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Vocabulary Self-Study

August 9, 2013
Vocabulary Books

Really Learn 100 Phrasal Verbs
Oxford University Press

Phrasal Verbs are difficult for students of English. This book teaches you the 100 most commonly used phrasal verbs. The phrasal verbs are organised according to their particles (after, back, in, off, up). There are 14 chapters. On each page there are example sentences, as well as exercises. You can practise putting the phrasal verbs in the most suitable forms and finding mistakes in sentences.

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English Phrasal Verbs in Use: Intermediate
by Michael McCarthy and Felicity O’Dell
Cambridge University Press

For more activities and more phrasal verbs, this book contains 70 units. There are about 1000 phrasal verbs in this book. They are explained and there are example sentences. Although this book says that it is for intermediate level students, students at upper intermediate level and higher will also find it useful. Phrasal verbs are an important part of everyday speech. It takes a long time for most students to learn the many phrasal verbs that are used in the English language.

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English Vocabulary in Use: Upper Intermediate
by Michael McCarthy and Felicity O’Dell
Cambridge University Press

Another book which will help you build your vocabulary is this one. The book comes with a CD-Rom which has exercises, as well as a built-in dictionary with definitions and audio recordings. This is a good book for self-study.

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WORDS & EXPRESSIONS

common: happening often
organised: arranged or ordered
chapter: one of the parts into which a book is divided
mistake: something that has been done in the wrong way
suitable: having the right qualities for a particular situation
definition: a phrase that explains what a word means
audio: relating to sound that is recorded

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