1. English Vocabulary in Use Pre-intermediate and Intermediate by Stuart Redman, Paperback: 270 pages, Publisher: Cambridge University Press
English Vocabulary in Use pre-intermediate & intermediate has been thoroughly revised based on feedback from users of the first edition. The vocabulary presented in this new edition has been informed by the Cambridge International Corpus of real language to ensure that the vocabulary is current, useful and relevant for learners. – 100 easy-to-use units: vocabulary items are presented and explained on left-hand pages with a range of practice exercises on right-hand pages. – Presents and explains new words in context, shows learners how to use them and how to work out rules for using them. – Contains a comprehensive, learner-friendly answer key. – Includes a detailed index with phonetic transcriptions to help with the pronunciation of difficult vocabulary. It is also beautifully illustrated in full colour.
2. Test your English Vocabulary in Use: Pre-intermediate and Intermediate by Stuart Redman, Ruth Gairns, Paperback: 144 pages, Publisher: Cambridge University Press
This addition to the best-selling English Vocabulary in Use range provides 98 vocabulary tests based on English Vocabulary in Use pre-intermediate and intermediate (new edition). It is a very convenient revision aid which builds confidence in using vocabulary. There is a simple scoring system on each page which helps students to measure their progress. The user-friendly answer key also includes phonemic versions of words which are difficult to pronounce. The book uses a wide range of testing techniques including: matching, labelling, recognising errors, word-building, forming word partnerships, word puzzles, ranking items, unscrambling and many more. This flexible material can either be used by learners familiar with English Vocabulary in Use or as a stand-alone for students interesting in testing their vocabulary. It is designed for self-study but can also be used in class.
3. Vocabulary in Use: Intermediate (With Answers) by Stuart Redman, Ellen Shaw, Paperback: 272 pages, Publisher: Cambridge University Press
This vocabulary text helps intermediate students consolidate and expand their knowledge of North American English vocabulary. This North American English edition of the popular English Vocabulary in Use series is appropriate for classroom use and for self-study reference and practice. An easy-to-use format presents a content or grammar-based area of vocabulary on the left-hand page and innovative practice activities on the right-hand page. One hundred lessons cover approximately 3,000 new vocabulary items. Based on current vocabulary acquisition theory, Vocabulary in Use promotes good learning habits and teaches students how to discover rules for using vocabulary correctly. An upper-intermediate level is also available. Each level offers an edition without answers as well as one where a complete answer key is included along with an index with phonetic transcriptions.
4. Practical Faster Reading : An Intermediate/Advanced Course in Reading and Vocabulary (Cambridge Classical Studies) by Gerald Mosback, Vivienne Mosback, Paperback: 132 pages, Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Practical Faster Reading provides the basis for a reading improvement course lasting a total of thirty class hours and has proved popular with students and teachers in a variety of settings. Thirty passages covering a wide range of topics of general interest and accompanying exercises give practice in the reading skills needed at upper-intermediate and more advanced levels. Substantial increases in reading speed are usually attained with improvements in comprehension and vocabulary. The full answer key for self-checking also makes this a useful book for the student working alone.
5. The Pinocchio Intermediate Vocabulary Builder by Mark Phillips, Paperback: 336 pages, Publisher: A.J. Cornell Publications
This special retelling of The Adventures of Pinocchio includes 1000 intermediate-level PSAT / SAT vocabulary words, which appear in bold type throughout the story. At the bottom of each page are thorough but easy-to-understand definitions and interesting illustrative sentences for each of the highlighted words. Includes index.
6. Random House Webster’s Intermediate English Dictionary by Random House, Paperback: 544 pages, Publisher: Random House Reference
Random House Webster’s Intermediate English Dictionary targets the vocabulary that learners need as they gain confidence in English. Contents Include: Over 45,000 words and phrases; Clear definitions with extra grammatical help; Extensive coverage of business and technical terms; International IPA Pronunciations.