Sunday, 26 January 2020
English Idioms in Use: Advanced
English Idioms in Use: Advanced By Felicity O’Dell, Michael McCarthy
It was written to help you take your knowledge of idioms to a more advanced level. The ability to use idioms accurately and appropriately is an indicator that you have a truly advanced level of English,and so this book pays attention to the productive use of idioms as well as to the comprehension of their meaning. Many of you will have already worked with English Idioms in Use Intermediate,and this book builds on the work done there. However, it does not matter if you have gained your knowledge of idioms in a different way. We do not assume that you have used English idioms in Use Intermediate, although we do present and practice different idioms from those that were presented in the lower-level book.
The idioms which are presented in this book were mainly selected from those identified as significant by the CAN CODE corpus of spoken English, developed at the University of Nottingham in association with Cambridge University Press, and the Cambridge International Corpus of written and spoken English (now known as the Cambridge English Corpus). The idioms selected are all also to be found in the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary 4th Edition, where you can find additional usage notes and examples.