When information about grammar or other general matters is required, usually many references such as dictionaries, grammar manuals or encyclopaedias need to be consulted, which can be a daunting task indeed. The new macro English aid provides all of this information in a single volume.
The new macro English aid is divided into two parts: language and grammar; and general knowledge. For easy reference, the information is divided into sections and arranged alphabetically.
Contents include the following:
- Language and grammar: punctuation, tenses, degrees of comparison, direct and indirect speech, derivations, synonyms and antonyms
- General knowledge: currencies around the world, inventions, chemical elements, conversion tables, planets, presidents and prime ministers, capital cities, the seven wonders of the ancient world
The new macro English aid is aimed at learners, students, parents and the general public alike.
Isabel Uys is a prolific writer of a wide selection of general reference and languages aids, including successful titles such as Die Afrikaanse makro gids, The English-Afrikaans-Xhosa-Zulu aid, The English-Afrikaans-Northern Sotho-Tswana aid and Feitegids - 'n kernensiklopedie.
PART I LANGUAGE AND GRAMMAR
A and an
Much, many, few and little
Sounds of animals and things
The tenses Verbs
Degrees of comparison (applicable only to adjectives and adverbs)
Direct and indirect speech
Active and passive voice
Antonyms (words with the opposite meaning)
Synonyms (words with the same meaning)
Countries, people and ways
Proverbs, idioms and expressions
Derivations (formation of nouns, verbs, adjectives and adverbs)
Words denoting places
Professions, trades and characteristics of people
Science, medical and nature study
Miscellaneous Homonyms Homophones
Words easily confused
Words frequently misspelt
Words from foreign languages
Forms of greeting, words and phrases in English, isiXhosa, isiZulu, Sepedi and Setswana
The cover letter for a curriculum vitae (CV)
Curriculum vitae (junior level)
Curriculum vitae (senior level)
Letter of acceptance
PART II GENERAL KNOWLEDGE
Days of the week
Months of the year
The colour spectrum
The books of the Bible in English and Afrikaans
Currencies around the world
Inventions Phobias (abnormal fears)
Birthstones Wedding anniversaries
Greek gods and goddesses
Roman gods and goddesses
The largest mammals of the world
Venues of the modern Olympic Games (the Summer Games)
Presidents and secretaries general of the African National Congress (ANC)
South African prime ministers, state presidents and presidents (since 1994)
British prime ministers
Capital cities of the world
Capital cities of the United States
The seven wonders of the ancient world
Basic information about South Africa
The National Anthem of South Africa
Provinces of South Africa
Official languages of South Africa
Public holidays in South Africa
The South African monetary system
South African Nobel Prize winners
Geographical facts of the world
All source material (excluding figures and tables) has been supplied in an editable format (Microsoft Office) and you can fully customise it to your needs.
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