Vocabulary in Use Upper Intermediate Without Answers

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Cambridge University Press, Mar 13, 1997 - Foreign Language Study - 235 pages
Vocabulary in Use: Upper Intermediate helps high-intermediate to advanced learners consolidate and expand their knowledge of English vocabulary. The book contains 100 lessons that cover approximately 3,000 new vocabulary items. Ideal for self-study, its easy-to-use format presents a content- or grammar-based area of vocabulary on the left-hand page and innovative practice activities on the right-hand page. Firmly based on current vocabulary acquisition theory, this text promotes good learning habits and teaches students how to discover rules for using vocabulary correctly. An edition with an answer key, suitable for self-study, is available; an intermediate level is also available.
 

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Contents

To the student
1
Learning vocabulary general advice
2
Learning vocabulary aids to learning
4
Organizing a vocabulary notebook
6
The names of English language words
8
Using your dictionary
10
Reviewing vocabulary
13
Formal and informal words
14
Science and technology
104
The media and the press
106
Politics and public institutions
108
Crime
111
Money and finances
112
Notional concepts 57 Number quantity degree and intensity 58 Time
116
Distances and dimensions
118
Obligation need and probability
120

Word formation 8 Suffixes
16
Prefixes
18
Roots
20
Abstract nouns
23
Compound adjectives
24
Compound nouns combinations of two nouns
26
Compound nouns verb + preposition 15 Words with interesting origins people and places 16 Words with interesting origins from other languages ...
34
Words commonly mispronounced
36
Homonyms
38
Connecting and linking 20 Time
40
Condition
42
Cause reason purpose and result
44
Concession and contrast
46
Addition
49
Textreferring words
50
Countable and uncountable nouns 26 Uncountable nouns
52
Nouns that are usually plural
54
Countable and uncountable nouns with different meanings 29 Collective nouns
58
Making uncountable nouns countable
60
Countries nationalities and languages
62
The weather
65
Describing people appearance
66
Describing people character
68
Relationships
70
At home
72
Everyday problems
74
Worldwide problems
76
Education
78
Work
80
Sports
82
The arts
84
Food
86
The environment
88
Towns
90
The natural world
92
Clothes
94
Illness and medicine
96
Transportation
98
Vacations
100
Numbers and shapes
102
Sound and light
122
Possession giving and lending
124
Movement and speed
126
Texture brightness density and weight 65 Success failure and difficulty
130
Containers and contents
132
Feelings and actions 67 Belief and opinion
134
Pleasant and unpleasant feelings
136
Likes dislikes and desires
138
Speaking
140
The six senses
142
What your body does
144
What animals
146
Fixed expressions 74 Idioms and fixed expressions general
148
Everyday expressions
150
Similes as as I like 77 Binomials
154
Idioms describing people
156
Idioms describing feelings and mood
158
Idioms connected with problematic situations 81 Idioms connected with praise and criticism
162
Idioms connected with using language
164
Idioms miscellaneous
166
Proverbs
168
Phrasal verbs and verbbased expressions 85 Expressions with do and make
170
Expressions with bring and take
172
Expressions with
175
Expressions with set and
176
Expressions with come and
178
Expressions with look
180
Miscellaneous expressions
182
Special topics 92 Headline English
184
American English and British English
186
Varieties of English
188
Computers and the Internet
190
The language of signs and notices
192
Words and gender
194
Abbreviations and acronyms
196
New words in English
198
Discourse markers
201
List of phonetic symbols
202
Index
203
Copyright

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About the author (1997)

Michael McCarthy worked for the Wall Street Journal for twenty-two years, as a reporter and then as an editor on feature stories. He is the author of The Sun Farmer and Ashes under Water: The S. S. Eastland and the Shipwreck That Shook America.

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