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Textbook Recommendations - Low Beginning


 The Basic Oxford Picture Dictionary
Paperback From $8.74
A new edition of this popular topic-based dictionary which focuses on everyday, key vocabulary..
Oxford Picture Dictionary for the Content Areas from ESLgold.com 
Paperback From $9.36
Accelerate your student's academic language development with the second edition of the Oxford Picture Dictionary for the Content Areas program. This program uses direct, explicit vocabulary instruction, which improves learning outcomes for ELLs and struggling learners..
Word by Word Basic Picture Dictionary from ESLgold.com 


Paperback from $5.12
For absolute beginners, this basic picture dictionary gives core vocabulary needed to learn English and to communicate in real-life situations. Covers a wide range of topics, including clothing, home, transportation, and more. For anyone who has a limited vocabulary in their own language who needs to learn English.
   
 






Textbook Recommendations - High Beginning


English Vocabulary in Use ElementaryPaperback from $19.95
Whether you're studying on your own or in class, English Vocabulary in Use Elementary covers all the words and phrases you need at this level to understand and be understood in English. This new edition is fully updated to make the book even more relevant and accessible..
Oxford Picture Dictionary from ESLgold.com 
Paperback from $12.93
Content is organized within 12 thematic units, including Everyday Language, People, Housing, Food and Recreation.

Each unit starts with an Intro page (new to this edition) and ends with a story page, with single or double-page sub-topics introducing new words in a realistic visual context and easy-to-learn "chunks.".
Word by Word Picture Dictionary 
Paperback from $21.24 
Word by Word Picture Dictionary , Second Edition, by Steven J. Molinsky and Bill Bliss, is the only truly communicative vocabulary development program! This is the new edition of the picture dictionary program famous worldwide for its ease-of-use, lively spirit, and active conversational approach.

Bilingual editions of Word by Word Picture Dictionary , Second Edition, are also available

     
Practice Makes Perfect English Vocabulary 
Paperback from $6.24 
Practice Makes Perfect: English Vocabulary for Beginning ESL Learners helps you develop your vocabulary by providing practice in word-building and encouraging you to analyze new words for an ever-increasing vocabulary. Each chapter of this comprehensive book focuses on a theme, such as family or travel, so you can build your language skills in a systematic manner. As you lay the foundation for an increasing vocabulary, you are able to perfect your new words with plenty of exercises and gain the confidence to communicate well in English.
 Lexicarry: Pictures for Learning Languages from ESLgold.com 
Paperback from $19.50
A collection of pictures designed to help language students build vocabulary. Includes an English word list. Foreign language word lists available separately.

Lexicarry offers a fun, active, conversational approach to language learning. With this book you can learn any language the active way using one of the Lexicarry word lists and/or someone who knows the language.
Impact Words and Phrases from ESLgold.com
Paperback from $31.20 
     



Textbook Recommendations - Low Intermediate
   
Vocabulary in Use Intermediate Student's Book
Paperback from $23.01
A three-level vocabulary series for both self-study and classroom use. Now with a revised edition for each level, this best-selling series has been fully updated to give students the support they need to master more than 7,000 words and phrases in American English. Following the popular in Use format, new language is taught in manageable two-page units with presentation of vocabulary on the left-hand page and innovative practice activities on the right. Suitable for self-study or classroom use, the books are informed by the Cambridge International Corpus to ensure vocabulary taught is useful, up-to-date, and presented in a natural context. Additional activities for extra vocabulary and listening practice are available on the companion website. Firmly based on current vocabulary acquisition theory, this series promotes good learning habits and teaches students how to discover rules for using vocabulary correctly. The Intermdiate level teaches approximately 2,500 vocabulary items.
504 Absolutely Essential Words from ESLgold.com 
Paperback from $9.42
This updated vocabulary-building book presents the essential core of words that students at middle-school and higher levels must know and be able to use fluently for academic success. These words also constitute essential vocabulary for ESL students and test-takers, as well as others who speak English as their second language. The authors present a series of brief word-building lessons, each introducing 12 new words that are presented in sample sentences and short articles. Fill-in-the-blanks exercises help students measure their word-building progress. Informed with clear yet simple definitions and examples, readers will find their vocabulary has improved dramatically.
 A Way with Words - Resource Pack 1 - from ESLgold.com 
Paperback from $9.00
This resource book of vocabulary practice activities enables teachers to teach vocabulary communicatively in the classroom. Learner-centred in its approach, the material has the dual aim of helping students acquire vocabulary and develop skills and strategies for effective learning. Redesigned from the original version, this photocopiable resource pack retains a fresh approach to vocabulary learning. The book provides a variety of stimulating activities which require learners to actively use the target vocabulary. It develops learning skills, helping learners to become more efficient in organising, storing and remembering new vocabulary. It is easy to use with clear teacher's notes on the left hand pages and facing photocopiable worksheets on the right. The resource book is accompanied by a cassette (Lower Intermediate to Intermediate only) for further practice of the key vocabulary.
     
