Oxford American Dictionary Vocabulary Builder

Oxford American Dictionary Vocabulary Builder

Lessons and activities for English language learners (ELLs) to consolidate and extend vocabulary

Format: Paperback

Help students get the most out of the Oxford American Dictionary for learners of English with the Oxford American Dictionary Vocabulary Builder, containing 50 lessons with over 100 activities and write-in exercises that develop dictionary skills and expand vocabulary.

  • ISBN: 978-0-19-439995-1
  • Price: $ 11.00
  • Pages: 64
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Dimensions: 280x215 mm

The Oxford American Dictionary Vocabulary Builder includes 50 lessons, with each lesson focusing on an area of language. It's written by Keith Folse, a vocabulary expert, to use with the Oxford American Dictionary or Oxford Advanced American Dictionary. You can use it for in-class work, or students can use it at home.

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Key features

  • 50 lessons with 130 activities and write-in exercises
  • Each lesson focuses on an area of language, with the emphasis on vocabulary extension and the Oxford 3000™ (the most important words to learn in English)
  • Each lesson encourages students to explore different dictionary entries (taken from the Oxford American Dictionary for learners of English), so that they know how the dictionary helps with pronunciation, parts of speech, and using words correctly
  • Focus on useful vocabulary with the Word Banks
  • The Wordlist in the back of the book shows all the words that are taught in the 50 lessons.


Oxford's new American Dictionaries for learners of English offer students a dictionary that is just right for their level. Written specifically for students working to improve their English language skills, these dictionaries support English learners, struggling readers, and special education students with Basic to Advanced levels. Based on extensive research with U.S. teachers and language-learning experts, these three new dictionaries help students:

Transition from picture dictionaries more easily by using words they can understand for definitions and using illustrations for more difficult words.

Learn content area words from math, chemistry, biology, geography, etc.

Focus on the Academic Word List and the Oxford 3000TM(the most important words to learn in English).

Extend their vocabulary with extra help note boxes throughout the dictionary-help with related vocabulary synonyms, topic collocations, Academic Word List collocations, and word families, affixes, and more.

Write different types of texts in English, from resumes to e-mails to essays, with the Writing Tutor (Intermediate and Advanced levels only).

Included in each dictionary is a CD-ROM containing a separate Picture Dictionary and a Topic Dictionary, allowing students to search for words by content area or topic, and create their own topic dictionaries. The full A-Z dictionary is included with spoken headwords and a 'record your own voice' function for practicing pronunciation.

Part of... Oxford American English Dictionaries for learners of English

Build vocabulary and achieve academic success.

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