Academic Word Power 1

  • AUTHOR: Lisa Hollinger
  • SERIES EDITOR: Donna Obenda
  • ISBN-13: 9780618397686 
  • 121 Pages  Paperback 
  • 1st Edition
  • ©2004     Published
  • Level(s): Intermediate
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About The Product

Each book in Academic Word Power 1–4 focuses on 140 word families from the Academic Word List, allowing instructors to take the guesswork out of choosing which vocabulary words are most necessary to propel ESL, Developmental English, and high school students toward success reading college textbooks.


  • Contextualized vocabulary in every lesson begins with areading that includes all of the focus words and is followed by a variety of vocabulary development, practice activities, and strategies for learning and remembering academic vocabulary.
  • Complete coverage of the Academic Word List teaches you the most commonly used words in a variety of academic lessons, enhancing your success in academic classes.
  • Interactive speaking activities help you increase your retention rate as you develop a link between teh focus word and your past experience and knowledge.
  • Exercises focusing on word families help you decipher new words and build spelling proficiency.
  • Written and spoken exercises give you many oppportunities to study vocabulary in a variety of ways: you will encounter the focus words in many different contexts; receive rich instruction about word forms, multiple meanings, idiomatic usage, collocations, and grammar; and employ a variety of strategies to learn and retain words.
  • Supplemental series website includes additional activities, self-tests, and assessment.

About the Contributor

  • Lisa Hollinger

  • Donna Obenda

Table of Contents

1.1: Reading - Crime Fighters
1.2: Reading - Earthquake Insurance
1.3: Reading - The Smithonian's New Kitchen
1.4: Reading - What's the Difference
2.1: Reading - Save Your Dictionary
2.2: Reading - Denmark's Elves
2.3: Reading - A Realistic Look at Marriage
2.4: Reading - Will She Wear White?
3.1: Reading - Credit Card Danger
3.2: Reading - Tatoo Trouble
3.3: Reading - Secure Your Computer
3.4: Reading - Shop 'Til You Drop
4.1: Reading - Who is in the White House?
4.2: Reading - Beauty at What Cost?
4.3: Reading - People vs. Animals
4.4: Reading - Greenhouse Effect?
5.1: Reading - School Uniforms
5.2: Reading - Washington D.C.: Old and New
5.3: Reading - Why the Pain?
5.4: Reading - From Bean to Chocolate
6.1: Reading - Drug Abuse: Problems and Solutions
6.2: Reading - The Next Armani
6.3: Reading - Michael Jordan's Steak House
6.4: Reading - Work for the Government
7.1: Reading - Taking a Deep Breath
7.2: Reading - Play Fair with Stocks
7.3: Reading - Burning Fat with Aerobics
7.4: Reading - Find it on Ebay