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1 Simple Method to Increase Your Vocabulary | The 3R Technique | How to Improve Your Vocabulary

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Learn 1 simple method to increase your vocabulary. This is the 3R technique. Also see - MOST COMMON MISTAKES IN ENGLISH & HOW TO AVOID THEM: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Dax90QyXgI&list=PLmwr9polMHwsR35rD9spEhjFUFa7QblF9 For more FREE English lessons, SUBSCRIBE to this channel. Transcript: Hello and welcome. In this lesson, I’m going to teach you 1 simple method that you can use to increase your vocabulary. This is the technique that I teach my students, and this is also what I use personally to learn new words – so I know that this works. So what is this technique? Well, it’s the 3R method. It’s called 3R because there are three steps: Read, Record and Review. I will show you how to do all three of these correctly to get the best results. So let’s talk about the first step: Read. If there’s one secret to building your vocabulary, it’s reading. There is simply no better way. You should aim to read for an hour per day. If that’s difficult, do at least half an hour, i.e. 30 minutes but one hour per day will give you the most benefit. Now I’m not talking about reading the newspaper or studying textbooks. That kind of reading is good but it’s not the best way to learn new words. For that, you need to read what is interesting. So here’s an idea: pick something that you’re really interested in. Like sports, movies, music, cars, fitness, fashion, electronics etc. - whatever you feel passionate about. Then find material that you will enjoy reading. Some great examples are magazines, novels, short stories or biographies related to your topic. And don’t forget the internet – one of my favorite places for reading online is Wikipedia. There are millions of articles on this site and whatever your topic of interest is, you can go on Wikipedia and find articles to read. Now, there’s something really important. When you read (whether it’s books or online material), there will be many words that are difficult – that you don’t understand. But don’t look up every single one of these in a dictionary. Because that will distract you and make you bored. Instead, your focus should be to just understand the overall idea of what you are reading. For any difficult words, try to guess the meaning from the surrounding information. If you cannot, mark them with a pencil, or write them down and you can come back to them after you finish reading. After you have finished reading, you move on to step 2 – record. This is where you collect new words. So now, you go back to the text you read and find words to learn – there are two types of words that you can learn – unknown words (words that you don’t know), and inactive words (these are words that you have seen before but you’re not sure how to use). Aim to collect about 5-10 new words every day. Once you have the words, you’re going to note them down in a notebook, on your computer (in a Microsoft Word or Excel file) or even your smartphone (there are many apps that will let you save and learn vocabulary). Start by taking your first word and look it up in a dictionary. I personally prefer to use online dictionaries like Cambridge, Oxford or Merriam-Webster. And now, you can start to record the word. Let’s look at the best way to do that. In your notebook or file, first write the word - let’s say ‘creative’ is the word you’re learning. From your dictionary, you should then write what part of speech it is (that is, whether it’s a noun, verb, adjective, adverb etc.). This word is an adjective. Then you write its definition – ‘creative’ means ‘having the ability to produce original ideas’ - it can describe people or activities. Then you note any example sentences that you can find or you can make sentences of your own. Here are a couple of examples: “Frank Zappa was a highly creative musician.” “Children enjoy doing creative activities.” Along with this, you should also note down the correct pronunciation of the word in phonetic symbols. This word is pronounced /kri ˈeɪ.tɪv/. There are three syllables – /kri/, /eɪ/, and /tɪv/ with the stress on /eɪ/ – /kriˈeɪ.tɪv/. You might not know these symbols very well, that’s OK. With the dictionary, practice the correct pronunciation a few times, then copy the symbols. Over time, you will become comfortable with them. It’s also a good idea to make a note of the reference – that is, where you learned the word: which book, website etc. Because, later, when you are reviewing the word, you can more easily recall where you saw it, and you can also go to the same website or book if you want to check how it’s used. You should also try to find and note down the different forms of the word. For example, we said that the word ‘creative’ is an adjective. But it has other forms too.
