"Collins Shorter School Dictionary" is designed as a "cross-over" dictionary for children about to move into Key Stage 3. It is based on the "Collins School Dictionary" for secondary schools, which has been specially shortened and adapted to meet ...
the needs of a younger age group. This book features 10,000 headwords, spacious layout to make it especially easy for pupils to use, clear explanations of meanings given in complete sentences and examples of natural usage to help pupils understand meanings in context. Also included are lists of similar words to help with vocabulary building, word origins to help awaken interest in the history of language and simple pronunciation help for difficult words.