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.
You'll discover high-frequency words that have appeared in previous TOEFL tests, increasing your chance for better test results! All audio is carefully narrated by two professional voiceover artists for easy listening and quick learning. If you're preparing for the TOEFL, and want to get on the fast track to better results, then this audio course is for you!
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.
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, your English will sound broken.
Every time you express yourself more clearly, more concisely, more forcefully, more convincingly, more powerfully - you rise above your competition.
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!
In the 1950s of premier Robert Menzies, the approved sound of Australian English was more Westminster than Woolloomooloo. These were the last days of the so-called ‘colonial cringe’, before the assertion of Australia's place as an independent nation with an independent voice. But since the 1970s, 'Australian' has become a recognised and valued variety of the English language. Melvyn Bragg traces the linguistic trail from convicts to Crocodile Dundee and national self-confidence.
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).
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?
This book is especially written for advanced students of the English language who wish to improve their English fluency to the next level, but seems to have hit a plateau. Regardless of what actions are taken, progression is slow or limited. This book is essential for you to break through and not only improve your spoken skills, but develop them so well that you can speak like a native English speaker. Armed with the proven tips, tricks, and techniques in this book, you'll discover that you'll be soaring to an entirely new and exciting level of learning within days.
Introducing ESL Vocabulary 3000: The most comprehensive audio vocabulary course available for ESL students. Learn how to master proper spelling, pronunciation, definitions and synonyms/antonyms through the use of these unique audio exercises.
Add some kick to your characters with some quick and simple dialect training. Paul Meier has been training actors for over 25 years and now offers his experience to the casual pretender in these entertaining presentations. You will find accent tips, colloquialisms, and charismatic character concepts that will add to your storytelling, roleplaying, or cosplay.
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.
All he wanted to do was to marry the woman he loved. But his country said ’No!’ He was Edward VIII, King of Great Britain, King of India, King of Australia, and king of 39 other countries. And he loved the wrong woman. She was beautiful and she loved him - but she was already married to another man. It was a love story that shook the world. The king had to choose: to be king, or to have love... and leave his country, never to return.
Many intermediate English speakers tend to get trapped using the same vocabulary. If you really want to improve, you need to be able to speak about a wide range of topics. You will be able to speak about 12 new topics with confidence. This will greatly improve your English conversational ability.
This book takes a different approach to learning. It deals with human motivation and creating the right mind-set that will drive you rapidly to your language learning goal. It is presented in simple language that most anyone can easily understand and apply. It was written for the first-time foreign language learner looking forward to a fulfilling experience and for those who have already engaged in learning but have lost their motivation and are ready to give up.
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.
Add some kick to your characters with some quick and simple Scottish dialect training. Paul Meier has been training actors for over 25 years and now offers his experience to the casual pretender in this entertaining presentation. You will find accent tips, colloquialisms, and charismatic character concepts that will add to your storytelling, roleplaying, or cosplay.
If you want to improve your ability to learn Spanish by as much as 100%, 200%, even 300% (or more) ... then you're only one book away from learning and retaining hundreds of Spanish Vocabulary Words by spending just 15-30 minutes a day. Don't worry! None of these techniques are rocket science. These techniques have been used by real language learners, most of whom previously considered themselves owners of "bad memory" to make real strides in acquiring Spanish.
In EDI (the European Department of Intelligence in Brussels) there are some very secret files - the Omega Files. There are strange, surprising, and sometimes horrible stories in these files, but not many people know about them. You never read about them in the newspapers.Hawker and Jude know all about the Omega Files, because they work for EDI. They think fast, they move fast, and they learn some very strange things.
Lernen Sie in diesem englischen Schnellkurs die gängigsten Vokabeln und Redewendungen, die Sie für die Empfehlung eines Restaurants benötigen. In nur 15 Minuten ist dieser Englisch-Schnellkurs von Spotlight express abgeschlossen. Die Lektionen und Dialoge werden von englischen Muttersprachlern gesprochen, wodurch Sie nicht nur Ihre Sprache trainieren, sondern auch Ihr Hörverständnis auf Vordermann bringen. Fangen Sie jetzt mit diesem Expresskurs an und lassen Sie sich von den schnell erreichbaren Ergebnissen überzeugen!
