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Dr. Lin Lougheed - All books by this author

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. 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. You’ll find helpful strategies for learning and retaining word meanings, tips on analyzing unfamiliar compound words to determine their meanings, and vocabulary expanding exercises with answers in every chapter. Also included are recommendations for web-based self-study activities. The included downloadable MP3 Files present all of the listening comprehension exercises.

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
About the Author:
Dr Lin Lougheed
is author of more than 30 EFL/ESL textbooks. He is a past member of the Executive Board of TESOL, the international EFL/ESL professional organization.


Paperback w/MP3 CD / 384 Pages / 6 x 9 / 2017


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