What is the best way to learn the most commonly used words in English?
Before you start, we recommend you…
Download our free 500 Most Common Used Words in English
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You can then study the most popular words in English as you wish.
Do you need some study ideas?
Take one set of letter words at a time
We recommend learning one set of letter words at a time. You can print them off and cut them out or save them to your laptop or phone.
Some letter sets are very long so they have been split in two. Some are very short so they have been combined with other letters.
Why not start with all the words beginning with A? Or, start backwards from Z?
Try and remember the words in the way you learn best
Everyone has a different way to remember what they are learning. You could translate the words into your own language if it helps you, or draw an image to remind yourself what the word is and means. You could also make your own recordings on your phone.
Have a dictionary with you
We also recommend that you use an online or paperback dictionary when you’re studying.
Do this so that you can fully understand:
a) what the word means
b) how to pronounce it
c) how to use it
It can be hard to motivate yourself to learn English sometimes. Remind yourself why you want to learn English when you are feeling demotivated. And have fun with the words you learn! Try and practice using your newly learnt words with friends and family. Use the words in sentences and different situations when you can.
Studying the most important words in English is good but using them in real life is so much better!