Interactive Vocabulary

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  • Edition: 6th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2016-01-05
  • Publisher: Pearson

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For courses in Vocabulary Development.


Helps students build and use strong vocabularies

Interactive Vocabulary makes the study of vocabulary enjoyable. Through thematic readings, self-tests, and interactive exercises, students can apply their skills to writing, personal experience, art, and many other formats that generate excitement about improving their vocabularies. Each activity plays on individual learning styles to help students learn new words in a large number of contexts.


The Sixth Edition retains the book’s strong visual appeal, as well as its philosophy that an essential part of learning vocabulary is repeated exposure to a word. As a result, it provides eight to ten exposures to each vocabulary word throughout the text, plus additional instances in the review section and flash and word map activities throughout the book. With new readings and words, this edition of Interactive Vocabulary offers greater exposure to a more diverse wordbase than ever before.


Also available with MyReadingLab™
MyReadingLab is an online homework, tutorial, and assessment program designed to work with this text to engage students and improve results. Within its structured environment, students practice what they learn, test their understanding, and pursue a personalized study plan that helps them develop their reading skills and promotes transference of those skills to college-level work. Full-length readings and assignments from the text are available in the eText version of MyReadingLab, strengthening the connection between the classroom and work done outside of class.

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013444566X / 9780134445663  Interactive Vocabulary Plus MyReadingLab - Access Card Package

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  • 0133995011 / 9780133995015  MyReadingLab with Pearson eText - Standalone Access Card
  • 0134122372 / 9780134122373  Interactive Vocabulary

Author Biography

Amy E. Olsen grew up in a book-loving household in San Diego, California. While in elementary school, she and her brother competed to read the most books during the library’s summer-reading program, and whenever there was a question about a topic at the dinner table, a set of encyclopedias was within an arm’s reach. She earned her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in English from San Diego State University. She has taught a variety of courses including reading, composition, film, and literature in traditional and online classrooms. Her interests include traveling, hiking, bicycling, reading, gardening, taking photographs, and watching movies. She enjoys combining these hobbies while exploring the world; she has visited every continent and dreams of eventually traveling to every country. She has written four textbooks: Reading NowInteractive VocabularyActive Vocabulary, and Academic Vocabulary. The three vocabulary books came out in sixth editions in 2016.

Table of Contents

Pronunciation Guide


To the Student

Getting Started

Learning Objectives

Parts of Speech

Using the Dictionary

Completing Analogies

Benefits of Flash Cards and Word Maps

Context Clue Mini-Lessons



1. Vocabulary Growth: The Joy of Words

2. Resources: Using a College Wisely

3. Time: Planning Matters

4. Word Parts I

5. Review: Focus on Chapters 1—4



6. Odd Places: Journey Beyond the Ordinary

7. Amazing Animals: Special Abilities

8. Wacky Festivals: Fun with Food

9. Word Parts II

10. Review: Focus on Chapters 6—9



11. Your Life: What Do You Want?

12. Family and Friends: How Can We Share Wisely?

13. Romance: How Do You Know?

14. Word Parts III

15. Review: Focus on Chapters 11—14



16. Fitness: A Healthy Body

17. Personal Finance: A Healthy Wallet

18. The Environment: A Healthy Planet

19. Review: Focus on Chapters 16—18



20. Science: The Scientific Mind

21. The Arts: Creative Places

22. Politics: Women in Office

23. Review: Focus on Chapters 20—22



Create Your Own Flash Cards

Make Your Own Word Maps

Word Reactions

Word List

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