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Academic Word Power 2

Academic Word Power 2 - 04 edition

ISBN13: 978-0618397693

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ISBN13: 978-0618397693
ISBN10: 0618397698
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 04
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Published: 2004
International: No

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Academic Word Power 2 - 04 edition

ISBN13: 978-0618397693

Celia Thompson and Donna Obenda

ISBN13: 978-0618397693
ISBN10: 0618397698
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 04
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Published: 2004
International: No
Summary

Academic Word Power helps students master the 560 most common words used in academic texts, as chosen from the respected Academic Word List. When students add this vocabulary to what they learn in a beginning ESL course, they will be able to comprehend 90% of the terms in texts across disciplines. Focusing on the most common words motivates students and allows instructors to take the guesswork out of choosing and researching vocabulary, allowing more time to teach. Rather than refer specifically to ESL students, the texts appeal to both native and non-native speakers and can be used ESL, Developmental English, and high school English programs.

The sequence of texts takes into consideration frequency of words, level of difficulty, and thematic relationships, allowing intermediate through high-advanced students to learn vocabulary gradually. Each volume contains 7 units of 20 words, which are divided into four lessons of five words. Every lesson begins with an author-generated reading that includes all the focus words included in that lesson to help students learn terms in context.

  • The variety of exercises, activities, and vocabulary strategies prepare students for success in future academic reading.
  • Interactive speaking activities appeal to students by developing a link between the focus word and their experience and knowledge, increasing retention.
  • Exercises focusing on word families help students decipher new terms and build spelling proficiency

Table of Contents

Unit 1

Lesson 1. Reading: Professional Stress. Word Families: source, stress, energy, label, professional
Lesson 2. Reading: The Challenge of Advertising. Word Families: demonstrate, ensure, challenge, outcome, predict
Lesson 3. Reading: A Seamstress. Word Families: alter, despite, series, goal, job
Lesson 4. Reading: Men's Favorite Magazine. Word Families: annual, illustrate, imply, mental, target
Review: Crossword Puzzle

Unit 2

Lesson 1. Reading: A Professor's Challenge. Word Families: cademic, debate, validity, publish, occupational
Lesson 2. Reading: Coming to America. Word Families: circumstance, prior, attitude, cycle, immigration
Lesson 3. Reading: The Internal Revenue Service. Word Families: compensation, contrast, obvious, internal, error
Lesson 4. Reading: Erikson's Phases of Life. Word Families: phase, generation, framework, deduction, approximate
Review: Associations

Unit 3

Lesson 1. Reading: The Development Issue. Word Families: emerge, project, reject, medical, sustainable
Lesson 2. Reading: Fashion. Word Families: alternative, fundamental, style, image, dominant
Lesson 3. Reading: Licensing Agencies. Word Families: contribution, external, license, option, sum
Lesson 4. Reading: The Trials of Orenthal James Simpson. Word Families: constant, corresponding, investigation, modify, transition
Review: Associations

Unit 4

Lesson 1. Reading: Integration of Public Schools. Word Families: integration, considerable, resolution, decline, aware
Lesson 2. Reading: Domestic Abuse. Word Families: domestic, ethnic, network, version, proportion
Lesson 3. Reading: Evolution. Word Families: evolution, grant, logic, overall, sufficient
Lesson 4. Reading: Bending the Rules. Word Families: clause, apparent, instance, objective, symbolic
Review: Matching Definitions

Unit 5

Lesson 1. Reading: Freshman Year. Word Families: fee, orientation, liberal, adjustment, stability
Lesson 2. Reading: A Spy's Job. Word Families: brief, civil, pursue, intelligence, minimum
Lesson 3. Reading: Professor Trippet's Wacky Hypothesis. Word Families: hypothesis, lecture, notion, statistic, equivalent
Lesson 4. Reading: An Enviable Profession. Word Families: author, commitment, convention, flexibility, display
Review: Sentence Halves

Unit 6

Lesson 1. Reading: Prenatal Care. Word Families: consultation, monitor, precise, prime, status
Lesson 2. Reading: Welfare. Word Families: welfare, ignore, trend, justification, expert
Lesson 3. Reading: Architects. Word Families: capacity, dimension, perspective, instruction, draft
Lesson 4. Reading: Luigi's Restaurant. Word Families: adequate, attach, revenue, substitution, furthermore
Review: Scrambled Sentences

Unit 7

Lesson 1. Reading: Gymnastics. Word Families: concentration, accurate, principal, undertake, coordination
Lesson 2. Reading: Minorities in Higher Education. Word Families: implementation, access, retain, volume, promote
Lesson 3. Reading: Monitoring the Internet. Word Families: discretion, scheme, consent, subsequent, shift
Lesson 4. Reading: The Xegan Appeal. Word Families: impose, criteria, marginal, parallel, summary
Review: Crossword Puzzle

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