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General English dictionaries

Don’t worry if you don’t have a good dictionary at hand. Actually, you do. It’s just a click away. Below you have some links to monolingual (English-English) dictionaries on the Internet:

Macmillan Dictionary

Longman English Dictionary Online – LDOCE

Oxford Learner’s Dictionaries

Cambridge Dictionaries Online


They are similar yet different.

Choose a few words/expressions which you came across in this week’s texts and which were new or unclear to you. Then look up the same words in the 4 different dictionaries and compare the findings:

which dictionary definitions were the most informative and helpful?

what extra information / features did each dictionary offer?

Which dictionary (dictionaries) do you like best? Why?