✅ 1. Longman Dictionary of Language Teaching and Applied Linguistics
Specifically written for students of language teaching and applied linguistics, it has become an indispensable resource for those engaged in courses in TEFL, TESOL, applied linguistics and introductory courses in general linguistics.
✅ 2. Longman Language Activator: Helps You Write and Speak Natural English
The world’s first and only production dictionary helps readers express themselves like native speakers. Using simple words as a starting point, the Activator delivers a wide range of words to help students express exactly the idea they want.
✅ 3. The Oxford Dictionary of New Words
Each entry explains the meaning of the world and is illustrated by quotations mainly from newspapers, magazines and popular fiction. It gives the date of the earliest recorded usage and describes how the word entered the language.
✅ 4. The Oxford Dictionary of Allusions
Ranging from classical mythology to modern movies and TV shows, this new reference work explains the meanings of the allusions in use in modern English, from Abaddon to Zorro, Tartarus to Tarzan, and Rubens to Rambo.
✅ 5. The Oxford Dictionary of English Idioms
Did you know that ‘off the cuff’ refers to the rather messy practice of writing impromptu notes on one’s shirt cuff before speaking in public? These and many more idioms are explained and put into context in this book.
✅ 6. The Oxford Dictionary of Synonyms
An invaluable guide for anyone wanting to build their vocabulary and improve their writing skills. Over 140,000 alternative and opposite words are given with the closest, most frequently used synonyms.
✅ 7. The Oxford-Duden Pictorial English Dictionary
Each double-page of the dictionary contains a list of the vocabulary of a subject together with the picture illustrating this vocabulary. This arrangement and the presence of an alphabetical index allows the book to be used in two ways: either as a key to the vocabulary of a subject, or as an alphabetical dictionary in which the reader is referred to the section, or sections, in which the word is illustrated.
✅ 8. Webster’s New Dictionary of Synonyms
Good communication starts with choosing the right word–not always an easy task when the choice is between words of closely related meaning. Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Synonyms makes the task easier by providing full discussions of synonymous terms and by describing the subtle distinctions that make one word more appropriate than another in a particular context.
✅ 9. Webster’s new world essential vocabulary
You probably can’t learn all the hundreds of thousands of words in the English language–but you can learn those difficult words you’re most likely to need to know. If you want to increase your vocabulary for standardized tests or just better communication, Webster’s New World Essential Vocabulary is the only tool you need. It presents essential words with definitions, example sentences, synonyms, and tense forms