The World of Words: Vocabulary for College Success / Edition 8

The World of Words: Vocabulary for College Success / Edition 8

by Margaret Ann Richek
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0495802557

ISBN-13: 9780495802556

Pub. Date: 01/15/2010

Publisher: Cengage Learning


This time-tested, top-selling vocabulary textbook not only teaches students the vocabulary they need for academic success but also provides them with the tools to acquire new words independently for years to come. A wealth of easy to use and engaging exercises offers in-depth word practice. A focus on three critical skills--dictionary use, context clues, and word

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This time-tested, top-selling vocabulary textbook not only teaches students the vocabulary they need for academic success but also provides them with the tools to acquire new words independently for years to come. A wealth of easy to use and engaging exercises offers in-depth word practice. A focus on three critical skills--dictionary use, context clues, and word elements--builds lifelong word acquisition skills. New online audio exercises hone pronunciation, and an abundance of support materials, including pre-written online tests for every chapter, make life a little easier for instructors.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780495802556
Publisher:
Cengage Learning
Publication date:
01/15/2010
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
414
Product dimensions:
7.30(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.70(d)

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Table of Contents


Preface. Part 1: DICTIONARY SKILLS AND CONTEXT CLUES. Parts of Speech. Word Endings and Parts of Speech. 1. WORDS ABOUT PEOPLE. Did You Know? What's in a Name? Learning Strategy Using the Dictionary. Words to Learn Part 1. Exercises Part 1. Words to Learn Part 2. Exercises Part 2. Chapter Exercises. Passage The Sandwich King? Insight into Idioms--Expressions for Color. 2. WORDS IN THE NEWS. Did You Know? How Many Ways Can a Team Win or Lose? Learning Strategy Context Clues of Substitution. Words to Learn Part 1. Exercises Part 1. Words to Learn Part 2. Exercises Part 2. Chapter Exercises. Passage Sneakers: A Multibillion-Dollar Industry. Insight into Idioms--Communication. 3. WORDS FOR FEELING, EXPRESSION, AND ACTION. Did You Know? How Do Cars Get Their Names? Learning Strategy Context Clues of Definition. Words to Learn Part 1. Exercises Part 1. Words to Learn Part 2. Exercises Part 2. Chapter Exercises. Passage Jackie Robinson, Baseball Hero. Insight into Idioms--Feelings and Actions. 4. OTHER USEFUL ENGLISH WORDS. Did You Know? How Does English Get New Words? Learning Strategy Context Clues of Opposition. Words to Learn Part 1. Exercises Part 1. Words to Learn Part 2. Exercises Part 2. Chapter Exercises. Passage The Lion who Didn't Forget. Insight into Idioms--Rhyme and Repetition. Review: Chapters 1-4. Part 2: WORD ELEMENTS. Prefixes, Roots, and Suffixes. Using Word Elements. 5. WORD ELEMENTS: PREFIXES. Did You Know? Where Does English Come From? Learning Strategy Word Elements: Prefixes. Prefixes Part 1. Words to Learn Part 1. Exercises Part 1. Prefixes Part 2. Words to Learn Part 2. Exercises Part 2. Chapter Exercises. Passage Food of the People. Insight into Idioms--Expressions for Time. 6. WORD ELEMENTS: PEOPLE AND NAMES. Did You Know? Which Words Come from Names? Learning Strategy Word Elements About People. Word Roots Part 1. Words to Learn Part 1. Exercises Part 1. Prefixes and Name Words Part 2. Words to Learn Part 2. Exercises Part 2. Chapter Exercises. Passage The Greek Myth of Winter. Insight into Idioms--Expressions About the Body. 7. WORD ELEMENTS: MOVEMENT. Did You Know? How Did Inventions Get Their Names? Learning Strategy Word Elements: Movement. Word Roots Part 1. Words to Learn Part 1. Exercises Part 1. Prefixes of Movement Part 2. Words to Learn Part 2. Exercises Part 2. Chapter Exercises. Passage Celebrity Fever. Insight into Idioms--Actions. 8. WORD ELEMENTS: TOGETHER AND APART. Did You Know? What Are Two Sources of English? Learning Strategy Word Elements: Together and Apart. Prefixes Part 1. Words to Learn Part 1. Exercises Part 1. Word Roots Part 2. Words to Learn Part 2. Exercises Part 2. Chapter Exercises. Passage Intelligence Under Fire: The Story of the Navajo Code Talkers. Insight into Idioms--Agreement and Anger. Review: Chapters 5-8. 9. WORD ELEMENTS: NUMBERS AND MEASURES. Did You Know? How Were the Months of the Year Named? Learning Strategy Word Elements: Numbers and Measures. Prefixes Part 1. Words to Learn Part 1. Exercises Part 1. Word Elements Part 2. Words to Learn Part 2. Exercises Part 2. Chapter Exercises. Passage Tattoos, So Modern and Yet So Ancient. Insight into Idioms--Money. 10. WORD ELEMENTS: THOUGHT AND BELIEF. Did You Know? Animal Words of Thought and Belief. Learning Strategy Word Elements: Thought and Belief. Word Elements Part 1. Words to Learn Part 1. Exercises Part 1. Prefixes Part 2. Words to Learn Part 2. Exercises Part 2. Chapter Exercises. Passage The Origins of Superstitions. Insight into Idioms--Animals. 11. WORD ELEMENTS: THE BODY AND HEALTH. Did You Know? How Did Snacks Originate? Learning Strategy Word Elements: The Body and Health. Word Elements Part 1. Words to Learn Part 1. Exercises Part 1. Word Elements Part 2. Words to Learn Part 2. Exercises Part 2. Chapter Exercises. Passage A New Language--of Silence. Insight into Idioms--Food. 12. WORD ELEMENTS: SPEECH AND WRITING. Did You Know? Shortening English. Learning Strategy Word Elements: Speech and Writing. Word Elements Part 1. Words to Learn Part 1. Exercises Part 1. Word Elements Part 2. Words to Learn Part 2. Exercises Part 2. Chapter Exercises. Passage Planting the Green Belt. Insight into Idioms. Communicating. Review: Chapters 9-12. Answers to Quizzes. Index of Words, Word Elements, and Idioms.

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