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The Plain English Guide
The Plain English GuideMillions of us are professional writers without even being aware of it. Everyday we write countless letters, memos, instructions, legal documents, and reports. And often this writing is criticized for being full of jargon, or obscure, or long-winded, or just not in "plain English." But what is plain English, and how does one write it? The Plain English Guide offers down-to-earth advice and twenty easy-to-follow guidelines covering plain words, sentence length, active and passive verbs, punctuation, planning, and good organization of points.
Cool Kids 1: Student Book + Workbook
Cool Kids 1: Student Book + WorkbookCool Kids is a series in American English for primary school learners. It caters for different learning styles and encourages student participation, giving students opportunities to use the English language in a meaningful way. It also fosters learner autonomy and enhances creativity and problem-solving skills.
Analyzing meaning: An introduction to semantics and pragmatics
Analyzing meaning: An introduction to semantics and pragmaticsThis book provides an introduction to the study of meaning in human language, from a linguistic perspective. It covers a fairly broad range of topics, including lexical semantics, compositional semantics, and pragmatics. The chapters are organized into six units: (1) Foundational concepts; (2) Word meanings; (3) Implicature (including indirect speech acts); (4) Compositional semantics; (5) Modals, conditionals, and causation; (6) Tense & aspect. Most of the chapters include exercises which can be used for class discussion and/or homework assignments, and each chapter contains references for additional reading on the topics covered.
Little Book of Kings and Queens
Little Book of Kings and QueensA brief history of the Kings and Queens of Britain for the past 4000 years.
Discourse and Democracy: Critical Analysis of the Language of Government
Discourse and Democracy: Critical Analysis of the Language of GovernmentIn this new study, Farrelly gives a critical examination of democracy as it is conceived and practiced in contemporary advanced liberal nations. The received wisdom on democracy is probelmatized through a close analysis of discourse in combination with critical theories of democracy and of the State. The central theme of the book is the paradox of pervasive reference to democracy as a legitimation of political action by liberal governments versus the converse weakening of actual democratic practice within the liberal world.
Q Skills for Success Reading and Writing 2E Intro: Teacher Resources
Q Skills for Success Reading and Writing 2E Intro: Teacher ResourcesQ: Skills for Success Second Edition helps students to get ready for academic success. Enhanced skills support provides four extra pages of reading or listening comprehension in every unit, deepening students’ understanding of the unit topic and better preparing them for the unit assignment. A greater variety of activities encourages students to use critical thinking skills, such as making inferences or synthesizing information from different texts.
Go Getter 1: Photocopiables
Go Getter 1: PhotocopiablesHelp 21st century learners achieve their language goals with GoGetter, a new multi-level English course. Sure to stimulate imagination and encourage curiosity, the series will delight young teens with an innovative blend of multimedia material including video stories, authentic BBC content and quirky grammar animations.