Expand Your English

A Guide to Improving Your Academic Vocabulary

Steve Hart

Hong Kong University Press

Expand Your English

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Pub Date: January 2018

ISBN: 9789888390991

248 Pages

Format: Paperback

List Price: $28.00£22.95

Expand Your English

A Guide to Improving Your Academic Vocabulary

Steve Hart

Hong Kong University Press

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Writing academic prose in English is especially difficult for nonnative speakers, largely because the standard vocabulary used in this genre can be quite different from colloquial English. Expand Your English: A Guide to Improving Your Academic Vocabulary is a unique and invaluable guide that will enable the reader to overcome this hurdle. It will become the favorite go-to reference book for both beginners and intermediate learners struggling with the complexities of English-language academic writing.

Steve Hart covers 1,000 vocabulary items that are essential for good academic writing. The first section describes 200 key terms in detail, grouping them into logical sets of 10. Through careful repetition, the reader will find it easy to retain, retrieve, and reuse these essential phrases. The second section explains a further 800 terms, grouping them according to function, meaning, and the areas of an essay where they are likely to be used. The expansive scope of Expand Your English gives non-native speakers all the vocabulary tools they need to master this difficult style of writing.

About the Author

Steve Hart has been editing and proofreading for international academics and graduate students since 2005. He is the author of English Exposed: Common Mistakes Made by Chinese Speakers and has coauthored undergraduate English textbooks for the Indian market and written two practical grammar guides for university students. He is currently an academic coordinator and dissertation supervisor at a higher education institution in Cambridge, England.