Book: Pharos Multilingual Illustrated Dictionary

This CD-Rom, for 11- to 15-year-olds, is far more than a dictionary – it’s a high-tech, multimedia experience that ­offers the opportunity to learn more than 3 000 words and phrases in seven languages in a fun, creative way.

Words are group­ed in themes and accompanied by photographs and illustrations which when clicked on provide a sound clip demonstrating the correct way to pronounce the word in English, Afrikaans, isiXhosa, isiZulu, ­Sesotho, Setswana and Sepedi.

You can custom­ise the learning experience by ­activating the languages of your choice.

Included are a phrase-of-the-day and five interactive games – CrissCross, MemoryMatch, Ready-Steady-Spell, WildGuess and Word Detective – to aid reading and writing skills.

This is a great ­alternative to your kids being glued to the computer playing games.

Pharos Multilingual Illustrated Dictionary

Pharos, R399,95

Rating: 4/5

WIN: Two readers will win a copy of the Pharos Multilingual Illustrated Dictionary. 

To enter SMS the name of the dictionary’s publisher, your name and address to 34923 by 5 pm on 16 December. Each SMS costs R1,50. The sponsor is responsible for delivery of prizes to the winners within a reasonable time.