The second edition of English Vocabulary In Use Upper-Intermediate is aimed primarily at learners who belong to the upper intermediate category. The matter in the book has been updated in the second edition after extensive feedback from users of the first edition. The words and language used in this edition have been drawn from the Cambridge International Corpus to ensure relevance.
The book has been compiled with the idea of letting students practice their skills as much as possible. The topics are explained on the left-hand side while the right-hand pages have exercises for students. All new words included in the book are explained in detail, and the context in which they must be used is also explained along with examples. The book is provided with a detailed phonetic library to help users pronounce difficult words with ease. Also provided is a user-friendly answer key. The book is replete with colourful illustrations to make learning a better experience.
The text has been divided into 100 units distributed in eleven parts. The first part is the Effective Vocabulary Learning. It deals with the learning process and techniques involved in learning words. The second part deals with word formation and how to attach prefixes and suffixes and the like. The third and fourth parts deal with pronunciation and connecting and linking words. The other parts are countables and uncountables, topics, feelings and actions, idioms and expressions, phrasal verbs and verb-based expressions, and lastly, the varieties of English, as in formal and informal.
The book is hugely helpful for people learning upper intermediate English and has been updated to meet the highest standards. English Vocabulary In Use Upper-Intermediate, written by McCarthy, was published by Cambridge University Press in 2009 and is available in paperback.