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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Average: 4.4 (24 votes)

Submitted by Amin Kourani on Fri, 25/02/2022 - 14:51

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How often do you use a dictionary?
Mostly I use dictionary to find the mean of a word, but nowadays I only use online dictionary.

Submitted by Kamelbenslimane on Tue, 25/01/2022 - 12:51

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I never use dictionary, but I use Google Translate, it is so easy and fast

Submitted by ClaraKhin on Mon, 20/12/2021 - 14:55

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The dictionary involves my everyday life.
I use to explore every words I want to know and I have to know in the dictionary. It's a vital.

Submitted by nguyenquoctai6798 on Tue, 30/11/2021 - 02:37

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Usually, I'm only use dictionary to know how it sound, and i search google an image of words to know it actually what. It is best for me.

Submitted by ANOUAR on Thu, 11/11/2021 - 09:14

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In the age of the internet, I don't use the dictionnary, if I want to know the definition of a word I use Google translate or contexto reverso app!

Submitted by Bena - Mustafa on Sat, 30/10/2021 - 02:41

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actually , I don't use , I using google translate because it faster , when i want to search meaning something .

Submitted by ayaabdo on Tue, 26/10/2021 - 00:14

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Actually, I don't use it, I search in google translate when I want to know the meaning of something because it's faster in search.

Submitted by LamVanPhuong on Sun, 24/10/2021 - 12:29

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it is sometimes when i learn english and there are words that i don't know what is it means.

Submitted by Suraj paliwal on Fri, 15/10/2021 - 19:07

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When I don't know meaning of any word then I use dictionary. It's very useful I get the meaning of words.

Submitted by KATIELLE RAIAN… on Sun, 11/07/2021 - 14:36

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I hardly ever use the dictionary.