esl-book.com http://esl-book.com Find and review the best ESL Books for English Students, Teachers, Tutors and Language Programs. en American Idioms Now and Forever http://esl-book.com/?q=speak-english-like-american-book-audio-cd-review%20%20 <div class="field field-type-asin field-field-product-id"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="amazon-item amazon-item-book amazon-item-default"> <img src="http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/516XTY05HEL._SL75_.jpg" alt="Image of Speak English Like an American (Book &amp;amp; Audio CD set)" title="Speak English Like an American (Book &amp;amp; Audio CD set)" height="75" width="50" /><div><strong><a href="http://www.amazon.com/Speak-English-Like-American-Audio/dp/0972530037%3FSubscriptionId%3D0CD9RCQYM0TBVH55NB82%26tag%3Dcompellingconversations-20%26linkCode%3Dxm2%26camp%3D2025%26creative%3D165953%26creativeASIN%3D0972530037" rel="nofollow">Speak English Like an American (Book &amp; Audio CD set)</a></strong></div> </div> </div> </div> </div> <p>This excellent ESL textbook provides engaging model dialogs, explains practical American idioms - with solid definitions and examples, and includes a CD with clear articulation. The dialogs, illustrated with pen and ink cartoons, display a healthy sense of humor. Speak English Like an American is almost ideal for adult education students, international visitors seeking to improve their language skills, and young people considering studying in the United States.</p> <p><a href="http://esl-book.com/?q=speak-english-like-american-book-audio-cd-review%20%20" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://esl-book.com/?q=speak-english-like-american-book-audio-cd-review%20%20#comments Book & Audio CD set Intermediate ESL Speak English Like an American Speaking Skills Sat, 10 Dec 2011 19:56:35 +0000 Editor 8 at http://esl-book.com A Powerful, Practical Pronunciation Book for Self-Study http://esl-book.com/?q=node/35 <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-summary"><legend>Summary</legend><div class="field field-type-text field-field-pros"> <div class="field-label">Pros:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> &lt;p&gt;- Detailed, Practical, and Sensible Techniques - Expert advice by Santa Monica Community College Professor -Excellent CDS - Inspiring Quotations -Targeted for Advanced English Language Learners -Perfect for Self-Study -Can be Effectively Used in Pronunciation and Oral Skills Courses for Intermediate and Advanced Students -Reasonably Priced&lt;/p&gt; </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-cons"> <div class="field-label">Cons:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> &lt;p&gt;- None&lt;/p&gt; </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <p>Are you sometimes misunderstood by your American co-workers or customers - even though you have lived in the United Staes for years? Do you sometimes mispronounce words causing needless confusion and sometimes stress? Do you give professional presentations and want the native English speaking audience to clearly understand your words and ideas? Have you been looking for an excellent self-study guide to improve your American English pronunciation? </p> <p><a href="http://esl-book.com/?q=node/35" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://esl-book.com/?q=node/35#comments Advanced ESL Speaking Skills Fri, 25 Jun 2010 13:20:41 +0000 Eric 35 at http://esl-book.com An Exceptional, Practical Book http://esl-book.com/?q=node/34 <div class="field field-type-asin field-field-product-id"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="amazon-item amazon-item-book amazon-item-default"> <img src="http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51hrMeshi3L._SL75_.jpg" alt="Image of Reading English News on the Internet: A Guide to Connectors, Verbs, Expressions, and Vocabulary for the ESL Student" title="Reading English News on the Internet: A Guide to Connectors, Verbs, Expressions, and Vocabulary for the ESL Student" height="75" width="57" /><div><strong><a href="http://www.amazon.com/Reading-English-News-Internet-Expressions/dp/1847539777%3FSubscriptionId%3D0CD9RCQYM0TBVH55NB82%26tag%3Dcompellingconversations-20%26linkCode%3Dxm2%26camp%3D2025%26creative%3D165953%26creativeASIN%3D1847539777" rel="nofollow">Reading English News on the Internet: A Guide to Connectors, Verbs, Expressions, and Vocabulary for the ESL Student</a></strong></div> </div> </div> </div> </div> <p>This outstanding resource, designed for our 21st century English language learners and ESL teachers, fills a critical gap. Providing practical exercises that explain 94 confusing idioms that fill news articles from the BBC, VOA, and CNN, this text helps Japanese ESL students become better news customers, critical readers, and world citizens. As an English teacher who works with international students develop their writing skills, I found these exercises exceptional.