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Review of Collins Easy Learning - First Phonics: Age 3-5 - Carol Medcalf by kat123456

Advantages: basic, nice introduction to learning
Disadvantages: didn't take my son long to complete, thin pages

My son starts school in September and is showing a real interest in maths and letters so I have purchased a couple of workbooks for us to do together - one of which was this 'First phonics' book by Collins. This costs £2.99. THE BOOK The book is ... Read review

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30.04.2015 12:06
The Elements of Eloquence by Mark Forsyth.
Review of The Elements of Eloquence - Mark Forsyth by BenReichIV

Advantages: Brief, erudite, witty
Disadvantages: Will make you wary of politicians' speeches.

‘All you need is Craft. Craft is all you need.’ The Elements of Eloquence by Mark Forsyth Icon Books, £12.99 If you love words, English words, then you’ve probably come across Mark Forsyth before now. He’s previously written two self proclaimed ‘best-s ... Read review

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Back with the "E" :-) by Scotlass712
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30.03.2015 13:03
Newspeak Had Nothing on the Real World
Review of Who Touched Base In My Thought Shower? - Steven Poole by hiker

Advantages: Great fun
Disadvantages: ... Slightly unnerving

Secret Santa is a dangerous game. You find out what your colleagues really think of you, but you don't necessarily find out which of them it is that thinks it. Over the years I've had presents that might suggest all sorts of uncomplimentary thing ... Read review

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Sounds fun x by jo-1976
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22.03.2015 14:28
Parlez-vous francais?
Review of The Ultimate French Review and Practice: Mastering French Grammar for Confident Communication - David M Stillman by mousy86

Advantages: Good for all levels, plenty exercises, covers all areas of grammar
Disadvantages: Heavy

The Ultimate French Review and Practice (David M.Stillman) When I started to study french I needed something to help with my GCSE foundation course. I really took it seriously and it was not enough with the materials provided in the course so I de ... Read review

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Great review.vh. by river61
VH review, thank you. by jb0077
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11.03.2015 10:48
To Hell and back.
Review of 23 Minutos en el Infierno / 23 Minutes in Hell - Bill Wiese by ravingreviewer

Advantages: Gives an insight to the possibilities of hell.
Disadvantages: May give an unclear picture.

23 Minutes In Hell is a book about a man who claims to have spent time in hell, in the middle of the night some years ago. The book claims to be the real life story of Bill Wiese, who was the one who also wrote the book of his experiences. Bill Wiese is a ... Read review

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Good review. by Absinthe_Fairy
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12.09.2014 15:42
501 French Verbs is simply magnifique!
Review of 501 French Verbs - Christopher Kendris by Madeleine_

Advantages: Verb Conjugations are clearly set out. Lots of examples of everyday verb use and useful idioms.
Disadvantages: Textually very heavy. May not be suited to those who prefer different methods of language learning

I am a university student studying French, German and Italian and this book has got me through some tough grammatical times! In my opinion this book is essential for anyone who is studying French as it provides you with not only clear conjugations of the ... Read review

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Welcome to Ciao. To help your reviews look professional, you might wish to spellcheck. by brokenangelkisses
Nicely done by robjak
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08.06.2014 21:08
Intriguing just from the title
Review of Project X: Communication: The Thing in the Cupboard - Chris Powling by cha97michelle

Advantages: good story, enjoyable to read
Disadvantages: none really

...ones from Oxford University Press's Project X series. When I looked into it ... Read review

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This sounds like something my grand-son would enjoy, thank you :~) xXx by Deesrev
My six year old also likes the Project X series x by jo-1976
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22.03.2014 08:14
Alright Guv?
Review of British Language & Culture - Lonely Planet by Essexgirl2006

Advantages: Amusing and easily accessible book
Disadvantages: A bit too broad a topic covered in such a small book

As a member of the Amazon Vine* programme, I was intrigued when this item came up to order and review. I am a big fan of the Lonely Planet guide books and was interested to see how a book on my own language and culture would be written. The target audienc ... Read review

