Link with words!

19-Jun-2009

MEC Trainer, Joanna Trzmielewska, writes:

Learners very often say that they do not remember words they have studied. Wordnik.com is a place where your learners can find context based definitions which may help them to consolidate vocabulary items.

 

Wordnik.com gives a wide range of real life context to use the words in. You just type in the word and the next thing you see are examples from articles and books. There is also usage of the word on Twitter! If the power of definitions is not enough, there are always images from Flicker which visually represent the word.

Don’t miss Fun & Games, Related words, Word family and much much more!

You can send Wordnik.com to your learners using My Web Links on your MEC site. To find out how to do it go to the Teachers’ support area.

Comments(2)

  • Hi

    That’s an amazing website. I like the way it compiles the information: the definitions, synonyms, etymology and pron and maybe slightly random bits about the unusualness of the word (although something of great value for a language/trivia lover). And on top of that pictures to help visulise the meaning. Great stuff. Thanks for sharing!

    Ania

    Posted by Ania on June 22nd 2009
  • Hi Ania,

    Thank you very much for your comment. I am happy to hear that you have found Wordnik.com useful.My favourite part of the website is the picture option. It is very helpful, especially with abstract vocabulary.

    See you online soon!

    Joanna.

    Posted by Joanna on June 23rd 2009

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