English dictionaries

Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary, Seventh Edition: Paperback with Oxford 3000 Vocabulary Trainer and Compass CD-ROM (Paperback) by A.S. Hornby

This is one of the best dictionaries available for learners of English. As well as authoritative definitions and grammatical information, the dictionary gives prominence to the way English is used in modern contexts.

Helpful examples and illustrations are given together with background reference information that students find immensely useful.

Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary with CD-ROM (Paperback)

This new edition of the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary is now more user-friendly than ever. The new edition features hundreds of new words, and 'Word partner' boxes to help you use words in the most natural way.

NEW features include: 'Extra help' section with maps, illustrations and photos, and the innovative 'Let's Talk' section which focuses specifically on spoken English.

Even more Learner Error notes taken from the Cambridge Learner Corpus help you to avoid common mistakes.

Thesaurus panels help you widen your vocabulary. The CD-ROM contains the whole dictionary, with thousands of example sentences; recordings of every word in British and American English; extra collocation information; the unique SMART thesaurus and QUICKfind, a mini pop-up dictionary. Interactive exercises include real past papers from IELTS, FCE, CAE, CPE and BEC.

Concise Oxford English Dictionary: 11th edition revised 2008 (Hardcover)

A dictionary may not contain narratives and poems, but the best ones, like this one, give you the tools. David Malcolm, TLS.

This is the dictionary par excellence for the general reader. David Malcolm, TLS (The Times Literary Supplement).

It answers a lot of questions; it is easy to use; it does not take up too much space on a crowded desk. David Malcolm, TLS.

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