Learning new words

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    In this session we'll take a closer look on some of the words you've heard already.

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    Now do you remember the word 'customer'? What does this word really mean? When in fact you know what the words mean, then how would you actually explain it?

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    When you want learn English it's important to learn new words but even more important are the learning techniques that help you memorize new vocabulary.

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    Do you remind how you learned your mother tongue? What happened was that you heard a new word over and over again.

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    You could not translate that new word to another language. Instead, your parents or someone else explained it for you.

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    It's exactly the same when you learn English: First of all you have to hear the new word several time, then you repeat it and then someone explains what it means.

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    So, let's see how we can explain the word 'customer': First we must to put it into a category. Is it food? Can you eat it? Or is it a machine or a device?

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    Of course it's not of these because a customer is a person, a woman or a man — an individual who buys a product or a service from your company.

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    Another word for 'customer' could be client or buyer. Customers are very important for some business because without them no company can exist.

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    Now, what type of word is 'customer'? It is a verb, an adjective or a noun? Yes, you're right, the word is a noun. But in English there is also the verb 'to customize'.