Friday, September 30, 2011

Illustrated Everyday Expressions with Stories 2

Casey Malarcher, "Illustrated Everyday Expressions with Stories 2"

1/1/2003| 192 pages |PDF, MP3 | 225 MB

The Illustrated Everyday Idioms with Stories series makes learning common English idioms fun. Together, the two books in the series provide easy-to-read examples of 600 common English idioms. Each idiom is accompanied by a short definition, two examples of correct usage, and the idiom shown in context within a story. Designed for students of other languages learning English, the Illustrated Everyday Idioms with Stories series makes learning English idioms fun!



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Illustrated Everyday Expressions with Stories 1

Casey Malarcher, "Illustrated Everyday Expressions with Stories 1"

2008 | 128 pages | PDF, MP3 | 224 MB

The Illustrated Everyday Idioms with Stories series makes learning common English idioms fun. Together, the two books in the series provide easy-to-read examples of 600 common English idioms. Each idiom is accompanied by a short definition, two examples of correct usage, and the idiom shown in context within a story. Designed for students of other languages learning English, the Illustrated Everyday Idioms with Stories series makes learning English idioms fun! With KEY.



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Cambridge English Vocabulary in Use Collection Books & CD-ROMs

Cambridge English Vocabulary in Use Collection Books & CD-ROMs|1.8 GB

English Vocabulary in Use is a family of self-study and classroom texts for vocabulary development. The books follow the successful format of the English Grammar in Use titles with presentation of new vocabulary on the left-hand pages and practice exercises on the facing right-hand pages. There are currently 4 levels of EnglishVocabulary in Use from Elementary to Advanced. Supplementary tests are also available at each level.

All levels of English Vocabulary in Use are informed by the Cambridge International Corpus to ensure that the items of vocabulary selected are current, useful and up to date. The corpus has also been used to ensure that the vocabulary is presented in natural contexts. The books have been designed for self-study and come with a full discursive answer key. 
Business Vocabulary in Use is a new addition to the best-selling English Vocabulary in Use range. Primarily designed as a self-study reference and practice book, it can also be used for classroom work.

English Collocations in Use: A good knowledge of collocations (typical word combinations) is essential for fluent and natural-sounding English. Using collocations will improve your style of written and spoken English, and knowledge of collocations is often tested in examinations such as Cambridge FCE, CAE, CPE and IELTS. Learning correct word combinations will also help you avoid common learner errors.
English Collocations in Use presents and practises hundreds of collocations in typical contexts. It is ideal for students at good intermediate level and above.

English Phrasal Verbs in Use is a vocabulary book
 for good intermediate level learners and above. It is primarily designed as a self-study reference and practice text but it can also be used for classroom work.

English Vocabulary in Use Elementary
English Vocabulary in Use Pre-intermediate & Intermediate
English Vocabulary in Use Upper-intermediate
English Vocabulary in Use Advanced

English Vocabulary in Use Elementary
English Vocabulary in Use Pre-intermediate & Intermediate
English Vocabulary in Use Upper-intermediate & Advanced
Test Your English Vocabulary in Use Pre-intermediate & Intermediate
Test Your English Vocabulary in Use Upper-intermediate & Advanced
Business Vocabulary in Use Elementary
Business Vocabulary in Use Intermediate
Business Vocabulary in Use Advanced
Test Your Business Vocabulary in Use
English Collocations in Use
English Phrasal Verbs in Use


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Slangman Guide to BIZ SPEAK 2 : Slang, Idioms & Jargon used in Business

David Burke, "Slangman Guide to BIZ SPEAK 2 : Slang, Idioms & Jargon used in Business"

Slangman Guide to BIZ SPEAK 2 : Slang, Idioms & Jargon used in Business2002-04 | 240 pages | PDF, MP3 | 151 MB

Now you can hear how natives speak! Because Americans shorten and combine words when they speak in everyday conversations, understanding them can be extremely difficult...but there is help!You need to know how English really sounds and get used to the speed!Each audio product contains "real speak" versions of the dialogues and vocabulary. "Real speak" features the shortened or "real" pronunciation Americans use every day. If you want to feel comfortable speaking with Americans and understanding conversations in English, these audio products are essential.Listen to these audio products and you will be ready to hear English, understand English, and use English!SLANGMAN has created an audio program for each book, which helps you say each word just like an American!CDs also available.See why so many ESL students around the world love The Slangman Guide to Street Speak series!
The book was written by American native and slang expert Slangman David Burke, author of more than 24 books on slang and idioms.


