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    1. But why do you need it? Easy come, easy go (c) English proverb. Quickly it came, just as quickly it went. Personally, when I learn words, I do it so that I can then quickly remember them in a real-life situation. When I need to quickly formalize a Russian-language idea in English. I will copy here a post from my FB page “English language pearls“.

    HOW TO load WORDS INTO MEMORY CELLS without losing them later. the brain has a blockage from the surrounding thrash – 5 levels of protection. so

    🔹 You need to SEE the English word. we remember more with our eyes than with our ears. and, see inside the text or at least phrases. word cards won't work for long.

    words in phrases are connected by a thread of meaning. the words in the list are a bunch of small, smooth, one-size-fits-all, almost weightless beads. which will always run away.

    You need to HEAR the word and speak it yourself. it doesn't always read as it is written. You can get voice input by clicking on the speaker icon in the lower-left corner of the Google Translate window. under the post, I attach a screen with a demonstration.

    WRITING it down increases the efficiency of memorizing words by 8-12 times more than if we just see, hear, and underline or highlight important words in the text with a marker. again, you need to write out phrases, not individual words.

    print electronically is 4-6 times less efficient, but 10 times faster in terms of speed. therefore, at the initial stage, I advise you to write by hand, then in electronic form.

    🔹 when recording, you need to GROUP by any attribute. the easiest way is to use nouns, adjectives, and verbs. best of all: according to the situations that we face in life – satisfaction of needs, purchase of things and services, relationships with other people, surrounding objects and phenomena.

    these are large groups. they should be divided into subgroups, for example, contacts with others: acquaintance-conversation on general topics-agreement and disagreement – persuasion and dissuasion – general plans for the future

    нераз unworn shoes almost always rub your foot. and it takes several walkers to adapt. unusedIn the CASE of the word “presses” always. for words, only one “way out” is enough to make them work. such that the brain will not be afraid to work with them, perform verbal operations.

    we have a subconscious fear of coming across unknown meanings of the word. the fear that the listener will decipher the word not in the sense that we put in it. this is especially true for verbs, and to a lesser extent for adjectives. there are no problems with nouns, because they are easy to visualize, to imagine a clear picture.

    therefore, the words you learn need to be applied in practice: in writing or through conversation. as soon as we have WRITTEN or SAID a phrase with a new word to someone once, and we see that there are no misunderstandings, the brain immediately “gives the green light” to this word.


    IF YOU LEARN THIS WAY, you can master 1000-3000 words per month. In order not to lose them, you need to repeat them regularly [I recommend the Interval Repetition method]. And in fact apply.

  1. My recode is more than 200 words a day, but such marathons do more harm than good. It is better to learn 20-30 words a day comfortably and efficiently, than rarely and with a headache for 200. Words are still forgotten without repetition, practice in speech activity.�

    I could learn 20-30 words every day so that it bounced off my teeth, in both directions (knowing the word “English – Russian” and “Russian – English” is not the same thing at all), memorize qualitatively, firmly. And for 200 words, I wouldn't even study for a week – it would be tedious and boring, so you can drop the language altogether. In general, you go quieter – you will continue.

    In addition, there are not so many words that you need to learn at all (it is to teach purposefully, separately from reading, listening, etc.) If you know the main 2000-3000 words (or even earlier), it is better to replenish your vocabulary in the process of reading, listening, speaking and writing.

  2. 1000 or more, but I personally did not set such records.) Use Yagodkin's technologies.) But I would not advise chasing quantity for the sake of quantity.) Here.)

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