COBUILD Idioms Dictionary Collins COBUILD Dictionaries for Learners

This new edition of the Collins COBUILD Idioms Dictionary offers comprehensive and up-to-date coverage of the most important English idioms from around the world.

Author: Collins Uk

Publisher: Collins Cobuild

ISBN: 9780008375454

Category: Reference

Page: 592

View: 276

This new edition of the Collins COBUILD Idioms Dictionary offers comprehensive and up-to-date coverage of the most important English idioms from around the world. Collins COBUILD Idioms Dictionary offers in-depth coverage of the most important idioms in English, and provides additional information about how common they are, in which contexts they should be used, what they mean and how to use them. This edition has been revised and updated to provide learners with detailed information on idioms in a language that is easy to understand. The 2-colour layout of the dictionary means that it is easier than ever for students to find the information they need. With new idioms and updated examples from the Collins Corpus, this new edition is packed with information on what idioms really mean and how to use them. Many of the new idioms come from varieties of English spoken all over the world, from Britain to the USA, from South Africa to Australia. The dictionary also includes helpful cross-references, making finding the idiom you need easy. There is also a self-study exercise section at the back of the book so that students can practise and consolidate what they have learnt. The fully-revised thematic index provides learners with the most useful English idioms, organized according to theme, along with real corpus examples. As with all COBUILD products, the Collins Corpus provides thousands of examples showing how the idioms are used in the English language today. In addition, there are hundreds of fascinating notes on the origins of idioms, which will allow students to gain a fuller understanding of the English language. Attractively presented, the Collins COBUILD Idioms Dictionary will prove to be a fascinating and invaluable resource for learners and teachers of English and anyone who wants to gain a greater appreciation of the English language.

Collins COBUILD Idioms Dictionary

This new edition of the Collins COBUILD Idioms Dictionary offers comprehensive and up-to-date coverage of the most important English idioms from around the world.

Author: HarperCollins UK

Publisher: Collins

ISBN: 9780007435494

Category: English language

Page: 576

View: 383

This new edition of the Collins COBUILD Idioms Dictionary offers comprehensive and up-to-date coverage of the most important English idioms from around the world. Collins COBUILD Idioms Dictionary offers in-depth coverage of the most important idioms in English, and provides additional information about how common they are, in which contexts they should be used, what they mean and how to use them. This edition has been fully revised to provide learners with detailed information on idioms in a language that is easy to understand. The new, 2-colour layout of the dictionary means that it is easier than ever for students to find the information they need. With over a thousand new idioms, this major new edition is packed with information on what idioms really mean and how to use them. Many of the new idioms come from varieties of English spoken all over the world, from Britain to the USA, from South Africa to Australia. A new feature of this edition is the addition of helpful cross-references, making finding the idiom you need easy. There is also a self-study exercise section at the back of the book so that students can practise and consolidate what they have learnt. The fully-revised thematic index provides learners with the most useful English idioms, organized according to theme, along with real corpus examples. As with all COBUILD products, the Collins Corpus provides thousands of examples showing how the idioms are used in the English language today. In addition, there are hundreds of fascinating notes on the origins of idioms, which will allow students to gain a fuller understanding of the English language. Attractively presented, the Collins COBUILD Idioms Dictionary will prove to be a fascinating and invaluable resource for learners and teachers of English and anyone who wants to gain a greater appreciation of the English language.

Collins COBUILD Pocket Idioms Dictionary

''POCKET IDIOMS DICTIONARY'' This easy to use dictionary deals with over 3000 current British and American idioms.

Author:

Publisher: Collins

ISBN: 9780003750959

Category: English language

Page: 649

View: 706


Collins Cobuild Dictionary of Idioms

This second edition offers in-depth treatment of the most important idioms in current British- and American-English.

Author: COBUILD.

Publisher: Collins Cobuild

ISBN: 9780007134014

Category: Education

Page: 496

View: 451

This second edition offers in-depth treatment of the most important idioms in current British- and American-English. It provides detailed information about the frequency, contexts, meanings and usage of the most important idioms in English.

