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Active Vocabulary : General and Academic Words -Text Only

Active Vocabulary : General and Academic Words -Text Only - 3rd edition

ISBN13: 978-0321439512

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ISBN13: 978-0321439512
ISBN10: 0321439511
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 3RD 07
Publisher: Longman, Inc.
Published: 2007
International: No

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Active Vocabulary : General and Academic Words -Text Only - 3RD 07 edition

ISBN13: 978-0321439512

Amy E. Olsen

ISBN13: 978-0321439512
ISBN10: 0321439511
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 3RD 07
Publisher: Longman, Inc.

Published: 2007
International: No
Summary

Active Vocabularycovers both general words and academic subjects and is designed to accompany a reading text at the second tier reading level.

This worktext is visually appealing to students, uses words in context, and provides a variety of activities including self-tests, writing assignments, collaborative projects, and games. The chapters and exercises are ''scaffolded'' so that what has been presented in previous chapters is reinforced progressively as the student moves through the book. Active Vocabulary includes a number of exercises to stimulate different learning styles as well as to encourage cross-referencing of the words through different contexts. Self-tests and games in each chapter round out the exposure for each vocabulary word. Four chapters on word parts are included, as well as three review chapters.

Features

  • A balance of academic and general readings engages students with high-interest and everyday topics (Part One), and text is taken from popular and accessible sources covering a different academic area (Part Two).
  • A four-color visual design is used to link clues with words to improve vocabulary acquisition.
  • Vocabulary is reinforced in context as each chapter begins with a reading with the ten vocabulary words embedded in the reading.
  • Scaffolded (or progressive) readings use previously presented vocabulary words in a new context, giving students continuous contact with new words.
  • Coverage of word parts - prefixes, roots, and suffixes -- spans three chapters.
  • A brief and practical Hint box in every chapter helps students improve vocabulary, reading, and study skills.
  • Flashcards are located at the end of the book for student practice.
  • StudyWizard CD-ROM (optional) with exercises, recorded readings, and an audio pronunciation guide.
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