“What’s the best way to learn new English vocabulary?”
My students ask me this question so often! The answer is practice. But what type of practice is best? Wouldn’t it be great to learn and practice new vocabulary in the most effective way, so you can feel confident that you’re learning as quickly as possible? Right now, I’m learning Spanish so I’m just as interested as you are to find the right answer to this question! To successfully learn new vocabulary, you need to create good study habits, keep it interesting and make it fun! The truth is, we all learn differently. So I’ve made a list of different tools and techniques that you can use to improve your vocabulary (in the way that works best for you)!
1. Don't learn individual words on their own! Learn words in groups that they are commonly used in.
Have you heard of collocations? A collocation is two or more words that are often said together. They just ‘sound right' together because native English speakers use them together often. Have you ever heard a native speaker tell you “well… you could say that, I guess… But it doesn’t sound right (it doesn’t sound natural).” By learning words together, you’ll quickly start to understand which words ‘sound right' together. You'll learn how words correctly join together in a sentence, then later, you can start adding or replacing new words, as you learn new ones.
For example, instead of memorising the noun ‘bunch‘, learn ‘bunch of grapes' or ‘I bought a bunch of bananas'. Instead of learning the word ‘apply‘, learn the phrase ‘apply for a job'. You can learn hundreds of new individual words in English but you will be frustrated if you can't correctly put them into your sentence together, in a way that makes sense and sounds natural. When you learn words in groups, you’re learning new words WITH the verbs, nouns and prepositions they are used with so you sound more natural when you speak!
2. Learn new vocabulary through stories.
Stories are FULL of new words, phrases and interesting expressions that show you how words come together in an interesting, fun and engaging way! Just like the collocation method, you are learning new vocabulary in context. You’re not only learning what words to use but how to use them! An important note to remember: It’s great to challenge yourself, but it’s important not to feel completely confused! Read stories that are fun and enjoyable! If you are not very confident with English, start with children’s books. “Emma, are you serious? Children’s books?” Yes! I’m serious! There are lots of great children’s books that are interesting, funny and full of adventure! Start with children’s books, and when reading them becomes too easy, try something a little more challenging! Some great books to start with are:
- Diary of a Wimpy Kid by Jeff Kinney
- Flat Stanley by Jeff Brown
- James and The Giant Peach by Roald Dahl
3. Listen while you read.
Take English storytime to a whole new level using audiobooks! Some of you will prefer to listen and read in English, see you can see new words as they’re read. Another technique is to listen to the same story in your native language while you read in English! This technique will help you understand to understand so many new, interesting words and phrases. You will need to select a popular book that has been translated from English into your native language, such as Harry Potter.
4. Learn new vocabulary through songs
If you love listening to music, there is no doubt that learning new vocabulary through songs will help you remember them. You’ll need to find songs where the words are not sung very fast so that you can hear each word and how it’s pronounced. It’s more effective if you can download the lyrics and read as you listen to learn the words and rhythm correctly. There are lots of extra benefits when you learn new vocabulary through songs, such as:
- Good songs get stuck inside your head, so you’ll be singing and practicing them in your head often – and it won’t feel like practice sing in the shower, while you’re exercising and when you’re driving to work!
- Songs use colloquial language and slang words that are common in spoken English. You’ll learn how words are reduced and contracted and improve your listening skills too!
- Singing them out loud will improve your pronunciation and other aspects of spoken English.
- The rhythm of music helps you to memorise new vocabulary!
Here are a few of my suggestions:
(Sitting On) The Dock of the Bay – Otis Reading
You can easily find the lyrics to heaps of other English songs at metrolyrics. (If you know some good songs to practice with, post your suggestions in the comments box and share your love of English music!)
5. Use Online dictionaries!
Online dictionaries offer so many ways to practice and learn new vocabulary! Let's look at the verb ‘produce' as an example. When I look up this word in an online dictionary I can:
- Read the definition(s)
- Read and listen to the different verb forms (produces, produced, producing, etc.)
- Read lots of example sentences, that show how the word is used in context
- Learn synonyms (other similar words) and collocations (words that are often used with ‘produce')
- View the word family, including produce (verb), producer (noun), production (noun), productive (adjective), unproductive (adjective antonym), productively (adverb), product (noun) and produce (noun).
