Clear, contextualized, and interactive, this user-friendly, four-level software program provides extensive multimedia grammar practice through lively reading, listening, and writing activities. The course is available for learners of English on a basic, intermediate, high-intermediate and advanced level (one CD-ROM per level).
This ESL software is suitable for self-directed learning and also as an extension to regular classwork - students can use it outside class to practice areas where they may have problems, or to improve their skills. The software is also suitable as a primer for the TOEFL and TOEIC exams.
Strengths of the software Each concept is taught in a combination skill set consisting of Discover the Grammar, Practice, Read, Listen, Write and Review Tests All concepts are taught through interactive activities that build upon each other, and progressively get more challenging. Full grammar reference materials are included in the form of grammar notes, grammar charts and appendices. Context sensitive help and feedback is provided throughout. Record keeping allows the student or the teacher to monitor progress. Software is especially easy to navigate, making it easy to go in and out of areas and move around to any part of the program. The software is easy to network for use in a computer lab.
Platforms: CD-ROM for Windows/Macintosh Available Languages: English Methodology: Listening, Reading, Writing Technology: Interactive Lessons and Activities Scope: Grammar Comprehension
Features * Abundant contextualized exercises. * Target structures presented in full reading and listening passages, not just isolated sentences * Immediate interactive feedback to guide the learner * Extensive pop-up grammar charts, notes, and appendices for easy reference * Record-keeping functions for keeping track of individual performance * Opportunities for original writing * Special TOEFL®-type review tests
System Requirements For Windows: 386SX-based PCs or higher with a CD-ROM drive, sound blaster-compatible sound card, and 4 MB RAM running Windows 3.1 or above. For Macintosh: Any color Macintosh with a CD-ROM drive and 4 MB RAM running System 7.0 or higher.
Note: This program must be run from the CD-ROM
Table of Contents
Part I - Present and Past Unit 1 Review and Integration: Present, Past, Present Perfect Unit 2 Past Perfect Unit 3 Past Perfect Progressive Review or Self Test
Part II - Future Unit 4 Future Progressive Unit 5 Future Perfect and Future Perfect Progressive Review or Self Test
Part III - Tag Questions, Additions and Responses Unit 6 Tag Questions Unit 7 Additions and Responses with So, Too, Neither, Not either and But Review or Self Test
Part IV - Gerunds and Infinitives Unit 8 Gerunds and Infinitives: Review and Expansion Unit 9 Verbs Followed by Objects and the Base Form: Make, Have, Let, Help Review or Self Test
Part V - Passive Unit 10 The Passive: Overview Unit 11 The Passive with Modals Unit 12 Passive Causatives Review or Self TestV
Part VI - Modals Unit 13 Advisability and Obligation in the Past: Should have, Ought to have, Could have, Might have Unit 14 Speculations and Conclusions about the Past: May have, Might have, Could have, Must have, Had to have Review or Self Test
Part VII - Conditionals Unit 15 Factual Conditionals: Present Unit 16 Factual Conditionals: Future Unit 17 Unreal Conditionals: Present Unit 18 Unreal Conditionals: Past Review or Self Test
Part VIII - Adjective Clauses Unit 19 Adjective Clauses with Subject Relative Pronouns Unit 20 Adjective Clauses with Object Relative Pronouns, When and Where Review or Self Test
Part IX - Indirect Speech and Embedded Questions Unit 21 Direct and Indirect Speech Unit 22 Indirect Speech: Tense Changes Unit 23 Indirect Instructions, Commands, Requests and Invitations Unit 24 Indirect Questions Unit 25 Embedded Questions Review or Self Test
Part X - Pronouns and Phrasal Verbs Unit 26 Reflexive and Reciprocal Pronouns Unit 27 Phrasal Verbs Review or Self Test
The Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary, 7th Edition
THE LAST VERSION OF THE MOST POWERFUL DICTIONARY IN THE WORLD. HT CONTAINS:The Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary, 7th Edition AND The Oxford Guide to British and American Culture The Oxford Wordfinder Dictionary Oxford Genie download
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Amazon.com The third edition of the American Heritage Dictionary is a beauty--2,134 pages and 8.5 pounds--containing a lexicon of more than 200,000 entries, plus an appendix of Indo-European roots for etymology enthusiasts. The crisp white pages and sharp black print are easy on the eyes, the drawings and pictures (nearly 4,000 in all) are a delight, and along with the lucid, erudite definitions are 4,000-plus quoted illustrations of usage from the likes of Shakespeare, Melville, and Updike. Though it's the chosen reference of editors, it's more than a mere tool of the trade--it's a luxurious linguistic experience.
