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Trend Watch

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Trend Watch could be a good source of words to enhance learners' language skills and providing a sound link with current events.
Trend Watch highlights words that are trending in news and popular culture and includes...
   - an explanation of why each word is trending,
   - a definition for the word, and
   - a picture that is representative of either the word or the cause of the trend.
Practitioners may also consider bookmarking appropriate words for their learners.

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Find out how strong your vocabulary is and learn new words at Vocabulary.com.

Find out how strong your vocabulary is and learn new words at Vocabulary.com. | technologies | Scoop.it
Vocabulary.com helps you learn new words, play games that improve your vocabulary, and explore language.
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Vocabulary.com is an excellent vocabulary study resource offering thousands of vocabulary practice lists and activities for learners.
Learners willbe able to find vocabulary lists that are attached to...
- novels,
- historical documents,
- famous speeches, and
- current news articles.
If learners sign up for Vocabulary.com they will be given an assessment quiz in order to give them suggested lists with which to start their practice.
After completing the assessment they can...
- use the practice lists suggested by Vocabulary.com or
- choose your own lists from the huge gallery of vocabulary lists.
One big plus, of the Vocabulary.com activities, is the instant feedback for every practice question a learner attempts.
If learners answer incorrectly on their first attempt, they will see the definition and the word in context.

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ProfessorWord: Improve your vocabulary while you surf the web

ProfessorWord: Improve your vocabulary while you surf the web | technologies | Scoop.it
Get definitions with just a click. Identify SAT/ACT vocabulary words on any page. Our free bookmarklet makes it easy to improve your vocabulary while you surf the web!
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Professor Word is a service that can help learners learn new vocabulary. Professor Word operates as a browser bookmarklet in Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer, and Safari.
When users are reading any webpage they can just click on the Professor Word bookmarklet to quickly get definitions for any unfamiliar word on a webpage.

To get a definition just highlight the word and a small dialogue box containing the definition will appear.

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CarolineBiro's curator insight, February 27, 2013 3:16 AM

Une bonne idée!

nicolaperry's curator insight, February 28, 2013 2:53 AM

This could be a useful tool to help you improve your vocabulary

M. Van Amelsvoort's curator insight, February 28, 2013 6:34 PM

Very nice for SAT/academic vocabulary. Good for  high level EFL students.

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Test your vocab - How many words do you know?

Test your vocab - How many words do you know? | technologies | Scoop.it
Take this quick scientific quiz to determine the size of your English vocabulary.
Apparently, most people use less than 2,000 words in their daily language. If you are not sure how many words you use or know in total, now you can estimate the size of your own vocabulary thanks to a service called Test Your Vocab.
Note: Test Your Vocab uses statistical modelling to predict a person’s vocabulary size.
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WordWriter

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WordWriter provides a new way of "Learning Vocabulary" through writing
WordWriter...
   - is a new writing tool from BoomWriter.
   - allows practitioners to create vocabulary lists that they want learners to incorporate into a writing assignment.
   - assignments offer a good way to have learners practice using new vocabulary words in context.

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Jan Harper's curator insight, August 27, 2014 11:13 AM
John Dalziel's insight:

WordWriter provides a new way of "Learning Vocabulary" through writing
WordWriter...
   - is a new writing tool from BoomWriter.
   - allows practitioners to create vocabulary lists that they want learners to incorporate into a writing assignment.
   - assignments offer a good way to have learners practice using new vocabulary words in context.

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600 Other Ways To Say Common Things: Improving Learner Vocabulary

600 Other Ways To Say Common Things: Improving Learner Vocabulary | technologies | Scoop.it
Helps students reduce cliche language with these 600 "other ways to say."
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This post contains graphics that could play a role in improving learner vocabulary.

Another post for Functional English

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TES iboard

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The TESiboard collection is a purpose built library of visual, dynamic, interactive resources.

 

TESiboard resources are primarily open-ended tools that enable practitioners to enagage their students in a learning dialogue around the resources.

 

The resources are designed for use on interactive whiteboards.

 

The TESiboard materials are all available for free.

 

Current development is focused on KS2 Literacy and Numeracy materials.

 

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Find out how strong your vocabulary is and learn new words at Vocabulary.com.

Find out how strong your vocabulary is and learn new words at Vocabulary.com. | technologies | Scoop.it
Vocabulary.com helps you learn new words, play games that improve your vocabulary, and explore language.

 

Whether learners are posting a quick tweet or applying for a job, When they communicate on or offline, vocabulary and the quality of the writing are a key part of the impressions made. It’s important, to learners, to be able to communicate clearly and come across as intelligent human beings.

 

This free website - Vocabulary.com - claims it can help users improve their vocabulary by figuring out which words they don’t know, and then concentrating of teaching them (without spending time on stuff users already know).

 

The first step is a multiple-choice test aimed to assess current vocabulary.

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