What distinguishes active from passive vocabulary?
The active vocabulary includes words that you use in speech and writing. For passive vocabulary are words that you will learn in speech and writing and understand their meaning, building on their knowledge (know that the read — read, the prefix re — is the re-action, then reread — read), but do not use themselves. For example, the word talk almost all the asset, and the word communicate — in liabilities. The volume of each stock depends on the level of knowledge of the student.
How to translate a word from a liability into an asset? Here are some ways:
- Write a sentence about what you are interested in at the moment of life, using the word.
- Consciously try to use that word in your home or work in the next lesson.
- Write down all forms of the word and its compatibility with other words, pick up the association.
- While reading Notice the words you want to learn (in this article can help you What does it mean to learn a new word?), Write them together with the proposal.
- Write a short story text including all the words you want to learn.
- And the most important rule — repetition, repetition, repetition (for more on this, see the article Repetition covered — whether and why?) …
In order to make the grammatical structure of the active, you can use the same rules as for the vocabulary.