New books on learning English

A vast array of books on how to learn English.

Syndetics book coverIELTS to success : preparation tips and practice tests / Eric Van Bemmel, Janina Tucker.
IELTS to Success, 3rd edition, is a valuable resource for people preparing for the Academic Module of the International English Language Testing System (IELTS).
The authors fully explain the Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking sections of the IELTS test, and provide many useful skills and strategies. (and) include practice tests that have been thoroughly edited and trialled in IELTS Preparation classes. These practice tests are suitable for the IELTS Academic Module and comply with the standards of the IELTS test, including revisions implemented up to 2010.” (adapted from Syndetics summary)

Syndetics book coverIELTS practice tests. Practice test 2 with key / Chris Gough, Susan Hutchison.
“Exam Essentials Practice Tests 1 and 2: IELTS is our major British English exam preparation series combining exam preparation, practice, and tips. This effective combination of testing and teaching has proved a popular formula with teachers and students. All of the tests are written by experts in the field, which means that students experience authentic exam-like material that is at a level at least as high as the actual exams. A DVD-ROM containing video of a complete model speaking interview with useful tips from examiners and accompanying worksheets allows students and teachers to see exactly what the speaking test entails.” (Syndetics summary)

Syndetics book coverIELTS practice tests plus. 2 / Morgan Terry, Judith Wilson.
“This title provides essential practice in all four modules of the IELTS examination: Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking.” (Syndetics summary)

Syndetics book coverImprove your IELTS reading skills / Sam McCarter, Norman Whitby.
“Aimed at students between bands 4.5 and 7.5, this series has three preparation courses, Academic Reading, Academic Writing, and Listening and Speaking. The courses develop language, skills and test techniques to help students achieve a higher IELTS score.” (Syndetics summary)

Syndetics book coverImprove your IELTS writing skills / Sam McCarter, Norman Whitby.
“Aimed at students between bands 4.5 and 7.5, this series has three preparation courses, Academic Reading, Academic Writing, and Listening and Speaking. The courses develop language, skills and test techniques to help students achieve a higher IELTS score.” (Syndetics summary)

Syndetics book coverIELTS : the complete guide to general reading / Phil Biggerton.
“IELTS – The Complete Guide to General Reading takes you step by step, from a basic understanding of the IELTS exam to a point where you have the necessary skills and confidence to take the exam. You will be introduced to twelve question types commonly used in the IELTS exam: Short answers, Sentence completion, Summary completion, Multiple choice, Table completion, Labelling flowcharts and processes, Matching Paragraph selection, True, False, Not Given and Yes, No, Not Given, Headings, Diagrams. Apart from many practice exercises, 5 complete practice tests are also provided.” (Syndetics summary)

Syndetics book coverEnglish vocabulary for beginning ESL learners / Jean Yates.
“With English Vocabulary for Beginning ESL Learners you will soon be talking in English as if it were your first language. Inside you will find more than 1,500 commonly used words you hear at work, at school, and on the street, with topics that range from clothing to cooking, and from doctors to digital devices. This new edition also covers numbers, and the many ways that they are talked about in daily life.>” (Syndetics summary)

Syndetics book coverCheck your English vocabulary for IELTS / by Rawdon Wyatt.
“This bestselling workbook provides a resource for students studying towards the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) exam. It has been written for students at intermediate level and above, and is particularly appropriate for anyone who plans to study or train at an English-speaking college or university. Comprehensive answer key with additional information – Includes IELTS-style Speaking and Writing tasks with sample answers to allow for productive practice of target language.” (adapted from Syndetics summary)

Syndetics book coverEnglish grammar for ESL learners / Ed Swick.
Practice Makes Perfect: English Grammar for ESL Learners offers a complete overview of English grammar using concise, easy-to-understand language. It will help increase your confidence writing and communicating in English. Thanks to the proven Practice Makes Perfect format, you will polish your English grammar skills in no time at all. New! Test your overall comprehension with a review section” (adapted from Syndetics summary)

Prepare for IELTS : practice tests : general training module.
Prepare for IELTS Practice Tests: General Training Module provides an overview of the requirements of each module of the test and helps you to identify your strengths and any weaknesses through extensive test practice. Consisting of five practice tests for the Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking modules and prepared by experienced IELTS teachers, this book is ideal for in-class use or for students preparing independently for the General Training module of the test.” (Syndetics summary)

Syndetics book cover6 IELTS practice tests / Monica Sorrenson.
McGraw-Hill Education 6 IELTS Practice Tests with Audio is the ideal way to sharpen skills and prepare for this high-stakes English proficiency test required for admission or hiring by hundreds of schools, multinational corporations, and government agencies worldwide. Created by a veteran IELTS teacher and grader, it offers the intensive IELTS practice students need for success. Features 6 full-length IELTS practice tests just like the real exam. Clues embedded in the first two tests guide students and help them answer. Scripts for all Listening sections with highlighting to indicate answers to test questions” (Syndetics summary)

Syndetics book coverExpert IELTS 7.5 students’ resource book with key / Margaret Mathews, Katy Salisbury.
“…an intensive course for students looking for success in the International English Language Testing System (IELTS). …provides additional practice to help you consolidate your test-taking skills and build on language introduced in the Coursebook. All four skills are covered, including speaking, with test strategies to help you improve your skills and build confidence. It helps you stay focused to get the IELTS band score you need to achieve your goals, whether it’s getting a better job, entry to university or meeting visa requirements.” (adapted from Syndetics summary)

Syndetics book coverIELTS practice tests : with explanatory key / Peter May.
“Four practice tests with exam skills training and practice, and detailed explanations of answers.” (Syndetics summary)

Syndetics book coverLearning English as a foreign language for dummies / by Gavin Dudeney, Nicky Hockly.
“Do you know a bit of English, and want to improve without a teacher? Whether you’re a student, a traveller, or you just want to learn basic English, this plain-speaking guide will help you pick up the essentials so you’ll be understanding and speaking English in no time. Improve your grammar, speech, vocabulary and pronunciation at your own pace, and prepare yourself to get around in any English-speaking country comfortably – and without embarrassment!” (adapted from Syndetics summary)

Syndetics book coverPainless English for speakers of other languages / Jeffrey Strausser, José́ Paniza.
“Barron’s Painless Series authors’ main goal is to clear up students’ confusion and perk up their interest by emphasizing the intriguing and often exciting ways in which they can put each subject to practical use. Most of these books take a light-hearted approach to their subjects, often employing humor, and always presenting fun-learning exercises that include puzzles, games, and challenging “Brain Tickler” problems to solve. Both ESL students and teachers of ESL courses have found this book extremely helpful, especially in the way it anticipates and answers students’ most frequently asked questions about correct American English usage. This edition is better than ever.” (adapted from Syndetics summary)

Syndetics book coverGrammar express : for self-study or the classroom : with answers / Marjorie Fuchs & Margaret Bonner with Kenna Bourke.
Grammar Express has an easy-to-follow format, organized into four-page units that present and practise key grammar points. Cartoons or realia present grammar in meaningful contexts, there are clear grammar charts and explanations and be careful notes show typical errors.” (Syndetics summary)