Portable Macmillan English Dictionary 2nd Edition




The second edition of the Macmillan English Dictionary now contains a wealth of new material, while building on the innovative features that won it two prestigious awards. By identifying in red the most important 7,500 words an advanced learner needs to be able to use, the Macmillan English Dictionary helps give students the confidence and ability to write and speak accurate English.

This new edition offers learners a rich supply of writing help, with Get it right boxes throughout the dictionary for accuracy and a 50-page Improve your Writing Skills section for fluency.

New full-page writing sections and  ‘Get It Right’ boxes help you to become a more confident writer in academic and professional situations. The ‘Improve your writing skills’ section in the centre of the dictionary gives you advice on writing in 18 areas that often cause difficulties, while ‘Get It Right’ boxes at individual headwords help you to anticipate mistakes that you might make and show you how to correct them.

These boxes often also highlight common collocations, present alternatives to over-used words and point out the differences between words that are easy to confuse. This material has been created following a two-year collaboration with the Centre for English Corpus Linguistics, led by Professor Sylviane Granger, at the Université catholique de Louvain in Belgium.

The new ‘Expand Your Vocabulary’ section in the centre of the dictionary – on the themes of movement, communication and emotions – helps you to choose the right word at the right time, and to use it correctly and idiomatically.

Key Features

  • More information about the most frequent 7,500 words – the ideal vocabulary size for an advanced user – which are printed in red and graded with stars
  • Collocation and Metaphor boxes
  • Expand your vocabulary section on the themes of movement, communication and emotions
  • A complete package of unique, carefully researched materials based on a detailed analysis of learners’ own writing. Full-page writing sections and Get it right boxes



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