3rd Grade Vocabulary - The Complete Vocabulary List
abate: reduce in amount, degree, or intensity; lessen
abbreviation: 1. a shortened form of a name, phrase or word 2. the act of shortening something
ability: 1. the capacity to do something 2. a skill or talent in a specific area
absent: 1. not present in a certain time or location 2. non-existent 3. missing
absorb: 1. to incorporate something 2. to soak up or suck up something 3. to gradually take something in
abundant: 1. great in number 2. available in a large number 3. more than enough; plenty
abuse: 1. misuse of something 2. unfair or hurtful treatment of a person or an animal 3. improper use
academic: 1. related to school or scholarly subjects 2. theoretical; not practical 3. scholarly; good at studying
acceleration: 1. an increase in speed or rate 2. the ability of something to go faster
access: 1. a way of entering or exiting a place 2. the right or permission to use, approach, or enter something or somewhere 3. the act of approaching
accompaniment: 1. something that accompanies something or someone else 2. music that accompanies a singer or the main tune
account: 1. an explanation or description of a specific event or situation 2. a narrative 3. the reasons behind a specific event or action
accounting: 1. the practice or process of recording and keeping financial records of individuals or corporations
accurate: 1. meticulous or giving careful consideration to the details 2. exact 3. free from errors and mistakes
achieve: 1. to accomplish 2. to reach something through hard work 3. to succeed
adapt: 1. to make changes in order to fit a specific situation or purpose 2. to modify 3. to alter something
adept: highly skilled or proficient at doing something; expert
adult: 1. a person or animal that is fully developed or fully grown 2. a mature person or animal
adversity: a difficult, unlucky, or unpleasant situation, condition, or event; misfortune; tragedy
affable: 1. kind or friendly 2. warm and open to others
annex: 1. to take control or possession over a piece of land without permission and often by the use of force 2. to add or attach 3.
annual: 1. occurring each year 2. payable on a yearly basis or calculated over a year 3. yearly
appendix: 1. additional material that is found at the end of a book, an essay or another written piece 2. added information
approach: to move nearer
approximate: 1. to come close to something 2. to be similar to something 3. to get near
area: 1. a geographical region 2. part of a surface or space 3. a subject or field of study
assist: 1. to support or help; to aid
assure: 1. to assure someone that something is true, in hopes of getting rid of doubts 2. to confidently promise; to pledge 3. to guarantee 4. to make secure or safe
astute: 1. crafty 2. possessing the ability to correctly judge situations and use one's observations to take advantage of the situation 3. shrewd
attitude: 1. a feeling or an opinion; a mental position 2. physical posture 3. a way of acting, thinking or feeling
author: 1. the creator of something 2. the person who writes a document 3. the person responsible for an action
authority: 1. power; the ability and right to control 2. the person or group that is in charge of a person, group or region 3. an expert on a specific subject 4. jurisdiction 5. official permission
benefit: 1. an advantage 2. a gift or payment from an employer to an employee 3. a payment from an insurance company or social welfare program 4. something intended to help 5. an event designed to raise money for someone or for a cause
berate: scold or criticize (someone) angrily
bestial: 1. similar to or related to animals or beasts 2. brutal; showing traits that are not human 3. cruel
brief: 1. concise 2. short in duration 3. curt 4. scanty
cajole: persuade by flattery or promises; wheedle; coax
candid: 1. direct or honest, even in situations when the truth is considered to be uncomfortable or unpleasant; frank; straightforward 2. impartial or unbiased 3. unrehearsed or informal
capable: 1. able to do something 2. quite good at a certain task; skilled
capacity: 1. the ability to do something 2. the maximum number of things that a place or object can hold
chapter: 1. a section of a book or a written work 2. a branch of a society or group 3. a stage in a person's life
chart: 1. a drawing or illustration which displays information in an easy to understand way; a graph 2. a detailed map used for navigation of the sea or air
clarify: 1. to make something clearer or easier to understand 2. to remove ambiguity
collate: 1. to put pages into a logical or correct order 2. to examine and compare two or more written works
commission: 1. a fee or payment for goods or services rendered 2. a request to create a specific work for someone 3. a group which studies a certain issue
commitment: 1. one's promise or willingness to do something 2. an obligation, engagement, pledge or understanding
