Vocabulary Mastery 3: Using and Learning the Academic Word List

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  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2010-02-23
  • Publisher: Univ of Michigan Pr
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Vocabulary Mastery 3introduces high-intermediate ESL/EFL students to the most frequently used words in American academic environments, based on the Academic Word List developed by Coxhead (2000). (Vocabulary Mastery 3is a significantly revised new edition ofMore Mastery.) Books in theVocabulary Masteryseriesprovide students with the vocabulary they will encounter most frequently in their academic endeavors and help to enrich their understanding of a culture. Theme-based units familiarize students with some high interest aspects of American culture, history, and famous Americans. Themes include: architecture, the Watergate scandal, physical feats, the novelTo Kill a Mockingbird,global health, and the U.S. national park system. Each volume exposes students to more than 200 different words of the 570-word list, with 90 words specially targeted in each book. Each unit contains three linked readings to promote narrow/intensive reading and activities that check comprehension, teach and reinforce word forms, and practice other strategies for learning the target vocabulary. Writing and critical-thinking exercises are also included.

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