After learning the meaning of some words, it's time to memorize them.
Each day, use a few words 3 - 5 times. Say them smoothly. Create a situation. For example:
Words: tickle, bitter, concern, battle, curious
Tickle - At home, I tickle my dog. I don't like to be tickled. I tickle my friends. I am going to tickle you.
Bitter - This coffee is bitter. I like bitter chocolate. That old woman is very bitter. Why is she so bitter?
Concern - I am concerned about my grades. My mother is always concerned about me. She is not worried, she is concerned. The phone call was concerning your class schedule.
Battle - Learning is only half the battle. There are many battles in Iraq. I am battling to learn English.
Curious - I am a curious person. I am curious to know whether Americans like to eat natto. Curiosity killed the cat. My curiosity gets the best of me.
And then you're supposed to memorize five a day, review, and move forward to fluency. Not bad.