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Building vocabulary for a foreign language part two

Artists' area of Montmarte, Paris, circa 1960
Artists' area of Montmarte, Paris, circa 1960
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Building vocabulary for a foreign language part 2

Please read the first article on this topic first.

But all this presupposes that you have learned correct pronunciation along the way. You must have CDs or whatever to listen to that you parrot.

So, after the bedroom you go to the kitchen to eat. The words you need to know are: eat, knife, fork, spoon, plate, toast, cereal, egg, bacon, frying pan, bowl, napkin, butter, jam, newspaper, etc. Of course those are mostly the vocabulary concerning breakfast. Later do it for the other meals.

So you’re finally prepared to leave for work. You can figure out the rest of the rooms and add other things to each room. You can start out by not being very detailed, and as you become comfortable with the words you can expand on the nouns and verbs connected with everything in each room of the house. And then come the words for other places.

For now stick to the rooms of your house/apartment.

You have to get dressed, so name all the things in the closet, say, ‘I’m putting on my shirt, skirt, socks, shoes. Etc.

You do a lot of things in the living room, that’s why it’s called the living room.
What are the items? What are the verbs. You sit on the sofa; you turn on the TV; you make a phone call,

Stop and think for a minute: the average six year old knows all these words in his/her native language!

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