community: 1. a group of people living in the same area or region 2. a group of people who share common interests 3. the greater public
complex: 1. complicated and not easy to understand 2. involving or made from many different parts
compromise: 1. a settlement of differences by mutual concessions 2. reduce the quality, value, or degree of something 3. endanger the interests or reputation of
conduct: to lead or guide
confine: 1. to limit or restrict 2. to forcibly keep someone or something in a certain place; to imprison
connive: 1. to secretly plan or work together with another person in order to do something illegal 2. to not do anything about illegal behavior you know about, showing one's silent compliance with the issue
consent: 1. to allow or agree with 2. to grant permission 3. to approve
consider: to think carefully
constant: 1. unchanging 2. firm or resolute 3. persistent; continuing over a long period of time 4. loyal
construction: 1. the act or business of building things, especially structures
consumer: 1. a person who purchases goods or services
contract: 1. to get smaller; to shrink 2. to make smaller 3. to hire someone to work under a contract 4. to get
contrast: 1. the act of finding differences between two or more things 2. a difference between two or more things
convene: 1. to bring people together for a formal or official purpose such as a meeting 2. to gather
convert: 1. to change something; to transform 2. to undergo a change 3. to change to another religion
convince: 1. to make someone believe what you are saying; to persuade
core: 1. the center of something 2. the most important or essential part of something
create: 1. to invent something; to develop something new 2. to cause or bring about
credit: 1. money that is given to someone with the understanding that it will be paid back with interest 2. recognition or praise
culture: 1. behaviors, beliefs, and standards that are shared between one large group of people or a society 2. art, such as music, literature, dance, theater, etc.
currency: 1. money; any other medium of exchange
cycle: 1. an extended period of time 2. a bi- or tri- cycle 3. a series of events which repeat over time
data: 1. information, facts or figures about a specific subject that is often used to make a decision 2. information used by a computer
debate: 1. a civil or controlled argument between two or more people or groups with opposing viewpoints 2. a formal discussion before a vote 3. discussion
decade: 1. a period of ten years 2. any series or group of ten
decline: 1. a fall in the number of something; a reduction 2. the act of reducing in number 3. a downward slope
deduce: 1. to reach a conclusion based on the facts available 2. to infer
definition: 1. a clear outline of something 2. the meaning of a word or phrase
demonstrate: 1. to deliberately show or prove 2. to make clear
deny: 1. to say that something is not true 2. to claim one is not guilty of something; to not admit 3. to not let someone have something
depose: 1. remove someone important from office or a position of power suddenly and forcefully 2. testify or affirm under oath, especially in a written statement
derive: 1. to get something from a source 2. to deduce 3. to show or trace the origin of
detrimental: 1. causing damage or injury 2. harmful
device: 1. a contraption used to perform specific tasks 2. an explosive, like a bomb 3. a method used to do something
dire: 1. causing or involving great fear or suffering; dreadful; terrible 2. warning of or indicating dreadful or terrible future (trouble, disaster, misfortune, etc.) 3. extremely serious or urgent; requiring immediate action
diversity: 1. difference or variety 2. the state of having people from different races and cultures gathered together in one space or organization
document: 1. to record something on paper or in digital format 2. to provide written evidence
dogged: marked by stubborn determination and persistent in effort to do or get something and continuing to try despite difficulties
draft: 1. the first draft or copy of something 2. a sketch 3. a rush of air through a building or space
drama: 1. a play that is performed in a theater, on television or on the radio 2. a literary work that deals with a serious subject 3. the art of performing
dupe: 1. deceive (an unwary person) by trickery; fool or cheat 2. an easily deceived person
economy: 1. the money and production of goods and services of a specific political region 2. thriftiness or careful management when spending money
edit: 1. to revise a document and change whatever errors one sees 2. to produce a book or document by gathering different works together
element: 1. a specific part of something tangible 2. a characteristic of something abstract or intangible 3. the most basic information about a certain subject
emphasis: 1. the importance that is specifically placed on something 2. stress
