English Is Not Easy: A Visual Guide to the Language (Paperback)

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Bookseller: Catherine
Title: English Is Not Easy


How do you like your grammer books? Mild, medium, spicy? This book qualifies as extra spicy! Written by an artist from Barcelona, this book will hold your attention as you contemplate the subtleties of modal verbs in English (see page 271). Funny and risque with a very European flair.

Note: R Rated


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A cheeky, sophisticated, and strikingly illustrated guide that leaves generic English reference books in the dust

When prominent Barcelona-based illustrator Luci Guti rrez found herself tuning out in English class, she used her love of drawing to help retain what she'd learned. Ditching the kind of bland and useless phrases that fill most English textbooks, Guti rrez uses whimsical characters, cheeky dialogue, and even insults to bring vocabulary, grammar, and usage topics to life.

Nearly forty-seven million people in the United States speak a language other than English at home, and even most native speakers struggle with subtle distinctions, such as when to use "whether" as opposed to "if." (For example: I wonder whether I should have added a little more poison to his tea.) Already published to wide acclaim abroad, English Is Not Easy is sure to delight grammar mavens and students of English in America.

About the Author

Luci Gutiérrez studied illustration at Barcelona's renowned art institute Escola Massana and moved into book illustration after a few years of working in advertising and media.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781592409235
ISBN-10: 1592409237
Publisher: Avery Publishing Group
Publication Date: June 9th, 2015
Pages: 336
Language: English