Why you should learn a new word a dayYour reading speed is limited by your vocabulary
Speed reading works in any language but is dependent on your comprehension of the language, therefore if your English grammar is limited your reading speed will be slowed down so you can comprehend the new word.
Therefore, your reading speed will vary depending on what you are reading.
For example, I have a comprehension of 80%+ when reading business books at a reading speed of over 1000+. However, if I was to read something about mathematics (which I got a C for in GSCEs) my reading speed would drastically drop to 600 words per minute to ensure my comprehension is 80%.
Download the ‘Word of The Day app
I challenge you to use the ‘Word of the Day’ app but to also include the new word in a sentence every day. Caution with this challenge as you may get weird looks when you use the words such as extemporaneous (spoken without preparation).
Talk like Ted
You are the sum of the five people you surround yourself with. Thus, spending time with people who have a large vocabulary will have a positive effect on your vocabulary. The great thing about watching Ted Talks is you can listen to experts communicate a complex idea using simple and effective language.