You might wonder, people who speak fluent English, how do they remember so many English words or how do they memorise English vocabulary. As a beginner in English you only know few English words because of which you are stuck with basic English. If you want to speak English fluently you need to expand your vocabulary. That brings us to the question – How can I remember so many English words faster? In this English speaking lesson I will give you some useful tips to remember English words so that you could use them in your daily English conversations without thinking too much what to say. I have used this technique with my students and they have improved their English speaking faster.
Complete Lesson Transcript : –
Hey everybody, welcome back to Let’s Talk, this is me Meera and I welcome you all to a new lesson where we are going to learn just a very, very basic trick to learn new words in a very faster way, in a much faster way. Now when we think about new words, you always think oh my goodness, I am already struggling with the words that I know, how will I learn new words? Well the trick is that all you have to know is the ‘root word’. Now what is the root word? A root word is the simplest form of any word. For example ‘cover’, similar… ‘Organized’, ‘like’. These are root words. What happens when we learn a prefix or prefixes? What is a prefix to begin with? Prefix is nothing but certain words, certain letters added before, before the word, right? Just the way I have written all the words over here and then there is a dash that means that these letters are added before the word begins. Now the trick is even if you learn these basic prefixes, you would actually learn so many more words already. Now let’s take a look at the first example, let’s just focus on u-n ‘un’, d-i-s is ‘dis’, i-n ‘in’ and n-o-n ‘non’. Now what do these actually mean? They usually are used to negate the certain word or write an opposite of a certain word. Now in the first example the root word is ‘cover’, this is the root word and we have added ‘un’. Now you would say what is the meaning of cover? To shut something, right? To close something, it could be an object or it could even be the truth, right? To cover the truth or to keep a secret, which means to cover something and when you add a simple two letters ‘un’, it becomes the opposite of it uncover, that means to disclose the truth, which means you’re actually saying that I’m going to uncover the truth or uncover the secret and you change the meaning of the root word completely and it becomes the opposite of it with the word ‘un’. I hope you got it and I am going to make sure that you get at the whole part and you learn more words by the end of the lesson. The next word is, root word is ‘organised. Now guys the ‘S’ over here is always debated with a ‘Z’ or a ‘Z’ but basically it means the same. Organize something to keep everything aligned, to keep everything in order, means to organize something, right? I have organized my shelf and I have organized my files according to the letters from A to Z a simple terminology and when I add ‘un’ to it which means the opposite of organization, of organize which means I’ve not kept things aligned, I have not kept things in order. Now this is how you’ve already learned four words, what ‘cover’ is one word ‘uncovered’ is another word here itself you have learned four words. Now moving on to the next one ‘unlike’. This is a simple one but the reason why I have kept is because the root word is simple ‘like’ to like something, to like someone, I like all of you, I like English. Now to unlike something, when you like something on Facebook, there are some people who also unlike something, not just Facebook but anywhere these days and that’s how exactly that’s how you’ll learn new words and you start using them in your daily language and that is how you start to sound more smart as well. Now the same thing is with ‘dis’ now ‘discover’, ‘uncover’ something is completely different and to discover something is completely different, yet guys the common thing is the root word cover and cover and that is exactly why I have put it here so that you understand that just with one word there are so many words we have learnt. Now to discover something which means to explore something, to find something new. You have discovered that there is a small insect in your room, it’s something new, you do not know about it. Or I have discovered a new channel and I have subscribed to it, is also another way. Completely different from the word uncover, right discover is completely different from it. But here the prefix is ‘dis’ and the root word is cover. Moving on the same example over here, the root word is same organized and the prefix changes to ‘dis’ which means the same to be disorganized that means my child or my son is disorganized. I’m teaching him how to organize his books his clothes. The reason why I mentioned this is it’s easier to remember the difference. You can use the word unorganized for professional purposes and for formal purposes for example an organization is unorganized or an office or the meeting was unorganized and you can use disorganized for more informal situations such as your child or your friend or you yourself may be, okay? That’s an easy way to remember what to use where. Alright, now dislike is the same as unlike just a very, very minute difference over here is that, probably unlike could be to not like something or to, that’s something that you have liked before and you’re just reversing that and you’re not liking it anymore and this like means you just don’t like it anymore. I dislike mushrooms or I dislike Broccoli. You cannot unlike broccoli, you can unlike a photo, okay? Now ‘in’, incorrect opposite of correct. Correct, base word incorrect makes it opposite. Not correct your answer is incorrect. Independent, dependent means to do something on your own to be able to do something on your own. When you see the root word which is dependent, which means to depend on someone for something I cannot do things without someone. Now independent is just the opposite of it, which means I’m capable of doing things on my own. Similarly ‘non’ when added to the root word ‘sense’ becomes the opposite of sense this does not make sense. You can say this is nonsense that means it doesn’t make any sense to me. Moving on to the next rule, it’s more of an understanding which is sort of will clear your confusion, now ‘im’, ‘il’, ‘ir’, ‘re’ here also in many cases ‘in’ usually when added to the words starting with the same letter is something you must remember that it just makes it, see for example ‘I-m’ that is the ‘M’ and ‘M’ root word is material okay ‘im’ which also means the opposite of material is immaterial, right? You don’t care about that material or an object this is a material to me, okay? Obviously its opposite but we are remembering that ‘im’ added to the words with the same letters will always have double letters, okay? This is the first example, ‘il’ is the addition which is the prefix to the base word, ‘logical’ okay something that makes sense and ‘illogical’ just makes it the opposite of it. These are the two words. Similarly the next is irrelevant again ‘ir’ is added to the base verb relevant starting with the same letter ‘R’. Now all you have to remember is that whenever you are using these prefixes for the letters, words starting with the same letters you will have double letters over here. Do not get confused, do not worry you are going correct, you’re doing right. Now balance, is the base word and imbalance which means to lose balance, okay? A illogical opposite of logical this doesn’t make sense. Illegal, legal being the base word it makes it something is legal and something is illegal okay you should always walk on the legal path and try not to do illegal things drinking under the age of 18 is illegal, okay? Now irrelevant, whatever you’re saying is irrelevant to me. That means I don’t understand it or I just don’t care for, it what does this make sense to me. Now irregular, when someone is a regular on the channel they follow the tricks and tips very easily and are able to learn faster, whereas the irregular people take time to learn okay they did they’re slow now the last ones, this was the first one, second and the third is, whenever ‘re’ it’s added to the route words it just means repeating a certain process for example ‘live’ is the base word Relive means, what does that mean? To have that process again, to live again, if I get a chance to relive I will become a pilot, that means if I to get a chance to live again, I will become a pilot. So ‘re’ basically adds to the words and they give, and the meaning becomes to repeat a certain process. Now base what visit and ‘re’. Similarly tell me what does that mean? To visit again. So guys do visit our channel again, I’m going to be back with another lesson. I hope this has made you learn new words but when, I when I come back I will come back with a new topic, until then you keep practicing, spread a lot of love, this is me Meera signing off for the day guys, ciao