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Oxford English for Careers - Oil and Gas 1 - Teachers Resource Book

   The present training course is primarily aimed at the students of English intending to get a job in the field of oil and gas exploration and production industry, presenting them with the language from a broad variety of the fields and possible situations in the subject industry. The content of the course will help them develop the communication skills and provide the students with the required general background in major industry concepts. The main topics included in the course are the international oil and gas industry, upstream and downstream, safety matters, exploration. drilling, piping and pipelines, working offshore, natural gas, oil and surrounding environment, various workshop operations, routine maintenance and repair works, the refinery process and equipment, emergency situations, and petrochemicals, i.e. hydrocarbons. The main content is followed with the instructions to be followed for communication activities, and a set of language tests provided with the keys. It is needless to say that a good technical English is a pre-requisite condition for all workers of the offshore industry; therefore we would definitely recommend this course to anyone with the plans to be a part of the offshore team working on the rigs or involved in the offshore supply or support operations. 

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Navigation Acronyms, Abbreviations and Definitions

   Have a glance in this glossary. It goes without saying that knowledge of marine terminology is critically important for all people working in the maritime industry, including people dealing with the designing the vessels and their construction, trials and further maintenance and operation. No one can perform the duties in any field of shipping industry without being fully aware of the terms used. This publication was prepared with the ultimate intention of its author, Captain David Broughton, to provide all participants of the maritime industry will an excellent collection of selected terms that they will have to use to perform their duties in a very professional manner. The publication was published by RINA, standing for the Royal Institute of Navigation, one of the most recognized and respected entities in the maritime world. All necessary definitions and abbreviations have been included in this volume, together with the acronyms used in most of the marine literature. When preparing this glossary, serious considerable research has been undertaken using different reference sources, literature and ships plans, plus all other types of books on the subject. It shall be noted that liberal use has been made of the sketches to informatively and clearly illustrate physical features of sailing vessels as well as nautical technology.

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The Handbook of English Pronunciation

   The present handbook is an excellent collection of twenty-eight chapters showing different approaches to the pronunciation. The authors of this volume have aimed it mainly for teachers of English language as well as for the linguists; however, this book can also be used for the self-study, i.e. by all people willing to improve their pronunciation and to understand the meanings and forms of it. Note that the book also includes some chapters considered important in understanding the whole role of correct pronunciation in the analysis and description of the language. The handbook is very timely and useful, taking into account that the pronunciation is something that will never go away and something that influences the spoken language directly. A proper knowledge of English pronunciation is critically important. Of course, getting to the native-like accent is next to impossible for most adult learners, but still the pronunciation is some sort of gateway to spoken intelligibility, as it is so closely tied to social meanings and helps distinguish the language dialects, informal and formal speech registers etc. Well, we cannot say that this book is an easy-reading, but would still recommend it to the learners of English who really need to significantly improve the pronunciation skills.

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dictionady of nautical words and terms

   This book is for everyone, taking into account the amount of useful explanations and other information it provides to the readers. Its author did his best to collect about eight thousand of marine terms and words in a single volume - note that, since some of the terms may have more than one (sometimes up to five) definition, the total number of entries reaches 8600. The terminology contained in this dictionary refers to such important nautical aspects as seamanship techniques and navigation, marine engineering, astronomy and meteorology, naval architecture, marine science, maritime economics, insurance matters, cargo handling, and others. In addition to that, the author made every attempt to get the scope of the publication extended through various subjects that may not be directly fall under nautical works but shall still be considered helpful to the mariners. The dictionary has immediately become very popular among maritime industry professionals because it covers the whole vessel from keel to truck and from stern walk to the bowsprit. We would definitely recommend this publication to everyone wishing to get more familiar with the terminology used in the various fields of marine industry. And, of course, it is the must-have to every professional.

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Conversation Gambits - Real English Conversation Practices

   This publication has been specifically designed and published to teach the English language of both discussion and conversation. The author has tried to make a prediction of the words and frequently used phrases required for the students of English to effectively participate in the conversations. That is why this book should definitely be considered the perfect training material to be used for conversation courses. The publication is a genuine treasure trove of very useful expressions that all students would better have in their vocabulary to speak fluently. The way material is presented in the book makes the learning process very enjoyable for the students. The authors of the book have applied a so-called "lexical phrase" approach. The units that are contained in this volume are quite simple and provide a wide range of commonly used expressions that students will have to learn and memorize. Among the skills that have been covered within this publication there are expressing opinions, responding to people with sympathy and disagreeing with someone, back-channeling and others. There are some practical exercises supplementing the theory given in each of the units. The teachers who have used this book during the teaching process have already found this volume very useful and practical and consider this book a truly great grammatical resource.

