Oxford Word Skills

Learn and practise English vocabulary

Oxford Word Skills Learn and practise English vocabulary

Ruth Gairns and Stuart Redman

prize graphic icon Highly Commended English-Speaking Union's Duke of Edinburgh English Language Book Award 2009

Judges' comments: "...one of the best vocabulary series they had encountered - an invaluable resource for teachers and a goldmine for learners."

A three-level topic-based vocabulary course to learn and practise words, phrases and lexical grammar in context.

  • Level: Elementary to Advanced
    (A2-C2)

Oxford Word Skills improves students' vocabulary and vocabulary learning skills. Short, clear presentations and lots of opportunity for practice give students the confidence to use new vocabulary. 80 units at each level mean they cover a huge range of topics and everyday situations. Extra practice and interactive activities on CD-ROM.

  • Basic Super-Skills CD-ROM Pack
  • Intermediate Super-Skills CD-ROM Pack
  • Advanced Super-Skills CD-ROM Pack
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  • 2,000 words at each level show the meaning and how words work in context
  • 'I can...' approach to each unit so students can see learning goals
  • Fully integrated Super Skills CD-ROM with interactive listening and speaking activities and pronunciation model for every vocabulary item
  • 'Cover and check' card makes it easy for students to test themselves
  • Regular review units so students can check progress

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Oxford Word Skills presents and practises the words, phrases, and lexical grammar students need to listen, speak, read, and write confidently on a wide range of topics and everyday situations.

Units are simple and clear. Each one sets a clear 'I can ...' learning goal so students can see exactly what they will be able to do and why.

With over 2,000 key words at each level and plenty of opportunity to practise, students can cover exactly the vocabulary they need - including typical exam topics.

It is ideal for use either in or outside the classroom. Each unit introduces just the right amount of vocabulary for students to learn and remember in one session and explains the new words using real-life contexts and situations.

Easy-to-use: there are spaces for writing in the answers plus a 'Test yourself' cover card for students to 'cover and check' they have learned the new vocabulary.

Regular review units allow students to check their progress and test longer-term recall.

Short of time? You can use Oxford Word Skills for just 20 or 30 minutes of a lesson. Short explanations and quick practice activities mean minimal preparation.

The Super-Skills CD-ROM, available at each level, helps students:

  • Learn how to say the words.
  • Practise listening to the words and using them.
  • Consolidate what they have learnt in the Students Book with linked interactive exercises.

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Encourage active learning with the Super-Skills CD-ROM at each level. More than 1,000 interactive activities give students extra practice for every unit to consolidate what they have learned in the Student's Book.

Pronunciation models and dialogues give students listening practice as well as an opportunity to say new words and practise new phrases. Reading and writing activities for each unit provide extra consolidation. The more times you use a word, the more you are likely to remember it!

Students can use the Notebook to save and print out their own notes or translations.

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Oxford Word Skills online

Students have access to even more practice material to expand and improve their vocabulary including listening activities and tests. Downloadable extra learning tools such as a month by month vocabulary calendar, learning records and mini-phrasebooks make studying vocabulary fun.

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