What is it?


Get It Right: Boost Your Vocabulary is a series of workbooks that are designed to improve students’ vocabulary and address the word gap. Produced by expert authors and informed by the Oxford Language Report, the series provides an active approach to building students’ vocabulary.

Research-informed content

Each workbook includes a range of carefully selected tier 2 words drawn from academic vocabulary and the Oxford Children’s Corpus (a unique database of children’s language).

These aspirational words have been selected to help students access more challenging texts and empower them to use more sophisticated vocabulary.

Word webs

Each unit in the workbooks uses a single aspirational word as a starting point, together with accessible definitions and examples.

Each focus word is also presented alongside a ‘word web’ that includes synonyms and antonyms, which helps students to make connections between words and unpick layers of meaning.

An active approach

This series provides a clearly structured, active approach to building students’ vocabulary through a sequence of levelled activities, alongside a selection of engaging fiction and non-fiction extracts.

Comprehension-style activities test students’ basic understanding of each word and tease out misconceptions.

‘Explore the meaning’ activities encourage students to think more deeply about layers of meaning, including connotations and synonyms.

Reading tasks help students to contextualise the focus words, while writing tasks challenge students to put those new words into practice.

Engaging features

The workbooks are bursting with interesting features designed to energise vocabulary teaching and learning.

‘Have your say’ tasks support the use of oracy in vocabulary learning, and offer thought provoking questions to encourage lively discussion.

The ‘Word knowledge’ feature, provides key information about the etymology or morphology of a focus word, helping to deepen students’ understanding and provide them with the tools they’ll need to decode other unfamiliar vocabulary.

Ease of use

The workbooks are designed to be used flexibly, depending on your students’ needs.

Each standalone unit can fit seamlessly into existing schemes of work, while the sharp, focused nature of the content makes it ideal for lesson starters, targeted intervention or homework.

Answers are provided on the Oxford University Press website, saving you valuable time.


“We’ve been able to embed these words straight away into our schemes of learning thanks to the way they are grouped by theme. I couldn’t recommend them highly enough!”

Nikki Carlin
Founder of Team English and
Director of English at Abraham Moss Community School


Need to know

  1. Each workbook in the series features a number of levelled comprehension and contextual activities, based on a wide variety of engaging fiction and non-fiction source texts.
  2. Includes carefully chosen, tier 2 vocabulary from the Oxford Children’s Corpus that will help students become more confident readers and articulate writers.
  3. A highly flexible resource that can be easily incorporated into existing schemes of work – ideal for intervention or homework.

See it in action

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For more information email secondary.enquires@oup.com or visit oxfordsecondary.com/boostyourvocabulary.