Top secrets about how to learn words more efficiently
Atualizado: 15 de Fev de 2020
#1 when you want to memorize a word try to do it in the context, create some phrases with it or even a story😉
#2 check a reliable dictionary for the most frequent collocations with this words (a collocation=a fixed phrase where you can't change any word without losing the meaning)
#3 the next step is to find the words with the same root (cognate words) e.g. beauty-beautiful-beautify- beautifying (don't make this list too long, 3-4 cognate words are enough))
Now let's take an example to illustrate what we mean😉
a grudge- a persistent feeling of resentment resulting from a past insult or injury
We usually use this word in the following colocations withthe verbs hold or bear
to hold a grudge or to bear a grudge against smb
To memorize the word better we've made some examples
Holding a grudge isn't good for your mental health.
He bears a grudge against me because it was me who has been promoted.
Now let's find some cognate words :)
I’m not a grudge-holder, I just remember the facts
grudge-holding or grudgy
Be accurate with him, he is a grudge-holding personality
Helen is grudgy. She always seeks revenge.