Vocabulary


List of 213 English Irregular Verbs

UsingEnglish.com’s Irregular Verbs List is one of the most comprehensive lists available. Below is our common English irregular verbs list which includes 213 verbs and shows the infinitive, the past simple and the past participle forms.

NOTES:

  • Alternate forms are separated by a / character.
  • Click on a verb to view the definition and extended information about it including the 3rd person singular and the present participle / gerund forms.
  • Our complete list of 623 irregular verbs provides 410 extra definitions and includes rare and antiquated forms. Sign up for free now!
  • Download the PDF version of our Common Irregular Verb List (64K) which is perfect to print and share.

Irregular Verb List (PDF)

Download the PDF version of our Common Irregular Verb List which is perfect to print and share.

Irregular Verb List PDFDownload Irregular Verb List (PDF)


Vocabulary: The Oxford 3000 Wordlist

Which words should students learn to succeed in English?

Discover the power of the Oxford 3000 Wordlist...

Discover the power of the Oxford 3000 Wordlist…

Patrick White, Head of Dictionaries and Reference Grammar in the English Language Teaching Division of Oxford University Press explains why students ask this question, and what might be the answer.

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English for Business and Commerce 1

Here is a really good one for Business!:
“@englishfeed: English for business and commerce 70+ page free grammar guide with example sentences and audio for pronunciation http://t.co/PesCuy2Y” Let me know how you like it… Lingofeeds provides a unique guide to professional English. Instead of providing general examples of grammar and usage, Lingofeeds materials employ key phrases taken from specific industries. In this way, you will improve your English using the English you need to improve your career.


Useful Business Keywords for Business Letter Writing! 1

englishfeedThese core vocabulary reference sheets (here focusing on writing business letters) provide between 150 and 240 key words… http://t.co/oByGgwNG


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Glossary(ies): Your keys to specialised vocabulary 1

A glossary, or rather glossaries are your keys to specialised vocabulary. Merriam-Webster excellent English dictionary define a glossary as: a dictionary of the special terms in a particular field or job.

Proz.com is a great source for glossaries.

Here is a French-English Business Glossary with words from the finance, commerce, administration, marketing fields, etc.

Here are a French-English “Anglais des Affaires” and English-French “Business English” Glossaries

Here is an extensive list of Glossaries by subject

Here a list of French-English Dictionaries and Glossaries for Computing and Information Technologies

Remember that to find specialised vocabulary you just need to search for:

Happy learning!


General and Business English 1

If you have little time to spend to improve your English, the BBC “General and Business English” website is a must.

Here you have a variety of interactive activities to choose from:

  • 6 Minute English:  The title says it all! Listening and Reading activities on current topics you can do in all but…6 Minutes!
  • Express English: Each week a different question. Hear what people in London say, then join the conversation!
  • Talk about English: A range of interesting Series about a variety of current topics.
  • Talking Business: This course gives you useful language and phrases to improve your spoken communication skills in English in different business situations. Each section features audio, target language and a quiz – all of which are downloadable. You’ll also have the opportunity to practise and test your understanding of the language.
  • Get that job!:
    Finding a job can be a complicated and tiring process. Sometimes you just don’t know where to start looking, let alone how to persuade a company that you are the best person for the job!
    This site is full of activities and quizzes to build on your knowledge of career-related vocabulary and offer some tips on things like how to put together a good CV or come across well in an interview.
    You can work your way through this site step by step, from ‘Job Search’ to ‘Interviews’ – just click on ‘What’s next?’ on the right of the page each time you have completed an activity. Or you can go straight to whichever units are of most interest to you by using the links at the top of the page.
    Happy job hunting!
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     ‘Welcome to London’ is an intermediate English language course allowing users to practise their reading, listening and pronunciation skills.

    It follows two characters, John and Fiona, through a series of situations as they arrive and settle down in the city.
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    There are also vocabulary pages, exercises and quizzes to help you develop and test your English.
  • The Handy Guide: A series that examines the roles and teachings of Business Gurus, with text, audio and an explanation of common management terms.

The Oxford 3000™ Word List 1

The keywords of the Oxford 3000™ have been carefully selected by a group of language experts and experienced teachers as the words which should receive priority in vocabulary study because of their importance and usefulness.

The words which occur most frequently in English are included, based on the information in the British National Corpus and the Oxford Corpus Collection. (A corpus is an electronically-held collection of written or spoken texts, often consisting of hundreds of millions of words – for more information, visit this page about the corpus.) However, being frequent in the corpus alone is not enough for a word to qualify as a keyword: it may be that the word is used very frequently, but only in a narrowly defined area, such as newspapers or scientific articles. In order to avoid including these restricted words, we include as keywords only those words which are frequent across a range of different types of text. In other words, keywords are both frequent and used in a variety of contexts. In addition, the list includes some very important words which happen not to be used frequently, even though they are very familiar to most users of English. These include, for example, words for parts of the body, words used in travel, and words which are useful for explaining what you mean when you do not know the exact word for something. These words were identified by consulting a panel of over seventy experts in the fields of teaching and language study.

Consult the list here!

Download the List as a Microsoft Word Document here!


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Interactive English Crosswords

Online CrosswordsPlay with words by completing these interactive crosswords online.

The BBC does things well so you also have access to an entire  crossword archive to keep you having fun for hours!


English Vocabulary Word Lists 1

English Vocabulary Word Lists with Games, Puzzles and Quizzes : This is a collection of English vocabulary word lists with online activities that use these word lists.


The Phrase Finder 1

Find the meaning and origins of Phrases, Sayings and Idioms

Browse the alphabetical list of 1,200 phrases and sayings:

[A] [B] [C] [D] [E] [F] [G] [H] [I] [J] [K] [L] [M] [N] [O] [P] [Q] [R] [S] [T] [U,V] [W] [X,Y,Z]


‘A Phrase A Week’: common idioms 1

‘A Phrase A Week’ is a free service – an e-mail explanation of the origin of a commonly-used English phrase each week.

The origins of phrases are continuously researched and published in an idioms and phrases section.


A Guide To Writing in English

Easily confused words

Word that are often confused when writing English. Includes the word pair, definition and example. Sound files available (Premium content)