Think like a chess grandmaster . . . in just a year! Andrew Soltis has selected 365 short games to analyze, step by step, and arranged them as daily lessons for players who can't devote hours to study. Each one features test-yourself quizzes and diagrams for visual learners, while challenging tactics appear several times so you can learn how to use them to full advantage.
The late Ned Sherrin's personal choice of humorous quotations, from witty one-liners to the punchlines of sparkling anecdotes. Laugh at - and borrow! - gems from classic writers and humorists, from Oscar Wilde and Groucho Marx to Jerry Seinfeld and Russell Brand.
A workbook for non-native English speakers wishing to expand their language skills in preparation for the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) exam. It provides exercises to help teach and build vocabulary related to the IELTS examination and also covers grammar, use of English, comprehension and spelling.
This brand-new edition of the Compact Oxford Dictionary & Thesaurus is a great reference tool, combining a dictionary and thesaurus integrated into one volume, making it ideal for all your language needs.
Explains how all the different types of cryptic clue work and shows how to spot the tricks of the compiler's trade. This book also includes practice puzzles and handy lists of words and abbreviations that setters commonly use as their cryptic building blocks.
Four of the funniest recent episodes from the topical comedy show, presented by Miles Jupp2017 marked the 40th anniversary of The News Quiz, `the finest topical comedy panel game known to radio' and a guaranteed provider of headlines, punchlines and sparkling satirical wit.
This is the ultimate one-stop resource. Easy to use with the latest facts, figures and statistics on every conceivable subject - from science and technology to sport and culture, and religion and mythology.
With over 85,000 words to choose from, the 'Oxford Rhyming Dictionary' is quick and easy to use with a comprehensive index, with words in order by sound rather than alphabetically, according to how they are spoken rather than how they are spelt. You can find a gluey Drambuie, pastrami with tsunami, or a Salt Lake City subcommittee.
A comprehensive, single-volume encyclopaedia. Over 12,000 entries cover science, technology, the arts, politics, sports, and geography. Suitable for family reference, students, and a handy desk reference for professionals.
Covers topics such as Aquaculture, Haemophilia, Isochronous, Neuralgia, Polyunsaturated, and Rodenticide. This book is about the building blocks of the English language - the beginnings and endings, and sometimes the middles - that help form or adapt many of the words we use. It helps you understand better the language of your workplace.
Lists superstitions, both common and obscure. These include divinations, spells, cures, charms, signs and omens, rituals and taboos. Each superstition is placed in context through quotes that offer a picture of usage, history, and evolution. This fascinating dictionary is meant for those with an interest in superstitions.
From writing poems to writing birthday cards, and from the garret to the classroom, this title contains rhymes for 45,000 words, including proper names, place names, and foreign terms used in English. Its features include in-text notes to help you create rhymes, examples to show how other writers have used rhymes, and writing tips and examples.
Written specifically for intermediate learners and their needs, with a focus on building vocabulary through topics, and on boosting accuracy and confidence. This dictionary explains difficult words so that students understand the definitions without having to look elsewhere. It also accompanies a CD-ROM.
Gives the history, meanings, and origin of a range of place names from across the world, with details of former names as well as the name in the local language. This is a guide for those with an interest in world affairs.
Designed to offer both a reference for spelling and also a guide to recommended word breaks for line endings in printed text, whether on paper or in electronic form. This book gives guidance on spelling and form, including capitalization, hyphenation of compounds, UK and US spelling, and irregular inflections. It is useful for writers and editors.
Providing a description of the English language, this electronic version gives the user access to over 240,000 words, phrases, and definitions. This CD-ROM offers useful appendices, a Guide to Good English, and interactive word games, with spoken pronunciations for thousands of words. It also includes a Word Histories feature.
This is a new and fully revised edition of the world's best-selling, most practical pocket English dictionary, with a new, open text design to make it even more user friendly. This title replaces ISBN 0-19-860571-4.
Offers over 300,000 alternative and opposite words. Synonyms are given in order of usefulness, showing the most relevant synonym first. This thesaurus is suitable for all kinds of writing needs: study, letters, reports, creative writing, and for general reference.
Based on evidence from the Oxford English Corpus, a databank with hundreds of millions of words of English, this dictionary provides a selection of 90,000 words, phrases, and definitions and offers a coverage of essential, everyday vocabulary. It also features notes on spelling and grammar.
The definitive guide to French grammar which no department or serious student can be without. * Concise and comprehensive * Covers all the principal areas of grammar relevant to GCSE, Advanced Level and beyond * Detailed index * Exercise section for further practice
This is a comprehensive thesaurus providing coverage of current English. It includes a special section, tailored to the needs of students, offering advice on how to use a thesaurus and how to write effectively for assignments at college, university, and beyond.
A special twinpack comprising the Compact Oxford English Dictionary for Students, and the Compact Oxford Thesaurus for Students, providing two essential reference books specially written for students in a compact and affordable paperback format.
The popular and lively guide to the language of evasion, hypocrisy, prudery, and deceit. Organized in A-Z format, with thematic index - and now including short articles on fruitful areas of euphemistic language, such as business and commerce, death, sex, and the human body.
This updated collection offers a vivid picture of the world in the 20th and 21st centuries against a backdrop of landmark events. From Catherine Tate and The Simpsons, to Mother Teresa and Winston Churchill, here are the key voices of our time. An authoritative look-up reference, and an enjoyable source for browsing: the perfect gift.
This revised edition of the world-famous Concise Oxford English Dictionary presents the most accurate picture of English today. It has been updated with hundreds of new words, and contains a brand-new browsable centre section featuring fascinating vocabulary as well as an 'English Uncovered' supplement.
This handy guide provides the basic information about grammar and punctuation that people need on a daily basis. Arranged in an A-Z format, the book contains entries for standard grammatical terms and deals with specific questions of usage such as the difference between 'may' and 'might', 'that' and 'which'.
This is a durable, affordable, and portable colour dictionary and thesaurus combined. It features a clear new colour design with integrated dictionary and thesaurus entries for ease of use, and has been updated with the latest vocabulary.
Containing everything from planets and prize winners to Bond films and bingo, this book puts facts and figures at your fingertips. It is useful for pub quizzes, crosswords, winning that argument or just dipping into for fun.
Featuring more than 90,000 facts from 240 fields of interest, this pocket-sized guide to important general knowledge covers everything from national holidays to Nobel Prize winners and includes biographies for more than 1,400 prominant people. Original.
This encyclopedia provides comprehensive and up-to-date coverage of current affairs, science, technology, sport, the arts, history, geography and much more. New entries have been added to cover the most recent events in all these areas.