Is it really possible to achieve proficiency level vocabulary without relocating to an English-speaking country?
We certainly hope so and created this service to help students, particularly those who are already at the intermediate level, to enrich their vocabulary.
We noticed that the majority of Internet services for English learners are perfectly suitable for beginners. However, when you go beyond several thousand words, it gets very difficult to maintain your studies. Take phrasal verbs for example. Usually one phrasal verb has several meanings which could be completely unrelated. In a way, these are different words that happen to have the same spelling (homonyms). Taking this knowledge into account, we treat homonyms differently, so they have different translations, different association pictures, different example sentences and so on. Also, when you want to learn a noun you usually want to eventually start using it, so you need to know whether it's countable or uncountable, formal or informal. All these parameters can be specified and in fact, we encourage you to do so.
Of course, studying languages is not limited to learning vocabulary. This is why there is also a blog filled with some practical advice. The suggestions there are battle-tested during intense IELTS/CAE preparation of many students and therefore extremely efficient. The first posts outline the general idea of approaching the study of English, so we would recommend starting here:Persistence and efficiency
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