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   We are glad to offer you the scientific dictionary which has been specifically developed by the author, Simon Collin, and first published about 15 years back with the declared aim to provide all students of English, including people learning the language by their own, and people willing to get familiar with the English terminology related to various fields of technology as well as some fields of science, in order to be able to conduct their day-to-day work. This is the 2nd edition of this publication, and this one has been completely revised - as a result, it is now fully updated with the very latest developments in so many areas of science and technology. This dictionary is really world recognized and so popular, offering people more than 17000 professional terms from such aspects of science and technology mechanical engineering, chemistry and physics, electricity and electronics, earth sciences, telecom and others. This updated and completely revised release contains hundreds of new terms, from computing to the environmental protection, each of them being provided with concise and very clear definitions. We do recommend this dictionary be treated as the truly excellent reference book the professionals of today and of the future. A number of supplements provided there at the of the publication, contain some additional valuable technical info like math symbols, Mendeleev's periodic table, measurements etc.

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Improving Your Written English

   Here is another book on the grammar of English language, this one is particularly focusing on students of English who are experiencing serious difficulties with spelling and punctuation and, in addition, to learners having problems when filling in various papers and forms, and writing letters. The book will of course be of great help to them, assisting in improving the standards of their written English language. The publication has been prepared and written in a very understandable manner, initially designed to be used by any person, including students, workers and other categories, and it will definitely serve as a very valuable source of information. The arrangement of the book makes it very easy to follow; note that the training material provided in the book has been supplemented with numerous of examples. Each of the sections contains some practical material providing the readers with the a chance to practice what they have learnt. The opening chapter of the book addresses the basic punctuation rules and covers the parts of speech and demonstrate their proper uses. In the meantime, the second part of the publication will show readers how to use the first part and put it into practice. The publication also includes numerous sections dealing with writing reports and essays, summarizing and plotting short stories...

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Talk English - The Secret to Speak English Like a Native in 6 Months for Busy People

   This book is specifically aimed to those who have been studying the English language for years but still do not feel comfortable when speaking and writing, experiencing problems with pronunciation and even reading texts. Note that it is quite normal to have such difficulties at the start - you only have to use some other, more effective methods of studying English, and this publication will definitely help you with this. Just follow all the instructions provided by the author of this publication, and you will speak English like a native speaker, and it will not take you more than about six months to achieve this goal. The book will help you to speak the language without having to translate it first, will let you build a good vocabulary; your grammar skills will get much better without making you memorize numerous complicated grammar rules, and pronunciation will significantly improve. You will speak naturally, fluently, effectively. the approach used by the author is very effective in gaining fluency. The book is full of valuable tips to learn the language. It is very well written and easy to understand and follow- the method of learning is truly unique and this is what made the book so popular.

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Glossary of Shipping Terms

   A nice and remarkably informative publication prepared and officially released by the specialists of Maritime Administration of the United States. The intention of the team of the authors was to provide everyone involved in the maritime industry with the good reference source that could be used when communicating, writing various letters, preparing formal technical documentation etc. related to shipping. We do believe that is needless to say that the information included in this book will be very valuable for ship owners and crew members, ship agents, marine surveyors, insurance agents, port state control officers and other industry professionals. The authors have carefully checked myriads of marine terms to select the most relevant and important terms and to include them in the present Glossary. It should definitely be mentioned that, apart from the glossary itself, this book contains detailed list of United States flag carriers supplemented with the addresses and telephone numbers. We would recommend this publication to anyone willing to improve their knowledge of the maritime terminology. This is the must-have publication that has to be readily available at any time for quick reference.

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Reading & Writing

   The present book belongs to the popular "English for Academic Study" series and is the excellent collection of English texts intended to be used by learners of language as a good reference source when preparing for the demands of both under- and postgraduate study. This latest and completely revised edition of the publication could be used for self study or for the classroom training. The booklet would for sure be quite useful to all students who wish to develop their reading and writing since it contains so many authentic and up-t-o-date texts; and each of the texts covers one topical and interesting issue. The texts that have been selected and included in this publication are all of reasonable length and difficulty level. Apart from the opening introductory chapter, the topics covered in the book include the academic achievement, early human development, telemedicine, the environment today, the new linguistic order, and others. This perfect compilation of texts may be recommended to everyone who are working on their reading/writing skills; we would definitely suggest they take some time going through the training material provided herein. Of course, it will also be very useful for those willing to build their vocabulary including specific terminology.

