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 “The beginning of wisdom is the definition of terms.”
― Socrates  


iLANG recommends to you a wide range of resources to help improve your vocabulary knowledge. Click on the online materials below for more details.


Academic Words Helping You Understand more about Using Vocabulary for Academic Purposes.
Academic Word List Coxhead (2000). The Most Frequent Word in each Family is in Italics. There are 570 Headwords and about 3000 Words Altogether.
Login with Your UST Student Account and Create Your Own Academic Word list. The UST Academic Word List contains 890 Headwords that Occur Frequently over a range of Academic Subjects
Advanced Vocabulary in Context; Quizzes given to Assess Your Understanding of SAT Terms
Word Lists for GRE, SAT, TOEFL, and Other Tests
Features of Vocabulary
Technical Words A Free Online Dictionary of Computer and Technology Terms including Real-life Examples of How the Term is Used
A Comprehensive Website for Technical Terms in a Range of Specialisms
Glossary of Basic Health Terms that are Defined, Optionally Read Aloud, and Illustrated
Defines, Illustrates, and Exemplifies Terms and Formulas from Beginning Algebra to Calculus
Business Words Glossary of Basic Business Terms, Audio, and Illustrations
A Range of Audio/Video Business Vocabulary Lessons
Vocabulary Exercises based on Current Business News Articles

Collocation Resources and a Matching Exercise
Finding Collocations using Word Neighbors. This Resource gives you all the Words which Normally Occur with your Target Word or Phrase
Collocations Dictionary
The Academic Collocation List

Confusing Words A Glossary of Vocabulary Frequently Misused by Learners of English in Hong Kong (Click “Review Problem Words” on the main page) – created by the Center for Language Education
A List of Commonly Confused Words and Exercises
A List of Commonly Misused Words and Expressions
Vocabulary Building Sign Up for a Free Subscription and Learn a New Word Every Day
Learning New Words and Practicing Other English Practical Skills from Different News Topics
Including Strategies to Improve Your Vocabulary; Prefixes and Suffixes; Quizzes; Dictionary Use, and More
Idioms and Proverbs Offering a Collection of Hundreds of Idioms to Provide Learners with a Fun Way to Gain Skills in this Area
A List of Most of the Commonly-used Proverbs in the English Language, with Links to the Meaning and Origin of Many of Them
Idiom of the Day
Phrasal Verbs Offering an Overview and Lists of Phrasal/Two Part Verbs
Phrasal Verb Exercises at Different Levels
A Partial List of 1000 Phrasal Verbs with Sample Sentences
Word Choice Using Effective and Specific Words to Help you Write Concisely 
Offering You More Tips on How to Use the Right Words in Different Pieces of Writing
The Importance of Word Choice (video)
Thesaurus A Free Online Thesaurus-dictionary which Places Each Word in Context, Draws Distinctions between Similar Words and Helps you Choose the Word You Need
Free Access to a Non-specialist American Online Dictionary and Thesaurus
3 Easy Ways to Learn Synonyms
An Interactive Map showing the Meaning of Your Word
Encyclopedia Britannica includes Merriam-Webster dictionary, World Atlas, and Thesaurus
MyWord My Words is a Vocabulary Building Website that Enables you to Create and Maintain Individual Vocabulary Portfolios by Constructing Personalized Glossaries and Assessing your Learning Progress
Tips & Advice from CLE http://cle.hkust.edu.hk/archive/2021/ilang/vocabulary-advice-sheets/

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