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Focus on Vocabulary 1 Bridging Vocabulary

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Edition:
2nd
ISBN13:

9780131376199

ISBN10:
0131376195
Format:
Paperback
Pub. Date:
1/5/2011
Publisher(s):
Pearson Education ESL

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Summary

#xA0; Focus on Vocabulary 1: Bridging Vocabularyis a research-based vocabulary textbook that gives intermediate to high-intermediate#xA0;students hands-on preparation for understanding mid-frequency vocabulary, such as that found in novels, newspapers, films, and social and workplace settings.#xA0;Through excerpts from#xA0;popular material#xA0;and well-crafted exercises, English learners focus on mid-frequency vocabulary - 504 word families in all. 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 the mind, design, celebrity, and the environment. The start of each main chapter features an Assessing Your Vocabulary Knowledge section, which helps students determine their level of familiarity with that chapter's twenty-four target words. Students reassess their familiarity with the words at the end of the chapter. Each main chapter carefully recycles the target words a minimum of four times in the reading passage and throughout the sections that follow: Reading Comprehension, Word Meaning, Word Families, Collocation, and Expanding the Topic. At the end of each unit, a Strategy Practice chapter offers tips for dictionary use, essay writing, and other vocabulary-related tasks. #xA0;

Table of Contents

Unit 1 Happiness

 

Chapter 1: Can We Be Happier?

            Reading : Why Are Your Happy?

 

Chapter 2: Into the Flow

            Reading : Getting into the Flow

 

Chapter 3: Happiness in Bhutan

            Reading : Gross National Happiness

 

Chapter 4: Strategy Practice

 

 

Unit 2 Mind

 

Chapter 5: What Are You Thinking?

            Reading : When Did Humans Begin to Think?

 

Chapter 6: What Color Is Your Laugh?

            Reading : Synesthesia

 

Chapter 7: Did You Have Trouble Getting Up This Morning?

            Reading : The Teenage Brain

 

Chapter 8: Strategy Practice

 

 

Unit 3 Design

 

Chapter 9: Science Fiction into Reality

            Reading : Star Trek Technology

 

Chapter 10: How Choice Architects Can Help You!

            Reading : A Nudge I n the Right Direction

 

Chapter 11: Positive Design

            Reading : Easier on the Eye — Easier to Use?

 

Chapter 12: Strategy Practice

 

 

Unit 4 Face It

 

Chapter 13: What’s Behind an Attractive Face?

            Reading : Facial Attraction

 

Chapter 14: Makeup: Painted Faces

            Reading : Face Paint

 

Chapter 15: Facial Recognition: Do You Know Who I Am?

            Reading : I Know That Face

 

Chapter 16: Strategy Practice

 

 

Unit 5 Technology

 

Chapter 17: Techno-Doping

            Reading : Sports Technology: Is It Fair?

 

Chapter 18: Connected of Disconnected?

            Reading : Will they Call Us “Generation Isolation”?

 

Chapter 19: Evolution v 2.0: Shared Humanity

            Reading : Rise of the Machines

 

Chapter 20: Strategy Practice

 

 

Unit 6 Celebrity and Heroes

 

Chapter 21: What Makes a Hero?

            Reading : Who’s a Hero?

 

Chapter 22: The Appeal of Comic Book Heroes

            Reading : Japanese and American Comic Book Heroes

 

Chapter 23: What’s Your Favorite Brand of Celebrity?

            Reading : Balloon Boy Brand Failure

 

Chapter 24: Strategy Practice

 

 

Unit 7 Environment

 

Chapter 25:  Eco-Fashion

            Reading : Fashion Victim or Environmental Victory?

 

Chapter 26: Hunting the Hunters

            Reading : Pray for the Predators

 

Chapter 27: High-Tech Trash

            Reading : Waste-Age

 

Chapter 28: Strategy Practice

 

 

Index of Target Words



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