How to search in the overwhelming dictionary

Hello, I am Melanie. Today we are going to learn how to search in a dictionary.

(look into the camera and hold up a dictionary)

But before we do, I am going to tell you what a dictionary is…

A dictionary is a collection of words in one or more specific languages. Often listed alphabetically.

A dictionary is useful to search for the meaning of a word you don’t understand; you can also use it for spelling words.

Some dictionaries have useful tips at the back on punctuation, spelling and grammar.

Today, we are going to search for the meaning of the word APPREHENSIVE.

Firstly, you have to open the dictionary

(show actions whilst explaining)

Secondly, search for the letter ‘A’.

Next, you have to look for the second letter ‘P’.

Then look for the third letter which is another ‘P’.

Finally, look for the fourth letter, which is R

Can you see the word you are looking for?

If not, look at the next page – you should be able to find it there.

Well Done! Now you know how to find a word in a dictionary.

Apprehensive means fearful or anxious about a future event.

Thank you for watching.