Academic Vocabulary in Use Second Edition is the perfect study aid for anyone using English for their academic work. Ideal for students of any discipline, from engineers and social scientists to business students and lawyers, it covers all the key vocabulary found in academic textbooks, articles, lectures and seminars. The book is also useful for those preparing for IELTS and university entrance examinations, and is designed for students at good intermediate level and above. The second edition has been updated to reflect changes in education, technology and communications, includes a selection of new reading passages, and is now in full colour. 50 easy-to-use, two-page units with clear explanations of new vocabulary on the left page, and a variety of practice exercises on the right. The most useful and frequently-used academic vocabulary, based on the Cambridge English Corpus and established academic word lists. Words and expressions presented in real-life academic contexts, including extracts from lectures, presentations, essays, tables and graphs. A ‘Reading and vocabulary' section with longer texts provides more practice of key vocabulary. Comprehensive answer key and phonemic transcriptions of key words to help with pronunciation. A handy ‘Reference section' with notes on formal and informal usage, plus British, Irish and North American vocabulary differences and spelling variations.