esl-book.com - ESL http://esl-book.com/?q=taxonomy/term/1/0 English as A Second Language text books, workbooks and learning tools. en 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 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 A fine grammar book, but not a conversation book! http://esl-book.com/?q=business-english-conversation-efl-esl-classroom-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"> A fine grammar book </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"> Not a conversation book </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/415CWA9S83L._SL75_.jpg" alt="Image of Business English and Conversation for the EFL-ESL Classroom" title="Business English and Conversation for the EFL-ESL Classroom" height="75" width="49" /><div><strong><a href="http://www.amazon.com/Business-English-Conversation-EFL-ESL-Classroom/dp/158112712X%3FSubscriptionId%3D0CD9RCQYM0TBVH55NB82%26tag%3Dcompellingconversations-20%26linkCode%3Dxm2%26camp%3D2025%26creative%3D165953%26creativeASIN%3D158112712X" rel="nofollow">Business English and Conversation for the EFL-ESL Classroom</a></strong></div> </div> </div> </div> </div> <p>This textbook remains a fine grammar book with focused, grammar based exercises. Smaller and cheaper than the Azar books, people looking for drills to improve "look-see-do" speaking exercises should be satisfied. </p> <p><a href="http://esl-book.com/?q=business-english-conversation-efl-esl-classroom-review" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://esl-book.com/?q=business-english-conversation-efl-esl-classroom-review#comments Business English and Conversation Classroom EFL ESL Textbook Sat, 10 Jan 2009 20:18:59 +0000 Editor 11 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