programme will focus on the importance of using a learner dictionary.
Here’s examiner Mark Shea.
To pass most English language exams you will be required to build your vocabulary quite a bit to reach the correct level for the exam.
Nuala: Easy to say, more difficult to do. But having the skills for learning
vocabulary is one of the keys to success in exams.
Teacher Margaret John has no doubts about that.
You know what really makes the difference between a fair and an excellent performance in exams? It’s knowing how to learn your vocabulary.
Nuala: Margaret John has taught advanced students of English for many years now.
I asked her – what’s the best way to start improving your vocabulary?
You have to start by buying the right dictionary. And not an English dictionary – a Learner English dictionary, which is quite a different thing.
Nuala: So get hold of an up-to-date Learner Dictionary. Whatever your level of
English, there’ll be an appropriate Learner Dictionary for you. These days
most English Learner Dictionaries have CD Rom and online versions as
well. So make the most of what’s available – a good Learner Dictionary will
be your friend for life. Margaret John explains why.