enable: 1. to make someone able to do something 2. to give someone the tools or resources to do something 3. to allow someone to do something
energy: 1. the effort or power needed to do something 2. heat, electricity, light or the resources used to produce power
enforce: 1. to make someone comply with a law or a rule 2. to cause or force something
engage: to occupy the attention
environment: 1. all of the conditions and circumstances that surround a specific person, animal or thing 2. the surroundings
equation: 1. a math problem 2. the act of considering one thing to be the same as another
erosion: 1. the gradual corroding or eating away of a subject 2. deterioration
estate: 1. a rather large piece of property 2. all of one's possessions at death
evaluate: 1. to judge 2. to closely examine something before determining its value
evidence: 1. material that shows someone is innocent or guilty of something 2. material that proves something
expansion: 1. growth 2. the act or process of getting larger 3. an increase in size or number
expert: 1. a person who has a great deal of knowledge about or skill in a specific subject
expose: 1. make (something) visible by uncovering it 2. lay open to danger, attack, harm, etc.; leave unprotected or without covering 3. make known, disclose, or reveal (something hidden, dishonest, etc.) 4. (expose oneself) display one's sexual organs in public
extract: 1. to remove or pull something out of another source 2. to convince a person to give you something they don't want to give you, often through the use of force
falter: 1. to move or speak in an unsteady, awkward manner 2. to stop doing something, even for just a moment 3. to lose strength
fathom: 1. a unit of length equal to 6 feet (1.83 meters), a unit for measuring the depth of water 2. understand the reason for (something) thoroughly after much thought
fawn: seek favor or attention by a cringing or flattering manner
feature: 1. a part or aspect of something 2. a quality
federal: 1. related to the central or national government 2. related to the system of federalism, a system in which states or provinces and central governments share power
final: 1. last; concluding 2. ultimate 3. coming at the end
flexibility: 1. the ability or willingness to make changes 2. easily bent 3. adaptability
flexible: 1. pliable; capable of being manipulated 2. able to change or be modified 3. able to be bent
focus: 1. the center point of something 2. the center of attention 3. the main point
formula: 1. a fixed or standard way of doing something 2. mathematical symbols that express a rule or a fact
forsake: 1. to desert or abandon someone who needs you 2. to give up something special or important
foster: 1. promote the growth or development of (something, especially something desirable and over a period of time) 2. bring up with care, raise, or rear a child, usually for a limited time, without being the child's legal parent
foundation: 1. the base on which something is built 2. an organization that deals with social issues or projects 3. the underlying principle or basis
frugal: 1. sparing or economical in use or expenditure; not wasteful; not spending freely or unnecessarily 2. simple, cheap, and not very big
function: 1. a duty or an activity that one must perform 2. a formal event 3. a purpose
generation: 1. a group of people in a society or in a family that were born in the same general age 2. a period of around thirty years in which people are born, grow up, and have babies of their own
genre: 1. a category or class 2. a specific style used in works of art that share common features
globe: 1. a spherical shape; a ball 2. a map of the world which is printed on a sphere 3. the earth
grade: 1. a level or rank 2. a number or letter that indicates the quality of something
guffaw: 1. a hearty, unrestrained, and loud burst of laughter
headlong: 1. with the head leading 2. very quickly and without taking time to think about your actions
highlight: 1. to stress something 2. to make something appear more important 3. to emphasize
immigration: 1. the act of moving into a new country in order to live there
incentive: 1. something that motivates people to do something or take action 2. a reward or the threat of punishment that inspires people to act
incline: 1. to be in favor of something or have a preference 2. to bend or slant 3. to slope
income: 1. money that one receives in exchange for one's work or smart investing 2. revenue 3. a company's profits
index: 1. an alphabetical list showing all that is included in a book or a larger document 2. an alphabetical list of the documents in a collection 3. an indication
indicate: 1. to show 2. to be a sign of 3. to signal 4. to suggest
indifferent: 1. not caring about something; apathetic or indifferent 2. impartial 3. unremarkable or average
individual: 1. a single human being 2. a person
infer: form an opinion or guess that something is true by reasoning, especially based on known facts, evidence, or premises
