Author: Elaine Kirn
Suitable for: Secondary Students, Young Adults, Adults. independent learners, and Home School students. Instructors and Tutors. For English improvement, ESL, EFL, Literacy, WIOA, Career and College, and Corrections Institutions.
What It Is: 156-page student text has a clear and practical real-world
purpose—providing language students with skills and strategies to learn vocabulary efficiently and effectively. Its unit titles are “Learning Vocabulary from Reading,” “Using Vocabulary Appropriately,” and “Building Vocabulary Systematically.”
Why You Need It: To provide practice in proven vocabulary-acquisition skills and strategies, such as Recognizing Parts of Speech, Guessing Meaning from Context, Using a Dictionary to Learn Vocabulary; Word Usage and Phraseology, Vocabulary in Subject Areas, Synonyms Vs. Opposites;
Combining Words—Compounds, Word Pairs (Homophones, Homographs, & Near-Misses), and Word Parts—Beginnings & Endings.
What You'll Do: You (and/or your learners) will use the worktext and its in meaningful contexts reading material in to choose, and/or supply the most
appropriate items. Because the vocabulary corresponds in subject matter to
the readings of WHAT’S THE POINT? BOOK TWO —such as Getting Acquainted with People, Getting Better and Better, and What Happened Next?, the two texts can be used together to advantage—and/or individually.
What Else Is There? The text includes a removable Answer Key. Two 90-minute CDs offer native speaker pronunciation (modeling) of vocabulary to be acquired. It’s in the process of being colorized and updated to an online downloadable version.
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