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    DescriptionFocus on Vocabulary: Mastering the Academic Word List, by Diane Schmitt and Norbert Schmitt, 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 meaning and word families. In addition, collocations exercises develop students' ability to form natural partnerships between the target vocabulary and other words. Features *Seven units focus on a variety of subject areas, such as social change, consumer behavior, natural resources, and music. *Each chapter carefully recycles the target vocabulary four times in reading passages and vocabulary-building exercises. *The collocation exercises -- based on the 179-million-word New Longman Corpus -- reflect how academic words are actually used in real contexts. *Strategy Practice chapters offer tips for dictionary usage, information about word roots and affixes, and methods for expanding students' word knowledge. *An Expansion section at the end of each chapter provides additional reading, discussion, and writing activities that broaden students' understanding of vocabulary.


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    Title
    Focus on Vocabulary
    Subtitle
    Mastering the Academic Word List
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Diane Schmitt, By (author) Norbert Schmitt
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 240
    Width: 209 mm
    Height: 275 mm
    Thickness: 9 mm
    Weight: 462 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780131833081
    ISBN 10: 0131833081
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC language qualifier (language as subject) V2: 2AB
    BIC E4L: ELT
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S1.1T
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 428.1
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    B&T General Subject: 480
    Ingram Subject Code: LF
    Libri: I-LF
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 28600
    B&T Modifier: Text Format: 40
    B&T Merchandise Category: STX
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    BIC subject category V2: ESF
    BISAC V2.8: LAN001000, FOR007000
    BIC subject category V2: 2AB
    LC classification: PE1449 .S343 2005
    BISAC V2.8: LAN021000
    Thema V1.0: CFLA, CJP
    Illustrations note
    Illustrations, maps, ports.
    Publisher
    Pearson Education (US)
    Imprint name
    Pearson Education (US)
    Publication date
    11 March 2005
    Publication City/Country
    Upper Saddle River
    Author Information
    Diane Schmitt began teaching English in Japan and currently lives and teaches in the United Kingdom. She is Academic Team Leader for EFL/TESOL at Nottingham Trent University, where she coordinates all English language instruction at the university. She also contributes to the master's program in English Language Teaching. Her research interests include issues related to the acquisition of English for academic purposes and second-language testing. She is a regular contributor to English teaching conferences. Norbert Schmitt began his EFL teaching career in Japan, where he taught all levels of students for six years. After completing his Ph.D., he began lecturing at the University of Nottingham, where he is currently Reader of Applied Linguistics and Co-Director of the Centre for Research in Applied Linguistics. He is an active researcher in all aspects of second-language vocabulary studies and has published several books and numerous research papers in this area. He frequently presents at language-teaching conferences and consults on vocabulary learning and testing issues internationally.
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    "Focus on Vocabulary: Mastering the Academic Word List," by Diane Schmitt and Norbert Schmitt, 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 meaning and word families. In addition, collocations exercises develop students' ability to form natural partnerships between the target vocabulary and other words.Features Seven units focus on a variety of subject areas, such as social change, consumer behavior, natural resources, and music. Each chapter carefully recycles the target vocabulary four times in reading passages and vocabulary-building exercises. The collocation exercises -- based on the 179-million-word New Longman Corpus -- reflect how academic words are actually used in real contexts. Strategy Practice chapters offer tips for dictionary usage, information about word roots and affixes, and methods for expanding students' word knowledge. An Expansion section at the end of each chapter provides additional reading, discussion, and writing activities that broaden students' understanding of vocabulary.
    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 Well 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 Consumer Reading: Marketing's Impact on Consumers 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 Farming 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 and 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 Study 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 Academic Words Credits