When you are learning new words, ask yourself the following questions.

  • Is it a noun?
  • Is it a verb?
  • Is it an adjective?
  • Is it an adverb?
  • Is it a preposition?
  • Is it a phrasal verb?  

If you don't know what type of word it is from the context of the text the word appears in, you can use a dictionary. When you write new words in your vocabulary book, write the type of word next to the word.

For example: v = verb, n = noun, adj = adjective, adv = adverb, prep = preposition

know (v)
music (n)
big (adj)
slowly (adv)
between (prep)


Do you have a vocabulary book? How do you organise it?