Why learn new vocabulary with pictures?
There are several good reasons to learn new English vocabulary through pictures:
- It is one of the most effective ways of ensuring the newly acquired English words are placed
into your longterm memory.
- It helps you think in English rather than translate words from your native language.
- It is fun and entertaining since the pictures teach you about the cultures where English is spoken.
In Visual Vocabulary, our memory aids approach integrating cultural content using images will facilitate your learning of new vocabulary. You will find your learning and retention of new words becomes more efficient by associating vocabulary with images that reflect fascinating aspects of the cultures of English-speaking countries.
If you study one slide presentation a day, you will cover 1,000 of the most frequently used words in English in approximately three months. The vocabulary is organized into 18 families of related words.
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festivals and holidays
- At home
types of accommodation
rooms, grounds, and parking
entertainment and communication devices
garden tools and equipment
other domestic appliances
- At the restaurant
restaurant staff (host, waiter, waitress, bartender, cook, dishwasher)
menu, bill, tip/service charge
dinnerware and cutlery
- Food and Drink
bread and grains
condiments and spices
meals and snacks
pastries and desserts
maps of key English-speaking countries
country names and nationalities: Africa and the Middle East
country names and nationalities: the Americas
country names and nationalities: Asia and Oceania
country names and nationalities: Europe
at the doctor
at the dentist
at the pharmacy
parts of the body
names of actors and actresses
names of famous women
names of U.S. presidents
names of prime ministers of the United Kingdom
names of Canadian prime ministers
names of Australian, New Zealand and South African politicians
biblical roots of common male first (given) names
- Tourism and hospitality
types of tourist accommodation
tourism related jobs (travel agents, tour guides, hotel and restaurant staff)
at the airport
at the hotel
at the business center
types of air transportation
types of ground transportation
types of water transportation