How nice your English Vocub are...???

@Tushavi (2075)
India
October 9, 2012 3:22am CST
hi to all well, this is no mean to English Speakers because I know they know the Grammar already but yesterday I'm doing an English test & my score is just 30%, So sad but I do my best...so guys how expert you in Eng Grammar & Vocub...??? have a nice day...
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24 responses
• Singapore
9 Oct 12
I'm extremely weak in vocabulary and grammar… But I've found the best way to increase my vocabulary is reading suitable articles and look up words in dictionaries frequently. I've made some progress in mylot because I'm looking up words everytime.For me,mylot just suits me fine.I think you can read some more difficult articles to increase your vocabulary. As for grammar,I'm still waiting for someone who have any suggestions.
• Singapore
10 Oct 12
yeah,there is no shorcut!A singapore teacher told me that he kept a diary writing in Chinese for six years to learn Chinese in primary school and he did much reading and check words up quite often in the dictionary.So he is really good at Chinese now.(I haven't seen any foreigner speak mandarin so well) He told me there is no shorcut in learning English,either.I should read more.listen to more,practice more.
@owlwings (37707)
• Cambridge, England
9 Oct 12
Improving your vocabulary is something which needs doing constantly as you read and use a language. Learning lists of words is not very effective unless you are also using them in context. One of the best strategies is to keep a notepad by you as you read or listen to the language you are learning and to note down those words whose meaning you are not sure of. Then you can take time to look them up in a dictionary and then re-read the passage to get a better understanding. Part of the secret of learning a language is to, eventually, move away from the 'translating as you go' stage to understanding and using the language naturally, as you know your own. Here are some good tips on improving your vocabulary: http://esl.about.com/od/engilshvocabulary/ht/htvocab.htm Grammar and syntax are always the most difficult part of learning a language. Many native speakers are less aware of the grammar rules for their own language than they are of those for one they are learning, so you cannot always rely on a native speaker to be able to explain particular points of grammar correctly! I believe, from my experience in helping people, that I am better than average at knowing and being able to explain English grammar because I have been interested in it and it was one of my "good subjects" from a very early age. Tests are a way of measuring your progress. You shouldn't be too disappointed if you are getting a low score. The most important thing is that, from your answers, you and your teacher can identify the things which you need to work on to improve. It is almost true to say that a test where everyone scores high marks is useless because there is nothing to be learned from it!
@owlwings (37707)
• Cambridge, England
9 Oct 12
I have just noticed that the URL I posted (which is the correct URL) has a spelling error in it! The directory structure includes a folder called "engilshvocabulary"! I sincerely hope that the writer of the article is more reliable than the person who set up the web page!
@rog0322 (2834)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
9 Oct 12
Hi, Practice makes perfect and you can do it here in mylot country. The admin seems to be tolerant to the peculiarities in how we weld the language, underhand, overhand or plain crazy as long as we can express our thoughts. Carry on.
@owlwings (37707)
• Cambridge, England
9 Oct 12
MyLot is certainly a very good place to practice English because we are specifically not allowed to criticise people's English unless someone specifically asks for help. If you are trying to learn from what others write, of course, it is not so reliable! There are a few people here who nearly always write good English and it might be helpful to get to know who they are and to follow their posts. You could also add relevant Interests to your selection so that you can see and take part in those discussions related to grammar and the use of English.
@fatlex06 (895)
• Philippines
9 Oct 12
Hi. I think you can take another test to have a good score next time. My vocabulary is not rich but I can say that I can speak English and communicate well. I always have dictionary with me. I use my dictionary on my phone. It's really great because I get to know some new words little by little. But I don't think I shouldn't know all the vocabularies available in the dictionary. :)
10 Oct 12
English is an international language we all need to learn and learning it, is not an easy process. Even the English teachers we know, also need to refresh themselves and continue studying. What they usually do is that they always keep a dictionary at hand and make sure they use it as often as they should so that they can keep it in mind the word, the meaning and how to use it in a sentence. A person can take one word at a time even once a day or depending on how you want to use it then, when you're familiar with the word and used to speaking it correctly, that would mean, you're ready for another word. It always take time, so just enjoy using words everyday. You'll surely get there and be able to use them correctly.
@lady1993 (13049)
• Philippines
24 Oct 12
i think i am not very much of an expert.. although i do have good grades in English subjects... since we have been taught in that language since i started school. Like in kindergarten and nursery.. i am confident that i can write well in English and speak the language well too.. since i watch a lot of American movies.
