Memorizing words is the first step in learning English, there is not enough word volume, listening, reading, conversation and other aspects will be limited, for this reason, learning to memorize words efficiently is a shortcut to lay a good foundation in English!
1. Familiarize yourself with syllables to help you remember and master pronunciation:
English as a language exists for communication, and when memorizing a single word, while learning the correct pronunciation of English, you can really use it in the future. In addition, by disassembling the syllables of a single word, the difficulty of memorization will also be greatly reduced, allowing students to memorize words more efficiently.
For example, when learning the word internation, it is much easier to memorize the syllables in syllables by disassembling them into four syllables, as a unit of syllables, than to memorize the 11 letters directly. Not only this word, but all English words can be disassembled using syllables to make memories less difficult.
In addition, many words contain the same syllables, as long as you memorize enough syllable spelling, you can more easily memorize new words, such as the 4 words mentioned above: internation, congratulation, conversation, situation have the syllables of the tion, familiar with this syllable can make it easier to memorize these words. The continuous accumulation of different syllables in spelling and pronunciation will make it easier and easier to memorize words.
2. Five senses situational method, do not “only memorize a single word”
Think carefully about how you learned Chinese as a child. Mom brings you a banana to eat, you see a crooked, yellow thing, smell a special aroma, feel the soft and sweet taste in your mouth, and hear your mother say that it is a banana. There are so many organs that help the brain remember, of course you will remember the word very quickly.
The same is true when learning English, try to use all the senses to “feel” the word. If you just can’t eat bananas, you can at least try to create a situation in your head and imagine what you actually use. For example, when learning the use of as soon as, there is an example sentence that is I’ll tell him as soon as I see him. Imagine your friend Sally telling you to tell John that dinner time will be changed to seven tomorrow, and then you’ll say to Sally: Say OK! I’ll tell him as soon as I see him.。
In addition, watching movies to learn is also a very effective way, not only is it a hundred times more interesting than memorizing a single word book, but also stimulates your hearing and vision at the same time, directly helping you create situations.
3. Compare memorization methods and often “think actively”
In every language, there must be many words that are very similar in spelling, meaning, and pronunciation, and the “I” and “find” of the Chinese are also very troublesome for foreign friends who have just started to learn Chinese. At this time, you must often take the initiative to think about whether you have learned similar words before, and immediately figure out where they are worse, and then you will remember more and more clearly! For example, yesterday I learned say, I learned tell today, where is the difference? Would you make a simple sentence out of those two words? If you feel vague, be sure to check the dictionary and ask the dog first. If you still can’t, be sure to ask the teacher!
4. Memorize synonyms and antonyms at the same time:
Synonyms and antonyms are an excellent way to quickly increase the amount of words, and it is of great help for English writing and speaking by becoming familiar with the alternative usage of a word. Replacing multiple words and avoiding the use of single modifiers can greatly increase the richness of the article and increase the diversity of words used.