While technology is helping us to improve the four skills of our students, there are many other tools that help us to improve our vocabulary. Here are some of the tools that can help us and our learner to boost the level of their vocabulary knowledge.
Lingro is a web tool where you can turn any website into a clickable dictionary. Just copy and paste your link and go to the page, read your text and click on the words that you think you don’t know and Lingro will give the definition for you.
Lexipedia lets you with the definitions of words in a webbed diagram with related words and their definition. You can also listen to the audio pronunciations.
Shai is a visual dictionary that gives you the definition of the word that you enter and the related pictures from Flickr, Google or Yahoo.
VocabGrabber is another tool that analyses any text you have provided, generating lists of the most useful vocabulary words and showing you how those words are used in context.
WordHippo is a multitasker tool for finding the opposite or similar words, translate it to another language, find a sentence with your word or to find words that rhymes.
SnappyWords is an online interactive English dictionary and thesaurus that helps you find the meanings of words and draw connections to associated words. Just place your cursor over the words to see the meaning.
JustTheWord is tool to find the combinations or the alternatives for a word.
EasyDefine is my favourite tool on this list. Write a list of words and you can get the definitions and print it out, or find the synonyms, generate flashcards/worksheets or quiz yourself. The tool does everything for you, you only list the words.
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