"These are diagnostic tests, not grading tests or attainment tests ... best used for syllabus planning : to check learners' strengths and weaknesses in particular linguistic areas, so as to show what still needs to be taught"--P. vii.
A Practical and Authoritative Guide to Contemporary English
Author: Editors of the American Heritage Dictionaries
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
For the first time, the editors of the acclaimed American Heritage(R) Dictionary have applied their efforts to word usage as its own subject. The result is this practical guide that includes chapters on grammar, style, diction, gender, social groups, pronunciation, word formation, science terms, and a subject and a word index.
This dictionary aims to help users to find the most appropriate word to use on a wide range of occasions. It is designed in particular for students, those writing reports, letters and speeches, and crossword solvers, but is also useful as a general word reference. Special features include: an alphabetical A-Z listing; numbered senses for words with more than one meaning; British and American variants; and specially marked colloquial uses.
"How English Works makes grammar practice interesting. Rules are easy to understand and remember; exercises entertain as well as teach. Students' may use this book for self study, as they are guided in their learning. Teachers will find extra exercises for group work.
A Reference and Practical Book for Advanced Learners of English
Author: Martin Hewings
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Category: Foreign Language Study
An updated version of the highly successful Advanced Grammar in Use. This third edition, without answers, is perfect for reinforcement work in the classroom. The book contains 100 units of grammar reference and practice materials, with photos and illustrations in full colour and a user-friendly layout. It is ideal for learners preparing for the Cambridge Advanced, Proficiency or IELTS examinations, and is informed by the Cambridge International Corpus, which ensures the language is authentic and up-to-date. Versions with answers and with a CD-ROM are available to purchase separately.
The highly acclaimed 'Practice of English Language Teaching' is the essential guide for teachers of English in a wide range of contexts. The fifth edition has been revised to reflect new developments in language teaching. It explains current pedagogy to teachers who want to access the most relevant ELT practices and incorporate them into their lessons.
This major new edition of the Collins COBUILD English Usage is a modern, easy-to-use and in-depth guide to English usage, aimed at upper-intermediate and advanced learners and teachers of English. Collins COBUILD English Usage has been designed to help learners to use individual words correctly, and choose the right words and structures for the meaning they want to convey. The title not only explains what English words mean, but also provides information on how the words actually work. The title covers a range of different areas of the English language, to help learners use the language naturally and effectively. It provides clear information on easily confused words, words with similar meanings, and help with words that are often tricky for learners to understand. Entries are organized alphabetically so that they are easy to find, and each has a clear explanation of when and how to use the word. Each entry also includes examples from the Collins Corpus, which show how the words are really used in everyday English. In addition to information on usage, the title includes helpful grammar boxes, which explain elements of English grammar which students need to be able to write and speak in English. A supplement of various topics, including punctuation and academic writing, will help to ensure that learners have all the information they need to be able to communicate effectively and accurately. Collins COBUILD English Usage has been thoroughly revised and updated, based on extensive corpus research and is now easier to use than ever. With additional information on American English, and warning notes highlighting particular problems, Collins COBUILD English Usage is an indispensible tool for learning English today.
The Oxford Guide to English Grammar is a systematic account of grammatical forms and the way they are used in modern standard English. It is designed for learners at intermediate and advanced levels and for teachers, and is equally suitable for quick reference to details or for the moreleisured study of grammatical topics. The emphasis is on meaning in the choice of grammatical pattern, and on the use of patterns in texts and in conversations.
This classic guide to the intricacies of the English language provides clear, succinct explanations of such topics as jargon, spelling, punctuation, superfluous words, the overuse or misuse of words, sexist language and the ground rules of grammar.