It is more fun to talk with someone who doesn't use long, difficult words but rather short, easy words like 'What about lunch?'
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What is Vocabulary?
This page explains what vocabulary - or vocab - is and why it is important for learners of English. It also talks about active and passive vocabulary.
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Parts of speech and vocab rules
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Prefixes (non-, inter-, post-)
Suffixes (-ation, -al, -ize)
Contractions (I'm, aren't, here's)
Informal Contractions (gimme, gonna, wanna)
WH Question Words (WHo, WHat, HoW)
Sports Vocabulary with Quizzes (award, champion, stadium)
includes Olympics Vocabulary, History and Quizzes
Christmas Vocabulary (holly, Santa, turkey)
Survival English ~
Key words, phrases, questions and answers for beginners.
North, South, East & West
Weather (rain, raining, rainy)
Numbers (1/one, 2/two, 3/three)
Top 20 Business Words ~ useful vocabulary in the following business categories
Abbreviations, Advertising, Air Travel, Banking, Company Structure, Computers, Contracts, Correspondence, CV/Resume, Employment, Import/Export, Insurance, Law, Marketing, Meetings, Money, Newspapers, Numbers, Presentations, Property, Publishing, Punctuation, Selling
Floors of a House (ground floor, first floor)
Floors of a Commercial Building (ground floor, mezzanine, 1st floor...)
Colours (red, orange, yellow)
Shapes (square, circle, triangle)
Computer Vocabulary (backup, cache, DOS)
Family (father, mother)
English Names for Girls
English Names for Boys
English Unisex Names
Animal Terms (lion, lions, lion, lioness, lion cub, a pride)
Criminals and Law Breakers (murderer, deliberately kills)
English for Work
Rooms in a House
Furniture and Decor
Vocabulary about Pollution
Vocabulary about Endangered Species
Useful Phrases in Greetings
Bring or Take? Most or Almost? Do or Make? Words with similar meanings, and which sometimes look or sound the same. With quizzes.
English Alphabet (a, b, c)
English Phonetic Spelling (alpha, bravo, charlie)
Dictionary or thesaurus?
What's the difference between a dictionary and a thesaurus?
Synonyms and antonyms
What's the difference between a synonym and an antonym?
Figures of Speech (like a bat outta hell)
A list of English quotes and quotations, giving author details, word definitions and contextual notes.
Collocations (white coffee, make your bed, do your homework)
British English/American English (lift/elevator)
Weight (grams, kilograms)
Male and Female (king, queen)
Ranks - British/American (captain, sergeant)
Foreign Words In English
Roman Numbers (i, ii, iii, iv, v)
Latin Words In English (inter alia)
Power Of Seven
A light-hearted look at vocabulary and curiosities for English learners from seven-obsessed EnglishClub founder Josef Essberger.
British English - with audio
Merriam-Webster (American English) - with audio
OneLook (British/American English) - looks in up to 40 different dictionaries
WriteExpress | RhymeZone
English Vocabulary Links
Glossary of English Grammar Terms
New Vocabulary each week with Listen to News
What Am I? Quiz (Kids)
Animal Sounds Quiz (Kids)
Fun with Colours, Shapes and Numbers (Kids)
Vocabulary in Joe's Cafe
Without grammar very little can be conveyed; without vocabulary nothing can be conveyed.
D.A. Wilkins, Linguistics in Language Teaching