Oxford Picture Dictionary Monolingual English: English Dictionary for teenage and adult students / Edition 2

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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).

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Editorial Reviews

School Library Journal
Gr 6 Up-This dictionary illustrates more than 3700 words. The full-color pictures are logically arranged into 12 thematic groupings including everyday language, people, housing, food, clothing, health, community, transportation, plants and animals, work, and recreation. Color-coded strips and icons in the margins make for easy access. The words selected constitute a practical and necessary vocabulary for anyone learning English. Exercises that enable readers to practice and review new words and phrases appear on the bottom of each page. Nouns, adjectives, prepositions, and adverbs are included in numbered lists that correspond with the pictures. The alphabetical and geographical indexes help to locate words and provide pronunciations. The graphics are particularly appealing; arranged in varying formats but never cluttered, the pictures are clear, realistic, and contemporary. A useful and practical reference tool for libraries with ESOL or remedial-reading programs.-Sylvia V. Meisner, Allen Middle School, Greensboro, NC Copyright 1999 Cahners Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780194369763
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publication date: 4/28/2008
  • Series: Oxford Picture Dictionary 2E Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 296
  • Sales rank: 55,259
  • Product dimensions: 8.40 (w) x 10.80 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Jayme Adelson-Goldstein is an ESL teacher-trainer and curriculum consultant. She is the series director of Step Forward, series editor of Read and Reflect, author of Listen First, and the co-author of numerous ESL texts, including The Oxford Picture Dictionary. Jayme gives workshops on vocabulary development, focused listening, multi-level instruction and communicative teaching techniques throughout the United States.

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Table of Contents

1. Everyday Language
Meeting and Greeting
Personal Information
A Classroom
Succeeding in School
A Day at School
Everyday Conversation
The Telephone
The Calendar
Calendar Events
Describing Things
Same and Different
2. People
Adults and Children
Describing People
Describing Hair
Childcare and Parenting
Daily Routines
Life Events and Documents
A Family Reunion
3. Housing
The Home
Finding a Home
Different Places to Live
A House and Yard
A Kitchen
A Dining Room
A Living Room
A Bathroom
A Bedroom
The Kids' Bedroom
Cleaning Supplies
Household Problems and Repairs
The Tenant Meeting
4. Food
Back from the Market
Meat and Poultry
Seafood and Deli
A Grocery Store
Containers and Packaging
Weights and Measurements
Food Preparation and Safety
Kitchen Utensils
Fast Food Restaurant
A Coffee Shop Menu
A Restaurant
The Farmer's Market
5. Clothing
Everyday Clothes
Casual, Work, and Formal Clothing
Seasonal Clothing
Underwear and Sleepwear
Workplace Clothing
Shoes and Accessories
Sizes, Styles, and Patterns
Describing Clothes
Making Clothes
Making Alterations
Doing the Laundry
A Garage Sale
6. Health
The Body
Inside and Outside the Body
Personal Hygiene
Symptoms and Injuries
Illnesses and Medical Conditions
A Pharmacy
Taking Care of your Health
Medical Emergencies
First Aid
Medical Care
Dental Care
A Health Fair
7. Community
City Streets
An Intersection
A Mall
The Bank
The Library
The Post Office
Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV)
Government and Military Service
Civic Rights and Responsibilities
The Legal System
Public Safety
Emergencies and Natural Disasters
Emergency Procedures
Community Cleanup
8. Transportation
Basic Transportation
Public Transportation
Prepositions of Motion
Traffic Signs
Directions and Maps
Cars and Trucks
Buying and Maintaining a Car
Parts of a Car
An Airport
Taking a Trip
9. Work
The Workplace
Jobs and Occupations A-C
Jobs and Occupations C-H
Jobs and Occupations H-P
Jobs and Occupations P-W
Job Skills
Office Skills
Career Planning
Job Search
Interview Skills
A Factory
Landscaping and Gardening
Farming and Ranching
Job Safety
Tools and Building Supplies
An Office
A Hotel
Food Service
A Bad Day at Work
10. Areas of Study
Schools and Subjects
English Composition
The Internet
U.S. History
World History
North America and Central America
World Map
Geography and Habitats
The Universe
A Graduation
11. Plants and Animals
Nature Center
Trees and Plants
Marine Life, Amphibians, and Reptiles
Birds, Insects, and Arachnids
Domestic Animals and Rodents
Energy and Conservation
U.S. National Parks
12. Recreation
Places to Go
The Park and Playground
The Beach
Outdoor Recreation
Winter and Water Sports
Individual Sports
Team Sports
Sports Verbs
Sports Equipment
Hobbies and Games
Electronics and Photography
A Birthday Party
Verb Guide
How to use the Index
Geographical Index
Research Bibliography

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 5, 2014

    Excellent teaching tool.  Students like it pictures are realisti

    Excellent teaching tool.  Students like it pictures are realistic and timely, verbs are an excellent resource.  Oxford seems to hjave superior material for teachers of ESOL

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted November 1, 2014

    have not seen as of yet.

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  • Posted May 8, 2010

    Oxford Pictionary Dictionary - A big help for international students

    I teach English to international students who have very low skills in English. Vocabulary is a basic building block of language learning, and students need more vocab to understand, to write, and to have conversations. I added the OPD to my required texts because it comes in various language translations (a HUGE plus), and it is colorful, fun (non-intimidating, and easy to understand. It has definitely been a useful & helpful resource for my students and I.

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  • Posted March 13, 2010

    An Invaluable Resource

    We have been using this picture dictionary in our "Talk Time" sessions where immigrants and refugees are practicing their English. It has been an important tool for stimulating conversation and explaining words. This book has been extremely helpful in the planning of our topic subject for each week. We also use this picture dictionary in our ESOL classes. Since it is so thorough we can always find pages that can assist us in whatever subject we choose as a topic of conversation for our "Talk Time" session. I know it is highly appreciated by our international students as some have chosen to have copies for themselves in their homes. For anyone involved in this type of outreach to our new immigrants and refugees I would highly recommend using this picture dictionary.

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  • Posted November 14, 2009

    I Also Recommend:

    Outstanding Book

    This book was recommended to me by a non-native speaker of English. I purchased it (along with the Oxford Picture Dictionary: Low Beginning Workbook) as a gifts for a friend and her English has improved drastically. A must for those that don't have access to an English as Second Language class or supplement to those that do.

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  • Posted July 4, 2009

    wonderful dictionary for adult learners as well as youngsters

    This is the best dictionary for learners of English as a second language and other adult learners. I have used this in my classroom for almost 2 years and the students are impressed with the vocabulary and the use of verbs. Not only is there a comprehensive use of many nouns in familiar pictures, but the action of verbs are also shown in picture form. Adult learners appreciate the level of the pictures, but the book is also valuable for young students who are learning to read and/or spell. I highly recommend this book for its usefulness in the educational system as well as home schooling.

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