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English is not easy

4.19  ·  Rating details ·  191 ratings  ·  36 reviews
Hay dos tipos de personas: los que aprenden idiomas con facilidad y los que andan peleándose siempre con cualquier lengua que no sea la suya. Yo (y probablemente tú también) soy del segundo tipo. No quiero ni pensar en la cantidad de horas (¡y dinero!) que he dedicado a aprender inglés cuando en realidad lo odiaba. Pero, como la gente parece tan inteligente cuando lo habla ...more
Paperback, 342 pages
Published 2013 by Blackie Books
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Iryna Khomchuk
Jan 08, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Основною іноземною мовою у школі та університеті в мене була німецька. Тож англійську опановувала самотужки. Це призвело до того, що читати я можу, видати на-гора щось нескладне — також, але досі постійно сумніваюся, бо спотикаюся об граматичні глибини глибин англійської. Тож коли прочитала фразочку Люсі Гутьєррес: "If I had known about conditionals, I wouldn't have tried to learn english", мимохіть зареготала вголос, бо точно знаю, про що йдеться)))

Сміятися, читаючи посібник із граматики англій
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Sad Sunday (If I say it's bad, it's bad)
I dunno :/

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(For the record - I am not.)

For me it just was too much about penises, pussies and tits. Everybody is committing adultery just to prove some English grammar rule (I think I saw two exhibitionists in there too). I think English language is way more interesting than that. Rarely book includes so many naked bodies as EINE, but for me it was just a bottom line, not funny or explaining the stuff properly (apart from that all the rules and grammar are just presented as always).
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Yann


English is not Easy est une manuel d'anglais en dix-sept leçons, agrémenté par de sympathiques illustrations en lignes claires, parfois un peu lestes, mais ne manquant ni de piquant, ni de sel. Voilà un ouvrage qui maquille agréablement, par l'humour et l'invention, l'austère aridité de la grammaire. L'attention est éveillée par la surprise, ce qui aiguise la mémoire par le concours de l'intelligence liant idées, notions et sentiments les uns aux autres.
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palomapvesio
Feb 16, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was a gift so is very special to me :)
Olena Yuriichuk
Jan 28, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
я вчу англійську з двох років, тому можу підтвердити слова Люсі Гутьєррес - нічорта вона не ізі:) але з такою книжкою справи дійсно можуть піти краще, а що приємніше - веселіше, бо зважаючи на увесь цей чорний гумор, який іноді скочується нижче пояса, пояснення запам‘ятовуються, граматика не видається вже такою страшною, ну а кількість корисних висловів і потрібних прикметників просто-таки зашкалює!

мене, за час що я читаю Гутьєррес, за книжку запитало мінімум десять людей, тому резюмую стисло: ч
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Katherine Leliz
Nov 29, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Very funny and chic. You will love the graphics! and believe me you will never forget an english lesson again. Other book in black, red and white that really like me.
Julie
Mar 20, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: english-learning
Книжечка для рівнів pre-intermediate і нижче або щоб нагадати собі основні моменти, якщо була довга перерва у вивченні мови.
Для мене впринципі нічого нового, корисним видався список phrasal verbs, ідіом і неправильних дієслів. + дуже грамотно подана таблиця з часами дієслова. В решті - too easy. Купила через сороміцькі ілюстрації, і впринципі не шкодую. Потішило 😄
AURORA
Jun 19, 2020 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Tieši nesen apspriedām ar skolas bibliotekāri, ka zēniem ir viens vecums, kad uznāk nepārvarama tieksme sazīmēt grāmatu ilustrācijām dzimumpazīmes: ūsas, bārdas, pīpes, locekļus, krūtis. Te ir viena mācību grāmata, kur tas ir izdarīts stilīgi, varbūt tāpēc, ka zīmētāja ir meitene. Nezinu, vai plikumi un sarkastiski joki veicina atmiņas darbību, bet katrā ziņā padara zubrīšanas procesu stipri jautrāku.
Angļu valoda galīgi nav grūta, bet tagad, jau apzinātā vecumā pārskatot šajā grāmatā sakārtotos
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Сергій Марин
Oct 09, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Funny book)
Nicholas Isaacs
May 18, 2019 rated it really liked it
This delightful book is meant as a guide to the intricacies of the English language for non English speakers, as a native English speaker, this book was not aimed towards me. regardless, portions of this book served as a helpful refresher, and each page brought a smile to my face.
The illustrations contained herein displayed a darkly playful sense of humor that was very much appreciated.
Elena Macleod
Dec 14, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Divertidísimo, gamberro y sencillo, ideal para los que tienen memoria visual y una fobia declarada por la gramática. Algunas ilustraciones tienen contenido sexual o violento, así que precaución si es un regalo :-)
Катерина
May 06, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Розпочну з того, що з англійською я на Ви.
В школі ми вивчали німецьку мову, тому я навіть не маю якихось базових знань англійської.
В планах маю записатися на курси. І сподіваюся, що колись я заговорю мовою Шекспіра, Ролінґ та Єлизавети ІІ.

