Having a good vocabulary is a pre-requisite to cracking the various competitive entrance exams including 11 plus exams for grammar or independent schools. Also, unfortunately a large vocabulary is again a result of good and extensive reading habit. Nevertheless, there are ways to build up good vocabulary…read on.
One should be patient and understand that building vocabulary is a slow and tedious task, especially when one is using a word list. At the outset one should first measure his/her vocabulary. Take a vocabulary test, like the one that appears in Reader’s Digest or else one can pick out thirty words randomly from any word list and check how many of these do you know.
Mugging up words from a word list is a very arduous task. One should not spend hours at a go trying to cram in 50 words at a time. The next day, one would, at best, remember only half of them. Also doing the word list sequentially, one remembers the word more by association i.e., the word following this word means so and so; this word on top left means this, etc. When the same word is encountered in a passage recollecting the meaning is difficult. Reading many times is not enjoyable and thus become boring just because of not so good vocabulary.
It has been proven that visual learning is the best learning and remembered for long.
11 Plus exam Papers in association with Champs Learning created a wonderful mechanism to learn vocabulary online. Each word is associated with a picture and each word has various application and are associated with relevant pictures. Thousands of students have enjoyed learning vocabulary this way and have stated that it has been the most effective way to learn vocabulary.
To make it more interesting we associated some portion of these words with 8 classics books for regular package and 8 books – children’s popular for foundation package.
Each package will have 8 modules. Each Module is divided in to 5 units and each unit will have two/three files containing 30 - 40 words. The files are in Video mode with a link to open with voiceover to it.
A student has to login in his system and select a module and then Unit. Click on the files’ link to enjoy the learning.
Online learning also gives an advantage of learning anywhere, anytime.
Each module will have an assessment on the words learnt in the respective module and a digital flash card set.
Our recommendation is to do one unit every week and do the assessment after every Module. We emphasise on good reading habits and thus recommend reading the relevant book while doing each module.