innovation: 1. the use of something new; a change to a particular process
instance: 1. an occurrence 2. an example used to demonstrate something
intense: 1. acute 2. very strong; extreme 3. profound
interaction: 1. the act of communicating and acting with other individuals
interpretation: 1. explanation 2. definition 3. the act of orally translating from one language to another
invest: 1. to put one's money into something with the intention of eventually earning money from the project 2. to give power or rank to 3. to install a new leader 4. to endow
investigate: 1. to thoroughly examine something 2. to explore a topic in order to learn the truth about it 3. to try to get information about something
investigation: 1. research or inquiry 2. the act of trying to find information about something in order to better understand it
irksome: 1. annoying and tedious 2. irritating
journal: 1. a newspaper or magazine 2. a magazine that contains articles about a specific subject 3. a written record of the day 4. a logbook
label: 1. a piece of material on an object that gives information about the object 2. a name or phrase assigned to a person to classify them, often in an unfair manner 3. a company that produces music
lance: 1. a weapon which consists of a large and thin pole topped with a very sharp metal point
languid: 1. lacking enthusiasm, energy, or strength; without interest or spirit 2. (of a period of time) relaxed and pleasant 3. weak or faint from illness or fatigue 4. slow in progress; tardy
lavish: 1. extravagant or expensive 2. liberal in one's spending or giving of money 3. impressive 4. generous 5. sumptuous
legend: 1. the part of a map or a chart where each symbol or color are explained 2. a story that has been told over generations that may or may not be true; myth
locate: 1. to find 2. to situate 3. to be in a certain place 4. to discover the exact position
location: 1. the place where someone or something can be found 2. place
lucid: 1. very clear and easy to understand 2. clear; transparent 3. able to think clearly
manual: 1. a guide book that tells one how to operate or use something 2. an instruction book
margin: 1. a border or edge 2. the difference between the cost of production of a good and the amount at which it is sold
mature: 1. to grow old 2. to develop 3. to ripen
meager: 1. meek or feeble 2. inadequate 3. deficient in quantity; less than is needed or necessary
meander: 1. to walk slowly and without purpose or without direction 2. to follow a winding path 3. to randomly wander
medium: 1. a way of expressing something, such as photography or print 2. something in a middle position 3. surrounding objects; environment
method: 1. a way of doing something 2. an approach 3. a technique
migrate: 1. to move from one region or country to another
migration: 1. the movement of people or animals from one reason to another, based on a variety of different reasons
minor: 1. of little importance 2. small or secondary 3. not valuable 4. not serious
minute: extremely small
mode: 1. a fashion 2. a way of doing something or performing a task
modify: 1. to make changes to something 2. to adjust or alter
monitor: 1. to watch someone or something 2. to check on something or someone in order to detect changes 3. to supervise
motive: 1. one of the reasons behind someone's behavior 2. something that inspires someone to behave in a certain way 3. a motif
negative: 1. pessimistic 2. harmful or bad 3. expressing or showing "no" 4. expressing disapproval
norm: 1. a rule or standard 2. a pattern or something that is expected 3. a model
novel: 1. new 2. different from anything that has previously existed 3. surprisingly new or unusual
novice: a person who is new and not experienced in a job or situation
obtain: 1. to get 2. to acquire 3. to procure
obtuse: annoyingly insensitive or slow to understand explanations or situations quickly
orientation: 1. the act of finding or determining one's position 2. a person or group's interests or beliefs 3. training for a job
outcome: 1. the result or consequence 2. the effect
overall: 1. comprehensive 2. all-inclusive 3. total 4. in general
palpable: 1. so strong or so obvious that it can be felt 2. easily noticed 3. tangible
paragraph: 1. a portion of a text that centers around one specific idea
parallel: 1. not intersecting 2. occurring at the same time 3. extending in the same direction
parch: 1. to scorch the surface of something through exposure to light or heat 2. to cause something to become extremely dry 3. to expose certain food products (grains, corn, etc.) to extreme heat in order to roast them
passive: 1. inactive 2. complacent 3. submissive 4. inert
percent: 1. out of one hundred 2. a part of one hundred
period: 1. an interval or length of time 2. a full stop
perspective: 1. a vista or view 2. a way of looking at or examining something 3. an outlook
physical: 1. related to the body 2. related to something one can see and touch; tangible
