Rawdon Wyatt (Macmillan Education 2008)
This is in a series of books aimed at exam candidates. The design is basic with the initial impression being of dense pages with not a lot of organisation. Students will need a lot of guidance on how to use a reference book such as this. The book is divided into two parts – general and (exam) topic specific vocabulary. It is intended as supplementary material and if tied in closely with work done in lessons then it can be very useful, but it could equally put students off working on increasing their vocabulary. It suffers from a lack of context and a surfeit of lists.
EAC Language School, Edinburgh