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An Introduction to the Grammar of English

   This grammar book offers its readers the truly excellent explanations of grammatical terminology. The author has formatted the publication in a very reader-friendly manner making it so easy and interesting to use. It may be considered a fully adequate textbook. This edition of the book in the second one, it has been completely revised and updated, taking into account the input from the readers of the first release, their notes and recommendations. The publication has been significantly expanded and now includes much more texts and example sentences, cartoons and exercises. The intention of the author was to introduce the very basic grammar concepts in a way that would inspire the readers of the book and learners of English language to use the linguistic arguments. The book is mainly focusing on the syntactic analysis and evidence. It has been prepared for students of undergraduate level but will of course be very useful to students of any other level and even for the self-studying. A good and comprehensive glossary of the grammar terms is also there in the book. The keys have been provided to each of the exercises and sample exams, to control the learning process and for better tracking of the progress.

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Oxford Guide to Effective Writing & Speaking

   Here is a popular essential guide aimed to anyone willing to communicate in max effective and clear English language. The guide has been organized very clearly and consists of four major sections. The first section has been named "Communicating in everyday life", and it covers numerous examples of communications including preparing e-mail messages, various reports and presentations. The second section - "Getting your message across" - is mainly focusing on the most important factors like time, purpose and subject. The third section - "Communication tools" - provides valuable information on the grammar and vocabulary, punctuation and spelling to make sure that the communication is kept as accurate as it is possible. Finally, the last fourth section of the book, named "The process of writing", as it is implied by the title, looks at what is involved there in preparation of longer written pieces, including drafting and planning, summaries, editing, research and presentation. The publication is full of so useful practical guidance, exercises with keys and other informative supplementary materials. It is considered one of the best and most comprehensive grammar guides to using English for effective communication. We would also underline that the layout and arrangement of the book makes it nearly ideal for use everywhere - it will guide the reader step-by-step through all important aspects of speaking and writing. 

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English for the Merchant Marine

   As it is clear from the title of this book, it is mainly intended for mariners and other participants of the maritime industry who are willing to improve their maritime English skills. It is quite obvious that all people involved in any sort of shipping-related activities, such as maintenance and handling of vessels, ship management, marine surveys, port state control inspections, cargo handling, etc. - they all have to have a very good knowledge of the maritime English in order to perform their professional duties. The training material provided in this book has been divided into major parts. The first part has been named "Merchant vessels" and it addresses the general info on the ships, their construction, machinery, outfitting, safe navigation issues, classification societies etc. The second part, "Safety at sea" deals with the safety of the crew, seaworthiness of the ship, lifesaving appliances, IMO and other maritime entities. There is also a Glossary in the book, contained in its last third part and providing readers with various important forms of shipping documents, informative illustrations, instructions to be followed by the officers, recognized international standards and other information. This book will be useful to any merchant mariner or even a member of shore support team.

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Basic Grammar and Usage

   Here is the very latest eighth release of the popular grammar book compiled by the grammar expert  Penelope Choy. It continues to provide readers with clear and understandable explanations of the important grammar rules supplemented with the numerous informative examples for better and easier understanding of the text. It will be advantageous to use this book for preparation to the GMAT examination as it allows users to quickly review all the grammar rules. The book will be perfect source for everyone and relates to every learner of English. It could easily and effectively be used for self-study or in the classroom, and will also be useful for the teachers. Throughout almost thirty years and all previous releases, this grammar book has proven to be very reader-friendly, making the training very easy and interesting; the students will definitely enjoy the whole process of learning English when this book is used. In general, the format of all previous editions has been preserved. The content of the book is divided into seven major units, each of them being provided with two exercises. Subject units cover the indentifying of verbs and subjects, punctuation, subject-verb agreement, usage of pronouns, paragraphs, capitalization and so many other valuable information.

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Grammar - A Friendly Approach

   This excellent and informative book has been specifically aimed at the people whose writing lets them down, who are concerned about proper punctuation, who are experiencing difficulties with turning their thoughts into writing and in fact everyone having some problems with the English grammar. The approach used by the author allows to provide users of the book with important details of various essential grammar aspects, proper usage of the language as well as punctuation issues; numerous exercises have also been provided there for tracking and control of the whole learning progress. In addition, a comprehensive glossary has been included in the publication, defining the terminology used in the texts. Note that this is a completely revised edition with the structure and layout significantly update to cover standard and academic English, punctuation/construction of the sentences, reflective writing matters and other aspects of English grammar. The reader-friendly approach has made this book very popular and well-loved by learners of English all over the world. Of course, we do recommend this one to anyone studying English or even to the native speakers who need to clarify some grammar rules from time to time.

