3. While You Are Reading Your Book

  • Keep a folded piece of paper in your book as you read.
  • Whenever you come across a really interesting word that you’d like to make a part of your active vocabulary, or a word that you haven’t come across before, write it on the piece of paper.
  • Don’t stop to look it up unless you really need to.

After you finish reading, choose 10-15 words each time, or 30 from the whole book, and look them up both in an English-English dictionary and in an English-Icelandic one. Make sure that the meaning that you write fits the way the word is used in the book. Then write your own sentence using the word.

Send your teacher three vocabulary exercises like this while reading the book!