The English language has been a passion of mine from a very young age. As a kid, I was an avid reader and writer, and this echoes throughout my life. Despite this, in the early years of high school in Australia, I struggled to understand what teachers were expecting from me, and it took me until senior high to get the knack of text analysis and argumentative writing – or, more to the point, of writing what my teachers and later lecturers wanted to read. Read more
Part I of a series of posts on ways to learn vocabulary
You know that feeling that the word you want is just on the tip of your tongue, you know what it is you want to say, but the word just won’t come to mind? This is a problem we all have at times. The best thing is to use your words actively, so that they come to mind easily.
English is full of marvellous words, and learning vocabulary is a very personal process. You’ve got to actually want to learn a word before it’s going to stick, and before you are going to feel comfortable using it. So, when you get started with vocabulary work, it’s good to be choosing words you like and can imagine using.Read more