Grammar! For many of us, the word triggers memories of finger-wagging schoolteachers, and of wrestling with the ambiguous and complicated rules of using formal language. But what is grammar? In fact, it's the integral basis of how we speak and write. As such, a refined awareness of grammar opens a world of possibilities for both your pleasure in the English language and your skill in using it, in both speech and the written word.
Introducing IELTS Vocabulary 3000: The most comprehensive audio course for IELTS Vocabulary on the market. There are three levels (Easy, Medium, Difficult) that each consist of 10 powerful exercises covering 100 words each. You'll discover high-frequency words that have appeared in previous IELTS exams, increasing your chance for better test results!
Stephen Fry hosts four programmes on the joys of the English language - as heard on BBC Radio 4, including Current Puns. Why does our language groan with the weight of puns? What exactly is a pun? And who, or what, is the Thief of Bad Gags?
The Official IELTS Prep Speaking Strategies audiobook has everything you need to prepare and excel on the speaking section of the IELTS! This powerful audio course was created by expert IELTS tutors and teachers who know the test and all its variations inside and out.
In this cutting-edge program, 30 Days to a More Powerful Vocabulary, personal development expert and English enthusiast Dan Strutzel will instruct, enlighten, and inspire you with a concentrated 30-day program that will teach you over 500 words. But, more than teaching you these words, the uniquely designed morning and evening review sessions will ensure that these words become a habit-knit part of your life - and with minimal effort on your part.
This book is all three volumes of the very popular Master English in 12 Topics series. Once you master the vocabulary in this book, you will have a very good foundation for speaking fluently about 36 everyday topics. This book is the ultimate stepping stone from intermediate to advanced English.
Stephen Fry explores the highways and byways of the English language in these four programmes, as heard on BBC Radio 4. 'The Trial of Qwerty' The ‘Qwerty’ keyboard faces charges of conspiracy to obstruct the English language. But who was Mr Qwerty? 'He Said, She Said' Do men and women really say what they mean? Also Stephen investigates sex, domination, gender, power, and sex changes (as only he can).
IELTS is the most popular English exam in the world today. It is also the ideal way to perfect the English language from a basic to advanced level. In this series, you will be escorted through the course with Richard Aspinall, a teacher who has a proven track record in teaching the IELTS curriculum successfully all over the world. He will take you through this "easy to follow" step-by-step guide where you will be represented by a student and you will learn everything you need to know to improve your English.
Since others judge you by the way you speak, the intricacies of grammar, in fact, should not be relegated to the realm of fussy "guardians of the language," but are rather essential clues all can employ to communicate more exactly. In such a light, this course forms an invaluable guide for everyone from all fields of interest.
Stephen Fry hosts this programme on the joys of the English language - as heard on BBC Radio 4. The English language is chock-full of maritime metaphors: cock up, taken aback, chip on your shoulder, and show a leg. And, with the help of a Greek removals firm, we also find the origin of the word 'metaphor'.
The wind is strong on the Yorkshire moors. There are few trees, and fewer houses, to block its path. There is one house, however, that does not hide from the wind. It stands out from the hill and challenges the wind to do its worst. The house is called Wuthering Heights. When Mr Earnshaw brings a strange, small, dark child back home to Wuthering Heights, it seems he has opened his doors to trouble. He has invited in something that, like the wind, is safer kept out of the house.
In this edition: Present and past tenses; Singular and plural tenses; Singular and plural nouns; Singular and plural pronouns; Modal verbs and their usages; and Perfect tenses are carefully explained with example sentences in sentence constructions.
The main aim of the courses is to teach the most popular irregular verbs, idioms and phrasal verbs that occur most frequently in everyday conversations. Learning takes place through the association of meanings in contexts. The exercises in each lesson allow the learner to master and consolidate the expressions quickly. This is effective learning, easy and accessible to everyone! "Irregular Verbs Part 1" and "Irregular Verbs Part 2" introduce 100 popular irregular verbs and teach how to use them in the appropriate tenses and grammatical forms. Idioms Part 1 & 2 teaches more than 300 idiomatic phrases that appear in typical situations.
Learn the right way to say what you mean in dozens of daily situations. You already speak English. With Speak English Around Town, you'll learn to speak it better...and to express yourself more like a native speaker of English.
