USING YOUR DICTIONARY (1 B2)
Reasons for using a dictionary
A dictionary is a very important tool for anyone who is learning a new language. With a good dictionary you can do the following:
- look up the meaning of an English word you see or hear (DEFINITIONS)
- find out how to say or pronounce a word (PRONUNCIATION)
- check the spelling of a word
- check the part of speech of a word (noun, adjective, adverb etc….)
- find other grammatical information about a word (plural, irregular past tense, countable or uncountable etc…)
- find the synonym or antonym of a word
- look up the collocations of a word
- find out about the register of a word (FORMAL/INFORMAL /SLANG/COLLOQUIAL/TECHNICAL…….)
- find out about the variety of English (British / American…etc..)
- find examples of the use of a word in natural language
WHAT DICTIONARIES DO YOU USUALLY USE? ARE THEY MONOLINGUAL, BILINGUAL OR BOTH?
HAVE YOU HEARD OF WORD HIPPO?
IF YOU WANT TO FIND OUT WHAT WORD HIPPO HAS TO OFFER, CLICK ON THIS LINK AND YOU CAN READ WHAT MY COLLEAGUE CRISTINA CABAL SAYS ABOUT IT.
THERE´S ALSO AN APP FOR ANDROID DEVICES (MOBILES AND TABLETS)
HAVE YOU HEARD OF……?
“The SEE IN A SENTENCE tool IS REALLY USEFUL because very often, to understand the meaning of a word you need more than the definition. Seeing how the word is used in a sentence , seeing how the word is used in a context is a great help for the non-native speaker”. THANKS CRISTINA CABAL!!