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Oxford Picture Dictionary, Second Edition: English-Russian [Paperback]

Jayme Adelson-Goldstein , Norma Shapiro
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Aug. 17 2008 019474017X 978-0194740173 2nd Revised edition
These remarkable new editions of the bestselling bilingual Oxford Picture Dictionary feature over 4,000 words and phrases illustrated with all new vibrant, crystal-clear artwork. The topics, based on extensive input from teachers and students, have been thoroughly updated to meet the needs of today's English language learners. Colour coding and topic icons make finding words easier than ever, and practice activities at the foot of each page ensure accurate and effective use of words.

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illustrated in colour throughout --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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Jayme Adelson-Goldstein is an ESL teacher-trainer, consultant, and author living in Northridge, California. 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.

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2.0 out of 5 stars Not a dictionary! Nov. 1 2013
By PP
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
To call it a dictionary is a misnomer. It doesn't cover much of the Russian nomenclature. It is rather a bilingual illustrated textbook for beginners in Russian. It is a pity that there is no "Dictionnaire visuel", bilingual or multilingual, for Russian. (There is an excellent one for French-English-German-Spanish-Italian, published by Québec-Amérique, in Montreal, Canada.)
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5.0 out of 5 stars Oxford English/Russian Picture Dictionary May 17 2013
By EverybodyLovesRaymond - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
The Oxford English/Russian Picture Dictionary is superb at teaching extensive everyday vocabulary in a colorful and engaging format. Please note, however, that this book is geared toward Russians learning English. There are no accent marks on the Russian words because it is assumed that the reader is Russian, and therefore already knows how to pronounce everything in that language. We use a Russian dictionary (http://www.amazon.com/English-Russian-Russian-English-Dictionary-Kenneth-Katzner/dp/0471017078) to find the accents, which actually helps to reinforce learning. If you don't mind the extra work that this entails, you will love this book.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Everyday Life Nov. 19 2012
By Glenn Smith - Published on Amazon.com
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This book is useful for everyday language. It is an excellent tool for word association and vocabulary building.

The only criticism is the lack of accent marks for the Russian words. This is important enough to keep it from 5 stars. For a student to use this to learn Russian with a reasonable accent is problematic.

The strong point is the word/picture association by themes.

I recommend this book for teachers and students.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Great Business Model Nov. 7 2012
By Jonathan Mahoney - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
It's a great business model since they use the exact same pictures for every language and just translate the word list into different languages for their different books. The issue is that the Russian translations are that good. There are blatant mistakes, as has been mentioned in previous reviews, but there are also many very uncommon Russian words, or awkward translations into Russian. I'm sure a native Russian could work around that in most cases, but I would never recommend this book to an English speaker learning Russian.

The book is very nicely published. Beautiful full-color pictures and loads of words.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A great tool for learning English Sept. 21 2013
By no5a1nt - Published on Amazon.com
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My wife and stepdaughter are Russian and have found this dictionary to be very useful as a learning tool and as a reference guide. Highly recommend.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Nice Illustrations Feb. 27 2013
By Patty - Published on Amazon.com
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Great book. My son wanted to book to learn English. The illustrations are quite nice and user friendly. Definitely recommend.
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