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How to Speak English Fluently - Tips and Tricks for English Learners

   This book will be good for people who have been trying to learn English for a long time but still having significant problems with understanding native speakers. The arrangement of the book makes is very easy to use for everyone. The publication starts with a very interesting chapter describing five limiting beliefs about studying English language. The other chapters cover the mindset and goals, re-evaluation of the way you learn it, most valuable instructions on the improvement of your speaking, reading and writing skills etc. The publication may and will definitely serve as a very useful source for all students of English. You will know the best ways of making specific goals to achieve, relating to the learning process, find some advice to making the process easier and much more interesting. Of course, it is very frustrating to be learning the language without seeing any progress. Though there are so many books, guides, vocabularies and online resources available today to help you learn English, the present book is intended to provide readers only with the best ways of improvement of the learning process. According to the numerous customer reviews, this book may be recommended to all learners of language as everyone will find it valuable.

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The Handbook of Technical Writing

   For several decades and through all nine previous release, this publication remains one of the best and maybe most complete technical writing references for students and industry professionals.  The book has been very highly evaluated thanks to its layout and brevity of the entries contained. The readers in so many countries of the world have already found the present publication very useful since it provides answers to so many technical writing questions. The authors have mostly focused on technology researches and professional technical documents. It is a very reliable and remarkably versatile stand-alone reference book that shall be used in a variety of circumstances due to the clear language used by the authors and amount of the info contained. You will for sure enjoy using this book and will also sure find it the "Swiss Army knife" for any technical writer. The arrangement of the book has been appreciated by the readers as the whole content is alphabetized for easier and quicker reference. The publication was found to be very helpful, it provides very extensive examples for most of the topics. A must-have source for people dealing with preparation of technical documentation in English and having a need for a good reference book.

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The Cambridge Encyclopedia of the English Language

   This interesting and attractive volume has been organized thematically in a number of separate segments; the content of the publication covers the whole history of the English language starting from Old English to the very Modern English. The text part of the book has been vividly illustrated with more than five hundred images. In fact, each of the segments in this book can be treated as a separate reference. We would say that this publication is a truly tremendous compendium of information addressing nearly all aspects of English, and the approach used by the author has made the book very readable - all the information inside is very easily accessible for the readers. The book is very well-written and the style is not pedantic at all. The images reinforce the understanding of the materials and make the learning process interesting. The book will be appropriate for all ages, maybe with the exception made for the kids. It shall be used to introduce the newcomers to the mysteries and wonders of the English language. It is highly recommended to any person willing to know a bit more about the English language itself. Such people will of course keep this book on their desks for ready reference.

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Maritime English - Exercises

   Here is a very good reference source for anyone intending to work on the improvement of his/her knowledge of the maritime English terminology. The numerous exercises included to the book by the authors will be of great help to people trying to reach to the better marine English - the materials provided in the publication cover such the important aspects of general maritime knowledge as ship hull construction, marine engineering, including various ship hull systems, diesel engines, propulsion techniques, cargo gear - cranes, booms, loose gear, and other cargo handling equipment and arrangements, steering systems and equipment, anchoring and mooring arrangements of the vessel, HVAC systems, oily water separators, filtering equipment, tank cleaning systems and inert gas systems (IGS) on tanker vessels. In addition to that, various aspects of the naval architecture have also been addressed, including load lines, freeboard marking, both intact and damage ship stability, deadweight, lightweight, freight carrying capacity, free surface effect on stability. Then, the navigation equipment has also been covered including the info on GMDSS. Moreover, various life-saving equipment and appliances have also been dealt with, including lifeboats, inflatable and rigid life rafts, rescue boats plus FRC, personal life-saving equipment etc. 

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Focus On Advanced English C.A.E. Grammar Practice

   This book is the compendium of the most useful tips aiming to help all learners of English with the common grammatical problems. One of the best features of the present publication is the approach used by the authors when sorting the grammatical rules. The book opens with the chapter titled "Use your head" dedicated to the dictionary skills - abbreviations and parts of speech plus tenses and dependent prepositions, phrasal verbs, word formation, error correction and word check, prefixes etc. The second chapter - "Severe weather" - address metaphors and idioms, collocations and prepositions, writing formal letters, contrast links. Then, the other chapters deal with such aspects of grammar as register and style, cause and effect, relative clauses, comparatives and superlatives, emphasizes, degrees of comparison, cohesive devices, modal verbs, linking and logical devices, reported speech, discourse cloze, compound adjectives with character, lexical cloze, punctuation, expressing the future, quantifiers, structural cloze, word building and so many others. In short, the information provided in this book is very useful and practical, making this book so popular.


