Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Barron's 1100 Words, 5th Edition

Barron's 1100 Words 5th Edition
Murray Bromberg and Melvin Gordon
ISBN-10: 0764138642
ISBN-13: 978-0764138645

Barron's has just published that fifth edition of 1100 Words. Students still learn twenty words and four idioms per week over 46 weeks, matching the standard school year, and two bonus weeks of material has been added.

Five words and one idiom are presented for the first four days of the week, vocabulary review is on the fifth day, and "Sensible Sentences" and/or "Wordsearch" are on the sixth day. A vocabulary box has been added in the corner of the page for quick reference. The page still has the basic format from the previous editions: paragraph with the words in context, sample sentences, matching definitions, and daily idiom.

A quick reviews indicates that the same set of vocabulary and readings have been used, but the material remains relevant. What makes the book invauable is the Panorama: examples of the vocabulary words used in the media, inviting further exploration of American culture.

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