Research shows you need to know roughly 9000 word families to understand a wide variety of authentic texts. Based on the latest research Longman have now created a list of the 9000 most frequent words in English – the Longman Communication 9000.
- How it works: The Longman Communication 9000 is divided into three bands of high, medium and lower frequency words.
- Learner focused: The Longman Communication 9000 represents the core of the English language. It shows you which words are the most important to learn for effective communication.
- Longman Communication in practice: The Longman Communication 9000 has been developed from the Longman Communication 3000, which features the 3000 highest frequency words and is still used in some of our dictionaries.