Focus on Vocabulary

Focus on Vocabulary

Mastering the Academic Word List. Answer Keys and Tests

Book - 2005
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Focus on Vocabulary: Mastering the Academic Word List, by Diane Schmitt and Norbert Schmitt, is a research-based vocabulary textbook that gives high-intermediate to advanced students the advantage they need to succeed in academic environments. Through excerpts from college texts and well-crafted exercises, English learners study the Academic Word List -- the most frequently used words in academic texts. To help students reach a fuller understanding of the new vocabulary, each chapter provides a series of exercises on word meaning and word families. In addition, collocations exercises develop students' ability to form natural partnerships between the target vocabulary and other words. Features *Seven units focus on a variety of subject areas, such as social change, consumer behavior, natural resources, and music. *Each chapter carefully recycles the target vocabulary four times in reading passages and vocabulary-building exercises. *The collocation exercises -- based on the 179-million-word New Longman Corpus -- reflect how academic words are actually used in real contexts.*Strategy Practice chapters offer tips for dictionary usage, information about word roots and affixes, and methods for expanding students' word knowledge. *An Expansion section at the end of each chapter provides additional reading, discussion, and writing activities that broaden students' understanding of vocabulary.
Publisher: White Plains, N.Y. : Pearson/Longman, c2005
ISBN: 9780131926660
Branch Call Number: ESL 428.1 SCH
Characteristics: 48 p. ; 28 cm
Additional Contributors: Schmitt, Norbert 1956-


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