How to learn and remember English vocabulary

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2021-07-08・ 14374

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00:01
(upbeat music)
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- Hello everyone
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and welcome back to English With Lucy.
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Today, I've got, I know I always say it's an exciting video,
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but I think today's video is especially exciting.
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We're going to throw it back a bit.
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We're going to go back in time
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to one of my first ever videos.
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If I remember correctly,
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it was called "How to learn and remember vocabulary."
00:35
And I basically spoke about the method that I used
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to become fluent in Spanish.
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In case you weren't aware, I am fluent in Spanish.
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It's a language that I thoroughly enjoyed learning.
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(speaking in Spanish about funny language mistakes)
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Now in the video where I spoke
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about my method for acquiring vocabulary,
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I spoke about keeping a vocab diary,
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and I'd like to update this method now,
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because I think I've got some really relevant tips
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to share with you.
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I know that a lot of you are trying to learn English
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from your home and perhaps you don't have many speakers
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of English to practise with.
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This was my problem when I started learning Spanish.
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So I can really relate with you.
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When I was going about my daily life
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in my hometown in England,
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I was constantly thinking
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about acquiring Spanish vocabulary.
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So from the minute you leave the house,
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you need to be on the lookout for words that you don't know,
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cause you're training your brain to be constantly looking
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and confirming that it knows words in that second language.
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And immediately when it doesn't know,
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alert, you write that word down
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and then you know that you're going to search for it later.
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I always like to think of learning a language
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as filling in the gaps.
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I'd much rather go through my life
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and noticing where I'm lacking and filling in those gaps
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than working methodically through a textbook.
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I think it's much better to prioritise learning vocabulary
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and grammar that is relevant to you.
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Whenever I was on my way to work on public transport,
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I'd be looking around, do I know that word?
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Do I know that word?
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And if I didn't know it, I would note it down
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and at the end of the day, I would then go through
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all of the words that I'd written down in my own language,
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ready to research and translate in my second language.
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This was such an effective method for me.
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Once I started doing this, my vocabulary just skyrocketed,
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and I want to be able to help you do that.
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I have created something really exciting,
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I have created the tool, the I wish I had had back then,
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but it's for you learners of English.
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So what have I made for you?
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Well, I have made, The English Plan,
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which is not one that actually four vocabulary diaries
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but they are so much more
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than just simple vocabulary diaries.
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There is so much in each of these
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I can't wait to show you.
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So each edition, each of these is a 90 day
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or three month study planner.
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So all together you have one full year
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of English study planning.
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You can get them one by one,
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or you can get the bundle of all four
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one whole year of learning at a much better deal.
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So in each planner,
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you have a daily vocab diary with space
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for 10 new words or phrases,
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and then more notes space as well.
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You can use this for grammar or for additional words
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that you've learned throughout the day.
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And on each page, you have an idiom of the day
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with an example, and a definition.
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Each edition has different idioms.
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So in total you will have over 365 different idioms.
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So for a year you can learn a new idiom every day,
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as well as all the vocabulary and your vocab diary.
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One thing I really love is that,
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I haven't put in set months and days,
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I've put in a month three, day 26 for example,
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and you can put in your own dates
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so you can stop and start at any time
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so you could choose to use this religiously
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every single day, or you can stop and start as you please.
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You can see where you'll be in 90 days time exactly.
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Or you could see where you are in 90 study days time.
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That might take a hundred days or 120 days,
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but it's 90 days in this book.
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When you start each 90 day planner,
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you have the opportunity to write out your long-term goals,
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which are really, really important
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when you're learning a language.
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We also have a monthly goals page.
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So you can set realistic goals for each month,
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which podcasts you're going to listen to,
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which film you're going to watch,
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how you're going to improve your vocabulary
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or your speaking
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and for each month, we have something
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that I am in love with at the moment.
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And that is a habit tracker.
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Habit trackers are so satisfying to use.
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You basically use them to start new good habits,
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or also to get rid of existing bad habits.
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The habit tracker comes with reading, writing, listening,
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and speaking.
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But I've also as an example filled in other things
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like attending a conversation class,
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talking in English on WhatsApp for example,
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and each day throughout the month,
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you mark, if you have performed or avoided that activity.
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And then at the end of the month,
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you've got a really cool illustration
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of how you're progressing.
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It can be really, really motivating
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cause you don't want to miss that little square
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you want to colour it in at the end of each day.
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At the end of each month,
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you also have little language boost pages,
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which are pages of my best English tips.
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We've everything from co-locations to prepositions,
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to pronunciation, there's loads in there.
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There are so pages to fill out synonyms
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that you've learnt along the way, antonyms as well,
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opposites, spelling practise, irregular verb tables,
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personal dictionary,
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so that you can write down the most important words
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that you've learned throughout the 90 day period.
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There's extra space for grammar notes.
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So a little example of the vocab diary in action.
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Here all of the words
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that I've picked up throughout the day, the date,
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and also some reminders.
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The minute you remember that you have to do something
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to do with language, note it down,
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so then you can relax and think about it when you get home.
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I can't wait for you to try the English Plan.
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I hope you find this vocabulary acquisition method
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as effective as I did for me, it transformed my Spanish.
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So I hope that it transforms your English, I'm sure it will.
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It's such a good method.
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There's so much in there to help you.
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If you would like to get your hands on one of these
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or four of these,
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I've left the link to the store in the description box,
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we are doing a pre-sale.
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So this is going to be very limited.
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They are all made and designed in England
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and they will be sent from here.
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So we're doing a pre-sale.
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You've got to get in your order now,
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we're only doing the pre-sale for two weeks.
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I can offer you a much better deal
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if you go for the full book bundle,
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that's one whole year of studying.
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If you go for this deal, you basically get one book free.
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Pay for three, get one free.
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I've never made anything like this before,
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I've never made and sent anything physical to you.
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So I'm really excited.
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That's why we're doing the pre-sell.
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We don't know what's going to happen, so it's very limited.
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So make sure you don't miss out.
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I can't wait to see where you will be in 90 days time
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or in one year's time,
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you're going to learn so much vocabulary
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and it will all be here
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within your copies of the English Plan.
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Just love it so much.
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I'm so happy with it.
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I will see you soon for another lesson.
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Mwaah!
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(laughing)
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(upbeat music)
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