Essential Words for the Ielts

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  • Copyright: 2011-04-01
  • Publisher: Barrons Test Prep
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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 enclosed audio CD presents exercises in listening comprehension.

Table of Contents

Introductionp. 1
Vocabulary and the IELTSp. 1
IELTS Study Contractp. 2
Self-Study Activitiesp. 3
How to Use This Bookp. 7
The Natural Worldp. 9
Environmental Impacts of Loggingp. 9
Bird Migrationp. 18
Plant Life in the Taklimakan Desertp. 27
Leisure Timep. 37
Peripheral Vision in Sportsp. 37
History of the Circusp. 45
Uses of Leisure Timep. 55
Transportationp. 65
First Headlampsp. 65
Major Subways of Europep. 73
Electric Cars Around the Globep. 83
Culturep. 93
Origins of Writingp. 93
Hula Dancing in Hawaiian Culturep. 102
The Art of Mimep. 111
Healthp. 121
Nurse Migrationp. 121
Aerobic Exercise and Brain Healthp. 130
How Drugs Are Studiedp. 140
Tourismp. 149
Hiking the Inca Trailp. 149
What Is Ecotourisrn?p. 158
Learning Vacationsp. 168
Businessp. 177
What Makes a Small Business Successful?p. 177
Brand Loyaltyp. 186
Global Outsourcingp. 195
Societyp. 205
Social Networkingp. 205
Why Are Women Leaving Science Careers?p. 214
Wheelchair-Accessibility Issuesp. 223
Educationp. 233
Learning Stylesp. 233
The Homeschool Optionp. 242
Educating the Giftedp. 251
Technology/Inventionsp. 261
The Development of the Lightbulbp. 261
The Invention of Variable-Pitch Propellersp. 271
The Transatlantic Cablep. 280
Appendixp. 289
Answer Keyp. 289
Audioscriptsp. 342
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