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English Vocabulary for Beginning ESL Learners (Practice Makes Perfect)

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Speak English as if it were your first language!

Gain the confidence to talk with native English speakers with Practice Makes Perfect English Vocabulary for Beginning ESL Learners. Inside you will find more than 1,500 commonly used words you hear at work, at school, and on the street.

This guidebook/workbook explains nouns, verbs, adjectives, and adverbs--and how they will help you learn new vocabulary. Once you master the words in this book, you will find it easier than ever to add new ones to your expanding vocabulary in the future. And with plenty of exercises inside to practice what you learn, you will become comfortable using English in everyday situations.

You will learn:

Names for people, places, and things * Adjectives that describe people * Verbs used for household activities * Nouns and verbs used as adjectives * Adjectives that describe the weather * How to ask questions * Verbs used for shopping * How to give directions * Adverbs that describe verbs

Synopsis:

This volume introduces readers to hundreds of essential words and helps quickly build the skills and confidence needed to use them correctly in conversation.

Synopsis:

Hundreds of English words to get you speaking in your new language with confidence--now!

Practice Makes Perfect: English Vocabulary for Beginning ESL Learners introduces you to hundreds of essential words and helps you quickly build the skills and confidence needed to use them correctly in conversation. Many useful exercises provide you with word-building practice. You also learn how to rapidly analyze new words you may encounter and incorporate them into your ever-growing vocabulary.

About the Author

Jean Yates teaches Spanish at George Washington University and is the author of several popular language learning guides.

Table of Contents

Introduction
How to Use This Book
I NOUNS
UNIT 1
People and Places............ 3

Words for People............. 3

Words for Places............. 7

UNIT 2
Singular, Plural, and Noncount Nouns......... 12

Using Singular Nouns ........................ 12

Using Plural Nouns........................... 15

Using Noncount Nouns ........................ 22

Using Articles,vith Singular, Plural, and Noncount Nouns Using DClllonstrativc Pronouns with Singular, Plural, and Noncount Nouns............................... 28

UNIT 3
Proper Nouns................................. 33


UNIT 4

Possessive Nouns and Pronouns................ 35

Possessive Nouns........................... 35

Possessive Pronouns........................ 36

UNIT 5
Review of Singular, Plural and Noncount Nouns..38

UNIT 6
Verbs Used as Nouns.......................... 42


UNIT 7

More Specific Nouns......................... 44

Words for people............................ 44

Words for arts ............................ 50

Words for Places........................... 51

Words for Things........................... 54

Words for Events............................ 58

PART OF THE ADJECTIVE
UNIT 8 MAKING DESCRIPTIONS................. 65

Adjectives That Describe People............. 65

Adjectives That Describe a Person's Condition73

Adjectives That Describe Objects............ 76

Adjectives That Describe Places............. 80

Adjectives That Describe the Weather.........81

UNIT 9 Comparisons and Superlatives...........83

Making an Adjective Stronger or Weaker...... 83

Making Coparisons with Adjectives........... 85

Expressing Superlatives..................... 93

UNIT 10 Verbs and Nouns Used as Adjectives... 96

Verbs Used as Adjectives................... 96

Nouns Used as Adjectives................... 99

UNIT 11 Adjectives Order.....................104

Product Details

ISBN:
9780071460859
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill Companies
Subject:
General
Author:
Yates, Jean
Subject:
English language
Subject:
Vocabulary
Subject:
General education.
Subject:
9780071460859, 9780071441322, 9780071496421
Subject:
Education-General
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1
Series:
Practice Makes Perfect Series
Publication Date:
August 2006
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
192
Dimensions:
10.90x8.74x.49 in. 1.09 lbs.

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Languages » ESL » General
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"Synopsis" by , This volume introduces readers to hundreds of essential words and helps quickly build the skills and confidence needed to use them correctly in conversation.

"Synopsis" by , Hundreds of English words to get you speaking in your new language with confidence--now!

Practice Makes Perfect: English Vocabulary for Beginning ESL Learners introduces you to hundreds of essential words and helps you quickly build the skills and confidence needed to use them correctly in conversation. Many useful exercises provide you with word-building practice. You also learn how to rapidly analyze new words you may encounter and incorporate them into your ever-growing vocabulary.

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