People Judge You By the Words You Use.
Every day, people judge you by the words you use. Rightly or wrongly, they make assumptions about your intelligence, education, and capabilities. Nothing makes a better impression than a solid mastery of the English language. Studies over many decades have proven that individuals who take the time to enhance vocabulary skills find a direct link to career advancement and better earnings. Strong communication skills also determine your social success.
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When you enhance your vocabulary skills with the Verbal Advantage Success Edition, you will be speaking with the vocabulary power of the top 5 percent of all adults - the most successful, highest-earning people.
This extraordinary audio vocabulary course will help you avoid common errors in pronunciation, spelling, grammar, and usage. Every key word is defined, spelled out, carefully pronounced, and used in a sentence. You will never be caught in a blunder again.
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More than 250,000 people have already benefited from Verbal Advantage Success Edition. Many Fortune 500 companies, ranging from Aetna to Microsoft and Xerox, have purchased the program. Wouldn't you like to command a vocabulary so rich, so dynamic, that people will be absolutely riveted by every word you speak, every phrase you write? Listen to Verbal Advantage Success Edition in the privacy of your own home or car, and, in just one month, add thousands of new words to your vocabulary!
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Yes, definitely. This is an audio product, and learning is effortless: just listen.
My first audiobook purchase on Audible was 1500 Words for a Complete Vocabulary: Core Words #3. That audiobook is atrocious. On the other hand, Verbal Advantage is the best vocabulary product out there, bar none.
I first came across Verbal Advantage in 2003 or 2004, at a Borders bookstore. Prior to that, I owned two vocabulary building books: Get Wise Mastering Vocabulary Skills, a humorous take, and Word Power Made Easy, a gift from a high school teacher (it was used as a part of our SAT preparation course). Get Wise opened my mind, Word Power expanded it, and Verbal Advantage filled it up. I knew that the book was based on the audio program because it said so on the cover.
But back in 2003 or 2004 I was a high school senior with no money, so I could not afford the audio version. And when I came across this audio program here on Audible, I knew had to have it. As an Audible member I only had to use 2 credits to purchase both sections. The complete program of Verbal Advantage on the website of self-same name with dotcom suffix costs $164.95. Buying from Audible is a wise decision, member or not.
And if you buy Verbal Advantage, you may as well get Word Workout: Building a Muscular Vocabulary in 10 Easy Steps, from the same author. And Word Workout is not split in half.
If you are of two minds, and are vacillating between buying or not, I have two words for you: Buy it! If you are reading this review: Buy it! Verbal Advantage is the best vocabulary building program out there. And Word Workout is a perfect complement. These two programs will help you build a strong foundation of vocabulary upon which you can build a mansion of word knowledge. You know you want to build a mansion! Or at least I do. Maybe you want a bungalow or a beach house or a humble cottage in the woods. I for one want a mansion. Because a mansion of words is the only mansion most of us will ever be able to build.
Verbal advantage is one of the best vocabulary building programs. I used it together with Building a Better Vocabulary from The great courses to prepare GRE exam. I'll however, continue listening to this program after the exam and maybe forever because I find the place where I'm truly insterested although English is not my first language.
Way up there. Near the top.
Humorous instructions and pontifications were salted and peppered with recently-reviewed vocabulary words. An effective mnemonic device! See?
All his performances are excellent. Perfectly clear.
Five stars all the way around, except re: usage. Mr. Elster's elitist, schoolmarmish refusal to allow the English language to lead its own life, in its own way, on the tongues of its speakers, is snooty, snobby, constrictive, constraining, constipated, and contrary to the realities of experience. Listening to Mr. Elster nay-saying the free speech of a free people is nauseating. Reminds me of Xerxes punishing the ocean by going down to the beach and whipping the waves into submission. Better to let the waves come in and the words come out.
Great vocabulary learning material with tons of useful references to synonyms and antonyms delivered with a pleasant touch of humor.
Though the author / speaker puts in quite a bit of his opinions about many different things, it's not preachy at all, and you can tell the author's love of language from his tone and care he takes in selecting words put in the material.
Listening to this is both pleasure and edification at the same time. And considering the amount of information contained, it's a great value in my book.
The same applies to the following Sections 6-10.
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