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Barron's English for foreign language speakers : the easy way

Author: Christina Lacie
Publisher: Hauppauge [NY] : Barron's Educational Series, 2008.
Series: Easy way.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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From the Publisher: Students of English as a second language will value this book as an excellent self-instruction guide, or alternately, as a handy workbook to supplement their formal ESL course. Many ESL teachers will also value this volume as their preferred textbook or textbook supplement. Following a diagnostic pretest, the author guides students through the details of reading, writing, developing vocabulary  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Textbooks
Study guides
Textbooks for foreign speakers
Textbooks for second language learners
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Christina Lacie
ISBN: 9780764137365 0764137360
OCLC Number: 148725664
Description: vii, 459 pages ; 28 cm.
Contents: Introduction --
1: English Pretest --
2: Nouns --
Vocabulary development --
Classes of nouns --
Number of nouns --
Gender of nouns --
Usage of nouns --
Gerunds --
Chapter 2 review quizzes --
Real-world practice activities --
3: Pronouns --
Vocabulary development --
Antecedents --
Pronoun types --
Miscellaneous pronouns --
Forms of personal pronouns --
Pronoun cases --
Personal pronouns: number, person, and case --
Pronoun genders --
Chapter 3 review quizzes --
Real-world practice activities --
4: Verbs --
Vocabulary development --
Action verbs --
Linking verbs --
Verb numbers --
Person of a verb --
Voice of a verb --
Tenses of a verb --
Verb conjugation --
Mood forms of a verb --
Classes of verbs --
Irregular verbs --
Verbal or special verb forms --
Chapter 4 review quizzes --
Real-world practice activities --
5: Subject + Predicate = Simple Sentences --
Vocabulary development --
Subject --
Predicate --
Direct object --
Indirect object --
Simple sentences --
Chapter 5 review quizzes --
Real-world practice activities --
6: Subject-Verb Agreement --
Vocabulary development --
Agreement in number --
Delayed subjects --
Pronoun agreement --
Chapter 6 review quizzes --
Real-world practice activities --
7: Adjectives --
Vocabulary development --
Articles --
Common and proper adjectives --
Demonstrative adjectives or pronouns used as adjectives --
Nouns used as adjectives --
Forms of adjectives --
Chapter 7 review quizzes --
Real-world practice activities --
8: Adverbs --
Vocabulary development --
Position of the adverb --
Adverbs the modify verbs --
Adverbs that modify adjectives --
Adverbs that modify other adverbs --
Other adverbs --
Forms of adverbs --
Chapter 8 review quizzes --
Real-world practice activities. 9: Prepositions, Conjunctions, And Interjections --
Vocabulary development --
Prepositions --
Conjunctions --
Interjections --
Chapter 9 review quizzes --
Real-world practice activities --
10: Phrases And Clauses --
Vocabulary development --
Phrases --
Clauses --
Chapter 10 review quizzes --
Real-world activities --
11: Sentence Structure And Classification --
Vocabulary development --
Compound sentences --
Complex sentences --
Compound-complex sentences --
Chapter 11 review quizzes --
Real-world practice activities --
12: Punctuation --
Vocabulary development --
Periods --
Ellipsis --
Question marks --
Exclamation points --
Commas --
Semicolon --
Colon --
Apostrophes --
Quotation marks --
Parentheses and brackets --
Hyphens --
Dashes --
Diagonal or forward slash --
Italics or underlining --
Chapter 12 review quizzes --
Real-world practice activities --
13: Sentence Purpose --
Vocabulary development --
Declarative sentences --
Exclamatory sentences --
Imperative sentences --
Interrogative sentences --
Chapter 13 review quizzes --
Real-world practice activities --
14: Capitalization Rules --
Vocabulary development --
Capitalization rules --
Chapter 14 review quizzes --
Real-world practice activities --
15: Writing Paragraphs --
Vocabulary development --
Beginning: the topic sentence --
Middle: support sentences --
End: concluding and transitional sentences --
Chapter 15 review quizzes --
Real-world practice activities --
16: Pronunciation Review --
Vocabulary development --
Vowels --
Consonants --
Chapter 16 review quizzes --
Real-world practice activities --
17: Prefixes, Suffixes, And Spelling Improvement --
Vocabulary development --
Prefixes --
Suffixes --
Spelling improvement --
Chapter 17 review quizzes --
Real-world practice activities --
18: Word Roots And Vocabulary Improvement --
Vocabulary development --
Word roots --
Vocabulary improvement --
Chapter 18 review quizzes --
Real-world practice activities. 19: Homonyms, Synonyms, Antonyms, And Confusing Words --
Vocabulary development --
Homonyms --
Synonyms --
Antonyms --
Confusing words --
Chapter 19 review quizzes --
Real-world practice activities --
20: Idioms --
Vocabulary development --
Alphabetical list of idioms --
Chapter 20 review quizzes --
Real-world practice activities --
21: Allusions --
Vocabulary development --
Literary allusions --
Mythological and folkloric allusions --
Biblical allusions --
Chapter 21 review quizzes --
Real-world practice activities --
22: Study Skills, Reading And Writing Improvement --
Vocabulary development --
Study skills --
Reading skills --
Writing skills --
Chapter 22 review quizzes --
Real-world practice activities --
23: Academic Writing --
Vocabulary development --
Formal letters --
Addressing an envelope --
Journalistic writing --
Autobiographical/personal essays --
Comparison/contrast essays --
Problem/solution essays --
Narrative essays --
Descriptive essays --
Expository essays --
Persuasive essays --
Chapter 23 review quizzes --
Real-world practice activities --
24: Basics Of Writing A Research Paper --
Vocabulary development --
General format and style --
Twelve-step research paper --
Chapter 24 review quizzes --
Real-world practice activities --
25: Comprehensive Vocabulary Review Exercises --
26: Comprehensive English Exam --
Appendix --
Index.
Series Title: Easy way.
Other Titles: English for foreign language speakers
Responsibility: Christina Lacie.
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Abstract:

From the Publisher: Students of English as a second language will value this book as an excellent self-instruction guide, or alternately, as a handy workbook to supplement their formal ESL course. Many ESL teachers will also value this volume as their preferred textbook or textbook supplement. Following a diagnostic pretest, the author guides students through the details of reading, writing, developing vocabulary and grammar, listening, speaking, and correct pronunciation of American style English. She devotes separate chapters to each of the parts of speech, as well as to sentence structure, punctuation, capitalization, word roots, homonyms and synonyms, idioms, rules for academic writing in English, and more. Each chapter contains a list of vocabulary words carefully selected to expand every ESL student's word power in English. The book concludes with a set of comprehensive vocabulary review exercises and a lengthy comprehensive English exam with answers. Students who master these final two chapters can feel confident regarding their command of English.

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