IWTYAL 012: How can I learn advanced English vocabulary?

itunesButtonDavide asks: “I’m very fluent in English but there are still words I don’t know. How can I learn them?”

In this episode:

  • Moving from fluent to advanced
  • The law of diminishing returns
  • Learning advanced vocabulary
  • The importance of reading

Resources featured in this episode:

Three great websites that will help you read online in your target language.

  • Lingua.ly – http://lingua.ly/ Collect new words from across the web with Lingua.ly’s smart dictionary

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  • Hey guys. What I feel about learning vocabulary is this: In a given moment, if you keep learning new words, you will start to learn new words by inferring their meanings based on your previous experience. For example the word “hogwash”, hog+wash at least give you an easy mnemonics hint. Because washing a hog make no sense.