Since 1948, over 100 million English language learners have used OALD to develop their English skills for work and study.
Now in its tenth edition, OALD builds English vocabulary better than ever before and leads the way to more confident, successful communication in English.
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Build your vocabulary OALD is created especially for learners of English, with clear and simple definitions, synonyms, real voice audio and example sentences showing language in use.
The A-Z is integrated with the new Oxford 3000 and Oxford 5000 word lists, which provide core vocabulary that every student needs to learn, and OPAL word lists, which contain the most important vocabulary for academic writing and speaking.
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The complete A-Z is available for free: read meanings, examples and usage notes; listen to British and American English pronunciations; expand images to view related vocabulary.
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Take your English skills to the next level with extra resources and practice including the iSpeaker and iWriter, or make your own lists of words to learn with My Word Lists. For teachers, we have a whole range of resources for use in the classroom, from videos to worksheets to whole lesson plans.
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Improve your writing in English with the Oxford iWriter. Study model texts and practise your own writing through guided activities.
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My Word Lists
Create your own lists of words to learn and test yourself on them with My Word Lists.
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