Put your vocabulary skills to the test with this witty and engaging book. Improve Your Word Power is primarily a collection of multiple-choice challenges in which the reader is asked to decide which definition of a given word is correct. But it's actually so much more than that. Each topic is themed - from words borrowed from French to words about colours; words from Shakespeare to words that sound alike - and the answers are wonderfully informative and accessible, each giving readers the chance to say 'Gosh! I didn't know that!' even with quite familiar words. Interspersed throughout are boxes that feature odd definitions, confusable words and fun facts that make the language come to life. Written by Sunday Times bestselling author Caroline Taggart, this is a book that is aimed at readers who want to improve their vocabulary for the sheer enjoyment of it - and have fun doing so.
A large vocabulary, better self-expression and effective communication are passports to success. This book adds punch to your word power and combines learning and information with hours of fun. This book is designed to enhance your communication effectiveness. It will help you master vocabulary, to learn new words and new phrases. It is also designed to sort out your vocabulary problems and improve your language proficiency. The word power tests given in this book are based on proven, step-by-step programmes to equip you with words which will help you express clearly, convincingly, and forcefully. With each successive test you will not only enlarge your vocaulary, but also acquire necessary skills for precise and clear expression.
Do you ever find yourself using a word without fully understanding its meaning? What kind of liar is egregious? Do you have a perspicacious mind? Words are the most freely available resource available to us and essential to social and business success. Yet often we find ourselves struggling to use them appropriately. Improve Your Wordpower is a step-by-step course for improving your language skills. Beginning with a test of your present vocabulary, it goes on to present a series of forty self-study sessions in twelve chapters. Each chapter introduces a set of ten infrequently used words - e.g. 'Words for Actions' includes 'disparaging', 'titillate', 'militate' and 'condone', while 'The Good, The Bad and The Ugly' presents ten adjectives ending in '-ous' to describe people and the way they behave ('obsequious', 'impecunious', 'dolorous', etc). Each word is linked to an easy-to-remember example in which it can be used. Further sessions lead you on to etymologies and word-building, and give links to 'families' of associated words. For instance, in 'How to Flatter Your Friends', 'magnanimous' (quickly forgiving) is linked via 'animus' (its Latin root) to 'animation', 'pusillanimous' (small-minded), 'unanimous' (in agreement), and 'animosity' (hostility). At the end of each session, a test enables you to check your progress. Packed with lively examples and anecdotes of words in action, learning advice, and 'Teaser Questions', Improve Your Wordpower is a stimulating and informative means of boosting your language skills"
The book will enable you to build excellent vocabulary. Youll never have a dull moment as each chapter offers you some exciting and tantalizing trivia to make you want to reach the next chapter and then the next and the next... Study the chapters, takethe progress tests and you will soon find that words really canwork wonders for you.
Release on 2007-01 | by Dorothy A. Fontaine,Dorothy A. Fontaine, Ph.d.
Using Your Senses to Improve Your Vocabulary
Author: Dorothy A. Fontaine,Dorothy A. Fontaine, Ph.d.
Pubpsher: Barrons Educational Series Incorporated
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Explains how to use renowned educator Howard Gardner's Multiple Intelligences theory to increase vocabulary for academic success, with exercises introducing new words, a master list of approximately one thousand words, and quizzes to help people gauge their word-learning progress.