Academic Vocabulary in Use: 50 Units of Academic Vocabulary Reference and Practice: Self-Study and Classroom Use / Edition 1

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The perfect study aid for anyone using English for their academic work. Academic Vocabulary in Use is the perfect study aid for anyone using English for their academic work. Ideal for students of any discipline, from engineers or social scientists to business students or lawyers, it covers all the key vocabulary they will come across in academic textbooks, articles, lectures and seminars, allowing them to function confidently in an English-speaking academic environment. The book is designed for students at good intermediate level and above as well as those preparing for IELTS and other university entrance examinations.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780521689397
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publication date: 1/28/2008
  • Series: Vocabulary in Use Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 176
  • Product dimensions: 7.70 (w) x 10.30 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements     5
To the student and the teacher     6
Working with academic vocabulary
What is special about academic English?
Key nouns
Key verbs
Key adjectives
Key adverbs
Phrasal verbs in academic English
Key quantifying expressions
Words with several meanings
Metaphors and idioms
Word combinations
Nouns and the words they combine with
Adjective and noun combinations
Verbs and the words they combine with
Prepositional phrases
Verbs and prepositions
Nouns and prepositions
Fixed expressions
At academic institutions
Applications and application forms
College and university: the UK system
Systems compared: the US and the UK
Academic courses
Study habits and skills
Online learning
Ways of talking about ...
Facts, evidence and data
Graphs and diagrams
Money and education
Cause and effect
Opinions and ideas
Talking about ideas
Reporting what others say
Analysis of results
Talking about meaning
Research and study aims
Talking about points of view
Degrees of certainty
Presenting an argument
Organising your writing
Making a presentation
Describing research methods
Making connections
Comparing and contrasting
Describing problems
Describing situations
Processes and procedures
Describing change
Evaluation and emphasis
Summary and conclusion
Reading and vocabulary
Good friends     110
Australia     111
The World Wide Web     112
The humanbrain     113
Nanotechnology     114
International law: an overview     115
Formal and informal academic words and expressions     116
Numbers, units of measurement and common symbols     120
British and North American academic vocabulary     122
Spelling variations     126
Word formation     128
Abbreviations     132
Key     136
List of phonemic symbols     166
Index     167
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