Oxford Picture Dictionary

Oxford Picture Dictionary (OPD)
There are 12 units in OPD and within each of the units are several topics. Overall, there
are 128 topics. When you open OPD, the program will begin with the unit screen. The
units are: Everyday Language, People, Housing, Food, Clothing, Health, Community,
Transportation, Areas of Study, Plants and Animals, Work, and Recreation. Once you
choose a unit, the screen shows the topics from that unit. For example, if you choose the
“Work” unit, you can then choose the “Computers” topic for practice with computer
vocabulary. Within each topic, several components are good for Level 1 students.
I. Explore a topic*
On this page, students can click on radio buttons to listen to the word for
each picture. The word will also appear on the bottom of the page.
II. Practice
A. Read & Find – shows word, you click on correct answer
B. Listen & Find –listen to word and click on correct answer*
C. Listen & Spell–listen to word & type answer (for Ss who know how to type)
D. Identify & Spell–look at pic. & type answer (for Ss who know how to type)
III. Special Activities (Topics have Reading, Job Talk, or Conversation, list is on next page.)
A. Reading
1. Read & Listen – Listen to a passage as you read along silently*
2. Choose the Word – Fill in the blanks in a reading passage
3. Dictation – Listen and type six different sentences
4. Write – Write about the topic
B. Job Talk
1. Listen to an interview w/ someone who has a job related to the topic*
2. Complete 4 types of activities (same as “Reading” above)
C. Conversation
1. Read & Listen*
2. Choose the Word
3. Play a Role – record and play back your voice in the conversation
4. Write
IV. Games
A. Countdown (Clock counts down as you play)
1. Reading – read word & click on correct picture
2. Listening – click play, listen to word and choose picture*
3. Reading/Listening – some read and click, some listen and click
B. Name It! (Difficult unless explored other topics in unit)
1. 3 topics from unit you are in
2. can play up to 3 players
3. look or listen to picture, and choose correct answer
4. higher points, more difficult questions
*Good for literacy students
C . Flashcard Maker
1. – read word, choose correct card
2. Listening – read word, click on cards to hear answers, choose
3. Reading/Listening – combo of both
4. Print – teacher or students can print flashcards for further practice
(see attached computer topic example)*
V. Test
A. Some pictures, listen, and choose correct answer
B. Some reading and pick correct picture
VI. Reports
A. OPD keeps track of tests and written work
B. Teachers can see what students have done in a session
Special Activities
Age & Physical Description
An Intersection
Food Preparation
Public Transportation
Household Problems & Repairs
Describing Clothes
Symptoms & Injuries
Hobbies and Games
The Calendar
Job Skills
The Market
Parts of a Car & Car Maintenance
Marine Life, Amphibians, & Reptiles
Clothing I
An office
A Library
A yard
Types of Schools
A Coffee Shop Menu
Directions & Traffic Signs
Sewing & Alterations
Places to Go
Public Safety
Job Talk:
The body
More School Supplies
A Graduation
Personal Information
Job Search
Daily Routines
Everyday Conversation
*Good for literacy students