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- ISBN: 9780131376175 | 0131376179
- Cover: Paperback
- Copyright: 1/5/2011
#xA0; Focus on Vocabulary 2: Mastering the Academic Word Listis a research-based vocabulary textbook that gives high-intermediate to advanced students the advantage they need to succeed in academic environments. Through excerpts from college texts and well-crafted exercises, English learners study the Academic Word List #x13; the most frequently used words in academic texts. To help students reach a fuller understanding of the new vocabulary, each chapter provides a series of exercises on word meanings, word families, and collocation. #xA0; Features#xA0; Seven units focus on a variety of subject areas, such as social change, consumer behavior, natural resources, and music. Each main chapter carefully recycles the target words four times in reading passages and vocabulary-building exercises. NEW!#xA0; Reading Strategies are designed to give students the tools they need to better comprehend the materials they read. Activities include recognizing an author#x19;s point of view and synthesizing information from multiple readings. The collocations exercises #x13; based on the 179-million-word New Longman Corpus #x13; reflect how academic words are actually used in real contexts. Expanding the Topic sections provide additional reading, discussion, and writing activities that broaden students#x19; understanding of vocabulary. Strategy Practice chapters offer tips for dictionary usage, information about word roots and affixes, and methods for expanding students#x19; word knowledge. #xA0;