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.

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 and how many are left.
• Challenge yourself! You could set your own targets – learn 100 words in a week, complete 10 levels in a month or see how many questions you can answer in a day.


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 Dictionary)
• 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 a low-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

We have fixed the compatibility issues with the iPhone 6 Plus. Thank you for your patience, and we apologize for any inconvenience this problem caused.

Ratings and Reviews

3.3 out of 5
10 Ratings
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NotedSinger ,

Tapped Out

There is nothing more pleasurable than giving this app 5 big fat, bright stars.
Until this incredibly frustrating app on my new iPhone8 Plus, it’s not going to happen. I am admittedly very, very competitive. This app is so cool but, but, BUTBUTBUT . I usually, do a fair amount of typing only glancing at my screen. The app is very specific reporting a word mis-spelled because my new phone’s typed “Letter” is not recorded, or maybe it delete a letter .already typed!. No matter it says I am wrong. Man in my world wrong is not the correct answer!!! The schema for a missed word results in multiple opportunities to provide the correctly spelled word on numerous questions which will follow at some point as yet unknown. What a pain!!!
As for the iPhone 8 Plus, I have challenged the screen and tapped gently, pushed gently, firmly, hard and hit the screen with abusive force yet nothing is typed.
I would appreciate some help, please. As I said. This is a really cool APP.’m

Steve in Glendale ,

very nice — wish it supported landscape

3 improvements would be nice:

support landscape orientation (I never use iPad in portrait)
text size control should also affect dictionary pop ups in tests
add setting to select American or British spelling

MiladMirzaei ,

Love this app

I’m fond of this app and I'm enjoying much more than you could imagine! 😉


Oxford University Press ELT
311.5 MB
Requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
Age Rating
Rated 4+
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