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Vocabulary

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  • 1500 Words in 15 Minutes a Dayby Ceil Cleveland

    McGraw-Hill Education 2005; US$ 14.95

    Improve your vocabulary in your spare time-and enhance your opportunities for a lifetime Whether you're studying for school, preparing a business presentation, or mingling at a cocktail party, your mastery of words is essential to your overall success. 1,500 Words in 15 Minutes a Day is the ultimate crash course in vocabulary building-a comprehensive... more...

  • Inside Wordsby Janet Allen

    Stenhouse Publishers 2007; US$ 19.35

    We've learned a lot in recent years about the important role vocabulary plays in making meaning, yet many teachers still struggle with vocabulary instruction that goes beyond weekly word lists. Effective vocabulary instruction is particularly vital in the content areas, where the specialized language used by ?insiders? often creates a barrier to understanding... more...

  • Academic Writing and Grammar for Studentsby Alex Osmond

    SAGE Publications 2013; US$ 38.00

    This clear and practical book on academic grammar shows students how to avoid common mistakes and how to quickly apply this to their essays. It is unique in its focus on English grammar for academic purposes across a range of disciplines. more...

  • Better Spellingby Christina Gleeson

    Chambers Harrap Publishers Ltd 2007; US$ 10.00

    Packed with useful tips and information; Explanation of why English words are spelt the way they are; The basic rules of English spelling and their notable exceptions Memory prompts to help you remember how to spell the trickiest words. Better Spelling will help you to improve your spelling and so gain confidence for any writing task you have to perform.... more...

  • Written in Stoneby Christopher Stevens

    Ebury Publishing 2014; US$ 17.70

    Half the world?s population speaks a language that has evolved from a single, prehistoric mother tongue. A mother tongue first spoken in Stone Age times, on the steppes of central Eurasia 6,500 years ago. It was so effective that it flourished for two thousand years. It was a language that spread from the shores of the Black Sea across almost all... more...

  • Grammar Smart, 3rd Editionby Princeton Review

    Random House Children's Books 2014; US$ 9.99

    Everything you need to know to be a grammar guru. This eBook edition is formatted for on-screen viewing with cross-linked questions, answers, and explanations. The words you use say a lot about you. Grammar makes a lasting impression on friends, coworkers, and teachers, but learning the rules has always been notoriously dull. That?s why... more...

  • Letter Perfectby David Sacks

    Knopf Canada 2010; US$ 22.00

    Letters are tangible language. Joining together in endless combinations to actually show speech, letters convey our messages and tell our stories. While we encounter these tiny shapes hundreds of times a day, we take for granted the long, fascinating history behind one of the most fundamental of human inventions -- the alphabet. The heart of the book... more...

  • Discovering Wordsby Julian Walker

    Osprey Publishing 2013; US$ 7.95

    For 1500 years English has built new words or taken them from other languages and changed their form and often their meaning to make them the words we use today. When we explore the journeys, arrivals and changes of these words, they present us with some extraordinary stories. School for example, comes indirectly from the Greek word for leisure, and... more...

  • Hot for Wordsby Marina Orlova

    HarperCollins 2009; Not Available

    Brilliant philologist and sexy YouTube sensation Marina Orlova is Hot For Words ?and you will be too when you join her on a titillating journey through the origins and meanings of words and phrases. Combining fascinating philology and etymology with provocative, full-colored photos of the alluring author, Hot For Words makes intelligence almost... more...

  • What's in a Name?by Eugene Ehrlich

    Henry Holt and Co. 2014; US$ 8.99

    A fun and informative guide to the how and why of proper names and their haphazard entry into common English language by the author of the bestselling Amo, Amas, Amat and More. more...