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GRAPH dictionary

With visuword whether you are a native English speaker or a second language user you can explore the lexicon in a complete new way.

Use the graphs to associate words and expand on concepts. Brainstorm. Move beyond synonyms and find other kinds of relational connections.

Enter words into the search box, “visualize a word,” to look them up. Touch a node to see the definition of that word group and click and drag individual nodes to move them around to help clarify connections.

  • It’s a dictionary! It’s a thesaurus!

  • Great for writers, journalists, students, teachers, and artists.

  • No membership required.

It uses Princeton University’s WordNet, an opensource database built by University students and language researchers. Combined with a visualization tool and user interface built from a combination of modern web technologies, Visuwords™ is available as a free resource to all patrons of the web.

THE VISUWORDS™ INTERFACE

To use the applet you only need to type a word into the search query at the top of the page and press ‘Enter’. A network of nodes or ‘synsets’ will spring out from the word that you entered. A synset is essentially a single concept that is represented by a number of terms or synonyms.

SYNSETS

Each synset node is shown as a globe. Nouns are blue, verbs are green, adjectives; orange and adverbs; red. The synsets are joined by colored links that represent kind of association those synsets have to one another.

  • “is a kind of” — hyponym/hypernym pair

    With regards to “wheat” and “grain”, we see a cyan link from “wheat” pointing towards “grain” we can understand this to mean that wheat “is a kind of” grain. Here, “wheat” is a hyponym and “grain” is a hypernym. In the case of verbs this same cyan link can be understood better by “is one way to”. So, for example, to trot “is one way to” walk.

  • “is an instance of” — hyponym/hypernym pair

    In these relationships, the hyponym is specific and unique. For example, “Einstein” is an instance of a “physicist”.

  • “is a member of”, “is a part of”, “is a substance of” — meronym/holonym pair

    In these cases the meronym in some way belongs to the holonym. Examples: “robin” is a member of the “thrushes”, a “wheel” is a part of a “wheeled vehicle”, “caffeine” is a substance of “coffee”.

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WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN…?

Do you want to know what’s the difference between two similar words?

If so, have a look here

It’s sooooo easy and useful!

Write the two words and discover!

Here is an example between fatigue and weary:

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Loyal Books (free public audiobooks)

Discover great free books  in loyal books.

A page  with a simple interface and beautiful images. Create your own library from thousands of free audiobooks and eBooks. Read reviews from other users and stream audiobooks or download to listen offline. With featured books and top charts you’ll quickly be on your way to enjoying the best free books available.

You can download either the book or the audio or both.

Remember some details of epub format:

ePub is an open format defined by the Open eBook Forum of the International Digital Publishing Forum.

ePub format is a based on XHTML, XML and CSS.

ePub files usually have .epub extension.

TO DOWNLOAD THE BOOK:

After choosing your book, go at the bottom of the loyal book page and click  on one of these formats:

TO DOWNLOAD THE AUDIO :

After choosing your book go at the bottom of the loyal page and click on  one of the audiobooks formats

ATTENTION!!!!!

Maybe you need a free ePub Readers software or application for Windows systems to read your book.

Here I leave some of them:

Azardi Desktop
http://azardi.infogridpacific.com/azardi-download.html
STDU Viewer
http://www.stdutility.com/stduviewer.html

Sony Reader
https://ebookstore.sony.com/download/

Adobe Digital Editions
http://www.adobe.com/es/products/digital-editions/download.html
Sumatra PDF

Sumatra PDF supports viewing mobi ebooks since version 2.1. Sumatra is free, open-source and supports many other formats, like PDF, mobi, XPS, DjVu, CBR, CBZ.

http://blog.kowalczyk.info/software/sumatrapdf/

FBReader

FBReader is a cross-platform, open-source eBook reader that can also read ePub files.

http://fbreader.org/

Cool Reader

Cool Reader supports ePub and a few other formats.

http://crengine.sourceforge.net/

EPUBReader FireFox extension

EPUBReaderis a FireFox web browser extension.

https://addons.mozilla.org/es/firefox/addon/epubreader/

Calibre

Calibre is an eBook library manager with built-in eBook viewer.

http://calibre-ebook.com/

MagicScroll eBook Reader for Google Chrome
https://chrome.google.com/webstore/search-apps/ebook

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vocabulary.com

 Really useful to learn english.   “Vocabulary.com is a platform for lifelong learning, growing with you every step of the way. As you improve, the words that you learn will become more and more advanced. And, with our easy-to-use progress-monitoring tools, you can always look back to see how far you’ve come.”

It’s a great tool either to learn and improve your vocabulary or, as a teacher, to help your students. Find: grammar, vocabulary, antonymes, synonymes….

¡It’s  more than a simple dictionary!

 (click on each tab !)

 You can  play 

 You can  even to prepare your own lists for learning and teaching

 You can  look a word up

A great thesaurus with grammar tips and a good word for each day

        A complete list of synonymes and antonymes

 

Once you have your word with the different synonymes. You can even look it up depending on its complexity or lenght, like in the examples below:

 

But also, you can discover what words are the most common or informal ones by clicking that option like in the examples:

Go and investigate all the things you can do. You can join in for free but you have also a pro account for more things.

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Online reading and listening lessons

English listening rocks  is a web page where you can find free online english listening lessons with 6 different levels. In each level you have different lessons with the listening file and the script.

They are lovely short stories to help students learn and improve english listening and reading skills

ESL teaching materials to help language students learn and improve english listening and reading skills

These listenings are for the high beginner level. The stories are focus on the 560 words in the english language.

