Wednesday, April 13, 2016

English File Elementary 3e: Test Assessment CD

A new edition of the best-selling English File, improved throughout with brand new digital components to use inside and outside the classroom. English File Third edition - the best way to get your students talking.
English file elementary 3e test assesment cd. Tests, progress tests, unit tests from the teacher's CD.

Wednesday, April 6, 2016

English File Elementary 3rd edition: Workbook with key

A new edition of the best-selling English File, improved throughout with brand new digital components to use inside and outside the classroom. English File Third edition - the best way to get your students talking.

Saturday, April 2, 2016

Laugh-Out-Loud Jokes for Kids

What happens to race car drivers when they eat too much? They get indy-gestion. Laugh-Out-Loud Jokes for Kids provides children ages 7-10 many hours of fun and laughter. Young readers will have a blast sharing this collection of hundreds of one-liners, knock knock jokes, tongue twisters, and more with their friends and family! This mega-bestselling book will have children rolling on the floor with laughter and is sure to be a great gift idea for any child.

Pathways to Literature: Coursebook

Pathways to Literature provides an exploration of English literary masters´ timeless works from the 16th to the 20th century. It aims to teach important values and help learners acquire a better understanding of both the English language and the cultural heritage of the Englishspeaking world.
The course includes a wide variety of excerpts with carefully planned activities that allow students to approach English Literature with confidence. Extensive analysis on title, characters, themes, setting, values, motifs, symbols, meter, and rhythm, as well as summary skills and essay writing, provide a pathway to achieving mastery in English Literature.
The video documentaries, with content closely linked to that of the course, provide context for learning and enhance students´ knowledge of the literary works studied.

Saturday, March 12, 2016

Modal Verbs




Modal Verbs
Here's a list of the modal verbs in English:
can
could
may
might
will
would
must
shall
should
ought to

Modals are different from normal verbs:
1: They don't use an 's' for the third person singular.
2: They make questions by inversion ('she can go' becomes 'can she go?').
3: They are followed directly by the infinitive of another verb (without 'to').
Probability:
First, they can be used when we want to say how sure we are that something happened / is happening / will happen. We often call these 'modals of deduction' or 'speculation' or 'certainty' or 'probability'.

For example:
  • It's snowing, so it must be very cold outside.
  • I don't know where John is. He could have missed the train.
  • This bill can't be right. £200 for two cups of coffee!


Friday, March 11, 2016

The Passive Voice




When should we use the Passive?
1.     When we want to change the focus of the sentence:
o    The Mona Lisa was painted by Leonardo Da Vinci. (We are more interested in the painting than the artist in this sentence)
2.     When who or what causes the action is unknown or unimportant or obvious or 'people in general':
o    He was arrested (obvious agent, the police).
o    My bike has been stolen (unknown agent).
o    The road is being repaired (unimportant agent).
o    The form can be obtained from the post office (people in general).
3.     In factual or scientific writing:
o    The chemical is placed in a test tube and the data entered into the computer.
4.     In formal writing instead of using someone/ people/ they (these can be used in speaking or informal writing):
o    The brochure will be finished next month.
5.     In order to put the new information at the end of the sentence to improve style:
o    Three books are used regularly in the class. The books were written by Dr. Bell. ('Dr. Bell wrote the books' sound clumsy)
6.     When the subject is very long:
o    I was surprised by how well the students did in the test. (More natural than: 'how well the students did in the test surprised me')

Saturday, February 20, 2016

Effective Academic Writing 1: The Paragraph

The Effective Academic Writing series teaches the writing modes, rhetorical devices, and language points required for academic success. Each of the three levels provides user-friendly activities and self-contained lessons that make teaching and learning manageable.

Each unit introduces a theme and a writing task and then guides the student writer through the process of gathering ideas, organizing an outline, drafting, revising, and editing. Students are given the opportunity to explore their opinions, discuss their ideas, and share their experiences through written
communication.

Saturday, February 13, 2016

Effective Academic Writing 2: The Short Essay


Effective Academic Writing 2 presents the writing modes and rhetorical devices students need to succeed in an academic setting. It consists of 6 units



Unit 1 : Paragrap to Short Essay.

Unit 2 : Descriptive Essays.

Unit 3 : Narative Essays.

Unit 4 : Opinion Essays .

Unit 5 : Comparision and Contrast Essays.

Unit 6 : Cause and Effect Essays

Friday, January 22, 2016

The Economist - Issue 23-01-2016 (EPUB, MOBI, PDF & Audio)

The Economist is a global weekly magazine written for those who share an uncommon interest in being well and broadly informed. Each issue explores the close links between domestic and international issues, business, politics, finance, current affairs, science, technology and the arts.

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

The Routledge Dictionary of Literary Terms

A 21st Century update of Roger Fowler's 1973 Dictionary of Modern Critical Terms that contained entries written by such giants of Literary Theory as Terry Eagleton, Malcolm Bradbury and Victor and Lorna Sage, this is an essential reference book for students of literature at all levels.
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