- Listen to the pronunciation. In this example, you'll be surprised to learn that the verb produce and the noun produce are pronounced differently!!
I recommend the Oxford Learner's Dictionary. They also have great apps for iPhone and Android. Go and explore all their amazing vocabulary building tools! Plus if you sign up to their email list, you'll get sent a new English word every day! That's another great way to learn new vocabulary!
6. Labels & Flashcards
Flashcards have been a favourite way of learning new vocabulary for years and years. But there are different options available for us today. You might prefer to hand-write flashcards with an English phrase on one side and the translation to your native language on the other side. You can also use an SRS programme, such as Anki. I downloaded Anki a couple of weeks ago and I think it's fabulous! An SRS allows you to remember a large number of words in a short amount of time and it lets you work at your own pace. As you practice with the flashcards, the programme remembers what words you know and what words you don't know. It will keep showing you the flashcards you get wrong so that you practice them more! It is a really efficient way of studying.
7. Describe the world around you
If you like using a dictionary to learn new English vocabulary, getting into the habit of describing things that are happening around you in English is a great way to study. When you are unsure of words, look it up! It will help you fill in the gaps in your vocabulary. For example, when you are at your local supermarket, ask yourself:
- Do I know the name of all the items in the fridge?
- How can you describe the woman waiting in front of you?
- How many colours can I see?
- Do I know the English names of all the vegetables?
When you can’t think of a word, stop and look it up. Understand how to use it and practice it again the next time you visit the supermarket!
8. Imitation and Shadowing
Imitation and shadowing are great techniques to improve pronunciation and spoken English, but they’re also awesome for learning new vocabulary! Sign up for my free email lessons here to practice imitation and shadowing! Try it for yourself!
9. Language Immersion for Google Chrome
This is a really neat extra trick you can use to keep you learning new words as often as possible, so you improve quickly! Language Immersion for Chrome works when you are browsing websites. It randomly chooses words on websites you are viewing and shows them in English. It works for any of the 64 languages supported by Google Translate. The great part is that you can change the settings from beginner through intermediate to advanced! For example, individual words and short phrases are translated for beginners, while whole sentences are translated for advanced level students. If you hover your mouse over the word, you can hear it pronounced and translate it back to your native language
Most importantly, you need to find ways to learn vocabulary that work best for YOU. Because hey, we all learn differently, we have different priorities and different amounts of time to spend learning new languages. You need to create your own good study habits and find ways to enjoy English!
Do you have any other great ideas for learning English vocabulary? Suggest them in the comments box below, I’d love to hear from you!
Yes I use this wonderful website to learn new phrases and words, its name is:
Thanks for sharing Emigdio! Flashcard apps are awesome when you practice a lot on your own!
hi dear Emma
Thans very much for your advise
Your advice is so important for me
Your 9 ways the best way for me
Ihope u successful in your task
I wish someday we can sit in kurdistan……
Thank you for everything as you workhard to others and appreciate them.
As I like very much to cook,I have learned a lot using English recipes…if something goes wrong it's my fault in comprehension
This is supreb. I think this all ways effective and engaging way for us.
thank you very much for your available explanations about this interesting subject , i hope for you to improve and support this subject with alote of examples
I'm Aryan from kurdistan Iraqi
I'm so glad to found you in the YouTube
Thanks alot for your advise,
All of these way are amazing to learn ,
But for me The “imitation technique ” is the best way that i learned ,really
It is very useful to improve my English ,
sometimes i used way 2,4 and daily I watching the short movies english with subtitle English to learn the new vocabulary and how to pronounce ..
thanks again dear teacher
I can't understand what is this website teach can you please tell me mam.
Hi Jaspal, my website is to help English language learners build their skills and confidence in speaking English 🙂
Thank you very much for your advices.
I'm learning new vocabulary mostly through reading and watching moives with subtitles.
Awesome! What books do you like reading and what movies do you like watching?
Thanks for suggestions me.
Dear Emma I'm Rino Re from Italy.thank you very much for the advise I fully endorse. I find the method of imitation is the best even if for now for my difficult. I should repeat it I don't know how many times. The method of the singer I will adopt. The method that I suggest is to watch film in english with subtitle in english and newscasts in english language . I tried it but I only understand at time. Hi Emma you are a good teacher and I always give your lesson.
