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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: Principles and Practices of Teaching English as an International Language
Edited By: Aya Matsuda
Series Title: New Perspectives on Language and Education

This book critically examines current ELT practices vis-à-vis the use of English
as an international lingua franca. It bridges the gap between theoretical
discussion and the practical concerns of teaching English as an international
language (EIL), and presents diverse approaches for preparing competent users
of English in international contexts. Part 1 examines how the linguistic and
functional varieties of English today complicate ELT, and suggests ways to
address them effectively in an English language classroom. Part 2 showcases
English courses and programs that are specifically based on the EIL
perspective, illustrating how the issues addressed in Part 1 are realized in a real
context. This section also presents a collection of EIL pedagogical ideas that
have been developed and used successfully by English teachers across the

Publication Year: 2012
Publisher: Multilingual Matters
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Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
Subject Language(s): English
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Format: Hardback
ISBN-13: 9781847697035
Pages: 264
Prices: U.K. £ 79.95
U.S. $ 129.95

Format: Paperback
ISBN-13: 9781847697028
Pages: 264
Prices: U.K. £ 24.95
U.S. $ 39.95