English Language Books

  • APLNY
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    Get good guidance on using English well English is a hard language to get right. It's all too easy to make simple mistakes, whether writing or speaking which can land you in embarrassing social situations or even cost you a job. Luckily, Basic English Grammar For Dummies UK Edition is here to help you get to grips with English. Without the complexity of formal grammar and through plenty of examples and brief exercises, it gets you up and running on common spelling errors, how to structure sentences to make yourself easily understood, and find the right tone and style for any situation, whether you're talking on the phone or writing a letter, email, or text. Is it good or well? There, their or they're? Some people don't have to think twice about using proper English grammar, but for the rest of us it can become tricky and confusing. Easy to understand and free of jargon, this friendly and accessible guide sticks to the basics and makes it easy to build your English grammar skills. In no time, you'll leave the me or I?' debate at the door and speak and write confidently and correctly. * Includes quizzes and self-tests * Provides guidance on composing letters, emails, and texts * Uses easy vocabulary to make the content accessible to all * Serves as a great guidebook to English grammar for overseas learners If English is your second language or you simply missed or have forgotten the nuances that were taught in school, Basic English Grammar For Dummies UK Edition is the fast and easy way to brush up on your skills and make a good impression.
  • AHYAD
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    The fun and easy way to learn essential grammar rules, common usage errors, and other key concepts in the English language Understanding the rules of English is key to being an effective communicator--at work, at school, or anywhere else. If you struggle with the rules--and who hasn't?-- English Grammar Essentials For Dummies is the book for you. Covering just the basics you need, the book boils the rules of grammar down to the core concepts that will make you a better communicator in any and every aspect of your life. Ideal for students, job hunters, adult learners, those who speak English as a second language, and anyone who wants to make a good impression Covers the vital essentials needed for better written communication Serves as an excellent refresher course for professionals whose primary mode of communication is increasingly electronic and written Clear and understandable writing can be the key to success in almost any professional field. With English Grammar Essentials For Dummies, Australian Edition , you'll master the basics with ease!
  • AHGSG
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    Good spelling is fundamental to making the right impression with any type of writing; reports, homework, CVs, and letters all require correct spelling in order to get the message across in clear and straightforward English. Adaptable or adaptible? Definite or definate? Delirious or delireous? What is the difference between assent and ascent, dual and duel, or forbear and forebear? How do you make the plural of halo? Is it halos or haloes? Actually it's both, but not so for potato, the plural of which is potatoes. Knowing the difference between easily confusable words, making plurals, and adding endings are just some of the aspects of spelling that confront us with endless pitfalls. This easy-to-use A-Z guide does what no spellchecker can do: it gives immediate access not only to individual word spellings but also to general rules that will help you develop good spelling. The book covers the topics in simple and helpful terms and also offers advice on how to use apostrophes and hyphens, and the differences between British and American spelling. The core of the book is a list of over 2,000 words laid out for quick and easy reference. Based on evidence of misspelling gathered from real situations, this guide is the most useful and comprehensive help on spelling available. This edition makes the benefits of the material explicit to the general reader: clear organization of the supplementary features, simple and transparent design, and clearly written rules. One of a mini-series of titles on spelling, grammar and punctuation, and usage.
  • AAJOC 16 years +
    16 years +
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    If you're looking for a fast, focussed and effective way to revise for your AS or A2 exams, Revision Express is the answer. Now fully updated for the new A-levels, Revision Express covers everything you need for success in your exams. Each chapter is broken down into two-page topic sessions, packed with information, top tips and unique features to help you carefully organise your revision and gain vital extra marks. All the information is presented in short, memorable chunks for quick and simple revision and you can check your understanding and progress as you proceed with checkpoint questions. Develop and practice your exam techniques with sample exam-style questions (and answers luckily!) and get some inside information as A-level examiners reveal the secrets to getting top grades.
