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Word by Word Picture Dictionary English/Brazilian Portuguese Edition


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Publisher Comments:

Word by Word Picture Dictionary , Second Edition, by Steven J. Molinsky and Bill Bliss, is the only truly communicative vocabulary development program!  This is the new edition of the picture dictionary program famous worldwide for its ease-of-use, lively spirit, and active conversational approach.


Outstanding features of the new edition: 

  • The Brazilian Portuguese/English Edition and other Bilingual Editions present the second language in blue next to each English word.
  • Vibrant illustrations and simple accessible lesson pages are designed for clarity and ease-of-use with learners at all levels. Word by Word is the most learner-friendly picture dictionary – especially for Beginners.
  • More than 4,000 words in an expanded range of topics prepare students for success using English in everyday life, in the community, in school, and at work.
  • A careful research-based sequence of lessons integrates students’ development of grammar and vocabulary skills through topics that begin with the immediate world of the student and progress to the world at large.
  • New lesson formats provide integrated context-based instruction with nouns and high-frequency verbs. Objects and actions that go together are learned together!
  • Expanded discussion questions encourage students to share their backgrounds, experiences, opinions, and creativity as they relate vocabulary and themes to their own lives.
  • A new Teacher’s Guide and Lesson Planner with CD-ROM in a colorful user-friendly format includes lesson planning suggestions, community tasks, weblinks for expanding vocabulary themes through the Internet, and reproducible masters to save teachers hours of lesson preparation time.
  • A unique choice of workbooks at Beginning and Intermediate levels offers flexible options to meet students’ needs:
    • Vocabulary Workbooks feature motivating vocabulary, grammar, and listening practice.
    • Standards-based Lifeskills Workbooks provide competency-based activities and reading tied to national, state, and local curriculum frameworks.
    • A Literacy Workbook is also available.
  • The outstanding audio program includes all words and conversations for interactive practice, and – as bonus material – an expanded program of WordSongs for entertaining musical practice with the vocabulary.


Table of Contents

1  Personal Information and Family


Personal Information                      

Family Members I

Family Members II

  2  Common Everyday Activities and Language


The Classroom

Classroom Actions


Everyday Activities I

Everyday Activities II

Leisure Activities

Everyday Conversation

The Weather

  3  Numbers/Time/Money/Calendar





The Calendar

Time Expressions and Seasons

  4  Home


Types of Housing and Communities

The Living Room

The Dining Room

The Bedroom

The Kitchen 

The Baby’s Room

The Bathroom

Outside the Home

The Apartment Building

Household Problems and Repairs

Cleaning Your Home

Home Supplies

Tools and Hardware

Gardening Tools and Actions


5  Community


Places Around Town I

Places Around Town II

The City



6  Describing


People and Physical Descriptions

Describing People and Things

Describing Physical States and Emotions


7  Food




Meat, Poultry, and Seafood

Dairy Products, Juices, and Beverages

Deli, Frozen Foods, and Snack Foods


Household Supplies, Baby Products, and Pet Food

The Supermarket

Containers and Quantities

Units of Measure

Food Preparation and Recipes

Kitchen Utensils and Cookware

Fast Food

The Coffee Shop and Sandwiches

The Restaurant

A Restaurant Menu


8  Colors and Clothing





Sleepwear and Underwear

Exercise Clothing and Footwear

Jewelry and Accessories

Describing Clothing

Clothing Problems and Alterations



9  Shopping 


The Department Store


Video and Audio Equipment

Telephones and Cameras


The Toy Store



10  Community Services 


The Bank


The Post Office

The Library

Community Institutions

Crime and Emergencies


11  Health


The Body

Ailments, Symptoms, and Injuries

First Aid

Medical Emergencies and Illnesses

The Medical Exam

Medical and Dental Procedures

Medical Advice


Medical Specialists

The Hospital

Personal Hygiene

Baby Care


12  School, Subjects, and Activities


Types of Schools

The School

School Subjects

Extracurricular Activities


Measurements and Geometric Shapes

English Language Arts and Composition

Literature and Writing



The Universe 


13  Work


Occupations I

Occupations II

Job Skills and Activities

Job Search

The Workplace

Office Supplies and Equipment

The Factory

The Construction Site

Job Safety


14  Transportation and Travel


Public Transportation

Types of Vehicles

Car Parts and Maintenance

Highways and Streets

Prepositions of Motion

Traffic Signs and Directions

The Airport

Airplane Travel

The Hotel


15  Recreation and Entertainment


Hobbies, Crafts, and Games

Places to Go

The Park and the Playground

The Beach

Outdoor Recreation

Individual Sports and Recreation

Team Sports

Team Sports Equipment

Winter Sports and Recreation

Water Sports and Recreation

Sport and Exercise Actions


Types of Entertainment

Musical Instruments


16  Nature


The Farm and Farm Animals

Animals and Pets

Birds and Insects

Fish, Sea Animals, and Reptiles

Trees, Plants, and Flowers

Energy, Conservation, and the Environment

Natural Disasters


17  U.S. Civics

Forms of Identification

U.S. Government 

The Constitution and the Bill of Rights

Events in United States History


The Legal System






    The United States and Canada

    Mexico, Central America, and the Caribbean

    South America

    The World

Time Zones

Countries, Nationalities, and Languages

Verb Lists

Glossary (Portuguese)

Glossary (English)

Thematic Index

Product Details

Molinsky, Steven J.
Pearson PTR Interactive
Hill, Richard E.
Bliss, Bill
Bliss, Bill
English as a Second Language
Foreign Languages-ESL
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Word by Word Picture Dictionaries
Publication Date:
February 2008
Grade Level:
College/higher education:
10.8 x 8.1 x 0.6 in 431 gr

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