1,200 everyday core vocabulary words are included under 12 topics which reflect the immediate language needs of beginners. The new edition contains exercises on every topic. Each page presents a manageable amount of new vocabulary (12-16 words). The clear design and new, full-color illustrations provide memorable contexts for the vocabulary items. The type is large and easy to read. Nouns, verbs, verb phrases and adjectives are included so that students can begin to use the language immediately. An index shows the pronunciation of each item. A set of three Dictionary Cassettes features a reading of all the vocabulary items in the dictionary.
Developed to meet the needs of low-beginning level adult and young adult ESL and EFL students, "The Basic Oxford Picture Dictionary" presents some 1,200 essential words and phrases illustrated in full-color and depicted in real-life contexts. The vocabulary is organized into twelve distinct thematic areas. A comprehensive index includes all the words along with a clear, easy-to-follow pronunciation guide. "The Basic Oxford Picture Dictionary" is an ideal resource for students with limited literacy skills. Together with its components, it forms a comprehensive and flexible program for the teaching of key, everyday vocabulary and basic survival skills.
1,200 everyday core vocabulary words are included under 12 topics which reflect the immediate language needs of beginners. The new edition contains exercises on every topic. Each page presents a manageable amount of new vocabulary (12-16 words).
The OPD Second Canadian Edition English/Chinese is an illustrated, theme-based dictionary for second-language learners. This four-colour dictionary defines words through pictures, and presents each new word in context. The OPD English/Chinese, along with the monolingual workbooks and many other components, can be used as a reference book or as text for high school or adult ESL students at the beginner level. For years, the first monolingual Canadian edition of the OPD has been the industry leader among picture dictionaries. The second edition expands on the topics covered, providing more depth of vocabulary in the areas that matter most to students and offers Chinese speakers the additional advantage of having words and phrases defined in their native language. The illustrations have been completely updated in a more realistic style that is visually appealing to adult learners. The second edition also contains two new features: Introductory Pages and Story Pages. The Introductory Pages have been added to the beginning of each theme to give lower-level students a basic overview of key vocabulary words, and to give a starting point for discussion and an introduction to the theme for more advanced students. The Story Pages consist of a two-page spread at the end of each theme to help students use the words in context and practise their reading skills. The OPD English/Chinese is designed for use both in and out of the classroom. Speaking exercises are presented throughout the OPD to allow students to practise new vocabulary in pairs or small groups, while the pronunciation guide in the index allows students to check their pronunciation when they are studying on their own.