The 3rd edition of the Collins COBUILD Intermediate Learner's Dictionary offers up-to-date coverage of today's English in a clear, attractive format. This dictionary is ideal for intermediate-level learners of English. With full-sentence definitions written in simple, natural English, this dictionary is easy to use and understand. The examples, taken from the 4.5-billion-word Collins Corpus, show learners how the words are used in authentic contexts. This dictionary covers all the essential words, phrases, and idioms that students at this level need to learn, and provides help with grammar and usage. A wide range of vocabulary-building features, many of them with full-colour illustrations, encourage students to learn new words and improve their fluency. The dictionary also includes a Visual Thesaurus, which provides alternatives to the 50 most over-used words in English; an Activity Guide, which helps students learn how to get the most out of the dictionary, and a Grammar Reference, which explains key points of English grammar. The Collins COBUILD Intermediate Learner's Dictionary provides invaluable guidance on the English language, and is the complete reference tool for learners of English.
Collins Pocket Business English Dictionary is the ideal reference for anybody who uses English for business. This handy, pocket-sized dictionary contains all the words and phrases you need to succeed in today's business world and to communicate with confidence in every situation. This dictionary contains up-to-date information on all the words and phrases used in international business, in both American and British English. As well as key business terms, the dictionary also contains a number of general English terms, which will enable users to communicate in all situations, whether in a business meeting or socializing with colleagues. This means that this is the only dictionary they need to carry with them. Definitions are written using simple language and are easy to understand. Examples, showing how words are used in business situations, are taken from the Collins Business Corpus. Collocations boxes show users how to build natural-sounding sentences in English. The dictionary also contains a supplement on useful phrases for business, which will ensure that users have all the language they need to communicate confidently in meetings, when negotiating and when socializing with their colleagues.
A workbook that introduces the most frequently used idioms in English and shows you how to use them effectively. Collins "Work on Your Idioms" is a new practice book for learners who want to increase the number of idioms they know and be confident in using them. Each unit presents students with a selection of idioms and clear examples of when and how to use them. This is followed by practice exercises to ensure the learner will be able to remember and use what they have learnt in their written and spoken English. Collins "Work on Your Idioms" features the 300 most commonly used idioms, which have been carefully selected based on Collins Corpus research. It provides plenty of useful practice with authentic, up-to-date examples of usage in context, and is ideal for use alongside an idioms dictionary such as the Collins Cobuild Idioms Dictionary. Focuses on the 300 most commonly used idioms. Twenty five 4-page units with clear presentation followed by practice exercises, which focus on showing students how and when to use the idioms they learn. Idioms are grouped into themes, making it easier to memorize them. Useful notes on American English variants. Helpful study tips on learning and remembering idioms. Contains an index for easy reference. Includes the answer key, making it ideal for self-study. Suitable for CEF level B1-C2.
With its clear layout, this invaluable book offers the learner of Chinese or English the essential two-in-one reference: an up-to-date dictionary and a user-friendly language supplement in one handy volume. The Collins Chinese Dictionary is designed for learners of Chinese or English, from beginner up to university level. It is the ideal text for anyone who needs easy access to both a dictionary and a practical language supplement.
With innovations such as DefinitionsPLUS and vocabulary builders, the Collins Cobuild Intermediate Dictionary of British English transforms the learner's dictionary from an occasional reference into the ultimate resource and must-have dictionary for language learners. The definitions have been created using a controlled vocabulary, and each definition has been reviewed by a team of classroom teachers to ensure that they are appropriate for learners at the intermediate level.
