Bond No Nonsense English 9-10 years (Bond Assessment Papers) Paperback – 27 Jun 2005
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However,I can't bring myself to wax as enthusiastically about it as some other reviewers as I don't find the overall structure as well-considered as it might be. More importantly, although the authors are thorough in covering the technical aspects of good English and I have no wish to minimise the importance of that, it does little it seems to me to promote good writing as opposed to simply technically accurate writing.
There is nothing her for example on the value of the short sentence, the use of subordinate clauses, the avoidance of verbosity, the evils of cliché and jargon and more. Nor are there any examples of good writing, nor for that matter of bad. I believe it to be crucial that these essentials are introduced at this stage of English education. Vocabulary also receives no serious attention.
None of this is crucial, providing these concerns are covered via other approaches and texts. My fear is that there lies behind these exercises the conviction that the central matters of importance are to be found within these covers. I would argue strenuously that they are not.
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The first 14 pages were missing and 3-4 pages were filled with answers.. Absolute waste of money.Published 5 months ago by Shalini Kapur
I love the 'No Nonsense' books, they are excellent!! The children have benefited from using this book, will definitely by some more of these books.Published on 6 Jun. 2014 by Allyson Phillip