Painless English for Speakers of Other Languages

Painless English for Speakers of Other Languages

Book - 2012
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Presents information on the parts of speech; provides advice on ways to improve vocabulary, spelling, and American English pronunciation; and offers step-by-step instructions on written English, including punctuation and sentence structure to write essays and short stories.

Barron's Educational Publishing
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Really. This won’t hurt at all . . .
The thought of having to learn
English once turned brave
students into cowards . . .
but no more!


The authors take you through all parts of speech—nouns, pronouns, verbs, modifiers, prepositions, conjunctions, and interjections. They also tell you how to improve your English vocabulary and pronunciation, and they give you tips on how to recognize silent letters and homophones. The book’s final chapters coach you in written English, advancing from simple rules of punctuation and sentence structure to writing essays and stories. The authors’ gradual, step-by-step approach makes the mastery of English a truly painless process—especially if your first language is other than English.
Titles in Barron's extensive Painless Series cover a wide range of subjects as they are taught on middle school and high school levels. These books are written for students who find the subjects unusually difficult and confusing--or in many cases, just plain boring. Barron's Painless Series authors' main goal is to clear up students' confusion and perk up their interest by emphasizing the intriguing and often exciting ways in which they can put each subject to practical use. Most of these books take a light-hearted approach to their subjects, often employing humor, and always presenting fun-learning exercises that include puzzles, games, and challenging "Brain Tickler" problems to solve. Both ESL students and teachers of ESL courses have found this book extremely helpful, especially in the way it anticipates and answers students’ most frequently asked questions about correct American English usage. This edition is better than ever.

Publisher: Hauppauge, N.Y. : Barron's Educational Series, 2012
Edition: 2nd ed
Description: x, 277 p. : ill. ; 23 cm
ISBN: 9781438000022
Branch Call Number: ESL 428.24 Str
Additional Contributors: Paniza, Jose.


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