1100 Words You Need to Know 6th Edition
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|1100 Words You Need to Know Flashcards||Barron's SAT Vocabulary Flash Cards, 2nd Edition||Picture These SAT Words in a Flash, 3rd Edition||Barron's Reading Workbook for the NEW SAT||SAT and ACT Grammar Workbook|
|Product Format||A trusted tool for building word power for the SAT, ACT, and other standardized exams||500 Flash Cards to Help You Achieve a Higher Score||Humorous cartoons focus on words and their meanings||A great resource for students working on their reading skills||Preparation for two tests in one comprehensive guide|
|Product Highlights||This set of flash cards encapsulates the book’s engaging methods for teaching challenging vocabulary words in a convenient, take-along format. Organized into weekly lessons, students will enjoy more than a year of vocabulary building with this 52-week program that includes three bonus weeks. Cards measure 3 3/4" x 2 1/2" and have a punch-hole in one corner that accommodates an enclosed metal key-ring-style card holder. A valuable resource for study on the go which can be used alone, or as a supplement to 1100 Words You Need to Know.||This set enables SAT test takers to review words they might already know, as well as to master unfamiliar words they are likely to encounter both on the SAT and in their college courses. Cards are alphabetically arranged in the box, with an extra place-marker card that students can use to gauge their word-learning progress. The front of each card lists the target word along with a guide to its pronunciation and its part of speech. The card’s reverse side presents the word’s definition, uses it in a sentence, and lists synonyms. Flash cards in this set each have a small punch-hole in the one corner. It accommodates an enclosed metal ring that students can use to arrange select cards for study on the go.||This set of vocabulary-building flash cards presents cartoon illustrations showing visual puns with sample sentences and verbal mnemonics with definitions given on the reverse side of each card. Words and definitions are those that have appeared most frequently on recent SAT college entrance exams. The cartoons and vocabulary have been adapted from Philip and Susan Geer’s book, Picture These SAT Words!, which is also available from Barron’s.||This edition concentrates on the Reading Test with exercises reflecting all of the new SAT question types: reading comprehension. Understanding words used in context, and graphical analysis. Exercises are divided according to three levels of increasing difficulty and labeled from A to C. The book features a helpful diagnostic test and 3 full-length Reading practice tests. All questions are answered and explained. Students who can answer all level C questions are ready to excel on the actual exam. The workbook also presents test-taking tips and vocabulary review.||A solid command of English grammar is a prerequisite for success when students take the SAT and/or ACT. This workbook presents a detailed grammar review with dozens of practice quizzes and exercises to sharpen students' skills. It begins with an explanation of grammatical terms and their functions. It then introduces the 24 most common grammar and usage questions that appear on the SAT and ACT and how to answer them. Prominent among them are questions on agreement between subject and verb, use of pronouns, verb forms, parallel structure, and diction. A final chapter focuses on advice and instruction for writing error-free SAT and ACT essays. This workbook is filled with sample questions exactly like those found on both the SAT and ACT, and comes with fully explained answers.|
- Item Weight : 1.91 pounds
- Paperback : 408 pages
- ISBN-10 : 1438001665
- ISBN-13 : 978-1438001661
- Dimensions : 7.75 x 1 x 11 inches
- Publisher : Barron's Educational Series; 6th edition (March 1, 2013)
- Language: : English
- Best Sellers Rank: #538,613 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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- I liked the structure of the book. The lessons are divided by weeks and days. So, if a student is determined to study every day, the books will support his/her goal.
- The new words are great. The authors actually focus on teaching the words that are not widely used. Here are some examples: "benevolent", "tenacious", "viable", "introspective", "omnivorous", "saturate", "complicity", etc.
- There are sample sentences with blank spaces, where a learner is offered to place the new words.
- Every lesson also has a section called "Todays' Idiom" with an explanation and a sample sentence. Here are some idioms used in the book: "to play possum", "on the spur of the moment", "to spill the beans", "like Caesar's wife", "to take by storm", "by hook or by crook", "Achilles heel", etc. As you can imagine, with 46 weeks of study (5 lessons in each), there are a lot of idioms!
- There is a summary exercise at the end of each week. All answers are provided at the end of the book.
- I was surprised that there are no definitions provided. They just throw words at you - go figure what does "alleviate" or "vindicate" mean. The spelling is there, but no definitions. I assume that it's easier to use a Kindle version of the book, where you can highlight a word and using the Internet, read the actual meaning of it. On the other hand, exercises are probably better in the printed version of the book - you can write the answers in the spaces provided.
For non-native English speakers: This is not the only books that you will need to improve your English language skills. You may also want to check out these books on Amazon: "McGraw-Hill Handbook of English Grammar and Usage", "Everybody writes" by Ann Handley, "How to say it" by Maggie Rosalio, "Barron's Dictionary of American Idioms", "American Accent Training" by Ann Cook, "The blue book of grammar and punctuation", and "English the American Way: A Fun ESL Guide".
-Take, for example, the word 'livid'. As this book says, its meaning is 'pale', which is an incorrect one. Although many native speakers think it is, it is more appropriate to say that a person is pallid rather than livid. The word 'livid' has the following meanings:
1 discolored by bruising: black-and-blue
2 ashen, pallid
3 very angry: enraged
If trying to answer the multiple-choice examination at the end of this book, the word livid requires you to choose 'pale' which is misleading to one's knowledge.
- Another issue concerns the word 'evince', which, as Webster demonstrates, can either mean 'to constitute outward evidence of ' or 'to display clearly: reveal'.Yet,if one goes to the final examination, the multi-choice question pertaining to this particular word has two possible correct answers: 'exhibit' and 'prove', which make the knowledgeable reader a bit confused.Again, it is misleading to include both options ( that is, to include both 'exhibit' and 'prove'), and make only one choice acceptable.
Although such inaccuracies need be avoided, I won't judge this book as not a good source for studying.
Top reviews from other countries
the layout is amazing.
the text are very clever and educational
only five words a day.
the words are repeated later in the book so you don't forget anything!
the idiom are lovely and the sentences are funny.
we work together me and my 11 year child. we make copies and work and discuss the text, the meaning of words, the idiom and we very much enjoy this book. I took a picture of the cover and sent it to all my friends who have children in secondary schools or people who want to improve their English. I will happily give it a hundred star if I could too.
the best purchase!
I will buy more and send it to family members who study English as a second language.