Are you up for a challenge? If so, make sure you keep an eye on the latest one from us, launching this week!
We all know that feeling when you hear a new word and think ‘wow, that sounds impressive, I must remember to drop that into conversation one day’. Well, we want to offer you the chance to be able to do just that.
Here at Vocab Express, we’d like to challenge as many of you as possible to try to use a particular word in conversation each day with our new Twitter page, the Vocab Express Word of the Day Twitter page, @VEWOTD.
For students of all ages, we’ll tweet an interesting selection of words every day. Could you use ‘acquiesce’ or ‘alacrity’ in a sentence with ease? If so, let us hear about it – use the hashtag #VEWOTD if you have managed to use the word of the day each day, and we will shout about those that rise to the challenge.
There are a number of reasons why we think expanding our vocabularies should be a lifelong pursuit. To begin, it helps you to understand other people; a diverse vocabulary allows you to build rapport with a wide range of people from different backgrounds and professions. Moreover, a masterful command of words enables you to select the right ones to express a specific idea to a particular audience, boosting our powers of persuasion and giving a good first impression.
There are a lot of good strategies for building your vocabulary — learning the meaning of roots of words, going through lists of words and making flash cards for the ones you don’t understand, and now, logging on to Vocab Express’ new Word of the Day Twitter page!
Think you’re up for the challenge? Happy tweeting!