Essential Words for the IELTS: With Downloadable Audio

Essential Words for the IELTS: With Downloadable Audio

Category: Test Prep
Sub Category: IELTS
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$21.50 each

ISBN: 9781438077031

This book offers students extensive practice in vocabulary building and correct English usage, with emphasis on 600 English words that relate to specific categories that appear frequently on IELTS exams. Author Lin Lougheed presents exercises that teach ESL students how to decipher the meanings of countless new words by reading or hearing them in relation to the context in which they are used. You'll find helpful strategies for learning and retaining word meanings, tips on analyzing unfamiliar compound words to determine their meanings, and vocabulary expanding exercises with answers in every chapter. Also included are recommendations for web-based self-study activities. The included downloadable MP3 Files present all of the listening comprehension exercises.

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Table of Contents:
Vocabulary and the IELTS
IELTS Study Contract
Self-Study Activities
How to Use This Book
Unit 1: The Natural World
Environmental Impacts of Logging
Bird Migration
Plant Life in the Taklimakan Desert
Unit 2: Leisure Time
Peripheral Vision in Sports
History of the Circus
Uses of Leisure Time
Unit 3: Transportation
First Headlamps
Major Subways of Europe
Electric Cars Around the Globe
Unit 4: Culture
Origins of Writing
Hula Dancing in Hawaiian Culture
The Art of Mime
Unit 5: Health
Nurse Migration
Aerobic Exercise and Brain Health
How Drugs Are Studied
Unit 6: Tourism
Hiking the Inca Trail
What Is Ecotourism?
Learning Vacations
Unit 7: Business
What Makes a Small Business Successful?
Brand Loyalty
Global Outsourcing
Unit 8: Society
Social Networking
Why Are Women Leaving Science Careers?
Wheelchair-Accessibility Issues
Unit 9: Education
Learning Styles
The Homeschool Option
Educating the Gifted
Unit 10: Technology/Inventions
The Development of the Lightbulb
The Invention of Variable-Pitch Propellers
The Transatlantic Cable
Answer Key

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