Get Rid of Your Accent is a speech training manual for mastering British-English pronunciation. The audiobook is based on a tried and trusted method, used in London drama schools, that helps British people with provincial accents learn standard British English. It includes humorous sentences, tongue twisters, period verses, and rhyme exercises. Relevant subjects are received pronunciation, elocution, and phonetics.
The job was too good. There had to be a problem - and there was. John Duncan was an honest man, but he needed money. He had children to look after. He was ready to do anything, and his bosses knew it. They gave him the job because he couldn’t say no; he couldn’t afford to be honest. And the job was like a poison inside him. It changed him and blinded him, so that he couldn’t see the real poison - until it was too late. An Oxford Bookworms Library reader for learners of English.
In the first part of this speech training manual, we provide practical exercises for difficult speech patterns, such as word endings, consonant clusters, schwa, and strong and weak forms of words. The second part is devoted to connected speech patterns. The third part deals with natural flow of speech, intonation, sentence stress, and onomatopoeia. The fourth part covers how to make your speech interesting to listen to using power, pitch, pace, and pause.
This audio is the new and expanded third edition of American Accent Training, with four all-new chapters that cover the psychology of accent acquisition, American voice quality, a pronunciation overview, and an ESL instructor's guide. The audio features professional male and female voices that have been carefully selected to represent that perfect American accent.
English for Italian Speakers Phase 1, Units 21-25 build on material taught in prior units. Each lesson provides 30 minutes of spoken language practice, with an introductory conversation, and new vocabulary and structures. Detailed instructions enable you to understand and participate in the conversation.
After years of teaching intermediate students who never seemed to improve, I decided to find out what the problem was. Essentially, intermediate students get stuck because learning at this stage is a different type of learning than at the beginner stage. You have mastered the grammar and the basic vocabulary, but most textbooks just carry on like nothing has changed. However, what you need at the intermediate stage is not just more dry grammar and lists of vocabulary.
Learn how to decode the private languages that are swapped around us every day - amongst cabbies and paramedics, soap stars and comedians, cricketers and barristers - in Susie Dent's unique and witty guide to Britain's modern tribes. Did you know that a soldier's biggest social blunder is called 'jack brew' - making yourself a cuppa without making one for anyone else? That twitchers have an expression for a bird that can't be identified - LBJ (the letters stand for little brown job)?
The Official TOEFL Prep - Speaking Strategies audiobook has everything you need to prepare and excel on the speaking section of the TOEFL! This powerful audio course was created by expert TOEFL tutors and teachers who know the test and all its variations inside and out. Also included is an audio review of the top 300 TOEFL vocabulary words. This section teaches you how to master proper spelling, pronunciation, definitions, and synonyms/antonyms through the use of unique audio exercises.
Would you like to have a larger vocabulary? Are you an intermediate or advanced student of English? Listen, learn and remember. Five and a half hours of listening and learning new words for advanced students in practical sentences. No theoretical advice, no explanations. Just English words and sentences for an advanced level. Once you finish listening, it can mean for you: better job, easier traveling, higher confidence.
Are you a beginner and have problems understanding English? Do you have problems speaking English? Can you answer basic English questions? This audiobook will talk to you in very easy questions and answers. It will teach you to understand basic conversations. It's about traveling. It's basic, easy and slow. It's for beginners who want to understand when people speak English on a basic level. It's not fast and it's not very hard.
In Business Spotlight Audio 5/2016 für September / Oktober gibt es zwei Schwerpunkte. Thema des ersten ist die "ethische Kommunikation", d. h. eine faire und nicht egoistische Kommunikation mit Kollegen. Der zweite ist vor allem für Führungskräfte wichtig, die Aufgaben an andere delegieren müssen. Neu ist der Personal Trainer, in dem es hier um Fragen zu einer Präsentation vor einem asiatischen Publikum geht.
Focus your English learning on the most frequently used adjectives. Learn just the 100 adjectives you need for everyday life.
English is the third most widely spoken language in the world and it is gaining ground. People in every corner of the globe are enrolling in English schools and online classes. But why? The reasons are varied but simple. Globalization of businesses, tourism opportunities, and the world of entertainment are only a few of them. This book is specifically written for Asian students who wishes to reduce their accent and greatly improve their English fluency level.