All these 9 ways are beneficial.I myself practicing 1,2,5 and 8. They are amazing.
I always watch foreign shows like TLC channel and train my listening skills at the same time.It has translation in my native lauguage.Maybe somtimes I will try to read the translation to understand what are the foreigners talking about.However, I indeed learn some new vocabulary.
Emma I love you so much, Your smile is the best smile that I´ve seen. Thanks for your advices, I´d learned a lot with the imitation technique! in fact I watch my favorite movies but now in English with english Subtitles! I´ve used Popcorn for long time…This app is great for learn English.
PD: I hope to see you all soon. Take care! Cheers
Emma I love you so much, your smile is the best that I have seen Thanks for your advices. I´d learned a lot with the imitation technique! in fact I watch my favorite movies but now in English with english Subtitles ! I´ve used Popcorn for long time…This app is great for learn English.
PD: I hope to see you all soon, Take care! Cheers
Hey Alvaro! Thanks for your message! I'm glad you find the imitation technique useful! I haven't tried Popcorn yet, but it sounds awesome! Thanks for sharing, I'll check it out! Best wishes!
I use this site to memorize news words https://www.goconqr.com it is free. I recommend it, use a method of flashcard.
Emma I Love you so much.your Smile is also Thanks for your advice.I learned to with you the imitation technique.
hello emma thank's for your job to us, i really appreciate you, so i have a website to guys who wants to improve and talk english with others, it's a very benifical, i used each day… http://www.gospeaky.com
Writing can be a very creative and relaxing activity. Keeping a diary or blog in English is the best way to get regular writing practice . As well as sharpening up your grammar skills, writing will also improve your ability to use everyday English.
Though I haven't tried, I think the methods “song” and ” describe the world around you” are suitable for me.It's funny when describing the world with my girlfriend in my poor English. Fortunately, she is better than me.
Thanks for your sharing! It's helpful for me.
I'm crazy right now!
I wrote a comment just a few minutes before. But when I wanted to submit, the browser was breakdown. So I have to try again.
In a word, thanks for your sharing. It's very helpful for me.
Dear Emma, thanks for your lessons, are very useful for me, and help to improve my English skills. I am following your advice.
All the best
I`m Juan Arias from Mexico (Puerto Vallarta specifically)I found your videos on your youtue chanel and I consider very interesting the method you use to teach english (Imitation technique)Thankyou.
I suggest to set the lenguaje of your phone, tablet, and computer to the languaje you are trying to learn (spanih).
That's a great tip Juan, thank you for sharing!! 🙂
your manner is amazing
you are amazing too
thanks a lot
thank and I find them all beneficial,specely 9
First of all, I have to say thank you so much for your advice. I found the imitation technique very useful for me, I have been watching English Today on you tube as well that is very good. I'd like to say sharing more videos as you can? One more thank you
Hi Abdalla, you're very welcome!
I'll have more videos up on my Youtube channel soon 🙂
Thank you your advice il more important .
Ofc!!!! While studying or reading novels or newspapers …. i am used to highlighting some texts and jst paraphrasing those words in day to day sentences … It helped me a lot …. especially the newspapers bcs as we read news articles it usually becomes habitual to see such words again and again … Genuinely it helps a lot ….
Hi Emma! thank you very much for these useful ways to Learn new vocabulary.
I'm learning with you since I have discovered the awesome “Imitation Techniques”. I mean, I don't have other great way for learning English vocabulary, just learning it through the vocabulary graphics.
thanks Emma and stay blessing.
You're welcome Eli, thanks so much for visiting my website!
Emma, you are great. I love your speaking so much with well dress. I follow you each and every day. Your pronunciation is awesome. Pls help to fluent in English.
Hi Nazim, that's so wonderful to hear you enjoy my lessons! The more you practice, the faster you will become fluent 🙂
If you'd like me to help you personally, please check out my courses at https://mmmenglish.com/studywithme
thanks a lot Emma for sharing this tips and it really works and for providing free lessons of imitation and shadowing techniques.
These are great help for us and I find it very interesting. I watched it most of the time and about to memorize it.
You're welcome Cheryl! I'm so glad you're finding my lessons helpful. Thank you for visiting 🙂
I strongly agree to learn new vocabulary through song.
I use to do like this.
At the present,I like
“I really like you” by Carly Rre Jepsen and “Memories” by Maroon 5.
