5 READ IN ENGLISH! READ aloud READ for fun ENJOY IT 6 Watch subtitled movies to master pronunciation. 7 Listen to your favourite song and catch the words 8 Make vocabulary flip cards or flash cards from index cards. Write the word on one side and the meaning on the other. 9 Use a Thesaurus. A Thesaurus is similar to a dictionary, which gives not the definitions of words but groups of synonyms (words with similar meanings) and related concepts for words. 10 Enjoy the words Learn words with opposite meanings (antonyms) and words with similar meanings (synonyms) 11 Wordmap will be helpful Enjoy yourself by digging up words connected to one another, perhaps in some crazy ways 12 There are many word games that families play together. One example of these is Scrabble. Play with the sounds of new words. For instance: Each peach that you reach, you can eat on the beach. 13 Practice with a native English speaker. Be confident. Don’t be afraid of making mistakes 14 Learn things quickly and permanently. Use the new word immediately. Use it 10 minutes later. Use it one hour later. Use it 1 day later. Use it 1 week later. 15 Think in English to develop the basics. This tip is especially useful if you are learning English in a non-English-speaking country where you won’t have the opportunity to practice your English language skills with native speakers. Find the methods that work best for you. You may need to try out a number of different learning techniques before you find those that work best for you.