2017 Spring: 通識英文 Internet & Vocabulary Tools
Internet & Vocabulary Tool 1
|1.||Computers as Tools–Online Reference Tools|
|2.||Tell me the kinds of online dictionaries you have used so far.|
|3.||Different types of dictionaries|
|A. Bilingual dictionaries|
|B. Monolingual dictionaries|
|C. Learners Dictionaries
—-a dictionary specially written for those learning a foreign language.
— one of the most distinctive differences between dictionaries for native speakers and non-native speakers is that the definitions in learner dictionaries are written using a restricted defining vocabulary.
A. YahooKimo Online Dictionary
|B. Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary, English-Chinese (traditional)|
|C. Google Dictionary|
|A. Oxford Advanced American Dictionary (American English)|
|B. Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Dictionary|
|C. Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary|
|Learner dictionaries give students a lot of useful information about when and where to use a word or phrase through labels.|
|Some common dictionaries labels.
|Acronym Finder: Find out what those acronyms and abbreviations stand for.|
–Free online English dictionary, thesaurus and reference guide, crossword puzzles and other word games, online translator and Word of the Day.
|B. OneLook Dictionary Search
–101 links to General dictionaries and glossaries indexed by the OneLookR search engine.
|#2 Dictionary Exercise (due on 3/19, Sunday)|
|1. Read the article: Trump planning to host Chinese present at Mar-a-Lago from CNN News. (3/13/2017)
2. Look up 5 words/phrases that are new or confusing to you.
3. List the words, their major definitions, and one example sentence (for each word) on your blog (using the dictionary I introduced to you this week).
4. Leave comments on at least one of your classmates’ greeting post. (students from different classes)