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build your vocab and improve RC [#permalink] New post 09 Jul 2011, 17:42
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hi guys
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In the attached file there are 160 academic readings to help you on RC and to build your vocab.

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    1. BOOKS
    2. CAPITAL PUNISHMENT
    3. CRITICISM
    4. STONE AGE
    5. IMAGINATION
    6. COOKING
    7. DANCE
    8. DRAMA
    9. PAINTING
    10. ACID RAIN
    11. SUBWAY
    12. SEWAGE
    13. TRANSPORTATION
    14. METROPOLITAN AREA
    15. YOGA
    16. DAY CARE
    17. HOBBY
    18. BUTTERFLY
    19. SUPPLY AND DEMAND
    20. CAPITALISM
    21. INFLATION
    22. INTEREST
    23. MARKET RESEARCH
    24. GROSS DOMESTIC
    PRODUCT
    25. VALUE-ADDED TAX
    26. TAXATION
    27. PROFIT
    28. BANK
    29. BANK SERVICES
    30. TRADE
    31. GAME THEORY
    32. DEFLATION
    33. PETROLIUM
    34. ASTRONOMY
    35. ISRAEL
    36. TENSIONS BETWEEN
    ISRAEL AND THE
    PALESTINIANS
    37. BILL GATES
    38. GREECE
    39. WORLD
    40. ENCYCLOPEDIA
    41. IMMIGRATION
    42. HUMAN BEING
    43. INSECT
    44. PEACE
    45. WAR
    46. MURDER
    47. CHAPLIN, CHARLIE
    48. GLUE
    49. JOYCE, JAMES
    50. KAFKA, FRANZ
    51. TCHAIKOVSKY, PETER ILICH
    52. EMBROIDERY
    53. GOGOL, NIKOLAI
    54. MATERIALISM
    55. DOUGLAS, MICHAEL
    56. INDUCTIVE METHOD
    57. HOMER
    58. SYNAGOGUE
    59. BLAKE, WILLIAM
    60. SHAW, GEORGE
    BERNARD
    61. SEVEN WONDERS OF
    62. THE ANCIENT WORLD
    63.GOD
    64. RELIGION
    65. TROJAN WAR
    66. HUNTING
    67. RECREATION
    68. OXFORD UNIVERSITY
    69. EFFICIENT LEARNING
    70. MEMORY
    71.PERFUME
    73. WRESTLING
    75.TEA
    77.AESTHETICS
    78.BIOLOGY
    83.DEATH
    85.CHOCOLATE
    87.VEGETARIANISM
    88.WEIGHT CONTROL
    90. HOW TO CONTROL
    OBESITY
    91.SUPERSTITION
    93.RELATIVITY
    97.IMPERIALISM
    99.PIPE
    100.TORTURE
    101.TIGER
    103.BAT
    104.TRADE
    107.ALCHEMY
    108.HAYDN
    109.CALENDAR
    111.BLUES
    112.WORDSWORTH,
    WILLIAM
    113.ARMENIA
    117.ZEUS
    118.MIGRATION
    120.PARSLEY
    121.NIGHTHENGALE
    FLORENCE
    123.CIRCUMCISION
    124.POULTRY
    126.UNIVERSE
    128.MILKY WAY
    129.CONCENTRATION CAMP
    130.ADOLESCENT
    137.MULTIPLE BIRTH
    138.ARABIC LANGUAGE
    139.MUSEUM
    141.FASHION
    143.DANCE
    145.RAP
    146.BATMAN
    147.JACK LONDON
    148.RIP VAN WINKLE
    149.PYRAMIDS
    151.BOSPHORUS
    152.LEONARDO DA VINCI
    156.DIVING
    159.USA
    164.MARRIAGE

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Re: build your vocab and improve RC [#permalink] New post 14 Jul 2011, 20:57
Personally I dont think vocabulary is tested are required for the GMAT. But I think this document is fantastic because it gets you trained for the types of passages you can expect!!! Kudos +1.
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Re: build your vocab and improve RC [#permalink] New post 14 Jul 2011, 21:18
thank you ( for review and the kudos :D )
i hope it will be helpful for you
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Re: build your vocab and improve RC [#permalink] New post 25 Jul 2011, 03:52
GREAT.
Posting the reading is great. We need to read a lot. thing that each page above is a passage and we need to read many hundreds or thousand passage to be able to read the reading monster in 2 minutes. the reading that much can be finish in a few month and do not panic.

the problem with the passages above is that they are to easy.

anyone know the readings like above ones, please, post, or recommend.
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Re: build your vocab and improve RC [#permalink] New post 30 Jul 2011, 00:00
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Re: build your vocab and improve RC [#permalink] New post 31 Jul 2011, 15:31
thangvietnam wrote:
GREAT.
Posting the reading is great. We need to read a lot. thing that each page above is a passage and we need to read many hundreds or thousand passage to be able to read the reading monster in 2 minutes. the reading that much can be finish in a few month and do not panic.

the problem with the passages above is that they are to easy.

anyone know the readings like above ones, please, post, or recommend.

good point
but for me as international student, i can find a lot of new words
if you think that you are good at verbal, u can refer to BB post about fiction books
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Re: build your vocab and improve RC [#permalink] New post 31 Jul 2011, 19:50
I meet a lot of new words in the reading above, but new words do not affect my reading and so, by saying the above material is easy, I mean the idea in the material is easy to understand. I am a non native who did not take undergraduate study in English.

gmat passages have no new words which affect the our understanding of the passages. The hardness of the passages is sentence complex which contains to many ideas. And, it is hard for us to understand.

TOEFL ibt 100 teach us to guess the meaning of new words in context and to understand meaning of sentences without knowing all the words in the sentences. This is key important because even native speakers meet new words.

what I mean is that we have to read a lot to increase our ability to read a long sentence, not to learn new words. New words is no problem any more for person who pass 80 toef ibt. We read to acquire reading capacity. Although we consult dictionary frequently, remember, truy to get meaning of a sentence/a paragraph before looking of meaning of new word.

if you have a habit of geting meaning of new words before understanding the sentence, this is suicide.

So, please, post harder reading material, which have long sentences and rich ideas, similar to gmat text.
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Re: build your vocab and improve RC [#permalink] New post 01 Aug 2011, 04:47
thangvietnam wrote:
I meet a lot of new words in the reading above, but new words do not affect my reading and so, by saying the above material is easy, I mean the idea in the material is easy to understand. I am a non native who did not take undergraduate study in English.

gmat passages have no new words which affect the our understanding of the passages. The hardness of the passages is sentence complex which contains to many ideas. And, it is hard for us to understand.

TOEFL ibt 100 teach us to guess the meaning of new words in context and to understand meaning of sentences without knowing all the words in the sentences. This is key important because even native speakers meet new words.

what I mean is that we have to read a lot to increase our ability to read a long sentence, not to learn new words. New words is no problem any more for person who pass 80 toef ibt. We read to acquire reading capacity. Although we consult dictionary frequently, remember, truy to get meaning of a sentence/a paragraph before looking of meaning of new word.

if you have a habit of geting meaning of new words before understanding the sentence, this is suicide.

So, please, post harder reading material, which have long sentences and rich ideas, similar to gmat text.

i wish i can but copyrights are everywhere
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Re: build your vocab and improve RC [#permalink] New post 21 Aug 2011, 20:32
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Re: build your vocab and improve RC [#permalink] New post 22 Aug 2011, 00:45
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Unable to download please help

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Re: build your vocab and improve RC [#permalink] New post 24 Aug 2011, 08:35
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