From Library Journal Heftier (7 lbs. vs. 4 lbs.) and more expensive than competing adult desk dictionaries ($40 vs. $20), the new edition of The American Heritage Dictionary ( AHD3 ) will especially appeal to those who found the original (1969. o.p.) a refreshingly readable, attractive, and candid source of lexical information. The hallmarks of the first edition--handsome graphics and format, accessible definitions and etymologies, hardnosed advice on usage questions--are all here, updated to reflect American English as used in the early 1990s. AHD3 's stats (yes, that's a word, you can look it up) are impressive: 200,000 "boldface forms"; 16,000 new words and meanings including such recent constructions as birthparent , date rape , moonquake , slam-dunk , and wellness ; 30,000 illustrative examples prepared by the staff and more than 4000 quotations from reputable writers and publications; 30,500 etymologies, complemented by 400 word histories and 100 regional notes; 900 synonymies; and 4000 pictorial illustrations, 80 percent of which are new. The Usage Panel, a familiar feature of previous editions, has now grown to 173 members and includes more women, English professors, and linguists. The panel offers 500-plus usage notes, many quite lengthy, that render stern, usually conservative judgments on questionable usage (see the flout / flaunt controversy, for example). AHD3 measures up well against the major competition--the Random House Webster's College Dictionary ( LJ 6/15/91), Webster's New World Dictionary (Prentice Hall Pr., 1988. 3d ed.), and Webster's Ninth New Collegiate Dictio nary ( LJ 9/1/83). All libraries of any consequence need the new edition of the American Heritage Dictionary . For an interview with editor Soukhanov, see "Dictionaries Defined," LJ , June 15, p. 44-45.--Ed. - Ken Kister, author of "Best Encyclope dias," Tampa, Fla. Copyright 1992 Reed Business Information, Inc.
Book Description ABC Pronunciary, an interactive CD-ROM, teaches pronunciation of the English alphabet in a logical, straightforward manner. Vowels, consonants, digraphs, blends and silent letters are presented clearly. There are 51 phonic sounds detailed, each containing a full description of the mouth, color photos, bright illustrations and word examples. In addition, contrasts and practice sentences are included for reinforcement. The key advantage of the interactive CD-ROM format is that students can see, hear and read how sounds are actually pronounced. It is aimed at beginning-to-intermediate English-learners but can benefit all who wish to improve their speaking abilities. ABC Pronunciary promotes effective communication.
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The Visual Thesaurus is a dictionary and thesaurus with an intuitive interface that encourages exploration and learning. Available in both a Desktop Edition and an Online Edition, the Visual Thesaurus is a marvelous way to improve your vocabulary and your understanding of the English language.
With the Visual Thesaurus, you can: * Find the right word and explore. The Visual Thesaurus has over 145,000 English words and 115,000 meanings. Search for the word you're looking for and then follow a trail of related concepts.
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* Expand your search to the Internet. From any word, you can initiate an Internet search for either web pages or images.
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* Filter Content. Both the Desktop and the Online Edition allow you to filter content at four different levels.
* Find the right word and explore. The Visual Thesaurus has over 145,000 English words and 115,000 meanings. * Improve your grasp of the English language. The Visual Thesaurus's intuitive interface helps you find words through their semantic relationship with other words and meanings. * Hear words pronounced correctly. (Internet connection necessary) The Visual Thesaurus offers a choice between a British and an American English accent. * Expand your search to the Internet. From any word, you can initiate an Internet search for either web pages or images. * Check your spelling. The Visual Thesaurus suggests alternatives so you can find the right word even when you're not sure of the spelling.
