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Vocabulary for Intermediate Level English Learners

English study vocabulary learning for intermediate level learners includes English vocabulary building quizzes and help in a number of English vocabulary areas.
  1. Confusing Words Intermediate (11)
  2. Words that Go Together (22)
  3. Phrasal Verbs Intermediate (9)
  4. Intermediate Idioms (21)
  5. Related Words (32)

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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?

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.

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.

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.

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 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.

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.

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

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.

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.

Days of the Week
Days of the week are used with a wide variety of time expressions. This guide to the use of days of the week in the present, past and future provides the proper use of prepositions, phrases and other time cues.

Types of Nouns
Intermediate level learners will find this guide to the different types of nouns including concrete and abstract nouns, countable and uncountable nouns, pronouns, common nouns and collective nouns helpful. Each type of noun contains examples and further resources to improve understanding.

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