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Advanced Level English Vocabulary Resources

English study vocabulary learning for advanced level learners includes English vocabulary building quizzes and help in a number of English vocabulary areas appropriate to advanced level ESL EFL learners.

Short Story with Phrasal Verbs with Look
This short story is packed with phrasal verbs and expressions with 'look'. The story is then followed by definitions and example sentences from the story to illustrate.

Collocation Lists - Sports
Focus on collocation lists as a way to build vocabulary by learning vocabulary items in context.

Information Technology Vocabulary
List of 200 essential words for the Information Technology industry for English language learners

Household Appliance Vocabulary
Advanced Level English ESL EFL vocabulary concerning household appliances used in everyday life, includes definition, and follow up quiz.

Idioms and Expressions - 'As ... As'
Idioms and expressions using the construction 'as ... as' including a definition and example sentences for English learners and ESL classes.

Collocation Examples
There are a number of pages on the site focusing on collocations. This guide to collocation resources and examples on the site will help you learn important word groups.

Sounds People and Things Make
Examples of different sounds that people, animals and other things make for ESL classes and English learners.

Collocations with Money
Collocations used with the noun money including an example sentence for each strong collocation pair.

Idioms and Expressions - Game
Idioms and expressions using 'game' including a definition and example sentences for English learners and ESL classes.

Travel Trip Journey and Voyage
This is a short introduction to vocabulary related to travel in English including travel, journey, trip, and voyage, as well as run, hike, walk, drive, etc.

Idioms and Expressions - Know
Idioms and expressions using the preposition 'know' including a definition and example sentences for English learners and ESL classes.

Popular Cliches - Cliches Explained
Explanation of the use of cliches for English learners.

Idioms and Expressions - Have
Idioms and expressions using the verb 'have' including a definition and example sentences for English learners and ESL classes.

Idioms and Expressions - Like
Idioms and expressions using the noun - verb 'work' including a definition and example sentences for English learners and ESL classes.

Emphatic Expressions - Strong Collocations
A guide to strong collocating emphatic expressions used in formal written and spoken English for English learners and ESL classes.

Common Mistakes in English - Confusing Words
Guide to some of the most common mistakes in English - Confusing Words.

Finding Accommodations
Read the short selection concerning finding accommodation and packed full with vocabulary related to accommodations. Take the quiz to test your understanding of this vocabulary.

A Cozy Home
Read the short selection concerning finding accommodation and packed full with vocabulary related to accommodations. Take the quiz to test your understanding of this vocabulary.

Zodiac Personality - Learn Personality Adjectives through the Zodiac
Improve your vocabulary by learning personality adjectives related to the various Zodiac signs.

Idiom and Expression Resources
Idiom learning and teaching resources including quizzes, reference sheets, idiom themes for the ESL classroom.

Verb + Preposition Combinations
Reference guide with example sentences to the most common verb preposition combinations for advanced learners of English.

Phrasal Verbs
This guide to phrasal verbs provides a description of phrasal verbs and resources that include quizzes, reference lists, phrasal verb vocabulary building exercises and lesson plans.

Idioms and Expressions - Come
Idioms and expressions using the verb 'come' including a definition and example sentences for English learners and ESL classes.

Improve Your Vocabulary
A guide to a number of methods to help you improve your vocabulary.

Homophone Quizzes
Homonyms and homophones are one of two or more words that have the same sound and often the same spelling but differ in meaning (i.e. to, too, two). Test your knowledge of homophones with these quizzes.

Adjectives - 850 Words For Conversational Fluency
From a list of 850 words that was devised to help students converse fluently in English quickly. This list focuses on adjectives.

Advertising Industry - Core Vocabulary
210 key words and phrases from the advertising industry. A must for both teachers and students who are focusing on English for the advertising industry.

Animal Expressions Quiz
Upper level animal expression quiz focusing on animal expressions and words used with animals such as cub, scales, etc.

Balance Sheet Entries - Business English Vocabulary
There are a number of essential business entries used on a balance sheet. Use the words listed to decide which type of entry fits the definition.

Banking and Stocks - Core Vocabulary
210 key words and phrases from the banking and stocks sector. A must for both teachers and students who are focusing on English for the banking and stocks sector.

Basics - 850 Words For Conversational Fluency
From a list of 850 words that was devised to help students converse fluently in English quickly. This first list focuses on basic verbs, prepositions, pronouns, etc.

Bookkeeping and Financial Administration - Core Vocabulary
240 key words and phrases from the bookkeeping and financial administration sector. A must for both teachers and students who are focusing on English for the bookkeeping and financial administration sector.

