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The Oxford Picture Dictionary: Monolingual Edition (The Oxford Picture Dictionary Program) Paperback

ISBN-13: 978-0194700597 ISBN-10: 0194700593 Edition: 1st

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Product Details

  • Series: The Oxford Picture Dictionary Program
  • Paperback: 216 pages
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA; 1 edition (April 2, 1998)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0194700593
  • ISBN-13: 978-0194700597
  • Product Dimensions: 11 x 8.5 x 0.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #102,222 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Norma Shapiro has been involved with language teaching since 1982. She has conducted many workshops on vocabulary development, communicative activities, and using visuals in the classroom. Jayme Adelson-Goldstein is an ESL teacher-trainer,consultant, and author living in Northridge, California. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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This book solves that problem.
Eric H. Roth
The book is geared to primary school and high school students.
Dr. Joseph S. Maresca
Some of the topics might be really very easy.
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115 of 118 people found the following review helpful By Eddie Landsberg VINE VOICE on January 24, 2001
Format: Paperback
There was a time when I wasn't very impressed by the Oxford Picture Dictionary, especially compared to the WORD BY WORD Picture Dictionary. As an English teacher I used to get free copies of it, but I'd actually go out and buy other versions because it wasn't as topical as Word By Word. Suddenly however, they seem to have caught on. My students LOVE this latest version (which has a black not blue cover and is much thicker.) In smaller less structured classes, I'll actually let them pick out chapters then base the grammar lesson I was going to teach on that theme and topic, that way insuring personal relevence. It also helps keep the classes in English... dictionaries can be valuable tools, but often they keep students from communicating with each other - - they sort of burry their heads in the dictionaries and the safety of their own langauge, but with the latest version of the Oxford Picture Dictionary, I'll find students of different nationalities hudling over the book, trying to get the point across. The pictures serve as a universal langauge that induces communication across cultures.
For this reason, I have to rank the latest version of the OPD as one of the greatest learning sources as an English teacher I've ever encountered. Its popular among the students, activity friendly and you can transfer the lesson objectives over from almost any book to meet the needs of your students.
As a word of advice, be sure to get the MONOLINGUAL version regardless of where you're teaching. This is a PICTURE dictionary. Have your student's native language in the book sabotages the purpose of getting them to think in English !
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17 of 18 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on August 22, 1999
Format: Paperback
The book has wonderful illustrative pictures and is very good for teachers of English as a foreign language. I have used it in my class and the students were very interested and have enjoyed their vocabulary lessons ever since.
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15 of 16 people found the following review helpful By Dr. Joseph S. Maresca HALL OF FAMETOP 1000 REVIEWER on August 31, 2004
Format: Paperback
This is an excellent volume. It covers words, translations and

pictures for each defined term. A typical term is "Declaracion

de Direchos " which stands for a Bill of Merchandise. This

work would be extremely valuable for students of the Spanish

language . The book is geared to primary school and high school

students. It would be valuable for anyone studying the language

for the first time. The presentation is easy to read and understand in both English and Spanish.
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Shu Ping on January 26, 2004
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I have found that even bilingual people with excellent articulation skills and few pronunciation problems nevertheless suffer from a limited vocabulary, especially for daily activity. So I recommend ESL students and teachers start with a picture dictionary. I recommend the Oxford Picture Dictionary because it is the most comprehensive. The New Oxford Picture Dictionary is also on my recommended list, but the original is much better. For travelers, bilingual editions double as survival kits.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Carol Mohr on August 5, 2005
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I used this with a group of adult students from West Africa. They were the ones who decided to purchase the book out of their own pockets because they found it so helpful. They speak French and very little English. I do not speak French. The book was quite valuable.
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10 of 12 people found the following review helpful By chicoer2003 on April 24, 2005
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This is great for English language learners. It's organized by sections and is easy to understand. The only drawback is it's ehtnocentric towards the USA and this wouldnt be good for english learners living in Britain.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Eric H. Roth on May 27, 2007
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A practical took for tutoring and teaching ESL students of multiple levels. Often, a picture really is worth a thousand words - especially if the student doesn't know a thousand words!

Besides, every single object has a name... and sometimes I can't think of the precise word. This book solves that problem. You ask students to turn to the appropriate page, and at least buy some time. You will almost all find the word and object.

By the way, this book can also be an excellent supplement text for intermediate classes. In a better world of more and smaller ESL classes, you would find this class sets of this textbook in Beginning, High Beginning, Intermediate Low and even Intermediate High classes. Flexible, informative, and practical, the Oxford Picture Dictionary remains a must for ESL programs, instructors, and tutors.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By cd-555 on September 3, 2007
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Nice idea, but it does only half the work. It shows you how to write the words and sentences, but not how to pronounce them, which is extremely important for ESL students. To see how a word is pronounced, you have to check the index, which works just like a regular, non-picture dictionary.
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