VOCABULARY IN CONTEXT was written especially for you. The program was designed to enrich your personal ?word bank? with many hundreds of high-frequency and challenging words. There are six thematic books in the series?Everyday Living Words, Workplace and Career Words, Science and Technology Words, Media and Marketplace Words, History and Geography Words, and Music, Art, and Literature Words. Each worktext presents topic-related readings with key terms in context. Follow-up exercises provide a wide variety of practice activities to help you unlock the meanings of unfamiliar words. These strategies include the study of synonyms and antonyms; grammatical word forms; word roots, prefixes, and suffixes; connotations; and the efficient use of a dictionary and thesaurus. Thinking skills, such as drawing conclusions and completing analogies, are included as reinforcement. A word of advice: Don?t stop ?thinking about words? when you finish this program. A first-class vocabulary must be constantly renewed! In order to earn a reputation as a firstrate communicator, you must incorporate the new words you learn into your everyday speech and writing.