After one of the lessons today, a student asked me how he could improve his reading skills. My first response was, “Read”! OK, my answer didn’t stop after that one word. However, the simple act of picking up a book, magazine or even sourcing interesting on-line articles can help in so many ways, with the most obvious being vocabulary. Let me share with you 3 interesting words from a book I read a while back – Ghana Must Go by Taiye Selasi.
- CRUX – If you’re in a discussion at work and someone says, “The CRUX of the problem is…”, then she/he is saying that this is the most important point.
- FASTIDIOUS – Do you pay great attention to detail in your job or your daily life? FASTIDIOUS is the word that describes this character trait. It’s the opposite of “careless”.
- AFFABLE – If you’re fed up with always using the word “friendly”, try AFFABLE.
Over to you …
If you don’t use them, you lose them so try to include this new vocabulary in your conversations or emails over the next few days. If you feel like a challenge, write in a short paragraph which includes CRUX, FASTIDIOUS, AFFABLE.
More for you …
- Book Review: Ghana Must Go (theafricareport.com)