Using a dictionary is a great way of building your vocabulary, so you should know how to make good use of it. In pairs, discuss why, when and how we use a dictionary. What do you want to know about a word? What kind of dictionaries fit for certain purposes? Where can you find dictionaries?
Here are the photos of the two dictionary entries of the headword ‘happy,’ the first taken from a monolingual printed dictionary and the second from an e-dictionary. Compare the information you can find in both of them and write about the differences in ‘happy’ in your notebook.
Dictionaries provide us with different information about headwords we need to define or find out about, such as pronunciation, synonyms, parts of speech, antonyms, and word families.
Use a dictionary to find definitions and discuss them in pairs. Then, compare your findings with those in ‘Words to Remember.’
Listen and find out what Peter and Jasna are doing. Tick the ideas below.