pinnacle: 1. the peak 2. the highest point 3. a tall and pointed formation 4. the most important or successful part of a person's life
plastic: (of substances or materials) capable of being molded or shaped
potent: 1. extremely powerful or effective 2. influential 3. possessing great authority or power
precinct: 1. a division of a city for policing or political reasons 2. a specific area which is enclosed or limited, most often by walls
precise: 1. accurate; exact 2. meticulous or exacting
predict: 1. to say that something is going to happen before it actually does 2. to foretell 3. to announce in advance
presume: 1. to believe something is true, despite not knowing whether or not it is 2. to act in a certain way, even though you don't have the right to behave that way
primary: 1. fundamental; principal 2. basic 3. essential 4. happening first
principal: 1. most important 2. main 3. first in rank or order
principle: 1. a basic rule or law 2. a standard of behavior or morals
prior: 1. coming before 2. preceding 3. previous or former
process: 1. a series of happenings or actions that lead to a specific result 2. a naturally occurring series of changes
procure: 1. obtain something, especially with care, effort, or difficulty 2. obtain (a sexual partner, especially woman) for another, for the purpose of prostitution
professional: 1. relating to or suitable for a specific profession 2. performing an activity to earn money instead of to relax or have fun 3. possessing the necessary qualities
prohibit: 1. to forbid or ban 2. to not allow or permit 3. to officially ban
project: 1. a scheme or a plan 2. a proposal 3. a task which requires work to be done
prudent: 1. careful, and using good judgment in practical matters 2. careful in regard to one's own interests; provident 3. cautious or discreet in conduct; circumspect; not rash
publish: 1. to make a document available in digital or print format 2. to make something public or known
purchase: 1. an object that has been bought 2. the act of buying something
quell: 1. to suppress or stop something, especially through the use of force 2. to pacify or soothe a previously problematic situation
quotation: 1. specific words that have been directly taken from a certain source 2. the act of using someone else's words
ramble: 1. to walk about or move about in an aimless manner 2. to follow a winding path 3. to write or talk in an aimless, uncontrolled manner 4. to stroll or walk for pleasure
rebuke: 1. to punish or scold someone severely 2. to express disapproval, often in a sharp way 3. to harshly criticize
recant: formally or publicly say that your past beliefs or statements were wrong and that you no longer agree with them
refine: 1. to purify; to take impurities out of something 2. to make changes in order to improve something
regale: 1. to entertain someone with food or drink; to feast 2. to entertain someone with a story or something amusing
region: 1. a specific part of the world; a large area of land where the people or land possesses similar characteristics 2. a district 3. a part of the body
relaxed: 1. not strict 2. free 3. calm 4. informal
release: 1. to let go or free 2. to emancipate 3. to allow something to flow freely 4. to make information available to the public
rely: 1. to depend on 2. to trust 3. to have confidence in
reprove: 1. to find fault with 2. to condemn, criticize or express disapproval of bad behavior 3. to rebuke
require: 1. to make something obligatory 2. to expect 3. to need something
resident: 1. someone who lives in a certain place or region 2. an inhabitant
resource: 1. material used to do or make something 2. a supply of something that can be used when required 3. a country's tools for generating wealth
respond: 1. to answer 2. to react in a favorable way
reveal: 1. to show or disclose 2. to divulge 3. to make known
revenue: 1. income 2. money that an organization, government or company receives from different sources
revere: 1. to honor or respect someone very much 2. to venerate or worship
reverse: 1. to overturn 2. to send in the opposite direction 3. to move backwards
revise: 1. to check something and make changes to make sure that it is acceptable 2. to change or amend 3. to alter
revolution: 1. a huge change in something, such as a political organization or country 2. the circular movement around a certain celestial body 3. a complete cycle 4. a very important change in the way people act
rigid: 1. stiff 2. hard 3. unyielding or not able to be bent 4. unable to be changed or modified
robust: 1. healthy 2. hardy or strong 3. sturdy and able to withstand detrimental conditions 4. successful
role: 1. the part that a performer in theater acts out 2. one's proper function in society 3. a person's function
scale: 1. to climb a surface that is steep 2. to set something according to a scale or measure something by a scale 3. to remove something in layers or scales