You have studied English, yet you still don't speak English well. You've tried many methods and you still make grammar mistakes, you still can't speak English fluently, and you still can't pronounce English words correctly. You can read English, but you feel too nervous or too shy to speak English. The good news is, this is very normal. You have simply used ineffective methods to learn to speak English.
Most textbooks teach the same things; presentations, speaking on the phone etc. This is great at the beginning, but if you are going to succeed, you'll need more. You need to be able to walk into any business situation and feel seriously confident. That is why I wrote this book; to help you go from good to great. To really master business English.
Even though business is basically a very interesting subject, the majority of business English textbooks cover the same stuff over and over again in a very boring manner. It doesn't make sense, they take an interesting subject and make it boring! The Master Business English series is different. In book one we focused on 90 essential business terms that you will not find in regular textbooks. In this book, you will gain a deeper knowledge of all the vocabulary from book one through listening to 14 interesting business related articles.
Anyone who has experienced learning English as a second language knows the many challenges that conversational English presents. Just when you think that you have learned nearly perfect English you find that conversational English is about as far from perfect as it gets.
Lernen Sie in diesem englischen Schnellkurs die gängigsten Vokabeln und Redewendungen, um über Probleme zu berichten, die Sie am Flughafen hatten. In nur 15 Minuten ist dieser Englisch-Schnellkurs von Spotlight express abgeschlossen. Die Lektionen und Dialoge werden von englischen Muttersprachlern gesprochen, wodurch Sie nicht nur Ihre Sprache trainieren, sondern auch Ihr Hörverständnis auf Vordermann bringen.
This is the English you'll never learn in a textbook. Do you know the must-know American Superstitions? With this quick audiobook, you'll learn American culture and the English language at the same time.
Now you can listen your way to a top score with this new TOEFL Course. This course covers everything from leading test taking skills and strategies to a high-yield review of Reading, Listening, Speaking and Writing portions of the TOEFL. This course is packed with main takeaways that are easy to remember and are key concepts for the TOEFL. This powerful TOEFL Course was created by expert TOEFL tutors and teachers who know the test and all its variations inside and out. The authors also know and share the very best ways to prepare for the test.
You've probably spent years trying to learn how to speak English. You've taken a class, maybe an online course, read a book, and studied online; and yet, you still cannot speak English and sound like a native speaker. If you've been struggling and would like your speech to sound more natural, then you have come to the right place! This book will help you sound exactly like a native speaker. It will teach you everything from the best techniques to the most common words and phrases that are used in the English language.
One of the usual mistakes when learning a foreign language is that the student has no priorities. All the unknown adjectives get the same attention. Actually, to communicate you only need 100 adjectives in any language. These adjectives are the most frequently used and can be defined using an algorithm that provides the ranking. In this book you'll find the list.
Before you take that trip to the UK, get a solid foundation of English! Start speaking English in minutes, and learn key vocabulary, phrases, and grammar in just minutes more with Introduction to British English. Our native English hosts break down all the sentences, grammar, and more in a simple, easily understandable way!
Lernen Sie in diesem englischen Schnellkurs die gängigsten Vokabeln und Redewendungen, die Sie kennen sollten, wenn Sie formelle oder formlose Einladungen schreiben wollen. In nur 15 Minuten ist dieser Englisch-Schnellkurs von Spotlight express abgeschlossen. Die Lektionen und Dialoge werden von englischen Muttersprachlern gesprochen, wodurch Sie nicht nur Ihre Sprache trainieren, sondern auch Ihr Hörverständnis auf Vordermann bringen.
This book is the first in a series of short stories aimed at helping you improve your comprehension of the English language. My Childhood Dream tells the story of a young boy and his adventures growing up in a countryside village in Brazil.
Do you wish you could speak American English like it is your first language? There are so many fun expressions and colloquial terms in American English that can jazz up the way you talk. Even for native English speakers from different parts of the world, understanding all those terms and using those in everyday language may be difficult. Then again, if your way of talking is completely different from your American peers, you may feel left out in conversations. What's the solution to this problem?
Conjunctions, prepositions, interjections and articles are explained in simple terms with example sentences for easy comprehension.
Danes speak wonderful English, yet they make a few common mistakes over and over. Whether it's thinking "competent" is a compliment, directly translating stuffy words like "derfor" and "hermed" or using "already" to describe a future event, this short book offers up a list of easy-to-fix mistakes to help Danes make their spoken and written English even more smooth and impressive.