1）Form a habit of reading news! The subjects of news are diverse, including real-life social issues and current political affairs happening around the world. Insisting on reading news everyday will help you accumulate new vocabulary whilst expanding your knowledge.
Eg. David is an accountant in a foreign bank, in order to understand international economic dynamics, he uses the time he commutes every day to read English versions of international economic news. After a period of time, he did not only enlarge his vocabulary rapidly, but he also accumulated a great deal of information about the world economy.
2）Read and listen to original audio books. It will help you better understand new words in context. You can listen to the difficult paragraphs again and again, to confirm the words and enlarge your vocabulary.
Eg. In college, Amy chose to listen to stories and novels in order to increase her English vocabulary. Every time she came across words she didn’t know, she would write them down. Then she would listen to the sentences and whole passages again. The storyline and context helped to deepen her understanding of new words and learn how to use them.
3）Prepare a small notebook and make your own vocabulary book. Write down the words you don’t understand, or easily confuse you when you are reading, listening and watching movies. Look through these words when you have time to consolidate your understanding.
Eg. Lily always writes down the new words she comes across. She formed her own habit as time passed by. She carries her vocabulary notebook around, and looks through it in her free time. Sometimes she likes to cover the explanation and sample sentence to check if she can remember and grasp the words. Through persevering every day, Lily’s vocabulary has increased a lot.