Chcesz opanowac slownictwo angielskie pozwalajace na swobodne prowadzenie rozmowy w róznych sytuacjach? Wypróbuj audio kurs "Angielski Vocabulary Master - 150 Phrasal Verbs", którego glównym celem jest nauka i trwale zapamietanie ponad 150 czasowników frazowych najczesciej wystepujacych w codziennych rozmowach i tekstach pisanych. Dzieki specjalnie opracowanym cwiczeniom, które ucza czasowników w kontekscie szybko je opanujesz i utrwalisz. To latwa i skuteczna nauka dla kazdego!
Do you sometimes worry if your English sounds broken? If you do then you should definitely concentrate on improving your use of prepositions. Why? Because prepositions are the glue that stick English together. If you are not using them properly then your English will sound broken.
In diesem letzten Band verhelfen wir Ihnen von der mittleren auf die fortgeschrittene Niveaustufe. Machen Sie sich manchmal Gedanken, ob Ihr Englisch gebrochen klingt? Wenn ja, dann sollten Sie sich definitiv darauf konzentrieren, Ihren Gebrauch der Präpositionen zu verbessern. Warum? Weil Präpositionen buchstäblich die Klebestreifen sind, die das Englische zusammenhalten. Wenn Sie sie nicht richtig verwenden, dann klingt Ihr Englisch tatsächlich gebrochen.
Dieses Buch umfasst die ersten drei Bände von "150 alltägliche Anwendungsweisen Englischer Präpositionen" und ein zusätzliches Bonuskapitel. Machen Sie sich manchmal Gedanken, ob Ihr Englisch gebrochen klingt? Wenn ja, dann sollten Sie sich definitiv darauf konzentrieren, Ihren Gebrauch der Präpositionen zu verbessern. Warum? Weil Präpositionen buchstäblich die Klebestreifen sind, die das Englische zusammenhalten. Wenn Sie sie nicht richtig verwenden, dann klingt Ihr Englisch tatsächlich gebrochen.
Chcesz opanowac slownictwo angielskie pozwalajace na swobodne prowadzenie rozmowy w róznych sytuacjach? Ucz sie z kursem "Angielski Vocabulary Master - 100 Irregular Verbs", którego glównym celem jest nauka i trwale zapamietanie 100 popularnych czasowników nieregularnych najczesciej wystepujacych w codziennych rozmowach i tekstach pisanych. Dzieki specjalnie opracowanym cwiczeniom, które ucza czasowników w kontekscie szybko je opanujesz i utrwalisz oraz nauczysz sie ich uzywac w odpowiednich czasach.
The Official IELTS Prep Listening Strategies audiobook has everything you need to prepare and excel on the listening section of the IELTS! This powerful audio course was created by expert IELTS tutors and teachers who know the test and all its variations inside and out. Audio learners will find the presentation to be an exceptional learning experience that gives excellent preparation and guidance toward scoring high on the IELTS.
Der Berufssprachführer "Deutsch für Ingenieure" bietet die Möglichkeit, deutsche Vokabeln und Redemittel für typische Berufssituationen einzuüben oder sie schnell nachzuschlagen. "Deutsch für Ingenieure" wendet sich an englische Muttersprachler und enthält neben den Redemitteln auch eine einsprachige Deutsch-Grammatik sowie ein kleines Fachwörterbuch Deutsch mit phonetischen Transkribierungen und Übersetzungen.
The secret to speaking English perfectly. Do you sometimes worry if your English sounds broken? If you do, then you should definitely concentrate on improving your use of prepositions. Why? Because prepositions are literally the glue that sticks English together. If you are not using them properly then your English will sound broken.
If you speak French and want to improve your English, this book is for you. Focus your English learning on the most frequently used verbs. Learn just the 100 verbs you need for everyday life to talk about the past, the present and the future. One of the usual mistakes when learning a foreign language is that the student has no priorities. All the unknown verbs get the same attention.
The Official TOEFL Prep Listening Strategies audiobook has everything you need to prepare and excel on the listening section of the TOEFL! This powerful audio course was created by expert TOEFL tutors and teachers who know the test and all its variations inside and out.