The Oxford Picture Dictionary is an extremely useful tool for all beginning students of English. Its colorful pictures and scenes can help anyone learn English, and is perfect as an ESL reference for classroom or home study. It can be used alone as a self-study tool or with a certified ESL instructor.
When students begin to learn a new language there is a crucial need to develop a basic core vocabulary. Without this basic vocabulary, even day-to-day survival is very difficult. The Oxford Picture Dictionary is perhaps the best means to bring a student this core vocabulary. Thousands of everyday words and corresponding scenes and pictures are included in this book. If you are teaching in an ESL situation, this book will save you many hours of fumbling around trying to explain vocabulary to students who can't understand you.
The Oxford Picture Dictionary is a comprehensive reference to everyday vocabulary. It contains 3,600 words divided into 12 broad and thematically-grouped units that are further subdivided into 140 subject topics. The 12 topic areas in the dictionary include Everyday Language, People, Housing, Food, Clothing, Health, Community, Transportation, Areas of Study, Plants and Animals, Work, and Recreation.
Features of the Oxford Picture Dictionary:
•The dictionary provides 168 pages of dynamic, detailed color scenes and individual illustrations clearly depicting over 3,600 words.
•Twelve thematically-grouped units cover vocabulary which students can use at home, in the workplace, in the community, and in their academic studies.
•140 key topics correspond to the curriculum of beginning and intermediate level coursework.
•Exercises, related vocabulary, and grammar points are all included on the page.
•Numerous verbs and adjectives are presented in phrases which provide additional contexts for vocabulary and demonstrate realistic language.
•There is a complete index with a Pronunciation Guide, Geographical Index, and Verb Guide.
•Eleven bilingual editions are also available, with more planned for the future.