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I am from China, and want to use a web app to help me remember more English words.

Desired functionality:

  1. Randomly select words to test the user. If the user does not pass, test again some time later.
  2. Add words to a custom dictionary.
  3. A mobile client would be great.
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www.livemocha.com is good for learning languages. Granted, the interface is in English, but if you can get past that it will probably work well for you.

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Actually, if you look at the bottom of the page there are links to different language versions of the site. –  Kev Jul 16 '11 at 11:22
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I have some website reference which may help you regarding English Words:

Websites:


  1. http://www.englishwords.com/
  2. http://www.world-english.org/
  3. http://getwords.com/
  4. http://www.yourdictionary.com/

Books:


http://books.google.co.in/books?id=lz9YQ5rPcrcC&printsec=frontcover&dq=english+words&source=bl&ots=-M3KopBMnT&sig=DzSrVGEhSU2vkHGnGafYlAc0dIw&hl=en&ei=h-F9TKXKIoHCcfbm3McJ&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=9&ved=0CE0Q6AEwCA#v=onepage&q&f=false

Dictionary:


  1. http://wordweb.info/free/ WordWeb is a one-click English thesaurus and dictionary for Windows that can look up words in almost any program. It works off-line, but can also look up words in web references such as the Wikipedia encyclopedia.

  2. http://english-words.qarchive.org/ English Vocabulary for TOEFL/IELTS/GMAT/GRE/SAT Useful Dictionary with Grammatical notes

Hope it helps you.

Enjoy!!!

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and there is English Language & Usage –  Coder Hawk Sep 1 '10 at 8:21
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There is also a Stack Exchange site that focuses on English: http://english.stackexchange.com if you haven't found it yet.

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The largest dictionary of modern language on-line Merrian-Webster

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Speak English Like an American is a great book and CD for improving your American English (http://www.languagesuccesspress.com). The company just released a new iPhone app Speak English Like an American which will help you master American English words, idioms and expressions. Very cool and helpful! For more info: http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/english-at-work/id398332055?mt=8

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