Dictionary definitions

Dictionary definitions

Read dictionary definitions for academic words and review parts of speech to practise and improve your reading skills.

Do the preparation task first. Then read the text and do the exercises.

Preparation

Reading text
attend 
(v)
to officially go to a place, like a school, university or class
You must attend 80 per cent of classes to pass the course.
dormitory plural dormitories
(n)
1. a place where many people sleep
2. US: a big building at a university where students live (UK: hall of residence)
I know John. He lives in my dorm at university.
faculty plural faculties
(n)
all the teachers who work at a university
Norman Brown was in the English faculty for twenty years.
teaching assistant
(n)
a person who works to help a university teacher in a classroom
The teaching assistant has the exams for you at the end of class.
tuition fee
(n)
an amount of money that you pay to go to university
Tuition fees are very high this year.
undergraduate
(n)
a student at a college or university who is studying for a first degree
They met when they were undergraduates at Cambridge University.

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Submitted by Esther Chinwe on Thu, 28/03/2019 - 10:23

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I rarely make use of the dictionary

Submitted by Estudent on Tue, 26/02/2019 - 16:49

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A this moment I don't use the dictionary.
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Submitted by mtalebi on Fri, 22/02/2019 - 19:58

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I use the dictionary several times a week.