Each unit focuses on a specific sound (including English’s 24 consonants and 19 different vowel sounds). These 3,000 words also allow you to understand every word in Oxford Advanced Learner’s Dictionary, a special dictionary for students who wish to attend an English-speaking university. Download: This blog post is available as a convenient and portable PDF that you can take anywhere. Please contact the form owner to correct this issue. Learning a new word can be difficult. A very common way to learn a new word is to first think of the word in your native language and then search for its English translation (using Google or a dictionary app). The OALD includes a lot of special features that you can’t find in other dictionaries — like synonyms and collocations. It contains detailed explanation and exercises to improve English grammar. According to these experts, once you learn these 3,000 words, you can understand 80-90% of English conversations, websites, newspapers, etc. After all, a large part of your brain is devoted to processing visual information. //