The Express Picture Dictionary for Young Learners uses the same format as the Oxford Picture Dictionary for the Content Areas: a large illustration containing vocabulary in situation context, small illustrations accompanied by words, the small illustrations all taken from the large illustration.
The Express Picture Dictonary
Each chapter is a two page spread, with the small illustrations and the words wrapped around the large illustration, horseshoe shape. With the Oxford Picture Dictionary for the Content Areas, the large illustration is an entire page opposite the page for the small illustrations and the words. With the Express Picture Dictionary for Young Learners, the large illustrations are top and center. This means the book’s binding goes through the middle of the large illustrations. It’s a bit awkward, but it works.
Most of the illustrations are action oriented. The illustrations in many visual dictionaries are loose and blurry. These illustrations are tight and clear. More verbs than the average visual dictionary. Plenty of rhymes. Several chapters have subcategories, always an effective strategy with vocabulary books. The activity book is large, colorful, inviting, and fun. Both the picture dictionary and the activity book have a vocabulary index. The vocabulary index for the picture dictionary includes the International Phonetic Alphabet pronunciation for each word…