Here's something nice: your HOLLYWOOD SPY is hosting a giveaway this weekend. The free gift is a great new book NAME THAT MOVIE!: A PAINLESS VOCABULARY BUILDER by Brian Leaf. His books are both educational and entertaining,
Can students really learn the high-level vocabulary words umbrage, imperious, innocuous, categorical, and mawkish from the HARRY POTTER movies? Did Captain Jack Sparrow use the words macabre, belligerent, and superfluous in PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN movies? The answer is “Yes!”
In his new NAME THAT MOVIE! books (Wiley, December 2010, $9.99), test-prep author Brian Leaf merges his readers' passion for movies with their need to learn standardized-test vocabulary words.
The books are half movie trivia and half vocabulary instruction, with 1,000 vocabulary words in each. Words are taken from "Harry Potter", "Step Brothers", "Juno", "Knocked Up", "300", "The 40-Year-Old Virgin", "Iron Man", "Mean Girls", "The Notebook", "Wedding Crashers", "Pride & Prejudice", "Miss Congeniality", "Shrek" and more.
The books hit the stores this week, just in time for Christmas. Learn more about NAME THAT MOVIE! and check out a free sample chapter at www.BrianLeaf.com.