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Teachers' Resources

NEW The updated edition of the Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English CD-ROM includes Teacherís Lesson Plans to help you use the dictionary effectively in class.

Why not try out some of the lesson plans?

Warm-up 1: Etymology
30 minute warm-up that develops studentsí understanding of the international origins of many English words and gives them practice in using the Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English on CD-ROM.
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Lesson 1: Dictionary Training
1 hour lesson that trains students in using the dictionary and also shows students how to use the CD-ROM.
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Lesson 2: Education
35-40 minute lesson to develop studentsí knowledge of vocabulary related to education.
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Lesson 3: Jobs
30-40 minute lesson to develop studentsí knowledge of vocabulary related to jobs.
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Homework 1: Weather and the Environment
30 minute worksheet to develop studentsí knowledge of vocabulary related to weather and the environment.
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More Resources!

Downloadable worksheets for you to use in class with the Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English.

Where in the World...?
A fun activity looking at how word origins are shown in the Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English CD-ROM.
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Where are the Prepositions?
Preposition practice
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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English OnlineIt's Just a Formality
This exercise will encourage students to be more aware of different language register and how to use the dictionary to check their language is appropriate.
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New Words Crossword
Find out what these new words mean and keep your language fresh and up-to-date.
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Know Your Dictionary
Teaches students how to get the most out of the Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
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Check and Check Again
Practises correcting mistakes - collocations, levels of formality and word grammar
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Finding the Right Meaning
This exercise shows students how to use signposts where words have several different meanings, to find the correct meaning quickly.
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At Home with Do, Make and Take
Practises collocations using do, make and take to help students understand the difference between these three key verbs.
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Actions and processes
Help your students' awareness of common expressions and phrases.
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Bridge the gap
Extending and checking your students' knowledge of animal vocabulary.
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The Baker Who Burned Down London
CAE reading practice exercise.
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Under Stress
Looks at pronunciation of stress patterns and practises typical stress patterns for words like 'Record' which can be used as a noun or a verb with different pronunciation.
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What Do You Think It Is?
TOEFL® and TOEIC® practice in deducing meaning
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Mind Your Language!
An activity to practise vocabulary for countries, nationalities and languages - with a special focus on how the words are stressed.
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What Might You Do?
An exercise to practise verb-object combinations for TOEFL® and TOEIC®.
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Practice with Phrasal Verbs
This exercise practises advanced-level phrasal verbs like 'make it up' and 'look up to'.
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What Would You Do If...?
This exercise will give practice with phrasal verbs such as 'give up' or 'put up with'.
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Do You Get My Meaning?
Fun practice in deducing meanings of advanced-level phrases like 'to go bananas' and 'the tip of the iceberg'
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A Walking Dictionary
How many different ways of walking can you think of? This activity looks at different verbs that mean 'walk' - limp, hike, sneak etc.
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Now You're Talking
A vocabulary-building activity looking at alternative verbs to 'talk' - point out, remark, confirm, insist etc.
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Sample practice exercises from the CD-ROM

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