Oxford Picture Dictionary Second Edition Classic Classroom Activities

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Oxford Picture Dictionary Second Edition Classic Classroom Activities

Teacher resource of reproducible ESL activities to help develop cooperative critical thinking and problem-solving skills.

Second Edition

Format: Paperback
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168 partner and small-group activities for use with the Oxford Picture Dictionary, with step-by-step teacher's notes. Activities are self-contained but can be taught sequentially.

  • ISBN: 978-0-19-474023-4
  • Pages: 256
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Dimensions: 280x216 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.

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Key features

  • 12 topic-based units corresponding to the thematic units of the main book
  • Teacher's Notes include guidance on conducting the activities, and on planning for the multilevel classroom
  • 960 reproducible picture cards, which can be used as flash or study cards
  • Now with more grammar and writing focus
  • The teacher website provides extra resources and reference material at www.oup.com/elt/teacher/opd


These 168 activities are designed for instructors teaching beginner to intermediate teenage and adult learners using the Oxford Picture Dictionary.

Content of the Dictionary 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 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 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.

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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