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FardinGomz
Posted: Wednesday, June 28, 2017 9:59:23 PM
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Hello all,

I am newbie here. I hope someone will help me here. I am looking for a vocabulary books for my 2 kids. They are 9 and 11 years old. They much more interested to learn English and of course Vocabulary. So looking for a decent English books for them. But I am not quite sure which will be better. Though I got a book from Amazon. it's paid vocabulary books and neatly written for 11 years old kids. I have seen the book reviews. It start with only $14.95. The link is here https://www.amazon.co.uk/11-Vocabulary-Cartoons-Mason/dp/1539364119

Please let me know your feedback. Thanks!
Drag0nspeaker
Posted: Thursday, June 29, 2017 4:59:10 PM

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The idea looks fine - using exaggerated cartoon pictures to illustrate the new words.

However, two hundred new words is not a lot - and that includes such words as 'besieged', which is not exactly a common word (unless your children are interested in the history of warfare).

Normal "children's" and "young adults'" novels (whatever they enjoy reading) and good school-level dictionary (any of the 'well known' ones: Oxford, Cambridge, Collins for British English; Webster's for American) would probably increase their vocabularies more quickly.

Personally, I particularly like a Collins COBUILD usage dictionary (which does not give detailed definitions, but does have many examples) and an Intermediate Oxford (which has good definitions).

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There is something wrong with the pricing on that link.
Used, second hand, books from £14.95 - but new books at £11.65?


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IMcRout
Posted: Friday, June 30, 2017 9:52:39 AM

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Drag0n, you DO realise this is spam, don't you?

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Drag0nspeaker
Posted: Saturday, July 01, 2017 7:05:44 AM

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That was my first thought, then I saw FardinGomz had three other posts - not very inspired, but not spam.

I decided to give the benefit of the doubt. The link was only to Amazon, so not dangerous.

Anyway - all he got from me was a bad review for the book . . .

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