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English Vocabulary




Vocabulary Activities All vocabulary pages have references and dictionaries listed. Use them to look up any word. Simply click on a word and an online dictionary with definition, pronunciation, or translation of this word will be opened in a new window. You may choose other dictionary and click on the same word to look it up again. To see how particular word is used in sentences on other web pages, choose your preferred search engine from [Usage] dropdown and click on a word to see search results related to that word.

Many of the vocabulary lists here have also spelling tests. Use them! Improving your spelling skills certainly will increase your vocabulary.

Reading is one of the most effective ways of improving vocabulary. Find interesting book at Online Books in English and read it regularly. List of references and dictionaries available on that page will speed up your reading time. Or copy text from any other web page(book, blog, newspaper) and use Esl Reader

If your native language is Spanish or Russian (or you study any of those two languages) - use Bilingual vocabulary activities:
Spanish-to-English-Word Matching Exercises
English-Spanish Vocabulary
English-Russian Vocabulary
Word Exercises Match the word with its definition.
Word Match Test 1   Word Match Test 2
Word Match Test 3  
Vocabulary Word Lists 100 Words Every High School Graduate Should Know must-have for every grad, perfect for building vocabulary, quizzing friends and family source Spelling Test

Most Common Words List
1000 most commonly used words in the English language sorted alphabetically. Common Words Spelling Test

Most commonly Misspelled words in the English Language. 500+ words.
Any list of most commonly Misspelled English words would be arbitrary to some degree. Spelling Test

Smart words List 200+ words.
A few challenging or advanced (or smart) English Words for your English Vocabulary. Spelling

Academic words List Academic words List
Spelling Tests
List 1   List 2   List 3   List 4   List 5  
List 6   List 7   List 8   List 9   List 10
Elementary Vocabulary Writing English Numbers
Spelling: Cardinal Numbers Ordinal Numbers

Vocabulary lists by Grade
from this Spelling Program
1st   2nd   3rd   4th   5th   6th   7th
Spelling Tests:
1st   2nd   3rd   4th   5th   6th   7th

Dolch List by Grade
Dolch List Spelling Tests by Grade
Preprimer   Primer   First Grade  
Second Grade   Third Grade   Nouns  

List: Essential ESL vocabulary
Spelling Tests: Days Months Seasons Time Directions Places Colors Weather Eating Out Meat Fish Fruits Vegetables Family People Jobs Body parts Furniture Home School Clothes Animals Math Length Weight Capacity

Countries and Nationalities List   Spelling Test
Word Lists and Tests for Spelling Bee   Word List 1   Word List 2   Word List 3
Spelling Test 1   Spelling Test 2   Spelling Test 3
Phrases List of English Proverbs and Sayings
Proverbs Spelling Test
List of English Idioms and Expressions
Spelling of Idioms Test Meaning of Idioms Test
Adjectives.. Verbs.. Pronouns.. Nouns.. Lists English Pronouns List Alphabetical list of English pronouns with definitions and translations. Spelling Test

English Adjectives List Most commonly used Adjectives in the English Language. 730+ words. Spelling Test

List of English Prepositions 80+ words.
Preposition is a word that relates a noun or pronoun to another word in a sentence. Spelling Test

English Conjunctions List 50 words.
Conjunctions are words used as joiners. They connect other words or groups of words. Spelling Test

English Verbs Lists Alphabetical listing of 2209 verbs divided into two lists
Verbs starting with: a b c d e f g h i j k l
Verbs starting with: m n o p q r s t u v w x y z

English Adverbs Lists Alphabetical listing of 3732 adverbs divided into three lists.
Adverbs starting with: a b c d e f g h
Adverbs starting with: i j k l m n o p q
Adverbs starting with: r s t u v w x y z

English Irregular Nouns List - 106 nouns. Most of English nouns are regular and predictable in the spelling of the plural form. However, there are more than several nouns which are irregular in their spelling.
Irregular Nouns Spelling Test

Irregular Verbs - list of 168 verbs. English Irregular verbs are mostly unpredictable, it is hard to derive them on the fly as you talk. There are some patterns among them ( spring-sprang, drink-drank,...), ( blow-blew, know-knew,...) but it is still hard to use those patterns as rules. Irregular Verbs Spelling Test