In a month I will be passing FCE (First Certificate in English) tests provided by the local British Council. There are five common parts: Reading, Writing, Use of English, Listening and Speaking. I’ve been preparing particularly for this exam for a year, and I am pretty confident in my English. The main problem of my inability of efficient using of language is my poor experience in practical use. I have perceived tons of information like grammar rules and vocabulary words, but mainly it remains in passive part. Large passive vocabulary is very useful for reading, because you know or can guess based on word formation rules almost all words. But, it is more important to have good range of active English for speaking naturally. To rehearse all the words I have learnt, I made a notebook where I put down common phrasal verbs and words arranged by topics. Usual topics are Sport, Shopping, Social Life etc. This morning I found out likely to be useful resource which can help me in this activity:
Discovering this resource I found some quite fruitful list Comprehensive English Vocabulary Word Lists. I am going to use it for recollecting word by topic.