Learning Chocolate

LearningChocolate.com is a website aimed at young learners, to help them learn new vocabulary in various topics.learningchocolate.com partial screenshot Within each topic, students can choose from a variety of exercise types and games. Each vocabulary item is reinforced with pictures and sounds. The dozens of categories will keep learners busy for quite some time.

An online graphical dictionary: Visuwords

Visuwords is an original concept for working with words. When you enter a word, you get an image of the connections the word’s various meanings have:

Visuwords graph for "permit"The image above shows the word connections for “permit” – visit the site to get a better view.

The various colours represent different types of connections: “is a kind of”, “is a member of”, “opposes”, etc. It’s an excellent way to get an idea of the contexts a word is used in.

When you move your mouse over a node, you get more detailed descriptions and sample sentences. You can also drag the nodes and rearrange the image to concentrate on the parts you’re interested in.

It works not only as a dictionary but also as a writer’s tool – you can improve your writing by looking up any word you’re unsure about.

Test your vocabulary and help the hungry

A simple but addictive game: freerice.com. Choose the correct meaning of a word from four options – if you get it right, the next word will be a bit more difficult; if you get it wrong, it will be easier. After a few questions, you will see your vocabulary level, which will always change according to your answers. You can also listen to the correct pronunciation of the words.

Apart from practising your English vocabulary, you can also play with other languages and subjects.