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The best place to find out more about language

Advantages: full of information, easy to read, very interesting
Disadvantages: may not be of interest to everyone

...David Crystal has risen to become one of the world's leading authorities on language. A former professor of Linguistics at the University of Reading, he has written and edited a number of language-related books, including "The English Language", "English ...

emmorticia 12.06.2003 · Read full review
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Review of The Cambridge Encyclopedia of Language - David Crystal

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Helping students shine in GCSE English

Advantages: Detailed answers and photocopy masters
Disadvantages: Pricey

...This spiral-bound book is an accompaniment to the AQA Specification A GCSE English/English Literature Students' Book by Geoff Barton, which I have already reviewed separately. As with that particular book, I will again emphasise that this is only suitable ...

denella 17.06.2008 · Read full review
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Review of AQA English GCSE Specification A: Teacher's Book - Geoff Barton

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...bought this book last November when I was at Walt Disney World. It was very new at the time, and sometimes the Walt Disney World resort has exclusive items for sale that you can only purchase in the park. I though this was one of them, so I spent upward ...

Scapp70 25.07.2005 · Read full review
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Review of The Haunted Mansion: From the Magic Kingdom to the Movies - Jason Surrell

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Building on Barry's Foundations

Advantages: Great Book, Comprehensive, Easy To Read Once You Grasp The Basics
Disadvantages: Need The Advanced Book For Year 2, Pricey.

Having just finished my first year of my degree in Construction Management, I have just been reflecting on the last year, I can't quite believe how fast it has just gone and I now have to wait until October to go back... Anyway, last year was very exci ...

memphisto_chick 22.06.2007 · Read full review
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Review of Barry's Introduction to the Construction of Buildings - Stephen Emmitt, Christopher A. Gorse

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Experience speaking French

Advantages: Authentic recordings, good vocabulary
Disadvantages: Grammar not detailed enough

...Whether you are embarking on self-study or a private tuition course in French, The French Experience 1 is worth considering. Writing and grammar are not over-emphasised, but if you wish to speak, understand and read texts, there is a wealth of material he ...

denella 11.12.2006 · Read full review
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Review of French Experience 1 Language Pack and CDs

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