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Dictionary use

  1. 1. Dictionary use A short guide to understand the use of the dictionary for understanding words in a reading.
  2. 2. A good dictionary can help you…. <ul><li>look up the meaning of an English word you see </li></ul><ul><li>find the English translation of a word in your language </li></ul><ul><li>check the spelling of a word </li></ul><ul><li>check the plural of a noun or past tense of a verb </li></ul><ul><li>find out other grammatical information about a word </li></ul><ul><li>find the synonym or antonym of a word </li></ul><ul><li>look up the collocations of a word </li></ul><ul><li>check the part of speech of a word </li></ul><ul><li>find out the pronunciation of a word </li></ul><ul><li>find examples of the use of a word in natural language </li></ul><ul><li>http://esl.fis.edu/learners/advice/dic.htm </li></ul>
  3. 3. A good dictionary can help you…. <ul><li>look up the meaning of an English word you see </li></ul><ul><li>find the English translation </li></ul><ul><li>the spelling of a word </li></ul><ul><li>Example : </li></ul><ul><li>home 1 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>( dwelling ) casa  </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>( family environment ) hogar  </li></ul></ul><ul><li>home 2 </li></ul><ul><li>  - hábitat  </li></ul>
  4. 4. A good dictionary can help you…. <ul><li>check the plural of a noun or past tense of a verb </li></ul><ul><li>Example : </li></ul><ul><li>Feet    sustantivo   pl of   foot </li></ul><ul><li>Slept past tense for the verb: &quot; to sleep &quot; Simple Past: slept </li></ul><ul><li>Past Participle: slept </li></ul>
  5. 5. A good dictionary can help you…. <ul><li>grammatical information </li></ul><ul><li>the part of speech </li></ul><ul><li>Example: </li></ul><ul><li>Care 1     sustantivo - uncountable    </li></ul><ul><li>cuidado  m , atención  f ; </li></ul><ul><li>care 2   verbo intransitivo   </li></ul><ul><li>preocuparse </li></ul>
  6. 6. A good dictionary can help you…. <ul><li>the synonym or antonym </li></ul><ul><li>Example: </li></ul><ul><li>Synonyms:  beautiful, lovely, pretty, handsome, comely, fair </li></ul><ul><li>Antonyms: ugly, disgusting, terrible </li></ul>
  7. 7. A good dictionary can help you…. <ul><li>Collocations </li></ul><ul><li>Example: </li></ul><ul><li>Easy 1 ( not difficult ) fácil; </li></ul><ul><li>  ♦  Collocations:  </li></ul><ul><li>it's as easy as pie,  más fácil no puede ser       easier said than done,  obras son amores y no buenas razones  o  hablar no cuesta nada </li></ul>
  8. 8. A good dictionary can help you…. <ul><li>pronunciation of a word </li></ul><ul><li>Example: </li></ul><ul><li>help 1  /help/ </li></ul><ul><li>  Listen:   US  - UK </li></ul>
  9. 9. A good dictionary can help you…. <ul><li>examples of the use of a word </li></ul><ul><li>Examples : </li></ul><ul><li>Forum discussions with the word(s) &quot;mean&quot; in the title: a mean person an effective mean / an effective means of And I do mean/And I mean... and I don’t mean maybe and I mean that in the best way possible as a mean babyboy you mean the world to me By mean [by means of] by some mean </li></ul>

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