Vocabulary in Use High Intermediate Student's Book with Answers

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Cambridge University Press, Mar 22, 2010 - Foreign Language Study - 295 pages
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A three-level vocabulary series for both self-study and classroom use. Now with a revised edition for each level, this best-selling series has been fully updated to give students the support they need to master more than 7,000 words and phrases in American English. Following the popular in Use format, new language is taught in manageable two-page units with presentation of vocabulary on the left-hand page and innovative practice activities on the right. Suitable for self-study or classroom use, the books are informed by the Cambridge International Corpus to ensure vocabulary taught is useful, up-to-date, and presented in a natural context. Additional activities for extra vocabulary and listening practice are available on the companion website. Firmly based on current vocabulary acquisition theory, this series promotes good learning habits and teaches students how to discover rules for using vocabulary correctly. The High Intermediate level teaches approximately 3,500 vocabulary items.
 

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Contents

general advice
2
specific techniques
4
Organizing a vocabulary notebook
6
The names of English language words
8
Using your dictionary
10
Reviewing vocabulary
12
Guessing and explaining meaning Word formation
14
Suffixes
17
The natural world
103
Clothes
105
Health and medicine
106
Transportation
108
Vacations
111
Numbers and shapes 57 Science and technology
114
Computers and the Internet 59 The media and the press
118
Politics and public institutions 61 Crime
123

Prefixes
18
Roots
20
Abstract nouns
23
Compound adjectives
24
noun + noun 14 Compound nouns verb + preposition 15 Words from other languages
30
Abbreviations and acronyms
32
Words and pronunciation 18 Words commonly mispronounced
36
Onomatopoeic words
38
Homonyms
40
Connecting and linking words 21 Time
42
Condition
45
Cause reason purpose and result
46
Concession and contrast
48
Addition
51
Textreferring words
52
Discourse markers in speech
54
Discourse markers in writing
56
Countable and uncountable nouns 29 Uncountable nouns
58
Nouns that are usually plural 31 Countable and uncountable nouns with different meanings
62
Collective nouns
65
Making uncountable nouns countable
66
Containers and contents
69
Countries nationalities and languages
70
The weather
73
Describing peoples appearance
74
Describing peoples character
76
Relationships
79
At home 41 Everyday problems
82
Global problems 43 Education
87
Work
89
Sports
91
The arts
93
Music
95
Food
97
The environment
99
Towns
100
Money and finances
124
Feelings and Actions 63 Belief and opinion
126
Pleasant and unpleasant feelings 65 Likes dislikes and desires
130
Speaking
133
The six senses
135
What your body does
136
Basic Concepts 69 Number quantity degree and intensity 70 Duration of time
140
Distances and dimensions
142
Obligation need possibility and probability
144
Sound and light
146
Possession giving and lending 75 Movement and speed 76 Texture brightness density and weight
152
Success failure and difficulty
154
general
156
Everyday expressions
158
Similes
160
Binomials
163
Idioms describing people
164
Idioms describing feelings and mood
166
Idioms connected with problematic situations
168
Idioms connected with praise and criticism
170
Idioms connected with using language 87 Miscellaneous idioms 88 Proverbs
177
Phrasal verbs and verbbased expressions 89 Expressions with do and make
178
Expressions with bring and take
180
Expressions with
182
Expressions with set and
185
Expressions with come and
186
Miscellaneous expressions
188
Special Topics 95 Headline English
190
The language of signs and notices
192
Words and gender
194
Formal and informal words
196
Varieties of English
198
American English and British English
200
Pronunciation symbols Index Answer key
202
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About the author (2010)

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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