37982404-Word-Power-in-15-Minutes-a-Day

37982404-Word-Power-in-15-Minutes-a-Day - Junior Skill...

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Junior Skill Builders ® N E W Y O R K
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Copyright © 2009 LearningExpress, LLC. All rights reserved under International and Pan-American Copyright Conventions. Published in the United States by LearningExpress, LLC, New York. Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data: Junior skill builders : word power in 15 minutes a day.—1st ed. p. cm. ISBN: 978-1-57685-674-1 1. Vocabulary—Study and teaching (Secondary)—Juvenile literature. I. LearningExpress (Organization) LB1631.J875 2009 428.1071'2—dc22 2008045364 Printed in the United States of America 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 First Edition For more information or to place an order, contact LearningExpress at: 2 Rector Street 26th Floor New York, NY 10006 Or visit us at: www.learnatest.com
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C O N T E N T S Introduction Pretest SECTION 1: TOOLS FOR BUILDING WORD POWER Lesson 1: Why Work on Your Vocabulary? • Five important reasons to improve your vocabulary • Sample questions to measure your strengths and weaknesses • Set goals for increasing your word power Lesson 2: Tools and Techniques for Learning New Words • Useful resources for vocabulary building • Which dictionary should you use? • Why you should keep a personal word book • Beware the dangerous thesaurus! Lesson 3: Use a Word’s Context to Figure Out Its Meaning • How to ±gure out a word’s meaning without a dictionary • New words: Use them or lose them! Lesson 4: Create Meaning from Connotations • Learn how a single word can have many meanings • Mean what you say Lesson 5: Understanding Word Parts • Learn how to take words apart to ±gure out their meanings • Common pre±xes and suf±xes to build your word power 1 5 13 15 21 27 35 43
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iv contents Lesson 6: Take Words Down to Their Roots • Learn common word roots that will increase your vocabulary • How ancient Latin and Greek words influence modern English words Lesson 7: Mnemonics: Codes to Help You Spell Words • Memory aids to help you spell better • Tricks for remembering difFcult ideas Lesson 8: Synonyms and Antonyms: Similars and Opposites • How to Fnd the single right word among the many that might do • Knowing how the opposite word can help you Lesson 9: Which Is the Right Word? • Clearing up the confusion between similar-sounding words • Memorize these tricky word pairs and never misuse them again S E C T I O N 2 : U S E D I ± ± E R E N T PA R T S O ± S P E E C H TO INCREASE WORD POWER Lesson 10: Discover New Nouns • Acquire new nouns that create word power • Why it’s useful to know more than one word for every idea Lesson 11: Pick the Best Adjectives • Learn how adjectives are like the salsa on chips • ±ive ways in which adjectives can improve your word power Lesson 12: Zip Up Your Verbs • Learn how verbs are the engines that power good communication • New words that create verb versatility • Tips for remembering the spelling of some tricky verbs Lesson 13: Dress Up Verbs with Adverbs • Learn why adverbs are the fuel that makes verbs go • Intense adverbs will make you a better communicator • Common adverb mistakes to avoid 49 55 63 71 79 81 87 93 101
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