FAQ https://youtu.be/UdRZ4tG4o2M This is one more question which is asked to me numerous times. Almost all of us face this at one or the other point. Are you sometimes stuck with what to say?
You have to say something, but the word is at the backside of the mind. It is not coming from your mouth.
Then the problem is probably you are short of words which means your vocabulary is not strong.
So, now what?
You will be surprised to know that 80% of the total conversation is made using 20 % of the vocabulary. These 20% words are the ones which we already know. But, we keep on bothering about the rest of the words which are just used 20%.
Just try to recall and tell me when were the not so common vocabulary like decorum or condemnation used by you last?
You are blown right!
How many times today itself, you have used words like the, of, what, how, as, etc. ?
Almost in most of the conversations, these words were only used.
So, rather than feeling troubled about complex vocabulary, what you need to do?
The only thing which can be of some help is, you simply get used to some basic words and use them regularly.
If you want to know how to learn new words, then check the link – Grow vocabulary
Till then, let us just check out a few commonly used words which can help you to understand the usage.
Simple commonly used words
The/A/An As A I In
We They You His/Her That
He/She That/this Was/Were For On
It You Or Of To
And/Or Can Out/In There At
Do/Does/Did Is/Am/Are With They Be
Their Will Must Hot/Cold By
From Here But Word If
Me Every Our All When
Your Then Them Would So
These Now My Should Eat
Have/Has/Had Any One/Two/Three/Four and so all numbers
Apart from this some more simple words are:
Hot Time Said Tell Want
Air Water Play Start End
Put Read Home Hand Large
Cold Small Odd Even Add
Land Big High Low Follow
Act Ask Tell Men Women
Change Same Went Go Light
Kind Need House Picture Try
Again Animal Point Mother Father
World Near Far Build Self
Earth New Old Work Part
Take Get Place Made Live
After Before Back Front Little
Only Round Square Triangle Year
Day Came Show Give Good
Bad Under Name Very Through
Just Form Sentence Great Think
Say Help Low High Line
Differ Turn Cause Mean Move
Right Wrong Left Young Same
Different Up Use About Like
Like Long Make Thing See
Look More Number Sound Most
People Over Water Call Stand
Side Find Head Body Own
Page Country Found Answer Grow
Question School Study Still Learn
Plant Cover Food State Sun
Between Keep Eye Never Last
And so on
These are the few most used words and if we know atleast these words, then we can proficiently communicate in English.
How to learn these words and their usage?
When we talk or communicate, we do it with the help of words. So, our choice of words while communicating should be really appropriate.
Many times I have seen people facing a problem that when they talk, they are either short of words. Some word is just at the back of their mind, but it is not coming out of their mouth.
This indirectly makes us fearful, we fumble and lose our confidence. The ultimate result will be a fear of communication.
We should solve this problem by growing our vocabulary
We can grow our vocabulary by various methods, but the best way to do so is to learn a minimum of 1 new word each day.
One way can be to use any dictionary and learn one work each day.
But the better way is to
Make your own dictionary and write every day the words you have learned.
- While conversing or writing if you get stuck on one word, you just need to use google and find the meaning of that word in English itself.
- Then write the word and the meaning in your dictionary.
- Also, mention one similar word and opposite word.
- Write one real-life usage of that word, as you will remember the word much better, if the use is from real life.
- Discuss the word at least 10 times to make it clear for you.
- In this way, you will have a minimum of 30 new words in a month and vocabulary gets enriched day by day.
Remember, knowing everything is not possible, but learning is. So, do focus that you keep on adding new words to your vocabulary every day.
It will help you gain confidence and with time, gradually you will not be short of words.
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