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WordSteps – online vocabulary manager

wordsteps is a new web-service which can help to memorize new words efficiently. It’s a personal vocabulary manager with a pretty simple idea: invest 15 minutes a day visiting this website and in return get about 20 new foreign words remembered.

WordSteps offers you a big collection of dictionaries available on the website in nine different languages: English, Russian, French, Spanish, Chinese, German, Japanese, Italian and Portuguese. Find a dictionary you like, or create a new one, and then do any of six offered exercises. Among those are popular flash cards, choosing of correct translation, spelling of words letter by letter and others.

Every dictionary could be rated by users. Such system allows members to choose a dictionary of required quality and difficulty level. WordSteps have a lot of nice features which can help you to track the progress, send private messages to your friends, machine translation feature and others. is a very user friendly and convenient online service that provides great opportunity to learn new words easy while saving personal time.

Free mobile version of the service will be available soon.

The main features of WordSteps:

  • nine different languages;
  • learning history and self progress tracking;
  • user friendly interface in Russian and English languages (Chinese soon);
  • user can create his/her own sets of dictionaries;
  • audio and visual materials will be added soon to make learning process even more fascinating


Basic English Lesson

Basic English Lesson:

Lesson1: How to talk about yourself.


I = the word used to talk about myself.   I am Mr. I am a girl. I am smiling. 

Am = a form of the verb “to be” used only with I.

I am + adjective. An adjective tells who I am, what kind of person I am, what I look like, how I feel. 

I am tall.                 I am awake.           I am sleepy.             I am tired.    

I am hungry.           I am dirty.              I am pretty.             I am English. 

I am afraid.             I am short.              I am fat.                 I am thin.

I am happy.             I am smart.             I am French.           I am young.

I am rich.                I am sick.               I am healthy.           I am single.

I am quiet.              I am Italian.             I am sad.                 I am old.

I am angry.              I am poor.               I am clean.              I am noisy.

I am married.                    I am American.        I am unemployed.    I am confused.

I am + -ing verb.  This sentence tells what I am doing at this moment.  “I am writing this lesson now.”

I am eating.             I am sleeping.          I am working.                    I am crying. I am walking.              I am shopping.           I am driving.            I am babysitting.I am watching television.           I am writing.

I am + article + noun. Articles are little words that point out Nouns.  They tell us that there will be a Noun ahead in the sentence.   Articles are A, AN, THE.  Nouns are words that name a person, a place, a thing, an idea, a feeling or an action.  Any word we use to name something is a Noun. 

THE is used to point out a definite noun, the only one of its kind, a special one. 

Example: “I am the driver” In this group, I am the only one who can drive or who is responsible for driving.  

Example: If I say “I am the doctor.” I mean that I am the only doctor here on this case or in this situation.

I am the teacher.     I am the boss.          I am the janitor.      I am the cook. I am the driver.              I am the supervisor.    I am the mailman.    I am the doctor. I am the president.        I am the owner.



A and AN are used with singular nouns.  A and AN mean the same thing, but they are used in different situations.  AN is used before words that begin with a Vowel sound (a, e, i, o, u) .  A is used before words that begin with a consonant sound (all the other letters). This is to make it easier to pronounce the Article and the Noun together.   A and AN refer to one of a group of similar things – not a special one or a particular one, just one of them.

Example: “I am a driver.”  There are other drivers; I am just one of them.

Example:   If I say “I am a doctor.”, I mean that I am not the only doctor;  I am just one of them, a member of the medical profession.

I am a salesman.      I am a boxer.                    I am a gambler.       I am a mother. I am a Muslim.                I am an organ-player. I am an undertaker.          I am an ice skater. I am an angel.                    I am an elephant.


A, AN and THE must come before the noun they point out, but there can be other describing words between them and the Noun.  Remember, use A before words beginning with a consonant (a boy, a dog) and AN before words beginning with a vowel (an ugly boy, an old dog).

I am the only doctor. I am the school janitor.      I am the main man.  I am the boy’s father.                   I am a good doctor.              I am a careful janitor. I am a tall man.                         I am a young father.                   I am an awful doctor.  I am an honest janitor.      I am an old man.              I am an angry father.

With these models, you can say just about anything you want about yourself.

I am + Adjective.     I am + Article + Noun.         I am + -ing Verb.