  • AHKML
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    Making Everything Easier! Teaching English as a Foreign Language for Dummies Learn to: Put an EFL course programme together from scratch Let your students loose in skills classes - from reading to listening Deliver grammar lessons in a logical and intuitive way Cope with different age groups and capabilities Your one-stop guide to a career that will take you places If you thought that teaching a language that's second nature to you would be easy, think again! Explaining grammar, or teaching correct pronunciation while simultaneously developing your own skills as a teacher can be a huge challenge. Whether you're on a training course or have already started teaching, this book will help launch your career and give you the confidence and expertise you need to be a brilliant teacher. Make an educated decision - decide between the various courses, qualifications and job locations available to you Start from scratch - plan well-structured lessons and develop successful and effective teaching techniques Focus on skills - from reading and writing, to listening and speaking, get your students sounding and feeling fluent Get your head around grammar - teach students to put sentences together, recognise tenses and use adjectives and adverbs All shapes and sizes - tailor your lessons to younger learners, one-to-ones, exam classes and Business English learners "An invaluable manual for anyone thinking of embarking on a TEFL journey. Michelle Maxom's step-by-step guide provides practical tips to get you started and offers key advice to help unleash the creative English language teacher within." - Claire Woollam , Director of Studies & a Teacher Trainer at Language Link London Open the book and find: TEFL, TESOL, EFL - what all the acronyms mean The best course books and materials to supplement your teaching Advice on running your class and handling difficulties Lesson plans that you can use in the classroom Activities and exercises to keep your students on their toes Constructive ways to correct and assess your students' performance Ways to inject some fun into your classes Insider information on the best jobs around the world
  • ABQKK
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    This reissue of the second edition of the Collins COBUILD English Usage has been specially designed for upper-intermediate and advanced students and teachers of English. Its comprehensive coverage of different areas of the English language helps learners to use the language naturally and effectively. The second edition of the Collins COBUILD English Usage has been thoroughly revised and updated to make it easier to use, and to include hundreds of new, updated examples, taken directly from the Bank of English corpus. It offers improved coverage of American English, numerous warning notes highlighting particular problems and graded lists of words to help learners build their active vocabulary. Presented in a clear, user-friendly style, and with logically organized Usage, Grammar and Topics sections, the Collins COBUILD English Usage gives you three books in one and is the indispensable reference tool for learning English today.
  • ACLXQ
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    If you've reached a position that requires you to bash out high-quality letters and reports, then "Grammar Rules" is a must for your top drawer. Straight talking and methodical, Craig Shrives draws on his experience as a through-the-ranks officer in the British Intelligence Corps to present a wonderfully light-hearted and easily digestible book. Suitable for Brits and Americans, this comprehensive grammar-reference book offers well-crafted 'grammar lite' explanations as well as hundreds of tips and workarounds. But, if you want to soak yourself in English grammar, it allows you to do that too. "Grammar Rules" is packed with real-life examples and keeps you engaged with a wealth of great quotations from Homer (the Greek) to Homer (the Simpson).
  • AKJBF
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    An A-Z of Effective Vocabulary covers the meaning and usage of 1001 words that you really do need to know. Whether you need guidance for a letter, job application, essay, proposal, interview, or presentation, this book can help you choose the words you need to create the right effect. Each word is defined according to Oxford Dictionaries' latest research and includes sample sentences of real usage drawn from the Oxford English Corpus (the world's largest language databank). The book also gives examples of pitfalls to avoid, hints on similar words, and advice on how to express yourself persuasively. Learn the words that will help you to describe an event, discuss a topic, speak in an interview, evaluate a point of view and write clearly using this book which contains essential information for anyone wanting to achieve greater success in any written or spoken task. This book has been reissued in an attractive new cover to sit alongside the other titles in this mini-series: the Oxford A-Z of Grammar and Punctuation, the Oxford Guide to Plain English, the Oxford A-Z of English Usage, and the Oxford A-Z of Better Spelling.
  • AAJOB 16 years +
    16 years +
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    If you're looking for a fast, focussed and effective way to revise for your AS or A2 exams, Revision Express is the answer. Now fully updated for the new A-levels, Revision Express covers everything you need for success in your exams. Each chapter is broken down into two-page topic sessions, packed with information, top tips and unique features to help you carefully organise your revision and gain vital extra marks. All the information is presented in short, memorable chunks for quick and simple revision and you can check your understanding and progress as you proceed with checkpoint questions. Develop and practice your exam techniques with sample exam-style questions (and answers luckily!) and get some inside information as A-level examiners reveal the secrets to getting top grades.
  • AOWNC
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    The easy way to brush up on your English skills Is it good or well? There, their, or they're? Some people don't have to think twice about using proper English, but for the rest of us it can get tricky and confusing. Whether you're writing or speaking, it's all too easy to fall prey to simple mistakes that will represent you in a less-than-desirable light which can potentially cost you a job or put you in an embarrassing social situation. Avoiding complicated grammar rules, Basic English For Dummies sticks to the basics and makes it easy to get up and running on what you need to know to partake in successful everyday communication, no matter your audience or medium. Inside, you'll find plenty of examples and exercises, guidance on how to structure sentences to make yourself easily understood, and so much more. In no time, you'll leave the 'me or I?' debate at the door and speak and write confidently and correctly. Plus, you'll expand your vocabulary, find the right tone and style you want to convey in your communication, and avoid common English language pitfalls. * Includes quizzes and self-tests * Provides guidance on composing letters, emails, texts, and phone calls * Explains in plain English how to improve your English skills * Gives you instruction and exercises on putting your skills to practice right away If English is your first language, but you missed or have forgotten the nuances that were taught in school, Basic English For Dummies is your go-to guide. It is also ideal for those learning English as a second language.