</p> <p><a href="http://esl-book.com/?q=node/34" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://esl-book.com/?q=node/34#comments Academic Writing Authentic sources EFL reading English Writing ESL ESL newspaper Intermediate ESL Fri, 16 Apr 2010 19:03:51 +0000 Eric 34 at http://esl-book.com Is there a Standard English? http://esl-book.com/?q=world-englishes-implications-international-english-language-teaching-book-review <div class="field field-type-asin field-field-product-id"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="amazon-item amazon-item-book amazon-item-default"> <img src="http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51BduLNK1VL._SL75_.jpg" alt="Image of World Englishes: Implications for International Communication and English Language Teaching (Applied Linguistics Non Series)" title="World Englishes: Implications for International Communication and English Language Teaching (Applied Linguistics Non Series)" height="75" width="58" /><div><strong><a href="http://www.amazon.com/World-Englishes-Implications-International-Communication/dp/0521616875%3FSubscriptionId%3D0CD9RCQYM0TBVH55NB82%26tag%3Dcompellingconversations-20%26linkCode%3Dxm2%26camp%3D2025%26creative%3D165953%26creativeASIN%3D0521616875" rel="nofollow">World Englishes: Implications for International Communication and English Language Teaching (Applied Linguistics Non Series)</a></strong></div> </div> </div> </div> </div> <p>Is there a standard English? This book argues no - nor should there be. The enclosed CD showcases a wide diversity of voices and accents tell stories in .... English? Or is it Englishes? Communication breaks down.<br /> Yet this book also documents how international English speakers can do work together in imperfect English!</p> http://esl-book.com/?q=world-englishes-implications-international-english-language-teaching-book-review#comments Business Communication Business English International English Mon, 09 Feb 2009 21:13:30 +0000 Mark 20 at http://esl-book.com Creative, Flexible Ready-to-use Speaking Exercises http://esl-book.com/?q=english-language-conversation-text-book-review <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-summary"><legend>Summary</legend><div class="field field-type-text field-field-pros"> <div class="field-label">Pros:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> &lt;p&gt;This innovative ESL textbook encourages students to learn by doing, share their experiences, learn about classmates, and develop conversational fluency. Ideal for conversation classes where students must constantly speak, this excellent resource can also supplement advanced and high intermediate classes. Finally, the easy-to-use format with concise chapters of three-four pages provides exceptional flexibility for English teachers.&lt;/p&gt; </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-cons"> <div class="field-label">Cons:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> &lt;p&gt;Teachers will probably not be able to finish the book in a single semester, annoying some students. Plus, some chapters also touch on controversial subjects (dating, elections) and seem very American (California calling, Coming to America) requiring some selective editing if used in closed societies.&lt;/p&gt; </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-asin field-field-product-id"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="amazon-item amazon-item-book amazon-item-default"> <img src="http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/61%2B93dImzKL._SL75_.jpg" alt="Image of Compelling Conversations: Questions and Quotations on Timeless Topics- An Engaging ESL Textbook for Advanced Students" title="Compelling Conversations: Questions and Quotations on Timeless Topics- An Engaging ESL Textbook for Advanced Students" height="75" width="59" /><div><strong><a href="http://www.amazon.com/Compelling-Conversations-Questions-Quotations-Timeless/dp/141965828X%3FSubscriptionId%3D0CD9RCQYM0TBVH55NB82%26tag%3Dcompellingconversations-20%26linkCode%3Dxm2%26camp%3D2025%26creative%3D165953%26creativeASIN%3D141965828X" rel="nofollow">Compelling Conversations: Questions and Quotations on Timeless Topics- An Engaging ESL Textbook for Advanced Students</a></strong></div> </div> </div> </div> </div> <p>What a delight! This conversation book gets ESL students talking. Each chapter poses 25 or so questions and shares a dozen fun quotes. Lots of great conversations starters like &quot;How do you win the game of life?&quot; Superb resource for &quot;multi-level&quot; Intermediate and Advanced classes. An abundance of material that can be used both in and out of the classroom.