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Grammar and Vocabulary for Cambridge Advanced and Proficiency: With Key [Paperback]

Richard Side , Guy Wellman
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3 May 2002 0582518210 978-0582518216 1
  • Designed for all advanced students. Fully updated in line with the enw CPE exam, this New Edition provides thorough coverage of the structures and vocabulary essential for CAE and CPE exam success.
  • Detailed grammar content. Clear presentation, an index of structures and a wealth of examples based on the Longman Corpus.
  • Special focus on vocabulary. Revised vocabulary sections based on user feedback concentrate on words and phrases that are useful in all papers of the exams.
  • Lots of opportunity to practise. A wide variety of exercises provide graded practice to confirm understanding and prepare for the CAE and proficiency exams, particularly Paper 3.
  • Continuous testing in exam format. A diagnostic test for each unit and exam practice sections to check progress.
  • A flexible approach. Can be used in many different ways; clear cross-references point you in the direction of related grammar or vocabulary areas.

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  • Paperback: 288 pages
  • Publisher: Longman; 1 edition (3 May 2002)
  • Language: Unknown
  • ISBN-10: 0582518210
  • ISBN-13: 978-0582518216
  • Product Dimensions: 21.8 x 27.1 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 135,418 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Richard Side has taught in Sudan and Greece as teacher and trainer. He is currently working as Academic Manager of the Eckersley School of English in Oxford. Author of In Advance and co-author of Grammar and Vocabulary for Cambridge Advanced and Proficiency (Longman).


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46 of 47 people found the following review helpful
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I recently bought this book for a client of mine who is looking to take the CAE this year. I didn't have a copy myself so I ordered two, and when it arrived it reminded me that I'd used it a lot when I used to work in schools and language colleges.

A week or so later I bought it for another client of mine who works as a senior executive in a large multinational, because I had been stuck on where we could go next with his grammar. He has no intention of taking the exam. When I gave it to him he told me that he already had a copy in his home country, but was quite happy to have another copy because he had once been told by an English teacher that there "are only two grammar books you need to learn English. The first is English Grammar in Use, and the second, if you are serious a learning to use English at a higher level, is Grammar and Vocabulary for CAE and CPE."

Personally, I don't think English Grammar in Use (English Grammar In Use with Answers and CD ROM: A Self-study Reference and Practice Book for Intermediate Students of English) is as good as everyone thinks, but this book certainly is. Yes, it's excellent for those taking the respective exams, but it is just as good for those who just what to know, understand and use more complex English.

Let me see if I can explain why. Most books that deal with Grammar and Vocabulary are not, they are published separately. There are some, like the very good 'Language Practice' series by Michael Vince (Advanced Language Practice: With Key,
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Valuable grammar book 15 Mar 2010
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Format:Paperback
A lot of exercises and useful english expressions. This book is appropriate for those people having already a good coomand of the english language.
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15 of 16 people found the following review helpful
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This book is excellent for preparing yourself to all advanced level exams or if you want to learn English to advanced level. There is a answers at the back so it`s good for self study. Highly recommended.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
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Excellent book, well presented and easy to find what your looking for. Clearly written. Certainly not boring.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
By dimitra
Format:Paperback
The title says it all. As a student of English I have spent a pound or two on books and have therefore the perspective necessary to assess the book's quality. As a learning book it is near flawless and presents the subject in minute detail, including the most common exempts from the rule. It is the workbook content, however, that serves no profitable purpose.

It stresses the need to know much overused cliches and allows one so much freedom in answering and filling out clozes while actually requiring a very specific answer (according to the key that is to say). It doesn't test one's understanding of English, it only tests the student's knowledge of the most common phrases. If you're after a workbook, which constitutes a whole half of the content of this one (!!!), buy the official CAE/CPE papers rather than this.

Don't ask why the raven is like a writing desk and expect one to answer '42'...
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Good book, good value 23 Feb 2014
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This is a great book English students (advanced) to improve English skills. Great for studying or just for consultation.
It is great value for money.
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