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What is a dictionary?
a list of words with pictures showing what the words mean
a list of words and their meanings arranged in order of size
a list of words and their meanings arranged alphabetically
Roughly how many words are there in the English language?
more than 250,000
What is a foreign language dictionary?
tells you what English words mean
tells you which foreign word says the same thing as an English word
teaches you how to speak a foreign language
What is a thesaurus?
tells you other words with similar meanings
a huge, meat-eating dinosaur
If you looked up the word 'lovely' in a thesaurus what might it say?
adjective, very beautiful
horrible, rotten, nasty, ugly
pretty, attractive, gorgeous, very nice, wonderful
What is a specialist dictionary?
tells you what different specialists do
contains words only to do with science or history
contains words and their definitions about a particular subject
Why do some dictionaries contain pictures?
to help show what words mean
so you don't have to read so much
to make the dictionary look nicer
Which of these is an advantage of electronic dictionaries?
the definitions are more likely to be right
the definitions can include sounds and video
the definitions will be longer
Which of these words would come first in a dictionary?
Which of these words would come last in a dictionary?