We can all build our vocabulary, whether we’re native English speakers or not.
Here is one way you can improve your vocabulary the next time you are reading in English and don’t know advanced vocabulary.
As a native English-speaker, I too must learn new vocabulary every time I read a new book. This is especially the case for me when I read medical or scientific articles, but sometimes I find it with short stories by writers whose style is very sophisticated. Similarly, non-native English-speakers must always seek to increase the vocabulary count in the memory bank as much as possible to become a better writer in the future. A richer vocabulary allows you more flexibility during communication (either orally or in in written form). Here are a few recommendations for anyone (native, and non-native) to build their vocabulary.
When you are reading, underline or circle any unfamiliar words you come across. Do not look for the word in the dictionary immediately…
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