These are not too fast for me and hear clearly.
I like your advices and try to learn as yours.
The great blog and very helpfull tips, thank you, Emma!
>You might prefer to hand-write flashcards with an English phrase on one side and the translation to your native language on the other side.
I used this method in school but I think its not good way to learn new words. The pictures, or sentences, or very simple definition in English more effective.
(May be I'm wrong)
Hi! Thanks for visiting my website 🙂
Everyone has their own methods of learning new words! Some people like flashcards, others may not. You just do what works for you 🙂
Hi Emma, My name is Tomas and I would like to ask you about your point no.1 : Learn words in groups that they are commonly used in.
Me and my partner have created a project Vocabulary Maps to make it easier for students to find the right connections for each word so the words are in the groups how you describe in your first point. What do you think about our approach please https://www.facebook.com/vocabularymaps/ ? Do you find it useful for you as a teacher and what about students, would it help them to remember the words in the maps with connections and pictures?
Thanks so much ,Emma
Really i love you so you are a different and special person ❤️
BTW I am so excited with the imitation technique
You're so sweet Manar! Thanks for visiting my website 🙂
I ve often used Word Référence dictionnary on my laptop and on my mobile phone with Android applications. This allows me to learn news words and sentences which explain how the words are used for talking in life.
Best wishes Laurent
That's a great learning tip! Thanks so much for sharing Laurent 🙂
First I can say thank you so much and I receives your videos and.
Thanks you again and again.
Thank you ever so much, these are the best ways I was looking for.
-First I can say thank you so much and I receives your videos and.
Thanks you again and again.
You're so welcome! Thank you for visiting my website and watching my videos 🙂
I can't hide my feeling to express for you. You are litterally awosem. I found it all your video lessons and the tips that you share to us are very crucial and interesting.I love also your good approach you are very Lovely Emma!
Hi Amha, thanks so much for your comment. It makes me so happy to hear you're finding my video lessons useful! 🙂
The happiness of learning is made up of minute fractions – transfering knowledge, sharing the best way to learn, encouraging students…you did it. I'm beneficiary of your knowledge, experience and advise.
Thank you for your love, kindness and generosity.
Hi, Emma! I´m Zivaldo do Brasil (Brazil for your ) Found today your´s video and tips, and special tenique imitation. My dificult is shadow, because you speak very quicly. Best be slow. Obrigado(thank you).
Obs: Esta é a minha primeira vez que escrevo algo em ingles.
Hi Zivaldo, thanks for your comment and suggestion! I will speak slower in future videos 🙂
Thank you very much for your advice. I'm studying lots of lesson. I Obtain all videos, that you sent me. I practice much times. I'll try to grasp something every times. your videos and tips very good, Specially imitation technique, but shadow situation is difficult, because you speak quickly. I'll try to do something more.
I want to more advice from you. I want quickly improve my English knowledge.
Thanks for your comment! If you would like further help with improving your English speaking or pronunciation, please check out my online courses here:
If you have any questions, please ask!
It is great. It is yousfull.
Thank you very much.
That's great to hear, thanks for visiting my website!
Thnku…mam..i am from india..really u r doing a gr8 job for people like me…who are not so native to english..you r one of my best english techer…and finally bt not the least I request u to plz..make up video lesson for vocabulary….that not only just include tips for voc..but also words with meaning n usage…thnku….mam i'd like to talk u over a live chatting…can u plzz make this happen…so that i could improve my english even better….
Thanks for your suggestion. I will do my best to try make a video on vocabulary in future!
All the best,
hi Emma, you help me too much, and the IMITATION technique is a great job.THANKS AND kisses from ARGENTINA.
That's fantastic to hear Emiliano and thank you!
When i want to learn new words,i read books or some little text and emphasize new words,translate them and read many times. But when i want to pronounced new words correctly,i watch the movies or some videos with subtitles and use imitation technique. It's the best way for me.
I want to mention to games like four pictures one word,it is so useful and amazing.
Games are a very fun way to improve your vocabulary! Thank you for sharing your thoughts 🙂
Hi Emma, I have tried your Imitation lessons, and they are great! It is very good way for learning new words, pronunciation and rhythm. My favorite way is listening to songs and watching to TED videos.
All your suggestions are very interesting and I am going to try all of them.
