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 is also a great way to engage in "elaboration".
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Elaboration is a powerful way to improve your vocabulary by linking a word to meaningful information at the time of learning. You can engage in elaboration by
reading examples of the word, learning its synonyms, making up your own examples, and more. For more information, see Elaboration.
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Play word games
Traditional word games can be great fun. These include scrabble, boggle, and crosswords. 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.
Some of my favorite sites for word games are:
Using Ultimate Vocabulary to play with words
Ultimate Vocabulary also uses the concept of fun activities to boost your vocabulary. It contains 8 different learning activities that use cutting edge
learning techniques to maximize your retention of words.
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