If I want to practice some new English words, and I need to understand them in a better way- to read them in various articles, is there a tool for that?

For a set of very few words, search engines could manage that. However, if there are 20-30 words or more, basically what I can absorb in a day, I haven't find such a tool.

So far there are some AI-driven tools that can generate articles based on some settings, but I think human-written articles help me better, especially from the media and literature.

It would be great if there's such a tool. Imagine if I can make a search request based on my “new words vocabulary", then it returns article sections from different sources, while they include those words I need to memorize.

To be more specific, take this as an example: 1) I do a vocabulary test, to determine words that I know; 2) I pull a list from new words, say a list includes 40 words, then send a request; 3) It returns 2 sections from news, 1 section from a book. All the paragraphs contains mostly the words I know and the words from the list I pulled. Which means, it doesn't introduce too many new words that makes it too hard to read them.

In general I can verify what I know (step 1) and practice (step 2 and 3) regularly.

  • You may find this helpful: freecollocation.com
    – user 66974
    Commented Jun 9, 2020 at 6:49
  • Either (i) enter a word or phrase in a good search engine, or (ii) use the examples given in books from the results of Google Ngram Viewer: books.google.com/ngrams
    – Greybeard
    Commented Jun 9, 2020 at 16:02
  • @user121863 - That site doesn't work.
    – Hot Licks
    Commented Jun 9, 2020 at 19:46
  • Hint: If you want to use Google to search for "red potato", enter "red potato" (with quotes) on the input line. Adding the quotes tells Google you're searching for that specific string, not just those two words.
    – Hot Licks
    Commented Jun 9, 2020 at 19:48


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