Different Book Types & Genre

source: Learn English with Let's Talk     2016年3月29日
Spoken English lesson - Different Book Types & Genre ( Learn English online)
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Two main categories of books:
One is fiction and the other one is non - fiction. Fiction books are stories that are made up by he author, stories that are not real whereas the non-fiction books contain factual information such as biographies and history books.

The types of books that are available in the market are:
Paperback books - Physical books with a thick paperboard cover. basically real books.
E-book - An electronic version of a printed book which can be read on a computer or a specifically designed handheld device.

The other way to locate a book online or at the store is by providing the ISBN number which is an International Standard Book Number. It is a 13 digit code that is given by book numbering agencies to control and facilitate the activities within the publishing industry.

Below are the different Sub-types of Books:
Autobiography - an account of a person's life written by that person
Book series - Books that are sequenced with the same characteristics.
Encyclopedia -a book or set of books giving information on many subjects or on many aspects of one subject and typically arranged alphabetically.
Thriller/ Mystery - These stories are based on imagination . Stories about crime, murders, suspense.
Romance - Love stories
Satire -Satire is a technique employed by writers to expose and criticize foolishness and corruption of an individual or a society by using humour, irony, exaggeration or ridicule.
Cook books - Books with various recipes that you can try out in your kitchen.
Children books - Fairy-tales, picture books that interests children.
Dictionary - a book or electronic resource that lists the words with the meanings.
Anthology -An anthology is a collection of literary works chosen by the compiler. It may be a collection of poems, short stories, plays, songs, or excerpts.
History - Books with the traces of the past events. Very informative and gives us the sense of what happened in the past.

The Technology Report: Can Batteries Last Forever?

source: VOA Learning English     2016年5月22日
A recent discovery by a scientist in California may help batteries last forever.
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How to improve your English vocabulary

source: Crown Academy of English 2014年10月7日
In this video, I explain why reading is so important for learning new English words and I give you tips and advice on what books, magazines and newspapers to read and where to find them. I mention both American English and British newspapers and magazines.
I then recommend some word games which will help you learn and remember new vocabulary while having fun.
Watching English television and films / movies is an excellent way to increase your vocabulary and I suggest a good method to choose words to add to your journal.
It is essential to use a good dictionary and thesaurus to look up new words and to take notes in a journal of related synonyms and antonyms. Other things to note in your vocabulary notebook or journal are example sentences, the context and the IPA phonetic transcript to help with the pronunciation.
All the advice for learning new vocabulary will help improve your general level of English in all areas (reading, writing, listening and speaking)
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LEARN ENGLISH AT HOME: How to choose a textbook

source: JamesESL English Lessons   2014年2月23日
http://www.engvid.com/ When you have the right textbook, you will find that learning English doesn't have to be hard or boring. If you are studying English on your own, I'll show you how to choose the right textbook -- what to look for, and what to avoid. These are the two English textbooks I mention at the end of the video: http://www.engvid.com/out/amz_basicgr... http://www.engvid.com/out/amz_azar Take a quiz on this lesson here: http://www.engvid.com/how-to-choose-a...

Talking About Families in English

source: Twominute English     2013年12月27日
Families are the most important part of our lives, and we'll be in many situations in which we have to talk about our families. You might meet relatives or friends, or even strangers and may discuss your family with them.
In this lesson we will see some conversations in which we will see phrases connected to the family. Listen to the lesson carefully, pause and practice whenever you want, and increase your English fluency.
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Position of Adverbs in English Sentences

source: Espresso English    2014年10月26日
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Basic English Grammar - Using "to be" to describe your life

source: Learn English with Rebecca     2012年11月2日
http://www.engvid.com/ The common verb "to be" is one of the most confusing verbs in English. In this basic grammar lesson, I'll show you how to use this verb to describe the present, past, and future events of your life. You must master these basics to speak good English. Test your understanding of this lesson by taking the quiz: http://www.engvid.com/use-to-be-to-de...

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English in a Minute: A Bitter Pill to Swallow

source: VOA Learning English    2015年8月8日
If medicine has an unpleasant taste, it is difficult to swallow. If a situation or fact is unpleasant, we say it is "a bitter pill to swallow." Learn more about this idiom in this episode of EIM!
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Learn English via Listening Level 3 - Lesson 23 - Charles Darwin

source: Daily English Conversation     2016年2月29日
Learn English via Listening Level 3 - Lesson 23 - Charles Darwin.
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