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Websites to learn new words

Here are some great websites, beside a thousand other ones, that you can visit and check out to see which one you feel more comfortable with and start expanding your vocabulary today! Wordnik -https:/ / This site claims to be the `world`s biggest online English dictionary`, by number of words.

It offers definitions from multiple sources, multiple example sentences, audio pronunciations and the links to the sources of the examples.

Another interesting feature of the site it its blog, at, which has weekly posts about the most interesting words and phrases of the week chosen from popular news stories.

Interestingly, the blog post of November 2, had `chaiwala` as the first word that was explained, and it was chosen because it was the top trending item on Twitter Pakistan recently. So the words may not be limited to English, though the source for the selection is.

Vocabsushi Of fering `bite-size learning method`, you have to sign in to use this site for free, and there is a 20-question quiz right on the front page to let you know where you stand.

Vocabsushi uses sentences from contemporary news sources to show how a word is used in the real world.

The very userand student-friendly site also offers tools like MP3 clips (for pronunciations), word games, offline quizzes in PDF, etc.

I found this the most interesting site during my research on this topic and it also has a section for teach-ers that offers many tools and sections to aid them in teaching.

Merriam-Webster - Those who haven`t been on Merriam-Webster`s website shouldn`t be reading this. It means you have never searched for the meaning or spelling of a word on internet and are not likely to do it in future. Considering that it is a leading and most-trusted provider of language information, it should have been your go-to place for looking up a word.

Anyway, do visit this totally comprehensive website to explore and learn the English language, but just remember that it is an American website to the spelling are in American English, though in the spellings section the British spellings are of course given.

BBC`s Learning English There are many sections and tools on this site to help both learners and experts of the English language. You can spend hours and hours on it and the best part is that it will not seem like `studying English` at all.

It claims that as part of the BBC World Service, `BBC Learning English has been teaching English to global audiences since 1943, offering free audio, video and text materials to learners around the world`.

There are courses that you can opt for, many downloads and newsletters you can select to keep learning even when offline. There is just too much on this website, and all very interesting, so we can`t go through it here and you`ll have to check for yourself.