By Diane Schmitt, Norbert Schmitt, and David Mann
This research-based series breaks vocabulary acquisition tasks into achievable, short-term language acquisition goals. Focus on Vocabulary 1: Bridging Vocabulary
teaches mid-frequency vocabulary and prepares intermediate-level students for words found in novels, newspapers, films, and social and workplace settings. Focus on Vocabulary 2: Mastering the Academic Word List
introduces advanced-level students to academic vocabulary.
- Excerpts on popular topics prepare students for vocabulary found in social, academic, and workplace settings.
- Carefully recycles target words in the reading passage, and a variety of activities focus on word meanings, word families, and collocations.
- Practice chapters offer tips for dictionary use, essay writing, word knowledge expansion, and other tasks.