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The Longman Vocabulary Checker

Find out which type of vocabulary is used in the text you are reading and which words you should learn.

The Longman Vocabulary Checker highlights words from specific lists in any text you choose. The words that the Checker will highlight are either from:

  • the Longman 9,000 keywords – the most important 9,000 words to learn in English. To help decide which words are important for students to learn, they are divided into three bands and marked in the dictionary with circles:
     ●●● high frequency words – indicates the top 3,000 words
     ●●○ mid frequency words – indicates the next most important 3,000 words
     ●○○ lower frequency words – indicates the less frequent yet important 3,000 words
  • the Academic Word List - a list of words that you need to learn in order to progress in your academic studies

The Longman Vocabulary Checker is easy to use:

  1. Copy your text and paste it in the box.
  2. Select the wordlist that you want to check it against.
  3. Click "Check Text."

The results of the check will help you decide which words you need to learn. These results also indicate the level of difficulty of a text: the more common words highlighted, the easier the text, the more academic words highlighted, the more difficult the text.

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