How do you learn new words and japanese to english? Do you write them out in a dictionary in two columns, along with the translation? Do you make vocabulary cards? Do you highlight with a marker in the text?

All these techniques are well known to both teachers and students. But there are still a huge number of other, unusual and very effective ways to expand your vocabulary. In this article, I would like to talk about 10 of them.

1. Take post-it notes, and start inspecting the apartment, sticking labels with names on all items that you find it difficult to name in English. Think it’s too easy, and you already know everything perfectly? You will be pleasantly (or not so) surprised. A bedside table, a socket, a coffee maker, a door mat, a faucet, a flashlight, a napkin, a tray, as well as a host of other everyday items, the name of which you have never thought about, are waiting for you. And if you are not too lazy and study the shelf with cosmetics, then your vocabulary will be enriched by a few dozen more words.

2. Many of us communicate on thematic forums and are members of various communities. You too? Excellent! Combine the useful with the even more useful, and start visiting similar English-language resources.

3. Do you keep a personal diary, and every evening you describe the events of your day? Just wonderful! Keep doing the same, just try to do it in English.

4. Be sure to read professional literature in a foreign language. At first it may seem that it is very difficult, especially if the level of the language is not yet high. But this is only at the beginning. In fact, as soon as you begin to confidently navigate professional terminology, reading such texts will not be the slightest difficulty. Just read, read, and read. This is absolutely the case when the quantity (of the material read) will necessarily turn into quality (language proficiency).

5. Do you listen to English songs, but don’t really understand the words? But in vain, it is worth finding the text and translating it.

6. Write shopping lists in English. Just don’t look into the online dictionary on your mobile!

7. Wondering what to cook for dinner tonight? Look up the recipe on an English cooking site.

8. Change the settings language of your computer, mobile phone and other gadgets to English.

9. Walk down the street with a notebook, trying to name in English all the objects around you. Something you do not know or have forgotten? Write it down in a notebook and translate it at home. Like point one, this is a deceptively easy task. Pavement, cobblestone, mountain ash, lamppost – do you know exactly the translation of all these words?

10. Do you like to keep abreast of events and read the news daily? Do not neglect English-language news portals. If you are not familiar with socio-political vocabulary, you can first read the news in Russian, and then in English. At the same time, you will learn the point of view of the bourgeois press on events in the world – very interesting, and sometimes quite unexpected.