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Focus on Vocabulary 1 Bridging Vocabulary

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#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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