 Vocabulary Power 1 from ESLgold.com 
Paperback from $53.72
Vocabulary Power 1: Practicing Essential Words Paperback – 2007
by Jennifer Recio Lebedev (Author)
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Academic Word Power 1 from ESLgold.com 
Paperback from $13.36
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.
 Focus on Vocabulary 1 from ESLgold.com 
Paperback from $23.00
Focus on Vocabulary 1: Bridging Vocabulary is a research-based vocabulary textbook that gives intermediate to high-intermediate students hands-on preparation for understanding mid-frequency vocabulary, such as that found in novels, newspapers, films, and social and workplace settings. Through excerpts from popular material and well-crafted exercises, English learners focus on mid-frequency vocabulary — 504 word families in all.
     
Getting a Fix on Vocabulary from ESLgold.com 
Paperback from $23.50 
A textbook teaching students of English to understand and use Prefixes, Suffixes, and Compound words in English.

Originally published in 1990, and a long-time best seller for Pro Lingua, 'Getting a Fix' has been transformed with new elements and a new look. New lessons deal with saving a wilderness, international baseball, pandemics, and climate change. As in the first edition, each lesson concludes with a fictitious newspaper article. Now each lesson includes a radio news broadcast (on CD) covering the same story as the newspaper.
 Walk, Amble, Stroll: Vocabulary Building Through Domains - Level One from ESLgold.com 
Paperback from $10.00
Walk, Amble, Stroll is a textbook designed for ESL/EFL students at the high beginning level who are ready to expand their vocabulary. It can be used in a class devoted to vocabulary building or as a supplementary text in a reading, writing, or integrated skills class. It can also be used for self-study by individual students. The goal in writing this book was to provide students with an efficient and enjoyable way to expand their vocabulary. The text introduces vocabulary through a concept and teaches words that are related to that concept. These groups of related words are also known as domains. The focus on concepts and word domains lends itself to a rich variety of activities that appeals to students with different learning styles.
 
     



Textbook Recommendations - High Intermediate

Academic Vocabulary in Use with Answers from ESLgold.com 
Paperback $13.00
The perfect study aid for anyone using English for their academic work. Academic Vocabulary in Use is the perfect study aid for anyone using English for their academic work. Ideal for students of any discipline, from engineers or social scientists to business students or lawyers, it covers all the key vocabulary they will come across in academic textbooks, articles, lectures and seminars, allowing them to function confidently in an English-speaking academic environment. The book is designed for students at good intermediate level and above as well as those preparing for IELTS and other university entrance examinations.
Vocabulary in Use - Upper Intermediate English - With Answers from ESLgold.com 
Paperback from $5.23
Vocabulary in Use Upper Intermediate helps high-intermediate to advanced learners increase their fluency in personal and academic-content areas. The book contains 100 lessons covering approximately 3,500 vocabulary items. Ideal for self-study, its easy-to-use format presents content or grammar-based vocabulary on the left-hand page and innovative practice activities on the right-hand page. An edition without answers, suitable for classroom use, is available.
English Vocabulary in Use - Upper-Intermediate from ESLgold.com 
Paperback from $29.60
English Vocabulary in Use: Upper-intermediate is the third level of four in the family of best-selling vocabulary reference and practice books, ideal for self-study or classroom use. English Vocabulary in Use: Upper-intermediate includes 100 units presenting vocabulary in typical contexts appropriate to B2 level. This third edition has been fully revised and updated using the English Profile wordlists to ensure coverage of all key words and phrases apppropriate at this level. A common mistakes feature informed by the Cambridge English Corpus also ensures that vocabulary is useful and up-to-date. The accompanying CD-ROM, with audio, provides hundreds of interesting and enjoyable exercises to further challenge the learner, as well as wordlists, tests and dictionary support.
     
Test Your English Vocabulary in Use - Upper-Intermediate from ESLgold.com 
Paperback from $16.16
Vocabulary tests to accompany the popular English Vocabulary in Use Upper-intermediate Third edition. Test Your English Vocabulary in Use Upper-intermediate Second edition contains 100 easy-to-use practice vocabulary tests with a clear marking system on each page so that progress can be easily checked. The book can be used on its own, for self-study or in the classroom, or to reinforce the vocabulary covered in English Vocabulary in Use Upper-intermediate Third edition, available separately.
Vocabulary Drills, Intermediate Level from ESLgold.com 
Paperback from $23.31
Paperback: 224 pages
Publisher: NTC/Contemporary Publishing Company; 2 edition (April 1, 1989)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0890614482
ISBN-13: 978-0890614488
1000 Most Important Words from ESLgold.com 
Paperback from $3.99
Based on the contention that we do not utillize speech to its fullest extent, this guide is an essential aide to unlocking our "passive" vocabularies and developing a keener appreciation of the richness of language.

Indispensable For Writers, Speakers, Teachers!
-- Enrich your vocabulary
-- Express yourself clearly -- and beautifully
-- Fun and easy to use!
     
