Judith F. Olson
Writing Skills Success in 20 Minutes a Day, 2 Ed.

Writing is a skill that can be acquired by mastering a few basic, yet vital steps. This book helps readers learn about problem verbs, pronoun agreement, as well as the essentials of style. Everyday examples help fine-tune writing skills as they relate to work, school, and in personal correspondence. With targeted straightforward lessons that require a minimal time commitment to complete—just 20 minutes a day—this book is a valuable resource.

W. J. Gavin
Russia and America: A Philosophical Comparison: Development and Change of Outlook from the 19th to the 20th Century

In this year of bicentennial celebration, there will no doubt take place several cultural analyses of the American tradition. This is only as it should be, for without an extensive, broad-based inquiry into where we have come from, we shall surely not foresee where we might go.

Soni Joseph
Use of Multimedia to Enhance Classroom Interaction in English in Teacher Education

Multimedia and its applications have been quite popular in the field of education these days. In multimedia assisted teaching, the instructional content is delivered using multiple modes that includes visual and auditory information and learners use this information to construct knowledge. In such classes, learners get exposure to authentic language; can enjoy the new style of learning that encompasses vivid pictures, appealing videos, sound and well-done graphic works. It can help in maximizing the multiple intelligences of the learners and can cater to the different styles of learning. Using multimedia as a pedagogic tool has its principles based on some of the major theories like Constructivism, Cognitive Learning Theory, Mayer’s Multimedia Learning Theory and Krashen’s Affective Filter Hypothesis. This book is based on a study that proposes and centres itself on the assumption that the continuing advances in multimedia technology can be integrated into the teacher education programmes so as to provide training to the trainees for the development of their skills (esp. speaking skills). The study analyzed the effect of multimedia on the classroom interaction of the Teacher Training Certificate (TTC) Course trainees of Kerala.

Brien Foerster
Lost Ancient Technology Of Peru And Bolivia

Peru and Bolivia have become very popular tourist destinations because, mainly, of the amazing stone remains left behind by cultures such as the Inca. Machu Picchu is the number one popular site for travelers to South America, yet how many of these visitors realize that many of the famous, and less known megalithic sites are much older than cultures such as the Inca and thus were not made by them! In this book, Brien Foerster shows you that places such as Cusco, Puma Punku, Tiwanaku and even Machu Picchu were initially constructed thousands of years before the Inca or other famous people existed. Mounting scientific evidence shows that prior to the end of the Ice Age, 12,000 years ago, very advanced cultures existed in Peru and Bolivia, and had advanced high technology. They shaped stone in ways that we can not…

Cho Sangik
1800 TOEFL Essential Vocabulary


A list of 1800 essential words with definitions and examples, using frequent TOEFL topic categories, is presented for ESL students preparing to take the TOEFL.

Students are likely to think that the more words they know, the better grades they earn. Meanwhile, it is impossible to know all the words presented in real TOEFL because they do not have enough time to prepare the test as well as enough skills to solve the questions perfectly. In addition, the reading section of TOEFL does not require students to have encyclopedism, and it is not aimed to evaluate knowledge in a specific field. Its purpose is just to examine one’s reading ability in English, so the students do not have to know all the words given in the reading passages.

Nevertheless, most books for TOEFL vocabulary have randomly listed words or phrases, and some even fail to adjust its level of difficulty. Thus they are discouraging the students who want to improve their vocabulary. Not a few students who mastered a vocabulary book often have problems regarding vocabulary on TOEFL. Then how should they do? The answer is simple. Considering their own vocabulary levels, the student should learn the words extensively and intensively that are essential to understand the passages. It is the object for which this book is written.

Vocabulary is a basis as well as a start for preparing TOEFL. I hope that this book should help the students get higher grades on TOEFL and lead them to better situations.

**Categorizing used in this book

History, Anthropology, Archaeology, Literature and Authors, Linguistics, Music and Music History, Photography, Philosophy, Religion, Visual and Performing Art, Theater, Dance, Painting

Sociology, Politics, Psychology, Economics, Pedagogy, Business, Mass Communication, Child Development, Community Dynamics, Education, Law, Cultural Studies, Demography

Physics, Geology, Meteorology, Astronomy, Biology, Aquatic Organisms, Oceanography, Glaciers, Deserts, Cosmology, Particle Physics, Chemistry, Seismology

Electronics, Medicine, Architecture, Ecology, Industrial Design, City Planning

Timothy Rasinski, Nancy Padak
Building Vocabulary from Word Roots Level 4

Building Vocabulary from Word Roots helps students unlock the meaning of over 60% of the words they encounter in the classroom and beyond with a systematic approach to teaching vocabulary using Greek and Latin prefixes, bases, and suffixes. Students are introduced to one new root per lesson with daily activities to ensure that they learn the root and the many English words it generates, and learn strategies for deciphering words and their meaning across all content areas.

Timothy Rasinski, Nancy Padak
Building Vocabulary from Word Roots Level 5

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