What is a flashcard:
A flashcard is a piece of paper which has 2 sides: one side is used to write English-new words, other side is used to write new words in your native language.
Flashcard is a popular way to learn vocabulary. Basically, flashcards help people study vocabulary constantly until learners absolutely remember them. Studying vocabulary by flashcards is not only simple but also inexpensive.
How to create flashcards:
While you are watching movies or reading the newspaper, if you catch a new word, you will write it in a notebook. At the end of the day, you prepare a bunch of flashcards, an English-English dictionary, an English-native language dictionary. With each new word written in that notebook, you follow some below steps:
-Write that word on one side of a flashcard.
-Open your English-English dictionary to see how to explain that word in English. If you still don’t understand that word, you will see the meaning of that word in the English-native language dictionary.
-Write on another side of the flashcard the meaning of that word following what you think is in English chat or native language.
-Write that word on scrap paper several times to memorize that word.
How to learn vocabulary by flashcards:
In the morning, you review new words in flashcard by flowing the way: “Yesterday, the day before yesterday and one week ago”:
-Prepare the flashcards that you wrote yesterday, the day before yesterday, and all days one week ago.
-Review new words in flashcards: Read and try to remember the meaning of new words. If you can’t remember a new word, you should put it in a special place.
-Gather all new words that you can’t remember into a group that its name is “Today”, then put it in your pocket or your bag.
During that day, whenever you are free (on the bus, taking a rest, watching movies…), you should take out the flashcards to review. Ending each turn you review, you exchange the flashcards randomly.
At the end of that day, before sleeping you should gather all flashcards into a group that its name is “Today”.
At the end of the month, you spend a whole day reviewing all the new words you have learned in that month and put the words that you forget in a group that its name is “Today”.
Advantage of learning vocabulary by flashcard:
Use all the time in the day to learn vocabulary.
Improve your ability to memorize vocabulary: When you memorize new words written in a notebook, you may remember ordinal numbers instead of words.
Studying vocabulary by flashcard make studying English chat interesting as a game. Let’s watch the first side of the flashcard, then remember another side. According to some researchers, the amount of acetylcholine in the brain increase while you are thinking. That’s why the ability to memorize vocabulary increases. Also, you can use a flashcard as a playing card, asking your friend and answer. Studying vocabulary now is considered an interesting game.