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Basic Vocabulary in Use by Michael McCarthy and Felicity O’Dell – Book Review

Basic Vocabulary in Use with Answers and Audio CD

Basic Vocabulary in UseEnglish learning starts with vocabulary.  Basic vocabulary is necessary before learning grammar. About 2,000 words are needed for basic comprehension.

Beginning students will learn some 1,200 basic English vocabulary items in Basic Vocabulary in Use, which is designed for both classroom and self-study use.

The book contains 60 units that cover approximately 1,200 new vocabulary items. It also offers an index with phonetic transcriptions, a complete answer key, and an Audio CD. An edition without answers, suitable for classroom use, is also available.  the left-hand page contains the new words and phrases to learn. Every new word or phrase is used in a sentence, or in a conversation, or has a picture with it, or has some explanation of what it means.  On the right-hand page, there are exercises and other activities to help you practice using the words and to help you remember them.

Goodreads rating 4.35 · Rating details · 23 ratings · 1 review

Contents outline

  • Learner training
  • Everyday verbs
  • Words and grammar
  • People
  • The world
  • At home
  • School and workplace
  • Leisure
  • Social issues

Sample Pages from the book

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Details

Paperback 176 pages
Published March 5th, 2001 by Cambridge University Press
ISBN 052178865X (ISBN13: 9780521788656)
Edition Language English
Series Vocabulary in use

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Basic Vocabulary in Use by Michael McCarthy and Felicity O'Dell

24
8.7

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8.7/10

Pros

  • For classroom use, includes CDROM

Cons

  • not a reference guide to vocabulary

Aaron Skudder

2 Comments

  1. This is a very helpful product. I have been working in restaurants for almost 20 years. I have come across people from all kinds of places. India, Turkey, Columbia, Mexico, etc. I enjoyed trying to teach them  while we are working but there is only so much you can do. Also a lot of these individuals wanted to learn more than just kitchen English and I wasn’t trying to run an after work study program. I bought some of these people books with audio CD’s but some just didn’t seem to do the trick. This looks like the perfect solution. Thanks for pointing it out. 

    • You will need to assess the student’s vocabulary level before deciding which book in the vocabulary series to use.

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