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It's Been Said Before

By Orin Hargraves

It's Been Said Before "examines why certain phrases become clichés and why they should be avoided -- or why they still have life left in them."

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Sounds Fascinating

By J. C. Wells

How do you pronounce biopic, synod, and Breughel? - and why? Do our cake and archaic sound the same? Where does the stress go in stalagmite? What's odd about the word epergne? As a finale, the author writes a letter to his 16-year-old self.

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Title: Exploring Spoken English
Written By: Ronald Carter
Michael McCarthy

Exploring Spoken English is a practical guide to the features of natural
spoken English, designed for teachers and advanced learners of English for
use in groups and for self-study.The material consists of 20 varied
extracts of authentic spoken English drawn from the Cambridge University
Press and University of Nottingham corpus of spoken English. All the
extracts are on an accompanying cassette.Each unit contains an activity for
the reader and a line-by-line commentary offerin g new insights into
grammar, vocabulary and discourse patterns in the text.The accompanying
cassette contains all the extracts, some re-recorded for the purposes of

Publication Year: 1997
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
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Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
Subject Language(s): English
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