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Essential Modern Vocabulary Use: Level Your Language Playing Field

Des Rodgers (Author)

ISBN: 0-7414-6396-2 ©2011
Price: $17.95
Book Size: 5.5'' x 8.5'' , 344 pages
Category/Subject: EDUCATION / Language Experience Approach

This book, which reads like a dozen books in one, is for the language learner who knows that he doesn’t know, as well as the native speaker who assumes that he knows.

The advanced language learner is keen to achieve a level of competency in English that will give him parity with the native speaker in his social, academic, and professional settings. Because the majority of advanced English language courses today only afford him marginal success in this regard, Essential Modern Vocabulary Use: Level Your Language Playing Field is presented as a viable alternative to assist the independent learner achieve his communicative goals. Working with its carefully researched list of reference words characteristically used by the accomplished native speaker, the learner is assured of a high percentage of success for his efforts.

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  Essential Modern Vocabulary Use: Review , 06/04/2011
Reviewer: K. B. (Bush) Gulati
Essential Modern Vocabulary Use is the fruit of the author's experience first as a student of a number of disciplines and subsequently as a teacher of varieties of English to adult learners in different parts of the world for close to forty years. To make this learning tool relevant to a broad spectrum of today's students, the author has garnered a word bank of non-technical terms from current affairs. The exposure will take the learner a long way to give him the confidence he needs to communicate effectively. This book teaches correct pronunciation with the help of the alphabet the student already knows, thus saving hm the uncertainty that comes from learning a new alphabet. He will also find the learning tips very useful. K. B. (Bush) Gulati Professor emeritus of English George Brown College Toronto

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  excellent book , 06/08/2011
Reviewer: Michelle T.
Well, English is my second language. This unique book includes plenty of words enough for intermediate to advanced English learners to consolidate and expand their knowledge of vocabulary. It would be an excellent teaching tool for classroom use as well as a great reference for self-study.

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