youre trying to achieve a good command of fluency-relevant
vocabulary, a conventional thesaurus wont be of much
help no matter how helpful it may be for other
purposes. This is so whether its a Roget-style thesaurus
or a dictionary-style thesaurus.
achieve a good command of fluency-relevant vocabulary, you
need dedicated fluency-oriented vocabulary building books
books that focus on fluency-building vocabulary.
the Core Fluency Thesaurus is a dedicated fluency-oriented
vocabulary building book and the first thesaurus
of its kind. From none other than Prof. Kev Nair, the worlds
foremost authority on fluency building. And it groups together,
under headwords, word groups that express meanings similar
to, or somewhat similar to, its important meanings. These
are groups of words that individual words tend to form with
other words, with a more-than-chance frequency: Phrases, collocations,
phrasal verbs, idioms and other multi-word items that have
the property of adding to your fluency. The author has marked
how relatively frequent/important (for fluency training) a
headword is with the indicators AAA, AA
and A. Headwords marked AAA are more
frequent/important than those marked AA and A.
And headwords marked AA are more frequent/important
than those marked A.
youre an advanced user of English someone who
has to make heavy use of fluent English in his/her everyday
life you need this book.
more details, read the Introduction.