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Whereas Play Onwards is for youngsters who have not yet acquired any
reading ability whatsoever, this workbook is designed for children who do have
a little familiarity with the printed word. Although Work on Words is just
slightly more difficult than Play Onwards, its design makes it a more in depth
vocabulary builder. In fact, virtually everyone from a preschooler to a college
professor of English literature can increase his or her vocabulary, not just to
recognize words but to use them, in their sundry ways, in speech and in writing.
How can this be so? The answer is that an electronic unabridged dictionary is
always at the fingertips of the student. This makes it possible for any word
in the exercises to be looked up in a split second. More on this and other
features are explained below in the Question and Answer section.

                                QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS

Q: At what age should students start using this workbook?
A: Generally, by the age of 6 or 7 children should have developed some

    proficiency in using the much easier workbook Play Onwards, thus be
    sufficiently prepared for the advanced exercises herein.

Q: Is there more than one way to use this workbook?
A: Yes. There are two very distinct ways, a basic way for beginners and a

    rather sophisticated way for more advanced students. Beginners should
    not use the electronic dictionary, for it’s far too difficult for them.
    Whereas older, more dexterous and more intellectually mature students,
    must learn how to use it to benefit fully. Aided by an adult or older sibling,
    these advanced students will gradually get accustomed to navigating it, and
    it will help them immeasurably to build a truly prodigious vocabulary.

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