also a good idea to make a note of the reference – that is, where you learned the word: which book, website etc. Because, later, when you are reviewing the word, you can more easily recall where you saw it, and you can also go to the same website or book if you want to check how it’s used. You should also try to find and note down the different forms of the word. For example, we said that the word ‘creative’ is an adjective. But it has other forms too.
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Learn English Lab (9 months ago)
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Technical Workers (6 months ago)
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Md Mubasshir (2 days ago)
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Banupriya R (3 days ago)
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Mohammed Wahab (3 days ago)
Hi ganesh sir, Awesome video, i am using Anki flash cards for learning vocabulary, even though i have learnt lot of new words, i am not able to utilize them, my anki flash card have word definition, Example sentence and image, but i do not have verb form, since i am very poor in grammar i am not able to figure out what form of word is it, i started learning from basic, already i watched your Tenses video, appreciate if you can make a basic grammar video.
Feedor Gogolev (4 days ago)
I've discovered this method by myself, so glad that it's now approved by professional teacher!
Mohamed Abshir Mualim (4 days ago)
Thnks teacher 👨‍🏫 u changed my attitude ❤️❤️
Furqan Ahmed (5 days ago)
I would really appreciate the lecture and the way of teaching by Mr, Ganesh to make things understand. Reading is no doubt a very good method of learning and improving vocabulary for daily usage regular words reading newspaper daily also can be helpful, Thank you.
Thank you
saki rezwana (6 days ago)
Sir do u make a full vedio clip for ielts
Nmoha Nasir (6 days ago)
Thank you my costly teacher
hishasgermania (7 days ago)
smart thank you
Thank you sir
笹原嵐 (8 days ago)
This is a great video. So comprehensive in addressing most problems with memorizing new vocabulary. Although, I'd like to add (and this goes to my fellow introverts), try to socialize and converse with others more frequently. This is especially advantageous for those who want to learn new words and practice them.
zoohaan (10 days ago)
You look like "Umair" he live in our street, till now I'll call him Ganesh: ) btw good Teacher ypu are sir:)
kiko solo (12 days ago)
Very beneficial
Mukesh Kumar (15 days ago)
Which accent should Ilearn British or Indian?
Ravikiran Takale (17 days ago)
Very useful method you told for improve vocabulary..Thank you much sir
Anil Thakur (18 days ago)
sir your English is too good.
Abhijit Das (20 days ago)
Sir please make a video on the use Of so, too and very
Selvam M (22 days ago)
Nice Video!!!
Anita Pandey (22 days ago)
Awesome idea.thanx
rahul Sharma (23 days ago)
I can read and understand any article but unable to speak with fluency. I hve to think before speak ing
Funny Rafsan (23 days ago)
Great sir
ninjus niranjana (25 days ago)
Could you please give some tips on essay writing?
Dany Glover Jackson (26 days ago)
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Gulzeb Ansari (26 days ago)
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Thanalakshmi Gopal (1 month ago)
Tq.. ❤
Hello India Hi dosto (1 month ago)
Killer techniques, you are teaching you are best.
Satish Kayada (1 month ago)
You are given good knowledge to others. Thank you very much for your efforts.
pavithra devi (1 month ago)
Hi sir.am some how good in english. But i have some hesitations. How to avoid thatt?
Selvi Selvam (1 month ago)
Thankyou so much,sir
laxmi interprises (1 month ago)
Yaa... U r lesson very useful. I follow ur teaching.. I think vocabulary is very important..
Dinesh Dixit (1 month ago)
Sir i am new and my grammar ia so weak plzz reply how make grammar strong
kartik joshi (1 month ago)
Plz make something about mnemonic and how it is to be done??...This is simple and useful
Miguel Quintero (1 month ago)
I loved it... great teacher
Gunay Milletova (1 month ago)
Very useful thanks a bunch.
Mari Barbosa (1 month ago)
Ratna Chaitanya (1 month ago)
Good evening sir, how to improve speaking skills without searching words
soultrail7 (1 month ago)
The best app for learning new words is Anymemo, some also prefer Anki.
noor khan (1 month ago)
thanks sir
Muhammad Raza (1 month ago)
Lovely!! Exactly what I was looking for my kids but it actually helped me as well. It is packed with good ideas and teaching style is focused and great.
Ilsa Rajput (1 month ago)
Matilda 141516 (1 month ago)
Shall you do the record thing in your native language or in English? I mean when you write the definition of the Word?
Matilda 141516 (1 month ago)
srihari raju (1 month ago)
Wonderful lecture easy to learn and understand from your videos sir, Thank you .....
Sandra Carli (1 month ago)
Has anyone found a good app to build up flash cards and also to flip them?
Giteshsingh Rajput (1 month ago)
Sir suggest something about general English writing for upsc main examination thank you
rafi islam (1 month ago)
I am so much weak in speaking English. how to improve speaking English language.
Learn English Lab (1 month ago)
Take a look at my fluency development lessons here - *How to Become Fluent:* https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLmwr9polMHwsI6vWZkm3W_VE7cWtYVjix
Deepak jarodia (1 month ago)
Sir.i m.new on ur channel.and i m beginner so plz tell me that how can i improve my english for civil exams and to communicate with people..sir plz reply..m.waiti g for ur reply
Learn English Lab (1 month ago)
Hi Deepak, take a look at my fluency development lessons - *How to Become Fluent:* https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLmwr9polMHwsI6vWZkm3W_VE7cWtYVjix
Himanshu Baghel (1 month ago)
sir ,I am preparing upsc exam so, i want you are suggest me any book of english grammar or any website
Kashmir Singh (1 month ago)
Thanks sir and keep it up
Tufail Khan (1 month ago)
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sanjith innovative (1 month ago)
That is informed that you its very useful ur videos nd den ur language , way of pronounces was good am learn lot of things for this one.tq u sir.