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Learn English Lab (11 months ago)
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Magdalene Daniel (2 months ago)
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Prawal Khadka (7 months ago)
Ok thanks for your opinion and now I'm going to start now And it makes me some learn in easier way and also make learn some words somethin for your vocabulary practice thanks u so much for this wonderful advice
Technical Workers (7 months ago)
Great sir
DEEPAK SHRIWASH (8 months ago)
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Sangeri Raghavendra (1 day ago)
I have been reading The Hindu newspaper daily. I am confronting so may new words. My problem is writing English. How can I improve my grammar?
Carlos Inzunza (2 days ago)
I like read articles in Wikipedia!
Mayank kumar (2 days ago)
Sir do you conduct face to face sessions of English speaking .
Emine Aliyeva (3 days ago)
Thanks a lot,you are excellent👍👍👍👍👍
Md Ehtesham (3 days ago)
Sir In case if I forgot an existing word how can I know before adding a new word in my vocabulary that it's already existing or not ?..... because multiple entry may disturb adding of new words.....
Murali Theeran (4 days ago)
Yes. It works perfectly. Thanks Ganesh!
khadija ghoudi (4 days ago)
Malik Hassam (5 days ago)
What an idea!
Mohan Kumar (5 days ago)
Thank you very much for your effort to make us to speak fluently. I have been observing about English for the past 10 years. The way you explain is the best. anybody can not only learn but also master in this if it is followed as you said. Superb, Fantastic, Awesome, Marvelous.
misbah Humera (6 days ago)
Could you please name the flashcards apps.
Thameem sheik (6 days ago)
your classes are very useful for me sir, keep moving for motive us...thanks a lot :-)
Ban Phorn (8 days ago)
Good teacher
Balamurali Krishna (10 days ago)
This is one of the best ways I have heard to increase vocabulary. Thank you so much for sharing this sir!
Borra Ramani (10 days ago)
Sir could u pls gimme ur WhatsApp no.because I get so many doubts regarding grammar
Hozaifah Ali (11 days ago)
Brilliant Sir! I hope your techniques will help me to be good in speaking English language. Best Wishes for you from Pakistan!
Nagella Ramaiah (12 days ago)
you are best English language teacher in the YouTube
Rounak Kumar (14 days ago)
I had done exactly the same method which you have suggested . I used to read the Hindu newspaper online especially the editorial section n note down all the new words. I practiced this for almost 6 months n the result was I scored 98 percentile in CAT exam n my dream of pursuing MBA from a reputed college was achieved. Your videos are really awesome. Please can you help me with some tips on how to prepare for GD n personal interview.
Loganathan Vignesh (14 days ago)
sir I would like to talk in English but still I couldn't speak bz I am not in fluency.
Mahmood Kamali (15 days ago)
There are 315 people who don't know the English language and they need to be taught from zero as if they had known this language they would never have disliked this useful video.
truthseekr girl (16 days ago)
Ganesh Sir...i owe u alot..U R great.I am from Pakistan and i love ur videos.
Kasun Wijerathna (16 days ago)
really helpful thx allot i whish my school teacher tought me more like him
Yasir Khan (16 days ago)
Dear sir give us also an idea of how to expand our sentences and paragraphs in an essay....love from pakistan..
Praveen Nayak (17 days ago)
Thanks for you to help improving my vocabulary,
K KK (20 days ago)
Thanks you
Seema Rameez (20 days ago)
Sir, Please make a video on root words, suffixes and prefixes in vocabulary. All of my friends are waiting for this.
melvin ocampos (23 days ago)
you are the best
elmuraz memmedov (24 days ago)
It's really good technical way for learning english words.But HOW CAN I GET THE KIND OF READY SCHEDULES?? PLEASE
Julleber Pucong (25 days ago)
5 to 10 words a day is good. But i think i cant recall this in 100 percent after ive got those words.
chanchal barman (25 days ago)
Could you suggest any app for translator all time it's not possible to open website ..
