Each year a thousands of students across the world appear for competitive entrance exams like GRE, CAT, GMAT, SAT, XAT, FMS, MAT etc. English Verbal Ability (VA) generally constitutes an important part of these tests. A strong vocabulary and the ability to appreciate the contextual usage of words provide a great mileage in cracking the VA section. A lot of students, especially those with English not as their first language, do not have an advanced level of word power. Therefore, they find themselves at a disadvantage when it comes to cracking the VA section. These students generally adopt the following conventional methods to build their vocabulary: Cramming word lists, fl ash cards etc: It is a stressful `memory based? method to build one's vocabulary. Here emphasis is more on `remembering the meanings? of the words rather than on `appreciating the context? in which they are used. ; Reading good novels, storybooks, newspaper editorials etc: It is an effective method of building vocabulary, as words are encountered in proper context and in a flowing storyline. But it is also a rather slow? method of building vocabulary. Sometimes it takes away the `true? pleasure of reading because the reader has to fumble with a dictionary while he/she is reading the book! ; Therefore we have co-authored this book to provide the students with an effective tool to build their vocabulary in a short period of time. In this book, we have combined the best features of both the above mentioned methods while taking away their drawbacks.

Key Features:-

  • Vocabulary explained in the context of short stories adapted from the world?s best English authors
  • Each page of the book contains around 6 `Difficult? words carefully picked up and explained as footn
  • Covers over 4000 `High Frequency Words? encountered in competitive examinations
  • An online site advertised through the book contains Quiz associated with each story in the book. Aft
  • Great stories: The book brings to you 46 fantastic short-stories from the best English authors acros

More Details about WORD POWER

General Information  
PublisherMcGraw Hill
Publish YearJanuary 2011