English for Academic Study: Vocabulary – Study Book

Colin Campbell


A university preparation course published in collaboration with the University of Reading.

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ISBN: 9781908614438

Upper intermediate to proficiency
CEF Level: B2 to C2  IELTS Level: 5.0 to 7.5+

Product Description

English for Academic Study: Vocabulary

This fully updated 2012 edition of English for Academic Study: Vocabulary will help you expand and develop the vocabulary skills you need to participate effectively and confidently in all academic situations.

The units are based on the following topics:

  • Multi-meaning words
  • Word classes – nouns, verbs, adjectives and adverbs
  • Word families and word parts
  • Collocations
  • Word grammar

Each unit introduces you to key academic words and illustrates how to use information in a dictionary to gain a more effective and appropriate use of vocabulary. This book is intended for self-study outside the classroom and includes a complete answer key and an achievement test so that you can monitor your progress.

EAS: Vocabulary includes unit summaries to give you a quick overview of what you have covered, and a comprehensive glossary of terms. Each unit also has weblinks offering additional information and activities, relating to the topics covered in the units. Visit the dedicated English for Academic Study website at www.englishforacademicstudy.com for even more resources.

This book can be used in conjunction with the following books in the English for Academic Study (EAS) series, also published by Garnet Education: EAS: Reading & Writing Source Book, EAS: Reading, EAS: Writing, EAS: Extended Writing & Research Skills, EAS: Speaking, EAS: Listening, EAS: Pronunciation, and EAS: Grammar for Writing.

Format: Paperback


i. Introduction
1. Multi-meaning words
2. Word classes – nouns, verbs, adjectives and adverbs
3. Word families and word parts
4. Collocations
5. Word grammar
6. AWL – Sublist 1
7. AWL – Sublist 2
8. AWL – Sublist 3
9. AWL – Sublist 4
10. AWL – Sublist 5
g. Glossary
a. Appendices:
Appendix 1: Academic Word List
Appendix 2: Achievement test
Appendix 3: Answer key

Author details

Colin Campbell has worked in English language teaching for almost 30 years. He has been a teacher, teacher-trainer and consultant in a number of countries, including Poland, Spain, Italy, Ireland and the UK. He has also been involved in setting up language schools in Italy and Poland. Some of his fondest memories from his career to date include co-hosting a Learning English television series for local television in Italy; recording Irish songs for a children’s Course Book in Poland; writing original readers for CUP and, still, teaching students.

He has worked at the University of Reading since 1998, teaching on EAP courses. He has written and co-written various EAP and general ELT books, including EAS Listening and EAS Vocabulary for Garnet Education.


“The EAS Vocabulary Study Book is an excellent self-study book. It introduces the most commonly used words from both general and academic word family lists, which I find very useful. It also provides extensive practice. The units are based on topics such as multi-meaning words, word classes, collocations, and word grammar. Each unit has weblinks offering additional information and activities, and the appendix also provides an extensive list of word families.”

Margaret Oertig for ETAS Journal, Vol. 30, No 3, Summer 2013

“Vocabulary would work well in class, and is a valuable contribution to the pre-sessional classroom.”

Clare Anderson for the ESP SIG Journal, Issue 41, April 2013