Collins Cobuild Dictionary of Idioms

This is an important new dictionary from the innovative COBUILD team. It explains approximately 4400 current British and American English idioms.

Author: John McHardy Sinclair

Publisher: Collins

ISBN: 9780003750300

Category: English language

Page: 493

View: 212


COBUILD Dictionary of Idioms

Author: Elizabeth Potter

Publisher:

ISBN: 9780003709469

Category:

Page:

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Idioms Dictionary

New to this edition is fascinating information about the origins of hundreds of idioms, essential for learners wishing to gain a fuller understanding of the language.

Author: John Sinclair

Publisher: Collins Cobuild

ISBN: 9780007423774

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 496

View: 166

This reissue of the second edition of the Collins COBUILD Dictionary of Idioms offers in-depth treatment of the most important idioms in current British and American English. The Dictionary of Idioms offers in-depth coverage of the most important idioms in English, and provides additional information about their frequency, contexts, meanings, and usage. Thousands of examples from the Bank of English have been used to illustrate clearly how the idioms are used in the language today. New to this edition is fascinating information about the origins of hundreds of idioms, essential for learners wishing to gain a fuller understanding of the language. Clearly laid-out and easy-to-use, the Collins COBUILD Dictionary of Idioms will prove to be fascinating and invaluable to teachers and learners of English at all levels.

Collins COBUILD Idioms Workbook

Units are arranged logically by meaning, allowing learners to build a comprehensive record of key idioms. This book should prove a useful tool for learners wishing to explore this difficult but fascinating area of English.

Author:

Publisher: Collins Cobuild

ISBN: 9780007134007

Category: English language

Page: 64

View: 691

This second edition is a companion to the Collins Dictionary of Idioms - clarifying key idioms with thorough practice. It deals with 100 of the most common idioms in contemporary English, providing thorough practice and explanation through carefully graded exercises. The workbook uses hundreds of examples from the Bank of English to ensure that learners meet idioms as they are really used. Units are arranged logically by meaning, allowing learners to build a comprehensive record of key idioms. This book should prove a useful tool for learners wishing to explore this difficult but fascinating area of English.

COBUILD Essential English Dictionary

The Collins COBUILD Essential English Dictionary is an engaging, illustrated dictionary aimed at elementary and pre-intermediate learners of English of all ages.

Author: Collins Cobuild

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 0007580703

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 520

View: 666

The Collins COBUILD Essential English Dictionary is an engaging, illustrated dictionary aimed at elementary and pre-intermediate learners of English of all ages.

Collins COBUILD Advanced American English Dictionary

This new edition of the Collins COBUILD American Advanced Dictionary offers up-to-date coverage of today's English in a clear, attractive format.

Author: Collins UK

Publisher: Collins Cobuild

ISBN: 9780008135775

Category:

Page: 1680

View: 371

This new edition of the Collins COBUILD American Advanced Dictionary offers up-to-date coverage of today's English in a clear, attractive format. This dictionary is ideal for upper intermediate and advanced learners of American English. It covers all the words, phrases and idioms that students need to learn and master to be able to speak and write effective American 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. The dictionary offers a wealth of knowledge and provides extensive help with grammar, including grammar patterns and a grammar reference in the supplement. A wide range of vocabulary-building features, many of them with full-colour illustrations, encourage students to expand and improve their accuracy and fluency. The dictionary also includes an Activity Guide, which helps students learn how to get the most out of the dictionary; a Writer's Handbook, which gives guidance on spelling, punctuation, letter-writing and CVs, and a Speaker's Handbook, which gives advice on the best set phrases to use in key situations. The Collins COBUILD American Advanced Dictionary provides invaluable and detailed guidance on the English language, and is the complete reference tool for learners of American English.

A Dictionary of Confusable Phrases

Hyamson, A. M. A Dictionary of English Phrases. Detroit, MI: Gale ... Partridge,
Eric. A Dictionary of Catch Phrases, British and American, from the Sixteenth
Century to the Present Day. ... Collins Cobuild Dictionary of Idioms. London:
Harper ...