  • AIPZH
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    The Oxford Dictionary of English Grammar is a straightforward and accessible A-Z guide to the diverse and often complex terminology of English grammar. It contains over 1,600 entries with clear and concise definitions, enhanced by numerous example sentences, as well as relevant quotations from the scholarly literature of the field. This second edition is written and edited by Professor Bas Aarts of University College London, writer of the acclaimed Oxford Modern English Grammar. It has been fully revised and updated, with particular attention paid to refreshing the example sentences included within the text. There are over 150 new entries that cover current terminology which has arisen since the publication of the first edition, and there are also new entries on the most important English grammars published since the start of the 20th century. Hundreds of new cross-references enhance the user-friendly nature of the text, and the list of works cited has been thoroughly updated to reflect the current state of the field. A short appendix of web links has been added. All in all, this Dictionary is an invaluable guide to English grammar for all students and teachers of the subject, as well as all those with an informed interest in the English language.
  • AMKMP
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    How to Write is an introductory guide to writing, aimed at people who think they can't write, or for whom writing is an ordeal. Broken down into short topic-based chapters on everything from beginning to revising, it demystifies the writing process by taking the reader through each stage necessary to bring a piece of writing to a decent finish. The book also offers a wealth of invaluable practical considerations, including when and where to write, when to printout and when to edit onscreen, what type of pen works well for revisions, and the hazards of the paperclip. The author is a seasoned writer whose encouraging but uncompromising guidance will delight as well as instruct. Offering practical advice in a lucid, no-nonsense style, How to Write will be ideal for both students and professional people who need to write during the course of their work.
  • AAWWB
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    Oxford Modern English Grammar is Oxford's brand new and definitive guide to English grammar. This book has been written by a leading expert in the field, covers both British and American English, and makes use of authentic spoken and written examples. Arranged in four clear parts for ease of use, its comprehensive coverage ranges from the very basic to the most complex aspects of grammar, all of which are explained clearly yet authoritatively. This descriptive source of reference is invaluable for those with an interest in the English language, undergraduate and postgraduate students, and for anyone who would like a clear guide to English grammar and how it is used.
  • ADNYE
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    Improve your grammar with Collins Grammar for IELTS and get the score you need. IELTS is the world's leading test of English for higher education and migration and is recognised by 6000 institutions in over 135 countries. Collins Grammar for IELTS is a self-study book for learners of English who plan to take the Academic module of the IELTS test. This book is an ideal tool for learners studying at CEF level B1 or above or with a band score 5--5.5 who are aiming for a band score of 6 or higher. Twenty 4-page units present key areas of grammar with practice exercises similar to the ones in the IELTS test. Practical exam strategies and tips help you improve your IELTS score. Practice exam sections at the end of each unit allow you to familiarise yourself with the test questions. The Audio CD contains texts for Listening practice as well as model answers showing you how to use certain grammatical structures in the IELTS Speaking test. * Also available in the 'Collins English for Exams' series: - Listening for IELTS - Speaking for IELTS - Writing for IELTS - Reading for IELTS - Vocabulary for IELTS
  • BEMHN
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    "Mind Series" is a seven-level series for young adults which is based on the idea that for students to succeed in this dynamic and global world they need to become competent not only in English, but also in vital higher-order skills that apply to their academic, professional and social lives. "Mind Series" provides learners with 'language essentials', 'skills', 'lifeSkills' and 'learner development' to prepare and empower them to function effectively within their wider social, cultural and economic environments. "openMind" caters for beginner to pre-intermediate levels and "masterMind" is for those at intermediate to advanced level. "masterMind" retains many of the features of "openMind" while catering for the changes in interests, competencies and needs at this higher level.
  • BMKBD
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    The 9th edition of the Collins COBUILD Advanced Learner's Dictionary has been revised and updated to include detailed coverage of today's English in a clear, attractive format. Ideal for upper intermediate and advanced learners of English, this dictionary covers all the words, phrases and idioms that students need to master in order to speak and write effective English. Thousands of updated examples taken from the 4.5- billion word Collins Corpus, show learners how the words are used in authentic contexts. The dictionary offers extensive help with grammar through the inclusion of grammar patterns at examples, plus a new supplement to help with academic and business grammar. Additional information is provided throughout to help learners improve their knowledge of collocation, etymology and synonymy. Informative and relevant vocabulary panels show how words are used in a range of everyday contexts.In addition, this dictionary offers learners guidance on how to communicate effectively in English. The Language in Use supplement provides a wealth of invaluable information on how to write and speak English for different purposes using the appropriate language, style, and tone. Resources and activities to help learners make the most of the dictionary are available for free online. The Collins COBUILD Advanced Learner's Dictionary provides invaluable and detailed guidance on the English language, and is the complete reference tool for learners of English.
