Building Vocabulary Skills, Short Version, 4/e

Building Vocabulary Skills, Short Version, 4/e

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  • Author: Sherrie L. Nist
  • SKU/ISBN: 1-59194-189-X
  • Year: 2010
  • Page count: 144
  • Reading level: 9-10
  • Weight: 1 lb
  • Availability: In stock
$9.90
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Overview

When class time for vocabulary study is limited, the short versions of the books provide an easier, more manageable approach to vocabulary development. Using the same words-in-context approach as the full texts, the short versions each teach 200 essential words. (In contrast, each main book teaches 260 words and 40 word parts.) In addition, each short version book sells for a net price of $9.90--$2.00 less than the main books.

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Key Features

 

An Intensive Words-in-Context Approach. Studies show that students learn words best by seeing them repeatedly in different contexts, not through rote memorization. The books present each word in at least seven different contexts.  Every encounter increases the chance that a word will become part of a student's permanent word bank.

Abundant Practice. In addition to the extensive practice in each chapter, there are unit tests and a crossword puzzle review. Moreover, most chapters repeat words from earlier chapters, allowing for even more reinforcement. And there are added tests in the Test Bank and the Online Learning Center that come with each book. All this practice means that students learn in the best possible way: by working closely and repeatedly with each word.

Appealing Content. Dull practice materials work against learning. The lively content and clear and friendly style of the books make learning easier for students.

Emphasis on Key Words. In creating the Vocabulary Series, our editors combined teaching experience with a number of word frequency lists to determine the best words for each book. The result is a core of essential words, sequenced in order of difficulty, that are most helpful for students to know.

Realistic Pricing. The books offer the highest possible quality at the lowest possible price: all of the Short Version books sell for no more than $9.90 net. The modest price means that the books can serve as inexpensive supplements for any reading or writing course.

Outstanding Supplements. Online supplements to adopters include a vocabulary placement test, an Instructor's Edition, a combined Instructor's Manual and Test Bank that teach as well as test.

Digital Options.  This textbook can be bundled with Vocabulary Plus, a powerful online vocabulary-building program that brings ALL the content of our famously clear, user friendly, Vocabulary Series directly to your tablet, smartphone, or computer. Download a complete brochure to learn more, or visit our Learning Center.

*Note: Students must have a paid subscription to access Vocabulary Plus materialsClick here to learn more about subscription options, including discounted digital/textbook bundles.

 

Word List

 

-able
absurd
accelerate
accessible
acknowledge
acute
adapt
adhere
adverse
advocate
affirm
affluent
agenda
alienate
alleged
allude
alter
alternative
ample
anecdote
anonymous
anti-
antidote
apathy
apprehensive
appropriate
arrogant
ascend
assess
audible
auto-
avert
aw
Bestow
bi-
bland
blu
candid
cent-, centi-
chronic
chronological
cite
coerce
coherent
comparable
compatible
compel
compensate
competent
compile
comply
con-
concede
conceive
concise
confirm
consecutive
consequence
conservative
conspicuous
contempt
contrary
controversy
convey
data
deceptive
deduction
defect
defer
defy
delete
delusion
denounce
derive
destiny
detain
deter
deteriorate
devise
dialogue
dict
dimensions
diminish
dis-
disclose
discriminate
dismal
dismay
dispense
disperse
distort
diversity
doctrine
dogmatic
dominant
donor
drastic
dubiou
ecstatic
elaborate
elapse
elite
emerge
en-, em-
encounter
endeavor
endorse
equate
erode
erratic
essence
evasive
exotic
ex-
exempt
exile 
extensive
evolve
fallacy
fictitious
finite
fluent
forfeit
fortify
frugal
-ful
futile
Gesture
graph, gram
gruesome
gullible
Harass
hypocrite
idealistic
illuminate
illusion
immunity
impact
impair
impartial
imply
impose
impulsive
in-
indifferent
indignant
indulgent
inept
inevitable
infer
infinite
inflict
ingenious
inhibit 
initiate
innate
integrity
inter-
intervene
isola
lament
legitimate
lenient 
-less
lethal
liable
liberal
literally
-logy, -ology
lure
mal-
malicious
man
mania
mediocre
mem
menace
micro-
miserly
moderate
mono-, mon-
morale
morbid
multi
naive
notable
novice
obsession
obstacle 
obstinate
optimist
option
ordeal
overt
parallel
passive
patron
ped
perceptive
persistent 
pessimistp
phobia
phon, phono
plausible
port
post-
pre-
pretense
prevail
procrastinate
profound
prolong
prominent
propaganda
propel
prospects
provoke
prudent
query
radical
rational
re-
recede
recipient
reciprocate
recur 
refrain
refuge
refute
reinforce
relevant
reminisce
remorse
reprimand
restrain
retain
retort
retrieve
revert
revoke
ridicule
ritual
ruthless
sadistic
savor
scapegoat
script, scrib
seclusion
sedate
sequence
severity 
-ship
shrewd
simultaneous
site
skeptical
sophisticated
spect
stereotype
stimulate
strategy
sub-
submit
subside
subtle
summon
super-
superficial
supplement
surpass
susceptible
sustain
tactic
tedious
tele-
tentative 
theoretical
therm-, thermo-
trans-
transaction
transition
transmit
treacherous
tri-
trivial
un-
undermine 
uni-
unique
universal
urban
valid
verify 
versatile
vigorous
vis, vid
vital
vivid
vocation

Sample Chapters

 

To see the preface of Building Vocabulary Skills, Short Version, 4/e, click here.

To see the introduction of Building Vocabulary Skills, Short Version, 4/e, click here.

To see Chapter 1 of Building Vocabulary Skills, Short Version, 4/e, click here.

Supplementary Materials

 

Building Vocabulary Skills, Short Version, 4/e includes the following supplements:

•  An Instructor’s Edition. This full-length text is identical to the student edition except that it contains answers to all the book's practice and test items. 

•  A combined Instructor’s Manual and Test Bank. This valuable supplement includes a model syllabus and suggestions for teaching with the text. It also contains: pretests and posttests for the entire book and each unit in the book, an extra mastery test for each chapter, and an extra unit test for each unit. Answers to all the book's activities and all the supplemental tests are included as well.

• The Online Learning Center. A powerful web-based resource, the Learning Center features exercises, tests, PowerPoint files, and an electronic (PDF) edition of the Instructor's Manual and Test Bank to accompany this book.  Along with these materials, the Learning Center allows instructors to assign online activities, monitor students' progress, and record their work electronically. Learn more here.

Print supplements can be obtained quickly by calling Townsend Press toll-free at (800) 772-6410, by sending a fax on school letterhead to 1-800-225-8894, or by e-mailing Customer Service at cs@townsendpress.com.