The World of Words: Vocabulary for College Students / Edition 6

The World of Words: Vocabulary for College Students / Edition 6

by Margaret Richek
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0618495460

ISBN-13: 9780618495467

Pub. Date: 07/28/2004

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Company College Division

A strong vocabulary is essential to achieving success in college and in life. The World of Words will teach you lifelong vocabulary - building strategies while improving your current vocabulary through interesting, easy-to-follow exercises.

Overview

A strong vocabulary is essential to achieving success in college and in life. The World of Words will teach you lifelong vocabulary - building strategies while improving your current vocabulary through interesting, easy-to-follow exercises.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780618495467
Publisher:
Houghton Mifflin Company College Division
Publication date:
07/28/2004
Edition description:
Book with CD
Pages:
428
Product dimensions:
7.40(w) x 8.76(h) x 0.71(d)

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Table of Contents

Contents

Note: Each chapter includes Quiz Yourself and Chapter Exercises.

  • I. 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 I
    Exercises Part I
    Words to Learn Part II
    Exercises Part II
    Passage: Two Real Guys: The Story of Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream
    English Idioms: 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 I
    Exercises Part I
    Words to Learn Part II
    Exercises Part II
    Passage: Sneakers: A Multibillion-Dollar Industry
    English Idioms: The Media and 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 I
    Exercises Part I
    Words to Learn Part II
    Exercises Part II
    Passage: Jackie Robinson, Baseball Hero
    English 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 I
    Exercises Part I
    Words to Learn Part II
    Exercises Part II
    Passage: Crazy Laws
    English Idioms: Rhyme and Repitition
  • Review: Chapters 1–4
  • II. 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 I
    Words to Learn Part I
    Exercises Part I
    Prefixes Part II
    Words to Learn Part II
    Exercises Part II
    Passage: Food of the People
    English Idioms: Beginnings, Endings, and Time
    6. Word Elements: People and Names
    Did You Know? Which Words Come from Names?
    Learning Strategy: Word Elements About People
    Word Roots Part I
    Words to Learn Part I
    Exercises Part I
    Prefixes and Name Words Part II
    Words to Learn Part II
    Exercises Part II
    Passage: The Greek Myth of Winter
    English Idioms: Body Words
    7. Word Elements: Movement
    Did You Know? How Did Inventions Get Their Names?
    Learning Strategy: Word Elements: Movement
    Word Roots Part I
    Words to Learn Part I
    Exercises Part I
    Prefixes of Movement Part II
    Words to Learn Part II
    Exercises Part II
    Passage: What Body Language Tells Us
    English Idioms: Movement
    8. Word Elements: Together and Apart
    Did You Know? What Are Two Sources of English?
    Learning Strategy: Word Elements: Together and Apart
    Prefixes Part I
    Words to Learn Part I
    Exercises Part I
    Word Roots Part II
    Words to Learn Part II
    Exercises Part II
    Passage: Intelligence Under Fire: The Story of the Navajo Code Talkers
    English 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 I
    Words to Learn Part I
    Exercises Part I
    Word Elements Part II
    Words to Learn Part II
    Exercises Part II
    Passage: Cleopatra—The Last Pharaoh
    English 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 I
    Words to Learn Part I
    Exercises Part I
    Prefixes Part II
    Words to Learn Part II
    Exercises Part II
    Passage: The Origins of Superstitions
    English 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 I
    Words to Learn Part I
    Exercises Part I
    Word Elements Part II
    Words to Learn Part II
    Exercises Part II
    Passage: The Disease That Science Eliminated
    English Idioms: Food
    12. Word Elements: Speech and Writing
    Did You Know? Shortening English
    Learning Strategy: Word Elements: Speech and Writing
    Word Elements Part I
    Words to Learn Part I
    Exercises Part I
    Word Elements Part II
    Words to Learn Part II
    Exercises Part II
    Passage: Beautiful and Bright: The Life of Hedy Lamarr
    English Idioms: Speech and Writing
  • Review: Chapters 9–12

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