Channu Hosamani (25 days ago)
Good work Sir, how to improve spoken English fluently. please guide me sir
Km Komari (25 days ago)
Thank you so much sir... Really every videos are useful to crack a competitive exam in English session. But I request you sir teach banking syllabus (English) as a subject wise thank you once again sir
İbrahim Yılmaz (27 days ago)
good set of advice brother. cheers!
Zulqar nain (28 days ago)
Best way
Akash Kumar (28 days ago)
I like this solution
Evance Mataka (29 days ago)
Clear Guidance,,,,, Thank You.
monu khatri (1 month ago)
you are sach a nice guy.
Purnima Nath (1 month ago)
Thank you Sir...
Pratik Bachhav (1 month ago)
Awesome information
Abduwali Farah (1 month ago)
anonymous 101 (1 month ago)
Thank you for having this kind of info. It helps a lot..
Rahe Gaim (1 month ago)
it's helpful thanks a lot for everything God bless you my teacher love you more. .......!
Sima Kumari (1 month ago)
You know, I pick almost 5-10 words in my S.St book (no need to get any novel or anything 😂) but I write all the meanings in hindi because I read in SBSE boards where hindi is a important subject. (correct please)
wonder human (1 month ago)
what books would you recommend for increasing the vocabulary?
Devendra Kushwaha (1 month ago)
sir i am hindi studied student and my english is not fluent as well as very good if i am trying to speak english then i not able find some words in english and if i used dictionary so they gives me lots of words with same meaning what word is suitable for my sentence situation how to recognize that
sarfaraz raza (1 month ago)
Sir amazing i too follow this technique for my vocabulary part
Md Mubasshir (1 month ago)
U teach so niiiiiiiiiiiiice sir
Are you an indian
Banupriya R (1 month ago)
Hi. Please clarify the sentence. User denied saying cache is not required User denied saying cache is required User denied by saying is cache is not required Here the fact is...user denied the cache.. How to represent the fact with deny
Mohammed Wahab (1 month ago)
Hi ganesh sir, Awesome video, i am using Anki flash cards for learning vocabulary, even though i have learnt lot of new words, i am not able to utilize them, my anki flash card have word definition, Example sentence and image, but i do not have verb form, since i am very poor in grammar i am not able to figure out what form of word is it, i started learning from basic, already i watched your Tenses video, appreciate if you can make a basic grammar video.
Feedor Gogolev (1 month ago)
I've discovered this method by myself, so glad that it's now approved by professional teacher!
Mohamed Abshir Mualim (1 month ago)
Thnks teacher 👨‍🏫 u changed my attitude ❤️❤️
Furqan Ahmed (1 month ago)
I would really appreciate the lecture and the way of teaching by Mr, Ganesh to make things understand. Reading is no doubt a very good method of learning and improving vocabulary for daily usage regular words reading newspaper daily also can be helpful, Thank you.
Thank you
saki rezwana (1 month ago)
Sir do u make a full vedio clip for ielts
hishasgermania (1 month ago)
smart thank you
Thank you sir
笹原嵐 (1 month ago)
This is a great video. So comprehensive in addressing most problems with memorizing new vocabulary. Although, I'd like to add (and this goes to my fellow introverts), try to socialize and converse with others more frequently. This is especially advantageous for those who want to learn new words and practice them.
zoohaan (1 month ago)
You look like "Umair" he live in our street, till now I'll call him Ganesh: ) btw good Teacher ypu are sir:)
kiko solo (1 month ago)
Very beneficial
Mukesh Kumar (1 month ago)
Which accent should Ilearn British or Indian?
Ravikiran Takale (1 month ago)
Very useful method you told for improve vocabulary..Thank you much sir
Anil Thakur (1 month ago)
sir your English is too good.
Abhijit Das (1 month ago)
Sir please make a video on the use Of so, too and very
Selvam M (1 month ago)
Nice Video!!!
