Oxford Picture Dictionary Second Edition Monolingual (American English) Dictionary

Oxford Picture Dictionary Second Edition Monolingual (American English) Dictionary

Monolingual (American English) dictionary for teenage and adult students

Second Edition

Format: Paperback
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American Inhouse Design Award 2008

4,000 words and phrases are organized thematically within 163 topics. Realistic illustrations and exercises are designed to build vocabulary and critical thinking skills. 13 bilingual editions available.

  • ISBN: 978-0-19-436976-3
  • Pages: 296
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Dimensions: 279x216 mm

A fully integrated vocabulary development program in American English, progressing from essential words to the more complex, delivered in short thematic units. Realistic scenarios and modern artwork are easy to relate to and these, together with story pages and practice exercises, have been applauded for their success in promoting critical thinking skills. Content is fully supported by a range of components - including Workbooks, Classroom Activities, Audio and website.

  • Monolingual English Edition
  • English-Arabic Edition
  • English-Brazilian Portuguese Edition
  • English-Chinese Edition
  • English-Farsi Edition
  • English-French Edition
  • English-Haitian Creole Edition
  • English-Japanese Edition
  • English-Korean Edition
  • English-Russian Edition
  • English-Spanish Edition
  • English-Thai Edition
  • English-Urdu Edition
  • English-Vietnamese Edition
  • Low Beginning Workbook Pack
  • High Beginning Workbook Pack
  • Low Intermediate Workbook Pack
  • Lesson Plans
  • Classic Classroom Activities
  • Vocabulary Teaching Handbook
  • Assessment Program Pack
  • Dictionary Cassettes
  • Dictionary Audio CDs
  • Overhead Transparencies

Key features

  • Vibrant new artwork brings the visual appeal right up to date
  • Colour coding and icons make navigation through OPD easy
  • 40 new topics, 12 intro pages (to the units) and 12 story pages
  • An updated thematic word list reflects real-life English today
  • Sub-topics organize words into logical groupings, with easy-to-learn 'chunks'
  • The suite of resources now includes a dedicated Reading Library and interactive CD-ROM.


Content is organized within 12 thematic units, from Everyday Language, to People, to Housing, to Food, to Recreation. Each unit starts with an 'Intro' page (new for this edition) and ends with a story page, with single or double-page sub-topics introducing new words in a realistic visual context and easy-to-learn 'chunks'. The target new vocabulary is listed, and simple practice activities help students to put their new words into practice. Story pages include pre-reading questions to build previewing and predicting skills, and post-reading questions and role-play activities to support critical thinking and to encourage students to use the new language they have learned. Rich visual contexts recycle words from the unit.

This structure is designed to address the needs of multilevel classrooms, with much more guidance on this and on assessing needs and lesson-planning given in the supporting components.

Part of... Oxford Picture Dictionary

A new edition of the popular picture dictionary, available in 13 bilingual editions that meet the language needs of young adult and adult students around the world.

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