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A command of English vocabulary that applies to many different situations and contexts is essential for ESL students who aim to succeed on the IELTS. This book offers them extensive practice in vocabulary building and correct English usage, with emphasis on 600 English words that relate to specific categories and 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 concentrates on teaching 600 English words from these categories. He presents exercises that teach ESL students how to figure out the meanings of countless new words by reading or hearing them in relation to the context in which they are used. All activities are like the actual questions on the IELTS exam and provide extra test practice. Dr. Lougheed suggests helpful strategies for learning and retaining word meanings, for instance, by using a word in four different ways: reading, writing, hearing, and speaking it in a given context. He also offers tips on analyzing unfamiliar compound words to determine their meanings and he includes vocabulary expanding exercises with answers in every chapter. The included audio CD presents exercises in listening comprehension.
Table of Contents:
Vocabulary and the IELTS
IELTS Study Contract
How to Use This Book
Environmental Impacts of Logging
Plant Life in the Taklimakan Desert
Peripheral Vision in Sports
History of the Circus
Uses of Leisure Time
Major Subways of Europe
Electric Cars Around the Globe
Origins of Writing
Hula Dancing in Hawaiian Culture
The Art of Mime
Aerobic Exercise and Brain Health 130 How Drugs Are Studied
Hiking the Inca Trail
What Is Ecotourism?
What Makes a Small Business Successful?
Why Are Women Leaving Science Careers?
The Homeschool Option
Educating the Gifted
The Development of the Lightbulb
The Invention of Variable-Pitch Propellers
The Transatlantic Cable
Paperback w/audio CD / 368 Pages / 6 x 9 / 2011