Vocabulary Basics for Business

Vocabulary Basics for Business

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For courses in Business English and Business Writing. This text improves students' communication skills by helping them understand and use English terms appropriately. It relies on principles of language development for effective learning, and approaches the process from various directions--context, analysis, comparisons, and memory devices. Students will benefit from this presentation and accumulation of adult learning experience--and by thinking, comparing, using, and remembering.show more

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  • Paperback | 320 pages
  • 172.7 x 231.1 x 15.2mm | 476.28g
  • Pearson Education (US)
  • Prentice Hall
  • Upper Saddle River, United States
  • English
  • 013060710X
  • 9780130607102

Table of contents

Introduction. I. CLUES FROM CONTEXT. Lesson 1. Commonsense Questions. Lesson 2. Definitions. Lesson 3. Comparisons and Examples. Lesson 4. Opposites and Contrasts. Lesson 5. Cause and Effect. Lesson 6. Section 1 Review. II. WORD FAMILIES. Lesson 7. Communication. Lesson 8. Size and Amount. Lesson 9. Importance. Lesson 10. Section 2 Review. III. WORD ANALYSIS. Lesson 11. Prefixes: Size and Negation. Lesson 12. Prefixes: Amount and Number. Lesson 13. Prefixes: Time and Place. Lesson 14. Prefixes: Relationships and Judgements. Lesson 15. Roots: Seeing and Communicating. Lesson 16. Roots: Doing. Lesson 17. Roots: Describing. Lesson 18. Suffixes: Describing and Doing. Lesson 19. Suffixes: Naming. Lesson 20. Section 3 Review. IV. TROUBLEMAKERS. Lesson 21. Troublemakers 1. Lesson 22. Troublemakers 2. Lesson 23. Troublemakers 3. Lesson 24. Troublemakers 4. Lesson 25. Section 4 Review. V. WORDS FOR WORK. Lesson 26. Employment. Lesson 27. Sales. Lesson 28. Marketing. Lesson 29. Accounting. Lesson 30. Finance. Lesson 31. Business Computing. Lesson 32. The Internet 1. Lesson 33. The Internet 2. Lesson 34. Leadership and Group Input. Lesson 35. Shipping. Lesson 36. Section 5 Review. Appendix: Working with Words Answer Key Index.show more

About Barbara Cox

Barbara Cox has written and taught in language education since 1972, when she developed curriculum materials and trained teachers, paraprofessionals, and parents for English as a Second Language (ESL) and bilingual education programs. In 1982, she coauthored New Frontiers: A Bilingual Early Education Program, a comprehensive 69-volume program for use with young children that places all language learning squarely within the context of concept learning. Dr. Cox earned her Ph.D. from Stanford University in education and psychology. She also holds a bachelor's and master's degree in history from the University of California, Riverside. Dr. Cox continues to write and work in education, teaching adult courses in writing, communications, technology, marketing, and real estate.show more

Review quote

"... learn by reading and doing, and not just by reading." -- Joseph D. Chapman, Ball State University "This book does have a very rich section dealing with business words that I have either found lacking or inadequate in previous books ...This is a definite asset ..." -- Mary Walton, Trainershow more