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Focus on Vocabulary 2 : Mastering the Academic Word List ((2ND)11 Edition)

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Focus on Vocabulary 2: Mastering the Academic Word List is a research-based vocabulary textbook that gives high-intermediate to advanced students the advantage they need to succeed in academic environments. Through excerpts from college texts and well-crafted exercises, English learners study the Academic Word List – the most frequently used words in academic texts. 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.

 

Features 

  • Seven units focus on a variety of subject areas, such as social change, consumer behavior, natural resources, and music.
  • Each main chapter carefully recycles the target words four times in reading passages and vocabulary-building exercises.
  • NEW!   Reading Strategies are designed to give students the tools they need to better comprehend the materials they read. Activities include recognizing an author’s point of view and synthesizing information from multiple readings.
  • The collocations exercises – based on the 179-million-word New Longman Corpus – reflect how academic words are actually used in real contexts.
  • Expanding the Topic sections provide additional reading, discussion, and writing activities that broaden students’ understanding of vocabulary.
  • Strategy Practice chapters offer tips for dictionary usage, information about word roots and affixes, and methods for expanding students’ word knowledge.

 

Table of Contents

 

Unit 1 Our Changing Society

 

Chapter 1: Technology and Society

            Reading : Human Societies — From the Iceman to Us

 

Chapter 2: Social Experience and Personal Development

            Reading : Social Forces That Shape Our Lives

            Reading : Emotions in Global Perspective: Do We All Feel the Same?

 

Chapter 3: The Changing Nature of the Family

            Reading : Family Structure

 

Chapter 4: Strategy Practice

 

 

Unit 2 Consumer Behavior and Marketing

 

Chapter 5: Influencing the Customer

            Reading : Marketing’s Impact on the Consumer

 

Chapter 6: Who Buys What? The Family’s Influence

            Reading : Consumer Socialization of Family Members

            Reading : Different Views on Purchasing Behavior

 

Chapter 7: How We See Ourselves

            Reading : How Perspectives on the Self Influence Consumer Behavior

 

Chapter 8: Strategy Practice

 

 

Unit 3 Workplaces and Work Spaces

 

Chapter 9: How Office Space Affects Behavior

            Reading : Work Space Design

 

Chapter 10: The Modern Office: Symbols of Status

            Reading : The Meaning of the Chair

            Reading: Office Designs That Work

 

Chapter 11: Sitting Comfortably

            Reading : The Ergonomics of Sitting

 

Chapter 12: Strategy Practice

 

 

Unit 4 Use and Abuse of Natural Resources

 

Chapter 13: Water for Sale

            Reading : Exploding Sales for Bottled Water

 

Chapter 14: The Aral Sea — An Environmental Disaster

            Reading : The Dying Lake

            Reading : Creating More Fresh Water Through Desalination

 

Chapter 15: International Conflict over Natural Resources

            Reading : Water Politics in the Middle East and North Africa

 

Chapter 16: Strategy Practice

 

 

Unit 5 We Are What We Eat

 

Chapter 17: Food Roots and Foodways

            Reading : Food Habits and Beliefs

 

Chapter 18: Getting Back to Nature

            Reading : Organic Farming Versus Traditional Methods

            Reading : Genetically Modified Foods

 

Chapter 19: Microorganisms: The Spice of Life?

            Reading : Food Microbiology

 

Chapter 20: Strategy Practice

 

 

Unit 6 Encounters with Music and Sound

 

Chapter 21: Music as Social Conscience

            Reading : Opposing War Through Music: Classical and Modern Examples

 

Chapter 22: Noise Hurts

            Reading : Noise Pollution

            Reading : The Science of Sound

 

Chapter 23: Ultrasonics: Super Sound?

            Reading : Ultrasonics

 

Chapter 24: Strategy Practice

 

 

Unit 7 Animal Nature

 

Chapter 25: Endangered Elephants

            Reading : Saving the African Elephant: Using International Law and Trade

 

Chapter 26: Animals: How Human?

            Reading : Chimpanzees: Our Closest Relative

            Reading : Kanzi: A Case of Ape Language Development

 

Chapter 27: Living Together: Advantage or Disadvantage?

            Reading : The Costs and Benefits of Social Behavior

 

Chapter 28: Strategy Practice

 

 

 

Index of Target Words

Product Details

ISBN:
9780131376175
Subtitle:
Mastering the Academic Word List
Author:
Schmitt, Diane
Author:
Schmitt, Norbert
Publisher:
Pearson Education ESL
Subject:
Linguistics-English Linguistics and Dialects
Subject:
English as a Second Language
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20110105
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Pages:
288
Dimensions:
10.8 x 8.1 x 0.6 in 503 gr

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