Teacher Anastasia
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Hey! Recently I mentioned I'd taken a test to find out the number of words I had in my vocab :) It was a very good experience as now I understand that I have to expand my knowledge in "deeper" areas if I can put it this way. So, for example, I can learn some vocab related to science, animals, law etc. Although I'd love to do it, I totally understand that in daily conversations most of those words aren't relevant. But I'll do my best in order to work on my vocab, simultaneously practicing my speaking skills (to be more precise, real-life English, if that makes sense) Now, my question for you is: what is the approximate number of words you know in English? Even if you're a native speaker, that'd be great for me to know, so let me know in the comments :D Have a nice day!😊
Dec 10, 2020 4:21 AM
Comments · 32
Wow! I must say your handwriting is amazing! I can say that clearly because mine is crappy 🙄
December 10, 2020
What’s the name of the test that you took? It’s sounds really interesting! I have no clue how many words I know but I’d love to find out by taking the test :) Thank you, Karla
December 11, 2020
Your learning sounds exciting Anastasia! My English proficiency is at a C2 level. I hold a Master's Degree. I attended two Canadian universities wherein I was educated in the English language. So, my word wealth is somewhat higher than normal. I guess that I'm not normal. 🤣 I do love deconstructing literature. I majored in drama when I was a younger man. My undergraduate degree is psychology and, as such, I am still analytical. But, in a very fun way, not a snobby way. Have a great day and thanks!
December 10, 2020
Hi Anastasia! There are about 40,000 words stored in my hippocampus. All of the aforementioned words have been accumulated from education and life experience. I probably use about 5,000 of those words in daily conversations and interactions. My English proficiency is advanced but, most of the time, we simply talk in everyday language. Have a great day!
December 10, 2020
What a beautiful notebook!! I think this blog post (I didn't write it) does a good job of discussing how many words the average native English speaker knows: https://wordcounter.io/blog/how-many-words-does-the-average-person-know/ An educated speaker will have a much richer vocabulary.
April 19, 2021
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