: Frank Gerace
: 64.51 MB
Writing for advanced ESL (English as Second Language) learners. An exploration of the Grammar, Spelling, Usage, and Method that will give them information, skills, and confidence. The book contains extensive cross referencing among related topics. Most of the chapters have exercises and answers. You know some English. The next two steps are: 1. to write right, and 2. to speak right! Poor writing is not only an embarrassment for you; it can affect the view other people have of your intelligence and competence. You may be better than the next person, but your poor writing will always hold you back. If you are using English as an adult, sooner or later you will have to write English. I know it is difficult to have the confidence to phrase a written sentence. You are afraid of your choice of words, of your grammar, of your spelling. But you must learn that the worst writing IS THE WRITING THAT YOU DON'T DO! Before getting to a practical method of starting to write, the author reviews basic grammar and spelling, followed by a look at style and usage. This book will give the adult learner of English the confidence to write in English. The book is loaded with exercises and answers. It is also a reference book with useful lists of roots, suffixes and prefixes, common spelling errors, irregular verbs, basic vocabulary, common idioms, etc. After the review of grammar the book achieves its final objective of inspiring the learner to write by presenting a simple method of organizing the content and process of composition. All the content of the book is cross referenced with related topics and there is a complete index. These aids make it easy for you to find the information that you need.