How To Learn And Use 1000 English Vocabulary Words

– [Tiffani] As an English learner, you sometimes experience a problem when you’re reading something or even when you’re having
a conversation with people and even sometimes when you’re listening to a
podcast or other audio file. This problem is vocabulary. But there is a formula. This formula will help you to learn 1,000 English vocabulary words and that’s what I will teach you today. Welcome to Speak English With Tiffani. I’m teacher Tiffani, let’s jump right in. Okay, so here’s the problem. The problem is you want to
improve your English vocabulary but it just seems too hard. Now let’s look at this a little closer. So the first thing is you
memorize lots of words but what happens is you
can’t remember or use them. Many of my students have told me that they memorize vocabulary words but then when they get in conversations, they’re not able to use them
and that’s what happens. Or you start off strong but what happens is you get
tired and often give up. And often give up completely. Now to be honest with you I
also experienced the same thing when I was studying Korean. I would study hundreds of vocabulary words but then after two or three weeks I would get tired and just stop. So again, you start off strong but you get tired and
often give up completely. This is the problem. Now there is a solution. The solution is three
words lead to 1,000 words. Now don’t worry I’m going
to explain this very clearly and it will really help
you to learn 1,000 words. Alright now the first
aspect of this solution, before I explain it in detail, is the memorization and repetition. Memorization and
repetition is so important because it is a set pattern
that will help your brain. That will help your brain. Now remember in one of
my previous video lessons I explained how your brain works, okay? There are certain triggers that help your brain
remember certain things so a set pattern will also help your brain when you are trying to remember or memorize English vocabulary words and the next thing is learn and use. Many times you will learn vocabulary words but you’re not able to use them. This solution, this formula
I’m gonna teach you, will help you do both. So again this will help
you use them in daily life. When you meet someone that
is a native English speaker or even another English learner, you can use the words that
you’re learning, okay? Alright, so the breakdown. Let’s look at the breakdown of this
solution or this formula. Okay so again 1,000 words by
doing three words each day. There’s five parts, the select, memorize,
visualize, apply, and review. Okay so let’s look at the breakdown in a little bit more detail. The first section is select,
so you select the three words that you will use for that day. Now remember in the beginning
I said this is a formula and it’s actually a
part of a 16 day cycle. Now the first part of the
cycle is the select column, the first column, so on
the first day, day one, you will learn only three words. And each day after that you’re only learning three new words. Now let me explain exactly how
this selection happens, okay? So once again, you select the words that you will use for that day, this is how it’s going to happen, so let’s start right here on top. There are many different ways
that you can select words. Let’s say for example that you
are watching something on TV so you can select words from TV shows or movies that you watch. You may have a favorite American television show that you watch and you may hear a vocabulary
word that you don’t know so you can choose it
from the television show or you may even have a special book or magazine or newspaper
that you enjoy reading, an English newspaper or magazine. So you can pick a vocabulary word from books, magazines, or the newspaper, or the newspapers you read,
newspapers that you read. The other method you can use actually is something that
you may already have inside. So this is your brain. So there are some words
that you already know. You can actually look for
or find synonyms, okay? Find synonyms for words you already know. For example, let’s say I
already know the word big, that’s a word that you already know but a synonym for the
word big is enormous. So I already know this word but enormous is a synonym
for that word, okay? So these are three different ways you can actually select vocabulary words. Okay let’s keep going. The next part of the
breakdown is to memorize. You’re going to memorize the definitions of the words from the previous day so again let’s look at our 16 day cycle. Now we’ve moved to the second
column, the memorize column. Now on the far left
you see the day column, then next the select, and
then next the memorize. So on day one you only memorized
or selected three words. Now on day two you still need
to select three new words but now is when you’re going to memorize the three words you
looked up the first day. It’s very important, you’re
memorizing on the second day. Let’s go in more detail, okay? So again, memorize the
definitions of the words from the previous day. Okay so let’s look at it a little closer. So here’s what’s gonna happen, so right here, let’s give
him some glasses, okay? Let’s give this student some glasses. So we have this student, this
English learner right here. So what’s gonna happen? The first thing is to read
over the words and meanings. You’re going to think about them. Remember I chose enormous so I’m gonna look over the
word enormous and realize, ah, this means big, this means big. The next thing you’re going to do is you’re going to make something, okay? I’ll explain exactly what these are, I can write really tiny, alright
so what you’re going to do, let’s put RD, let’s put it like this. You’re going to make
flash cards for each word. Remember it’s not gonna
take you a long time because it’s only for three words, okay? Make flashcards and then
what you’re going to do, let’s put a little
clock right here for us, got a little clock right here,
put a little bell on top. Okay what you’re going to do is time yourself as you memorize, make this O a little better,
as you memorize each word. You want to get to the point to where you can memorize and know
three words in 30 seconds. This is your goal. This is your goal. Alright so let’s keep
going to the next phase. Alright so the next phase is to visualize. Now for the visualizing step you’re gonna select various images that go along with each
of the vocabulary words. Use them to memorize the words more. Okay so let’s go back and look
at the 16 day cycle again. So now we’re on the next
column, the visualize column. Alright so again on day one
we selected three words, day two we also selected three
words but then we also added the memorizing of the first three words and we’re also going to be visualizing on that day
the first three words. Now again I’m gonna
explain it very clearly so let’s jump in to
