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Word Power Made Easy New Revised & Expanded Edition (English) 1st Edition

Author: NORMAN LEWIS
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Word Power Made Easy intends to help improve the readers’ all-round language skills.

Summary Of The Book

This book, Word Power Made Easy, uses real life situations to demonstrate the power of words. The book begins by showing the reader how to assess their current vocabulary and how to start building word skills. It is divided into three main sections.

Word Power Made Easy starts by showing how to start building word skills, and then explains how to acquire better word skills quickly and learn at a faster pace. Then, the book shows how one can become proficient in building vocabulary, and how to keep learning new words and ways to use them.

This book uses interesting themes to show how to use words effectively. It contains chapters like insulting or flattering enemies and friends, talking about various professions, successfully discussing science and scientists, describing actions effectively and so on. Word Power Made Easy takes a root of the word based approach to vocabulary building. It traces the etymology of the words being discussed. Once the origin of the word is explained, a lot of similar words sharing the same origin are introduced. This technique is useful in remembering a lot of words, as they are related by a common source which serves as a mnemonic.

The book also contains an interesting section on esoteric phobias. It contains pronunciation keys, a test of grammar skills, and a section discussing how grammar changed over the years. It provides tips on proper usage, how to adapt to changing usage, and shows how to acquire the skill of natural speech without any affectations. It contains a list of some words that have recently been added to the language and shows how to build proper spelling skills.

Word Power Made Easy is an easy, practical guide to building a good vocabulary, learning about proper usage, pronunciation, and spelling. The book was first published in 1949.

About Norman Lewis

Norman Lewis was an American grammarian and author. Some other books by Lewis are How to Read Better And Faster, Speak Better, Write Better, Instant Word Power, Dictionary of Correct Spelling, and Dictionary of Pronunciation. All his books were on building language skills. Norman Lewis was born in New York in 1912. Orphaned at an early age, he lived with his sister’s family. He earned his master’s degree from Columbia University and began teaching English language and grammar. 

He has taught at various institutions like New York University, Rio Hondo College, and headed the institution’s communication department for more than ten years. His first book was 30 Days To A More Powerful Vocabulary. After the success of that book, Lewis began writing a lot of books on grammar and vocabulary which were highly popular and many of them have seen several reprints. His book Roget's New Pocket Thesaurus In Dictionary Form sold over 5 million books. He died in 2006 at the age of 93.

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Author NORMAN LEWIS
Book Details
Publisher GENERAL BOOK DEPOT
Publication Year 2011
ISBN-13 9788183071000
ISBN-10 8183071007
Language English
Edition 1st
Binding Paperback
Exam English Preparation
University Books Details
Degree/Diploma UG
Specialization Information Technology Engineering
Subject Professional Communication
Term 1st Semester
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Height 2.24 inch
Weight 494 g
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Great book if you want to increase your vocabulary

If you want to learn English then this book is not for you , Go for English grammar book like J.C Nesfield . But if you are better in English then this book is for you , it's an ultimate choice to learn more words and increase one's vocabulary.
It is very much helpful if you preparing for exams like C.A.T , M.A.T , X.A.T , G.A.T.E , etc
For C.A.T you should have vocabulary of 5000 words if u want to crack it , seriously 686 pages is enough .
For G.A.T.E - generally we get 15 marks out of 100 in aptitude and English section and this year 2012 General cut-off was 21 marks . So if you score 15...
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If you want to learn English then this book is not for you , Go for English grammar book like J.C Nesfield . But if you are better in English then this book is for you , it's an ultimate choice to learn more words and increase one's vocabulary.
It is very much helpful if you preparing for exams like C.A.T , M.A.T , X.A.T , G.A.T.E , etc
For C.A.T you should have vocabulary of 5000 words if u want to crack it , seriously 686 pages is enough .
For G.A.T.E - generally we get 15 marks out of 100 in aptitude and English section and this year 2012 General cut-off was 21 marks . So if you score 15...
If you want to learn English then this book is not for you , Go for English grammar book like J.C Nesfield . But if you are better in English then this book is for you , it's an ultimate choice to learn more words and increase one's vocabulary.
It is very much helpful if you preparing for exams like C.A.T , M.A.T , X.A.T , G.A.T.E , etc
For C.A.T you should have vocabulary of 5000 words if u want to crack it , seriously 686 pages is enough .
For G.A.T.E - generally we get 15 marks out of 100 in aptitude and English section and this year 2012 General cut-off was 21 marks . So if you score 15 and at least 30 marks in technical section then you are eligible for IIT or any PSU organisation
First chapter of the book will let u know about extend of knowledge you have in English language , unfortunately it very difficult for a guy like me to score 40 out of 60 which is depressing but hope it will rectified in future
Don't keep this book in your bookshelf , READ IT SOLVE IT REVISE IT ATLEAST 1 CHAPTER per day

