Learning English

Kia ora and happy new year to you all!

What’s new in the Learning English collection? Heaps! Here are some examples from beginners to IELTS!

Syndetics book coverPicture this! : learning English through pictures. 1 / Tim Harris, Allan Rowe.
“”Picture This!: Learning English Through Pictures,” by Tim Harris, and illustrated by Allan Rowe, is a two-level multiskills course that enables beginning students to master the core language needed for effective communication in English. Eight distinctively illustrated chapters that use engaging, original art provide everything a teacher needs to introduce key vocabulary and systematically present new grammar structures. A colorful cast of characters personalizes the themes presented in each chapter, and makes learning more enjoyable. The program’s integrated skills approach includes a strong writing component, with activities designed to promote the rapid development of listening, speaking, and reading skills.” (Syndetics summary)

Syndetics book coverEasy English step-by-step for ESL learners / Danielle Pelletier.
“You’ve come to the right place for learning English quickly and easily! This book is based on the idea that the quickest route to learning this subject is building a solid foundation in the basics. The first steps introduce you to the everyday expressions of the English language, allowing you to communicate in a variety of everyday situations almost immediately.” (Back Cover)

Syndetics book coverHarry’s holiday / Antoinette Moses.
“The graded readers series of original fiction, adapted fiction and factbooks especially written for teenagers. Harry doesn’t live a typical teenage life. His dad works away from home and his mother needs a lot of help, so he can’t see his friends after school or at weekends. Then Harry sees a competition – a chance for his family to take a break. But the competition changes Harry’s life more than he could ever expect.” (Publisher’s description)

Syndetics book coverSpeaking / Rhona Snelling.
“This book gives you everything you need to improve your pre-intermediate speaking skills for the IELTS speaking test. Comes with complete IELTS speaking practice test, answer keys, glossary, audio scripts and audio CD provided.” (Back Cover)

Our Learning English collection is available at Central, Johnsonville, Karori, Miramar, Kilbirnie and Newtown libraries. The collection at Central library has moved to the first floor next to the foreign language books.