Author: Yuri Dolgopolov

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 0786459956

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 403

View: 467

Covering over 10,000 idioms and collocations characterized by similarity in their wording or metaphorical idea which do not show corresponding similarity in their meanings, this dictionary presents a unique cross-section of the English language. Though it is designed specifically to assist readers in avoiding the use of inappropriate or erroneous phrases, the book can also be used as a regular phraseological dictionary providing definitions to individual idioms, clichés, and set expressions. Most phrases included in the dictionary are in active current use, making information about their meanings and usage essential to language learners at all levels of proficiency.

Collins COBUILD Essential English Dictionary

With over 8,000 entries, and an attractive full-colour illustrated supplement, this is the perfect dictionary for adults or younger students who are starting out on their journey of learning English.

Author:

Publisher: Collins

ISBN: 9780007556533

Category: English language

Page: 128

View: 798

The Collins COBUILD Essential English Dictionary is an engaging, illustrated dictionary aimed at elementary and pre-intermediate learners of English of all ages. With over 8,000 entries, and an attractive full-colour illustrated supplement, this is the perfect dictionary for adults or younger students who are starting out on their journey of learning English. The words and phrases will equip students with English from A1 (elementary) to approximately intermediate level (B1). The Collins COBUILD Essential English Dictionary covers all the essential words, phrases and idioms that students need to learn. The definitions are written using simple language and the dictionary contains thousands of examples of real English, showing the learner how English is really used. The dictionary also includes a thesaurus which focuses on 50 of the most overused words in English and will help students to expand their vocabulary and increase their fluency. With hundreds of line drawings illustrating key terms, and the full-colour illustrated supplement of essential topics, the Collins COBUILD Essential English Dictionary is the ideal reference tool for beginner learners of English.

Idioms

Cambridge University Press (Cambridge) Cambridge dictionary of American
idioms (2003) ed. by P. Heacock. Contains over 5,000 entries; ... Collins
COBUILD (London) Collins COBUILD Idioms Dictionary (2nd ed.) (2002) by E.
Schuhbeck.

Author: Dilin Liu

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351563319

Category: Education

Page: 208

View: 539

This comprehensive, up-to-date, and accessible text on idiom use, learning, and teaching approaches the topic with a balance of sound theory and extensive research in cognitive linguistics, psycholinguistics, corpus linguistics, and sociolinguistics combined with informed teaching practices. Idioms is organized into three parts: Part I includes discussion of idiom definition, classification, usage patterns, and functions. Part II investigates the process involved in the comprehension of idioms and the factors that influence individuals’ understanding and use of idioms in both L1 and L2. Part III explores idiom acquisition and the teaching and learning of idioms, focusing especially on the strategies and techniques used to help students learn idioms. To assist the reader in grasping the key issues, study questions are provided at the end of each chapter. The text also includes a glossary of special terms and an annotated list of selective idiom reference books and student textbooks. Idioms is designed to serve either as a textbook for ESL/applied linguistics teacher education courses or as a reference book. No matter how the book is used, it will equip ESL/applied linguistics students and professionals with a solid understanding of various issues related to idioms and the learning of them.

Collins COBUILD Idioms Workbook

This title focuses on 300 of the most common idioms in current use in both Britain and America.

Author: Malcolm Goodale

Publisher: Collins

ISBN: 9780003750386

Category: English language

Page: 196

View: 630

This title focuses on 300 of the most common idioms in current use in both Britain and America. Special attention is given to the semantic and syntactic variations of many idioms. The material is suitable for both class work and self-study and can be used with Cobuild's student dictionary.

Croatian English dictionary of idioms

Author: Dalibor Vrgoč

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Croatian language

Page: 1028

View: 152


A Constructional Approach to Idioms and Word Formation

However , defining ' canonical form ' this way would be circular , as this form
would by definition be the most frequent one . ? So I instead define ' canonical
form ' as the main form listed in the Collins COBUILD idioms dictionary . This form
 ...