</p> http://esl-book.com/?q=english-language-conversation-text-book-review#comments Adult Education Advanced ESL American English Compelling Conversations conversation clubs Education EFL English Conversation textbook ESL speaking skills natural English Speaking Skills Sat, 17 Jan 2009 22:30:13 +0000 Mark 15 at http://esl-book.com Concise, Clear, and Practical http://esl-book.com/?q=grammar-use-intermediate-esl-book-review <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-summary"><legend>Summary</legend><div class="field field-type-text field-field-pros"> <div class="field-label">Pros:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Concise, Clear, and Practical </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-asin field-field-product-id"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="amazon-item amazon-item-book amazon-item-default"> <img src="http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41R1w0NyAyL._SL75_.jpg" alt="Image of Grammar in Use Intermediate With answers: Self-study Reference and Practice for Students of English" title="Grammar in Use Intermediate With answers: Self-study Reference and Practice for Students of English" height="75" width="60" /><div><strong><a href="http://www.amazon.com/Grammar-Use-Intermediate-answers-Self-study/dp/052162598X%3FSubscriptionId%3D0CD9RCQYM0TBVH55NB82%26tag%3Dcompellingconversations-20%26linkCode%3Dxm2%26camp%3D2025%26creative%3D165953%26creativeASIN%3D052162598X" rel="nofollow">Grammar in Use Intermediate With answers: Self-study Reference and Practice for Students of English</a></strong></div> </div> </div> </div> </div> <p>Raymond Murphy's "Grammar in Use" series (Cambridge University Press) provides concise exercises, clear examples, a simple format, and a systematic approach to learning English grammar. It's almost ideal for self-study since each lesson (unit) can stand alone and unit answers can be easily found and understood. </p> <p><a href="http://esl-book.com/?q=grammar-use-intermediate-esl-book-review" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://esl-book.com/?q=grammar-use-intermediate-esl-book-review#comments EFL ESL Grammar In Use Intermediate Practice for Students of English Self-study Reference Sat, 10 Jan 2009 23:30:18 +0000 Editor 14 at http://esl-book.com Turns TOEIC Preparation into a satisfying exploration of our 21st century business culture! http://esl-book.com/?q=target-score-toeic-test-preparation-book-audio-cd-review <div class="field field-type-asin field-field-product-id"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="amazon-item amazon-item-book amazon-item-default"> <img src="http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51CPNL-ENQL._SL75_.jpg" alt="Image of Target Score Student&amp;#039;s Book with 2 Audio CDs and Test Booklet with Audio CD: A Preparation Course for the TOEIC Test" title="Target Score Student&amp;#039;s Book with 2 Audio CDs and Test Booklet with Audio CD: A Preparation Course for the TOEIC Test" height="75" width="60" /><div><strong><a href="http://www.amazon.com/Target-Score-Students-Audio-Booklet/dp/0521543738%3FSubscriptionId%3D0CD9RCQYM0TBVH55NB82%26tag%3Dcompellingconversations-20%26linkCode%3Dxm2%26camp%3D2025%26creative%3D165953%26creativeASIN%3D0521543738" rel="nofollow">Target Score Student's Book with 2 Audio CDs and Test Booklet with Audio CD: A Preparation Course for the TOEIC Test</a></strong></div> </div> </div> </div> </div> <p>Designed to help end the tyranny of standardized tests while preparing international students to dramatically improve their TOEIC scores, this multi-skill textbook provides compelling readings and practical tips. The authors introduce each chapter with illuminating photographs to provoke discussion. The listening statements describing each picture also exposes students to a wider range of realistic descriptions. This segment stands out compared to the usual &quot;drill and kill&quot; TOEIC test preparation books.</p> <p><a href="http://esl-book.com/?q=target-score-toeic-test-preparation-book-audio-cd-review" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://esl-book.com/?q=target-score-toeic-test-preparation-book-audio-cd-review#comments Business English English Testing ESL Target Score Testing Preparation TOEIC Sat, 10 Jan 2009 20:25:51 +0000 Editor 12 at http://esl-book.com Thin, delightful, and satisfying http://esl-book.com/?q=101-american-english-idioms-review <div class="field field-type-asin field-field-product-id"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="amazon-item amazon-item-book amazon-item-default"> <img src="http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51oZ%2Be2mRuL._SL75_.jpg" alt="Image of 101 American English Idioms: Understanding and Speaking English Like an American" title="101 