I recently talked about using photographs to help you learn adjectives (Adjective Challenge). Another great way of building your vocabulary is to challenge yourself to see how many things you can name in a photograph.
Have a look at the picture above. What do you see? Try to look closely and you will start to notice more and more details. Can you name them all?
Are there things in the picture that you can't identify in English? If so, look them up! Write the words in your vocabulary book, with the definition IN ENGLISH, the translation into your own language and some example sentences. Add some synonyms as well, if you can. You could even print the picture off and stick into your vocabulary book, with the new words written onto the picture.
Remember, don't just focus on the first thing that you notice, look harder, look at the background, find the details. You'll be surprised by how many different things you can see if you take the time to look closely.
Why not challenge yourself to do this on a daily or weekly basis? You can find pictures online, in magazines, or even use a photograph that you have taken yourself. The more often you do it, the more vocabulary you will acquire.
If you're following me on social media, I'd love to hear how you get on with this challenge!