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Collocation - words that usually go together; e.g. 'red in the face', which means 'angry'.
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How to find words faster
Glossary - a list of words used to describe the contents of dictionaries, and codes used in dictionaries.
HHow to Use the Information in your Dictionary
Learning StrategiesListening - remembering words you hear and looking them up in your dictionary
Needs Analysis - finding out what English you need to learn
PronunciationProof-reading - using your dictionary for checking your writing
Specialised Dictionaries - learner's dictionaries, bi-lingual dictionaries, technical dictionaries, thesauruses, dictionaries that concentrate on one part of language, such as dictionaries of idioms or collocations, and dictionaries that translate between varieties of a single language, for example, British-American dictionaries.
Strategies for Learning
Styles of Learning
Test - a test to see how well you have learned these dictionary skills
Types of Dictionary
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Last updated on: Saturday, August 18, 2001.