Oxford Basic American Dictionary for learners of English

Oxford Basic American Dictionary for learners of English

A dictionary for English language learners (ELLs) with CD-ROM that builds content-area and academic vocabulary

Format: Mixed media format

A dictionary with CD-ROM that supports learners making the transition from picture to text dictionary. It explains content area and academic vocabulary in simple English, marks the 2000 most important words to know, and gives extra help with grammar, spelling, and pronunciation.

Oxford Basic American Dictionary helps elementary and low-intermediate learners make the transition from picture to text dictionaries with simple definitions, examples and 500 colour illustrations.

It includes 27,000 words, phrases, and meanings using a defining vocabulary of just 2,000 words. It marks the Academic Word List words and the 2,000 most important words to know in English. Note boxes give extra help with grammar, pronunciation, spelling, and word building.

The CD-ROM includes the full dictionary, a picture dictionary, spoken words and sentences, and a Topic Dictionary.

This pack includes:

  • Book
  • CD-ROM (only available with Oxford Basic American Dictionary)

Key features

  • 27,000 words, phrases, and meanings with Academic Word List words and content area vocabulary in math, science, social studies marked
  • 2,000 keyword entries marked, showing the most important words to know in English.
  • 15,000 examples show how words are used.
  • 25 Reference pages with information on punctuation, irregular verbs, geographical names, and more.
  • 500 colour illustrations make it easy to understand more difficult words.
  • Note boxes provide extra help throughout - thesaurus, word building, collocations, pronunciation, grammar, spelling, prefixes, and suffixes.
  • CD-ROM with spoken words and sentences, searchable Picture Dictionary, and Topic Dictionary

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The Oxford Basic 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 focuses on the essential information that elementary and low-intermediate learners need most. It identifies the 2,000 most important words to know, taken from the Oxford 3000™*. These 2,000 words are used as the defining vocabulary so explanations are easy to understand. They are listed in the back of the dictionary to use as a revision checklist or as a basis for a vocabulary syllabus.

The Oxford Basic American Dictionary CD-ROM includes the full A-Z dictionary, spoken words, 6,500 spoken sentences, 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 emails or on the Internet.

* About Oxford 3000™
These words are the most important because they occur frequently in the language, are widely used (in science, arts, spoken English, etc), or because there are no alternative words to express the same meaning (for example, vegetables, hungry, aunt).

CD-ROM


A dictionary CD-ROM that covers 27,000 words, phrases and meanings, including content area and academic vocabulary.

Only available with Oxford Basic American Dictionary.

The Oxford Basic American Dictionary CD-ROM includes the full A-Z dictionary, spoken words, 6,500 spoken sentences, 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 emails or on the Internet.

Key Features
· Search the complete A-Z dictionary, with all headwords, Usage Notes, and illustrations

· Listen to the spoken 27,000 words and 6,500 spoken sentences. Students can record and listen to their own voice

· Extend vocabulary using the searchable Picture Dictionary

· Learn the 2,000 keywords (the most important words to know in English), marked with a key symbol, and Academic Word List words, marked with an AWL symbol

· Search words by topic in the Topic Dictionary, and create personal word lists to build vocabulary faster

· Use the pop-up Genie to look up words when working in Word, in emails or on the Internet to check meaning and pronunciation

The CD-ROM includes the full A-Z dictionary which focuses on the essential information that elementary and low-intermediate learners need most. It identifies the 2,000 most important words to know, taken from the Oxford 3000™. These 2,000 words are used as the defining vocabulary so explanations are easy to understand. They are listed in the back of the dictionary and downloadable from the CD-ROM to use as a revision checklist or as a basis for a vocabulary syllabus.

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

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