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18 Jun 2012
Guide book for Etymological etiquette

If you are preparing for tests like GRE or CAT which requires you to have a significant English proficiency and if you are having trouble trying to recall the meanings of those innumerable words and their usage, this book is will lighten the load off your back. It makes learning new words a fun activity. After reading this book, you will start absorbing new words like a sponge.

The book takes you on a piggyback ride through the etymological road introducing you to new words and the story behind its origin. In case you are wondering what is Etymology (I too didn't know till I started to rea...
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If you are preparing for tests like GRE or CAT which requires you to have a significant English proficiency and if you are having trouble trying to recall the meanings of those innumerable words and their usage, this book is will lighten the load off your back. It makes learning new words a fun activity. After reading this book, you will start absorbing new words like a sponge.

The book takes you on a piggyback ride through the etymological road introducing you to new words and the story behind its origin. In case you are wondering what is Etymology (I too didn't know till I started to rea...
If you are preparing for tests like GRE or CAT which requires you to have a significant English proficiency and if you are having trouble trying to recall the meanings of those innumerable words and their usage, this book is will lighten the load off your back. It makes learning new words a fun activity. After reading this book, you will start absorbing new words like a sponge.

The book takes you on a piggyback ride through the etymological road introducing you to new words and the story behind its origin. In case you are wondering what is Etymology (I too didn't know till I started to read this book), Etymology is the study of the sources and development of words by tracing the its history and how the word was incorporated into English.
Instead of depicting the words in English just as words, this book introduces to the story behind its origin, what is their
significance, how to use those words, when to use those words and when not to use it.

By using the root words it demonstrates how so many words in English have common origins and how we can predict the
meaning of new words using these root words.

This book has guided countless number of people in their quest of gaining mastery over English by making it fun. Seek its guidance and mark my words, it won't fail you.

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09 May 2012
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This is not a reading book...

Don't read this book!
Instead, work with it. Write in it, talk aloud to it, talk back to it- use your pen or pencil, your voice, not just your eyes and mind.

This has been written in the introduction of this book.. And I am glad to announce that it is more than that... You not only work with it but live with the book, once you will pick it up you will feel like going on and on.. But follow the instructions because it is well organized for the maximum optimization..

I had just received it and am glad to live with it...

Must buy for anyone who want to expert English vocabulary...
And what...
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Don't read this book!
Instead, work with it. Write in it, talk aloud to it, talk back to it- use your pen or pencil, your voice, not just your eyes and mind.

This has been written in the introduction of this book.. And I am glad to announce that it is more than that... You not only work with it but live with the book, once you will pick it up you will feel like going on and on.. But follow the instructions because it is well organized for the maximum optimization..

I had just received it and am glad to live with it...

Must buy for anyone who want to expert English vocabulary...
And what...
Don't read this book!
Instead, work with it. Write in it, talk aloud to it, talk back to it- use your pen or pencil, your voice, not just your eyes and mind.

This has been written in the introduction of this book.. And I am glad to announce that it is more than that... You not only work with it but live with the book, once you will pick it up you will feel like going on and on.. But follow the instructions because it is well organized for the maximum optimization..

I had just received it and am glad to live with it...

Must buy for anyone who want to expert English vocabulary...
And what it have inside is much much and much cheaper in this cost..
Don't think just get it.

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11 Sep 2011
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A Definitive Must-Have !

One of those books that you just need to get. Not only does this book teach you words, it also teaches you how to learn anything effectively. Its broken into a number of sessions and has periodic reviews. And it teaches you words using an interesting method in such a way that you ll remember them...years later. I would recommend this to anybody who uses the English Language..

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