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    A question about method

    Dear fellow members of the forum,

    I have fluent english skills, specially when speaking or writing about subjects I know in depth. The problem often arises with everyday vocabulary, house elements or, more importantly, details of these elements (e.g. parts of an oven, components of an audio system or a precise description of clothes).

    What woud be a suggested method for training myself on this kind of vocabulary ? Are there online resources or books that can serve me as a guide? I have made some advances by visiting some websites about specific interests where I have increased my vocabulary in these areas. The problem is I can't find good resources on domestic life.

    Thanks in advance!

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    Re: A question about method

    Have you tried the Onelook.com Reverse dictionary- it takes a word or concept and tries to give associated vocb. Here are the results for 'oven':
    http://www.onelook.com/?w=*&loc=revfp2&clue=oven

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    Re: A question about method

    Quote Originally Posted by guedal
    Dear fellow members of the forum,

    I have fluent english skills, specially when speaking or writing about subjects I know in depth. The problem often arises with everyday vocabulary, house elements or, more importantly, details of these elements (e.g. parts of an oven, components of an audio system or a precise description of clothes).

    What woud be a suggested method for training myself on this kind of vocabulary ? Are there online resources or books that can serve me as a guide? I have made some advances by visiting some websites about specific interests where I have increased my vocabulary in these areas. The problem is I can't find good resources on domestic life.

    Thanks in advance!
    The one Tdol suggested above is great. These are also useful:

    http://www.pdictionary.com/

    http://www.howstuffworks.com/


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    Re: A question about method

    Thanks, I appreciate the links, although I wished there have been something more ellaborate on the subject

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    Re: A question about method

    You could try visualthesaurus.com, though it's subsciption now, but you can test it to see.


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    Re: A question about method

    Wow! That's what I was looking for!

    Thanks!

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