@sjvenden27 (1851)
• United States
12 Oct 12
I think my vocabulary is alright, there is always room for improvement.. There are a couple ways that I bulid on my vocabulary, there are word games online that are free that I do when I have time.. Another way is that I would do word searches.. It may not seem like you are learning but I do know it bulids on your vocabulary.. When I was in high school I had some issues so I ended up dropping out.. A year later I went back to school and I was doing word searches during the time I was out.. My reading comperasion went from a 8th grade reading level to college level.. Oh yeah one other hint; if people use words that you do not understand look them up and/or ask the person what it means.. Yes some people may find it irrating after awhile, but it never has stop me before.. And I still ask lots of questions.. The more you use the english language the more your vocabulary will grow.. Keep on working on it;-)
• Qatar
11 Oct 12
I won't say I am good in speaking English, but I am trying to by watching englsih movies, reading English news on the internet, subscribing to the site on how to speak English well. Speaking correct English is a plus factor but not necessary. I have talked to some non-english speaking people and they don't know how to speak English correctly but we understand.
@dorannmwin (36608)
• United States
11 Oct 12
Wow, I would have never guessed that your score would have been that low because your grammar and your vocabulary are better than some people that I know who I am friends with that are native English speakers and don't have any kind of experience at all with a second language. If this is something that you wish to further improve, I would recommend activity on here and also trying your hand at doing more conversations and writing in the English language.
@bloodmask (590)
• India
11 Oct 12
Well its intresting that you are exprssing your own feeling by typing it down "So SAD". Well just read more understand more and you will find english vocabulory like butterflies flying in the garden.
@flowerchilde (12520)
• United States
10 Oct 12
I think my vocabulary, punctuation and the like is all very good! But, I do not know a second language! Just the one.
@sheetalnr (543)
• India
10 Oct 12
There is no need to feel sad. Any language can be learnt and we can get better at it by speaking and writing more. So you can try doing the same. "Practice makes man perfect or near perfect."
@Shavkat (42857)
• Philippines
10 Oct 12
I speak for myself, there is no perfect English. Even you've studied for so many years, you are still on the process of learning. Good day!
• Singapore
10 Oct 12
I think I have a nice sense of language, so I enjoyed classes in junior, and I didn't learn grammar on purpose. But when I entered seniors, I found vocabulary and grammar like strangers to me. It was a kinda big shock to me. I sometimes think that I am not good at English at all. I am really under pretty much pressure.:( I haven't taken extra English lessons for a year or two, I only learn it by watching American dramas and listening to music. I think they are pretty good ways to help with my English, but when you decide to study in a English-language country, specialized course will be needed(including grammar and vocabulary)
@winterose (39932)
• Canada
10 Oct 12
don't feel so bad many english speakers are not that good at grammar. You are doing well and you will improve.
@olliekobra1 (1826)
9 Oct 12
Well I am English and I would like to believe that I'm reasonably well spoken but you would be surprised there are some English people who can't speak that well. Keep trying on your score I'm sure that in time you will improve
@Rasniki09 (184)
9 Oct 12
Continue to study and don't give up. Maybe you actually knew the things on the test but you are just a bad test taker. I am a bad test taker because I tend to get too nervous.
@airasheila (5460)
• Philippines
9 Oct 12
A pleasant day Tushavi, With me here, I am not really good in English. My grammar and English speaking is not that good though. But what matter is, we can express ourself at least.
@bestboy19 (5482)
• United States
9 Oct 12
Being an American, English is my native language; so of course, I have no problem speaking it. When I was in school, grammar was taught. Now I'm not so sure. I hear and read a lot of grammatical mistakes. I don't expect everyone to be perfect, I'm certainly not; but I didn't expect it to get so bad. English is not your native language, and it is considered one of the hardest languages to learn; so don't despair, you are learning in spite of your low score.
@else22 (4319)
• India
9 Oct 12
If you make it a habit to read English newspapers and books on a daily basis,I am sure you would score far better.Reading enriches your vocabulary.Writers use new and less known words.When we read their writings,such new words come before our eyes again and again and at last they become familiar to us.When I learn a new word,I make sentences using it and so it is included in my vocabulary.
@bluespygirl (2112)
• Philippines
9 Oct 12
Hello. I don't know what is my rate in english but I am confident with my vocabulary. It is not our main language but aside from what I had learned from school, I didn't stop learning it. I love to read books and now that I have found myLot, it helpd me too improve my english skills. I had just finisished a training program on Community Language Specialization Program. It helped me recall my vocabulary and communication