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Grammar and Vocabulary for Cambridge Advanced and Proficiency

   The publication has been specifically designed and released for the advanced learners of English language. The volume has been significantly updated to be fully compliant with the latest scope of the CPE exam and to provide users with the most comprehensive coverage of all important grammatical structures and vocabulary considered essential for successful CPE and CAE exam. The author finely detailed the grammar content of the volume and the made the presentation of the material very clear for easier understanding of the theory. Apart from the theoretical part, the book is full of very informative and interesting examples providing some supplementary information. Obviously, the main focuses has been made on the vocabulary - the revised sections of the vocabulary are basing on the feedbacks from the users and concentrate on words and expressions that are usually very useful during the exams. The publication is intended to provide all learners with an excellent opportunity to practice; it offers them a variety of practical exercises to confirm their understanding and to better prepare for the CAE/proficiency examination. The approach is very flexible therefore the book can be used in different ways; in addition, the very clear cross references will point the user in the right direction.

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Photo Dictionary for Learners of English

   The present third release of the world popular Photo Dictionary. This Dictionary shall serve as a perfect resource for all students from the very beginner's level as it contains more than three thousand chosen words that cover almost hundred of different interesting and important topics. The content of the publication has been very clearly introduced through numerous color images. The entries have been grouped and presented contextually. The Dictionary can be used by all learners of English who are trying to improve their vocabulary; it will be equally useful to students of the advanced levels as the quick reference. Each of the sections of the dictionary has been made self-contained, so that it could be used at any time; the volume is adapted to any situation - the readers may consolidate their known vocabulary, practice the oral conversation, learn some new English words or use the book as a very practical reference guide. The material presented in the book has been supplemented with numerous controlled exercises offering further practice to recycle the newly learned words. Such the approach would help learners memorize their vocabulary in much more enjoyable way. All entries have been listed in alphabetical order and provided with phonetic pronunciations.  

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Maritime Glossary of Terms

   Released some years ago, this publication by Lorenzo Cimador remains one of the most popular and recognized maritime glossaries widely used by the people involved in the shipping industry all over the world. Supported by International Maritime Academy, this volume is intended to provide all readers with the excellent, concise and easily understandable explanations of the most popular and important maritime terms. The publication has been released and offered to the participants of the marine industry as a good aid to better understanding what exactly is meant by people making their living from ships and ports. The title will be of great use to ship owners and operations, crew members, people supporting them from the shore, various port authorities, marine surveyors and all other parties involved. We would definitely recommend this one to keep a copy of this publication readily available at your desk or on your laptop, tablet or mobile phone so that it can be used as a quick reference at any time. This is definitely must-have book for anyone whose work is associated with communication in English language. For sure you will find all the terms you need for you everyday activities in this small but very useful glossary. Would recommend you to use this book together with the Maritime Acronyms and Abbreviations which belongs to same series.

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Grammar Express

   This book is exactly what all learners of English need. It is full of the useful and informative work sheets for better understanding of the training material. It will definitely be the best option for the ESL students; however, it can also be used by people willing to refresh the grammatical rules. The content of the book is very well-presented, covering all the most important grammar points. The chapters of the book are full of practical exercises. The readers of the book have already rated it as very good and useful. According to the numerous customer reviews provided by the learners worldwide, this is one of the best grammar reference books available today. The text part of the publication is very concise and the format used by the author is very easy-to-follow. There are fifteen tests offering some additional opportunities for practice; note that all exercises have been provided with correct answers contained in the Answer Key section of the book. The publication contains self-contained units that could be used in any desired order. This makes the book good for use in a classroom or for self-study. The explanations are very clear and supplemented with multiple examples, allowing learners to discover the target grammar.

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Chambers Dictionary of Science and Technology

   We are glad to introduce the latest edition of this popular and recognized Dictionary, which is mainly based on the 1999 release which, in turn, incorporated the panel entries providing some additional details of a very wide range of so important topics. This volume has its origins in 1940 under the first name Chamber's Technical Dictionary. As it is quite clearly implied by the title of this popular Dictionary, it has been fully dedicated to the technical terminology. The entries included into the dictionary are arranged in alphabetical order. The dictionary itself consists of more that thousand pages. In addition to the main part, there are numerous appendices providing some supplementary info, such as the SI prefixes, derived units/conversion factors, units of measurement, math symbols, Greek alphabet, planets together with their satellites, major physical constants, electromagnetic spectrum, the constellations, geo-time, amino acids, the Periodic Table, the list of Nobel Prize winners, chronology of the most significant inventions and discoveries, taxonomy of living organisms, radio frequencies, graphical electronic symbols etc. The book is covering various areas of technology and science and this is what makes it so popular among the professionals from mechanical engineering to medicine and from electrical engineering to environmental sciences.

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