English Is Not Easy

English Is Not Easy

A Visual Guide to the Language

Paperback - 2015
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A cheeky, sophisticated, and strikingly illustrated guide that leaves generic English reference books in the dust. When prominent Barcelona-based illustrator Luci Gutierrez found herself tuning out in English class, she used her love of drawing to help retain what she'd learned. Ditching the kind of bland and useless phrases that fill most English textbooks, Gutierrez uses whimsical characters, cheeky dialogue, and even insults to bring vocabulary, grammar, and usage topics to life. Nearly forty-seven million people in the United States speak a language other than English at home, and even most native speakers struggle with subtle distinctions, such as when to use whether as opposed to if. (For example: I wonder whether I should have added a little more poison to his tea.) Already published to wide acclaim abroad, English Is Not Easy is sure to delight grammar mavens and students of English in America.
Published: New York, New York :, Gotham Books,, [2015]
ISBN: 9781592409235
1592409237
Branch Call Number: 428.24 GUT
Characteristics: vii, 328 pages :,illustrations ;,21 cm

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Fruitcrow
Aug 18, 2016

Some excellent grammar points with some rather sexually graphic drawings to illustrate them on occasion. Otherwise a real gem.

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mexicanadiense
Jul 20, 2015

For all those who picked up English as a Second language at a later stage in life this book can be a tremendously amusing and helpful resource, as the illustrations do a great job explaining a lot of the weird linguistic idiosyncrasies we native speakers take for granted. Some of the cartoons are a bit on the naughty side, however, so I caution against using it as a learning tool with kids.

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Jul 20, 2015

mexicanadiense thinks this title is suitable for 16 years and over

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