English As a Second Language
Improve Your American English Accent
Compact Disc ISBN: 0071428097
Improve Your American English Accent offers language learners an easy and enjoyable way to master the most challenging American English speech characteristics. Focusing exclusively on the core features that have the greatest impact on understanding American English speakers and being understood by them, it comprises six 35-minute lessons on three CDs, and a booklet containing written pronunciation guidelines and transcriptions of the sounds, words, and sentences introduced on the recording. Each lesson is short enough to be completed at one sitting and is presented in a friendly and lively manner that the learner will find engaging.
A Workbook for Mastering Adjective Phrases, Noun Phrases, Prepositional Phrases and Verb Phrases
Paperback ISBN: 0844223948
Practice Makes Perfect: Idiomatic English contains selections from all four of the volumes of Mastering Idiomatic English. This overview volume introduces language relevant for daily life, including family, business, and shopping.
Painless English for Speakers of Other Languages
Paperback ISBN: 0764135627
This book will be of special value to middle school students and high school students growing up in families where English is not the first language. Like other titles in BarronÂ’s Painless series, the approach to learning is informal and user-friendly. The authors take students step by step through all parts of speechÂ—nouns, pronouns, verbs, modifiers, prepositions, conjunctions, and interjections. Next they offer advice for improving vocabulary, spelling, and American English pronunciation, emphasizing the importance of active listening, and learning vowel sounds and R sounds, and recognizing silent letters and homophones. The bookÂ’s final three chapters concentrate on written English, advancing from correct punctuation and sentence structure to writing essays and stories. The bookÂ’s gradual, step-by-step approach makes the mastery of English a truly painless process for students whose first language is other than English.