Monday 28 September 2009

Learning Method & Website: Visual Merriam Webster Dictionary

Learn English the Visual Way

I think those of you who have attended my classes know well that I strongly encourage the use of visual images / pictures in your English learning. The reasons have been listed in great details in those lessons. To cut short, you can revise numerous times in a very short time -- the keys to good revision.

Recently, renowned dictionary websites have undergone major change in their business and many of them have added visual images in it. Seems like the market in moving in a way that I have long been hoping for -- visual learning.

What I have for you today is the latest Visual Merriam Webster Dictionary. I came across this when a colleague of mine asked me the English word for the part of the door knob that actually locks the door. I thought it was called a shackle but that was only for padlock, so I went to do my result and found the term deadbolt in this dictionary.
As I have always been saying, if you don't bother to draw your own picture, it is best to get an image from the internet and then print it out. And now with this dictionary, you can even learn a few more related ones: strike plate, faceplate, keyway, ring, cotter pin, etc.

If you don't know what you want to learn, click on the Themes section at the bottom left corner of the page.

This is so far the best that you can get, so do share this with your friends who are eager to learn!

Enjoy learning!