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Question 1 of 10: What is the meaning of "buttress"?
2. 7th Grade Vocabulary: What is the meaning of "artisan"?
(a) 1. a student or teacher of martial arts 2. a martial arts expert 3. a person who does martial arts
(b) 1. a respected art teacher 2. a professor of arts at a college, university or other postgraduate institution
(c) 1. a person who serves a king or queen in his or her court 2. a close personal servant
(d) 1. a craftsman 2. a worker who has a specific skill and is able to make things by hand 3. a company or person that produces small batches of high quality goods
3. 7th Grade Vocabulary: What is the meaning of "rhetoric"?
(a) 1. a style of deceiving or helping that is intended to influence people and that may not be honest or reasonable 2. the art, skill, or study of using language formally and effectively in deceiving or denying
(b) 1. a style of discussing or negotiating that is intended to help people and that may not be effective or helpful 2. the art, skill, or study of using technique formally and ineffectively in discussion or negotiation
(c) 1. a style of speaking or writing that is intended to influence people and that may not be honest or reasonable 2. the art, skill, or study of using language formally and effectively in speaking or writing
(d) 1. a style of discussing or negotiating that is not intended to influence people and that may be effective or helpful 2. the art, skill, or study of using technique formally and effectively in discussion or negotiation
4. 7th Grade Vocabulary: What is the meaning of "topic"?
(a) 1. a subject that is currently being examined or discussed in a conversation, book, essay, article, etc. 2. a theme
(b) 1. the act of considering one's role to be more meaningful than the role of another 2. snobbishness related to work
(c) 1. a widely held belief about a certain profession 2. the thought that some jobs are more important than others
(d) 1. a stereotype 2. something people believe about a certain race or ethnicity that is simply not true
5. 7th Grade Vocabulary: What is the meaning of "community"?
(a) 1. a system of government in which riches and goods are evenly distributed amongst the citizens
(b) 1. a place where people who share similar utopian ideals live together in harmony, looking for spiritual enlightenment 2. a utopian paradise
(c) 1. a dystopia where everything has gone wrong 2. a region or area where absolutely nobody gets along 3. a region in civil crisis
(d) 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
6. 7th Grade Vocabulary: What is the meaning of "assessment"?
(a) 1. a teacher's opinion about a student and their work 2. the report card that students bring home at the end of a term 3. any written evaluation by a professional about a certain person 4. something that is evaluated when looking for a job
(b) 1. the act of evaluating and judging something 2. one's judgments or observations about a particular subject
(c) 1. a decision made by a judge or other public official regarding a high-profile case 2. any court decision
(d) 1. an essay, exam, thesis, or quiz that is used in order to measure how much a pupil has learned in a specific course 2. any school assignment
7. 7th Grade Vocabulary: What is the meaning of "channel"?
(a) 1. a television or radio station 2. a place where people can gather to share their ideas
(b) 1. a important fashion designer 2. someone who studies or practices fashion design
(c) 1. a route through which water flows or can flow 2. a television or radio station 3. a course of direction through which actions or ideas pass
(d) 1. a fan of fashion; a fashionista 2. a person who is concerned with always being in style 3. someone who insists upon following the trends of their day and age
8. 7th Grade Vocabulary: What is the meaning of "parody"?
(a) 1. a television show created to talk about serious issues 2. to poke fun at someone or something
(b) 1. a work of art such as a text or a play which is created to pay homage to another work 2. to honor someone or something
(c) 1. a work of art such as a text or a play which is created to poke fun at or ridicule another work 2. to say kind things about someone or something
(d) 1. a work of art such as a text or a play which is created to poke fun at or ridicule another work 2. to poke fun at someone or something
9. 7th Grade Vocabulary: What is the meaning of "eventually"?
(a) 1. a temporary worker 2. someone with a short contract
(b) 1. a long-term worker 2. someone with a long contract
(c) 1. after a short period of time 2. shortly 3. soon
(d) 1. in the end 2. at an unspecified time in the future 3. finally
10. 7th Grade Vocabulary: What is the meaning of "transit"?
(a) 1. a transaction made with a credit card, debit card or gift card 2. something that is bought without cash, but rather using a special card
(b) 1. the act of taking organs out of one human to implant them into another 2. the transfer of organs from one person to another worthy candidate
(c) 1. a place where one waits for trains, buses or airplanes 2. a transportation center 3. a bus depot
(d) 1. the act of passing through a certain location 2. a public system of transportation 3. the act of moving people or goods from one place to another
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Invest your time in learning
It surely takes some time to learn English. There is no shortcut way to learn it. Some websites may say that they will teach you English in seven days or one month. These are false offers. Invest some time in learning and practicing. Your English skills will surely improve.
Speak, speak, and speak!
Try to speak English the same way you write it. Do not worry about grammatical mistakes. The more you practice, the less mistakes you will make and the more fluent you will be. So, practice daily and do not be afraid of grammatical errors.
Slow down your speaking speed
Your confidence will go down if you try to speak fluently from the very beginning. Give yourself some time. Start with slow speaking speed and increase your speed over time as you make more progress day by day. Slowing down speaking speed has another benefit — you will get enough time to make sentences in your mind before you speak.
The more you practice speaking, the more confident you will be.
Use Mobile apps
Luckily, there are many English learning apps available. Some are free and some are paid apps. If you are a smartphone user, you should install some of these apps in your mobile phone. You can at least install one app and start practicing. A mobile app is a very handy and useful thing to learn at your convenient time. You can start with free apps.
Install and use a dictionary app in your mobile
There are several free dictionary apps that will help you to learn proper pronunciation and new words. It is highly possible that your smartphone already has a dictionary installed. Use it or install a better one.
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Learn English idioms and phrasal verbs
Idioms and phrasal verbs are very common in everyday English conversation. If you do not know them, you may fail to understand the correct meaning of what the other person is saying. So, do not ignore them. Try to learn the most common English idioms and phrasal verbs.
Listen to news bulletins
Almost every radio and television channel broadcasts news bulletins. If you have a smartphone, radio or television, you can listen to these English news bulletins. Besides learning the correct pronunciation, you can learn correct English. Listening to these bulletins will also improve your fluency. This is a common technique used by English learners.
Read out loud
How does your English sound? The pronunciation style of some people is very bad. But there is a simple and easy way to fix improve pronunciation. Take a newspaper or any other script written in English and read out loud. This way you can hear and test your own pronunciation. If you are not happy with your own pronunciation, keep practicing and your English pronunciation will surely improve.
Learn new words daily
The more words you learn, the better you can understand English and express yourself. You may be surprised to know that learning only the basic words can help you to speak English that is used in communication everyday.
Besides learning common words, try learning common sentences used in everyday English communication. This will give you a huge boost in your learning efforts.
Write every day
When you write, do not be shy of your mistakes. Try to write at least a few paragraphs, ideally at least one page. It is a great practice to use your newly learned words and practice grammar. This will also improve your writing skills.
Watch English movies
These movies will help you to learn proper pronunciation and improve your understanding of English. When you see how native English speakers speak English, your mind will automatically start copying the style. You can try to speak like them at home to understand the quality of your pronunciation and fluency.
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.
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