This major new edition of the Collins Cobuild English Usage is a modern, easy-to-use and in-depth guide to English usage, aimed at upper-intermediate and advanced learners and teachers of English. Collins Cobuild English Usage has been designed to help learners to use individual words correctly, and choose the right words and structures for the meaning they want to convey. The title not only explains what English words mean, but also provides information on how the words actually work. The title covers a range of different areas of the English language, to help learners use the language naturally and effectively. It provides clear information on easily confused words, words with similar meanings, and help with words that are often tricky for learners to understand. Entries are organized alphabetically so that they are easy to find, and each has a clear explanation of when and how to use the word. Each entry also includes examples from the Collins Corpus, which show how the words are really used in everyday English. In addition to information on usage, the title includes helpful grammar boxes, which explain elements of English grammar which students need to be able to write and speak in English. A supplement of various topics, including punctuation and academic writing, will help to ensure that learners have all the information they need to be able to communicate effectively and accurately. Collins Cobuild English Usage has been thoroughly revised and updated, based on extensive corpus research and is now easier to use than ever. With additional information on American English, and warning notes highlighting particular problems, Collins Cobuild English Usage is an indispensible tool for learning English today.
Collins Cobuild Key Words for the TOEIC Test is a brand-new vocabulary book containing all the essential words and phrases that students need to succeed in the TOEIC. Collins Cobuild Key Words for the TOEIC Test has been specially created for foreign learners of American English who plan to take the TOEIC to demonstrate that they have the required ability to communicate effectively in English in a workplace environment. Collins Cobuild Key Words for the TOEIC Test covers the words and phrases that students need to master in order to achieve the scores required by the top employers. Key Words for the TOEIC Test is unique in that the vocabulary items are organized alphabetically, in a dictionary style, and words are clearly labelled according to topic. The title has been created to act as self-study vocabulary support, which students can use in addition to their regular course books or skills books while preparing for the exam. Hundreds of vocabulary-building features, synonyms, phrases and collocations help students to enrich their vocabulary and increase their accuracy and fluency. Business correspondence boxes give tips on which expressions to use in specific work situations. To help students consolidate what they have learnt, the title also includes a thematic word list section, organized according to topics that frequently appear in the TOEIC. Vocabulary items are explained using simple language and are presented in a clear and easy-to-use format, which makes Collins Cobuild Key Words for the TOEIC Test ideal for students preparing for the TOEIC. Students can feel confident that Collins Cobuild Key Words for the TOEIC will fully prepare them for the exam and help them achieve the score they are aiming for.
This new first edition of the Collins Essential Chinese Dictionary has been specially designed to meet the needs of learners of both Chinese and English. A clear layout, up-to-date coverage of everyday words and phrases and a user-friendly language supplement make this dictionary the ideal portable companion. Collins Essential Chinese Dictionary has been written for all those learning Chinese or English for study or for travel. It is the ideal text for anyone who needs a wealth of reliable information in a portable format. The Collins Essential Chinese Dictionary contains all the everyday words and phrases used in today's Chinese and English that you will need to know, with a practical language supplement. This dictionary offers extra help with essential vocabulary, and thousands of useful phrases to guide you to the correct translation. To help with the pronunciation of Chinese words, the dictionary includes pinyin for all Chinese headwords, translations, phrases and examples. Pinyin is the official phonetic system for transcribing Chinese characters into the Roman alphabet, and is accepted in all Chinese-speaking countries. In addition, the dictionary also includes both simplified and traditional or complex Chinese characters. Simplified characters are generally used in mainland China and Singapore, while traditional characters are mainly used in Taiwan, Hong Kong and Macau. The radical index is a clear guide to looking up Chinese characters, helping the user to navigate the dictionary and find Chinese characters without knowing their pronunciation. Other titles available in the Collins Chinese range are the Collins Gem Chinese Dictionary, the Collins Pocket Chinese Dictionary, the Collins Easy Learning Mandarin Chinese Dictionary and the Collins Chinese Dictionary.
Collins Pocket Arabic Dictionary offers learners extensive and up-to-date coverage of Arabic and English in a portable format, with a handy supplement of essential grammar points for each language. This Arabic dictionary is designed for all levels of language learner, whether at home, at school, or at work. It is the ideal text for anyone who needs a wealth of reliable information in a portable format. Collins Arabic Pocket Dictionary contains all the everyday words and phrases used in today's Arabic and English that you will need to know. An easy-to-use and reliable dictionary. A two-way dictionary: English-Arabic and Arabic-English. A grammar supplement covers the essential grammar points for both languages. The clear user-friendly layout ensures that you can quickly find the information you need. All Arabic words, phrases and translations are phonetically transcribed - ideal for beginners.