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This worksheet aims to:

  1. familiarize students with the use of dictionaries and Thesauruses through tasks which reveal their special features
  2. give students an idea of the different types of dictionaries available
  3. familiarize students with the use of electronic dictionaries and Thesauruses
  4. outline the differences between dictionaries and Thesauruses
  5. assist them in selecting a dictionary and a thesaurus which will correspond to their needs as students of the English Language and Literature and will be most useful to them.

The following areas have been included:

  1. Definition of dictionary
  2. Definition of thesaurus
  3. Features of a good dictionary
  4. Structure of a thesaurus
  5. Types of dictionaries
  6. Dictionary versus thesaurus
  7. List of online dictionaries and Thesauruses