Oxford Advanced American Dictionary for learners of English

Oxford Advanced American Dictionary for learners of English

A dictionary for English language learners (ELLs) with CD-ROM that develops vocabulary and writing skills

Format: Mixed media format

A learner's dictionary with the Oxford iWriter on CD-ROM that builds vocabulary and develops writing skills. The Oxford American Dictionary Vocabulary Builder provides additional vocabulary skills training.

The Oxford Advanced American Dictionary helps students understand the meanings of words and how to use them correctly. It includes 145,000 words, phrases and meanings and 85,500 examples to show how words are used.

It marks the Oxford 3000™ words (the most important words to know in English) and Academic Word List words (the words you need to study in English).

The Oxford Writing Tutor (included in the print dictionary) and the Oxford iWriter on the CD-ROM show students how to plan, write and review different types of writing.

The Oxford American Dictionary Vocabulary Builder, available separately, provides 50 lessons with 130 activities to consolidate and extend vocabulary.

This pack includes:

  • Book
  • CD-ROM (only available with the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary)
  • Workbook

Key features

  • 145,000 words, phrases, and meanings with 85,500 examples showing how words are used
  • 3,000 keyword entries marked, showing the Oxford 3000™ - the most important words to know in English
  • All words on the Academic Word List marked
  • 64 Reference pages including a 26-page Oxford WritingTutor, information on punctuation, irregular verbs, geographical names, and more.
  • 1,000+ colour illustrations make it easy to understand more difficult words.
  • Note boxes with extra help throughout the dictionary - thesaurus, topic collocations, Academic Word List collocations, word families
  • The Oxford iWriter on the CD-ROM shows students how to plan, write and check their written work, and also includes the full A-Z dictionary, spoken words, 'record your own voice' facility, Topic Dictionary and searchable Picture Dictionary, plus a pop-up Genie that looks up words when you are working in Word, in e-mails or on the Internet.

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The Oxford Advanced American Dictionary helps learners understand what words mean, and how to use them correctly.

The content is based on research with teachers in the USA, and is informed by an Advisory Board of language experts comprising Jayme Adelson-Goldstein, Cheryl Boyd Zimmerman, Keith Folse, and Alison Rice.

The dictionary identifies the Oxford 3000™ keywords - the most important words to know in English. These 3,000 words are used as the defining vocabulary, so explanations are easy to understand. You can download the full Oxford 3000™ list from the dictionary CD-ROM to use as a revision checklist or as a basis for a vocabulary syllabus.

The 85,500 corpus-based examples show how words work in practice, helping students use words correctly.

The Oxford Advanced American Dictionary CD-ROM includes the full A-Z dictionary, spoken words, a searchable Picture Dictionary, a Topic Dictionary and the option to create personal word lists. A pop-up Genie gives the meaning of words students find when working in Word, in e-mails or on the Internet.

CD-ROM with Oxford iWriter


CD-ROM

The Oxford Advanced American Dictionary CD-ROM with Oxford iWriter includes the full A-Z dictionary, spoken words, a searchable Picture Dictionary, a Topic Dictionary and the option to create personal word lists. A pop-up Genie gives the meaning of words students find when working in Word, in e-mails, or on the Internet.

  • Search the complete A-Z dictionary, hear the headwords pronounced, then use 'record and listen' to practise pronunciation
  • Learn vocabulary in lexical sets using the Topic Dictionary and create personal word lists to build vocabulary faster
  • Learn the Oxford 3000™ keywords (the most important words to know in English), marked with a key symbol, and Academic Word List words, marked with an AWL symbol
  • Develop writing skills with the Oxford iWriter, which shows students how to plan, write and review their written work
  • Use the pop-up Genie to look up a word when working in Word, in e-mails, or on the Internet

iWriter

The Oxford iWriter shows students how to plan, write and review different types of written work, from argument essays to presentations, résumés, and cover letters.

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.

The 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 as a .txt file. Oxford iWriter's structure disappears, and only the student's work remains. They can open the exported file in an application such as Word to run a spell check and check formatting before printing or emailing their work to their teacher.

Watch a presentation of the Oxford American Dictionaries, the CD-ROM and Oxford iWriter.

System Requirements

Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7 (350MHz, 256 MB RAM); Macintosh OS X 10.4, 59MHz, 256 MB RAM.

App/Online


OAAD App

You can also access the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary online or on your mobile device.

The Oxford Advanced American Dictionary app provides instant access to the A-Z dictionary using your iPhone®, iPod touch®, or iPad®

  • Access the complete A-Z dictionary
  • Hear real American voices pronounce 50,800 words
  • High quality audio, with no Internet connection required
  • Use My View to choose how much information appears on your screen, for example hide IPA, example sentences, pictures and cross references to make entries shorter. Tap to show the full entry again
  • Expand and explore pictures to learn related vocabulary
  • Find your word in any phrase or example sentence in the dictionary
  • Tap any word in a definition or example to look it up
  • Study usage notes and verb forms
  • Bookmark entries to easily find them again
  • Oxford Advanced American Dictionary (audio) - Oxford University Press ELT

The Oxford Advanced American Dictionary website gives you free access to 145,000 words, phrases and meanings and allows you to hear words pronounced in American English.

You can also:

  • View the Oxford 3000™ wordlist (the most important words to know in English)
  • View the Academic Word List (the words you need to study in English)
  • Browse illustrations for over 1,000 words using the Picture Wordlist
  • Access Usage Notes with information to help learners use words correctly, covering Academic Word List collocations, topic collocations, synonyms, confusable words, grammar points, and help with vocabulary building.
  • Check the vocabulary in your own texts against the Academic Word list, Oxford 2000 and Oxford 3000™ using the Oxford Text Checker.

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You can download the dictionary search box to your own website free of charge, giving you quick and easy access to the Oxford Advanced American English dictionary.

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