schedule: 1. to arrange for something; to make arrangements 2. to plan for something 3. to make plans
scheme: 1. an elaborate plan that is devised in order to gain something and, often, trick people 2. an official plan
section: 1. a piece of something 2. a part of a whole object 3. a smaller part of a book or a newspaper
secure: 1. safe 2. free from danger or worry 3. strong or stable
security: 1. safety 2. a general freedom from risks
sequence: 1. the order or pattern in which things happen or take place 2. a set of things that is put in a specific order
site: 1. a place where something can be found or where something is located
slight: 1. small in size, degree, or amount 2. treat with disrespect or indifference; treat as unimportant
source: 1. the place in which something originates or which someone comes from 2. a point or place of origin 3. a person who provides information
sphere: 1. a globe; a ball shaped object 2. an area of knowledge, study or expertise
stark: 1. very obvious; very plain and easily seen; unpleasantly or sharply clear 2. complete; absolute; full; perfect; entire 3. unpleasant and difficult to accept or experience; severe; violent; fierce
stock: 1. the supply of goods or merchandise available for sale or distribution in a store or warehouse 2. a supply of something for future use or sale 3. the shares of a particular company or corporation
strategy: 1. a detailed plan of action 2. a way to approach a specific goal
structure: 1. a free-standing building made from different parts 2. the way in which something is organized 3. the quality of being organized
style: 1. a way of doing or expressing something 2. fashion 3. quality or attractiveness in design
sum: 1. the total of a calculation 2. an amount of money 3. the total amount of something in existence
summary: 1. an explanation of something giving the main points or ideas of the original document or argument 2. a recapitulation
survey: 1. a poll used to measure public opinion or the incidence of something in a society 2. an examination of a subject or a situation 3. a careful examination of land in order to map it
survive: 1. to live through an event 2. to stay alive 3. to continue to exist 4. to outlive someone
symbol: 1. a sign 2. a shape, object or picture which is used to represent something 3. something used to represent or show an idea
task: 1. to assign a job to someone 2. to place a burden on someone
technology: 1. the use of scientific knowledge for practical purposes, with special reference to its use in industry 2. applied sciences
temporary: 1. limited 2. not lasting or permanent 3. passing 4. brief
tense: 1. tight 2. pulled to its limit 3. nervous or stressed 4. rigid
text: 1. a piece of writing such as a book 2. all the words that were said in a speech 3. written words
theme: 1. the topic or subject discussed in a book, essay, conversation, debate, etc. 2. a subject that is brought up frequently 3. the style upon which something is based
theory: 1. a hypothesis 2. an idea that tries to explain something 3. an idea used to justify or explain something
totter: 1. to walk or move in an unsteady way, as if one were about to fall 2. to stagger 3. to sway or rock
tradition: 1. heritage 2. behavior and customs that are passed from one generation to the next 3. an old custom
transmission: 1. the act of sending out a message or broadcasting a message 2. the act of passing something from one person to another
truant: 1. a student who avoids school without permission 2. a lazy person 3. a person who avoids or neglects his or her work duties
underscore: 1. to emphasize or stress something 2. to draw a line under a word or words 3. to stress
veneer: 1. a thin coating 2. a decorative coating or facade 3. a polite but insincere way of behaving
vision: 1. sight 2. the ability to see 3. a mental image 4. something or someone considered to be extremely beautiful
volume: 1. the amount of space taken up by something 2. an amount of something 3. the sound level
welfare: 1. the well-being of a person or people 2. financial aid from a government to a person in need
zenith: 1. the point in the sky that's directly over one's head 2. the highest point or peak
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There are several websites where you can find people who are native English speakers and want to help your learn English if you teach them your language. This is free and can be a great way to learn from native speakers. Many learners are using this method and you should give a try.
Go to a mentor
A mentor can help you to guide in the right direction. She can measure your progress and suggest whatever you need to improve. You can regularly discuss about your improvement and weakness with your mentor. Oftentimes, she can help you. Your mentor can be someone who is good at English. She can be your school / college / university teacher, your friend or any person good at English.