American English Idioms: Understanding and Speaking English Like an American" height="75" width="49" /><div><strong><a href="http://www.amazon.com/101-American-English-Idioms-Understanding/dp/0844254460%3FSubscriptionId%3D0CD9RCQYM0TBVH55NB82%26tag%3Dcompellingconversations-20%26linkCode%3Dxm2%26camp%3D2025%26creative%3D165953%26creativeASIN%3D0844254460" rel="nofollow">101 American English Idioms: Understanding and Speaking English Like an American</a></strong></div> </div> </div> </div> </div> <p>American idioms can cause confusion and frustrate many English language learners. This thin, delightful collection 101 idioms uses humor, clear drawings, and witty captions to illustrate the real meanings of odd phrases. Many English teachers love the verbal and visual humor, and add it as a supplemental text for intermediate or advanced ESL students. The mocking tone, however, probably annoys the more prudish folks. Other adult educators might also feel that their precious class time is better spent on more practical life skills.</p> <p><a href="http://esl-book.com/?q=101-american-english-idioms-review" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://esl-book.com/?q=101-american-english-idioms-review#comments 101 American English Idioms English Idioms Intermediate ESL Speak English Like an American Understanding Sat, 10 Jan 2009 20:07:20 +0000 Editor 10 at http://esl-book.com Witty, Concise, and Clear Grammar Guide http://esl-book.com/?q=the-grammar-hammar-avoiding-mistakes-review <div class="field field-type-asin field-field-product-id"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="amazon-item amazon-item-books-1973-and-later amazon-item-default"> <div><strong><a href="http://www.amazon.com/Under-Grammar-Hammer-Important-Mistakes/dp/0760727651%3FSubscriptionId%3D0CD9RCQYM0TBVH55NB82%26tag%3Dcompellingconversations-20%26linkCode%3Dxm2%26camp%3D2025%26creative%3D165953%26creativeASIN%3D0760727651" rel="nofollow">Under the Grammar Hammer: The 25 Most Important Grammar Mistakes and How to Avoid Them</a></strong></div> </div> </div> </div> </div> <p>What do you want in a grammar book, anyway? Under the Grammar Hammer provides clear, concise, and even witty examples of the 25 most common grammar mistakes. Designed for college students and adults seeking practical guidance on grammar rules, this thin and affordable books is almost ideal for intermediate and advanced ESL classes. Forget buying thick, expensive, and often incomprehensible grammar tomes like the Azar series. This book provides vivid examples, short descriptions, and realistic rules that work in the vast, vast majority of writing situations.</p> <p><a href="http://esl-book.com/?q=the-grammar-hammar-avoiding-mistakes-review" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://esl-book.com/?q=the-grammar-hammar-avoiding-mistakes-review#comments ESL Sat, 10 Jan 2009 20:03:43 +0000 Editor 9 at http://esl-book.com Clear, practical, and affordable http://esl-book.com/?q=what-every-esl-student-should-know-book-review <div class="field field-type-asin field-field-product-id"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="amazon-item amazon-item-book amazon-item-default"> <img src="http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51m9dCuTOOL._SL75_.jpg" alt="Image of What Every ESL Student Should Know: A Guide to College and University Academic Success" title="What Every ESL Student Should Know: A Guide to College and University Academic Success" height="75" width="65" /><div><strong><a href="http://www.amazon.com/What-Every-Student-Should-Know/dp/0472032860%3FSubscriptionId%3D0CD9RCQYM0TBVH55NB82%26tag%3Dcompellingconversations-20%26linkCode%3Dxm2%26camp%3D2025%26creative%3D165953%26creativeASIN%3D0472032860" rel="nofollow">What Every ESL Student Should Know: A Guide to College and University Academic Success</a></strong></div> </div> </div> </div> </div> <p>What should every ESL student know? Beats me. One size fits all philosophies often seem a bit strange to me. Can anybody really answer this question for every international student and ESL college student? Really? Don't circumstances, needs, and desires differ? On the other hand, administrators, teachers, future college students, and current international ESL students constantly face this common question. What should every ESL student know? Fortunately, braver and more confident souls feel comfortable answering this reasonable question.</p> <p><a href="http://esl-book.com/?q=what-every-esl-student-should-know-book-review" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://esl-book.com/?q=what-every-esl-student-should-know-book-review#comments Adult Education adult education Advanced ESL basic skills college ESL survival skills Sat, 10 Jan 2009 06:13:42 +0000 Editor 7 at http://esl-book.com