The Oxford School Dictionary is specially written for students at school and at home. It has been trialled and tested in schools and contains 45,000 words and phrases. Special Features: Coverage of new words Information boxes to give word families, usage, language and grammar notes. Pronunciation guides to help with unusual words. Idiomatic phrases and expressions are fully defined. Derived words to expand vocabulary. Style labels (formal, informal) to encourage accurate use of language. Features: Headwords in bold to find words more easily Definitions are clear and accurate. Up-to-date example sentences and phrases to show how words are used in context. Parts of speech and inflections written out in full to build grammatical skills. Introduction to show how to use the dictionary. Appendices include weights and measures and countries and peoples list.