A Dialogue between you and your teacher about using a dictionary
Myself: Excuse me sir! Would you help me?
Teacher: Oh sure! How can I help you?
Myself: I have bought an English Oxford Learners’ Dictionary but I do
not know how to use it. Would you help me using the
Teacher: Thanks for sharing. Before using the dictionary, you have to
learn the arrangement of the English letters.
Myself: Oh, sir I know all of them correctly.
Teacher: Ok, good. Generally, the first letter of a language comes in the
beginning of the dictionary and the page starts with a single
letter A or B ….
Myself: Yeah I see. But what are the symbols?
Teacher: The symbols are the pronunciations of the words. If you know
the symbols it will be better for you to pronounce them
Myself: Sir, why the worlds are written in bold letters?
Teacher: They are the main words and for better understanding the
words and finding out easily they are written in bold.
Myself: What are the short forms like- n. adj. v. adv. etc.?
Teacher: Oh! They are the different parts of speech. Here n. means
noun, similarly, adj. means adjective, v. means verb and so on.
Myself: Wow! Very nice! Sir, how can I find out a word from the
Teacher: To find out a word easily from it you have to search only the
first letter of the word and then you can add the second letter
with the first letter.
Myself: Nice idea! Thanks sir for your help. Now I hope it will be easier
for me to use a dictionary.
Teacher: Welcome. If you face any problem further do not feel shy to
ask me any question.
Myself: Ok sir I will inform you. Good bye.