(See the Writing page also)
Try the various activities on Word Central
Wordsmyth allows you to look up a word in a choice of three dictionaries – a children’s, beginner’s or advanced dictionary.
WordStash is both a dictionary and vocabulary builder. The site can be used without registering to look up words and hear the pronunciation. It is also possible to see sentences using the word. Users age 13 and over (with parental permission) can create a free account which offers features such as adding words to a stash or creating lists of words.
Use Wordnik to look up a word, Wordnik’s aim is to give as much information as possible about any word. As well as definitions you can see example sentences including the word, a thesaurus entry which interestingly includes words used in the same context as well as synonyms. Each entry includes Flickr images tagged with that word. Wordnik does not require registration but does includes a social aspect, there are comments on each word. It is possible to sign up or alternatively login with Facebook.
VocabAhead – hundreds of words fully and clearly explained using videos.
In the Study Room you could use the flashcards – or try a quiz. How good is your vocabulary?
Test your vocabulary with Knoword, you will be given a definition and the initial letter of the word.
How many can you get right in the time given. You will receive time bonuses for correct answers.
It is not necessary to register to play the game – just select ‘Play Knoword Now’.
How many of the most common English words can you guess in 5 minutes? Quiz from Quizicon.
MyVocabulary.com has numerous activities including word lists for many books.
Use FreeRice.com to test your vocabulary (or other subject) and help the World Food Programme
WordsLike – thesaurus
Visual Dictionary Online – note the choice of themes in the menu on the left
Vocabulary.co.il has extensive resources to improve your vocabulary.
For example do you understand vocabulary in George Orwell’s ‘1984’?
WordSteps will help you learn vocabulary in several languages. You can use this site without registering. Register if you want to create your own word lists.