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Review - November 2014

Vocabulary Builder B2

Elizabeth Walter & Kate Woodford, Richmond;



This vocabulary practice book presents over 1,000 words. Fifty two-page units cover areas like health, art, music, education and work. There are six review sections and a useful glossary of words. Extra practice is given on the learning platform. The ‘Use the words you’ve learned’ sections which conclude each unit are helpful, allowing students to personalise the language. The vocabulary items are certainly useful, with a good focus on collocation, word-building and idioms, although I would have liked more information in the introduction on how the target lexis was selected. This is an attractively laid-out book, suitable for self-study.