When I was learning English to pass my IELTS in order to get into my master’s course at Warwick uni, I used to have an address book where I would note down new useful words and phrases I came across with the aim of remembering and using them in my writing and speaking.
Every now and then, I would flick through the address book and see which words I remembered. Some of them, I remembered, some others I didn’t. Despite this, I loved flicking through my little vocabulary list in alphabetical order, as it gave me a sense of accomplishment about what I had learned up to that point.
Yet, I soon realised that this system had its own flaws.
We know that the brain remembers better by association and by putting words in a context. I realised that I should’ve organised the words by topics rather than by alphabetical order… or maybe I should’ve just used Google to find out that there was a fantastic tool called Quizlet that would allow me to do this in a interactive way. Quizlet is a great online tool that allow you to create personalised language flashcards and practice your vocabulary with games and fun online activities.
So today I want to invite you to use this tool to boost your vocabulary too. And I’ll help with that!
When I created my free mini-course Get started with your Italian for Travel, I also put the most important vocabulary in flashcards sets in Quizlet.
When you download the mini-course Get started with your Italian for Travel you also get these flashcards. Click here.to get them. It’s completely free!
When you join, you’ll also become a member of The Language Rose Learning Club and I’d be honoured to welcome you in.
The Language Rose Learning Club aims to help enthusiastic and creative lifelong learners to learn to speak Italian with confidence, through creativity, art and play.
Join The Language Rose Learning Club and get the free mini-course “Get Started with you Italian for Travel “right here.
And don’t forget to let me know in the comments below: are you learning Italian for travel? Which place in Italy do you dream to visit or live in?
I’d love to know and meanwhile I wish you a happy Italian learning,
updated on 20/10/2021