The dictionary provides 168 pages of dynamic, detailed color scenes and individual illustrations clearly depicting over 3,700 words. Twelve thematically-grouped units cover vocabulary which students can use at home, in the workplace, in the community, and in their academic studies. 140 key topics correspond to the curriculum of beginning and intermediate level coursework. Exercises, related vocabulary, and grammar points are all included on the page. Numerous verbs and adjectivesare presented in phrases which provide additional contexts for vocabulary and demonstrate realistic language. There is a complete index with Pronunciation Guide, Geographical Index, and Verb Guide. A Cassette features clear pronunciation of all the vocabulary items in the dictionary. Thirteenbilingual editions are also available, with more planned for the future.

This monolingual edition of the Oxford Picture Dictionary includes 140 essential topics arranged into 12 thematic units, and meets the language needs of beginning and intermediate, young adult and adult learners of American English. A Teacher's Book contains teaching tips, lesson plans, and vocabulary practice activities. The accompanying Focused Listening Cassette provides hours of listening practice, using the vocabulary in interesting and stimulating ways.