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Great for Grammar Geeks....Top for Their Teachers

Advantages: Beautifully clear explanations and helpful exercises
Disadvantages: None

I'll let you in on a little secret. It's a myth that all or even most EFL or ESL teachers love grammar. A lot of them don't even understand most of it when they first begin teaching. As someone said to me when I was starting out, "The trick is to stay one ...

zoe_page 21.11.2008 · Read full review
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Review of English Grammar in Use with Answers - Raymond Murphy

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BORN CHATTERBOXES

Advantages: fascinating and fun; accesible
Disadvantages: can't see any provided the subject is of interest

'Languge Instinct' is one of the best works on the subject of language I have ever encountered and I find it bafflingly amazing that on a site devoted to writing, nobody bothered to review it and it has been sitting on the database quietly unrecognised. W ...

magdadh 10.11.2004 · Read full review
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Review of The Language Instinct - Steven Pinker

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More than just a reference on language innateness

Advantages: Well explained, wide-ranging and multi-disciplinary - so there's something to interest everyone
Disadvantages: Occasional forays into technicality or confusing wording which keep it accessible to most rather than all

This book is one of my linguistics degree course texts, and although it does feel like work to read at times, it's one that I wouldn't think too hard about picking up to read for pleasure and general interest either. One concept from this book which co ...

sethera 09.03.2005 · Read full review
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Review of The Language Instinct - Steven Pinker

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Practice for KS3 English Tests

Advantages: Good variety of reading texts
Disadvantages: The Shakespeare tests are out of date

Having reviewed the other two books in this series, aimed at Year 7 and Year 8 pupils, it seemed only right to complete the set and review the book aimed at Year 9. At the end of Year 9, when pupils are on average aged fourteen, they sit the National Test ...

denella 12.05.2008 · Read full review
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Review of Testing KS3 English Skills and Practice Year 9 - Christine Moorcroft

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Yet another brilliant book

Advantages: Grammar Explained Clearly, 1000's of exercises, Answer key, Cheap!
Disadvantages: None

When I started to study Spanish I had made the, some would say stupid, decision to study it as a degree, from scratch. Although this wasn't the best idea, it really made me look at all the help books available on the market to help me with my course. You ...

bemusedpear 29.10.2007 · Read full review
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Review of Practice Makes Perfect: Complete Spanish Grammar (Practice Makes Perfect) - Gilda Nissenberg

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