The Wizard of Oz Vocabulary Builder

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A.J. Cornell Publications, 2003 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 394 pages
If your vocabulary needs building but you don't like to read, this book is for you. That's because people remember the meanings of unfamiliar words only if they learn them in context-by reading. And the fastest and most painless way of putting that idea into practice is by reading just one book that happens to include all the vocabulary words you need to know-for standardized tests such as the SAT or GRE, or for everyday intelligent-sounding conversation. Just as people might use "The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog" to easily and conveniently test out the keys of a typewriter or computer (because it contains all 26 letters of the alphabet in a single, short sentence), you can use The Wizard of Oz Vocabulary Builder (a specially rewritten version of L. Frank Baum's classic, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz) to easily and conveniently build your vocabulary (because it contains all the words you need to know, 1850 of them, in context, in a single book). Clear definitions and interesting illustrative sentences appear at the bottom of each page.

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Phillips, who has written several other instructional works (e.g., Guitar for Dummies) and is a former SAT Verbal instructor, retells the well-known classic The Wizard of Oz by interspersing "big ... Read full review

About the author (2003)

Mark Phillips is a Melbourne writer and unionist. He has worked more than 20 years in print journalism and related industries and is currently the editor of Working Life. He is the author of Radio City: The first 30 years of 3RRR-FM (The Vulgar Press, 2006). He made the Overland NUW FAir Australia Prize Shortlist with his title The Occupation.

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