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English Vocabulary in Use Advanced [Paperback]

Michael McCarthy , Felicity O'Dell
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Table of Contents

Aspects of vocabulary learning: i Strategies for learning - general advice; ii Types of meaning; iii Making the most of your dictionary; iv Collocation; v Polysemy; vi Metaphor vii Connotation and cultural associations; viii Register; Word-formation:1 Abbreviations and acronyms; 2 Prefixes; 3 Suffixes;4 Word-building and word-blending; 5 Global contact and language enrichment; 6 Similar but different; TOPICS: Work And Study: 7 At work (1); 8 At work (2) career and promotion; 9 Business (1);10 Business (2); 11 Cram for success: study and academic work; 12 Education: debates and issues; People And Relationships: 13 Talking about yourself; 14 Relationships: positive aspects; 15 Relationships: problems with 16 Passions: reactions and emotions;17 Feelings: antipathies and aversions; 18 Observing others: appearance and mannerisms; 19 Observing others: character and personality traits; 20 Birth, marriage and death: from cradle to grave; Leisure and lifestyle: 21 Free time: relaxation and leisure pursuits; 22 All the rage: clothes and fashion; 23 Homestyles, lifestyles; 24 Socialising and networking; 25 The performance arts: reviews and critiques; 26 The plastic arts; 27 Talking about books; 28 We are what we eat; 29 Dinner's on me: entertaining and eating out; Travel: 30 On the road: traffic and driving; 31 Getting away from it all: travel and holidays; 32 The tourist industry; The environment: 33 Describing the world; 34 Climate: weather and climate and their metaphors; 35 The concrete jungle: buildings in metaphors; 36 Trees and plants: great oaks from little acorns grow; 37 Animals and birds; 38 Environment and conservation; Society and institutions: 39 Here to help: service encounters; 40 Authorities: customs and police; 41 World views: ways of thinking; 42 Festivals in their cultural context; 43 Talking about languages and cultures; 44 History: looking back; 45 Social problems: the haves and the have nots; 46 Politics; 47 The language of law; 48 War and peace; 49 Economy and finance; 50 Personal finance: balancing your books; The media: 51 The media: print; 52 The media: Internet and e-mail; 53 Advertising; 54 The news: gathering, production and delivery; Health: 55 Health and illness (1): general; 56 Health and illness (2): minor ailments and alternative medicine; 57 Health and illness (3): symptoms and ailments; 58 Diet and fitness: healthy lifestyles; Technology: 59 Aspects of industrialisation; 60 Technology and its impact; 61 Future visions; Basic concepts: 62 Space: expanse and confinement; 63 Time: sequence and duration; 64 Motion: nuances of pace and movement; 65 Manner: behaviour and body language; 66 Sound: from noise to silence; 67 Weight and density; 68 Colour: range and intensity; 69 Speed; 70 Cause and effect; 71 Comparison and contrast: similarity and difference; 72 Difficulties: dilemmas and hitches; 73 Modality: expressing probability, obligation, etc.; 74 Number: statistics and assessing quantity; Functional vocabulary: 75 Permis

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