Learn the Oxford 3000 - the most important and useful words you need to know to succeed in English
By learning the Oxford 3000 you will be able to understand up to 85% of the words in a typical text in English.

With this app, you can study the words on the Oxford 3000, and test yourself on them.

***IMPORTANT: This free download will give you sample dictionary entries and test questions. An in-app purchase is required to activate the full content.

Test Yourself

• The words of the Oxford 3000 are divided into three zones, Gold, Silver and Bronze. There are 1000 words in each zone.
• The Gold zone contains the least frequent words, and Bronze contains the most frequent.
• Start in any zone you like, and unlock test levels within each zone.
• Practise meaning, usage, listening and spelling as you progress through the 3000 words.
• Answer questions to test your knowledge of the Oxford 3000 words and meanings.
• Track your progress as you go and check how many words you have learned.


Understand what the words of the Oxford 3000 mean, how they are used, and how to spell and pronounce them.

• Fully searchable dictionary containing all the words of the Oxford 3000 and their most important meanings
• Clear, simple definitions with example sentences (taken from the Oxford Advanced Learner’s English-Chinese Dictionary 8th edition)
• British and American pronunciation of all the Oxford 3000 words

The Oxford 3000 is a list of the most important words to learn in English, carefully selected by a group of language experts and experienced teachers. Words on the Oxford 3000 are used frequently, are used across a wide range of different contexts, and are useful for studying and using English.

Recommended if you are a learner of English with an intermediate level or above.

For more information about how the words in the Oxford 3000 were chosen, watch this video from Oxford University Press ELT:

What’s New

Version 1.1

- Content update

Ratings and Reviews

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.ustc. ,

l have paid the money

ok it works. the app is now has a very long loading time. 10s or more...ಠ_ಠ I do not know why..please fix it..ios10.3.1 hardware model:iPhone9,1. iPad6,3

Developer Response ,

Hi, thank you for your message. Could you kindly send us an email by going to "Acknowledgements > Email"? We hope to learn more about the issue you are facing.

-- Good to hear that you can now access the paid content. When are you experiencing long loading time? When downloading the extra content (yes it does take a short while for the download), or while using the app (if so which part of the app)? Thanks!


Oxford University Press (China) Ltd.
235.9 MB

Requires iOS 8.4 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.


English, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese

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  1. Full Version of Learn the Oxford 3000 $7.99


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