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Oxford Picture Dictionary, Second Edition: English-French Paperback – Sep 14 2008

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press; Second Edition edition (Sept. 14 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0194740137
  • ISBN-13: 978-0194740135
  • Product Dimensions: 27.7 x 1.8 x 21.3 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 907 g
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars 37 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #94,037 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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About the Author

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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This book is very well-written, comprehensive, and nicely laid out. It can be used for looking up word meanings, as well as for skimming through and learning new words. It seems to be designed primarily as a resource for Persian speakers who are learning English, rather than the other way around.

Another reviewer commented about the lack of diacritical marks.

It is true that if you are learning Persian for the first time and do not already speak it, you may find the lack of diacriticals confusing. If you are just starting to learn Persian, this book is probably not for you.

But if you grew up speaking Persian without reading or writing much, and want to improve your Persian spelling and word recognition, this is a fantastic book. The lack of diacriticals is how words are written in real life, so it will make you think about how the word is written and pronounced (without relying on those visual cues).
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I only gave 3 stars just because the DK arabic English dictionary was much better for our needs. We purchased these for volunteers working with Syrian newcomers. There is nothing really wrong with the Oxford dictionary, but the DK dictionary has the arabic words transliterated into English so an English speaking person can try pronouncing the Arabic words. I have tested this on some Arabic speaking individuals and they actually understood my pronunciations. This is of great use if you happen to be trying to communicate with an Arabic speaker who does not read Arabic.
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I just want to make clear that this book is of very little use to english speakers who are trying to learn japanese since there are no furigana or romaji near the kanji. So there's no simple way of knowing how these Kanji would be pronounced. Everything in the presentation of this book tells me that it is intended for japanese students trying to learn english. For them, this book would probably rate a big five. But for me, it was a bad deal.
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Overall I'm very pleased with the product.

My favorite aspect is the double page spread of drawings of scenarios. They're great to put as an overhead and have the class describe what is going on, or make a story about the situation.

The pictures are great and it has lots of useful vocabulary, including verbs in useful phrases for teachers. For example "raise your hand" and "close the book".

However, I think the book could be improved by giving pronunciation guides for English and/or Arabic.

I'm using this book to teach English to Arabic speakers.
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This book has over 800 pages full of of pictures. Some of the words in here I don't even know in English. But if you want to know the Japanese words for the human anatomy, electrician's tools, musical instruments, etc., it's in this book. The book conveniently groups words together into sensible categories like plants, mammals, supermarkets, and airports. It has an index in the back in both English and Japanese for quick reference. The only drawback to this dictionary is that it doesn't Romanize the pronounciation of Japanese words, so for a Westerner unfamiliar with the Japanese alphabet, reading these words is very difficult, if not impossible. However, I highly recommend this book to anyone who comes to visit Japan. This is the easiest, most comprehensive dictionary I've seen to date.
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While this dictionary is certainly well made, it is clearly intended exclusively for Japanese speakers who wish to learn English. This is evident because the Japanese words do not include furigana pronunciations above the kanji characters. The absence of these pronunciations makes it difficult for English speakers who might hope to use this dictionary to expand their Japanese vocabularies. Should a third edition be made, I am sure I would not be the only one to appreciate the inclusion of furigana characters to make this a truly bilingual picture dictionary.
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This is a beautiful, very useful dictionary....for English language learners. I bought it for use in a French language class. Why did the author not include the articles (masculine/feminine) -- they are absolutely essential for learning French. Why are the study questions only written in English? If this book is intended for French speakers who are learning English, this should be stated in the description of the book.
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This is a wonderful book with both English and French words naming the items on a given picture. It is also a good review for adults trying to hone their French (in my case) skills.
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