Barron's Essential Words for the IELTS

With Downloadable Audio



  • Erscheinungsjahr 2016
  • ISBN 9781438077031
  • Art des Produktes Flexibler Einband
  • Autor Lougheed, Lin


This book offers students extensive practice in vocabulary building and correct English usage, with emphasis on 600 English words that relate to specific categories that appear frequently on IELTS exams. Author Lin Lougheed presents exercises that teach ESL students how to decipher the meanings of countless new words by reading or hearing them in relation to the context in which they are used. You'll find helpful strategies for learning and retaining word meanings, tips on analyzing unfamiliar compound words to determine their meanings, and vocabulary expanding exercises with answers in every chapter. Also included are recommendations for web-based self-study activities. The included downloadable MP3 Files present all of the listening comprehension exercises. Table of Contents: Introduction Vocabulary and the IELTS IELTS Study Contract Self-Study Activities How to Use This Book Unit 1: The Natural World Environmental Impacts of Logging Bird Migration Plant Life in the Taklimakan Desert Unit 2: Leisure Time Peripheral Vision in Sports History of the Circus Uses of Leisure Time Unit 3: Transportation First Headlamps Major Subways of Europe Electric Cars Around the Globe Unit 4: Culture Origins of Writing Hula Dancing in Hawaiian Culture The Art of Mime Unit 5: Health Nurse Migration Aerobic Exercise and Brain Health How Drugs Are Studied Unit 6: Tourism Hiking the Inca Trail What Is Ecotourism? Learning Vacations Unit 7: Business What Makes a Small Business Successful? Brand Loyalty Global Outsourcing Unit 8: Society Social Networking Why Are Women Leaving Science Careers? Wheelchair-Accessibility Issues Unit 9: Education Learning Styles The Homeschool Option Educating the Gifted Unit 10: Technology/Inventions The Development of the Lightbulb The Invention of Variable-Pitch Propellers The Transatlantic Cable Appendix Answer Key Audioscripts