Academic Word Powerhelps students master the 570 most common words from the Academic Word List. When students add this vocabulary to what they learn in a beginning ESL course, they will be able to comprehend 90% of the terms in texts across disciplines. Focusing on the most common words motivates students and allows instructors to take the guesswork out of choosing and researching vocabulary. The texts appeal to both native and non-native speakers and can be used in ESL, Developmental English, and high school English programs. The variety of exercises, activities, and vocabulary strategies prepare students for success in future academic reading. Interactive speaking activities appeal to students by developing a link between the focus word and their experience and knowledge, increasing retention.Thompson, Celia is the author of 'Academic Word Power 2', published 2003 under ISBN 9780618397693 and ISBN 0618397698.