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University Language Centre

Dictionary use

These activities focus on how you can use dictionaries more effectively and efficiently.

Getting the most out of your dictionaries

You can do a listening activity in which you will focus on developing your awareness of how different kinds of dictionary can be used.

Using a specialist dictionary effectively

Here you will find a description of various types of specialist dictionaries that are useful for academic study.

Practise using a specialist dictionary

This activity will provide you with practice in searching for information about words and phrases and building up your own glossary of technical terms.

Building your vocabulary

In this learning object you will practise using a monolingual dictionary to extend your vocabulary. You will start a vocabulary organiser and prepare word grids for different vocabulary items.