Try to correct your mistakes
It is common to make mistakes. Every time you make a mistake, write it in a separate piece of paper. Make a list of mistakes. Check your mistakes from time to time and try not to make these mistakes again when you practice. These mistakes are clear and good indications of your weakness in English.
Give yourself time to think
Whenever you make a mistake, you should think how you can avoid this mistake from next time. Take time and assess your progress and weakness.
Be an advance learner
Try to learn advance English grammatical rules and vocabulary. Never be happy with your progress. The more you learn and practice, the better English skills you achieve.
Start with "Tense"
There are mainly three types of tense - past, present and future. Usually, verbs indicate the correct form of each tense. Besides learning tense, you should memorize some verbs too. Do not worry. It is interesting and easy to learn the necessary verbs.
Learn common pronoun usage
Do you know the difference between the common subject pronouns and object pronouns such as I/me, we/us, he/him, she/her, they/them?
We use subject pronouns such as I, we, he she, they when the subject is doing an action. Usually, we use subject pronouns at the beginning of a sentence. Example: I cannot remember the story.
But we do not start a sentence with object pronouns such as me, us, him, her, them. Example: Call him.
Active voice and passive voice
Many English learning students get confused here. In active voice, the subject performs an action. In passive voice, the subject and the object of a sentence swap to form the correct sentence.
Incorrect: The cinema was gone to by me.
Correct: The cinema was enjoyed by me.
A preposition defines the relationship between an object and its surroundings. Without the proper use of prepositions, your English will sound weird. Luckily, there are only a handful of prepositions and these are easy to learn.
English Vocabulary Exercise Tips
Learning new words can be a matter of fun but you need to follow some effective methods to learn new words faster. Read them all in the list below.
Read, read, and read
You will find many new words that you need to learn in novels and literary works. You will be most benefited if you read classic literary books. You should also read magazines and newspapers because these are also good sources of new words that you need to learn. These sources often use high quality English that often contain both common and advance words.
In the bookshops, you will find vocabulary wordbooks that range from beginner to advance levels. You can buy one or more depending on your requirements. These books make it a lot easier to learn because these books come with a complete list of words that is suitable for your level.
Use a journal
During your learning time, you will surely find new words. Add them in your journal. This list will slowly grow. But this journal will help you to measure your progress and show where you need to improve. The journal can inspire you to learn more and faster if you find that you are going slow.
Learn some new words everyday
It is easier and more realistic to digest some new words everyday. If you are determined to learn some new words everyday, you will be surprised and happy to see your progress after a month. The progress will surely motivate you to keep using this learning method.
Using flashcards is a common way to learn new words. You maybe know that you can buy flashcards from bookshops. Some learners find it easier to learn new words with flashcards. You should give a try too.
Set a target
Set a target that is achievable and realistic. Whatever happens, try to achieve your target at any cost.
Look up new words
Have you found a new word? Get in the habit of looking up words you do not know and immediately do this. If you leave it for later, you may completely forget about it and miss the chance to learn it. A quick way is to look the words in the dictionary installed or available in your smartphone. Another alternative is — look up the word on a search engine like Google.com and you will find the meaning of your desired word in several high quality websites.
Play some word games
If you search online, you can find several word learning games. Some of these games are developed in such a fun and entertaining way that you will not get bored even if you use them hours after hours. These games are not hard to find out. Vocabulary learners usually learn using crossword puzzles, anagrams, word jumble, Scrabble, and Boggle. You can try one of them or all of them.
Use your newly learned words
Take a piece of paper and make one or more sentences for every word you just learned. This way every word will be more memorable. It can take some time but it definitely has its benefits.
Engage in conversations
When you engage in conversation, use your newly learned vocabulary. It can be interesting because the other person will be surprised to see your improved vocabulary power / skills. Besides, you will be able to express / communicate in a better way.
Take vocabulary tests
There are several websites that give you free access to their website so that you can test your vocabulary. This website also helps you to test your SAT vocabulary, GRE vocabulary, IELTS vocabulary, TOEFL vocabulary, ACT vocabulary, TOEIC vocabulary, GMAT vocabulary, PTE vocabulary, ECPE vocabulary, MELAB vocabulary, MCAT vocabulary, and PCAT vocabulary.