Tip #22

Learning Foreign Vocabulary - words that sound similar

Often, with foreign languages, you will have words that start with the same letter, or have a similar sound to the English word it represents.

Remembering these can help you to recall the word you need when exam time comes around...

Try these:

In German the word for 'street' is 'strasse'. Although it is not identical it starts with the same letters 'str'. If you remember this it should enable you to remember the rest of the word (this is how you learned to read English so why not do the same for your foreign language).

In French the word for 'butter' is 'beure'. It starts with the same letter, but apart from that the only other common thing is the sound. Try it now - say 'butter', then say 'beure'.



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