some dictionaries & many word sites, mostly interactive


---word games, quizzes, songs, printable worksheets; difficult to navigate, but is worth the effort.

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Australian Slang Dictionary

Lively and enjoyable collection of Australian slang dictionaries includes words, phrases and acronyms,
with explanations in plain international English"

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---"How does work? Just type the verb that you want to conjugate in any form.
Any verb, regular or irregular. Click on “Conjugate.”

A new page is instantaneously displayed, with the verb shown in all of its forms, voices and tenses."

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---Is this the beginning of a new trend in crosswording?
It's interesting & it should be tried by any student

who has previously thought crosswords were beyond her/his capabilities. But it shouldn't take the place of the traditional crossword. And it's definitely not for beginners.

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---very good visuals plus games; limited vocabulary within 10 topics; for beginners

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---10 games, varying in level/difficulty; 3 are multiplayer

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 Englishclub dictation

---"Do you want to improve your English listening skills? What about your spelling, writing, and typing skills?
Dictations can help in many ways. They even help you learn new vocabulary in context.

Short online dictations audioVery brief recordings for beginners. New users, please start here. 

Medium online dictations audioMid-length recordings for intermediate learners.

Long online dictations audioLong recordings of a full paragraph or more for high-intermediate or advanced learners."

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English crosswords

---60 crosswords at 3 levels, although the beginners ones are far too difficult for beginners!?!

Nevertheless this site works wonderfully well.

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---"Here you will find 13 English vocabulary games for kids and ESL students: Hangman, Memory matching games,

Drag & Drop games, Hidden object games." Beginners plus.

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---old technology, can be difficult to navigate, limited & odd selection of material. BUT it's good for the real beginner.

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---answer correctly in 8 subject areas & help reduce world hunger--"For each answer you get right, we donate 10 grains of rice to the United Nations World Food Program."

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Hello World Picture Dictionary

---"The picture dictionary at Hello-World has about 3000 words, each accompanied by a picture has over 3000 words in its dictionary. Native speakers pronounce each word and there is a picture to accompany each word.

The words are listed on each page by the beginning letter. In languages that do not have an alphabet, such as Mandarin and Japanese,

the words are broken into vocabulary groups such as colors, vehicles, vegetables, and more."

---an odd picture dictionary created for children but the vocab & the examples are good for adults; some words have audio, some don't; a useful addition to this list.


---"free online Talking Dictionary of English Pronunciation"; search for your word within the currently 160198 entries in the dictionary.

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---not quite a dictionary; your chosen word is orally/pictorially defined in two sentences; spelling practice
via hundreds of units within 6 levels;

---hours & days can be spent here; all levels; 200 plus exercises by grade or by game; no index, but....

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---old site that still does its selected units of vocab revision well

Irregular verbs list

---"'s Irregular Verb Dictionary for English learners contains over 370 irregular verbs used in modern English.
To view our Extended Irregular Verb Dictionary, which contains over 470 verbs including rare and antiquated forms, Click Here.
  • Alternate forms are separated by /. The first form listed is the most commonly used. [More info]
  • Forms which are primarily used in British English are in italics. [More info]
  • To view a definition of the verb, click on the infinitive form.
  • To learn more about confusing forms, click on the information link [?]."

Languageguide: Dictionary

---It's a picture dictionary pure & simple, though not comprehensive, no definitions given, & not presented in the traditional
alphabetic order. So why use it?

Well, it's ilustrated clearly & impressively. The sound works a treat. It's bright & lively. It's organized in topics, so it might appeal even more obviously to the beginner learner wanting to put a name to what he/she already has in his/her memory bank.

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Learning Chocolate

---"designed to help you memorize English vocabulary in an easy, fun way that really works.

The exercises use pictures, sounds and games to make learning a new language as fun as enjoying a piece of chocolate!

After reviewing the vocabulary, you can play up to 5 fun games to see what you memorized! The first 3 are matching games to help your memory.

They will help you match the new word to its meaning with pictures or its pronunciation. This is much more fun than long, boring vocabulary lists!

The other 2 games help you learn to spell the new words so that you can read and write them in your new language, too." Beginners plus.

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Little Explorers Picture Dictionary

click on a letter in the alphabet at the top of the window and you'll see a page of words that start with that letter.

