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Reference tools and vocabulary online

Page history last edited by Carl Dowse 12 years, 3 months ago

 

Online dictionaries

 

Here are a selection of online dictionaries:

 

General

 

Longman Online Dictionary (UK)

The Cambridge Online Dictionary (UK)

The Merriam Webster Online Dictionary (US)

Dictionary.com (US)

Free Dictionary (US)

OneLook

Thesaurus

Idioms Site

Word Spy: Neoligisms 

Slang 

Internet Slang Dictionary

DTXTR

 

Business

 

Cambridge Business English Dictionary (US)

Glossary of financial & business terms (US)

Investopedia Financia Dictionary 

The Ridiculous Business Jargon Dictionary

 

Bi-lingual

  

Lingro Go to the site and add the URL of a website. The new link takes you to the page but now doubling clicking on any word will produce a definition in your chosen language.

Linguee Bilingual German/English & English/German Dictionary

Leo Bilingual German/English & English/German Dictionary 

dict.cc: German-English Dictionary 

WordReference.com 

BabLa

 

Visual & other resources

 

Shahi: A visual Dictionary

Merriam Webster's Visual Dictionary

Visuwords: A graphic dictionary

Visual Thesaurus

Vocab Grabber

howjsay: A talking Dictionary

Encyclopeadia Britannica

Enchanted Learning Picture Dictionary (suitable for children)

The Internet Picture Dictionary (suitable for children)

 


 

Sample vocabulary resources for teachers & learners

 

General

 

Compleat Lexical Tutor

Six Online Corpora

 

Confusables

 

Confusables This activity on words that can be easily confused is provided by www.english-online.org.uk. When you've completed the exercise click on PART I and PART III at the bottom of the page for further exercises in this area.

  

Business collocations

 

Business collocations: This is a link to a short activity from the www.better-english.com website focusess on six commonly used business collocations (that is words that go naturally together), in this case verb + noun combinations.

 

Vocabulary tests

 

Vocabulary tests: This is a link to 45 short vocabulary tests based on the Longman's business English course books Intelligent Business. Start by clicking on Unit 1 in the Pre-intermediate column and when the pop-up window appears, answer the 10 questions. Your score will then appear as a percentage and you then have the possibility of re-doing the test by clicking "Reset" or seeing the answers by clicking "Answers".

 

Interactive business vocabulary exercises

 

Business Vision: Here are a series of online interactive business vocabulary exercises based on the Oxford University Press course book Business Vision (Intermediate). Only the units that do not require you to have the course book have been listed here:

 

Unit 1: Images of business

Unit 2: Change

Unit 3: Advertising

Unit 4: Trade and Ethics (pronunciation)

Unit 7: Travel (error correction: extra word)

Unit 8: Products (error correction: extra word)

Unit 9: Transactions (pronunciation)

Unit 10: Customers (error correction: extra word)

 

A word a day

 

English Daily: This is a daily activity offered on the EnglishDaily.com website, where you'll also find helpful short activities such as Daily Grammar and Daily Business Exercises, which provides quick tutorials and practice activities for a range of functional business language used in, for example meetings, etc. 

 

Business idioms

 

Business idioms: This is a link to an activity on the www.better-english.com website that focuses on 20 commonly used business idioms.

 

And here's link to a page where you can learn a new business idiom every day: learn-english-today

 

Money

 

Money: Try this money quiz from the UsingEnglish.com website. On this website you'll also find a wealth of other resources for improving your English. For example there's a wide range of Grammar Quizzes, Phrasal verb quizzes, (here's one for phrasal verbs with the word "cut", many of which are often used in business), and so on.

 


 

 

 

 

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