Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

The world's best-selling advanced-level dictionary for learners of English

Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary, 8th Edition Paperback with CD-ROM (includes Oxford iWriter) The world's best-selling advanced-level dictionary for learners of English

Eighth Edition Joanna Turnbull

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Mixed media format

The world's best-selling advanced learner's dictionary, now with Oxford iWriter to help students plan, write and review their written work.

  • ISBN: 978-0-19-479902-7

The Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary, or OALD, is recommended by teachers and students because it defines words in language students understand, gives useful example sentences, and includes the help learners need to expand their vocabulary to 7500+ words.

It has sold over 35 million copies worldwide and is the world's best-selling advanced learner's dictionary.

The new 8th edition with Oxford iWriter, an interactive tutor to improve writing skills, offers 8 new reasons to choose OALD.

This pack includes:

    • Dictionary
    • CD-ROM
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Look inside

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  • Oxford iWriter on CD-ROM, an interactive tutor to help students plan, write, and review their written work.
  • Interactive whiteboard-friendly CD-ROM now with Topic Vocabulary Banks, integrated thesaurus and photocopiable resources.
  • 32-page Oxford Writing Tutor.
  • 1,000 new words and meanings.
  • 64-page Visual Vocabulary Builder.
  • Oxford 3000™plus - the most important words to know in English and the most important meanings of those words.
  • Topic Collocation notes and synonym information.
  • Academic Word List words marked.

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Our research for the 8th edition revealed that students find writing in English difficult, and that for many teachers it is the most difficult skill to teach. We developed the new Oxford iWriter and Oxford Writing Tutor to help students and teachers with this most challenging of language skills. The Oxford Writing Tutor is a 32-page section in the print dictionary. The Oxford iWriter is an interactive tutor on the CD-ROM that is only available with the print dictionary.

Both tools guide students through the stages of planning, writing and reviewing a range of different written tasks. Both provide models for each task type, showing the structure, notes and sample content. There's advice on choosing the right language, how to use language in order to sound more formal, more objective, or to avoid repetition.

Language changes all the time - OALD 8th edition explains the meaning of words that have recently come into the language such as citizen journalism, staycation, social bookmarking, stack it, X factor. The 1,000 new words and meanings keep you and your students up to date with the language we now use to talk about technology, lifestyle, slang, and the economy.

Our research showed that students find an illustration is the quickest way to understand a difficult word - even at advanced level. The 64-page Visual Vocabulary Builder with new colour photos and illustrations covers new topics students want to talk about and need for exams. In addition to illustrating topic words, each page includes useful language and collocations to develop students' language skills.

How can advanced levels students achieve the 7500+ word vocabulary language experts recommend? The Oxford 3000™ keywords, together with the new Topic Collocation boxes, the Academic Word List, and the synonym information gives students exactly the right tools to develop the vocabulary that is most relevant to their needs:

Oxford 3000™ becomes Oxford 3000™plus for the 8th edition. Oxford 3000™ is the list of the most important words to know in English. Oxford 3000™plus shows the most important meanings of those words. Each Oxford 3000™ word has a special keyword entry, which often includes additional information on synonyms, collocations, etc to extend vocabulary.

It's not enough to know the right vocabulary - students also have to know which words go together if they want to sound natural. The new Topic Collocation boxes focus on exam-type topics such as education, emailing, politics, etc and show students the words which typically collocate for these topics.

And lastly, a few facts and figures about the 8th edition's coverage of vocabulary. It has...
184,500 words, phrases, and meanings
5,000 study words from business, sciences, computing, etc
2,000 culture words (Wall Mart, Forth Bridge)
700 World English words (vuvuzela, stickybeak, godown, indaba)

OALD 8th edition is based on the world-famous Oxford English Corpus, our 2-billion word database that shows us how language is really used.

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The new 8th edition CD-ROM includes the complete OALD with integrated thesaurus, the Oxford iWriter (an interactive tutor to improve writing skills), Topic Vocabulary banks, My Topics, dictionary skills worksheets, and photocopiable reference material.

You can arrange a network licence by contacting eltrights.uk@oup.com

8 new reasons to use the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary 8th edition CD-ROM

1. Oxford iWriter on CD-ROM, an interactive tutor to help students plan, write, and review their written work
2. 184,500 words, phrases and meanings, including 1,000 new words and meanings
3. Headwords pronounced in British or North American English
4. Integrated thesaurus, extra example sentences, and information on collocations and word origins
5. Topic Vocabulary Banks with option to create personal My Topics lists
6. Language exercises to practise topic vocabulary and the Academic Word List
7. Photocopiable dictionary skills worksheets
8. Photocopiable reference material - grammar, irregular verbs, maps, etc

System requirements
Windows XPRG (350MHz, 256 MB RAM), Windows VistaRG (350 MHz, 256 MB RAM), Macintosh OS X 10.4, 256 MB RAM, UBUNTU/Debian Linux, 350 MHz, 256 MB RAM.

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The Oxford iWriter (available only on Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary CD-ROM) guides students through the stages of planning, writing and reviewing a range of different written tasks. There are models for each task type, showing structure, notes and sample content. There's advice on choosing the right language, how to use language in order to sound more formal, more objective, or to avoid repetition.

When students start their own writing, they choose their task type from the list of options. These include:

Comparison essay (4 types)
Argument essay (2 types)
Oral presentation
Reporting on data (graphs)
Reporting on data (pie charts)
Report (long or short)
Book/film review
Letter of enquiry
Letter of complaint
CV or resume (3 types)
Covering/cover letter

Oxford iWriter shows the structure for the task type, and provides checklists to guide students through the planning, writing and checking stages. When they finish writing, they save and export their work to a Word document. Oxford iWriter's structure disappears, and only the student's work remains. They can use Word to run a spell check and add formatting before printing or emailing their work to you.

You can watch a demonstration of the OALD CD-ROM, including Oxford iWriter.

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