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—Updated ed. English.
NOTES ON THE RE-ISSUE AND UPDATE OF ENGLISH THROUGH PICTURES
DESIGN FOR LEARNING
These three pocketbooks are the remarkable invention of I. A. Richards and Christine Gibson. Designed for learning English in the quickest and clearest way— through pictures—learners are invited right from the beginning to put widely useful words to work in key sentence patterns where meaning is clearly shown in pictures. Each sentence situation builds to a successful discovery of the next, while confirming mastery of the earlier steps. The simplified black and white drawings allow the learner to focus on the sentence patterns and on success in taking control of language. Comparisons of sentence situations can be made on the individual frames on a page and through a systematic building on all that has gone before. Workbooks included in Books I and II challenge and reinforce growing competencies, while at the same time providing enriched reading and writing well within the learner’s grasp. Motivation for learning comes from handling increasingly complex patterns successfully and confidently.
WORDS WITH POWER
The three pocketbooks focus on a small, careful selection of the most widely useful English words put into key patterns. These are words with power to define other words and to improve the possibilities of successful communication in any field of human endeavour. Today these are the words of an English most commonly employed throughout the planet. Book I contains a vocabulary of 250 words; an additional 500 word vocabulary is developed in Book II. These 750 words are used in Book III to build a command of 1000 words which, by their defining power, hold the possibility of understanding another 20,000 words of English. Book III invites learners to explore much useful information
about the world in which they live while continuing the crucial...