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.
"A good grammar book"
Learn how to decode the private languages that are swapped around us every day - amongst cabbies and paramedics, soap stars and comedians, cricketers and barristers - in Susie Dent's unique and witty guide to Britain's modern tribes. Did you know that a soldier's biggest social blunder is called 'jack brew' - making yourself a cuppa without making one for anyone else? That twitchers have an expression for a bird that can't be identified - LBJ (the letters stand for little brown job)?
"Dent's Modern Tribes"
This book is all three volumes of the very popular Master English in 12 Topics series. Once you master the vocabulary in this book, you will have a very good foundation for speaking fluently about 36 everyday topics. This book is the ultimate stepping stone from intermediate to advanced English.
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.
Four audio courses at intermediate level, which quickly and effectively increase vocabulary, and develop the skills of speaking and listening comprehension. A Month in Brighton and Holiday Travels present the subjects of everyday conversations, teach typical expressions used when travelling and going abroad. Business English broadens vocabulary used at work and when seeking new employment. It develops communication skills in the office and in various business situations.
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.
Useful tips to help achieve a more professional level of speech. The way we speak can say as much about us as the clothes we wear, the car we drive, or even the newspapers and magazines we read.
"Not only for native English speakers"
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 the glue that stick English together. If you are not using them properly then your English will sound broken.
Do you want to master the vocabulary required to conduct conversations freely in various situations? Listen to "English Vocabulary Master - 300 Idioms". This audio course on an intermediate / advanced level is aimed to teach and consolidate knowledge of more than 300 idiomatic phrases that occur most frequently in everyday conversations. Learning takes place through the association of meanings in contexts.
Joanna Gray has been training people for over twenty years in the art of voice training and accent reduction to achieve Received Pronunciation, otherwise known as BBC English. Joanna has successfully helped thousands of people across the world to reduce an accent and attain a high standard of English and has worked with professionals from all walks of life, including doctors, lawyers, accountants, CEO's and actors to name but a few.
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!
Since others judge you by the way you speak, the intricacies of grammar, in fact, should not be relegated to the realm of fussy "guardians of the language," but are rather essential clues all can employ to communicate more exactly. In such a light, this course forms an invaluable guide for everyone from all fields of interest.
"A clear and enjoyable guide to English grammar"
What you say is important, but how you say it is just as important. Don't make the mistake of thinking that grammar is too complicated or boring for anyone but linguists and nerds. We all use grammar, but many of us could use it better. A Shortcut to Good Grammar is an entertaining and funny program that will help you avoid the mistakes that get noticed.
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?
"Stephen Fry never lets you down"
Learn to speak English in a few months, not years, with these 69 simple techniques! Do you want to speak English fluently like a native speaker? Would you like to speak confidently and easily, impressing people with how quickly you learned to speak English well? Would you like to remember new words and pronunciation quickly and permanently? If so, then Learn English 300% Faster: 69 Tips to Speak English Like a Native English Speaker! is the book for you!
"Simple tips and very efficient. Very good ."
We live and work in a global market - but English is still regarded as the international language of business. It is the most widely spoken second language in the world and those who can speak it with clarity have a great advantage. Used properly, speech can help us to achieve a greater level of success. Clear speech sends out the message 'I am in control, I can take charge,' inspiring confidence in those around you.
"Incredibly useful and spot-on"
Do you want to become more fluent in English? Do you want to understand everyday language and not just "textbook" English? I taught English for many years and saw that many students get stuck at the high beginner/intermediate stage. They learn the basics and then can't move forward. This problem used to really frustrate me because I had lots of excellent students who were just stuck and eventually they would give up.
Here are more useful tips to help achieve a more professional level of speech.
In Improve Your Speech - British English Level 2 we'll build on the techniques you learned in Improve Your Speech - British English Level 1.
"Fantastic piece of work!"
S audioknigoy Angliyskiy yazyik. Bolshoy slovar. 4000 slov vyi vsegda podberete nuzhnyie slova dlya obscheniya! V ney sobranyi slova i ustoychivyie vyirazheniya, kotoryie vhodyat v obyazatelnyiy i rasshirennyiy slovarnyiy zapas. Kniga prigoditsya i nachinayuschim izuchat yazyik, i tem, kto uzhe davno sovershenstvuet svoi navyiki. Kachestvennaya ozvuchka kazhdogo slova, bolshoe kolichestvo poleznyih slov - vse eto vyi naydete v razgovornike!
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!