Recommended Resources

Studying English? Whether you’re preparing for university or looking for self-study materials to guide you through your exams, you’ll find lots of easy-to-use resources on Macmillan English to help you along your English learning journey.

Get started by checking out our top list of resources for students:


1. Macmillan Dictionary

Stuck on a word? Macmillan Dictionary  is the free online dictionary and thesaurus designed for English language students. With definitions from a vocabulary of 2,500 of the most frequent words, Macmillan Dictionary offers easy to understand definitions and real examples to support language learning.

Find out more  Visit the Macmillan Dictionary site

2. Macmillan Education Apps

Discover our range of apps for on-the-go learning, and bring the English language classroom directly to your device. Practice your pronunciation with the latest version of our Sounds app and develop all four language skills  with the IELTS Skills app.

Find out more  Visit the Macmillan Education Apps site

3. Macmillan Practice Online

Macmillan Practice Online is the easiest way to get started with online learning. With over 120 courses across all levels, from Business to Academic English and from Exam Practice to General English, you're sure to find resources to motivate your English language learning – whether you're a student in a class or learning by yourself.

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4. Macmillan Readers

Graded from starter to advanced, the Macmillan Readers series is carefully designed to help you choose the right reading material: from graded readers of popular classics and contemporary fiction, to authentic literature for more advanced students. Take the Macmillan Readers level test to find your reading level and get started with a good book!

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5. Improve Your Skills

Looking for extra exam practice? If you're studying for the First, Advanced or IELTS exams, our self-study series Improve your Skills helps prepare you for the big day. Tailored to the structure of each exam, the books offer authentic test questions and the option for supplementary online practice through Macmillan Practice Online.

Find resources for:
Cambridge English: First  Cambridge English: Advanced  IELTS

6. Macmillan Writing Series

Writing in an academic context for the first time can be tricky for even the most proficient of English language speakers. Covering everything from writing sentences and paragraphs, to formulating essays and research papers, the Macmillan Writing Series offers you step-by-step guidance at every stage of your academic writing.

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