Who could not be wowed by the Olympic opening ceremonies – the color, the texture, the history – what an extravaganza! But the Olympics represent so much more than a sporting event – patriotism, sacrifice, hope – as multitudes strive to achieve the thing that all of us as humans understand – the dream. Maybe our dreams aren’t as large, but we have them, we sacrifice for them, and we hope to fulfill them.
Which is why today’s latest addition to Frugal Fiction is so appropriate. The Olympics are announced in just three languages – Chinese (of course), French (no, I don’t get that either) and English. Worldwide, people struggle to learn English because, worldwide, people understand that this ability allows them access to well, most of the world. But, English is not a “neat” language. It’s filled with nuances and contradictions and peculiarities.
Mani Jack tackles those oddities in his book, Understanding GRAMMATICAL ERRORS in SPEAKING & Writing, a blueprint for those struggling to learn English. Culled from his five years as an ESL teacher, he provides ample explanations and examples sure to make English easier to grasp. After all, where else but in English must you understand TO, TWO and TOO, or know that the same word can be a verb, adverb, or noun.
For just $3.99, this guide will help ESL students with the many complex whys and whens of English so you can speak and write the language accurately. With a little effort, it will soon seem like English is your first language!
Remember: A Frugal Fiction book? $3.99. Reading to your child fifteen minutes a day? PRICELESS!!