Ntc's Dictionary of Everyday American English Expressions: Presented According t

Deals greater than seven thousand American English expressions divided into eighteen sections, together with banking wishes, speaking own emotions, and getting a job.
Title: NTC's Dictionary of daily American English Expressions
Author: Spears, Richard A./ Birner, Betty J./ Kleinedler, Steven Racek
Publisher: McGraw-Hill
Publication Date: 1995/02/01
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Binding variety: PAPERBACK
Library of Congress: 95139741

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The Disappearing Dictionary: A Treasury of Lost English Dialect Words

dabberlick [noun, Scotland] A mildly insulting approach of conversing approximately somebody who's tall and thin. 'Where's that dabberlick of a child?'

fubsy [adjective, Lancashire] Plump, in a pleasant kind of way.

squinch [noun, Devon] A slender crack in a wall or an area among floorboards. 'I misplaced sixpence via a squinch within the floor'.

at any place you move within the English-speaking global, there are linguistic riches from instances previous waiting for rediscovery. All you might want to do is opt for a situation, locate a few outdated records, and dig a bit. right here, linguistics specialist Professor David Crystal collects jointly pleasant dialect phrases that both supply an perception into an older lifestyle, or just have an impossible to resist phonetic attraction. The Disappearing Dictionary reveals a few beautiful previous gemstones of the English language, dusts them down and makes them dwell back for a brand new generation.

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Sex Slang

By Tom Dalzell

Are you a beaver cleaver or the place of work motorcycle? might you quite pack fudge or munch carpet? Do you happy your self with paddling the pickle as you’re nonetheless a cherry boy?

Sex Slang won't basically offer you 3,000 phrases to discuss your favorite hobbies, but in addition open your eyes to practices you didn’t even understand existed.

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Longman Exam Skills: CPE Reading, Student's Book

By Mary Stephens

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About the Author
Mary Stephens is a certified instructor (PGCE), and holds the RSA Dip TEFL and an M.Ed. in English Language instructing. She has a number of instructing adventure: she taught in Spain for 2 years, sooner than taking over a submit at Eurocentre Language university in Bournemouth, the place she stayed for 28 years. Her latest publish was once at a school of additional schooling simply open air London. Mary has written and co-written various ELT titles in any respect degrees, from rookies to skillability, together with the hugely winning PractiseWriting, and for Longman examination abilities sequence: skillability examining and talent Writing. She has co-written coursebooks for First certificates: speedy music to First certificates, and Get on target for First certificates. Now a whole time author, Mary divides her time among Bournemouth and London.

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By Betty Schrampfer Azar

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By Geraldine Woods

The enjoyable and simple option to research crucial grammar ideas, universal utilization blunders, and different key techniques within the English language

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