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Websters Crossword Puzzles are edited for three audiences. The first audience consists of students who are actively building their vocabularies in either Portuguese Brazilian or English in order to take foreign service, translation certification, Advanced Placement® (AP®) or similar examinations. By enjoying crossword puzzles, the reader can enrich their vocabulary in anticipation of an examination in either Portuguese Brazilian or English. The second includes Portuguese Brazilian-speaking students enrolled in an English Language Program (ELP), an English as a Foreign Language (EFL) program, an English as a Second Language Program (ESL), or in a TOEFL® or TOEIC® preparation program. The third audience includes English-speaking students enrolled in bilingual education programs or Portuguese Brazilian speakers enrolled in English speaking schools. TOEFL®, TOEIC®, AP® and Advanced Placement® are trademarks of the Educational Testing Service which has neither reviewed nor endorsed this book.
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This edition is for Level 1 vocabulary, where the higher the level number, the more complicated the vocabulary. Though highly entertaining, if not addictive, this crossword puzzle book covers some 3000 vocabulary words. In this book, hints are in English, answers are in Portuguese Brazilian. This format is especially fun (or easiest) for people learning English; the format is most instructive, however, for people learning Portuguese Brazilian (i.e. the puzzles are a good challenge). Within each level, the puzzles are organized to expose players to shorter and more common words first. Subsequent puzzles mostly build on these using longer and more complicated vocabulary. Learning a language is always difficult. To ease the pain, hints are provided in small script at the bottom of each page, though these are selected to prevent an engineered solution to the puzzle. Players need to learn the meanings of the words in order to place them correctly. Full solutions are provided in the back of the book. These two features (hints and verifiable solutions), force the reader to decipher a words meaning and serves to improve vocabulary retention and understanding. Translations are extracted from Websters Online Dictionary.Enjoy!