By improving and expanding your vocabulary (for school or personal growth) you get new tools to communicate your thoughts and feelings more clearly and concisely. Below there will be some links to useful sites where you can broaden your vocabulary.
The first tip is to read, read and read, because whether you like it or not, the more you read the more words you’ll get exposed to. Therefore reading is an extremely valuable source of expanding your vocabulary.
Quizlet is a free learning tool with flashcards, matching games, multiple choice tests, worksheets etc, enabling users to record their own voice or hear native-speaker-quality text-to-speech audio. Click on the picture and you will be able to practise a lot of advanced vocabulary.
Word Games & Quizzes
English Vocabulary Quizzes for ESL Learners – level 5 & 6 (difficult)
Vocabulary Quizzes from About.com – continually expanding with new quizzes and categories, so make sure to visit often.
Englishpage – advanced vocabulary lessons.
Want to impress your examiner? Here you’ll find 100 words that will do the job.
Some reference works and dictionaries:
a thesaurus is a reference work that lists words grouped together according to similarity of meaning (containing synonyms and sometimes antonyms, in contrast to a dictionary, which provide definitions for words, and generally lists them in alphabetical order.
The two online dictionaries Cambridge and MacMillan have an option where users can listen to the pronunciation of the word looked for. Under each word you look for, a pronunciation button is provided that you can click on to hear how the word is pronounced.
This is an online interactive English dictionary and thesaurus that helps you find the meanings of words and draw connections to associated words. You can easily see the meaning of each by simply placing the mouse cursor over it.
EnglishClub is a free website designed to help you work with and learn English online. Here are for example several different types of collocations. Collocations can be adjective + adverb, noun + noun, verb + noun and so on. On this page you can see seven main types of collocation in sample sentences.