Dictionary use

Use more than one dictionary

My favourite dictionaries are:

  • longman dictionary
  • Merriam Webster
  • Cambridge dictionary


Search on google 

Write the word e.g. coffee meaning or definition



One meaning isn’t enough. To understand vocabulary clearly, use more than one dictionary 


synonym (helps you understand meaning of new words)

Words with similar meaning

e.g. happy > glad

e.g. small > tiny, little


Words with opposite meaning

e.g. happy > sad

e.g. big > small

e.g. short > long



The study of change


Part of the word that is at the end

Prefix (helps you understand meaning of new words)

Added at the end of the word

un = reverse, cancel, not --->  undo -  unable - unwanted

dis = not - ---> dislike - disagree - dishonest



Added at the start of a word

-etic (relating to) athletic, energetic, poetic

-ful (full of). helpful, thankful, cheerful

Part of speech 

Noun: A noun is the name of a person, place, thing or idea.

e.g. John, Mohamed, dog, pencil, sadness, dream  

Verb: A verb shows an action or state of being. A verb shows what someone or something is doing.

e.g. go, run, drink, dance, live, jump, have, hate, are,

Adverb: describes a verb

E.g. slowly, quickly, very, always, sometimes, well, yesterday, 

Adjectives: describing word

e.g. smart, small, sad, approachable, happy


Collocations with HAVE

In this English lesson, I’m going to teach you collocations with 'HAVE' in the context/subject of food. By the end of this lesson, you will learn how to use natural English to talk about meals of the day. This is a vocabulary lesson and will help you become better at understanding the English language.

How to speak about shopping in English

In this lesson, I'm going to teach how to speak about shopping in English. When you go shopping in an English speaking country, one of the first things you do is buy something from the store. In this English lesson, I am going to teach you what you the English vocabulary you need to speak about shopping. You will learn Idioms, collocations, phrases and sentences in English. I post a new English lesson every Friday! Subscribe and comment below with which English lesson you want next.

5 Easy ways to Set Goals and Learn English Quickly

In this lesson, I'm going to teach you  5 easy ways to set goals and learn English quickly. Goals are fundamental for you to learn English and achieve your dreams. All you need to do is set a long-term goal first then break down your goals to make them easier to achieve. 

Why are goals so important? 
- Goals Give You Focus
By focusing on a specific target, you’re allowing your mind to understand what the most important thing to learn. This enables more learning to happen. 

- Goals Allow You To Measure Progress
How do you know how much you’ve learned or accomplished? Goals will allow you to measure your success.

- Goals Keep You Locked In And Undistracted
Have you sat down trying to decide what to study and you study 15 different things? This is unproductive. It hinders your progress, and this is why you need to know what goals to achieve. 

- Goals Give You Motivation
 It’s easy to give up without goals. Goals will give you the inspiration and excitement to keep going.

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