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Use a good English dictionary

You need a good English dictionary ~ An English dictionary is the most important thing that you will need when learning English. Successful English learners use their dictionaries all the time — that’s how they learn to use new words.

How to buy a good English dictionary:

  1. It has to be an English-English dictionary.
  2. It must give phonetic transcriptions (pronunciations) for every word.
  3. It must give example sentences for every word.
  4. It should be a software dictionary.

Example sentences: more important than definitions ~ If you want to improve your speaking/writing ability, read the example sentences in your dictionary. They show you how to use a word and they program your brain with correct English.

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Also read: Why publishers are unable to develop a really good software dictionary