Learning Vocabulary

Learning Vocabulary is Fun

If you are interested in learning more vocabulary, here is an enjoyable way to learn.

I have a list of nouns below. Make up a story using one of the nouns in the list below in each sentence. Imagine the story in your mind.

  1. Pick a location that you know. Your home usually works best.
  2. Make the sentences/ideas simple. The goal is to learn the words.
  3. Use the first word in your first sentence.
  4. Then repeat that first sentence and add a new word in the second sentence.
  5. Then repeat the first sentence and second sentence and add another new word in the third sentence. Continue for as long as you want.
  6. You will remember this story weeks or months from now and the new words will become part of your vocabulary.

Remember to use these words as nouns, even though some can be used as different parts of speech.

Prediction - A statement that is made concerning a belief that something will happen in the futureWager - a betData - information or factsAberration - something that is different from normal.
Amateur - someone that acts out of pleasure or interest not for money.Shriek - a noise like a scream.Altercation - a fightFamine - a great shortage of food.
Avarice - excessive greedEmpathy - a sensitivity for someone else's feelingsEnmity - hatred or bad willHypocrite - a phony or a fraud, a person who pretends to have high morals or principals
Hypocrisy - the pretense of having high morals or principalsTendency - a natural movement in a certain directionEvidence - proof that makes something true or falseDecade - 10 years
Glimpse - a short quick viewTragedy - something that happened that was very sad or terriblePeril - dangerQuantity - amount
Addict - a person who has a habit that he can not breakEditor - a person who prepares a written work to be publishedPioneer - one who leads the way for others to followLegend - an old story which many people believe is true
Adage - a proverb, a statement expressing the truthPopulation - the people of a country or an areaJournalist - one who writes for a newspaper or a magazineMenace - something or someone that threatens to cause harm
Professional - someone who gets paid for what they doMajority - more than 1/2 of the totalMinority - less than half of the totalTalent - natural ability

You don’t have to write it down, just sit in your favourite chair and tell the story to yourself. You will remember the new vocabulary that you have learned.

You can do this with any vocabulary that you need to memorize. It is actually fun. You don’t know where your story will end until you run out of new words to use. Try it.

Here is my story:

  1. When I woke up this morning and looked outside at the rain falling down, I realized that my prediction was correct.
  2. When I woke up this morning and looked outside at the rain falling down, I realized that my prediction was correct. Yesterday, my friend told me that the sun would be shining all day. I disagreed so we made a wager.
  3. When I woke up this morning and looked outside at the rain falling down, I realized that my prediction was correct. Yesterday, my friend told me that the sun would be shining all day. I disagreed so we made a wager. I had no data concerning the weather, but somehow I knew that it would rain.
  4. When I woke up this morning and looked outside at the rain falling down, I realized that my prediction was correct. Yesterday, my friend told me that the sun would be shining all day. I disagreed so we made a wager. I had no data concerning the weather, but somehow I knew that it would rain. My friend said that this was an aberration, because I am not usually right about the weather.