Anita Pandey (1 month ago)
Awesome idea.thanx
rahul Sharma (1 month ago)
I can read and understand any article but unable to speak with fluency. I hve to think before speak ing
Funny Rafsan (1 month ago)
Great sir
ninjus niranjana (2 months ago)
Could you please give some tips on essay writing?
Dany Glover Jackson (2 months ago)
Hey guys I wish to be able
Gulzeb Ansari (2 months ago)
Great work..... very helpful..... thanking you.
Goli Sai kumar (2 months ago)
No words to praise ur greatness ..u r simply an awesome teacher. If every teacher teaches like U India vl b the top most country in the world... I thank you from the bottom of my heart...
Thanalakshmi Gopal (2 months ago)
Tq.. ❤
Hello India Hi dosto (2 months ago)
Killer techniques, you are teaching you are best.
Satish Kayada (2 months ago)
You are given good knowledge to others. Thank you very much for your efforts.
pavithra devi (2 months ago)
Hi sir.am some how good in english. But i have some hesitations. How to avoid thatt?
Selvi Selvam (2 months ago)
Thankyou so much,sir
laxmi interprises (2 months ago)
Yaa... U r lesson very useful. I follow ur teaching.. I think vocabulary is very important..
Dinesh Dixit (2 months ago)
Sir i am new and my grammar ia so weak plzz reply how make grammar strong
kartik joshi (2 months ago)
Plz make something about mnemonic and how it is to be done??...This is simple and useful
Miguel Quintero (2 months ago)
I loved it... great teacher
Gunay Milletova (2 months ago)
Very useful thanks a bunch.
Mari Barbosa (2 months ago)
Ratna Chaitanya (2 months ago)
Good evening sir, how to improve speaking skills without searching words
soultrail7 (2 months ago)
The best app for learning new words is Anymemo, some also prefer Anki.
noor khan (2 months ago)
thanks sir
Muhammad Raza (2 months ago)
Lovely!! Exactly what I was looking for my kids but it actually helped me as well. It is packed with good ideas and teaching style is focused and great.
Ilsa Rajput (2 months ago)
Matilda 141516 (2 months ago)
Shall you do the record thing in your native language or in English? I mean when you write the definition of the Word?
Matilda 141516 (2 months ago)
Dream World (2 months ago)
Wonderful lecture easy to learn and understand from your videos sir, Thank you .....
Sandra Carli (2 months ago)
Has anyone found a good app to build up flash cards and also to flip them?
Giteshsingh Rajput (2 months ago)
Sir suggest something about general English writing for upsc main examination thank you
rafi islam (2 months ago)
I am so much weak in speaking English. how to improve speaking English language.
Learn English Lab (2 months ago)
Take a look at my fluency development lessons here - *How to Become Fluent:* https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLmwr9polMHwsI6vWZkm3W_VE7cWtYVjix
Deepak jarodia (2 months ago)
Sir.i m.new on ur channel.and i m beginner so plz tell me that how can i improve my english for civil exams and to communicate with people..sir plz reply..m.waiti g for ur reply
Learn English Lab (2 months ago)
Hi Deepak, take a look at my fluency development lessons - *How to Become Fluent:* https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLmwr9polMHwsI6vWZkm3W_VE7cWtYVjix
Himanshu Baghel (2 months ago)
sir ,I am preparing upsc exam so, i want you are suggest me any book of english grammar or any website
Kashmir Singh (2 months ago)
Thanks sir and keep it up
Tufail Khan (2 months ago)
Only One Word #Amazing ❤
sanjith innovative (3 months ago)
That is informed that you its very useful ur videos nd den ur language , way of pronounces was good am learn lot of things for this one.tq u sir.
Khadija Ettayab (3 months ago)
thank you .I like your videos there are useful and I will use this 3R method to improve my vocabulary .
Anshul Jain (3 months ago)
Thanks sir

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