Technical English: Vocabulary and Grammar

Technical English: Vocabulary and Grammar


By (author) Alison Pohl, By (author) Nick Brieger

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  • Publisher: British English
  • Format: Paperback | 192 pages
  • Dimensions: 210mm x 280mm x 8mm | 380g
  • Publication date: 25 August 2007
  • Publication City/Country: Oxford
  • ISBN 10: 1902741765
  • ISBN 13: 9781902741765
  • Illustrations note: Ill. glossaries
  • Sales rank: 259,704

Product description

This is an award-winning reference and practice book for class or self-study. Divided into vocabulary and grammar topic sections, each topic consists of input on the left-hand page, and exercises and tasks on the right-hand page.

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"Technical English stands out as a model for how these complex, multi-content, essential learning tools can be put together. The typography is clear and tidy, the colour tints are carefully chosen and the whole book shows exemplary attention to detail. Beyond pre-press, the materials are of high quality and the repro and presswork of a similar, high standard."; "As a supplementary book, Technical English is user-friendly with clear indexing. Relevant and clear illustrations along with an authentic final task in every unit ensure this book is set apart from your average workbook...sits well on your resource shelf." - English Teaching Professional 2004; "This is a technical English book with a difference. Instead of trying to teach the technical it concentrates on the language of the technical. It aims to develop the vocabulary and grammar required to communicate technical English from intermediate level. The layout is simple. Each unit is a double page spread with the language clearly presented on the left-hand page and the exercise on the right...It is useful as a practice book and as a reference work, for both self study and classroom use." - English Teaching Matters; "Defining exactly what technical English consists of is no easy matter, making this a welcome attempt to provide useful support material. Used judiciously, it should prove of great benefit." - EL Gazette; "...attractively presented and informative book...many visual supports, including drawings and cut-outs from trade newspapers. Chapters 30 to 49 introduce new language elements, such as passive structures and relevant prepositions. These chapters, too, are a pleasure to work with." - Business Spotlight;

Table of contents

Vocabulary: production 1; production 2; researach and development 1; research and development 2; information technology 1; information technology 2; logistics; quality; health and safety; engineering; automotive; chemical; pharmaceutical 1; pharmaceutical 2; construction; electrical; electronics; energy; civil engineering; mining; petroleum; plastics; agro-industry; pulp and paper; telecoms 1; telecoms 2; textiles. Grammar uses: present tenses - present simple, present continuous, present perfect; past tenses - past simple, past continuous, past perfect; future forms; conditionals; verb phrases; active vs passive; causation; obligation and requirements; cause and effect; ability and inability; scale of likelihood; relative clauses; subordinate clauses of result and purpose; countable and uncountable nouns; comparison of adjectives; adjectives and adverbs; prepositions of time; prepositions of place; quantifiers; contrasting ideas. Glossary of grammatical terms; answer key; checklist; glossary of technical vocabulary.