English Vocabulary in Use Advanced Paperback – 20 Jun 2002
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The perfect choice for advanced-level students wanting to build their vocabulary skills. English Vocabulary in Use: Advanced includes over 2,000 new words and expressions which are presented and practised in typical contexts appropriate to this level. The book is informed by the Cambridge International Corpus to ensure that the vocabulary selected is useful and up-to-date. A test book (Test Your English Vocabulary in Use: Advanced - 0521 54534X) is also available for extra practice. This 'with answers' edition is ideal for self-study.
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Obviously a good, at least intermediate level is required but in my opinion people who have a good command of grammar and look forward to enhance their technical vocabulary (business in this instance), especially foreign business students should definitely buy this book.
The experience of the Cambridge University Press speaks for itself once again. A brilliant self-study book.
The words cover many situations and areas, and you can pick the units to study that are related to what you want and need. and also you have exercises to study with results at the end of the book. And the cd have more exercises to do.
On the plus side :
1, The authors do make attempts to categorise the vocabulary into useful topics and concepts. Students can therefore select chapters which are either relevant to their present study or are of interest to them personally.
2. What's more, many of the model sentences have the ring of authentic English about them and so students wouldn't sound foreign if they used them directly from the book.
3. Attempts have been made to make the student's first encounters with vocabulary more inviting through the use of articles, mini dialogues, a few pictures etc.
4. There is a fairly good range of (mainly) controlled practice activities to familiarise students with the meaning, word class, etc. of the vocabulary items in question.
On the negative side :
1. There is far too much listing of vocabulary with accompanying definition in the presentation stage. Not only is this off-putting for all but the most resolute student, but it also speaks of sheer laziness on the part of the authors. There are many many ways to enliven new vocabulary and more importantly get students involved right from the word go. Far too often I've worked through a section wondering whether I wasn't just looking at some glorified thesaurus and dictionary dressed up to look like a study book.
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I have done my masters in pharmacy and bought this book to improve my English further...but too boring to encourage me to read... Read morePublished on 8 Jun. 2014 by A. Kaur
Having read some reviews, I decided to buy the book, which is very well written. I will highly recommend it.Published on 30 Jan. 2014 by Lijuan Han