Building Your Phrasal Verb Vocabulary
This series of exercises helps you build your basic phrasal verb vocabulary. The exercises include audio example sentences, definition matching exercises and, once the phrasal verbs have been introduced, practice sentences.

Business and Commercial Letters - Core Vocabulary
150 key words and phrases used for writing business and commercial letters. A must for both teachers and students who are focusing on English for writing business and commercial letters.

Business/Banking Abbreviations
Interactive tool supplying over 300 definitions to the most commonly used business and banking abbreviations. Choose the abbreviation from the list and click for a definition.

Colloquial Pairs
These vocabulary quizzes focus on important colloquial 'pair phrases' such as 'by and large', 'by and large', etc.

Common Idiomatic Phrase Quizzes
Each question tests common idiomatic phrases in context and provides immediate feedback on correct and incorrect answers with a follow-up score at the end of each quiz.

Common Idioms and Phrases Quizzes
Four interactive common phrase quizzes which provide immediate feedback on correct and incorrect answers with a follow-up score at the end of each quiz.

Commonly Confused Words
This list of word pairs focuses on similar word pairs that are commonly confused by ESL learners. Each word pair provides an explaination and examples providing context for each word.

Costs - Business English Vocabulary Exercise
This quiz concerns various costs that are involved in running a business.

Crime: Essential Vocabulary
Learn essential vocabulary by studying words divided into word groups. Words are divided into related categories which all relate to the general specific.

Driver Education - DMV - Key Vocabulary
Many ESL speakers and learners are required to take driver education courses to obtain their driver license from the DMV (Department of Motor Vehicles). Study these key words to help you or your classes better understand driving manuals and driver education courses.

English for Legal Purposes - Core Vocabulary
150 key words and phrases for legal purposes. A must for both teachers and students who are focusing on English for legal purposes.

English Learner Dictionaries
Top Recommendations for English Learner dictionaries for English as a Second Language learners and classes for both American English and British English.

Entertainment: Essential Vocabulary
Learn essential vocabulary by studying words divided into word groups. Words are divided into related categories which all relate to the general specific.

ESL / EFL Abbreviations
You might be a bit confused by the all the abbreviations you see connected with teaching English. Here are the most common abbreviations that you will need to know when teaching or studying English.

Everyday Expressions Quiz II
Everyday Expressions Quiz for Advanced ESL Classes focusing on common idiomatic expressions in a difficult, but common context.

Everyday Expressions Quiz
Everyday Expressions Quiz for Advanced ESL Classes focusing on common idiomatic expressions in a difficult, but common context.

Family: Essential Vocabulary
Learn essential vocabulary by studying words divided into word groups. Words are divided into related categories which all relate to the general specific.

Financial Terminology Quizzes
A variety of quizzes designed to improve your vocabulary skills when talking about finances and business.

Fixed Expressions Quiz
English uses a number of fixed expressions in everyday conversations and writing, this quiz tests your understanding of fixed expressions in English.

General Nouns 1 - 850 Words For Conversational Fluency
From a list of 850 words that was devised to help students converse fluently in English quickly. This list focuses on general nouns.

General Nouns 2 - 850 Words For Conversational Fluency
From a list of 850 words that was devised to help students converse fluently in English quickly. This list focuses on general nouns.

Homonym List for English Learners
This homonym list is prepared especially for English learners and ESL students. The homonym list contains homonym definitions and example sentences of each homonym pair.

Human Resources - Core Vocabulary
210 key words and phrases from the human resources sector. A must for both teachers and students who are focusing on English for the human resources sector.

Idiom Quiz - Animal Idioms
Idiom quiz match up quiz focusing on idioms related to animals. This quiz is ideally suited for upper level learners and requires students to match up idioms and then find the appropriate definition.

Idiom Quiz - Body Idioms
Idiom quiz match up quiz focusing on idioms related to the body. This quiz is ideally suited for upper level learners and requires students to match up idioms and then find the appropriate definition.

Idiom Quiz - Clothing
Idiom quiz match up quiz focusing on idioms related to clothing. This quiz is ideally suited for upper level learners and requires students to match up idioms and then find the appropriate definition.

Idioms and Expressions - All
Idioms and expressions using 'all' including a definition and example sentences for English learners and ESL classes.

Idioms and Expressions - Around
Idioms and expressions using the preposition 'around' including a definition and example sentences for English learners and ESL classes.

Idioms and Expressions - Get
Idioms and expressions using the verb 'get' including a definition and example sentences for English learners and ESL classes.

