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

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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.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780618495467
  • Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Company College Division
  • Publication date: 7/28/2004
  • Edition description: Book with CD
  • Edition number: 6
  • Pages: 428
  • Product dimensions: 7.40 (w) x 8.76 (h) x 0.71 (d)

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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