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How to pronounce feather in English - Forvo

How to pronounce feather in English - Forvo | TELT | Scoop.it
How to pronounce feather in English. The definition of feather is: the light horny waterproof structure forming the external coverin
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Haven't checked this for a while: seems like a nice resource if you have doubts about the pronunciation of a particular word. I checked random words in French and English and found a range of nativelike pronunciation. Very easy to search and listen.
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Dictionnaire Cobra - A striking corpus based tool

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Dictionnaire Cobra. A corpus based dictionary for English/Dutch to French.

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Big improvement to Multidict for some languages: tools 4 clil project

Big improvement to Multidict for some languages: tools 4 clil project | TELT | Scoop.it
I hit on the “hunspell” improvement to Multidict almost by accident. I had felt, ever since the days of the POOLS-T project which first developed Wordlink and Multidict, that the main thing which the facility lacked was some ability to do “lemmatization” – to change a wordform which you click on into a dictionary headword for looking up in an online dictionary. The Greek partners in the POOLS-T project in particular complained that Wordlink only ever succeeded in finding the occasional Greek word in the dictionary, and the Swiss-Italian partners had the same complaint to a lesser extent. The only reason that Wordlink works so successfully for English texts is that English has very few inflected forms (wordforms such as “running”, “distancing”, “distanced”) compared to most languages. And also that English is a big enough, rich enough language that many of the online dictionaries (with some notable exceptions such as Etymonline) have inbuilt lemmatization.
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Updates to multilingual dictionary and explanation of the importance of lemmatisation in this process.
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Oxford Text Checker | Oxford Advanced Learners Dictionary

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Oxford Text Checker at OxfordLearnersDictionaries.com. The Oxford Text Checker will check the vocabulary in any text against the Oxford 3000 word list. See more at oxfordlearnersdictionaries.com.
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Paste your text in the box and find out what percentage of the words belong to the "Oxford 3000" suggested as the most useful for learners. 75% means your text is advanced, 90% upper intermediate, and 100% makes it lower intermediate (or below, I assume).

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Baby Steps To Corpora: Sarah Wildsmith

Sarah Wildsmith gives an introduction to using corpora in the classroom. An IH London TD session given on 12 March 2013.

Via Jersus Colmenares, Pascual Pérez-Paredes
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5 steps to getting started with corpora for EFL.

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Pascual Pérez-Paredes's curator insight, June 7, 2013 1:03 AM

Interesting for novice language teachers. Sound quality is not that good, though.

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Language games from Macmillan dictionary

Language games from Macmillan dictionary | TELT | Scoop.it

Vocabulary games testing

- intuitions about word frequency

- grammatical labels for irregular verbs

- phrasal verb meanings

- phrasal verb particles

 

All text without audio and without contextualisation except for the fourth game suitable for intermediate learners and above.  Multiple choice format, immediate feedback, timed countdown, final score and social media share buttons.

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SID | Speech Internet Dictionary

SID | Speech Internet Dictionary | TELT | Scoop.it

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Phonetics dictionary, with definitions of a large number of key terms in phonetics.

 

Acknowledgements for contributing entries:

Eva Estebas
John Wells
Jack Windsor Lewis

 

and fo comments, corrections and suggestions:

Martin Ball
Yoshi Fujino
Beatrice Portinari
Petr Rösel
Jack Windsor Lewis

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OneLook Reverse Dictionary

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Nik Peachey:

The OneLook reverse dictionary is a great tool to get students thinking about how they explain what words mean. Unlike most dictionaries which gives you the meaning of a word, this one will give you the word as long as you can give the correct maning. This is a great skill to develop as a language learner.


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