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Crazy English: Ultimate Joy Ride Through Our Language

Pocket | ISBN:067168907X | 189 pages | Djvu | 6 Mb

Let’s face it–English is a crazy language. There is no egg in eggplant nor ham in hamburger; neither apple nor pine in pineapple. English muffins weren’t invented in England or French fries in France. Sweetmeats are candies while sweetbreads, which aren’t sweet, are meat.
We take English for granted. But if we explore its paradoxes, we find that quicksand can work slowly, boxing rings are square and a guinea pig is neither from Guinea nor is it a pig.
And why is it that writers write but fingers don’t fing, grocers don’t groce and hammers don’t ham? If the plural of tooth is teeth, why isn’t the plural of booth beeth? One goose, 2 geese. So one moose, 2 meese? One index, 2 indices? One Kleenex, 2 Kleenices?
Doesn’t it seem crazy that you can make amends but not one amend, that you comb through annals of history but not a single annal? If you have a bunch of odds and ends and get rid of all but one of them, what do you call it?
If teachers taught, why didn’t preacher praught? If a vegetarian eats vegetables, what does a humanitarian eat? If you wrote a letter, perhaps you bote your tongue?
Sometimes I think all the English speakers should be committed to an asylum for the verbally insane. In what language do people recite at a play and play at a recital? Ship by truck and send cargo by ship? Have noses that run and feet that smell? Park on driveways and drive on parkways?
How can a slim chance and a fat chance be the same, while a wise man and wise guy are opposites? How can overlook and oversee be opposites, while quite a lot and quite a few are alike? How can the weather be hot as hell one day and cold as hell another.
Have you noticed that we talk about certain things only when they are absent? Have you ever seen a horseful carriage or a strapful gown? Met a sung hero or experienced requited love? Have you ever run into someone who was combobulated, gruntled, ruly or peccable? And where are all those people who ARE spring chickens or who would ACTUALLY hurt a fly?
You have to marvel at the unique lunacy of a language in which your house can burn up as it burns down, in which you fill in a form by filling it out and in which an alarm clock goes off by going on.
English was invented by people, not computers, and it reflects the creativity of the human race (which, of course, isn’t a race at all). That is why, when the stars are out, they are visible, but when the lights are out, they are invisible. And why, when I wind up my watch, I start it, but when I wind up this essay, I end it.


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Idioms and Expressions

David Holmes, "Idioms and Expressions"

PDF | 1 MB

David Holmes wrote this model as a teaching device during the time I was working in Bangkok, Thailand, as a legal editor and language consultant, with one of the Big Four Legal and Tax companies, KPMG (during my afternoon job) after teaching at the university.When I had no legal documents to edit and no individual advising to do (which was quite frequently) I would sit at my desk, (like some old character out of a Charles Dickens' novel) and prepare language materials to be used for helping professionals who had learned English as a second language—for even up to fifteen years in school—but who were still unable to follow a movie in English, understand the World News on TV, or converse in a colloquial style, because they'd never had a chance to hear and learn common, everyday expressions such as, “It's a done deal!” or “Drop whatever you're doing.”

Because misunderstandings of such idioms and expressions frequently caused miscommunication between our management teams and foreign clients, I was asked to try to assist. I am happy to be able to share the materials that follow, such as they are, in the hope that they may be of some use and benefit to others.

The simple teaching device I used was three-fold:

1. Make a note of an idiom/expression

2. Define and explain it in understandable words (including synonyms.)
3. Give at least three sample sentences to illustrate how the expression is used in context.

