Our Recommended Resources for

improving Vocabulary 

One of the best ways to improve your vocabulary is to read and read widely. There are also many apps that can help with vocabulary, however, if you want to make meaningful progress you need to read. If you're a creative person then you're probably interested in creative things. This is a good place to start when it comes to selecting books or reading materials. Reading doesn't need to be just books, it can be magazines, blogs and online articles. Pick the subject area and find something you like. You'll expand your vocabulary if you choose the topic. Even if you narrow your subject area, you'll still be able to find ways to improve. 

Reading Aps

Kindle

Readlang

Kindle is an e-reader I'm sure you already know about. Kindle’s translation feature is that it only works with certain models of the Kindle—specifically ones with a touch screen, like the Paperwhite or Kindle FireIt allows you to see the definition of words while you’re reading  by holding your finger on the word you want to look up. There are Kindle-friendly monolingual dictionaries in many languages and bilingual dictionaries in common language pairs.

 

If you don't have a kindle, Readlang is a good alternative. It allows you to translate any website and to be able to click on any word to directly translate it. This is not even the best bit. You can create your own library of texts with clickable vocabulary translations. You can even read a novel by finding one in their library. It also creates a vocabulary list for you based on the words you click and the ability to be able to practice these words. 

Vocabulary Apps

Anki

Words with Friends 

Anki is a free and open-source flashcard program that utilizes spaced repetition

 

This game has been around for years and is still appealling if you want to expand vocabulary while playing games. (I'm a recent convert myself.) Because the only way to win is to find uncommon words, Words with Friends forces you to learn new words. 

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