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I am posting some links relating english section of the paper. I hope these references will help those who want to master english language. Striving and praying for my and your success.

(1) British or American English?: A Handbook of Word and Grammar Patterns
Cambridge University Press | 2006-08-21 | ISBN: 0521379938 | 360 pages | PDF | 1,6 MB

Speakers of British and American English display some striking differences in their use of grammar. In this detailed survey, John Algeo considers questions
such as:
Who lives on a street, and who lives in a street?
Who takes a bath, and who has a bath?
Who says Neither do I, and who says Nor do I?
After “thank you”, who says Not at all and who says You’ re welcome?
Whose team are on the ball, and whose team is?

"The book is an impressive achievement that will set a new standard in language variation studies and serve as a rich source of knowledge for students of British and American English."
-Jan Svartvik, Emeritus Professor of English, Lund University, Language Problems & Language Planning


(2) Paragraph Writing
Macmillan ELT | 2004-09-13 | ISBN: 1405058455 | 108 pages | PDF | 3,6 MB
Paragraph Writing takes students from sentence formation to paragraph writing through a process approach. This not only develops students’ paragraph writing skills, but also encourages them to become independent and creative writers. The back of the Student’s Book contains peer review forms and a grammar reference section.
This book provides students with:
Focus on particular aspects of paragraph writing, such as topics, style and development
Writing support to help them with brainstorming, organizing ideas, writing topic sentences and supporting their ideas
Language support to help them with vocabulary, grammar and punctuation
Guidance on reviewing their own and their classmates’ writing in order to make revisions
Structured, graded writing assignments at the end of each unit.
Paragraph Writing includes 12 units and additional materials.

(3) How To Teach Pronunciation (Book with Audio CD)
Pearson ESL | 2001-05-15 | ISBN: 0582429757 | 160 pages | PDF + mp3 | 15,1 + 21,7 MB

The book has some excellent theoretical aspects, giving rules for connected speech and the like, for example. The theory is very clear, gives you a good run down on the terminology and keeps it all very real. The book really was written for the working teacher.

(4) Exploring Grammar in Context: Upper-Intermediate and Advanced
Ronald Carter, Rebecca Hughes, Michael McCarthy
Cambridge University Press (September 25, 2000) | ISBN: 0521568447 | PDF | 304 pages | 15,5 Mb

Exploring Grammar in Context draws on real spoken and written English from the most up-to-date research in the Cambridge International Corpus. Clearly structured units focus on main grammar areas with key points summarised in 'Observations and 'Summary' panels. It also offers practical support and useful reference material. Key Features: * Real spoken and written English examples of grammar as it is used today. * A wide range of exercises enable students to check their understanding and progress. * The answer key offers detailed explanations, a glossary of grammar terms and supporting grammar reference notes.

(5) Basic English Usage
Michael Swan, Oxford University Press | 1986-01 | ISBN: 0194311872 | 288 pages | PDF | 2,56 MB

An alphabetical guide to the most common problems of grammar and vocabulary. [COLOR="blue"]


(6) Grammar Scan [with Answer Key] (By Micheal Swan)

Publisher: Oxford University Press | Pages: 239 | 2008-04-10 | ISBN: 0194422747 | PDF | 5 MB

Grammar Scan includes diagnostic tests at Upper-Intermediate, Advanced, and Expert levels to check students' knowledge of key aspects of English grammar and usage. The tests, which are designed to be used with Practical English Usage, Third Edition, help students identify the topics they need to study or revise. The answer keys refer students to the explanations in the relevant sections of Practical English Usage.


(7) Oxford Learner's Thesaurus: A Dictionary of Synonyms + CDRom | 460 MB

A learner's thesaurus of over 15,000 words and expressions from written and spoken British and American English with CD-ROM. The learner's thesaurus helps students distinguish between similar words and use them correctly. The 2,000 entries: - include between three and ten near synonyms, showing the differences between them in terms of meaning, grammar, register, collocations, and frequency; - help students understand the differences between familiar words, such as easy and simple, while learning expressions they may not know, such as effortless, painless, and smooth sailing; - provide over 4,000 notes to enable students to distinguish between very close synonyms, choose the best word for the context, and use it correctly; and - include over 2,000 opposites.

The Oxford Learner's Thesaurus also includes: - 16 study pages, focusing on specific topics with exam-style exercises; - 8-page trainer on making the best use of the Thesaurus; and - a CD-ROM of the complete Oxford Learner's Thesaurus A-Z pages and indexes, and over 200 practice exercises.