explain it very clearly, again, selecting various images that go along with each
of the vocabulary words, use them to memorize the words more. So here we go, alright so the
first thing you need to do, let’s do a little head right here. Student with their eyes closed. His brain right here,
he’s thinking, his mind. Alright so what’s gonna happen is you first need to think
about each word and see what picture pops into your head. This is important because
everyone is different. If I say good food, the first
thing that pops in my mind may be different from
what pops in your mind so it’s important to see
what pops into your mind. Now the next thing you’re going to do is you’re going to get on the computer, you’re gonna get on the computer and what you’re going to do is you’re going to go online and find an image that matches, okay? Find an image that matches
what you saw in your mind. Now again remember it’s
only for three words so it’s not gonna take you a long time but go online and find an
image that matches each word so you’re looking for
three images, three images. Now after you find the images,
what you’re going to do is you’re going to make another flashcard but this time instead of
the word being on the top, the word will be on the bottom and on top you will place the image so again you’re going to finally make image flash
cards and practice with them. Remember these steps are so important because you need to practice
and learn vocabulary in different ways, not just sitting and looking
at a book and memorizing. Your brain needs to see
things that are visual and connected to different situations in order for you to learn
and use the vocabulary words so let’s keep going. Alright so the next step is to apply. Now that you know the meanings, use each of the vocabulary words in a sentence that you create. Okay so again the 16 day cycle, now we’re on the next
column, the apply column, so again day one we just
selected three new words. Day two we selected three new words and we also memorized and
visualized the first three words and now as we move down
to day number three we’re still selecting three words, we’re memorizing what we learned or what we selected the previous
day and we’re visualizing and now we’re applying
the first three words. Now this applying I will explain, let’s go and I will
explain it in more detail. So again now that you know the meanings, use each of the vocabulary words in a sentence that you create. So here’s what’s gonna happen. Let’s have a student right here. So we have this student right here, right? Now this student is looking
at something right now so let’s do this like this,
let’s have this right here, give her some fingers so
she’s holding the book. Okay so this student is
looking at something right now. What you’re going to do is you’re going to review the meaning and, this is the key right
here, think about your life. This is key. Review the meaning and
think about your life. So here we go, let me show you an example, so let’s look at an example so that you can understand
exactly what this step means. So let’s say for example
I have this right here. This is my dictionary. And the word I selected
was enormous, enormous, which means very big so
again it means very big, that’s the definition I found
in the dictionary, correct? Now what’s going to happen is I’m going to look at the
dictionary sentence example, I’m gonna look for the
dictionary sentence example and let’s say the dictionary says the building is enormous,
the building is enormous, that’s the pattern that
the dictionary uses. The building is enormous. Now what I’m going to do
is think about my life and I’m gonna write my own sentence so you’re going to write your
sentence so your sentence which is my sentence right now is gonna be ah, maybe my school. So I can say my university is enormous. So what happened? I changed this part right here. So instead of the building, I put my university but
everything else is the same. This is what you’re going to do for the apply step in this formula. Let’s keep going. Now the last thing for the
breakdown is the review step. The final step in the breakdown method is to review all of the previous steps and see which step you
need to practice more so remember it’s a 16 day cycle. Now this 16 day cycle has
many different columns but on the 16th day you’re going to review all
of the 42 words you learned on the previous 15 days. Now don’t worry I’m gonna
explain exactly how to do this. So let’s look at it in more detail. once again the final step
in the breakdown method is to review all of the previous steps and see which step you
need to practice more. So let’s jump in, here we go. For the first thing we need to do let’s put our timer right here so we have our little clock right here, this is our timer, our bell. So you’re gonna find a timer
and what you’re gonna do is you’re going to set a five minute timer. This is very important, only five minutes, set a five minute timer
for the review time. Very important, remember you’ve been practicing
these words for 15 days so you should be able to bring
them to mind very quickly so what you’re gonna do next is remember there was a 15 day
period for the review day so let’s just do it real quick like this, let’s just kinda do a small sketch so the 15 day period
and during that period we had different flash cards
so we had a word flash card, remember we had the word
flash card that we made and we also had image
flash cards that we made, okay so what’s gonna happen
is you need to review both within the five minute time period. Now it seems like a short period
of time to review 42 words but remember your brain is amazing, you’ve been using and
reviewing these words for a 15 day period so that means you actually will
know more than you realize. What’s gonna happen is during
this five minute period you need to go very quickly and there may be some
words that you get wrong. If there are words that you get wrong that just means you need
to review them again so what’s gonna happen is you’re
gonna have a separate pile. This is the review again pile. So what you’re gonna do
is if you get any wrong put them in the review again pile and what’s important is
what you’re gonna do is when you start the next cycle you’re going to go over
them every other day until you feel comfortable and you feel like you know them well. This is the review step, okay? Okay great job now I’ve created the actual formula and spreadsheet that you will need to do this
and put this into action. The 1,000 vocabulary words
plan is a free download that I created just for you so if you wanna download it go to again it’s totally free and you can use it to learn and use 1,000
English vocabulary words. Also remember to watch my
next English video lesson that you can see on the
left side of your screen. Until then, keep studying English and I’ll talk to you again soon.

