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This 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, and a supplement of various topics, including punctuation and academic writing. There is also a new section which explores the ways in which sociocultural changes have been reflected in the language - for example, how we talk about disabilities, mental health awareness and gender fluidity. 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 indispensable tool for learning English today.
Up-to-date vocabulary Over 12,000 words and phrases Usage notes based on evidence from the Longman Learner's Corpus Natural example sentences Over 300 illustrations
South African School Dictionary Find all the answers you need Over 40,000 words, phrases, and examples, including school vocabulary and South African words Easy-to-understand difinitions written using just 2,000 common words Origins of thousands of words, as required by the National Curriculum Expand your active vocabulary Unique Thesaurus boxes help you learn when to use words such as glad, pleased or delighted instead of happy Thousands of synonyms and antonyms 300 illustrations and photos help understand the meaning of words Improve your chances of passing your exams Avoid spelling and grammar mistakes with the Usage and Grammar notes Lessons and Activities provide practice for using your dictionary effectively
Updated with hundreds of new words, the Oxford Student's Dictionary is a corpus-based dictionary with the curricular, academic and general English vocabulary students need to know to study other subjects in English. It helps students prepare for international exams such as TOEFL (R) and IELTS. The CD-ROM includes the complete dictionary and allows students to search for words by subject or topic and to create their own word lists in the My Topics Dictionary. NEW on the CD-ROM: the iGuide, an interactive tutorial to help students explore dictionary entries.
Want to brush up on your English idioms? Hoping to pass an English exam with flying colours? Ideal for anyone who wants to learn English to native-speaker standard, this fun and engaging visual guide to the most common and useful English idioms and phrases will help you understand and remember English idiomatic expressions and their meanings, making your English more fluent and natural. English for Everyone: English Idioms combines an innovative visual teaching method with the best of DK design to make one of the most difficult aspects of learning English as a foreign language incredibly easy. Hundreds of expressions are presented in context, with crystal-clear definitions and attractive illustrations. The book also covers English collocations and commonly confused words, helping you avoid the kind of mistakes that native English speakers would never make. Each teaching module is followed by tightly focused practice exercises to help you remember what you have learned. Extensive supporting audio is integrated throughout the course, with every expression in the context of its sample sentence recorded by native English speakers. The audio is free, available online, and can be played, paused, and repeated as often as you like, to help you perfect your pronunciation of each expression. Suitable for learners at all levels, English for Everyone: English Idioms is an exciting and intuitive guide to improving your understanding of English and the style of your written and spoken English.
Ladybird Dictionary will help young learners aged 4-11 to find and understand words in English. This engaging dictionary is informed by the Cambridge Young Learners wordlists, and features an introduction on how to use the dictionary, an A-Z section, and a picture dictionary at the back, which groups words that are useful to learn together. With beautiful illustrations, and simple definitions written by ELT experts, this dictionary helps children improve their English vocabulary. The words in the dictionary are informed by the CEFR and Cambridge English: Young Learner exams wordlists. This dictionary can be used alongside the Ladybird ELT Graded Readers series, or the Ladybird Grammar Workbooks, for children aged 4+ learning English as a second or foreign language.