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ERIC Number: ED039524
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968
Pages: 221
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An Advanced English Practice Course.
Day, James
This book, written for students who have studied English as a second or foreign language for up to six years, aims to (1) correct the mistakes which even advanced students make, by demonstrating how native English writers use certain "tricky" structures, and giving the students practice in their correct usage; (2) improve the students' powers of self expression by expanding their vocabulary and repertoire of structures; and (3) to stimulate the students to think about and criticise both the form and content of the passages chosen to illustrate the structures practised. Part I, "Structures in the Sentence," treats the verb and its appendages, verb-nouns and verb-adjectives, the noun and its appendages, and link-words (prepositions and conjunctions). Part II, "Sentences in Paragraphs," deals with factual, inferential, pictorial, and symbolic description; the development of the argument within the paragraph; and beginning and ending an essay. Part III, "Self-Expression in a Wider Context," concerns itself with the organization of the essay and organized class discussions. Literary passages used as illustrations represent a wide range of (predominantly) British authors. (AMM)
Longmans, Green and Co., Ltd., 48 Grosvenor Street, London W1, England
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