1100 Words You Need to Know from ESLgold.com 
Paperback from $7.90
A Barron's best-seller for more than four decades, the brand-new sixth edition of 1100 Words You Need to Know has been expanded and updated with more--
Word lists and definitions
Analogy exercises
Words-in-context exercises
All new words for students to learn are placed in the context of sentences that have been selected from well-known novels, plays, poems, newspaper editorials, and TV broadcasts. For optimal ease and enjoyment in learning, the authors recommend 15-minute sessions with this book. Over the years, thousands of students preparing for the SAT and ACT have relied on previous editions of 1100 Words You Need to Know as an ideal way to strengthen their word power. A new feature in the sixth edition is The Lighter Touch 100, a collection of 100 funny one-liners which use words from the book that you need to know.
Vocabulary Power 2 from ESLgold.com
Paperback from $13.73
Vocabulary Power 2 1st (first) edition Text Only Paperback – 2007
by LEBEDEV & DINGLE (Author)
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Developing Vocabulary Skills from ESLgold.com 
Paperback from $4.32
The revised edition of this vocabulary text continues to teach students to analyze, understand, and remember vocabulary by developing word attack strategies. New readings, collaborative exercises, and contextualized activities enhance the text
     
Academic Word Power 2 from ESLgold.com 
Paperback from $12.97
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.
Building Academic Vocabulary from ESLgold.com 
Paperback from $9.27
Building Academic Vocabulary was written because English for Academic Purposes (EAP) students often complain that they don't have the vocabularies they need for college courses. Building Academic Vocabulary will help students develop lexical precision as they work in such often exercised modes as cause-effect, general description, description of processes, or comparison/contrast. Each unit focuses on 10-15 key vocabulary items within a certain essential meaning area. Each unit also highlights--and lightly exercises--20-25 additional vocabulary items that provide a broader and more diverse second level of learning. The nine meaning areas addressed were carefully selected for their usefulness in the writing and speaking most common in EAP classes.
Walk, Amble, Stromm - Level 2 from ESLgold.com 
Audio CD from $45.36
Walk, Amble, Stroll: Vocabulary Building Through Domains, Level 2 by Kathryn Trump, Sherry Trechter, Dee Ann Holisky (1993) Paperback Paperback – 1707
by Sherry Trechter, Dee Ann Holisky Kathryn Trump (Author)
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Textbook Recommendations - Advanced

 

 English Vocabulary in Use Advanced from ESLgold.com 
Paperback from $27.13
A second edition of the best-selling vocabulary practice book, ideal for self-study or classroom use. English Vocabulary in Use Advanced with answers and CD-ROM is the highest level in the family of best-selling vocabulary reference and practice books from Cambridge. Vocabulary is clearly presented and contextualised on left-hand pages, with practice activities on facing right-hand pages. The book includes 100 units presenting new words in context, showing advanced learners how to use them, and highlighting common mistakes. It is informed by the Cambridge International Corpus to ensure that the vocabulary is useful, relevant and up-to-date. The accompanying CD-ROM provides interesting and enjoyable exercises to further challenge the learner, plus games, tests and dictionary support.
Test Your English Vocabulary in Use - Advanced - From ESLgold.com 
Paperback from $48.87
Test Your English Vocabulary in Use: Advanced by McCarthy, Michael, O'Dell, Felicity (2005) Paperback
Focus on Vocabulary 2 from ESLgold.com 
Paperback from $29.14
Focus on Vocabulary 2: Mastering the Academic Word List (2nd Edition) 2nd (second) Edition by Schmitt, Diane, Schmitt, Norbert [2011] Paperback
     
Vocabulary Drills: Advanced from ESLgold.com 
Paperback from $4.83
Vocabulary Drills teaches students the valuable words they need to know now. They discover how to unlock―and remember―the meanings of words they encounter after they leave the classroom.
Vocabulary Power 3: Practicing Essential Words from ESLgold.com 
Paperback from $20.98
Acquiring a strong vocabulary doesn't have to be difficult. Vocabulary Power uses the latest research on memory to make this process simple, effective, and enjoyable.

A three-book series, Vocabulary Power teaches the most important words from the General Service List (500 words) and Academic Word List (400 words)
presents each word in eight different contexts to help students learn and remember the word easily
encourages students to apply the words to their own lives, making vocabulary more relevant and useful
can be used in class or as a self-study text
Academic Word Power 3 - From ESLgold.com 
Paperback from $7.92
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.
     
Academic Word Power 4 from ESLgold.com 
Paperback from $4.17
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.
NTC Vocabulary Builders, Purple Book from ESLgold.com 
Paperback from $195.99
McGraw-Hill authors represent the leading experts in their fields and are dedicated to improving the lives, careers, and interests of readers worldwide
Words People Use from ESLgold.com 
Paperback from $0.01
Publisher: Heinle & Heinle Pub (December 1982)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0838428525
ISBN-13: 978-0838428528
Product Dimensions: 0.5 x 5.5 x 7.5 inches
Shipping Weight: 14.4 ounces

 


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