Author: Susanne Z. Riehemann

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Grammar, Comparative and general

Page: 317

View: 750


COBUILD Advanced Learner s Dictionary KINDLE ONLY EDITION

The 8th edition of the Collins COBUILD Advanced Learner’s Dictionary offers up-to-date coverage of today’s English in a clear, attractive format.

Author: Collins Cobuild

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 0007580630

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 1968

View: 291

The 8th edition of the Collins COBUILD Advanced Learner’s Dictionary offers up-to-date coverage of today’s English in a clear, attractive format.

Number Idioms Hole in One

In fact the word number itself can be found in any number of idioms. This books looks at a number of them, one by one, and a zillion others. For example, if you crunch numbers, are you stepping on them?

Author: John Sailors

Publisher:

ISBN: 9781938688096

Category:

Page: 106

View: 336

Number Idioms: Hole in One! introduces more than 200 common phrases that contain numbers, phrases like one of a kind, two peas in a pod, sixes and sevens, cloud nine, and one in a million. Features. The book's dictionary format makes it easy to use. Features include: - Carefully researched definitions.- Parts-of-Speech labels.- Explanations of phrases and their origins.- Two example sentences for each idiom illustrating its use.- Examples of many idioms used in real news headlines.- Exercises and crossword puzzles.The book is also a great reference dictionary for English learners and native English speakers.Number Idioms. The earliest writing systems were created not for words but numbers, so human thought has been focused on counting since we began recording it. It;s not surprising, then, that we have numerous colorful idioms, proverbs, and expressions that use numbers, expressing thoughts and feelings in counting. In fact the word number itself can be found in any number of idioms. This books looks at a number of them, one by one, and a zillion others. For example, if you crunch numbers, are you stepping on them? If someone is running a one-man show, why do we say the person wears many hats?The Idioms. This book's phrases were selected through a careful search of idiom and phrasal verb dictionaries, standard dictionaries, and online sources, with emphasis on language that is common in English today.Definitions. To ensure accuracy, this book's definitions and explanations were written after thorough research using numerous sources, among them: - The Oxford English Dictionary.- MerriamWebster.com.- The American Heritage Dictionary.- The American Heritage Dictionary of Idioms (Ammer).- Webster's New World Dictionary.- Collins Cobuild Dictionary.- MacmillanDictionary.com.- Cambridge Learner's Dictionary.- Various idiom and phrasal verb dictionaries.Examples. Two example sentences for each idiom illustrate how phrases are commonly used, as determined with research into examples offered in dictionaries and authentic uses found in word banks. In addition, examples of idioms appearing in real news headlines are scattered throughout the book.Idioms by Topic. Idioms make the English language colorful and give us different ways to say things. But for English learners, they're a pain in the neck (an idiom that means "a lot of trouble"), because there are so many to learn. But learning idioms by topic helps solve the problem, since students will more quickly understand and internalize languages, and more-easily remember it later.Targets in English has developed numerous books that teach idioms by topic, such as sports idioms, money idioms, and food idioms.

Idiomatic Mastery in a First and Second Language

For the English idioms, Collins Cobuild Idioms Dictionary (2002) was used. It has
taken its material from the Bank of England (Corpus) and includes both British
and American expressions. The dictionary distinguishes between 'very frequent' ...

Author: Monica Karlsson

Publisher: Multilingual Matters

ISBN: 1788922387

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page:

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The comprehension, retention and production of idiomatic expressions is one of the most difficult areas of the lexicon for second language (L2) learners, even very advanced students, to master. This book investigates this under-researched and interesting aspect of language acquisition, shedding light on both conventional uses of idiomatic expressions as well as creative variant forms. The chapters in the book delve into different aspects of idiomatic mastery: students’ comprehension of canonically used idioms in both their first and second language; the effects of multimedia and visualization techniques on learners’ comprehension and retention of L2 idioms; students’ misinterpretations of L2 idioms; L2 learners’ comprehension of creative idiom variants and their use of idioms in free composition writing.

COBUILD Intermediate Learner s Dictionary KINDLE ONLY EDITION

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.

Author: Collins Cobuild

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 0007580657

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 1028

View: 304

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.