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Author Leaney, Cindy.
Title Dictionary activities / Cindy Leaney.
Imprint Cambridge, UK ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2007.

Author Leaney, Cindy.
Series Cambridge handbooks for language teachers
Cambridge handbooks for language teachers.
Subject English language -- Dictionaries -- Study and teaching.
Vocabulary -- Study and teaching.
Description 1 online resource (x, 150 pages) : illustrations.
polychrome rdacc
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 145-147) and index.
Contents Cover; Half-title; Series-title; Title; Copyright; Contents; Thanks and acknowledgements; Introduction; 1 Confidence and dictionary skills-building activities; 2 Vocabulary-building activities; 3 Grammar activities; 4 Pronunciation activities; 5 Reading and writing activities; 6 Quick activities; 7 CD-ROM and electronic dictionary activities; 8 Specialized dictionaries; Resources; Dictionaries; Online learner dictionaries; Online etymology dictionaries; Concordancers and corpora; Other useful websites; Index.
Summary A wealth of ideas for building dictionary skills in class and making the most of dictionaries as a teaching resource. Dictionary Activities is a fantastic teaching resource which helps students get to know their dictionaries by explaining dictionary features and how to navigate them. The book also covers more complex topics such as collocations, idioms and word building. Dictionary Activities also looks at the use of electronic dictionaries and other non-standard specialized dictionaries such as picture dictionaries. In addition to providing over 90 dictionary activities to use in the language classroom, this book is also invaluable to any teacher who wants to improve their own knowledge of how dictionaries work. Dictionary Activities contains eight chapters which deal with: Confidence and dictionary skills-building activities, vocabulary-building activities, grammar activities, pronunciation activities, reading and writing activities, quick activities, CD-ROM and electronic dictionary activities and specialized dictionaries. A wealth of ideas for building dictionary skills in class and making the most of dictionaries as a teaching resource.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 9780511279348 (electronic bk.)
0511279345 (electronic bk.)
0511278748 (electronic bk.)
9780511278747 (electronic bk.)
0511276354 (electronic bk. ; Adobe Reader)
9780511276354 (electronic bk. ; Adobe Reader)
0521690404 (Paper)
9780521690409 (pbk.)
OCLC # 162144719
Additional Format Print version: Leaney, Cindy. Dictionary activities. Cambridge, UK ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2007 9780521690409 0521690404 (DLC) 2007002687 (OCoLC)81940590