Those are great ways to learn additional vocabulary! I love TED talks too 🙂
Thanks for reading and have a great day!
Best wishes, Emma
thanks for the five free lessons you sent me.
it's just what i needed for improve my understanding spoken english. I feel plaisure to listen and whacthing you, as you are and as you act. i've added a step after the “listen and read”: i set you mute and i read speaking loud registering.
Then i listen to my voice. Only when i think it's understandable, i go on with the other two steps.
Un abbraccio dall'Italia
Hi Danilo, thanks for your comment! I'm so glad you enjoy my free lessons 🙂
You've shared a fantastic tip to further improve your English, thanks so much for sharing!
Really am so happy to fond your lessons and I love your speaking so much really yo are in side to my heart
thanks for your free speaking lessons.Instead of teaching English in a traditional way, the imitation technique that you teach is really easy and awesome, but I have a small doubt…for a new learner who doesn't know grammar and tenses used in English sentences, how can he predict what is being spoken?
Because we learn from the lessons in the reverse order, going straight to the framed sentences, words are pronounced without understanding. so I request your suggestion please, Mam….
Thank you with these great tips for learning English,l love love the work you are doing ,l really like the immitation and shadowing l believe will be there , lwant to learn more from you thanks do much
You're welcome Enia! I'm glad you enjoy the Imitation technique 🙂
All the best,
Hungarian to be very difficult to learn the English language. I learn English very slowly, but Dear Emma, I will practise your advices. If do you want learn my native language 🙂 It is the hardest langauge in the world. It is Hungarian. That was just joke. Thanks everithing Dear Emma.
Hello madam i hope i learn in english for your support. Thank u very mush madam
Dear Emma, I'm so glad with your lessons…I'm using your English almost every day, your ways are better! All your English classes are Perfect! Love…!
That's fantastic to hear Nasullo! Thank you for watching my classes 🙂
Thanks a lot for this article, Emma! It's very usefull.
Great! Thanks for visiting my website Tina 🙂
I'm Aryan from kurdistan Iraqi .
I'm so glad to found you in the YouTube .
Thanks alot dear Emma to your advice,
All of these way are so useful & amazing to learn .
But for me the imitation technique is the best way I learned really it helps me to much to improve my English speaking .
I liked the way 2,4 sometimes i used , and when I'm starting the imitation technique , daily I watching the part of movies English with lyric English to improve my English vocabulary and how to pronounce ,
Dear teacher thank you again
And I hope to learn more because my English is not good
I am from Iraqi kurdistan too I have same idea with my friend Aryan (that is not due to we are from the same place) but, even though the other ways are good but the imitation technique (you way) very good and I am very interested by that way, since i had been knew you and listening your lectures,if i watch any video i will imitading teacher words as like as your way.
thank you Emma, you are so kind. I will do my best to practice all these.
thank you so much for helping us.now i'm learning it's really interesting.
Thank you dear Teacher for helpful information that you sent it for us.
Hello Emma, I'm from Ivory Coast (west Africa). I'm very glad to have you as coash. Your lessons are very clear and simple to understand. thank you so much.
Hi, I'm Italian and I'm using Mosalingua app
I'm interested in art and I'm reading English forum about this one.
It's a good thing to start to learn English from our passions…
Thanks for sharing that app Giorgia! 🙂
Emma your imitation and shadowing techniques are awesome ..
I love to travel to different countries , I love meeting new people and tasting different food that's my favourite part
lots of love…
Thank you Abiral!
Hello emma sister thank you so much for your work ,inspiration to learn good English in my life ,thank you for your tips to study ,I LOVE YOU because Jesus Loves me and every one he shown me good example from his life so Jesus loves you and all ,may god bless you and your work and your family good luck keep it up. i will pray for you .Thank you love you.
Thank you for sharing Emma! You're helping me motivate myself to improve my English everyday. Your lessons explain clearly how to do step my step. Again, thank you for your helps! I think a lot of people like me need you to use English as the first language. Have a great day Emma!
You're welcome Nhi, I'm so glad to hear that you're motivated to work on your English every day! Don't give up 🙂
Yes Emma! English songs helped me a lot to learn and understand new words and expressions. I can give you many exemples like Dust in the Wind, Wind of Change, Yesterday, Sound of Silence, Out of love (Air Supply), only yesterday (The Carpenters), The winner takes at all (ABBA), and so on. So I recommend listen and practice english songs as well as read the lyrics; It`ll give you a strong understangind of the language and english expressions, like slangs and colloquial words!
