Visual Vocabulary

Many people pick up a language by reading lines and lines of text but if you are one of the many people who struggle to learn this way then there is an alternative. By using visual vocabulary, you are able to pick up an understanding of the target language, in this case, English, through the use of images alongside the required vocabulary.

7ESL Picture Dictionary
7ESL Picture Dictionary – Created by 7ESL

By looking at a picture, the brain can more easily absorb the information been given and it has been proven that information is easier to remember when shown in a visual format. Learning a language can be overwhelming but by linking an image to the vocabulary that it represents, you are much more likely to recall the information quickly, which is essential when learning a language due to having to have a reasonable response time in a conversation.

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How to Use the 7ESL Picture Dictionary

7ESL Visual Dictionary
7ESL Visual Dictionary – Created by 7ESL

First of all, you should look up a word based on a certain topic, because that is how visual dictionaries are arranged. Once you see an object related to the topic you want, you can explore other words related to it and understand the associations between the words.

So, from following up on a single topic, you can learn several other vocabularies related to it when using a visual dictionary. Therefore, visual dictionaries are great for learning new vocabulary.

What Is A Visual Dictionary?

A picture dictionary or a visual dictionary relies on pictures to show the meaning of words. Obviously, these words often teach nouns, although there are visuals to demonstrate abstract ideas like emotions as well. Unlike regular dictionaries, visual dictionaries are not arranged alphabetically but are instead organized thematically, with an image linked to each theme.