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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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May 10, 2016
good book for vocabulary improvment
May 3, 2016
good book to learn English vocabulary
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Norman Lewis is great!
May 9, 2012
This is not a reading book...Don't read this book!
Pavan Kumar S
Jun 18, 2012
Guide book for Etymological etiquetteIf 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.
Aug 26, 2011
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Apr 3, 2012
Great book if you want to increase your vocabularyIf 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.
Nagendra Kumar Reddy Oggu
May 11, 2014
Believe the BrandI never thought of giving any reviews but as flipkart asks and i'm a regular customer decided to review this one.. Word Power Made Easy by Norman Lewis.. I heard it many times which is specifically written to improve vocabulary so for competitive exams(ssc and ibps) i went for this one.. Felt good after going through it.. Hoping to crack the ssc in coming months.. I highly recommend this book to whoever wanted to develop their vocabulary..
May 9, 2014
Ofcourse amazing BookNo words required to justify the awesomeness of this book. Best option available in the market. Trusted by millions.. Go for it without 2nd thoughts.
Dec 5, 2013
Really made the word power easyBy providing roots of the words and their origins from latin, greek, etc. it made the learning process easy. You don't have to learn the words they will be interconnected with something you already know. You actually will be understanding the meaning of the roots of the words and deriving the meaning of the word on your own...
Sep 11, 2011
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..
Jan 15, 2012
FANTABULOUS,ITS AN AWESOME BOOK, MANY PEOPLE JUST PURCHASE IT AND KEEP IT. GUYS THIS IS THE BOOK OF EXTREME COMFORT. IT TEACHES LIKE AS IF THE AUTHOR IS SITTING NEXT TO YOU
Sep 25, 2014
Extremely effective way of learning words. Relevant for GRE.This book is probably one of the most efficient one as in takes a very scientific approach to understand and remember words. It is composed of around 1 sections and every section focuses on one genre of words. Each section is split into 4-5 chapters. First chapter introduces you to 10 new words by explaining the context. You are supposed to by-heart these 10 words. Subsequent chapters introduces you to hundreds of different words whose root and meaning can be derived from the 10 words you learnt in the last chapter. Every chapter has very carefully designed set of questions to permanently writ… (Expand)