Fabulous! Thanks so much for sharing some recommendations Wilson 🙂
The idea of describing the world around you is very powerful I think
Thanks a lot
It works!I mean imitation technic – worked. Thanks for this way of learning English.
My way is just learning it's not important how, just learn hard if you want speaking clearly and confidently.
Thank you very much for the most practical English learning method which very good and samples
You're welcome Moha! Thanks for visiting my website 🙂
your given corret way english learning
You are a miracle, A celestial sent from heavens to teach English to all. I am so grateful to you. I am 47, and and kids are of 8,10,17 We all see your videos. Your videos cater to all, every body can use for their improvement of English language whether advanced or beginner or intermediate and irrespective of age.
Association with mmm english is life changing …..
Any body can speak English (Suggested tagline for mmm english)
I have been studying English for many years. Still, I am trying to continue learning English because of forgetting in long times….
I followed so much different sites on the internet.
But yours is more sympathetic, easy, pretty and excellent…
And also our teacher is different than the others.
I hope you will start to teach Spanish in the future…
Thank you so much ma'am, could you please send the leave letters in English,formal and informal,
Thank you so much for your devices for those 9 ways to learn English. I really appreciated for your kindness for sharing the ideas and suggestions for us leaners. I'll try use those ways to learn English as mush as I can and try hard as my best
Thank you for your kind words, Darinus! I'm so happy to hear that you enjoyed this lesson!
Thanks a lot for all of lessons and this 9 different ways to learn English.I strongly believe,the techniques you apply to teach us how to speak clearly & correctly, as well as learn English rightly are very effective.
I hope, these will be very useful right now and also for future learning.I appreciate all of your support and efforts to us.
Bye for now teacher.
Thanks for your comment, Mahmud! I'm so glad to hear you enjoy my lessons 🙂
Thank you so much for your advice and your 1,2,7and 8 way is best for me
Hello Dear Emma, thank you for your 9tips, I practice and follow your vedio and tips. Thank you so much for this. May ‘Allah bless you.' Yasmin kamal
Thanks for your great website and advices. You're a really nice and lovely person.:) Learning new words I use also http://www.newsinlevels.com. There are short news full of new words in English. My daughter speaks spanish too so I can advice you
Yes I know, you're looking for new techniqes to studi new words, but I don't know any more than those mentioned before.
Hello, i am Rene from El Salvador. I think a good way to learn new vocabulary is to watch english movies
That is an excellent (and fun) way to learn new words! Thanks for sharing Rene 🙂
HI Emma the imitiation technique improved my accent tremendously much thanks. Thank you also
for the nine points above.I have some few gramma mistakes, can you help please how i can improve.
I'm Tibor from Hungary from the other side of the Globe.
First of all, I have to say thank you so much for your usefull lessons.I love them!So my way to learn new words that I learn English proverbs.My favourite is “Everything should be as simple as possible,but not simpler”Albert Einstein.
Thank you very much
I will foll0w your method exactly.
I hope it will be useful
You're welcome! Thank you for your comment 🙂
The way to listen to singing and reading the words is great, but often I can not distinguish the word when speaking from the singer. Thanks for help.
I absolutely agree with you that listening to English songs can improve our English levels. Here are some songs that I often listen to, may be a little old to some teenagers:
-Bridge over troubled
-I have never been to
-I like Chopin.
And a few songs by Karen Carpenter.
Great! Thanks for sharing 🙂
Translating rap songs is an eye-opening experience. I ‘ve found out this is the closest we can get to the everyday language while learning from abroad. Pop and rock songs are good if you want to relax a little and not dig into the urban dictionary. Nevertheless training your ears with rap music is the most beneficial because it's the hardest there is I guess.
Hello, I was thinking that the conversation with native English speakers would be the best way of learning English in the easy way. Isn't it ?
Yes it would be but it's also good to include a wide range of learning methods 🙂
Another teacher I have (besides you) suggested me this site:
I've watched this videos so far:
Thanks a lot Emma, best regards.
TedTalks are a great way to study English while learning about interesting topics 🙂
Thanks for sharing!!
