ISBN 9780521736374,English Vocabulary In Use Advanced (With Cd-Rom)

English Vocabulary In Use Advanced (With Cd-Rom)



Cambridge University Press

Publication Year 2009

ISBN 9780521736374

ISBN-10 0521736374


Number of Pages 315 Pages
Language (English)

Language Learning & Teaching

English Vocabulary In Use Advanced (With CD-Rom) provides over 2,000 words and expressions, presented in comprehensive and relatable contexts and examples. A total of hundred colourful and bright units cover a wide range of topics, with two pages dedicated to each unit. Topics like People and Relationships, Work and Study, Travel, and The Environment, are used to explain the new words and exhibit them in a working example. An entire unit has been dedicated to the various aspects of vocabulary learning, and one for word types and WORD formations.

In addition to the usage of authentic text, English Vocabulary In Use Advanced (With CD-Rom) also offers a detailed and comprehensive answer key for the benefit of the students. An additional index with phonetic transcriptions is provided to aid the reader in the learning process. The practical approach of this book is ascertained by the fact that the words have been adapted into sentences and situations in order to demonstrate the correct usage of the term.

This book is great for expanding your current vocabulary, and is also an engaging method of promoting a healthy learning habit. Useful study tips, and practise tasks add to the learning process. Boasting of a clear Cambridge style structure, this book has been meticulously researched and does a good job of elaborating upon the subtleties between the collocation and meaning of a word.

About The Authors

Michael McCarthy is an author and professor, excelling in the field of linguistics and vocabulary studies.

He has authored English Vocabulary in Use Elementary, English Vocabulary in Use Upper-intermediate, Exploring Grammar in Context, Issues in Applied Linguistics and Vocabulary: Description, Acquisition and Pedagogy.

McCarthy is currently employed as the Emeritus Professor of Applied Linguistics at the University of Nottingham. He also serves as an adjunct Professor of Applied Linguistics at the University of Limerick, Ireland, and Pennsylvania State University.

Felicity O'Dell is a writer and teacher.

She has also written English Collocations in Use Advanced, Games for Vocabulary Practice: Interactive Vocabulary Activities for All Levels, CAE Writing Skills, English Panorama 1: A Course for Advanced Learners, and Advanced Trainer Six Practice Tests Without Answers.

O'Dell has worked on a number of projects for several organisations such as the Pitman Examinations Institute, the University of Cambridge Local Examinations Syndicate, and the BBC. She is also a member of the Institute of Linguists and Society of Authors.
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

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


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


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 Permission and prohibition
76 Complaining, protesting and remonstrating
77 Apologising, forgiving and reconciliation
78 Complimenting, praising and congratulating
79 Promises and bets
80 Reminiscences and regrets
81 Agreement, disagreement and tact
82 Academic writing (1)
83 Academic Writing (2)
84 Writing: style and format
85 Lexical strategies for speaking
86 Speech: style and articulation
87. Vague language expressions

Idioms and phrasal verbs:

88 Types of idiom
89 Life's little ups and downs: idioms for situations
90 Idioms that comment on people (1)
91 Idioms that comment on people (2)
92 Living to tell the tale: idioms that comment on stories and reports
93 Phrasal verbs (1)
94 Phrasal verbs (2)
95 Phrasal verbs (3)

Aspects of variation:

96 Divided by a common language: American and British English
97 Other Englishes: diversity and variety
98 Language and gender
99 Group identities: language of age and social class
100 Newspaper headline language