Macmillan School Dictionary

Macmillan School Dictionary

Subject: Dictionary
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ISBN 9781405013420
Binding Paperback
Imprints Macmillan Publishers India
Edition 1
Language English

About the Dictionary

Perfect for school

The Macmillan School Dictionary is completely relevant to the needs of young people who are studying a wide range of subjects through the medium of English and preparing for school examinations. It explains - clearly and accurately - the vocabulary needed for successful study in any of the key school subjects.

At every stage, experienced teachers, textbook writers, and syllabus designers have contributed their expertise, giving us a clear idea of what the dictionary's users really need to know.

· Curriculum words in the dictionary are clearly identified in red using one of twenty subject labels.

· Over 100 pictures and diagrams throughout the dictionary illustrate everything from flora and fauna to natural or scientific processes.

· Over 20 full-page illustrations, many in two colours, present and reinforce topic vocabulary.

· The Study Skills section provide extra tips for school work and includes information on:

§ Dealing with Data

§ Experiments and Projects

§ Capital Letters and Punctuation

§ Composition Skills

§ Information and Communication Technology

§ Revision and Examination Skills

Language help

The Macmillan School Dictionary retains the award-winning features of the Macmillan English Dictionary in the language help it provides students:

· 200 usage notes help users develop their vocabulary and avoid common errors in English.

· 'Menus' for entries with five or more meanings make it easier to find the specific meaning they are looking for.

· All the definitions are written using a carefully-selected vocabulary of 3,000 words so that they are easy to understand.

· Example sentences in italics show students how a word is used in context.

· Grammar boxes give extra information to help students learn more about how a word is used.

· 'Word family' boxes bring together groups of words that are formed from the same 'base word'.

· 'Build your vocabulary' boxes bring together words that are related to a particular subject, or suggest more specific alternatives for very common words.

· Entries also provide information on collocation and syntax, pronunciation, stress marks, style and British/American English differences.