Understanding and Using Medical Terms, Elementary Level. 4th Edition.
Teaching and using medical terminology at the elementary level.
Welcome to the fourth edition of Understanding and Using Medical Terms, Elementary Level. This new edition has undergone major improvements in many aspects of the book including a great variety of exercises, organization, introduction and presentation of terms, contextualization, and an extensive use of illustrative pictures for almost all terms.
This book is designed for university students and professionals who are studying English as a Foreign language (EFL) at an elementary level. It provides a solid foundation in medical-scientific English to enable them to understand and communicate in medical/scientific situations. It is meant
to meet the need for non-native speakers of English to acquire medical vocabulary. The vocabulary items in this book are all commonly used in the medical-paramedical field.
The material is arranged in nineteen chapters, and each chapters is divided into manageable sections. These are presented to the student in a regular, controlled fashion. Target words and their derivations are contextualized to illustrate their meanings and are systematically introduced so that vocabulary development can lead to enhanced language acquisition.
The book is accompanied by six online progress tests, one test for every three chapters. To do the tests, the student has to login onto www.professorsuleimanmazyad.com using his/her username and password which he/she can create using the code that appears on the back cover of the book.
Word-formation boxes are provided to emphasize the importance of having a sound knowledge of the meanings and significance of prefixes and suffixes. These are invaluable in helping students guess the meanings of many unknown words they will inevitably encounter in their textbooks and at work. Explanations, varied exercises, and illustrations are provided to aid, motivate, and test students’ learning. Short reading passages illustrating the use of vocabulary items from each section are also provided along with appropriate exercises.