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English Vocabulary Books for Upper Intermediate Level

English Vocabulary Books for Upper Intermediate Level1. English Vocabulary in Use Upper-intermediate With answers by Michael McCarthy, Felicity O'Dell, Paperback: 302 pages, Publisher: Cambridge University Press
This is a vocabulary book for upper-intermediate and advanced learners of English, primarily designed as a self-study reference and practice book, but can also be used for classroom work. Firmly based on current learning theory, its emphasis is on the practical needs of the learner. It aims not only to present and explain words but to demonstrate how to use them and how to work out rules for using them. Vocabulary is explained and presented on left-hand pages with a wealth of innovative follow-up activities opposite. * 100 units, covering approximately 3,000 new vocabulary items * offers learners the opportunity to consolidate and expand existing vocabulary * promotes invaluable learning techniques * gives study tips and suggests follow-up tasks * contains a comprehensive key with additional helpful comments * includes a detailed index and phonetic transcription.

2. Test your English Vocabulary in Use Upper-Intermediate by Michael McCarthy, Felicity O'Dell, Paperback: 152 pages, Publisher: Cambridge University Press
You can use this book alone or in class and watch your rapid progress. Each test will build confidence and help you remember even 'problem' words. Test Your English Vocabulary in Use - is a convenient revision aid - builds confidence in using vocabulary - contains 90 easy-to-use tests - offers a wide variety of enjoyable test types - has a clear marking system on each page so progress can be checked easily - includes a comprehensive answer key with pronunciation of difficult words - can be used for self-study and in class.

3. English Idioms And Expressions For Foreigners, Like Me!, by Reza Mashayekhi, Paperback: 404 pages, Publisher: East To West Publications (2011)
This is a book about English idioms, expressions, and phrases, and their meanings, along with sample sentences and the origins of some of these expressions. A number of humorous illustrations and some interesting expressions and proverbs from other languages and cultures have also been included. It is a book written mostly with foreigners in mind, but it is a useful and fun collection for anyone who speaks English, and will be referred to for many years to come. It's a great gift for a friend, or a fitting addition to your coffee table or office waiting room.
About the author: Reza Mashayekhi was born and reared in Tehran, Iran. He later attended the University of Michigan, where he received a degree in aerospace engineering. Reza has always been interested in learning the intricacies of the English language. This is why, alongside of his engineering work, he has taught English to non-English speakers. Being a non-native speaker of English, living and working in the U.S., Reza's experience through the years and his interactions with his students and clients has led to the compilation of this book.

4. Compelling Conversations: Questions and Quotations on Timeless Topics - An Engaging ESL Textbook for Advanced Students, by Eric H. Roth, Toni Aberson (Paperback)
A conversation book specifically written to get ESL students talking enthusiastically about a wide range of topics.
"This outstanding resource allows teachers to confidently walk into an advanced ESL classroom with self-contained, engaging conversation lessons. The 45 thematic chapters allow you to both evoke student experience with long lists of practical and savvy questions. The inclusion of global proverbs and classic quotations also provides larger cultural contexts to inspire deeper conversations - or writing assignments. Students should also appreciate the generous amount of authentic language. I wish I would have had that book in my old adult/university classes. A great book for adult education teachers, university instructors, and private tutors." Eric Busch, August 2007.

5. Vocabulary in Use : Upper Intermediate : Self-study Reference and Practice for Students of North American English (With Answers) by Michael McCarthy, Felicity O'Dell, Paperback: 297 pages, Publisher: Cambridge University Press
This unique vocabulary text helps high-intermediate to advanced learners consolidate and expand their knowledge of English vocabulary. This American English edition of the popular English Vocabulary in Use is appropriate for classroom use and for self-study reference and practice. An easy-to-use format presents an area of vocabulary on the left-hand page and provides innovative practice activities on the right-hand page. The 100 units cover approximately 3,000 new vocabulary items. Firmly based on current vocabulary acquisition theory, Vocabulary in Use promotes good learning habits, and teaches students how to discover rules for using vocabulary correctly. A complete index is included with phonetic transcriptions.

6. Macmillan English Dictionary : For Advanced Learners of American English; includes CD-ROM by Michael Rundell, Hardcover: 1664 pages, Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Also excellent for high-intermediate learners of English! * Over 100,000 references and 80,000 examples of words in use * Only 2,500 words used to define all entries * New two-color text for ease of use * Up-to-date information on new words, spoken English and changes in meaning * Short and clear definitions, with menus in longer entries to help find the meaning quickly * Over 1,000 illustrated words throughout, along with a 16-page full-color section * 22-page language study section. Although the English language is made up of over one million individual words, 90% of all written and spoken text consists of 7,500. The Macmillan English Dictionary highlights these vital 7,500 in red, encouraging learners to swiftly grasp the core words necessary to speak and write fluently. This is a practical reference book for the classroom and home, offering invaluable support for those wishing to write and speak English accurately.

7. Essential Idioms in English: Phrasal Verbs and Collocations, Fifth Edition by Robert J. Dixson, Paperback: 276 pages Publisher: Pearson ESL
From catching a cold to landing on your feet, idiomatic expressions add color and style to the English language. The latest edition of Essential Idioms in English remains the resource of choice for mastering more than 500 common English idioms, phrasal verbs, and collocations. Organized by level for beginning, intermediate, and advanced learners, Essential Idioms in English thoroughly defines and illustrates each idiom, then reinforces its meaning and usage with multiple-choice, true-false, fill-in-the-blank, and matching exercises. New features include: Three new sections on collocations to illustrate the frequency of certain usages; An expanded Appendix of Equivalent Idioms that adds Portuguese to the French and Spanish translations of previous editions; New eight-page section on dictionary skills helps students build their knowledge of vocabulary and usage.

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