Vocabulary Improvement Technique #6 - Play With Words
Another great way to improve your vocabulary is to play with words. Not only does this make learning fun, it's also a great way to practice the techniques of elaboration and repetition in a casual, engaging environment.
Elaboration is a powerful way to improve your vocabulary by linking a word to meaningful information during the process of learning the word. You can engage in elaboration by reading examples of the word, learning its synonyms, making up your own examples, and more.
Play word games
Traditional word games can be great fun. These include Scrabble, Boggle, and crossword puzzles. There are also many web sites that have word games. Often these sites can hook you up with an opponent, so you don't even need to find people to play with.
These are some of our favorite sites for word games:
The Internet Scrabble Club
Using Ultimate Vocabulary to play with words
Ultimate Vocabulary also uses the concept of fun activities to boost your vocabulary. It contains over a dozen different activities and games that use cutting-edge learning techniques to maximize your retention of words.