These materials help intermediate students and are focus on the most common 1,120 words in the english language.

These stories are focus on 1686 words.

These stories require a good degree of listening and reading fluency. The vocabulary range includes the most common 2,248 words in english language

This level has words in the list of 2,800 most frequently used words.

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WInnie the witch stories

Winnie the witch  loves Wilbur, her big black cat. She also loves her orange and yellow stripy tights, pumpkin soup, and waving her magic wand.

 

Wilbur loves Winnie. He also loves broomstick rides with Winnie, cheesecake, and curling up in his basket.

Winnie the Witch, Winnie´s house cartoon

Winnie in winter

Winnie's Amazing Pumpkin

Winnie's new computer

Winnie flies Again

Winnie's Flying Carpet!

Winnie the witch's song

Winnie of the seaside

Winnie's magic wand

Winnie in Space

Winnie's Midnight Dragon

Happy Birthday, Winnie

Winnie the witch's vocabulary

Winnie the witch's song 2

I want to appreciate the great work done by Alex and her daughters to improve reading. Videos that I recommend you to have a look. click here if you want to know more about it.

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Inphografics and idioms

In Mc Millan Dictionary you will find monthly series of infographics to consolidate vocabulary in a more visual way.

Each infographic is based on a theme – from the universal theme of love and relationships through hairstyles to special events such as World Book Day, Easter and Earth Day. Keep an eye on that page for more infographics that are coming soon.

Here I leave some examples that you can download in .jpg from the original site

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NAMING COLOURS

Naming colours in english is not so easy, abve all for non native speakers.

Here I want to leave some help  for all those who are interested in colours.

I hope it will be useful for you.

CRAYON BOX COLOURS

(taken from burnettsboards.com)

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crayon colours 1crayon colours2crayon colours3crayon colours4crayon colours5crayon colours6crayon colours7crayon colours8

THE COLOUR THESAURUS

(taken from different sites)  

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Imagen1

 

Imagen2Imagen3Imagen4Imagen5Imagen6Imagen7Imagen8Imagen9Imagen10Imagen11Imagen12

 

 

NORMAL COLOURS

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colours

 

CRAYOLA FLUORESCENT COLOURS

(taken from wikipedia) 

crayola fluorescent

CRAYOLA STANDARD COLOURS

(taken from wikipedia) 

crayola1crayola2crayola3crayola4crayola5crayola6crayola7crayola8crayola9crayola 10crayola 11

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HOME SCHOOL SHARE

lapbooks homeschoolshare1A great page totally recomendable: Homeschool Share (HSS) is a on-line cooperative effort of several homeschooling moms to provide free but quality literature-based unit studies and resources. Here, you can  find lots and lots of useful resources, ideas and lesson plans for different ages and levels.


Are you looking for resources in order to exploit some books or stories with your children? If so, this is the right  page. Have a look  and don’t miss it.

Personally, I love “lapbooks” ideas and how they  work. They are mainly based in different story books.

Here I leave the different sections of this wonderful page in order you can  go there directly.

LEVEL ONE For ages 2-4 it’s  a perfect introduction to literature-based unit studies .

level1

LEVEL TWO  For ages 4-6 These units have more structure to the lessons.

level2

LEVEL THREE For ages 6-8 the books are more complex than Level 2 and usually have more text.

level3

LEVEL FOUR For ages 7-9 the books tackle more complex lessons on topics such as geology, astronomy, etc.

level4

LEVEL FIVE For ages 7-12 The lessons involve more writing as well as require the student to research various topics. 

level5

LEVEL SIX They are designed to challenge the student to analyze, research, and think critically, while helping the student toward greater independence in their academics.

level6

ANIMAL STUDIES These units can be used with a variety of ages. They are not based on living books, so it is recommended if your student ares interested in.

level animal studies

MULTI BOOK THEME These units revolve around one theme and are dependent on a variety of books to enhance learning.  They allow a more in-depth study of one particular topic.

level multibook

CONNECTIONS Each theme contains multiple Homeschool Share units: animals, arts, maths, geography…plus a library list of suggested go-alongs.

level connections

MULTI-AGE These units and lapbooks can be used with more than one age group (especially great if you are teaching multiple ages at once)!

level multi-age

MASTER LAPBOOK LIST.- List of all the free lapbooks from schoolshare .Master lap-book list

LAPBOOK TEMPLATES .- Many interesting and  free lapbooks templates .lapbook templates

LAPBOOK  YOUTUBE VIDEOS .- Great ideas well explained in this channel .

lapbook youtubevideos

TITLE INDEX .- The site with the whole index .lapbook title index

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Cogney Rhyming slang “dictionary”

cokney rhyming slangIn the page “cockney rhyming slang ” they explain us some important principles like: 

WHAT IS COCKNEY RHYMING SLANG?

“It is a collection of phrases used by Cockneys and other Londoners”

WHAT IS A COCKNEY ?

“It  is someone born within the sound of Bow Bells. (St Mary-le-Bow Church in Cheapside, London)…..The Cockney accent is heard less often in Central London these days but is widely heard in the outer London boroughs…”

WHAT IS RHYMING SLANG ?

“Rhyming Slang phrases are derived from taking an expression which rhymes with a word and then using that expression instead of the word. For example the word “look” rhymes withbutcher’s hook“. In many cases the rhyming word is omitted…”

SLANG TO ENGLISH

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 ENGLISH TO SLANG

Here I leave some examples of this cockney accent:

"Don't Dilly Dally on the Way--Cock Linnet Song"

Lovely "my fair lady"

Learn the Cockney accent

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