What’s new in our Learning English collection?

Lots! From beginners to IELTS, there is something for everyone! This collection is available at Johnsonville, Karori, Central, Newtown, Kilbirnie and Miramar libraries. There is also a small trial collection available at Tawa.
Here are a few examples:

Syndetics book coverSing with me! : English grammar, conversation and song. Book 1 / Carmel Davies and Sharon Duff.
Sing with me is a collection of fifteen songs and accompanying exercises for students learning English and others who enjoy learning through music. The songs are a starting point for language practice. Each song is followed by five language exercises: vocabulary, pronunciation, grammar, reading and writing, and conversation. The songs also stand alone for class enjoyment and group cohesion. They convey important cultural knowledge and describe settling into a new environment, language development and daily activities. The lyrics are poetic with simple rhymes and a pinch of humour. They are accompanied by infectious rhythms. The book includes answers and a CD recording of each song.” (Syndetics summary)

Syndetics book coverSkills for effective writing. 1, [Student’s book].
“Students are better writers when they master discrete writing skills. Skills for Effective Writing teaches these skills, such as identifying topic sentences and recognizing irrelevant information, and offers extensive practice opportunities. When students master discrete skills, all of their writing improves. This allows teachers to focus their time and feedback on the content of student work.” (Syndetics summary)

Syndetics book coverAfrican adventure / Julia Allen and Margaret Iggulden.
“‘You must talk to this medicine woman for me.’ ‘But why me? Why don’t you use a Kenyan?’ asked Karen. ‘Because I want it to be a secret. And you don’t know anyone here.’ Karen Dunn is on her way to Africa to help a famous doctor. The doctor needs Karen’s help to find a cure for river blindness. However, Dr McCall starts to behave strangely. Does he want to help the African people? What’s really going on? Level 3 1,000 headwords Story word count: 5,725.” (Adapted from Syndetics summary)

Syndetics book coverReading and vocabulary focus. 1 / Jo McEntire ; series consultant Lawrence J. Zwier.
“A comprehensive, three-part vocabulary development program builds student confidence as learners encounter new or unfamiliar words in academic texts: Academic Vocabulary sections develop the language that students will encounter in academic readings. Multiword Vocabulary sections identify words that are commonly grouped together and then prompt learners to work with them in different contexts for enhanced comprehension. Topic Vocabulary is presented as a reading preview strategy to enhance learner comprehension of the text.” (Adapted from Syndetics summary)

Syndetics book coverBob Marley / Vicky Shipton.
“Extensive reading improves fluency and there is a real need in the ELT classroom for motivating, contemporary graded material that will instantly appeal to students. Bob Marley was one of the world’s most influential reggae artists, famous for his ground-breaking music and strong Rastafarian beliefs.” (Syndetics summary)

Syndetics book coverThe complete guide to IELTS. Student’s book : Band 5.5-7+ / Bruce Rogers, Nick Kenny.
The Complete Guide to IELTS deconstructs the IELTS test and works systematically through each paper, covering all task types, text types and skills. No stone is left unturned. The material can be used in class or by students working on the own.” (Syndetics summary)

Syndetics book coverCollins easy learning English conversation 2 : the easiest way to improve your spoken English / [written by Elizabeth Walter and Kate Woodford]
Collins Easy Learning English Conversation: Book 2 is a unique guide to communicating in English. Building on the phrases and vocabulary learnt in Book 1, it has been specially designed for intermediate-level learners who want to communicate successfully and with confidence in everyday situations, at work, or when traveling or studying.” (Syndetics summary)