Wordstruck: A Workbook on Building a Better English by Moira Taylor and Allan McNeill

By Moira Taylor and Allan McNeill

Wordstruck is a vocabulary improvement workbook for top tuition scholars (grades 8-12), students, and intermediate or complex English-as-a-second-language rookies. Our method of vocabulary improvement is novel as a result of its emphasis on analyzable observe constitution, i.e., English morphology, and on observe development via efficient affixation and certain and unbound notice varieties. In doing so, we train not just the that means of affixes but in addition their grammatical functionality the place appropriate.

Working via Wordstruck scholars will in attaining those goals:

•develop a extra subtle vocabulary
•gain a deeper realizing of morphology and grammar
•develop a method to research new phrases they stumble upon of their analyzing and listening
•employ reliable dictionaries (e.g., Miriam Webster and the Oxford English Dictionary) extra effectively
•improve their spelling
•raise their literacy level.

The first a part of the workbook introduces analyzable phrases containing effective prefixes and suffixes; the second one half keeps operating with affixes connected to certain and unbound note varieties.

Each of the 11 devices contains:

•a pretest and post-test
•a transparent set of goals
•explanatory texts with examples and tables
•numerous exercises

The workbook additionally contains:

•a whole resolution key
•a tremendous word list on the finish of the booklet.

Because there's an emphasis on workouts with a whole solution key supplied, the workbook is perfect for either self-study and school room instruction.

Unlike different vocabulary improvement texts that target contexts and the vocabulary utilized in these contexts (e.g., eating place, dental workplace, etc.), the exceptional characteristic of Wordstruck is the focal point on morphology and observe construction in response to sound linguistic ideas. even if the contextual method of different texts is legitimate, such an method has a tendency to disregard the complicated morphology of English vocabulary. even though designed for college students in highschool and ESL inexperienced persons, those linguistic ideas also will support students, even if within the arts or sciences, pre-med or pre-law.

In Wordstruck we've designed an easy-to-use textbook that may aid scholars research the basic linguistic ideas had to foster a extra complicated vocabulary.

—Moira Taylor and Allan McNeill

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