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Book Description Take charge of today’s language! This all-new, authoritative edition boasts over 215,000 definitions including dozens of new words—"dot-com", "eye candy", "electronica", "24/7", and more. You’ll also discover:
- Countless illustrations and tables offering at-a-glance information
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- Usage guides and synonym paragraphs to help you choose the right word
- Special sections on Abbreviations, Foreign Words and Phrases, and more
And with a bonus CD-ROM, you’ll have easy access to Merriam-Webster’s Collegiate® Dictionary & Thesaurus, Electronic Edition from most of your Windows or Macintosh programs. The CD-ROM will operate on any computer running Windows 95 or higher or Macintosh OS 7.5 or higher.
This deluxe edition is an essential addition to your library.
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Book Description An updated and revised edition of the renowned dictionary, designed specifically to meet the needs of advanced learners, as well as teachers. All the definitions in this dictionary are written in full in simple, natural English and grammatical information is clearly detailed ina separate section. Additional information is also featured on word frequency.--This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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eReference is a sophisticated search tool that includes the full print-version texts of the The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition, and Roget's II: The New Thesaurus
eReference allows you to toggle between the dictionary and thesaurus while in the same entry. And as demonstrated on the right, you can create a viewable list of your favorite words.
Web Browser Integration If you're on any Web page and would like to look up a word or phrase, highlight the term and click on the eReference icon (A-Z) in the browser toolbar (see upper right of screenshot). The eReference window will appear with the results of your search
Search Options eReference provides many useful search options. For example, when the Dictionary is the selected title, you will find Image Search, Note Search, and Pattern Search. Image search will search only those entries that include pictures. Note Search will allow you to search for Notes that accompany definitions. Pattern search will allow you to search for words using wildcards. Extended Online Content When you're connected to the Internet, you can get real voice pronunciations and brilliant color images.
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Dictionary For synonyms and antonyms ONLY.
WordWeb Definitions and synonyms, including many proper nouns Word relations: find antonyms, parts or types, less specific words, etc. Edit and add to the database Look up words in almost any program, including MS Word, etc. Cross-reference to other installed dictionaries and web search engines Search for words in a large number of optional extra word lists Find straight and multi-word anagrams Copy synonyms or definitions into other programs New: Usage examples for many words New: Configure for American, British, Canadian, Australian, etc New: Hide or tag locale specific words (Briticisms, Americanisms, etc) New: Option to hide (default) or flag vulgar and offensive related words New: Find types of types, less similar words, etc. New: Add and lookup words in custom glossaries New: View alphabetically nearest words, suggestions for common misspellings Improved: 70 000+ pronunciations, with pop-up hint pronunciation key Expanded: Over 122 000 synonym sets and 150 000 root words Expanded: Pattern matching word search in supplied 230 000 word list WordWeb Pro runs under Windows NT/95/98/2000/Me/XP
Personally I Use WordWeb for synonyms and antonyms ONLY. Because in ereference we do not get synonyms or antonyms for every word. Otherwise There is no substitute for houghton miffin ereference as it is The Best English Dictionary.
THE ENGLISH-GERMAN DICTIONARY
The New English-German Dictionary This is an electronic bilingual dictionary for translating words and phrases from English to German and vice versa. Currently are more than 160,000 translations in the unregistered and more than 400,000 translations in the registered database that is extended continuously. Additionally, there is the new German Spelling implemented in the registered database.
The New English-German Dictionary is a powerful tool for looking up translations for both languages.
In this version there is included a database with about 160,000 translations.
Just type in the word or phrase you are looking for and let the program search for you.
You can also search for a term which is in the clipboard. That makes easy to look up a word from any other program.
You can extend the database easily. Just create the user file and enter your translations. Of course other languages can be entered too.
Currently there are more than 400,000 translations in the database of this version.
Ideal for FCE, CAE, CPE and IELTS preparation A fully updated edition of the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary and CD-ROM, with new, up-to-date vocabulary (e.g. sex-up, speed-dating, whiteboard), new 'mini-collocation' boxes, and new frequency information to highlight the most important words to learn.