The Contemporary English Dictionary – The Effective Learner’s Companion is based on the revolutionary concept that a dictionary should contain only words that are useful in pragmatic communication. This dictionary also differs from other dictionaries in the entry of words. Most dictionaries would enter the root words with the derivatives listed under them. In this dictionary, separate entries are made of root words and their derivatives, depending on how useful they are in pragmatic communication. Junior learners are not expected to know which words is the root word and which word, the derivative. For example, interest (root word), interested (derivative), interesting (derivative) are entered and explained separately to reflect their frequent occurrences in our daily use.
Useful guidance and reference for secondary school students and general readers
About 7000 main entries with meaning in English and Malay
Illustrative sentences to show how the word is used
Contains useful illustrations and diagrams to make the dictionary more interesting
Grammatical code is labelled in each entry, such as nc or nu,vi or vt,etc
Extra learning materials for vocabulary learning