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English Vocabulary in Use Pre-Intermediat

English Vocabulary in Use Pre-Intermediat

Product Summery

This new edition of English Vocabulary in Use: pre-intermediate & intermediate still retains the features that made the first edition so popular:
 The format of presentation on the left-hand page and practice on the right-hand page. • Approaching vocabulary in a variety of ways: topics (e.g. Food), word formation (e.g. Prefixes), words and grammar (e.g. Uncountable and plural nouns), collocation and phrases (e.g. Make, do and take), functions (e.g. Apologies, excuses and thanks), concepts (e.g. Time), varieties of English (e.g. Formal and informal English), etc.
A student-friendly Answer key, including not only correct answers to right/wrong exercises, but also possible answers for more open-ended exercises.
Usage notes that are ideal for self-study learners.
A complete Index at the back of the book, listing all the target words and phrases with a phonemic transcription to help you with pronunciation.
What is different about the new edition?
The first thing you will notice is that the new edition is in colour. This makes the text and the artwork more attractive, and it also makes the book easier for you to use: the different sections and headings are now clearer, and the usage notes are shown against their own colour background, so you can find them and read them more easily.
Use of the Cambridge International Corpus
This new edition has made extensive use of the Cambridge International Corpus of written and spoken English. This has been important in two ways:
the frequency information in the Corpus has helped to guide the selection of words and phrases in the book and ensure that the vocabulary will be suitable for pre-intermediate and intermediate learners of English;
 example sentences are the same or similar to those in the Corpus. In other words, the examples show you words and phrases being used in their most typical contexts.
Collocation and phrases
The new edition concentrates even more on showing words in common collocations and phrases. For example, when you study different meanings of see (Unit 27), you will learn that it often appears in these phrases: I see, I see what you mean, I'll see what (he says), etc. In a unit on physical appearance (Unit 48), you will meet these common collocations: blonde hair, tall and slim, medium height, etc.
New units
In response to suggestions from teachers and students, there are now six completely new units in the book:
Likes, preferences and interests (Unit 19)
Frequently asked questions (Unit 20)
Common responses (Unit 21)
Have and have got (Unit 25)
Leave, catch and let (Unit 28)
Global problems (Unit 88)
Many other units have been significantly revised, e.g. The place where you live (Unit 54), City life (Unit 65), Life in the country (Unit 66), In the office (Unit 72), Music (Unit 77), Computers and the Internet (Unit 81).

Better use of space
The usage notes are shown against a colour background and most have been placed in the left- hand margin; this makes them easier to see and read, and creates more space on the page. As a result, there are now more pictures in the new edition, more example sentences, and more new words and phrases to learn.
I very much hope you will enjoy working with this new edition of English Vocabulary in Use: pre-intermediate and intermediate.
Stuart Redman (London, 2002)
Using this book
Who is this book for?
English Vocabulary in Use: pre-intermediate and intermediate has been written to help learners at this level to improve their English. It has been designed for students who are studying on their own, but it can also be used by a teacher in the classroom with a group of students.
How is the book organised?
The book has 100 two-page units. The left-hand page explains the new words and phrases chosen for that unit. They are all highlighted in bold and most units contain approximately 25 new words or phrases. The right-hand page gives you a chance to check your understanding through a series of exercises which practise the new vocabulary.
There is an Answer key at the back of the book. This gives correct answers to exercises with 'right' or 'wrong' solutions, and also possible answers for exercises which do not have "right" or 'wrong' solutions.
There is an Index at the back of the book. This lists all the words and phrases introduced in the book and refers you to the unit or units where these words/phrases appear. The Index also includes a phonemic transcription for most of the words, and on page 243 you are given special help with the pronunciation of approximately 200 words which present particular problems for many learners of English.


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