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2nd Edition
Dr. Lin Lougheed - All books by this author

IELTS test takers must have a command of English vocabulary that applies to many different situations and contexts. This book offers students extensive practice in vocabulary building and correct English usage, with emphasis on 600 English words that relate to specific categories that appear frequently on IELTS exams. These categories include nature and the environment, leisure activities and hobbies, the arts and culture, transportation, health, tourism, business, technology, social issues, and education.

Author Lin Lougheed presents exercises that teach ESL students how to decipher the meanings of countless new words by reading or hearing them in relation to the context in which they are used. All activities are formatted like the actual questions on the IELTS exam and provide extra test practice. Dr. Lougheed suggests helpful strategies for learning and retaining word meanings. He also offers tips on analyzing unfamiliar compound words to determine their meanings and he includes vocabulary expanding exercises with answers in every chapter. Also included are recommendations for Web-based self-study activities. The enclosed MP3 CD presents exercises in listening comprehension.

Table of Contents:
  • Introduction
    Vocabulary and the IELTS
    IELTS Study Contract
    Self-Study Activities
    How to Use This Book
  • Unit 1: The Natural World
    Environmental Impacts of Logging
    Bird Migration
    Plant Life in the Taklimakan Desert
  • Unit 2: Leisure Time
    Peripheral Vision in Sports
    History of the Circus
    Uses of Leisure Time
  • Unit 3: Transportation
    First Headlamps
    Major Subways of Europe
    Electric Cars Around the Globe
  • Unit 4: Culture
    Origins of Writing
    Hula Dancing in Hawaiian Culture
    The Art of Mime
  • Unit 5: Health
    Nurse Migration
    Aerobic Exercise and Brain Health
    How Drugs Are Studied
  • Unit 6: Tourism
    Hiking the Inca Trail
    What Is Ecotourism?
    Learning Vacations
  • Unit 7: Business
    What Makes a Small Business Successful?
    Brand Loyalty
    Global Outsourcing
  • Unit 8: Society
    Social Networking
    Why Are Women Leaving Science Careers?
    Wheelchair-Accessibility Issues
  • Unit 9: Education
    Learning Styles
    The Homeschool Option
    Educating the Gifted
  • Unit 10: Technology/Inventions
    The Development of the Lightbulb
    The Invention of Variable-Pitch Propellers
    The Transatlantic Cable
  • Appendix
    Answer Key


Paperback w/MP3 CD / 384 Pages / 8 3/8 x 10 7/8 / 2014


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