OXFORD JUNIOR ILLUSTRATED DICTIONARY by Sheila Dignen
This dictionary contains 10,000 words and phrases; and 300 informative colour photographs illustrations. It uses same text as new "Oxford Junior Dictionary" so includes topical vocabulary eg. additive, Baishakhi, bar chart, biodegradable, bungee jumping. It includes modern example sentences eg. baking - when the weather is baking, it is very hot. It features pronunciation guides for difficult words eg. asthma - say ass-ma. It has information on Word Families, Usage, Compounds and Derived words. Special word origins supplement at the back. There are no confusing abbreviations - word classes (parts of speech) and inflections are written in full. There are style labels ( eg. Astro-turf (trademark) ) to encourage accurate use of language. It has up-to-date example sentences and phrases that show how words are used in context; and a useful introduction and key on how to get the best out of the dictionary and appendices.