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It's Been Said Before

By Orin Hargraves

It's Been Said Before "examines why certain phrases become clichés and why they should be avoided -- or why they still have life left in them."

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Sounds Fascinating

By J. C. Wells

How do you pronounce biopic, synod, and Breughel? - and why? Do our cake and archaic sound the same? Where does the stress go in stalagmite? What's odd about the word epergne? As a finale, the author writes a letter to his 16-year-old self.

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Title: Rules, Patterns and Words
Subtitle: Grammar and Lexis in English Language Teaching
Written By: Dave Willis
Series Title: Cambridge Language Teaching Library

Grammar is central to language pedagogy and teachers need a clear description of what constitutes grammar and how it can best be taught in the English language classroom. This book illustrates a new way of describing the grammar of spoken and written English. In an accessible style, the author demonstrates how lexical phrases, frames and patterns provide a link between grammar and vocabulary. He also discusses how the different aspects of the language require different learning processes and different teaching techniques. These processes and techniques are contextualised within a task-based approach to teaching and learning. Numerous interactive tasks are provided to guide readers and over forty examples of teaching exercises are included to illustrate techniques which can be applied in the classroom immediately.

Publication Year: 2003
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
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Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
Subject Language(s): English
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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 0521829240
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 288
Prices: U.S. $ 64.95
U.K. £ 40

Format: Paperback
ISBN: 0521536197
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 288
Prices: U.S. $ 24.95
U.K. £ 14.95