English Vocabulary in Use: Upper-Intermediate (Second Edition)

By: Michael McCarthy and Felicity O'Dell

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English Vocabulary in Use Upper-intermediate is aimed specifically at upper-intermediate level learners. The material has been thoroughly revised following feedback from users of the first edition. The vocabulary presented in this new edition has now been informed by the Cambridge International Corpus of real language to ensure that the vocabulary is current, useful and relevant for learners. • 100 easy-to-use units: vocabulary items are presented and explained on left-hand pages with a range of practice exercises on right-hand pages. • Presents and explains new words in context, shows learners how to use them and how to work out rules for using them. • Contains a comprehensive, learner-friendly answer key. • Includes a detailed index with phonetic transcriptions to help with the pronunciation of difficult vocabulary. • Is beautifully illustrated in full colour. Contents EFFECTIVE VOCABULARY LEARNING: 1 Learning vocabulary- general advice 2 Learning vocabulary - aids to learning 3 Organising a vocabulary notebook 4 Names of English language words 5 Using your dictionary 6 Revising vocabulary 7 Guessing and explaining meaning WORD FORMATION: 8 Suffixes 9 Prefixes 10 Roots 11 Abstract nouns 12 Compound adjectives 13 Compound nouns (1) noun + noun 14 Compound nouns (2) verb + preposition 15 Words from other languages 16 Abbreviations and acronyms 17 New words in English WORDS AND PRONUNCIATION: 18 Words commonly mispronounced 19 Onomatopoeic words 20 Homonyms CONNECTING AND LINKING WORDS: 21 Time 22 Condition 23 Cause, reason, purpose and result 24 Concession and contrast 25 Addition 26 Text-referring words 27 Discourse markers in speech 28 Discourse markers in writing COUNTABLES AND UNCOUNTABLES: 29 Uncountable words 30 Words that occur only in the plural 31 Countable and uncountable nouns with different meanings 32 Collective nouns 33 Making uncountable nouns countable 34 Containers and contents TOPICS: 35 Countries, nationalities and languages 36 Weather 37 Describing people (1) appearance 38 Describing people (2) character 39 Relationships 40 At home 41 Everyday problems 42 Global problems 43 Education 44 Work 45 Sport 46 The arts 47 Music 48 Food 49 The environment 50 Towns 51 The natural world 52 Clothes 53 Health and medicine 54 Travel 55 Holidays 56 Numbers and shapes 57 Science and technology 58 Computers 59 The press and the media 60 Politics and public institutions 61 Crime 62 Money - buying, selling and paying FEELINGS AND ACTIONS: 63 Belief and opinion 64 Pleasant and unpleasant feelings 65 Like, dislike and desire 66 Speaking 67 The six senses 68 What your body does BASIC CONCEPTS: 69 Number, quantity, degree and intensity 70 Time 71 Distance and dimension 72 Obligation, need, possiblity and probability 73 Sound and light 74 Possession, giving and lending 75 Movement and speed 76 Texture, brightness, weight and density 77 Success, failure and difficulty IDIOMATIC EXPRESSIONS: 78 Idioms - general 79 Everyday expressions 80 Similes 81 Binomials 82 Idioms describing people 83 Idioms describing feeling or mood 84 Idioms describing problematic situations 85 Idioms connected with praise and criticism 86 Idioms connected with using language 87 Miscellaneous idioms 88 proverbs PHRASAL VERBS AND VERB-BASED EXPRESSIONS: 89 Expressions with do and make 90 Expressions with bring and take 91 Expressions with get 92 Expressions with set and put 93 Expressions with come and go 94 Expressions with other verbs VARIETIES OF ENGLISH: 95 Formal and informal words (1) 96 Formal and informal words (2) 97 US English 98 Other Englishes 99 Headline English 100 The language of signs and notices. Printed Pages: 315.

Title: English Vocabulary in Use: Upper-Intermediate (Second Edition)

Author Name: Michael McCarthy and Felicity O'Dell

Categories: Languages,

Edition: Second Edition

Publisher: Cambridge, UK, Cambridge University Press: 2008

ISBN: 0521736366

ISBN 13: 9780521736367

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition: New

Size: 195 x 260 Mm

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Keywords: English Vocabulary in Use