Students interested in mastering the large, accurate English vocaDuiary necessary for academic success will find a wide variety of contextualized communicative activities that expand both active and passive vocabularies through intensive practice with high-frequency academic words. Lexis: Academic Vocabulary Study reflects current theories of languagelearning, particularly those that stress learning by doing, content-based learning, and semantics as keys to communicative competence. Quality eadings that begin each chapter offer engaging information on topics of current interest. Students can practice all four language skills—reading, writing, listening, and speaking—in subsequent activities. Providing a flexible format for any vocabulary study curriculum, the book features in each chapter: • establishing a context • understanding words • putting words into sentences • using words in context The authors deliberately focus on productive words with multiple forms and meanings rather than on technical words and idioms. These words can be used with confidence as students learn the semantic, syntactic, and cultural features that control their usage.
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