Idioms and Expressions - Put
Idioms and expressions using the verb 'put' including a definition and example sentences for English learners and ESL classes.

Idioms and Expressions - Work
Idioms and expressions using the noun - verb 'work' including a definition and example sentences for English learners and ESL classes.

Insurance Industry - Core Vocabulary
150 key words and phrases from the insurance industry. A must for both teachers and students who are focusing on English for the insurance industry.

Intensifying Adjectives: Important Collocations
A collocation is a word pair, in this case adjective and noun, that always goes together. There are no specific rules for these collocations, however, it is important to learn some of the standard collocations. Here is a guide to collocations with: deep, heavy, high (low) and strong

Intensifying Adjectives: Non-Physical Objects
When describing physical objects you can use a wide variety of adjectives such as: large, big, tiny, minuscule, small, etc. However, when describing nouns that are not physical (e.g. joy, anger, wealth) you need to pay careful attention to the choice of intensifying adjectives.

Interactive British to American Translator
Use this great interactive tool to choose a word in British English and click to find the equiviliant American English - or American English to British English.

Jobs - Work: Essential Vocabulary
Learn essential vocabulary by studying words divided into word groups. Words are divided into related categories which all relate to the general specific.

Logistics - Core Vocabulary
240 key words and phrases from the logistics sector. A must for both teachers and students who are focusing on English for the logistcs sector.

Making an Enquiry - Asking for Information
We write an enquiry when we want to ask for more information concerning a product, service or other information about a product or service that interests us. Includes standard letter formation and the most common language formulas used to make an enquiry.

Marketing Sector - Core Vocabulary
210 key words and phrases from the marketing sector. A must for both teachers and students who are focusing on English for the marketing sector.

People: Essential Vocabulary
Learn essential vocabulary by studying words divided into word groups. Words are divided into related categories which all relate to the general specific.

Places: Essential Vocabulary
Learn essential vocabulary by studying words divided into word groups. Words are divided into related categories which all relate to the general specific.

Production and Manufacturing - Core Vocabulary
210 key words and phrases from the production and manufacturing industry. A must for both teachers and students who are focusing on English for the production and manufacturing industry.

Reference: Phrasal Verbs
A comprehensive guide to the most commonly used English phrasal verbs.

Sales and Acquisitions - Core Vocabulary
210 key words and phrases from the sales and acquisitions sector. A must for both teachers and students who are focusing on English for the sales and acquisitions sector.

Specific Nouns - 850 Words For Conversational Fluency
From a list of 850 words that was devised to help students converse fluently in English quickly. This list focuses on specific nouns.

Sports: Essential Vocabulary
Learn essential vocabulary by studying words divided into word groups. Words are divided into related categories which all relate to the general specific.

The Body: Essential Vocabulary
Learn essential vocabulary by studying words divided into word groups. Words are divided into related categories which all relate to the general specific.

Three Word Phrasal Verbs
Choose one word from each category (one verb and two particles) to complete the three-part phrasal verbs required to fill the gaps. After you have decided on an answer, click on the arrow to check if you have correctly completed the sentence.

Travel Vocabulary Quiz
English vocabulary quiz focusing on related travel vocabulary for travelling by air, by sea, by rail or by bus.

Travel: Essential Vocabulary
Learn essential vocabulary by studying words divided into word groups. Words are divided into related categories which all relate to the general specific.

Use Your Dictionary
Get the most out of your dictionary by understanding how to use it well. You can use your dictionary to find words, for meanings, for pronunciation, to check spellings, to understand explanations, to check spelling variations and more.

Visual Dictionary - Food
Visual dictionary for ESL learners and classes displaying food images and vocabulary with example sentences for each fine food dish displayed.

VOA Special English Dictionary
This Special English Dictionary contains about 1,500 words and makes an excellent vocabulary goal for intermediate level learners.

Vocabulary Building Books
A guide to top vocabulary building books to help you improve and expand your English vocabulary skills.

What's Wrong - Improper Vocabulary Quiz
These four exercises focus on intensive reading. Read one sentence at a time and find the inappropriate vocabulary mistake or contradiction. All errors are in the choice of vocabulary NOT in grammar. After you have finished, go to the corrections page for the answers and explanations.

Word Form Gap Fill Quizzes
Use the word at the end of each gap to form a new word with which to fill the gap. While doing this exercise, look for clues which tell you what kind of word is missing (adjective, noun, verb, adverb). Make sure to take into consideration forms using various prefixes and suffixes, as well as negative forms.

Heart - Idioms and Expressions
Idioms and expressions using the noun 'heart' including a definition and example sentences for English learners and ESL classes.

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