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Go online and login to do Fast ForWord. Reading level 3 exercise Book Monkeys. When listening and reading English you can come across difficult words. In year 3 we discussed context clues and word guessing. Sometime those strategies fall short. Luckily, we have dictionaries to help us out. 71 Dictionary Do you remember how to use a dictionary? Watch the video on how to use a dictionary. and take notes 72 Step by step Now watch the video again and finish the sentences to create your own tips on how to use a dictionary. Step 1 ALPHABET Find the section in the dictionary The alphabet is used to structure a dictionary. Example: Looking for the word interfere? Find section”I”, for the word beginning with the letter I Step 2 GUIDE WORDS Use the guide words to find Guide words are usually at the top of the page. Example: The word “inference” can be found on the page with guide words “indigenous-inflame”. 125 ENGLISH WORLDWIDE - UNITED STATES - GTL

Step 3 KEYWORDS Use the keywords (in bold printing) Keywords are also in alphabetical order. Example: The word “inference” comes before “infidel” because in the alphabet “e” comes before “i”. TIP Sometimes the word you are looking for is hidden in the explanation of a word that looks like it. Inference is actually not in the dictionary. Can you find the word that looks like it? Some similar words have different meanings. Step 4 EXAMPLE SENTENCES Use the example sentences to . Example: The Dutch word “bank” can be translated as “couch”or “sofa” to sit on, or as “bank” as in where you store your money. Still no luck finding the word or correct meaning? Try these tips. Keywords are always singular (in enkelvoud). TIP 1 Can’t find the meaning of the word “children”? Try “child”. TIP 2 The signs and abbreviations can be found at They also help They also help to find the word you are looking for more quickly. Example: Love (n) is translated als liefde (zn). (to) love (v) is translated als liefhebben/houden van (ww). TIP 3 At the back of most dictionaries you find Example: “went” is an irregular verb. It is the past simple form of ‘to go’. Check it out at the back of your dictionary. 126 ENGLISH WORLDWIDE - UNITED STATES - GTL