The 2nd edition of the Collins COBUILD American Basic Dictionary is the ideal dictionary for elementary-level learners of American English. Up-to-date, easy-to-use and fully illustrated, the dictionary is particularly suitable for students who are studying at English-medium schools.The Collins COBUILD American Basic Dictionary covers all the essential words and phrases that students at this level need to master. The full-sentence definitions are written using simple language and the examples, taken from the 4.5-billion-word Collins Corpus, show learners how English is really used.It also includes a wide range of curriculum terms for students whose first language is not English, but who are studying other subjects at school through the medium of English.Packed full of engaging vocabulary-building features, the dictionary encourages students to learn new words and improve their fluency. The features help learners to explore the language for themselves, giving them the tools they need to decode new words and texts and to become confident learners and speakers of English.‘Spelling Partners’ show students words that are spelt the same but have different meanings; ‘Sound Partners’ show students words that sound alike but have different meanings. ‘Word World’ and ‘Picture Dictionary’ features illustrate topic-specific vocabulary and ‘Word Partners’ highlight common collocations (words that frequently appear together). Finally, ‘Word Builders’ and ‘Usage’ notes teach students how words are formed, what they mean and how to use words in the correct contexts.With hundreds of images illustrating key terms, the Collins COBUILD American Basic Dictionary is the ideal reference tool for elementary learners of American English.
Wherever you go in the English-speaking world, there are linguistic riches from times past awaiting rediscovery. All you have to do is choose a location, find some old documents, and dig a little. In The Disappearing Dictionary, linguistics expert Professor David Crystal collects together delightful dialect words that either provide an insight into an older way of life, or simply have an irresistible phonetic appeal. Like a mirror image of The Meaning of Liff that just happens to be true, The Disappearing Dictionary unearths some lovely old gems of the English language, dusts them down and makes them live again for a new generation.
564Offering the user up-to-date coverage of today's Chinese and English. Clear layout and presentation of information makes it ideal for all learners of both languages, for study, business and pleasure. Designed for those studying both English and Chinese, whether at school, for work or for travel, this is the ideal text for anyone who needs reliable information in a handy, portable format. -Offers up-to-date coverage of Chinese and English, with thousands of phrases and examples guiding the user to the most appropriate translation. -Help with the pronunciation of Chinese words, the dictionary includes pinyin for all Chinese headwords, translations, phrases and examples. Pinyin is the official phonetic system for transcribing Chinese characters into the Roman alphabet, and is accepted in all Chinese-speaking countries. - In addition, the dictionary also includes both simplified and traditional or complex Chinese characters. Simplified characters are generally used in mainland China and Singapore, while traditional characters are mainly used in Taiwan, Hong Kong and Macau. - The radical index is a clear guide to looking up Chinese characters, helping the user to navigate the dictionary and find Chinese characters without knowing their pronunciation.o A practical supplement covers correspondence in Chinese and English, including sample letters, emails and CVs. 3-е издание.
This is a practical reference book for students and teachers which helps foreign learners of English to avoid or correct those errors made most frequently. It contains over 1700 common errors in alphabetical order, each entry containing a typical example of the error, a correct version and an explanation. It is based on an analysis of students' word and exam scripts for the Cambridge First Certificate in English.
This unique reference volume is two books in one: a dictionary of slang and a slang thesaurus, with both sections treating the same words and phrases. Entries are arranged alphabetically in the dictionary and thematically in the thesaurus. Entries in both sections include definition, pronunciation, part of speech, word origins, usage information, and usage alerts when applicable. All entry words are visually coded to help readers distinguish slang that is potentially objectionable from milder slang, and all synonyms are coded for the level of formality (formal, informal, no register) and separated by part of speech. This arrangement gives readers more information about the potential effects of their chosen word on their audience than they can get from a regular thesaurus. With this book, readers can find out, for instance, how the screaming meemies got their name, why someone might be offended by use of the apparently inoffensive word crumbs, and which words that mean to kill also mean to cause riotous laughter. They can also distinguish comparative shades of meaning in such phrases as an old fart, a son of a bitch, and a silly ass. Here is a handy reference book for students, word buffs, and professional writers - a title that merits a place in every reference library. Printed throughout in two colors. Warning - Includes words that some might find offensive.
230,000 words, phrases and meanings and 165,000 corpus-based examples. Register notes focus on the differences between spoken and written English so you always choose the right word. Longman Communication 9000: updated core vocabulary, including the 3000 most frequent words in spoken and written English, show which words to learn first. Clear, easy-to-understand definitions written using only 2000 common words. Complete vocabulary and grammar resource. Integrated Collocations Dictionary with over 65,000 collocations. Integrated Thesaurus with over 18,000 synonyms, antonyms, and related words. Grammar notes help to avoid common grammar mistakes. Grammar Guide provides clear and concise information on key grammar topics. Access the full package, and more, online. 300,000 words, phrases and meanings. 88,000 pronounced examples + one million additional corpus examples. 147,000 collocations + 48,000 synonyms, antonyms, and related words. Longman Vocabulary Checker, find out which type of vocabulary is used in the text you are reading and which words you should learn. Grammar Centre with video presentations of key grammar points + interactive practice, tests and scores to help measure progress. Study Centre with thousands of exercises, including exam practice for Cambridge English First, CAE, CPE, IELTS and TOEIC.
From credit crunch to golden parachute, barking up the wrong tree to storm in a tea cup in this book, Gordon Jarvie explains all you need to know about these and 3,000 other common English idioms. Packed with nuggets of fascinating information, the Bloomsbury Dictionary of Idioms traces the origins of these phrases, explains meanings and gives examples of up-to-date usage. Ideal for word buffs and English students alike, this book will help all users of English to mind their (linguistic) ps and qs.