Using a dictionary is a skill that students can improve with practice and by following some basic guidelines. Here we have tried to focus on the areas that will help students to make most effective use of their bilingual dictionary:
✓ Check that you are looking on the right side of the dictionary. Sounds basic, but precious time can be wasted looking for a French word on the English-French side!
✓ Thumb tabs are often given on the side of each page of the dictionary to show where each letter starts and finishes. This is a quick way of going straight to the initial letter of the word…
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