  • AIUPZ
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    What you need to know to ace the TOEFL exam. McGraw-Hill's TOEFL will help you reach the exam score you want. Inside you will find a full-scale test-prep program that combines book, interactive CD-ROM, and online audio to give you the most complete TOEFL instruction and practice available anywhere. Includes: 5 full-length practice tests, fully explained exercises, additional practice questions, and TOEFL-specific vocabulary features to accompany every lesson; a PC- and Mac-compatible CD that features all 5 practice tests in interactive format, like the real exam, audio portions for all additional listening exercises, plus model speaking responses and record-and-playback function for student speaking responses; and Audio tracks for all listening questions in the book.
  • BVTLN
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    This package is designed to prepare students to succeed on both the ITP (Institutional TOEFL Program) and the iBT (Internet Based TOEFL). Updated to reflect the latest TOEFL formats, this book and MP3 CD package presents more than 1,000 practice questions with explanatory answers, as well as example essays and speaking responses. A full-length ITP practice test and a full-length iBT practice test are also included, and are supplemented with instructions for evaluating answers to test questions and determining a test score. The enclosed MP3 CD offers extra practice for the Listening, Speaking, and Integrated Writing sections. This new edition includes a bonus chapter with a dictionary of the top 100 academic vocabulary words on the TOEFL, along with ten exercises to test proficiency.
  • BLXUP
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    Written for upper intermediate to advanced learners and students working with English and Mandarin Chinese, this dictionary includes in-depth coverage of contemporary English. This dictionary continues a successful collaboration between the two well-known publishing houses of Collins and the Foreign Language Teaching and Research Press. Working with an international team of linguists, both partners have mobilized their enormous documentary, lexicographical and textual resources to present this detailed analysis of the latest developments in the English and Chinese languages. * Includes up-to-date coverage of everyday and technical vocabulary.* Provides users with thousands of usage examples based on Collins Corpus, a 4.5 billion language database, showing English as it is actually used in context.* Contains hundreds of extra language notes to help the user gain a more in-depth understanding of the way in which the English language is used by native speakers.* Usage differences between British and American English clearly shown.* Includes phonetics given in the International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA).* Irregular inflected forms of English words written in full. A range of supplements includes information on various aspects of language and culture in the UK and US.
  • AYXIR
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    The 3rd edition of the Collins COBUILD American Learner's Dictionary is packed with features for intermediate-level students who want to build their vocabulary and increase their fluency in English. It is particularly suitable for students who are studying at English-medium schools. The dictionary is ideal for intermediate-level learners of American English. With full-sentence definitions written in simple, natural English, this dictionary is easy to use and understand. The examples, taken from the 4.5-billion-word Collins Corpus, show learners how the words are really used in authentic contexts. This dictionary covers all the essential words, phrases, and idioms that students at this level need to master in order to speak and write effective American English. It also includes a wide range of curriculum terms for students whose first language is not English, but who are studying other subjects at school through the medium of English. A wide range of vocabulary-building features, many of them with full-colour illustrations, encourage students to learn new words and improve their fluency. The dictionary also includes a Visual Thesaurus, which provides alternatives to the 50 most over-used words in English; an Activity Guide, which helps students learn dictionary skills; a Grammar reference which explains key points in English grammar; a Writer's Handbook, which provides guidance on spelling, punctuation, letter-writing and CVs; and a Speaker's Handbook, which includes advice on the best set phrases to use in key situations. The Collins COBUILD American Learner's Dictionary contains invaluable guidance on the English language and is the complete reference tool for learners of English.
  • BMILI
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    The 4th edition of the Collins COBUILD Intermediate Learner's Dictionary has been revised and updated to include detailed coverage of today's English in a clear, attractive format. Ideal for intermediate level learners of English, and with full sentence definitions written in simple, natural English, this dictionary is easy to use and understand. Thousands of updated examples, taken from the 4.5 billion word Collins Corpus, show learners how the words are used in authentic contexts. This dictionary covers all the essential words, phrases and idioms that students at this level need to learn and provides help with grammar and usage. Additional information is provided throughout the dictionary to help learners improve their fluency and confidence in using English. Informative and relevant vocabulary panels show how words are used in a range of everyday contexts. In addition, this dictionary offers learners guidance on how to communicate effectively in English. The Language in Use supplement provides a wealth of invaluable information on how to write and speak English for different purposes using the appropriate language, style and tone. Resources and activities to help learners make the most of the dictionary are available for free online. The Collins COBUILD Intermediate Learner's Dictionary provides invaluable guidance on the English language, and is the complete reference tool for learners of English.