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sounds quite interesting, and not the sort of thing you would buy living in the UK normally. by cha97michelle
Interesting read! by Absinthe_Fairy
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29.01.2014 10:49
Getting to grips with phonics
Review of Gold Stars KS1 Phonics Workbook by emmad5689

Advantages: Educational, differing difficulties through the book, great quality
Disadvantages: None

Purchase My eldest daughter has already had a couple of these books but we have always had the Maths versions which are always very good and I have always been impressed with them. This month we have an elf visiting our house to keep an eye on my gir ... Read review

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Great review x by xmum2fourx
An excellent review. John by Coloneljohn
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21.12.2013 20:30
A pretty large danger
Review of Read at Home: More Level 3C: Dragon Danger - Cynthia Rider by emmad5689

Advantages: Short story, repetitive words, extras for child in the book
Disadvantages: Not the best story

Last year as my daughter was finishing reception at school I was a little concerned that she would lose interest in reading and the like through the holidays so I wanted to buy her some of the Oxford Reading Tree books, I looked on Ebay and found a set of ... Read review

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19.07.2013 17:54
Bescherelle, La conjugaison pour tous - I Luv U!
Review of La Conjugaison Pour Tous (Bescherelle 1) - Editions Hatier by bobthenewdude

Advantages: useful - cheap - small - easy to use
Disadvantages: Can't think of anything right now, I'll get back to you on that. (Sorry)

In five words: this book saved my life! I went to live in France at the age of seven. I managed to learn the 'native' language in under six months and I can thank this book for it. As well as being at that age where I could pick up the language without to ... Read review

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I've heard of this and from what I have heard indeed it is a Godsend! by anonymili
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26.05.2013 15:59
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A Guide to Spanish Slang
Review of Spanish Among Amigos: Conversational Spanish Beyond the Classroom - Nuria Agulló by mc_uk100

Advantages: Rich in vocabulary, well presented, clear and cheap.
Disadvantages: Not a very colourful book.

I have been learning Spanish for 11 years now and everything I have ever learnt has been all of the conventional conversation such as ‘My name is’, ‘Where’s the nearest toilet?’, ‘The bill please’, ‘These shoes don’t fit me’ as well as others. These are u ... Read review

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Sounds like a very helpful book:) by SoadFan
Sounds like a very handy tool! by anonymili
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22.05.2013 21:15
Reinforcing level 1
Review of Read at Home: Level 1: Floppy's Sticker Book - Kate Ruttle by emmad5689

Advantages: Great quality, educational, fun, great price
Disadvantages: None

...to look at learning to read with my eldest daughter I bought her some of the Level 1 read at home books from the Biff, Chip and Kipper series, I was lucky enough to pick 4 of the books up on Ebay so got them at a really good price. Whe ... Read review

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vh by cha97michelle
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05.05.2013 11:47
Hedge-skulker is I!!
Review of The Horologicon: A Day's Jaunt Through the Lost Words of the English Language - Mark Forsyth by Secre

Advantages: It has the word degringolade
Disadvantages: You find some...!!

...a multitude of books on the subject. One of my closer friends, knowing how obsessive compulsive I am about such things and also wanting to expand my vocabulary ... Read review

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Excellent review. E. by 80smusicreviewer
E from me. This has been on my wishlist since I read his last one :-) by ryanando
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15.02.2013 22:23
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Boost your Word Power!
Review of How to Sound Clever: Master the 600 English Words You Pretend to Understand when You Don't - Hubert Van Den Bergh by moistbabe

Advantages: Interesting, a good resource book
Disadvantages: No pronunciation guide

I love words. I am a voracious reader and I often come across words that are unfamiliar to me. I experience a geeky pleasure when I discover the meaning and origins of a new word. I have favourite words – words I find amusing, words I find splendidly u ... Read review

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My dad would love this...he started reading the dictionary when he was a child! x by Gingerkitty
Sounds like a lot of fun by mattydalton
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10.02.2013 13:12
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