English Through Pictures, Book 1 and A First Workbook of English by I. A. Richards
(English Throug Pictures) (Bk. 1)

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The three pocketbooks comprising the English Through Pictures series are the remarkable invention of I.A. Richards and Christine Gibson, who designed them to help the learner speak, read and write English in the quickest and clearest possible way - through pictures. The authors have made a careful selection of the most widely useful English words, choosing those with the power to define other words, and have put them to work in key patterns that offer the learner the ability to communicate successfully in English. Book 1 contains a vocabulary of 250 such words, with an additional 500 developed in Book 2; these 750 words are then used in Book 3 to build a command of 1000 words which, by their defining power, hold the possibility of understanding as much as another 20,000 words of English. Throughout English Through Pictures, responsibility for learning is placed directly on the learner, who from the very start enjoys the ability to put essential words to work creating key sentence patterns where meaning is clearly shown in pictures. These simplified drawings allow learners to focus on the sentence and to enjoy growing confidence as they successfully take control of language, with the workbooks in Books 1 and 2 challenging and reinforcing their growing competence as both speakers and readers. Motivated and inspired, learners will soon find to their delight that fluent communication in English - the common language of today's world - lies well within their grasp. English Through Pictures has already been used successfully by millions of learners in more than forty countries.

About I. A. Richards

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Richards was educated at Clifton College in Bristol and at Magdalene College, Cambridge. In 1922 he became lecturer in English and Moral Sciences at Cambridge, and four years later was made a Fellow of Magdalene Colleg. Christine Gibson, PhD, is currently a professor of education at Midway College in Kentucky following her experience teaching middle and high school. David Gibson's career has also been focused on education, first as a middle and high school math teacher, and currently as a college professor of education. David and Christine reside in Lexington, Kentucky, with their son, Andrew, and newest addition to their family, Mary Clare.
Published May 5, 2005 by Pippin Publishing. 264 pages
Genres: Education & Reference.