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23 September

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Does this conversation sound natural??

A: “what do you think is the most effective way to memorize English words?”

B: “Actually I teach English at a high school and I’m usually asked about it by my students, but that’s always difficult to answer. In my case, I always try to memorize words in context because all words are not used alone but in a sentence, so if you memorize by one-to-one correspondence to your native language, you can never break away the mindset of making a sentence with your native language in advance and then translating it into English. Also if you learn the meanings of English words separately, you will not be able to learn the correct collocations. There exists natural combinations of words, and they can be learned only through exposure to a large number of sentences. This is why I recommend that you should learn by context.

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