Listen to Rolf Dobelli's Tedtalk. It’s funny as interesting as well, or read his book “The art of thinking cleary”.
You can watch the fantastic movie “The Father” while enjoying Antony Hopkin's extraordinary acting and his great english dialogues. Turn on the subtitles.
Make it al funny and educative. Roll on!
you are an excellent teacher!
Dear Emma, thanks for your lessons, are very useful for me, and help to improve my English skills. I am following your adv
You're welcome, Rooh! What are your favourite ways to improve your vocabulary? 🙂
Could i suggest you my favorite song? Lady in Red (Chris De Burgh)
Enjoy with me!
Thanks your advice worths in gold.I was expecting worthy tips which you have given.heartly thanks to you dear. If the same continue soon I shall speak like you.
Thank you for this article and for recommending an app on ways to learn new vocabulary
You're so welcome!
How are you ?
I'm very well! How are you?
Thank you, Ms. Emma! It was very helpful to learn some new English vocabulary
Thank you for recommending the tools and techniques required to improve my vocabulary. Will keep practising it very often. Have a nice day!
You're so welcome, Johann! If you have any other ways to improve your vocabulary, please share!
Hi Emma. I'm Masaru from Japan.
Thanks for your Imitation lessons and YouTube channels, I could hear what you said little by little. You speaks so fast, but I guess it's normal speed in your country or USA etc.
l have to keep studying English, because I'm poor at English. I learned English over 6 years in mid-school, high school and university, but I can speak very few English. It's very embarrassment for me.
Anyway, I want to know one thing seriously . Can I make improve my English skills? I checked my English level at ‘Lingoda', but I was very impatient at the first time, and result was A2. So, I took deep breath about three times to made me calm down. I tried the second check, and the second result was B1. But I guess, the first result was correct.
May I have one question?
Can I improve my English skills? Because I'm very beginner.
Am I hopeless?
I want to speak fluently English like you , and I want to go to overseas someday with my wife, and make many friends. I also enjoy to watch movies and anime in English without Japanese subtitles.
So, I need to study English every day.
Thanks a lot. Have a nice day!
Hello Dear Emma,
in my view, 1,5,7 and 8 are useful for me. moreover, your lessons about imitation and shadowing are great. thanks.
all the best
I choose a newspaper text or report from an online magazine. I print it and read it quickly first. Then I use an on-line translator to translate new words that I do not know their meaning.
Great way to learn new vocab – thanks for sharing Jamil!
I used to read sections in newspapers that I was interested in. So I read the sports section and sometimes politics. Every section has its own special language. Since I knew about what I am going to read before reading it in English, I could understand the articles and thus learnt technical terms of the domain.
Awesome! Thanks for sharing Chaim!
The happiness of learning is made up of minute fractions – transfering knowledge, sharing the best way to learn, encouraging students…you did it. I'm beneficiary of your knowledge, experience and advise.
Thank you for your love, kindness and generosity.
I use social media sometimes. Writing posts, captioning pics, commenting, and chatting in English is fun. When I'm not sure about a phrase, I just google it using double quotation marks. Urban dictionary and English forums are helpful too.
Hi, Emma Thanks for share with us your passion for teaching it helped me a lot to learn with your videos on youtube. thanks you are the best. have an awesome day.
Hi Emma, Thank you so much.This is amazing.
Thank you, Indrani!
Dear Emma, thank you for your incredible lessons and advice. I watch your youtube videos every morning. It makes me be more optimistic.
I'm so glad to hear that, Olga! All the best with your studies x
Thanks for these precious learning methods. I believe in them all that work absolutely and i utilize them everyday. but i use two more ways that is culturally and linguistically which I explain them in my email.
I've got so many lessons from her Imitation lessons so hoping to learn more again
I've got so many good lessons from …it really works on me so wants to look further
Thank u .
U and your team’s teaching skills are best. I really enjoyed your classes.
Last few months I learnt a lot.
Specially I so thankful for imitate skills.
I Hope My english would improve soon.
Thank u best teacher Emma
I use the Cambridge dictionary +plus app, it has also a flashcard. And of course the wonderful videos of Emma. I’ll try Anki also. Thanks For all Emmma 🙂 Power to you!
Great tips, Gabriel! Thank you for sharing