To master one or another language, you need to remember a certain number of words of the language and the rules of their joint use. Thus, in the future construction of our English-language speech. With the rules of using all sort of understandable. There is a list of instructions, when and what to combine and how to apply it. Of course, the English language — the language of exceptions. Sometimes it seems that it is their, exceptions more than the rules themselves. But, nonetheless, you can try to remember the rules. You can not say about the vocabulary of the English language.
No, I do not want to say that it is impossible to learn English words. It is possible, and a lot. The question is, how do you teach them that they are not eroded from the head of a week, and stayed there a long time, but most importantly, surfaced at the right time, when we want to write something or to say in English? There is planned a small problem. That’s why we can be so hard to say, and how many words we know in English, and how does the level of English language own.
For example, we are familiar with a certain number of English words, but we deliberately want to expand or enhance our active and passive vocabulary. How to do it? I am sure that almost everyone tried this method, and I too, at one time: simply open the dictionary and read the dictionary entry for the selected word, try to remember it. Well, once it may seem that you are able to learn more than a dozen words a day. But I can assure you, and those who tried to teach because the words confirm that this method is completely hopeless. There is nothing more boring rote learning of words from the dictionary. And a couple of days in your head is such a mess that you will hardly remember that studying the night before. Little chance to give him, which by their interpretation and their uniqueness, just stick in the memory. For example, I still remember met up in the dictionary the verb to elope, which translates as «to escape with her lover.» And despite the fact that I had nowhere and never used. Here’s a romantic nature!
I hope I have convinced you that it’s not necessary to learn English words. What to do? Let’s agree that we teach English words effectively. You may ask, how many words you need to remember to communicate in English? The exact answer I can not give you. But this is clearly not the tens of thousands of words. There is a certain stratum of vocabulary of the English language, which is called the frequency. Knowing most of the most common words, you can always find out what you do not understand or explain something that does not catch your partner. Read the article, «How many words in the English language» and you will find out what the desired amount of vocabulary of that language for normal communication and perception of English vocabulary.
As we learn the English words?
When we teach English words, we adhere to the following principles. Few know only a word or its dictionary meaning. Pay attention to the words with which this concept is combined or used. Note what part of speech in the English language is the word, and what has the grammatical characteristics. Be sure to remember its pronunciation. Try to learn words not in isolation but in phrases and sentences. So you can at the right time to remove the word from his memory and to use for its intended purpose. If you store the adjectives, discharge them and nouns with which they are used. If you are learning verbs, nouns certainly consider that they are supplemented as needed. Be very careful with all sorts of excuses, as they later will index your literate speech. And, of course, a beautiful model the pronunciation of the studied words you.
Let’s look at an example of how we teach English words. Take a word from the dictionary teach — teach. We note that it is a verb, to the same wrong. We write its three forms: teach — taught — taught. Remember the expression «to teach someone to do something» (to teach someone to do something) and «teach English» (to teach English to somebody). Do not get round and phraseological units «punish anybody» (to teach somebody a lesson). How will we use this word in the speech? And, for example, as follows:
She teaches French to foreigners. — She has been teaching French to foreigners.
Or let’s look at the word weather, which can be translated differently depending on the parts of speech. If it is a noun, then take the «weather»; If the verb — «to survive, to survive»; and if the adjective — «weather, weather.» We must know that the word «weather» is an uncountable noun. Note the adjectives that are used with these words: bad / good / cold / dry / hot / stormy / warm / wet / etc. Weather. It is widely used phrase weather forecast — weather forecast. Let phraseologism and make heavy weather of something — to inflate out of molehills. And, of course, consider the use of the word at least in one sentence:
The weather in the mountains can change very quickly. — The weather conditions in the mountains can change quite quickly.
As we can see, with every word you need to work and spend it not so little time. But this study will give you a long-term effect and act as a guarantor of your English-language speech never let you down. Learn English words correctly!