The OPD Third Canadian Edition is an illustrated, theme-based dictionary for second-language learners. This four-colour dictionary defines words through pictures, and presents each new word in context. The OPD, along with its workbooks and many other components, can be used as a reference book or as text for high school or adult ESL students at the beginner level. For years, the Canadian edition of the OPD has been the industry leader among picture dictionaries. The new edition is a revision which updates and refreshes some existing content, adds new content, and makes some improvements based on market research and what users like most in the competition.
The OPD is designed for use both in and out of the classroom. Speaking exercises are presented throughout the OPD to allow students to practise new vocabulary in pairs or small groups, while the pronunciation guide in the index allows students to check their pronunciation when they are studying on their own.
Specific Canadian Features:
In addition to the updating and refreshing, the following topics have been specifically Canadianized:
* health care
* government, military service, civic engagement, driver licensing
Change details in 3e:
* 10 New Pages
* 45 new or revised large- and medium-size illustrations and tech art
* 37 new photos and 2 realia revisions
* 150 new and 52 revised Spot Illustrations
* more than 562 word modifications (new words or changes)
Readership : Beginner-level ESL picture dictionary for mature or adult learners.