Grammar in Use With Answers by Martin Hewings
The book provides coverage of those
language areas advanced-level students will find most rewarding to
study. The book retains the clarity of presentation of other books in
the 'in Use' family.
A study guide helps students find those
areas most appropriate for their study. Grammar areas are
cross-referenced throughout the book. There are useful appendices
dealing with verb forms, and a glossary and all answers are given at
the back of the book.
Of course, it is always important that the
ESL student be constantly increasing his/her vocabulary. And a good
vocabulary is the backbone to speaking English well. The following ESL
books are indispensable to having your student become excellent at the
Vocabulary in Use Advancedby Michael
This new book in the successful English Vocabulary in Use series will
bring students up to an advanced level knowledge of English. Over 2000
new words and expressions are presented.
Each unit provides valuable information for
advanced level students about usage and there are clear explanations
about subtle differences in meaning. Presents new words in context and
shows learners how to use them. - Uses authentic texts. - Promotes good
learning habits with learning tips and follow-up tasks.
give English its color and vitality. They are indispensable to daily
speech, newspapers and books, television and movies. It is just as
important to teach idioms and slang as it is to teach grammar.
Idiomatic expressions and more formal
grammar should be given equal time. The following two ESL books are the
best I've found so far.
American English: A Step-By-Step Workbook for Learning Everyday
American Expressionsby Barbara K. Gaines
The lessons in this book are designed to teach the student the kind of
informal, everyday speech commonly understood by all Americans,
regardless of education.
This is one of the better ESL books for teaching idioms. It is one
lesson per page with a brief dialogue. Examples and exercises are based
around one theme.
However, almost all of the dialogues have a
kind of negative flavor. Despite that I use this book a lot because of
its excellent and convenient layout.
for Everyday Useby Milada Broukal
This is an excellent book for teaching
idioms. Each lesson uses idioms around a certain theme. For example,
idioms using color such as "out of the blue" or "green with envy" are
incorporated in a little story. This is followed by several pages of
exercises and discussion.
I highly recommend this book. I used this
exclusively when I taught one-on-one business English to executives
from Daimler-Chrysler. It's fun, easy to follow and well-organized.
Ultimate Phrasal Verb Book by Carl W. Hart
This book presents 400 common phrasal verbs
and the ways in which they are used in everyday American English.
Phrasal verbs are word groups that include a verb combined with a
preposition or an adverb.
They are used not only as verbs but as
nouns, such as comedown, breakup, or showoff. They might also be used
as adjectives, such as spaced-out, burned-out, broken-down, and many
This volume places phrasal verbs within the
context of sentences, and presents hundreds of examples and exercises.
Words You Need to Know (1100 Words You Need to Know, 4th Ed)
by Murray Bromberg A Barron's bestseller for years, this
edition includes a new section called Panorama of Words. In this
feature, each of the 1100 words appears in a sentence selected from
among well known novels, plays, poems, and even newspaper editorials
and TV broadcasts.
The book is a vocabulary builder aimed
directly at college-bound high school students, as well as college
students who need extra vocabulary help.
Students will find word lists with
definitions, analogy exercises, entertaining word games, and
fascinating words-in-context exercises. This book is challenging for
the student and the teacher will definitely find it edifying as well.