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A new addition to the widely acclaimed Collins Easy Learning range, Collins Easy Learning Complete Spanish is a handy 3-in-1 book: grammar, verbs and vocabulary in one volume, ideal for beginners wanting a clear and easy-to-understand Spanish reference guide.Collins Easy Learning Complete Spanish gives you the essential tools to help you progress quickly in your study of Spanish. The grammar, verb and vocabulary sections have been designed for all those learning Spanish at school, in an evening class, for work or for leisure.•
From antidisestablishmentarianism to zo, a unrivaled collection of today’s greatest words!Have you ever wondered what the longest word in the dictionary is? Or the origin of your go-to curse word?With The Book of Word Records, you’ll uncover hundreds of bizarre, ugly, gross, and otherwise extreme words that have what it takes to break some serious records. From the seven longest speeches ever given to twelve of the most popular passwords used today, each of these entries reveals the history behind the world’s most noteworthy expressions and fascinating details on how they stack up against the competition.
More than 6,000 words and phrases that make the difference between "yadda-yadda-yadda" and copy that sellsLooking for a better way to say "authentic?" Words That Sell gives you 57 alternatives. How about "appealing?" Take your pick from 76 synonyms. You’ll even find more than 100 variations on "exciting." Fully updated and expanded, this edition of the copywriting classic is packed with inspiration-on-demand for busy professionals who need to win customers–by mail, online, or in person.M
Key Words for Fluency provides practice in learning collocations of some of the most useful words in English. It emphasizes common words that occur in many different contexts and identifies over 150 nouns essential for fluency.- Vocabulary teaching integrated with grammar- One word per unit, covering 20 of its most important collocations- Common expressions- All words taught in context- Notes on each word- Full answer key- Invaluable for examination preparation: Cambridge FCE, CAE, Proficiency and IELTS
Are You a Word Nerd?Did you know…–Only a human (not an animal or thing) is "able" to do something–The five on dice is called cinque–"K" for strike-out in baseball comes from the last letter of "struck"–To skice is to frisk about like squirrels in springFor word lovers everywhere, Word Nerd is a rich-and fun-compendium of more than 17,000 fascinating facts about words. Bestselling author Barbara Anne Kipfer has spent years compiling little known tidbits about common-and not so common-words in the English language.F
At long last, with Professor Fähnrichs Georgische Sprache here is a systematic description of the structure of the Georgian language. The book is divided into two parts, one for Old and the other for Modern Georgian. A separate section treats the main differences between the two. Illustrated by a wealth of examples, an overview is given of characteristic features, the stages of development, phonetics, morphonology, morphology (word formation, formation of grammatical forms), syntax and aspects of the Georgian vocabulary.
With more than 7,000 definitions, this book provides a definitive guide to the use of slang today. It deals with drugs, sport and contemporary society, as well as favourite slang topics such as sex and bodily functions. In this fully updated fourth edition of the highly acclaimed Dictionary of Contemporary Slang, language and culture expert Tony Thorne explores the ever-changing underworld of the English language, bringing back intriguing examples of eccentricity and irreverence from the linguistic front-line.
‘Thorne is a kind of slang detective, going down the streets where other lexicographers fear to tread.’ Daily Telegraph
Here’s the latest edition of a proven English vocabulary supplementary etxt for ESL and remedial English courses. Forty-two lessons each introduce twelve new words in sample sentences and short, entertaining articles.
Building Vocabulary from Word Roots helps students unlock the meaning of over 60% of the words they encounter in the classroom and beyond with a systematic approach to teaching vocabulary using Greek and Latin prefixes, bases, and suffixes. Students are introduced to one new root per lesson with daily activities to ensure that they learn the root and the many English words it generates, and learn strategies for deciphering words and their meaning across all content areas.
Speak and write perfect English!• BBI teaches you how to combine words with words to form phrases (so you can say “mortgaged to the hilt; I want something badly”). • BBI also teaches you how to combine words into structures to form clauses and sentences (so you can say “Iwant you to go = What I want is for you to go”). • So BBI helps you with both vocabulary and grammar.• BBI shows you important vocabulary and grammatical differences between American and British English.• BBI gives you plenty of examples that can serve as models for your own use of English.•
BUILDING VOCABULARY FOR COLLEGE is a vocabulary worktext that helps you increase your academic vocabulary through a practical, reinforcing approach that promotes mastery of the words and word parts studied. The text begins by presenting the basics such as common prefixes, suffixes, and roots. Exercises in Part 1 ask you to work through matching, multiple-choice, sentence fill-in, and completing a passage sections. The lessons in Section 2 introduce terms from a variety of academic disciplines to help you succeed across the curriculum.
Word Workout is a practical book for building vocabulary―a graduated program featuring thousands of words that begins with those known by most college graduates and ascends to words known only by the most educated, intelligent, and well-read adults. This workout is a comprehensive program, chock-full of information about synonyms, antonyms, and word origins, and replete with advice on proper usage and pronunciation. There are also creative review quizzes at each step of the way to measure your progress and reinforce learning.
An invaluable guide to the world of good grammar which breaks down the barriers that prevent so many articulate, intelligent people from communicating effectively. Picking up a book on grammar takes courage, but the learner can take heart from the fact that many of the great writers, including Charlotte Bronte, were hopeless at grammar at school. Her teachers complained that she ‘knew nothing of grammar’, and could read only ‘tolerably’ and write ‘indifferently’. Yet though learning and obeying the rules of grammar won’t automatically bestow the grace and excellence of a Bronte on your writing, learning how written language works will certainly improve your communication skills, step by practical step.
This handbook is appropriate both as a companion manual for users of Word by Word as well as a professional reference tool for new teachers, experienced teachers, and teachers-in-training. The activities in this handbook are designed to foster dynamic and communicative vocabulary learning while taking advantage of students’ differing learning styles and particular abilities and strengths.
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