100 Replies to “How To Learn And Use 1000 English Vocabulary Words

  1. Tiffani weakness of mind due to young age to learn
    Vocabularies ubiquitous
    English language is nothing
    Only 26 letters not enough to make sentences
    Borrowed from other languages

  2. Your method of teaching is wrong
    That’s up to individual mind . Some are quick learners some not .

  3. Nobody have that much time to waste on it. If somebody really want to learn vocabulary, the very simple trick is that you don't need to waste your precious time on it; if the word repeatedly comes to you, that will automatically take place in your mind . Please remember that don't waste your time; what is for you, will be awarding to you.

  4. The method you "invented" can be useful, the problem is that it depends on where the person lives, Example: If the person learning is from Vietnam, chances are a lot of the words they pronounced are usually incorrect. The US and The UK pronunciation usually get mixed up. The English lesson you provided is just the US English, the person might watch UK Youtubers which will obviously mix everything up. If your vocabulary is great but your grammar is horrible… You're not gonna get far in English.

  5. Hi this is Prem from India and I felt that your video can help me a lot but my problem is how to use words at right time and right place. Can you help me or send me a set of words which commonly use in American english. And guide me to use according to tenses n grammer.

  6. Thank you so much Tiffany. This is exactly what I was trying to find for so long. Much appreciated.

  7. really useful. I read books in English to improve my vocabulary but is hard to switch always between google translate and my book. and also really hard to review the words I searched. but I discovered the language booster application for android. really helpful

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  9. Haha.. I’m my parents are Mexican so I grew up learning Spanish :3 I started to talk English at age 3-4. I’m not very fluent in English, i don’t have a accent but sometimes it gets hard to speak english.

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  11. My English students find remembering vocabulary the hardest. It needs the practice to improve. Nice video 🙂

  12. There is a formula . isn't an account noun? It should be : there are a formula. I'm a little confused now. Help 🙁

  13. I also think learning the etymology of a word helps. I was lucky to get 340 on the GRE and talk more about this on my channel.

  14. i love this and hate the words you write
    but your video is really amazing but i don't know why do you write in the sides?????

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  17. Vocabulary words? That's a redundancy. It should be: learn 1000 words. Or increase your vocabulary

  18. کیا آپ اپنی Vocabulary بہتر بنانا چاہتے ہیں؟ روزانہ صرف 2 الفاظ، اور الفاظ وہ جو آپ روزانہ استعمال کر سکیں۔ ایک اردو کا لفظ جس کی انگلش بتانا ہو گی دوسرا انگلش کا لفظ جس کی اردو بتانا ہو گی۔ درست جواب 24 گھنٹے بعد اپلوڈ کیا جائے گا۔ پیج لائک کرنے کیلئے لنک پر کلک کریں۔

  19. Today is my 16 day and I've just review all of vocab or sentences that I've made. It came a trully amazing when your intructions that you gave work perfectly!! thank you and god bless you

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  21. ı have to live whit my dad any more, but my englısh ıs terrıfıc ı have go to school ın usa , WHAT SHOULD I DO ABOUT MY PARENTS ı miss my home,

  22. Too slow, i guess you don't have to write anymore the the things you're saying since it is being flashed on the screen already….nevertheless i have learned a lot from you just have to be patient. Thanks!

  23. Learning the right method first to learn, remember, and use vocab is half the battle. Thanks for this video. It's very thorough! We used to work in Korea too. Interesting place to live and work, lots of great food too!

  24. I like the topic, but your writing and drawing part is boring, this is youtube please make it quick, if someone missed a part of your lesson they can turn back to that part anytime they want. Thank you!

  25. You said 1000 words in 16 days. But according to what you have explained. It would be only 42. Explain this to me. Please. Did I get something wrong from the video.

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