Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary (book)‏‎

Teaching Materials

Publisher:Cambridge University Press
Details:Paperback; 1562 pages; Pub. 2003

The Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary doesn’t just help you find words quickly and understand them easily. It gives the vital support which advanced students need, especially with the essential skills: reading, writing, listening and speaking.

Ideal for FCE, CAE, CPE, BEC and IELTS preparation.

Key Features

In the book

  • 170,000 words, phrases and examples
  • New words: all the important new words that have come into the language (e.g. dirty bomb, lairy, jus, 9/11, clickable) so that your English stays up-to-date
  • Colour headwords: so that you can find the word you are looking for quickly
  • Idiom Finder: making idioms so much easier to find
  • 200 ‘Common Learner Error’ notes show how to avoid common mistakes
  • 25,000 collocations show the way words work together in English
  • Colour pictures: 16 full page colour pictures that explain groups of words visually.

On the CD-ROM

  • Sound: recordings in British and American English for all words, plus practice tools to help improve pronunciation
  • Smart Thesaurus helps you choose the right word – fast!
  • QUICKfind looks up words for you while you are working or reading on screen
  • SUPERwrite gives on screen help with grammar, spelling and collocation when you are writing.
  • Hundreds of interactive exercises can be printed for classroom use or done on-screen
  • Copy and paste lets you use any part of the dictionary in your own documents

External Links

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