Ideal for the novice teacher, this book features sample lessons with explanatory comments on the teaching techniques and methods used. Areas covered include grammar, functions, vocabulary, pronunciation, and the four skills, as well as planning, assessment and classroom management.
Key featuresEasy-to follow description of the language. Accessible lesson plans which provide a blueprint for teachers to use. A good way in to methodology that [...]
The first edition of The Oxford Companion to English Literature, edited by Sir Paul Harvey, was published in 1932, and quickly established itself as as the standard source of reference for scholars, students, and general readers alike. In 1985, under the editorship of Margaret Drabble, the text was thoroughly and sensitively revised to bring it up to date without losing its essential character, or the lightness of touch that made it such a [...]
The Oxford Dictionary of Idioms presents more than 5,000 idioms explaining the meaning and origin of metaphorical phrases, similes, sayings, and proverbs from throughout the English-speaking world. Full of fascinating and surprising facts, this dictionary is the perfect guide for everyone with an interest in this most colourful and quirky aspect of the English language.
Completely revised based on evidence of Oxford ongoing language [...]
What is literary theory? Is there a relationship between literature and culture? In fact, what is literature, and does it matter? These questions and more are addressed in Literary Theory: A Very Short Introduction, a book which steers a clear path through a subject which is often perceived to be complex and impenetrable. Jonathan Culler, an extremely lucid commentator and much admired in the field of literary theory, offers discerning insights [...]