How many points can you get in 3 minutes? Longer words score more points!



Got 90 this time. This is really tough to go past 100 as i have managed only one time.

When I am watching I am remembering just some small and simple words.I can't get any complex words into my mind

I am very new here.Suggest me ways to improve my vocabulary through this website.

Hi manideep,

Welcome to LearnEnglish and thanks for your comment. It takes effort to move words from your passive vocabulary (what you use to understand) to your active vocabulary (what you use to speak and write). To work on this, I'd suggest you look at the materials under Listen & Watch that have transcripts, for example, Word on the Street.

Watch an episode a few times, and then watch it again using the transcript. Do the exercises. Then identify vocabulary - not just words, but also phrases - that you understand but don't use and which you think would be useful. Write down seven or eight in a notebook and then try to use them in your daily life for a few days. For example, if you choose the phrase 'give me a hand', whenever you ask for help or offer help to someone, even if that person doesn't speak English, say the phrase to yourself. Work on your list for a few days and then review the episode. Then move on to another one. If you revise your lists from time to time and use this vocabulary in your life, I think you'll find it comes to mind much more readily.

Good luck!

Best wishes,
The LearnEnglish Team

@Ramon: getting over 100 is quite easy, one day I had a stint of 10 scores between 150 + 191 which is more difficult. If there was a professional league it could be very useful!