Oxford Picture Dictionary English

Oxford Picture Dictionary English

English Dictionary for teenage and adult students

Second Edition

Format: Paperback
prize graphic icon

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
  • Price: $ 26.19
  • Pages: 0
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Dimensions: 11" X 8.5" mm

Oxford Picture Dictionary is a fully integrated vocabulary development program, 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 language skills. Content is fully supported by a range of components including innovative digital tools for student practice, interactive whiteboard presentation software, workbooks, classroom activities, audio and more.

Educational discount pricing

K12 schools, college bookstores, and other educational institutions with an Oxford account will receive an educational discount when placing their order through our Customer Service department.

Please call Customer Service at 800-542-2442 (8am - 6pm EST, Monday to Friday). You need an Oxford account to receive the discounted price.

Contact us

  • 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, including Everyday Language, People, Housing, Food and Recreation.

Each unit starts with an Intro page (new to 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 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.

Supporting components include more guidance on this topic as well as assessing needs and lesson planning. (available in English only).

Part of... Oxford Picture Dictionary

The second edition of the best selling picture dictionary, available in 13 bilingual editions that meet the language needs of high school students and adult students in the US and around the world.

View Course