Created by ESL instructor Diane Engelhardt, Practice Makes Perfect: Advanced English Reading and Comprehension features lengthy, complex passages to help you develop essential English reading and critical thinking skills. Inside are 15 readings on topics such as DNA evidence, sustainable urban communities, the human genome project, and more--subjects that will keep you engaged as you take your English to the next level.
You will get plenty of practice, practice, practice on understanding and comprehending high-level vocabulary through enlightening exercises. You’ll master how to organize information you read, summarize text, and more. Before you know it, your reading skills will be stronger and your comprehension will grow, enabling you to get more out of English-language texts.
Practice Makes Perfect: Advanced English Reading and Comprehension will help you:
Diane Engelhardt has been an ESL instructor for more than 20 years. She has taught conversational and business English to a wide variety of students in Canada and Germany. She also has prepared students for TOEFL, Cambridge First Certificate, and London Chamber of Commerce. She currently teaches at Royal Roads University International Student Centre in Victoria, Canada.
How do you share an experience from your home country? What should you say to start a conversation? How do you offer someone your advice? This handy reference will help you navigate social and business situations, with hundreds of ready-to-use English phrases that will help you converse with friends, collaborate with co-workers, and engage those around you. Inside find examples of Perfect Phrases for . . .
Introductions - Let me introduce myself.
Invitations - How about going to dinner on Friday?
Decisions - What are our options?
Disbelief - You're pulling my leg!
Gifts - That's very thoughtful of you.
Are you tired of making the same mistakes in English again and again? End the bad habits that can leave the people you talk to confused. Correct Your English Errors warns you of hundreds of typical errors learners make and explains the reasons behind the mistakes, so you can correct yourself in the future.
Improve your English skills with this fun and comprehensive guide and avoid all the common mistakes, such as:Mispronouncing and misspelling words Applying your native language's grammar patterns to English Putting verbs in the wrong tense Using incorrect prepositions in expressions Confusing subject-verb agreement
Correct Your English Errors offers exercises covering all parts of grammar and provides review passages to check that you are error-free. Soon, biting your nails will be your only bad habit!
The first step to passing any language-based exam is the mastery of vocabulary. Written by an ESL expert, McGraw-Hill : Essential Vocabulary for the TOEFL Test provides the methods you need to build vocabulary--both academic and campus--and the practice you need to perform strongly on test day.
Organized in a way that helps you maximize your study time, this practical guide takes you through a strategic three-step process--learning and understanding vocabulary,building and recording vocabulary, and using vocabulary--while offering exercises that help you remember word meanings and improve your feel of English.
McGraw-Hill: Essential Vocabulary for the TOEFL Test features 20 academic-style readings focusing on advanced vocabulary from the Academic Word List, which is the kind of content you'll find in the TOEFL test reading and listening (lecture) sections. It also includes dialogues about university life that will prepare you for the TOEFL test listening section for campus-related topics.
McGraw-Hill: Essential Vocabulary for the TOEFL Test providesMore than 1,100 words you're most likely to see on the TOEFL test Exercises that build skills in paraphrasing, comprehension, and using new words in your writing 70 minutes of audio recordings of selected readings from throughout the book
Reading English texts that are created especially for ESL students like you is a critical part to learning the language, but that does not mean you have to be bored with the subjects! Created by expert ESL instructor Diane Engelhardt, Practice Makes Perfect: Intermediate English Reading and Comprehension features 15 engaging readings on interesting topics such as the technology of 21stcentury deep-sea treasure hunting, Pixar Studios' computer-generated movie magic, the Flying Doctors of Australia, and more.
You will, of course, get plenty of practice, practice, practice on understanding and comprehending vocabulary. You'll master how to read for main ideas, summarize texts, make outlines, remember facts and figures, and more. Before you know it, your reading skills will be stronger and your comprehension will grow, enabling you to get more out of English-language texts.
Practice Makes Perfect: Intermediate English Reading and Comprehension will help you:Develop your reading comprehension skills at the intermediate level Build your English vocabulary Prepare for the comprehension sections of ESL tests