Description : The Longman Language Activator takes you from a key word or basic idea, like good, and shows you more precise words or phrases with information on register, context and grammar structures. It provides all the collocations and phrases needed to write correctly.
Description : This workbook has been written especially for use with the Longman Language Activator and offers a full answer key, making it ideal for classroom or self-study. Special units have been written on exam preparation and vocabulary development and, therefore, it is useful for FCE practice.
Description : This book is concerned with bilingual thematic dictionaries (BTDs). The three chief aims of the research project are: 1) to identify the characteristic features of the bilingual thematic dictionary, 2) to gauge its usefulness, and 3) to make suggestions as to how it could be improved. Various approaches are adopted in order to reveal the nature of the BTD. The typological approach considers the lexicographic genres (bilingual, thematic, and pedagogical) which have been combined to create this hybrid reference work. Particular attention is paid to the BTD's immediate forerunner and closest lexicographic relative: the monolingual thematic learner's dictionary. Detailed textual analyses of contemporary thematic dictionaries identify the characteristic features of the macrostructure, microstructure, and other components from a structural perspective. In order to evaluate the usefulness of the BTD features identified, the textual analyses are supplemented by three pieces of user research involving a questionnaire (to elicit learners' opinions), a test (on the effectiveness of the access structure), and an experiment (to discover how a learner uses a BTD).
Description : The Longman Pocket Activator is a convenient version of the Longman Language Activator®. This dictionary expands students¿ vocabulary and improves their ability to express themselves fluently. The Longman Pocket Activator groups similar word- and phrase- meanings together, and highlights key differences in definitions and usage. There are helpful labels, corpus-based example sentences, and grammar pointers within definitions to guide students in selecting the right word for the right circumstances. Features: • Easy-to-use vocabulary finder • Accessible key words and basic ideas guide vocabulary exploration • Thousands of examples showing real usage and natural communication • Spoken communication tips for everyday situations
Description : Do your intermediate students need to build their vocabulary? Do they need help with writing skills? If so, the Longman Essential Activator gives them just the help they need. It expands their vocabulary by building on simple words they already know, and the Longman Writing Coach CD-ROM improves their writing skills.
Description : This book is a unique dictionary for intermediate level students who want to expand their vocabulary and improve their writing skills. From just 600 basic words - such as 'useful' - students can learn thousands more - such as 'invaluable', 'handy' and 'versatile'. Expand your vocabulary: from 600 basic words or concepts like 'walk', 'decide' or 'angry', students can learn thousands more. Updated Colour Word Banks help students learn words by organising them by common essay topics, such as books & literature. There are clear definitions and plenty of natural examples help you choose the right word every time Write essays that impress. New to this edition: Check your own writing against model essays on common topics - from environment to technology ; Learn how to structure your essays correctly, using the Writing Tips ; A wide range of exercise types, from 'Choose the Right Word' to full guided essay writing practice with model essays and feedback ; Interactive Grammar and Communication guides to find the correct words, phrases and grammar.
Description : Clear Definitions Your students will always understand the definitions, no matter how difficult or technical the word they are looking up. All definitions are written using the Longman Defining Vocabulary of just 2000 common words. Real Examples Your students will learn real, natural English. All the 155,000 examples are based on the Longman Corpus Network, and provide students with useful model sentences for their own writing. Frequency Information The 3000 most frequent words in both spoken and written English are highlighted only Longman dictionaries do this. together *Real life examples show words in context *Avoid errors by using the Word Focus boxes and usage notes *Find the meaning you want quickly with clear signposts *3000 most frequent words highlighted in red the only reliable list of frequent words, based entirely on corpus research The CD ROM *All headwords pronounced in British and American English *Find the meaning of any word in the dictionary simply by double-clicking *Over 1000 pronunciation exercises, including intonation practice *Exam practice for FCE, CAE, CPE, IELTS and TOEIC *Listen to 88,000 spoken examples to hear natural correct English sentences *1 million extra example sentences *Builds vocabulary using the Longman Language Activator Longman Writing Assistant The Longman Writing Assistant is a handy pop-up tool students can use while writing to find information on word choice, grammar, collocations and how to avoid common errors.