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30 Day Vocabulary Challenge - Day 5

Jun 5, 2016

Hi Cafetalk!

Welcome to Day 5 of the 30 Day Vocabulary Challenge. Each day, I will post 3 vocabulary words. If you missed yesterday's challenge, here is the link.

I often tell my students that learning new vocabulary is the fastest way to improve your overall English level. It has been said that everytime we learn 1000 new words, our level in a language increases.

1000 words may sound like a lot, but it really isn't. There are 365 days in a year, which means if you want to improve your English level in 1 year, you need to learn less than 3 words per day. Of course, if you want to improve faster, you can learn more.

Memorizing vocabulary can often be a dreaded task for students, but it doesn't have to be. Learning a new language is all about having fun! I encourage you to just pick 3 words that you know in your native language but don't know in the language that you are studying. Then, try to use those words in fun and meaningful sentences.

Here are today's three words. If you already know these words, no worry! Please head to the very useful website, www.thesaurus.com , to find a synonym or antonym of the word(s) that you already know. 

Today's 3 words:




Please click the links to learn the definitions of these words. Then try to make sentences using these words. For example:

The redacted emails put into question the transparency of the agency and its motives.

Please comment below if you you are taking the vocabulary challenge and feel free to leave your example sentences there too!

If you would like me to check your sentences, please check out my Keep a Journal lesson. I'll check your grammar and usage and give you tips. 

If you'd like to try and use these words in conversation, please check out my Daily Conversation Lesson and I will be happy to instruct you there.

I hope you are enjoying the Vocabulary Challenge! Good luck!


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