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 68 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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