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Intermediate Level English Vocabulary Resources

English study vocabulary learning for intermediate level learners includes English vocabulary building quizzes and help in a number of English vocabulary areas.

Confusing Verb Pairs II
Numerous verbs sound the same or are used in similar situations but have differences in usage. Learn the differences between some of the most important verb pairs in English.

Confusing Verb Pairs
Learn the difference between commonly confused verb pairs in English for English language learners and ESL EFL classes.

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

Collocation Examples
Key collocation examples provide a guide to learn vocabulary through learning words that go together. There are a number of categories to choose from including business collocations, verb collocations and more.

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.

Word of the Day
Each day receive a new word, definition, sentence examples and pronunciation link. There is also a Quiz of the Day and Worksheet of the Day. The vocabulary, quiz and worksheet start off easy with intermediate level vocabulary. As the months go by, you'll improve your level to advanced vocabulary and grammar.

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.

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.

When to use Make or Do
Guide to using the two common verbs make and do for ESL classes and learners.

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.

Food Storage Vocabulary Quiz
This vocabulary quiz focuses on different food storage containers and measurements such as: a pinch of salt, a tube of toothpaste, etc.

Math Vocabulary
Use this math vocabulary when speaking about mathematics in class. This page provides math vocabulary for basic calculations.

Visual Dictionary - Professionals
Visual dictionary for ESL learners and classes displaying images and vocabulary related to different types of professions and the work involved with example sentences.

Visual Dictionary - Sports
Visual dictionary for ESL learners and classes displaying sporting images and vocabulary with example sentences for each sporting item.

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

1000 Most Commonly Used Words in English
A list of the 1000 words most often used in the English language. If you can learn these words and when to use them, you will have a good vocabulary foundation for the future.

Action Verbs - 1
Gap fill quiz focusing on action verbs.

Action Verbs - 2
Gap fill quiz focusing on action verbs.

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.

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

Babies Vocabulary
Gap fill quiz focusing on vocabulary related to babies and their care.

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.

Bilingual Dictionaries
Bilingual dictionaries for language learners in English, Japanese, French, German, Spanish, and Italian.

Body - Word Groups
Vocabulary list of the most important words dealing with the body.

Body Idioms
Gap fill quiz focusing on common idioms that involve a part of the body.

British / American Translations
Use this handy tool to select a word either in British or American English and get the 'translation' in the other English version!

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.

Celebrations - Vocabulary Word Groups
Vocabulary list of the most important words dealing with celebrations.

Clothes - Vocabulary Word Groups
Vocabulary list of the most important words dealing with clothing.

Collocations - Catch, Pay, and Keep
Collocations are words that go together with specific verbs or other words. This collection of combinations focuses on and common words and expressions that go with the verbs 'catch', 'pay' and 'keep'.

Collocations - Come, Get and Feel
Collocations are words that go together with specific verbs or other words. This collection of combinations focuses on and common words and expressions that go with the verbs 'come', 'get' and 'feel'.

Collocations - Miss, Get, Do and Make
Collocations are words that go together with specific verbs or other words. This collection of combinations focuses on and common words and expressions that go with the verbs 'miss', 'get', 'do' and 'make'.

Collocations - Save, Find and Go
Collocations are words that go together with specific verbs or other words. This collection of combinations focuses on and common words and expressions that go with the verbs 'save', 'find' and 'go'.

Collocations - Take, Have and Break
Collocations are words that go together with specific verbs or other words. This collection of combinations focuses on and common words and expressions that go with the verbs 'take', 'have' and 'break'.

Color Idioms
Gap fill quiz focusing on common idioms that use a color.

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.

Confusing Words 1
Did he 'accept' or 'except' that job offer? Try these quizzes to clear up any doubts you may have!

Confusing Words 2
Here's a quiz: You can choose from (between / among) four prizes! Try this quiz to clear up any doubts you may have about these and other confusing words!

Confusing Words 3
How about this choice? Did Henry Ford (invent / discover) the car? Try this quiz to clear up any doubts you may have about these and other confusing words!

Confusing Words 4
Here is a difficult choice: Olympia is the (capital / capitol) of Washington State. Try this quiz to clear up any doubts you may have about these and other confusing words!

Confusing Words 5
Are you sure about the correct verb in this sentence? John (borrowed / lent) me $50 until next Monday. Try this quiz to clear up any doubts you may have!

Crime - Vocabulary Word Group
Vocabulary list of the most important words dealing with crime.

Descriptive Adjectives - Actors
How would you describe your favorite actor? Use this quiz to improve your descriptive adjective vocabulary.

Descriptive Adjectives - People
How would you describe your best friend? Use this quiz to improve your descriptive adjective vocabulary.

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.

Education - Vocabulary Word Groups
Vocabulary list of the most important words dealing with education.

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 - Vocabulary Word Groups
Vocabulary list of the most important words dealing with entertainment.

Environment - Vocabulary Word Groups
Vocabulary list of the most important words dealing with the environment.

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.

Expressing Numbers in English
Guide to expressing numbers in English for ESL classes giving detailed explanation about expressing numbers in both British and American English

Family - Vocabulary Word Groups
Vocabulary list of the most important words dealing with the family.

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.

Food - Vocabulary Word Groups
Vocabulary list of the most important words dealing with food.

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.

