Collins Cobuild – Advanced Learner’s English Dictionary and CD-Rom

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9780007157990: Collins Cobuild – Advanced Learner’s English Dictionary and CD-Rom

The new fourth edition of the Collins COBUILD English Dictionary for Advanced Learners is now in colour, and offers up-to-date coverage of today’s English in a clear, attractive format.

Now in an attractive two-colour layout, the fourth edition of the Collins COBUILD Advanced Learner’s English Dictionary offers learners of English detailed coverage of today’s language. Containing hundreds of new words and thousands of definitions written in simple, natural English, this dictionary is exceptionally easy to use and understand. The examples, which have all been taken from the Bank of English, have been revised and updated for this edition, and are invaluable in providing context for words and phrases. Grammatical information and additional information on synonyms, pragmatics and frequency is shown in the Extra Column, making it easy to find and use.

New to the fourth edition of the Collins COBUILD Advanced Learner’s English Dictionary is the identification of thousands of set grammatical structures, particularly useful to learners of English. In addition, the new edition includes useful illustrations covering a range of topics, and Access to English – a unique supplement containing hundreds of practical phrases helping with important structures in areas such as essay-writing, presentations, report-writing and job applications.

The Collins COBUILD Advanced Learner’s English Dictionary provides invaluable and detailed guidance on the English language, and is the complete reference tool for learners of English.

The CD-Rom is PC and Mac compatible and contains:

· Collins COBUILD Advanced Learner’s English Dictionary
· 5 million Wordbank of authentic text samples (written & spoken), with high quality audio pronunciations for headwords, phrases, derived words and inflected forms.

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I have always recommended Cobuld dictionaries to my students in the past, and they have usually been very satisfied with the choice. EFL teacher, Dorset I personally find illustrative sentences in Cobuild dictionaries very helpful both to understand the meaning of a word and to learn how to use it correctly. Japanese teacher

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A thoroughly updated and revised edition of the renowned Cobuild English Dictionary, designed specifically to meet the needs of advanced learners as well as teachers.

The new 3rd edition of the Collins COBUILD English Dictionary contains all the revolutionary features which made the 2nd edition so successful – all definitions are written in full in simple, natural English, grammatical information is shown clearly and separately and there is additional information on word frequency. In the 3rd edition, as in the 2nd edition, examples are taken from the Bank of English, Collins' unique data bank of the English language. This ensures that all the examples given reflect the way that English is used today. New to the 3rd edition are thousands of new words and meanings, an extensive revision of American coverage and improved definitions and examples. A new design of the page layout makes the text clear and user-friendly.

Collins COBUILD English Dictionary is THE indispensable and authoritative reference work for both learners and teachers of the English language.

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