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ISBN 9780070706408
Publisher

Tata McGraw - Hill Education

Publication Year 2011
ISBN-13

ISBN 9780070706408

ISBN-10 0070706409
Binding

Paperback

Number of Pages 640 Pages
Language (English)
Subject

English Learning & Teaching

Each year a thousands of students across the world appear for competitive entrance exams like GRE, CAT, GMAT, SAT, XAT, FMS, MAT etc. English Verbal Ability (VA) generally constitutes an important part of these tests. A strong vocabulary and the ability to appreciate the contextual usage of words provide a great mileage in cracking the VA section. A lot of students, especially those with English not as their first language, do not have an advanced level of word power. Therefore, they find themselves at a disadvantage when it comes to cracking the VA section. These students generally adopt the following conventional methods to build their vocabulary: Cramming word lists, fl ash cards etc: It is a stressful `memory based? method to build one's vocabulary. Here emphasis is more on `remembering the meanings? of the words rather than on `appreciating the context? in which they are used. Reading good novels, storybooks, newspaper editorials etc: It is an effective method of building vocabulary, as words are encountered in proper context and in a flowing storyline. But it is also a rather slow? method of building vocabulary. Sometimes it takes away the `true? pleasure of reading because the reader has to fumble with a dictionary while he/she is reading the book! Therefore we have co-authored this book to provide the students with an effective tool to build their vocabulary in a short period of time. In this book, we have combined the best features of both the above mentioned methods while taking away their drawbacks. Salient Features Vocabulary explained in the context of short stories adapted from the world?s best English authors Each page of the book contains around 6 `Difficult? words carefully picked up and explained as footnotes Covers over 4000 `High Frequency Words? encountered in competitive examinations An online site advertised through the book contains Quiz associated with each story in the book. After reading the story and understanding the `Difficult? words and their context the reader can visit the corresponding Quiz to reinforce his/her learning. There is a quiz corresponding to each story. The salient features of this book are: Great stories: The book brings to you 46 fantastic short-stories from the best English authors across the world. Contextual usage: The book introduces `difficult? words to you as and when they are used in the context of the storyline. As more and more competitive examinations today are looking to test your understanding of the words based on the context in which they appear, this feature would definitely equip you better to successfully tackle these examinations. Unique presentation: Each page of the book contains on an average 6 footnotes to explain the meanings of the `difficult? words encountered in that page. So, no more fumbling with a dictionary while reading your interesting storybook! Comprehensive coverage: The stories in the book cover 3500+ `high frequency words? often encountered in competitive exams Additional exercises to reinforce retention: The additional online support contains one Quiz associated with each story in the book. After reading a story, you can visit the corresponding Quiz to reinforce your learning! We are confident that this book will help not only aspirants of competitive exams but also every single individual who aspires to improve his/her word power. 1. The Christmas Present 2. A young Man in a Hurry 3. The Buller-Podington Compact 4. The Coward 5. The Tell-Tale Heart 6. Wife 7. Victor 8. The Moribund 9. The Diamond Necklace 10. Doctor Heidegger's Experiment 11. A Queer Night in Paris 12. The Watkinson Evening 13. The Gift of the Magi 14. First Love 15. A Pilgrim 16. The Wreck 17. Feathertop 18. The Great Stone Face 19. Friends 20. In each Other's Shoes 21. Our Runaway Kite 22. Beyond the Bayou 23. The Owl's Ear 24. An Unconventional Confidence 25. The Bat and Belfry Inn 26. The Outrage-A True Story 27. The Man with the Good Face 28. The Four-Fifteen Express 29. Elder Brown's Backslide 30. A Terribly Strange Bed 31. The Philosopher in the Apple Orchard 32. The Silver Mine 33. The Pipe 34. The Manuscript 35. Caption Veneno's Proposal of Marriage 36. Colonel Starbottle for the Plantiff 37. The Golden Ingot 38. The Country of the Blind 39. The Duplicity of the Hargraves 40. How the Widow Won the Deacon 42. A Problem in Communication 43. Why Thomas was Discharged 44. Father and Son 45. The Haunted Orchard 46. The Angel of the Odd1. The Christmas Present 2. A young Man in a Hurry 3. The Buller-Podington Compact 4. The Coward 5. The Tell-Tale Heart 6. Wife 7. Victor 8. The Moribund 9. The Diamond Necklace 10. Doctor Heidegger's Experiment 11. A Queer Night in Paris 12. The Watkinson Evening 13. The Gift of the Magi 14. First Love 15. A Pilgrim 16. The Wreck 17. Feathertop 18. The Great Stone Face 19. Friends 20. In each Other's Shoes 21. Our Runaway Kite 22. Beyond the Bayou 23. The Owl's Ear 24. An Unconventional Confidence 25. The Bat and Belfry Inn 26. The Outrage-A True Story 27. The Man with the Good Face 28. The Four-Fifteen Express 29. Elder Brown's Backslide 30. A Terribly Strange Bed 31. The Philosopher in the Apple Orchard 32. The Silver Mine 33. The Pipe 34. The Manuscript 35. Caption Veneno's Proposal of Marriage 36. Colonel Starbottle for the Plantiff 37. The Golden Ingot 38. The Country of the Blind 39. The Duplicity of the Hargraves 40. How the Widow Won the Deacon 42. A Problem in Communication 43. Why Thomas was Discharged 44. Father and Son 45. The Haunted Orchard 46. The Angel of the Odd

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