2.0 out of 5 starsDespondent over the quality of book
18 October 2018
I haven't read it yet but who would actually have any keenness left after seeing the quality of pages. If your paying for the full book why only half white quality pages while the other half are yellow very low quality dusky paper used which will in no time get ripped off easily. Disappointed!
Received this book with some pages folded and 4 pages missing in between. But not to worry as Amazon will issue refund for the same.
This is the 4th time I've bought this book to gift to someone who is starter in english vocab building. The book is something more than enough for about 100 ₹. It gives best way to understand the words by linking it to its entomological origin and teaches us how to understand the meaning of a new word. It also helps in eliminating wrong options in mcq based exams. You can learn a lot of new words by simply going through exercise. Religiously following this book daily would surely help you build your vocabulary. Those who cram words from dictionary should at least try this approach of learning to remember words and I'm sure this way would be far better.
Norman Lewis knows how to teach vocabulary in a way that helps new words stick. In Word Power Made Easy, he does this in several ways:
1. New words are divided into thematic chapters that make it easy to draw connections between the words. 2. He uses etymology as the scaffold to help build a knowledge of many related words simultaneously. 3. All words are reviewed multiple times in exercises throughout the book that use a variety of ways to measure recall and understanding.
I don't ever leave reviews, but this one is a MUST!! The book is a great addition for any person needing or wanting to expand their vocabulary. It is super insightful and I'm glad I purchased it. The book provides a level of understanding beyond learning words. Just like any problem, when you get to the root of things, you understand it in its totality. I love the book and how it forces me to be a more critical thinker. I am so thankful for this book just what I need I have been lazy and need to back into my study time thanks a million I wear glasses the words or so small but I will work with will be order more books. I will keep this book forever. It isn't intimidating. In fact I did the initial test to check my own word power and was happy to discover how much I do as much as I want to know! Not intimidating book. Very well done and you can do at your leisure. Very well written. I would recommend this as a gift.
This classic work is perhaps the best of all classic and modern vocabulary guides, for it is not just another vocabulary guide, but follows a scientific approach to assist the reader build a strong vocabulary even after he has read this book (for vocab building is a life long process) This book can open new doors for the readers, and creates an intellectual atmosphere to allow your budding skills to grow at their own pace! Your search for a vocabulary builder ends here.
About the Book: Word power made easy by Norman Lewis is one of the most amazing book I came across in recent days. It is the most effective vocabulary builder in English language of all time. The simple, step by step method described in the book will increase your knowledge and mastery of English language with regular practice. About the Author: Norman Lewis was an author, grammarian, lexicographer and etymologist. He had a leading authority on English language skills, whose best selling 30 DAYS TO POWERFUL VOCABULARY published by POCKET BOOKS in 1971. My review Title: The title “Word Power made Easy” is so perfect and totally justified as per the content. Cover: The cover is to the point without any unnecessary drama and gives us a clear picture of what is there for us. Blurb: The blurb portion is written and edited well. It asks some direct questions to the reader whereby it’s easy to understand of what the book has to offer. Content: This is an exclusive book and you won’t be getting another second piece of it like this kind. It is a thick book over 700 pages. It is the best and quickest means to better vocabulary in the English language. Each chapter ends with a review. Each section ends with a progress check. Numerous tests will help you to increase and retain your knowledge you acquired. This book does more than adding words in your vocabulary. It teaches ideas and methods of broadening knowledge as an integral part of vocabularybuilding process. You don’t just read this book rather you have to practice this book. The more time you give the more enriching your experience will be. Once you complete the book you will no longer be the same person, your knowledge will enhance a lot. I recommend this book to everyone no matter for which competitive exams you are preparing. It will add to your success in the long run. Overall Rating:- 5\5
Book quality perfect, condition received perfect, you can bought the penguin edition without any hesitation. Now, most imp. thing, diff. b/w Goyal saab and penguin publication's editions- •Penguin edition, ends at last chapter which is, How to Check Your Standing as An Amateur Etymologist. which is like the original book. while, •Goyal saab edition, has supplementary chapters (you can see pic), supplementary chapters has wordlist of some difficult words arranged alphabetically.
The most amazing, scintillating, almost magical piece of work by the late Norman Lewis. We should be lucky this is available at such a low price. If you are looking for a birthday gift for a child, there is none better that this! If you want to build you vocabulary again, look no further. You, like me, would naturally be sceptical about a book that can improve vocabulary. But believe me, this is wizardry! To top that, this is the most fun you are ever going to have solving an exercise book!
One of the best book that I came across for vocabularybuilding. The has makes one understand the root of words and then elucidate it with examples. Make aware of root of words is something that I find new in it. And after continuing the schedule one can witness the change.
The page quality of this edition of the book is not good. Also the binding is not satisfactory. Nothing to be reviewed. An useful book which helped many throughout years. Should be regularly used to get maximum benefit out of it. Again I heartily thank AMAZON for this book.