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Dictionaries are important in ESL classrooms and whether your students have electronic or paper ones, they should have some practice using them in class. In this section there are 106 possible worksheets to choose from that will help you encourage your students to use the resources they have available. This dictionary worksheet asks students to provide words to match definitions but you can also flip this around and ask students to look up the definitions of words to get them better acquainted with their dictionaries. The worksheet is meant for intermediate and advanced students and contains good notes about each activity so that you can easily conduct them in class. For activities suitable for lower level learners, simply browse this section.
Dictionaries may not be the most exciting tool students use in school but they are definitely a valuable one to have and something that will help students throughout their English language studies. A resource such as this is only as good as its user so it is important to help students learn to use their dictionaries effectively. Activities like those found in this section can really help you find creative ways to get students to use their dictionaries in class.

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Cheerleader by OMI

Cheerleader by OMI

Celia
•, , Dictionary Activities
You can teach simple present tense, the rule of the third person and the auxiliaries Do and Does. You can also teach vocabulary. There are two pages, the first one you look for the vocabulary, the ...
2 Views 3,690 Elem
Using a Dictionary: Guide Words

Using a Dictionary: Guide Words

• » Dictionary Activities
Strong dictionary skills can help students learn the meanings of unfamiliar words. This worksheet has students practice using guide words to help them find words in a dictionary. Once they find th ...
1 Views 3,470 Int
Song Worksheet: The Cave by Mumford and Sons

Song Worksheet: The Cave by Mumford and Sons

I made this worksheet for my SAT students. I wanted them to read between the lines and analyse the song. 1- The first part is fill in the blanks. 2- The second part is expanding vocabulary by figu ...
6 Views 7,365 IntAdvExam
Reading Comprehension - The Selfish Giant

Reading Comprehension - The Selfish Giant

•Dictionary Activities, ,
Students are asked to read through a part taken from the book: The Selfish Giant by Oscar Wilde. There are comprehension, vocabulary, and discussion topics for students to complete. There is also ...
7 Views 18,383 Elem
Business Proverbs

Business Proverbs

Natalia Serdyukova
This PPP can be used for the course of Business English or in a lesson dealing with entrepreneurship. The presentation contains some proverbs which are split up. At first the students can see the ...
3 Views 13,290 Int
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Halloween

Halloween

dotty
This worksheet has been designed to encourage reading and understanding texts. There are questions related to learners' understanding of the texts as well as an introduction of new vocabulary wher ...
10 Views 15,473 Pre-Int
Ghosts

Ghosts

dotty
This worksheet is designed to encourage learners to read and understand a text. There are quick questions to check understanding of both text and vocabulary as well as a discussion sheet where lea ...
8 Views 15,162 Pre-IntIntAdv
Song Worksheet: Arsonist's Lullaby by Hozier

Song Worksheet: Arsonist's Lullaby by Hozier

Lizave
The students are working on questions accompanying the song Arsonist's Lullaby by Hozier. A song about, indeed, an arsonist. They are asked questions on how they feel when listening to this song, ...
2 Views 6,318 IntAdvExam
Disasters Vocabulary

Disasters Vocabulary

Irina Shigarova
•Dictionary Activities,
Simple worksheet to train spelling of the words on the topic "Disasters", includes 4 tasks: match two halves of the words, find the words in the wordsnake, put letters in the correct order, label ...
10 Views 6,864 Elem
Budgeting and Getting Finance

Budgeting and Getting Finance

A list of 40 questions about getting finance, drawing a budget etc. The purpose is to activate words students should know at intermediate level but may not be able to use owing to lack of practice ...
4 Views 11,979 Int
Pronunciation/ Short and Long Vowels

Pronunciation/ Short and Long Vowels

•Dictionary Activities,
This is a worksheet for practicing short and long vowels. It includes two activities. First, the students are asked to find the stress in some words. Next, they are asked to use their dictionaries ...
6 Views 26,181 Elem
Interior Design - Types of Beds

Interior Design - Types of Beds

•Dictionary Activities, ,
This worksheet is brought from the website HGTV (online magazine & professional website for Interior Designers). I just adapted the article about Beds Glossary to make it printable in a better ...
3 Views 5,020 IntAdv
Writing, Speaking and Pronunciation