Khadija Ettayab (1 month ago)
thank you .I like your videos there are useful and I will use this 3R method to improve my vocabulary .
Anshul Jain (1 month ago)
Thanks sir
Sobia Afroze (1 month ago)
Thank u so much sir I really love your accent sir please make a video on how to speak fluently ...
Maysara Ali (1 month ago)
I have never seen such a talented, creative and organized person like you. big fan!
Saucy Dev (1 month ago)
That's lit!
PALAKA PADMA (1 month ago)
Really these videos are awesome for learners. I request you create some more videos on communication
Duc Nguyen Anh (2 months ago)
Great...that's perfect
Kasun Jeewantha (2 months ago)
Sir.You have so many videos in your channel about english language techniques, As a srilankan i have best confident of your teaching. Make the video,how to become a verb to noun.
Yaseen Najar (2 months ago)
Thanku my great guide..
Mahesh Royal (2 months ago)
I interested your speeches
Murat Bilgin (2 months ago)
That's a very useful lesson sir, thank you so much...see you
Hùng Phạm (2 months ago)
you are a good teacher
Annie Siu (2 months ago)
I like it!
today i am very happy , i am from india as well as i have learnt lots if things from your video. if i know your 3R english formula is good for me as for as all students. i am very gald to you sir
Reddy Babu (2 months ago)
Keep doing . Its very nice
Anshika Gupta (2 months ago)
very NYC sir thnkuu for this video
Wyclif Guedes (2 months ago)
Thank you very much for the wonderful tips!! You’re great!! The best one!!
safoofa (2 months ago)
You have very good english and I love the way you explain things. You should replace my english teacher :3
berpas (2 months ago)
I'll try this method for my vocabulary learning. Great video!
Julio Vega (2 months ago)
Definitely, I'm and lot people proud of you for you system thank for help to everybody,I'm sharing with my friends
krishna veni (2 months ago)
sir hats off to u... Though my medium of instruction was English still I lacked some knowledge. but u wiped off everything. keep going sir with many more information in English
krish maheswari (2 months ago)
Sir, should I need to learn any new word's synonyms and antonyms.. Or should I only focus on the main word.. Sir , your video was awesome.. Please reply..
Learn English Lab (2 months ago)
Learning synonyms and antonyms is a great idea. I talk about that in this lesson - *How to Build a POWERFUL Vocabulary - LIVE Workshop Replay:* https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rn5vzzguNyQ
The Sharkey (2 months ago)
I'm new in channel where should i start.?
The Sharkey (2 months ago)
Thanks sir.. I'm glad to get a reply from you 😊
Learn English Lab (2 months ago)
Take a look at some of my playlists - *Playlists:* https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCImiNBzWUNuHBm95F8SyMYA/playlists
mainhindusthani (2 months ago)
Thanks you for your interesting and informative class. Are you running any institute ? If it's so please tell me the address.
Learn English Lab (2 months ago)
Not at the moment, but I'll be sure to let you know through the channel if I start one.
Muhammad IrFan (2 months ago)
THANKS a lot for such a nice lec..
K sundaray (2 months ago)
Thank you soo much sir
Aakanksha Sharma (2 months ago)
Sir Hindi me padhiye
Diva Alicia H (3 months ago)
Love your way of teaching English well done
chedup lepcha (3 months ago)
yr accent and teaching techniques are just amazing sir
super star (3 months ago)
you're the best sir 👍❤
kamihe tjiho (3 months ago)
Very clever
osman özütemiz (3 months ago)
Your pronouncation awesome!!
Rocio Koch (3 months ago)
This video is really interesting. I can't thank enough!
Abdul Malik Khan (3 months ago)
Thomas Demessie (3 months ago)
hay I am very Intersting to develop english Language but I forget the Day to day vocabllary wich method beter than me please contact me
Learn English Lab (3 months ago)
Take a look at these lessons: *1 Simple Method to Build a Powerful Vocabulary:* https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cJkNIU_dVaA&list=PLmwr9polMHwtPulG3q4SrSNIZzlJl2gXf *How to Build a POWERFUL Vocabulary - LIVE Workshop Replay:* https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rn5vzzguNyQ
Abid Khan (3 months ago)
Great idea.... thanks sir
Jane huang (3 months ago)
good method .thanks
Prafulla sahu (3 months ago)
U r my favourite sir..... today I promised to learn new words through the methods u mentioned ....love u sir
Arvind Raghav (3 months ago)
sir , where is your coaching institute ?
Dileep Kothari (3 months ago)
Sathish Idumalla (3 months ago)
tanq u sir... I have seen many videos but it is best video
Shravni Shravs (3 months ago)
u really great sir
daniel sanchez martin (3 months ago)
Congratulations, you have the best channel of english at youtube.
Joanna (3 months ago)
Awesome idea !
Anant Sharma (3 months ago)
Read, Write and Review. Read, Revise and Review. Read, Reuse and Review. Read, Record and Review. Use new-words in a convo with a friend or yourself. "USE" THEM IN ANY WAY YOU LIKE.
Marco Piçho (3 months ago)
Thanks!!! very helpfully ,May God bless you.

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