Top 20 reviews twenty grammar areas that are essential for good English writing at the intermediate to advanced level. In the review in Top 20, however, emphasis is placed on helping students to notice the gap beween their own language and correct English. Therefore, the focus of Top 20 is for students to produce and edit original pieces of writing as they learn how to find and correct common grammatical errors.
The Great Prepotion Mystery is designed to be used as a review of prepositions in an intermediate/ advance grammar course. The vocabulary is not grades, and some students may have to use a dictionary more frequently than others. The student gets practice with preposition in three ways: by choosing an appropriate preposition in context; by selecting an appropriate in a narrowly defined situation; and by using prepositions in student- generated sentences....
Basic English Grammar remains a developmental skills text for students of English as a
second or foreign language. Serving as both a reference and a workbook, it inaoduces
students to the form, meaning, and usage of basic structures in English. It provides ample
opportunities for practice through extensive and varied exercises leading to
communicative activities. Although it focuses on grammar, it promotes the development
of all language skills.
This second edition has a greatly expanded range of contents to provide a solid core
of basic English grammar for lower-level...
Language is the great gift that distinguishes human beingsfrom other creatures. Like most gifts, it can be used thought-fully and to good advantage—or it can be used carelessly, in-differently, and quite unsuccessfully. The way in which you use language can tell people a good deal about your personal
qualities—your way of thinking, your alertness, your concern for useful communication with other people—and your con-
cern, your respect, for the English language itself.
Top 10 Great Garmmar for Freat Writing helps students master the essential grammar they need to produce great writing. Text focuses on improving the ten most common grammatical errors novice writers make......
This book—which can be used alone, along with another writing-skills text of your choice, or in combination
with the LearningExpress publication,Writing Skills Success in 20 Minutes a Day—will give
you practice dealing with capitalization, punctuation, basic grammar, sentence structure, organization,
paragraph development, and essay writing. It is designed to be used by individuals working on their own and
for teachers or tutors helping students learn or review basic writing skills.
Many other people have been involved with the project at both research and editing stages. Patrick Hanks,
who was the Editorial Director of Cobuild throughout the project, made a valuable contribution both in policy
and in detail. Dominic Bree, Jane Cullen, and Clare Ramsey worked as researchers in the early stages, and
Ron Hardie helped from the beginning until quite late in the editing process. David Brazil gave us great help
and encouragement during the early editing of the book. Without his support, this would have been a more
With this guide you'll gain what you need to be a great communicator at home and on the job. It provides solid information on grammatical rules and how and when to use them, friendly advice for adding variety and style to your writing, and tips, definitions, and warnings to help you along the way.
At least since Chomsky, the usual response to the projection problem has been to characterize knowledge of language as a grammar, and then proceed by restricting so severely the class of grammars available for acquisition that the induction task is greatly simplified - perhaps trivialized. The work reported here describes an implemented LISP program that explicitly reproduces this methodological approach to acquisitio,~ - but in a computational setting.
Computerist: ... But, great Scott, what about structure? You can't just bang that lot into a machine without structure. Half a gigabyte of sequential file ... Lexicographer: Oh, we know all about structure. Take this entry for example.
This paper presents a formalization of automatic grammar acquisition that is based on lexicalized grammar formalisms (e.g. LTAG and HPSG). We state the conditions for the consistent acquisition of a unique lexicalized grammar from an annotated corpus. idea in this study is to automatically obtain the lexical entries from an annotated corpus, which will greatly reduce the cost of building the grammar.
Fluent English is a high intermediate-/advanced-level course in English as a second or foreign language. It is designed to meet the needs of the intermediate-level student in vocabulary, grammar, listening comprehension, idiomatic usage, and pronunciation. It offers a great deal of practice in each of these areas, through both written exercises and recorded materials. The language used in this course is realistic and practical, and the situations in each of its twenty lessons offer a cultural context that will be recognizable and relevant to most intermediate-level students of English....
Market Leader is an elementary level business English course for businesspeople and
students of business English. It has been developed in association with the Financial
Times, one of the leading sources of business information in the world. It consists of 12
units based on topics of great interest to everyone involved in international business.
The new edition features new authentic texts and listenings throughout, reflecting the
latest trends in the business world.
Because students benefit greatly from increased word power, the study of vocabulary should be
enjoyable. Unfortunately, vocabulary workbooks often lose sight of this goal. To make the study
of vocabulary an exciting and enjoyable part of college study, I wrote Academic Vocabulary.
The goal of this book—the third in a three-book interactive vocabulary series—is to make
the study of vocabulary fun through a variety of thematic readings, self-tests, and interactive
English for Business Communication is a short course for people in or preparing for work who need to improve their English in these key areas: socialising, telephoning, presenting, taking part in meetings and negotiating. With its modular approach it is easy to fit into any teaching programme.
As the title suggests, the focus is on developing speaking skills in the contexts of day-to-day dealings with customers, clients and suppliers of services or goods. Great emphasis is also placed on developing listening skills.
Jazz has been called “the art of expression set to music”, and “America’s great
contribution to music”. It has functioned as popular art and enjoyed periods of fairly
widespread public response, in the “jazz age” of the 1920s, in the “swing era” of the late
1930s and in the peak popularity of modern jazz in the late 1950s. The standard legend
about Jazz is that it originated around the end of the 19th
This book is intended for Americans and Britons who want to understand each other better, and for foreign students of either American or British English who want to familiarise (or familiarize) themselves with the other main variety of the language. According to George Bernard Shaw, the United States and England are two great nations separated by a common tongue.
The work of the railroad pioneers in America became the basis for a great surge of
railroad building halfway through the nineteenth century that linked the nation together as
never before. Railroads eventually became the nation’s number one transportation
system, and remained so until the construction of the interstate highway system halfway
through the twentieth century. They were of crucial importance in stimulating economic
expansion, but their ...
As may be obvious by now, it is helpful in the understanding of this book to see the earth
as having a single soil (as it has a single atmosphere), nearly all of it 10,000 or more years
“old,” or in development, since the bulk of its surface “parent material” was laid down. In addition to those cited by Hamaker, some other examples of results obtained with
ground gravel (mixed rock) materials may help illustrate the great potential to restore
youthfulness and productive fertility to any and all soil....
Let’s be perfectly honest here- you’ve worked hard enough in the past, and if
you want to spend hours in a study guide to boost your score, that’s a great
thing to do. In fact, we recommend at least a brief review of some of the
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