(8) Oxford English Grammar (By Sidney Greenbaum)

Oxford University Press (1996-03-28) | ISBN 0198612508 | 672 Pages | PDF |11.4 Mb

Written by one of the world's leading grammarians, The Oxford English Grammar is a completely new book which combines an authoritative review of and topic reference for English grammar. Opening with an outline of national, regional, and social variation in English, the book details descriptive and prescriptive approaches, and attitudes to English amongst both native and non-native speakers. This is followed by an account of the development of grammar, and a review of modern approaches to this complex subject. The central section of the book is a presentation of current English grammar at sentence, clause, phrase, and word level; with the last chapters covering grammar in relation to discourse, word-formation, lexis, pronunciation and intonation, punctuation, and spelling. A full index is provided, and examples of usage are drawn from a wide range of sources, including use of the new International Corpus of English at University College London. Written in a readable and absorbing style, The Oxford English Grammar is an essential reference for English-speakers around the world.

(9) Oxford Advanced Leaner's Dictionary CD-Rom

(530mb) The new COMPASS CD-ROM is only available with the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary 7th edition. Compass is available with hardback and paperback editions.

The COMPASS CD-ROM gives instant access to everything that is in the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary 7th edition plus:

- Everything in the Oxford Guide to British and American Culture which contains over 10,000 entries on every aspect of British and American culture: from Co-op to K-mart, and Savile Row to Madison Avenue.
- British and American pronunciations for every headword.
- 20,000 word origins taken from the world-famous Oxford English Dictionary.

- This new edition is faster and more flexible, with many new features. As well as links to word processing packages, it now has links to web browsers and e-mail, so that you can use it to check unknown words and phrases on the Internet.

- All the headwords are spoken, providing a model for correct pronunciation. American voices have been added to the new edition.

- A new pronunciation practice module allows students to listen to the correct pronunciation, then record their own for comparison.

- There are over 680 interactive photos and illustrations, and thousands of images to illustrate entries and reinforce students' vocabulary.

- High-quality video sequences now illustrate over 80 verbs such as, shrug and sneer.

- There is now a spellcheck facility. Hundreds of new grammar and vocabulary activities challenge advanced learners.

- The popular language learning games have been retained, providing hours of fun through countless permutations.

An these special features:

Wordfinder: organizes words into groups according to meaning. Look up newspaper and you'll find all the words related to newspapers: editor, journalist, tabloid, broadsheet, copy, headline, etc.

Great for homework assignments or projects on unfamiliar topics!

Oxford Genie: click on a word in a Word document, email, or web page, and the Genie will give you an instant definition.

(10) Practical English Usage (CSS Syllabus Recommended)

Micheal Swan Oxford University Press, USA; 3 edition (November 17, 2005) | ISBN: 019442099X | 688 pages | PDF | 10,7 Mb

The world's most trusted guide to problems in English .

About the Author
Michael Swan is a writer specializing in English language teaching and reference materials. His interests include pedagogic grammar, mother-tongue influence in second language acquisition, and the relationship between applied linguistic theory and classroom language-teaching practice, and he has published a number of articles on these topics. Michael has had extensive experience with adult learners and has worked with teachers in many countries. He is a Visiting Professor at St Mary's College, University of Surrey.

(11) The New Fowler's Modern English Usage

H. W. Fowler , R. W. BurchfieldOxford University Press, USA; | ISBN: 0198610211 | 896 pages | Djvu | 11,6 Mb

Revised edition of a great book ever written on English Grammar.

(12) Oxford Practice Grammar with Answer

John Eastwood; Oxford University Press; 2Rev Ed edition (March 25, 1999) | ISBN: 0194313697 | 446 Pages | PDF | 4.3 Mb

Oxford Practice Grammar gives clear explanations of English grammar with exercises on the facing page which provide practice in form and use. The new revised edition provides some additional grammar topics and expanded treatment of others, more exercises, new progress tests at intervals throughout the book, and more illustrated dialogues and texts (the grammar presentations make frequent use of pictures and dialogues to establish contexts for use).


(13) A Practical English Grammar (CSS SYLLABUS RECOMMENDED)

A. J. Thomson , A. V. Martinet; Oxford University Press, USA; 4 edition | ISBN: 0194313425 | 384 pages | PDF | 1,6 Mb

A clear, comprehensive reference grammar.

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