Word by Word Basic English/Spanish Bilingual Edition / Edition 2

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Word by Word Basic English/Spanish Picture Dictionary , Second Edition, by Steven J. Molinsky and Bill Bliss, is the only truly communicative vocabulary development program. Word by Word Basic is famous worldwide for its ease-of-use, lively spirit, and active conversational approach. The program's unique interactive methodology makes vocabulary learning come alive as a dynamic, communicative experience!

Outstanding features of the second edition:

  • Vibrant illustrations and simple accessible lesson pages with large type are designed for clarity and ease-of-use with learners at low-beginning and literacy levels. Word by Word Basic is the most learner-friendly picture dictionary.
  • More than 2,500 essential words prepare students for success using English in everyday life, in the community, in school, and at work.
  • A careful research-based sequence of lessons integrates students’ development of grammar and vocabulary skills through topics that begin with the immediate world of the student and progress to the world at large.
  • Expanded discussion questions encourage students to relate vocabulary topics to their own lives, experiences, and opinions.

Innovative supplements provide effective instructional tools for teachers and multilevel options for students:

  • The English/Spanish Edition presents the second language in blue next to each English word. A monolingual English version is also available.
  • The Teacher’s Guide and Lesson Planner with CD-ROM includes lesson-planning suggestions, community tasks, Internet web links, and reproducible masters.
  • A Vocabulary Workbook feature motivating vocabulary, grammar, and listening practice (Audio CDs included).
  • A Lifeskills Workbook provides standards-based activities and reading tied to major curriculum frameworks.
  • A Literacy Workbook offers fundamental practice with the alphabet and basic reading and writing skills for pre-Beginners (Audio CD included).
  • The Audio Program includes all words and conversations for interactive practice and – as bonus material – an expanded selection of WordSongs for entertaining vocabulary practice through music.
  • Color Transparencies and Vocabulary Game Cards are ideal picture resources for introducing, practicing, and reviewing vocabulary.
  • The Testing Program and ExamView CD-ROM provide effective tools for assessment of student progress.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780131482340
  • Publisher: Pearson Education ESL
  • Publication date: 8/2/2007
  • Edition description: Bilingual
  • Edition number: 2
  • Sales rank: 694,446
  • Product dimensions: 8.02 (w) x 10.30 (h) x 0.43 (d)

Table of Contents

1 Personal Information and Family

Personal Information

Family Members I

Family Members II

2 At School

Classroom Objects

The Classroom

Classroom Actions I

Classroom Actions II

Classroom Actions III


Places and People at School

3 Common Everyday Activities and Language

Everyday Activities I

Everyday Activities II

Leisure Activities

Everyday Conversation I

Everyday Conversation II

The Weather

4 Numbers/Time/Money/Calendar

Cardinal Numbers

Ordinal Numbers




The Calendar

Time Expressions and Seasons

5 Home

Types of Housing and Communities

The Living Room

The Dining Room

The Bedroom

The Kitchen

The Baby’s Room

The Bathroom

Outside the Home

The Apartment Building I

The Apartment Building II

Household Problems and Repairs I

Household Problems and Repairs II

Cleaning Your Home

Tools and Home Supplies

6 Community

Places Around Town I

Places Around Town II

Places Around Town III

Places Around Town IV

The City I

The City II

7 Describing

People and Physical Descriptions I

People and Physical Descriptions II

Describing People and Things I

Describing People and Things II

Describing Physical States and Emotions I

Describing Physical States and Emotions II

8 Food



Meat, Poultry, and Seafood

Dairy Products, Juices, and Beverages

Deli, Frozen Foods, and Snack Foods


Household Supplies, Baby Products, and Pet Food

The Supermarket

Containers and Quantities

Units of Measure I

Units of Measure II

Food Preparation and Recipes

Fast Food

The Coffee Shop and Sandwiches

The Restaurant I

The Restaurant II

A Restaurant Menu

9 Colors, Clothing, & Shopping




Sleepwear and Underwear

Exercise Clothing and Footwear

Jewelry and Accessories

Describing Clothing

Clothing Problems and Alterations

The Department Store


Video, Audio, Telephones, and Cameras


10 Community Services

The Bank


The Post Office

The Library

Community Institutions

11 Health

The Body I

The Body II

Ailments, Symptoms, and Injuries I

Ailments, Symptoms, and Injuries II

First Aid

Medical Emergencies and Illnesses

The Medical Exam

Medical and Dental Procedures

Medical Advice


The Hospital

Personal Hygiene

Baby Care

12 School Subjects and Activities

School Subjects

Extracurricular Activities


Measurements and Geometric Shapes

English Language Arts and Composition

Literature and Writing



13 Work

Occupations I

Occupations II

Occupations III

Occupations IV

Job Skills and Activities I

Job Skills and Activities II

Job Search

The Factory

The Construction Site

Job Safety

14 Transportation and Travel

Public Transportation

Prepositions of Motion

Traffic Signs and Directions

The Airport

15 Recreation and Entertainment

Places to Go

Individual Sports and Recreation

Team Sports


16 U.S. Civics

Forms of Identification

U.S. Government

The Constitution and the Bill of Rights




The United States and Canada

Mexico, Central America, and the Caribbean

The World

Countries, Nationalities, and Languages

Verb Lists

Glossary (Spanish)

Glossary (English)

Numbers, Days of the Week, Months of the Year

Thematic Index

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