Writing, Speaking and Pronunciation

Carmen
This is a worksheet for elementary level students (specially to kid audience). The task is explained inside the document attached for more references on how to do the exercise. There are 6 rows wi ...
7 Views 22,014 Elem
English Proverbs

English Proverbs

•Dictionary Activities,
The PowerPoint Presentation which is supposed to get the students to think and give the explanations to some of the most used proverbs in English language.There are some pictures so they can guess ...
2 Views 5,932 IntAdv
Odd One Out 6

Odd One Out 6

• » Dictionary Activities
Which one is different? Cross out the word that does not belong and explain why. There are fifteen rows and each of them has got four words. Students will have to cross out the word which is diffe ...
4 Views 8,584 All
Vocabulary Grade 4/5 (#20D)

Vocabulary Grade 4/5 (#20D)

• » Dictionary Activities
This worksheet is part (4) of a 4 part set that includes vocabulary words, crossword puzzle, sentence cloze, and wordsearch. I hope it is useful to everyone interested. I use these sets for my En ...
3 Views 5,197 BegElemPre-IntIntAdv
Vocabulary Grade 4/5 (#20C)

Vocabulary Grade 4/5 (#20C)

• » Dictionary Activities
This worksheet is part (3) of a 4 part set that includes vocabulary words, crossword puzzle, sentence cloze, and wordsearch. I hope it is useful to everyone interested. I use these sets for my En ...
2 Views 4,202 BegElemPre-IntIntAdv
Vocabulary Grade 4/5 (#20B)

Vocabulary Grade 4/5 (#20B)

•Dictionary Activities,
This worksheet is part (2) of a 4 part set that includes vocabulary words, crossword puzzle, sentence cloze, and wordsearch. I hope it is useful to everyone interested. I use these sets for my En ...
3 Views 4,796 BegElemPre-IntIntAdv
Vocabulary Grade 4/5 (#20A)

Vocabulary Grade 4/5 (#20A)

•Dictionary Activities,
This worksheet is part (1) of a 4 part set that includes vocabulary words, crossword puzzle, sentence cloze, and wordsearch. I hope it is useful to everyone interested. I use these sets for my En ...
3 Views 6,549 BegElemPre-IntIntAdv
Vocabulary 2-3 (#13D)

Vocabulary 2-3 (#13D)

• » Dictionary Activities
This worksheet is part (4) of a 4 part set that includes vocabulary words, crossword puzzle, sentence cloze, and wordsearch. I hope it is useful to everyone interested. I use these sets for my En ...
3 Views 3,067 BegElemPre-IntInt
Vocabulary 2-3 (#13C)

Vocabulary 2-3 (#13C)

•Dictionary Activities,
This worksheet is part (3) of a 4 part set that includes vocabulary words, crossword puzzle, sentence cloze, and wordsearch. I hope it is useful to everyone interested. I use these sets for my En ...
2 Views 3,696 BegElemPre-IntInt
Vocabulary 2-3 (#13B)

Vocabulary 2-3 (#13B)

•Dictionary Activities, ,
This worksheet is part (2) of a 4 part set that includes vocabulary words, crossword puzzle, sentence cloze, and wordsearch. I hope it is useful to everyone interested. I use these sets for my En ...
3 Views 4,936 BegElemPre-IntInt
Vocabulary 2-3 (#13A)

Vocabulary 2-3 (#13A)

•Dictionary Activities,
This worksheet is part (1) of a 4 part set that includes vocabulary words, crossword puzzle, sentence cloze, and wordsearch. I hope it is useful to everyone interested. I use these sets for my En ...
3 Views 4,151 BegElemPre-Int
Indian Words in English

Indian Words in English

• » Dictionary Activities
This is a list of English words with Hindi origin. Pupils have to match the words in the left column with the corresponding definitions in the right column. The words included are rather common no ...
4 Views 2,975 Pre-IntInt
The British Royal Family 3 (1-5)

The British Royal Family 3 (1-5)

•, Dictionary Activities, ,
This is a set of five sheets that can be used for speaking lessons.  The first sheet offers an introduction to the members of the royal family, the second sheet uses a youtube inter ...
4 Views 6,835 Pre-IntInt

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