The new edition of this popular classroom supplement hones students' English language skills with 40 updated lessons that include--
Word lists and definitions
Fascinating facts about word origins and usage
Exercises, games, and puzzles to facilitate vocabulary building
Also included are interesting essay passages that place words taken from the book's vocabulary list into story contexts. A newly added section called "Panorama of Words" shows how some of the 601 words are used in a variety of sources--newspapers, magazines, books, television, and speeches. Students planning to take standardized tests will find this book to be a helpful vocabulary builder. It also makes a valuable reference book for ESL students.