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English Vocabulary Reference Sheets for Building English Vocabulary

English vocabulary reference sheets covering basic required vocabulary such as the top 1000 words to advanced vocabulary topics such as core business English vocabulary sheets.

Confusing Verb Pairs II
Learn how to use verbs that are similar, but different in meaning and usage. Verbs such as sit and set, speak and talk and others are explained with examples provided.

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.

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

Basic English Key Words List 1 - Basic Verbs, Prepositions, A…
List 1 of basic list including Basic Verbs, Prepositions, Articles, Pronouns, of 850 words which can help you speak English in a well-rounded manner.

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.

Transitive and Intransitive Verbs
Explanation of transitive and intransitive for ESL learners. Examples of verbs that are transitive, instransitive and those that can be used as both transitive and intransitive verbs.

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 - Time
Idioms and expressions using 'time' including a definition and example sentences for English learners and ESL classes.

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.

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

Collocations with Equipment
Collocations used with the noun equipment 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.

Phrasal Verb Focus - Phrasal Verbs about Speaking
A focus on everyday phrasal verbs used in discussions about speaking.

Phrasal Verbs Reference
A reference guide to commonly used English phrasal verbs

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.

Phrasal Verbs about Money
A focus on everyday phrasal verbs used in discussions about money

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.

English Verb Resources
Here is a guide to the extensive English verb resources at the site. Resources include information on verb conjugation, auxiliary verbs, phrasal verbs, verb patterns and more.

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

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.

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

Visual Dictionary - Animals
Visual dictionary for ESL learners and classes displaying images of animals and providing the correct names of male, female, young animals and animals groups.

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

Top English Learning Picks - Resource Books for American Idioms
Guide overview to resource books for learning American idioms, slang, and common phrases

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.

American vs. British English Quiz/Reference List
A handy drop-down comparative list of vocabulary items in American and British English with their respective equivalents. By your About.com ESL guide.

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.

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

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.

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.

Differences between American/British English
This feature takes a look at the basic differences between American and British English. Included are discussions of differences in spelling, pronunciation, and 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.

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.

Everyday Expressions Quiz II
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

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.

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.

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.

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.

SMS Texting
It's the new language going round the Earth - Texting. What is it? Well, it's those acronyms such as 'URT1' (Translation: You are the one) which young people (and some old) are using when sending SMS messages, speaking in chat rooms or sending e-mail. Here is a resource for English learners that provides a definition and an explanation in simple English.

Top Resource Books for American Idioms
Correct pronunciation can make all the difference when living in an English speaking country. This is especially true in the USA where the vast majority of citizens are not used to anything but standard US English. These books and cassettes will help you develop standard American pronunciation.

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

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.

Word Formation - B, C
This extended word formation chart provides concept nouns, personal noun, adjective and verb of more than 500 key words for advanced level English learners preparing for TOEFL, First Certificate, CAE and other exams.

Word Formation Chart - A
This extended word formation chart provides concept nouns, personal noun, adjective and verb of more than 500 key words for advanced level English learners preparing for TOEFL, First Certificate, CAE and other exams.

Phrasal Verb Departures Off and On
Building Your Phrasal Verb Vocabulary with this phrasal verb reference sheet of phrasal verbs using off and on for departures and arrivals.

Phrasal Verb Increase - Decrease
Building Your Phrasal Verb Vocabulary with this phrasal verb reference sheet of phrasal verbs using up and down for increasing and decreasing.

Phrasal Verb - Making Arrangements
Building Your Phrasal Verb Vocabulary with this phrasal verb reference sheet of phrasal verbs used when making arrangements.

Uses of Get
Outline of the principal uses of 'get' as well as a number of phrasal verbs with 'get', as well as idiomatic usage of 'get'.

Food Vocabulary
Food vocabulary is important for any English learner. This food vocabulary guide includes help on learning vocabulary related to different food types, ways of preparing food, visiting the supermarket, and different types of food containers.

Abbreviations and Acronyms for English Learners
Learn about the use of abbreviations and acronyms and the difference between the two. Included you'll also find a number of the most common abbreviations used in English.

Verbs for Turning On - Off Our Gadgets
Turn on / off are common verbs used with gadgets. However, there are many more verbs used with specific devices and for specific actions. Learn which verbs to use with your computer, music players, cars, and more.

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