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Oxford Academic Vocabulary Practice

Vocabulary practice activities help you learn the key words you need to use when studying any academic subject in English at university level.

The academic vocabulary covered by the series is sourced from the Academic Word List, and the Oxford Corpus of Academic English. The Corpus is an 85-million-word corpus of academic sources, developed by Oxford University Press, the world’s authority on the English language. The Corpus shows how words are used across the four main subject areas of physical sciences, life sciences, social sciences, and humanities.

  • Student Book

Key features

  • Activities to improve your writing in key areas such as evaluating ideas, explaining concepts and expressing opinions
  • Authentic texts, showing how the words are used in academic writing
  • Highlighting of words from the Academic Word List
  • 650-word glossary (at both levels) with definitions and phonetics for all keywords
  • Useful language reference section at B1 level and reference sections on collocations, affixes and dependent prepositions at B2-C1 level
  • Complete answer key to all exercises for self-study
  • More practice exercises and short writing tasks available at
  • Also available: Oxford Learner’s Dictionary of Academic English (print and app) and Oxford Grammar for EAP


Each level of Oxford Academic Vocabulary Practice includes over 250 practice activities help you learn and practise the 650 key words you need to use in your written work. A glossary, plus appendices on collocations, affixes and dependent prepositions gives further information to help you use words correctly and improve your academic writing. Authentic academic texts and student essays show how the words are used in academic writing.