Derived from the COBUILD database, each book in this series provides clear and detailed explanations, supported by numerous English examples, on specific areas of English. Integrated language activity work reinforces the reference material, checking understanding and exploiting important vocabulary and usage. They are in a pocket format, and include an answer key. The first two titles are "Word Formations" and "Prepositions".
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'Collins COBUILD English Guides' provide extensive information on specific areas of today's English, using the evidence from 'The Bank of English' to select what is really important.
This book is suitable for upper-intermediate and advanced students and teachers of English. It focuses on some of the most frequently used metaphors in written and spoken English, with real examples taken from 'The Bank of English'.
Each chapter takes an aspect of the human world and looks at the metaphors which are derived from it. For example, the chapter on machines and vehicles looks at how words such as 'machinery', 'mechanism', and 'lever' are used metaphorically to talk about systems and actions.
• Thematic ordering and clear explanations
• 12 chapters, covering over 800 metaphors
• Over 1,500 real examples
• Detailed index for easy reference
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Book Description Collins CoBUILD, 1995. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 3709523