What is an error in English?
The concept of language errors is a fuzzy one. I'll leave to linguists
the technical definitions. Here we're concerned only with deviations
from the standard use of English as judged by sophisticated users such
as professional writers, editors, teachers, and literate executives and
personnel officers. The aim of this site is to help you avoid low
grades, lost employment opportunities, lost business, and titters of
amusement at the way you write or speak
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Millions can read and write English but don't feel comfortable speaking it. They are trying to practise using Facebook, Google Plus, Skype and online language exchanges like Livemocha.com and Italki.com. They know they need to practise. But, effective practice is not as easy as most people think. It requires proper preparation and process to be transformational.
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Have you ever wondered why some people can produce a well-structured, relevant essay written in a style that seems to glide across the page with the minimum of fuss? Do you think some people simply have these skills, and others don’t, and that there is nothing we can do about it? This book just might change your mind. Addressing each landmark stage of the essay writing process, How to Write Better Essays teaches you how to… • analyse the question and break down difficult terms and concepts • brainstorm effectively and generate your own ideas • evaluate and criticise arguments • express your thoughts coherently and develop your own style of writing • plan and structure your essay from introduction to conclusion …and along the way, practical techniques show how to analyse, criticise, discuss and evaluate material, improve your style, revise your final draft and avoid plagiarism. This second edition features a unique troubleshooting section allowing you easily to locate solutions to your writing problems, additional chapters on paragraphs and style, and end of chapter summaries. In short, this book is the constant source of assistance and inspiration you need to tackle your essays with confidence!
This concise guide emphasizes clear and logical structure as the key to a well-written thesis. The book uses a direct and conversational tone while offering concrete examples of common structural problems and the numerous devices, tricks, and tests for avoiding them. It proves that the astute researcher must no longer regard writing as the last chore but rather as a crucial part of the research process. This updated edition demonstrates how computer software can be advantageous and includes a checklist to keep students organized.
This book has been designed to meet the requirements of
students whose mother tongue is not English, Its main
purpose is to help to correct the common mistakes to which
foreign learners of English are liable.
The method adopted throughout this work is uniform. All
the errors dealt with are singled out, for they have to be
recognised before they can be corrected: then correct forms
are substituted for incorrect ones; finally, simple
explanations are given wherever necessary to justify
particular usages. Exercises are set al the end to ensure that
the principles may become firmly fixed in the students'
!t is no! claimed that this manual is exhaustive.
Nevertheless, the difficulties tackled are real, and the
examples arc representative of the mistakes commonly
made by foreign students of English, being the result of
observations made over a long period of time.
Much care has been given to the preparation of the Index,
which it ?s hoped will make the book a useful work ol
Everyone knows that high IQ is no guarantee of success, happiness, or virtue, but until Emotional Intelligence, we could only guess why. Daniel Goleman's brilliant report from the frontiers of psychology and neuroscience offers startling new insight into our “two minds”—the rational and the emotional—and how they together shape our destiny.
Through vivid examples, Goleman delineates the five crucial skills of emotional intelligence, and shows how they determine our success in relationships, work, and even our physical well-being. What emerges is an entirely new way to talk about being smart.
The best news is that “emotional literacy” is not fixed early in life. Every parent, every teacher, every business leader, and everyone interested in a more civil society, has a stake in this compelling vision of human possibility.
Michelle Maxom began teaching part-time in 1997 after doing an intensive
Trinity TESOL certifi cate. She later moved to Italy where she furthered her
studies in EFL and honed her skills working with students of all ages and
from a wide variety of backgrounds. She toured secondary schools and gave
seminars in Caribbean literature and Britain’s multi-ethnic culture showing
how the English language can open doors and minds. On returning to the UK
she took on the post of Director of Studies at a central London EFL school,
bringing it to accreditation by the British Council for the fi rst time and
learning how to work behind the scenes in the industry. She has made an
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work experience programmes for trainee TEFL teachers, taught on intensive
TEFL courses in person and tutored those taking distance learning courses.
She is a member of the College of Teachers.
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For those who’ve despaired of ever learning a foreign language, here, finally, is a book that will make the words stick. At thirty years old, Gabriel Wyner speaks six languages fluently. He didn’t learn them in school -- who does? -- rather, he learned them in the past few years, working on his own and practicing on the subway, using simple techniques and free online resources. In Fluent Forever Wyner reveals what he’s discovered.
The greatest challenge to learning a foreign language is the challenge of memory; there are just too many words and too many rules. For every new word we learn, we seem to forget two old ones, and as a result, fluency can seem out of reach. Fluent Forever tackles this challenge head-on. With empathy for the language-challenged and abundant humor, Wyner deconstructs the learning process, revealing how to build a foreign language in your mind from the ground up.
An exhaustive work covering the full range of topics relating to vampires, including literature, film and television, and folklore.
• Nearly 240 A–Z entries on all aspects of vampirism
• Photographs and illustrations of vampire films, television shows, and other matters relating to vampires
• Brief bibliographies referring the reader to secondary sources on individual entries
• A general bibliography of scholarship on vampires
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African literatures in English and other European languages have added a new dimension to the
commonwealth literature. Commonwealth Literature has reached a greater height in its search for
universality and truth.
The African writers have deep acquaintance with the European and American literature and they
are in touch with the literary movements all over the world. In the words of Shiv.K.Kumar,
Soyinka “Spoke in a deep bass voice, lunging his hands into the air as though he were tearing
apart everything around him social injustice, hypocrisy and above all tyranny.” African poets and
playwrights have produced some of the most endearing literary works by any standards in the
world. Particular emphasis is placed on Nigerian Gender Poetry, Yoruba theatre Eastern African
traditionalism, African American movement and African Canadian writing.
Venkata Reddy opines “Wole Soyinka, whose work alone seems to be enough to establish
Nigeria as the Commonwealth Literature is a veritable store-house of different cultures and
English Digest is produced with the use of simple and understandable English words carefully chosen for better understanding. The usage of the book cut across all levels of secondary school classes and students preparing for UTME (JAMB), IJMB, JUPEB and Diploma will find it useful.