Give or Take? - 1
Help clear up your doubts with this quiz focusing on the often confusing usage of 'give' or 'take'.

Give or Take? - 2
Help clear up your doubts with this quiz focusing on the often confusing usage of 'give' or 'take'.

Giving Advice
The most common language formulas used for giving advice to other people with examples and a construction table.

Giving Warnings
The most common language formulas when giving warnings with examples and a construction table.

Guessing
When we aren't sure of exactly what is happening we need to guess. There are a number of ways of guessing in English. Here are some of the most common.

Have or Get? - 2
Help clear up your doubts with this quiz focusing on the often confusing usage of 'have' or 'get'.

Have or Get? 1
Help clear up your doubts with this quiz focusing on the often confusing usage of 'have' or 'get'.

Health - Vocabulary Word Groups
Vocabulary list of the most important words dealing with health.

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.

Household Appliances
Vocabulary theme panel concerning household applicances. Each word is defined, put into context, and then followed by a pronunciation sound file and follow-up quiz.

How To Increase Specific Vocabulary
This "how to" focuses on a basic strategy for increasing vocabulary in specific subject areas through the use of a vocabulary tree.

How to Translate a Text Quickly into English
Use the power of the Internet to translate either text OR an entire Internet page quickly from English into your native language, or vice versa.

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

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 - Vocabulary Word Groups
Vocabulary list of the most important words dealing with jobs and employment.

Living and Work Spaces - Vocabulary Quiz
Which spaces or rooms do these people work or play in?<

Living Arrangements - Vocabulary Quiz
What type of building or dwelling do these people live in?

Make or Do? 1
Help clear up your doubts with this quiz focusing on the often confusing usage of 'make' or 'do'.

Make or Do? 2
Help clear up your doubts with this quiz focusing on the often confusing usage of 'make' or 'do'.

Making Complaints
There are a number of formulas used when complaing in English. It's important to remember that a direct complaint or criticism in English can sound rude or aggressive. It's best to mention a problem in an indirect manner.

Making Suggestions
The most common language formulas for making suggestions with examples and a construction table.

Money - Vocabulary Word Groups
Vocabulary list of the most important words dealing with money.

People - Vocabulary Word Groups
Vocabulary list of the most important words dealing with people.

Phrasal verbs with 'Take' - 1
Try this quiz focusing on phrasal verbs with the verb 'to take'.

Phrasal verbs with 'Take' - 2
Try this quiz focusing on phrasal verbs with the verb 'to take'.

Places - Vocabulary Word Groups
Vocabulary list of the most important words dealing with places.

Saying 'no' nicely
Sometimes you need to say no when someone makes a suggestion, offers something or asks you to do something for them. Of course, saying just 'no' can be rather rude. Here are some of the most common ways to say 'no' nicely - or at least not rudely.

Science - Vocabulary Word Groups
Vocabulary list of the most important words dealing with science.

Shops and Stores - Vocabulary Quiz
Which shop should you go to to buy these various products.

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.

Spelling Problems in English
Spelling words in English is challenging work. This feature provides a guide to some of the most common problems encountered when spelling words in English.

Spelling Rules in English
This guide to spelling focuses on the most common rules used when spelling in English including rules on capitalization, adding suffixes and common endings.

Sports - Vocabulary Word Groups
Vocabulary list of the most important words dealing with the sports.

Sports Vocabulary: Equipment
Vocabulary quiz focusing on the equipment we use to play sports.

Sports Vocabulary: Measurement
Vocabulary quiz focusing on how we make measurements in sports.

Sports Vocabulary: Places
Vocabulary quiz focusing on the places where we play sports.

Sports Vocabulary: Verbs
Vocabulary quiz focusing on the verbs 'do', 'play' and 'go' used when speaking about sports.

Stating a Preference
Sometimes you need to state a preference when someone makes a suggestion, offers something or asks your opinion about what to do. The most common language formulas for showing a preference with examples and a construction table.

Talking About Your Job - Business Dialogue
Dialogue introducing useful phrases and vocabulary used when speaking about job responsibilities. This dialogue is appropriate for intermediate level classes and learners.

Telephone Banking - Business Dialogue
Telephone banking is being used all over the world and this dialogue helps intermediate level students become familiar with some of the most common related vocabulary.

The Mind - Vocabulary Word Groups
Vocabulary list of the most important words dealing with the mind.

The Senses
Vocabulary list of the most important words dealing with the senses.

Think and Feeling Verbs 2
Gap fill quiz focusing on thinking and feeling verbs.

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.

Top Ten Uses of Get
The verb 'to get' is used in many senses in English and can be confusing at times. Here is a list of the top ten uses of 'to get' with simple explanations and example sentences. This list is meant to give intermediate level learners the main senses of this important verb.

Travel - Vocabulary Word Groups
Vocabulary list of the most important words dealing with travel.

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

TV Vocabulary
Gap fill quiz focusing on vocabulary used when talking about television (TV).

Verbs of Movement - 1
Gap fill quiz focusing on verbs of movement.

Verbs of Movement - 2
Gap fill quiz focusing on verbs of movement.

Verbs of Movement - 3
Gap fill quiz focusing on verbs of movement

Verbs of Movement - 4
Gap fill quiz focusing on verbs of movement.

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.

Weather - Vocabulary Word Groups
Vocabulary list of the most important words dealing with the weather.

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