Not comprehensive, but there are 2,503 illustrated dictionary entries! Each word is used in a meaningful example sentence. Most entries have links to a related web site. Just click on an underlined word (or its accompanying picture), and you'll link to a related page.

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My English Dictionary

---only 408 words are treated, but at least there is an index; each word is illustrated & spoken, some appear in a video.
Good beginners plus.


---not just another dictionary, but one that's fast as a ninja?! Really.

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---beautifully presented oddity dictionary without definitions so mainly for beginners.
Alphabet order only exists within the 10 topics, & then only as part of random subtopics.

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---very fine site wherein you can check out a limited selection of words either by first letter or by 15 categories.

Although the words are not defined, their meaning is as clear as the illustrations~~~& then the 5 different exercises.

Shahi:visual dictionary

---for anyone needing an English dictionary with pictures.
Please note the uncluttered layout, text clarity, the comprehensiveness of the definitions & the pictures! the pictures!

( You can even source pictures from Yahoo or flickr, but Google's repertoire of images is by far the best).
One regret----the site address. Bookmark it as it's not an obvious title for a dictionary.

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Study Zone Vocab

---"learn and practice common words. Click on a topic to see the lessons and exercises. Click on the lesson to begin."
Animals, Clothes, Food, Furniture, Home Appliances, Kitchen Utensils, School & Office. Excellent material for beginners.

Visual dictionary

---" learn vocabulary by way of image with thematic, clear and precise pages, with concise and rigorous texts, multilingual...the images replace the words(of traditional dictionaries)."

Very well presented site which does not define every English word, rather you must seek vocab by topic or by lexicon.

The illustrations are magical, & each word defined includes a glossary.

Visual Dictionary Online

A dictionary with a new point of view that catches the eye and enriches the mind. 20,000 terms with
contextual definitions, developed by terminology experts;
6,000 full-color images of a wide variety of objects from all aspects of life. Designed to help you find the
right word at a glance.
Filled with stunning illustrations labeled with accurate terminology in up to six languages, i
t is the ideal language-learning and vocabulary dictionary for use at school, at home or at work."

And it's as good as it says.


---" a collection of interactive visual theme-based activities for ESL students.

VisualESL's funny characters, pictures and animations make memorizing English words and grammar is way easier and more interesting

compared to traditional learning."

Elementary, Lower Intermediate, Intermediate, Upper Intermediate & Advanced. 3 exercise types~~Drag & drop, Quiz & Fill in.

Vocabulary quizzes

---16 topics, 1627 questions, 2 levels though only intermediate should apply, timed 7 scored. A well-designed site. Challenge

---" is the easiest, most intelligent way to improve your vocabulary. It combines an adaptive learning system

(The Challenge) with the world’s fastest dictionary (The Dictionary) so that you can more quickly and more efficiently learn words.

A Whole Lot of Questions, a Whole Lot of Learning. The heart of The Challenge is more than 100,000 vocabulary questions that are

designed to evaluate and teach vocabulary words. Each question tests a particular meaning of a word, provides helpful hints, and is

followed by an explanation of the correct answer. Many studies have shown that the best way to learn is through multiple exposures

 to a word, with challenging questions that make you think." Advanced.



---this aged site exists, so just use it or don't; it is a very good site for absolute beginners regarding vocabulary; it provides an intro, a writing test & a listening test to a very limited range of basic vocab. 


---a definition is given, the first letter is given, & then YOU provide the answer


---a significantly unusual dictionary, wherein every word defined is done so in video format.

Please note that the words are difficult, so this is for advanced learners.

If you click STUDY ROOM you will see the video for any word you choose (from the lengthy list in alphabetic order);

accompanying the video is a reading of the definition plus usage examples; there is also a text window at the bottom.

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---11 levels of vocabulary, in ascending order of difficulty; no,not every English word is here though there might be 3000 words
defined, reviewed, tested;
each level has at least 10 lessons & each lesson has at least 10 words; there are pictures &
revision games;
each word's lesson is read out & each word is orally tested immediately after its introduction!

Probably the only item missing from this excellent dictionary for advanced learners is a search function for the word you want: otherwise, please consider.

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Word Power

"---a free survival guide for all who would like to perfect their spoken English language.
Here we provide the simplest and most frequently used expressions, by mastering them you should not be
at a loss for words. Practise these common English expressions and you will feel more confident in your private and business dealings. " 38 topics. Advanced.

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