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The Collins COBUILD Concise Learner's Dictionary hardback version was printed only for us. We just reduced the price. Once they are gone we will not have them reprinted, so order now!
Added Bonus! Receive one free Webster's Young Readers Dictionary for every dictionary you order. This is an earlier edition of the Webster's Student Dictionary which is now out of print. "I have been very pleased with the dictionaries and have found them to be a good level for my 5th graders." S. P., Beebe, AR Offer good only while supply lasts! Oh, we should tell you if you do not order enough for free shipping you will have to pay a little more to ship both books!
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A teacher in Pennsylvania liked the COBUILD dictionaries because they explain the meaning of a word instead of just defining it. She wanted all the teachers in her school to have one but the school did not have the funds. She convinced the PTA to raise the funds and due to our current sale they were able to get each teacher the Collins COBUILD Concise Learner Dictionary and the Webster's Young Readers! (The picture is of the principal of the school and president of the PTA!)
Most high schools and middle schools prefer this dictionary over the Collins COBUILD Advanced Learners Dictionary. It is a more extensive dictionary but it also defines some offensive words that some schools may wish to avoid.
For elementary schools we recommend the Collins COBUILD New Student Dictionary. Most of the definitions are the same but in some case they are simpler and the grammar categories are much simpler. We have sample pages of both dictionaries so you can compare them.
New to this edition: The words being defined are highlighted in blue so you can find the word you are looking for faster.
Click here to see a sample page of the Concise
Click here to see a sample page of the Young Reader's dictionary.
From our customers:
"As a Special Education Teacher, I love these dictionaries because they are much easier for my students to understand than your standard dictionary, be it paperback, or hardcover. The COBUILD Learner's Dictionary is an excellent educational tool." K. W., Bronx, NY
From the Publisher
COBUILD continues to offer a comprehensive approach to understanding, learning, and teaching today's English. This new COBUILD dictionary provides a detailed picture of the English language of the 1990's. With over 60,000 references and 55,000 examples, there is a wealth of information on the central core of English vocabulary, and much more besides.
- Frequency Information makes the important words easier to find
- Full sentence explanations
provide detailed information about typical phraseology
and collocations in an informal, user friendly style.
- More than just meanings
ways of expressing attitudes and intentions are clearly
explained, helping learners avoid typical mistakes
- 55,000 real examples
all drawn from the Bank of English, show how the language is both written and spoken
- Unique extra column
makes information easy to find, easy to understand
The COBUILD Learner's Dictionary is an indispensable reference book for all students from intermediate level upwards. Its exceptionally clear layout and detailed treatment of the modern language, combined with the authority of the Bank of English, make it the ideal English language reference book.
ISBN 0-00-726682-0 ISBN 13: 978-0-00-72682-1 Hardback, 1344 pages. 234x156mm The prior softback edition was ISBN 0003750582