Hello and welcome the second instalment of ‘A Tip for Tuesday’.
Last week we looked at the first step in adopting a word and adding it to our personal vocabulary bank.
So once you have chosen your word and have it written down, it’s time to transfer it from paper to head, or in other words, learn it.
One way to do this is to write it on a small piece of paper. On the other side write its meaning or a translation or, if you’re feeling creative, draw a picture.
To help you remember it, carry it in your pocket, bag or wallet and look at it from time to time, testing yourself if you wish (for example on the metro or while waiting for a bus).
You will see that after a short time of doing this, the word will be firmly in your mind and you will be ready for the final part of the process of making this new word your own.
But more on that next week!