Vocabulary is the life of a language. Without vocabulary there is no language. Hence, while learning a language it is necessary to build up your vocabulary. But most of the learners find building up the vocabulary as the scariest aspect of learning a language. It is true to some extent as the number of words in a language is numerous and it is not possible to make note or know the meaning of each and every word. It needs to refer heavy dictionaries to master every word which is boring and tiresome.
But, the beginners should remember that when you are in the process of learning a language, it is not necessary to learn the most complex words at first. Initially, equip yourself with the most common phrases used in the language, so that you can use them as and when you learn. Then you advance to slightly complex words and then to more complex words. In this way, you can make the process of building vocabulary easy.
Apart from the above method, there are many other exciting and fun ways of building a vocabulary. They are word games and puzzles.
Word games are fun. There are many methods in which these word games exist. They can be called as word building, scramble, building blocks, multiple choices, identifying the pictures and naming them, etc. They are entertaining and fun. They can be played single or with a group. They are greatly illustrated. Many online websites offer this kind of word games.
Word puzzles are exciting and tough. They require you to think deep about the subject. There are many word puzzles such as cross words, puzzles, etc. These puzzles can be hard and simple – choose based on your level of learning.
These word games and puzzles help you in building the vocabulary as well as testing your word knowledge. They are fun, entertaining and educative means of improving your vocabulary.