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A & C Black London
First published in Great Britain in 2006
A & C Black Publishers Ltd
38 Soho Square, London W1D 3HB
© Rawdon Wyatt 2006
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ISBN-10: 0 7136 7508 5
ISBN-13: 978 0 7136 7508 X
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Printed in Italy by Legoprint
A & C Black uses paper produced with elemental chlorine-free pulp,
harvested from managed sustainable forests.
This book has been written for anyone who is planning to take the TOEIC®, and who wants
to practice and develop their vocabulary. A greater command of vocabulary is one of the key
factors that will help you raise your TOEIC® score.
You should not go through the exercises in this book mechanically. It is better to choose
areas that you are unfamiliar with, or areas that are of specific interest or importance to you.
Each exercise is accompanied by a full answer key at the back of the book. This key also
gives you other information about particular vocabulary items (for example, words with
similar meanings, alternative words and expressions, etc.) that are not covered in the
When you are doing the tasks in this book, look at the instructions carefully to make sure
you understand what to do, then read through the text / questions first before attempting
the exercises. This is a useful 'skimming' technique that you should also use when you are
doing the TOEIC® itself.
We recommend that you have a good dictionary with you, and refer to it when necessary.
However, always try to do the exercises without a dictionary first, and then use a dictionary
to check anything that you are not sure of.
It is very important to keep a record of new words and expressions that you learn, and
review these on a regular basis so that they become a part of your 'active'