Technical English

Basic Technical English is a reading course for beginner elementary level students in secondary schools, vocational schools and colleges, or in-company training programmes. The main aim of the course is to develop confidence and ability in extracting information from technical manuals and textbooks in a wide range of technical areas including mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, workshop practice, electronics, etc.

Jeremy Comfort, Steve Hick, Allan Savage, "Basic Technical English. Student's Book" 
Cornelsen & Oxford University Press | 2001 | ISBN: 346402816X | 44 pages | PDF | 3,3 MB


An advanced introduction to the acquisition of phonology and the first textbook on normal (non-disordered) phonological acquisition. This book steers readers toward an investigation of the extent to which theories of speech production explains recurring sound patterns in child language and introduces perceptual aspects of acquisition. Patterns in Child Phonology guides the reader in advancing the observational skills of phonological analyses and in asking important questions in the field of phonological acquisition. This student-friendly textbook includes definitions of phonological terms and concepts and covers child phonological patterns, phonological theory, the pre-production stages of phonological acquisition, non-grammatical factors affecting acquisition, and an overview of issues in phonological acquisition. Applicable to students of all disciplines.

Wyn Johnson, Paula Reimers, "Patterns in Child Phonology" 
Edi-rgh Univ-sity Press | 2010 | ISBN: 0748638202 | 320 pages | PDF | 1,1 MB

Letter Writing

Expert tips and 300 sample letters make business and personal correspondence a snap.
When trying to close a sale, answer a complaint, or offer thanks, a well-crafted letter can make all the difference. Packed with practical advice and 300 easy-to-adapt sample letters, this all-purpose guide shows readers how to write letters that get results -at work and at home.
Covering the nuts-and-bolts of letter writing as well as the secrets of high-impact prose, the book delivers proven recipes for attention-grabbing introductions, persuasive arguments, memorable phrases, and closing clinchers. Best of all, it offers guidance on business and personal letters for every circumstance, from job hunting, selling, fundraising, and asking favors to giving a reprimand, responding to criticism, expressing sympathy, and declining gracefully. It's the only reference anyone will ever need to write the perfect letter, whatever the occasion.

The New World Letter Writing Handbook covers far more than just cover letters and thank-you notes; you’ll find unbeatable examples and world-class advice for crafting every kind of letter:

• congratulations • apologies • expressions of sympathy • fundraising • requests for favors • requests for information • job search • selling • complaints and responses to complaints • feedback • reprimands • refusals • bill collections • and more! 

Robert W. Bly, "Letter Writing Handbook" 
Web.ster's N.w W.ld | 2003 | ISBN: 0764525247 | 408 pages | PDF | 2,4 MB