Jim Hitch

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Location: London, UK

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Mums Family Calendar 2015 by Sandra Boynton
Mums Family Calendar 2015 by Sandra Boynton
We've used these for the last three years, and couldn't do without them. The stickers are fun, but not really that useful for us, and now we're having a 3rd child all the columns will be full, so an extra would be great (we've used the spare for 'good to know' information like my parents' whereabouts, for instance). Having 18 months means that we can do an overlap at this time of year (Sept), and don't miss anything OR have to do it during the chaos of Dec / Jan. My only minor quibble is the "Mum's" bit in the title - there are families out there who share bringing up the children and both work, and even those where the main carer is Dad.
A Book on Writing by Sam McCarter
A Book on Writing by Sam McCarter
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
This is a book I discovered a couple of years ago. It's very different in style from it's competitors, whether intentionally or because it was published in 1997: spiral-bound, all black and white, no pictures. Furthermore, it doesn't try any of that 'humour' that many books have.

So, it is a very functional book, and get's straight down to business. It's split into five sections, which are:

1.Focus on coherence
2.Focus on cohesion
3.Writing letters
4.Correcting written English

Each of the above are broken up into easily digestible pieces which are a series of exercises that double up as chapters that general have a… Read more
English Grammar In Use with Answers and CD ROM: A &hellip by Raymond Murphy
23 of 27 people found the following review helpful
I've been teaching for more than ten years, and if ever there was a book that I could guarantee a student had used, if not actually owned, it was this. There are a couple of others in the series, the 'Essential' (elementary) and the Advanced, but this is the one that most people know.

I don't like it, and never really have. I think that when it was first published (in 1985?), it must have been quite ground breaking, but I think over the years it has been overtaken by much better grammar books, and the revisions of the 1985 edition in 1994 and 2004 have been largely cosmetic. I think it looks a bit tired.

It's not to say it's not useful, or that students can't learn… Read more

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