Making Sense of Phrasal Verbs

# Publisher: Prentice Hall (December 1994)
# Language: English
# pages: 100
size: 6 MB

Acquiring an understanding of phrasal verbs is essential to mastering spoken English. Making Sense of Phrasal Verbs covers this troublesome area in a humorous and lively way. Learners are guided to an understanding of meaning by the use of carefully worded cue questions and through controlled and then freer practice of the newly learned verb forms. Includes a reference section with meaning check, context sentences and collocations. For self-study or inclass use


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An Encyclopedia of Swearing

An Encyclopedia of Swearing:
The Social History of Oaths, Profanity, Foul Language, And Ethnic Slurs in the English-speaking World
by Geoffrey Hughes (2006)

“History of Modern Colloquial English, published in 1920, included a half-page discussion about a slang term without ever mentioning it. The word? Bloody, a term considered so taboo at that time that it couldn't even be mentioned in abook on lexicography. More than 80 years later, one can barely escape hearing more-graphic taboo terms on cable television and in the movies or reading them in highbrow publications such as the New Yorker.
Hughes, a South African English professor, has compiled a fascinating reference work on the history, sociology, and literary uses of foul language and profanity. Alphabetically arranged by topic, the work covers, in addition to terms themselves, a wide range of subjects and individuals: Ethnic insults; Hollywood; Medieval period; Political correctness; and Twain, Mark--to name only a few. The index provides access to words that are not entry headings. Engagingly written and diligently researched, the entries provide helpful information to both lay readers and scholars and include useful bibliographies. The work also offers superb ready-reference information on hard-to-find arcane information, for example, the first time a slang term for copulation was uttered on British television, major dictionaries that include or don't include profane terms, and the case name and citation number of the FCC decision about George Carlin's controversial "Filthy Words" broadcast in 1973.
This work is highly recommended for academic and major public libraries. The steep price, however, may dissuade purchase by other libraries, especially if they already own the much more affordable (although now out-of-print) dictionary Wicked Words, by Hugh Rawson.” – Donald Altschiller

pp. 573; 12 Mb; PDF in RAR

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Fifteen Thousand Useful Phrases

A Practical Handbook of Pertinent Expressions, Striking Similes, Literary, Commercial, Conversational, and Oratorical Terms, for the Embellishment of Speech and Literature, and the Improvement of the Vocabulary of those Persons who Read, Write, and Speak English, formatted for Kindle with a linked table of contents.


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Thursday, September 29, 2011

Introducing English Pronunciation: A Teacher's Guide to Tree or Three? and Ship or Sheep?

Cambridge University Press | Ann Baker | ISBN: 0521285801 | 160 pages | PDF | 4,8 MB

Introducing English Pronunciation provides teachers with all the information and guidance they need to use Tree or Three? and Ship or Sheep? enjoyably and successfully in the classroom. Detailed notes are provided for each unit of both books, incorporating suggested teaching procedures and ideas for additional practice. One chapter lists the errors likely to be made by students of different mother tongues and, for students not included in this list, a diagnostic pronunciation test is included.


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READY FOR FCE – 2008- SB with keys

Roy Norris / Pdf.rar / 275 pages / 12.342 MB

Revised and updated for the new exam, the new edition of Ready for FCE is a comprehensive course which offers thorough preparation for the Cambridge First Certificate in English (FCE) exam, to ensure that students will be fully prepared and confident when sitting the exam.

•Updated and revised to include the changes to the Cambridge ESOL FCE exam
•'Ready for' units give detailed information and training on each paper of the FCE exam
•Complete First Certificate grammar syllabus and reference section
•Special emphasis on word-building, collocations and phrasal verbs
•Model answers and solid preparation as support for writing tasks

The Ready for FCE Student's Book is made up of 15 topic-based units with easy reference wordlists. This version contains the answer key.

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The Express Picture Dictionary(pdf+mp3)

The Express Picture Dictionary is for young learners with pictures, songs and lots of activities!


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