Outstanding features of the second edition. Vibrant illustrations and simple accessible lesson pages with large type are designed for clarity and ease-of-use with learners at low-beginning and literacy levels. Word by Word Basic is the most learner-friendly picture dictionary. More than 2,500 essential words 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. Expanded discussion questions encourage students to relate vocabulary topics to their own lives, experiences, and opinions. Innovative supplements provide effective instructional tools for teachers and multilevel options for students.