  • BINIZ
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    Do you know a bit of English, and want to improve without a teacher? Whether you're a student, a traveller, or you just want to learn basic English, this plain-speaking guide will help you pick up the essentials so you'll be understanding and speaking English in no time. Improve your grammar, speech, vocabulary and pronunciation at your own pace, and prepare yourself to get around in any English-speaking country comfortably - and without embarrassment! Learning English as a Foreign Language For Dummies includes: Part I: Getting Started Chapter 1: You Already Know a Little English Chapter 2: Basic English Grammar Chapter 3: Greetings and Introductions Part II: English in Action Chapter 4: Shopping and Numbers Chapter 5: Eating Out Chapter 6: Out on the Town Chapter 7: Hobbies and Free Time Chapter 8: Talking on the Phone Chapter 9: At the Office and Around the House Chapter 10: Written English - Newspapers and Signs Part III: English on the Go Chapter 11: Money Chapter 12: Checking into a Hotel Chapter 13: Asking Directions and Getting Around Chapter 14: Handling Emergencies Part IV: The Part of Tens Chapter 15: Ten Ways to Speak English Quickly Chapter 16: Ten Favourite English Expressions Chapter 17: Ten Holidays to Remember Chapter 18: Ten Phrases That Make You Sound Fluent in English Part V: Appendices Appendix A: Phrasal verbs explained Appendix B: Common Verbs [Agree, Can / be able, Come, Do, Go, Have, Make , Need, Put, Think] English Irregular Verbs Appendix C: On the CD Note: CD-ROM/DVD and other supplementary materials are not included as part of eBook file.
  • AYXIS
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    The 2nd edition of the Collins COBUILD American Basic Dictionary is the ideal dictionary for elementary-level learners of American English. Up-to-date, easy-to-use and fully illustrated, the dictionary is particularly suitable for students who are studying at English-medium schools. The Collins COBUILD American Basic Dictionary covers all the essential words and phrases that students at this level need to master. The full-sentence definitions are written using simple language and the examples, taken from the 4.5-billion-word Collins Corpus, show learners how English is really used. It also includes a wide range of curriculum terms for students whose first language is not English, but who are studying other subjects at school through the medium of English. Packed full of engaging vocabulary-building features, the dictionary encourages students to learn new words and improve their fluency. The features help learners to explore the language for themselves, giving them the tools they need to decode new words and texts and to become confident learners and speakers of English. 'Spelling Partners' show students words that are spelt the same but have different meanings; 'Sound Partners' show students words that sound alike but have different meanings. 'Word World' and 'Picture Dictionary' features illustrate topic-specific vocabulary and 'Word Partners' highlight common collocations (words that frequently appear together). Finally, 'Word Builders' and 'Usage' notes teach students how words are formed, what they mean and how to use words in the correct contexts. With hundreds of images illustrating key terms, the Collins COBUILD American Basic Dictionary is the ideal reference tool for elementary learners of American English.
  • AMRFR
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    Collins COBUILD IELTS Dictionary contains all the vocabulary students need to succeed in the IELTS exam. It has been specially created for learners of English who plan to take the IELTS exam to demonstrate that they have the required ability to communicate effectively in English, either at work or at university. This dictionary is ideal for learners who are preparing for IELTS and it covers all the words, phrases, and idioms that students need to master to achieve the IELTS scores required by the top universities and employers. With full-sentence definitions written in simple, natural English, this dictionary is easy to use and understand. The examples, taken from the 4.5-billion-word Collins Corpus, have been specially selected to show learners how the words are used in IELTS-style contexts. The dictionary contains over 500 vocabulary-enrichment features, which focus on the words that are essential for IELTS. The dictionary also contains thousands of synonyms and antonyms, which will help students to broaden their vocabulary range and create more variety in their spoken and written English. As the student's ultimate goal is to be able to use the English language fluently and accurately, there are two guides at the back of the dictionary which will help learners to produce polished written texts and to achieve fluency when speaking: Writing for IELTS guide and Speaking for IELTS guide. Students can feel confident that the Collins COBUILD IELTS Dictionary will fully prepare them for the exam and help them achieve the score they are aiming for.