ESL Intermediate and Advanced Writing

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ESL (English as a Second Language) Writing – Intermediate & Advanced

Learning to effectively write in English can open new doors of opportunity. This easy-to-use ESL study guide is for anyone who is learning the English language and wishes to improve his or her written communication skills.

ESL Writing is an ideal supplement to textbooks and language courses, and is the perfect ESL workbook if you are ...

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Overview


ESL (English as a Second Language) Writing – Intermediate & Advanced

Learning to effectively write in English can open new doors of opportunity. This easy-to-use ESL study guide is for anyone who is learning the English language and wishes to improve his or her written communication skills.

ESL Writing is an ideal supplement to textbooks and language courses, and is the perfect ESL workbook if you are studying for a test such as the TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language).  

ESL Writing includes these exclusive features:

- Full review of writing in English, including grammar and vocabulary

- Builds upon your knowledge of writing in English as you ‘graduate’ from the Intermediate section of the book to the Advanced section

- Guides you from writing sentences to paragraphs to essays, along with teaching proofreading and revision skills

- Contains hundreds of special Intermediate and Advanced drills and exercises for improving skills with structure, mood, narration, description, comparison and contrast, and other writing elements
 

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780738601229
  • Publisher: Research & Education Association
  • Publication date: 9/1/2006
  • Series: English as a Second Language Series
  • Edition description: First
  • Pages: 304
  • Sales rank: 267,270
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 10.90 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author


Mary Ellen Munoz Page is a former bilingual training specialist and Spanish professor at the University of Florida, Gainesville. She received a B.A. in Spanish and history and an M.A. in Spanish from Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio. As a professor, Ms. Munoz Page received three "Voyages of Discovery" mini-grants to develop cultural modules on Costa Rica, Guatemala, and Spain. 
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ESL Intermediate/Advanced Writing is the perfect companion text to ESL Intermediate/ Advanced Grammar.  This guide has been designed to simply and clearly elevate students’ understanding and mastery of the English written word. The progressive approach employed in the book helps students move through the instruction and exercises at a moderate pace, mastering one concept before moving to the next, ultimately passing from the intermediate to the advanced level.  Student writers will be guided from creating complete sentences to paragraphs, then to developing fully-realized essays.
 
            At the intermediate level, students review the forms of sentence structure: simple, compound, and complex.  Along the way they learn to distinguish between correct sentences and sentence fragments.  By working on a variety of activities, students will improve their skills with parallel structure and mood, while correcting shifting errors and dangling participles. 
 
            The advanced level concentrates on writing different kinds of essays, such as narrative, descriptive, process, reaction, and comparison and contrast.  This section also presents writing samples of both students and professionals expressing ideas about everyday topics and themes, some of which provide non-native speakers with insight into American life and culture. 
 
            While ESL Intermediate/Advanced Writing is intended for advanced high school or college/university non-native speakers who are preparing to learn and enhance their English written communication skills, this book also serves as an excellent tool for native speakers who seek to further their writing mastery through self-study or test preparation.  Both levels will benefit from the grammar explanations that are interspersed throughout to enhance key writing practices and improve overall writing.
 
           
 

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Table of Contents

Contents
Part I-Intermediate Writing
Chapter 1-Sentence Structure
Objectives for Sentence Structure
Formulas
Review of Writing Complete Sentences
Embedded Questions
Tag Questions
Phrases
Subordinate Clauses
Chapter 2-Introduction to Writing Paragraphs
Introduction to Writing
Objectives for Writing
Slang vs. Formal English
Verbosity
Objectives for Writing Paragraphs
What Is a Paragraph?
Selecting a Topic
Considering Your Audience
Brainstorming
Clustering
Outlining
Part II-Advanced Writing
Chapter 3-Review of Difficult Grammar Concepts
Objectives for Difficult Grammar Concepts
Dangling Participial Modifiers
Parallel Structure
Shifting
Run-ons and Comma Splices
Sentence Combining
Chapter 4-Making the Transition from Paragraphs to Essays
What Does an Essay Look Like?
Thesis Statement
Introductory Paragraphs
Topic Sentences
Body (Supporting Details)
Conclusion
Chapter 5-Writing Techniques
Transitions
Proofreading
Revising
Chapter 6-Essay Types
Writing Essays
Narrative Essays
Description Essays
Point of View
Process Essays
Comparison / Contrast Essays
Persuasion Essays
Reaction Essays
Essays on Standardized Exams
Glossary
Answer Keys
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    Posted January 18, 2013

    Excellent workbook for ESL students.

    My student has improved her English writing skills already.

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