Oxford Picture Dictionary Second Edition Vocabulary Teaching Handbook

Oxford Picture Dictionary Second Edition Vocabulary Teaching Handbook

Reviews research into strategies for effective vocabulary teaching and explains how to apply these using OPD.

Second Edition

Format: Paperback
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A self-directed professional development resource which reviews research into vocabulary learning strategies, lesson techniques and activities, and links this to the OPD program.

  • ISBN: 978-0-19-474024-1
  • Pages: 40
  • 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.

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Key features

  • Links the content of OPD to independent research into language acquisition, and explains how to apply proven techniques using the program's content
  • Easy-to-use activities to simplify lesson planning
  • The teacher website provides extra resources and reference material at www.oup.com/elt/teacher/opd


The Vocabulary Teaching Handbook is a professional development resource and part of the Oxford Picture Dictionary program.

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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