Що ж щодо книги, то вона мегацікава, дотепна, з малюночками та з перчинкою. Позначка 18+ там недарма.

Ми маємо 17 уроків, під час яких вивчаємо основні граматичні правила, алфавіт, сталі вислови, назви того, що нас оточує у повсякденному житті, та багато всього
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Mòrag
Feb 24, 2018 rated it really liked it
I should maybe learn to read shop descriptions properly, because I was totally not the intended target audience. This book is very much aimed towards non-native English speakers. And while there were one or two rules in here that I didn't know, most of the rules are things that you'll pick up naturally if you're a native speaker.

But the illustrations made me laugh.

Marius
Jun 15, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Netradicinis požiūris į anglų k. ir puikus taisyklių labai originaliu būdu pasikartojimas! Autorės iliustracijos intriguoja labiau nei tekstas ir padeda tą tekstą labiau įsisamoninti. Kitokia knyga. Visai ne vadovėlis. 4/5
George
Dec 03, 2018 rated it really liked it
Muito divertido, direto e voltado para situações do cotidiano. É bastante pragmático, não espere um livro muito focado em regras e exceções gramaticais.
As ilustrações são engraçadíssimas e dão um toque especial ao livro.
Marius Ciuzelis
Dec 27, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Bought for the kids and didnt notice it was marked N18. So read it myself :) its never to late to repeat some stuff. A books if funny, entertaining, well illiustrated - everyone with a good sence of humor will like it.
True Lin
Dec 19, 2017 rated it it was amazing
So funny!!
Simona
Feb 15, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Untraditional approach. Intriguing. Amazing illustrations! Unusual english grammar guide.

Be careful - its N18:)
Jeremy Hornik
Mar 01, 2020 rated it really liked it
Great, weird little art grammar book that will probably not be useful to anyone and I completely respect that
Douglas Blanco
Sep 17, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Excellent book with a lot of humor for English as second language learners.
Tan Karen
Oct 13, 2017 rated it it was amazing
great book for ESL people...
Mónica Alija
May 05, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Me parece un libro muy completo y divertido para quienes quieren aprender inglés. Lo uso para algunas clases y es efectivo
Denisse Vazquez Miguel
Jul 09, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Very helpful.
Joshua
Jan 08, 2020 rated it really liked it
Funny. Irreverent. Maybe borderline racist. Not for class but good for a laugh among English teachers.
Laire
apart from fun is quite useful as a visual guide if you teach English. Just be careful about some of the inappropriate scenes.
Ugnė Butkutė
Aug 03, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Pamačiau mamos darbe šią knygą ir sugalvojau pasikartoti kai kurias anglų kalbos taisykles. Labai lengvai skaitoma, smagi knyga. Visgi, pritrūko kai kurioms temoms platesnių paaiškinimų.
Hshujunjie
quite different with traditional english books. some content is worth reading. i wish i could read it early. however, it is a littel bit easy to read for adults
Lin
Jul 17, 2015 rated it really liked it
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Lionel
Jul 04, 2016 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Funny drawings but not useful to learn. It's just entertaining. Original but not good manual.
Kenny
Dec 12, 2015 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: left-unfinished
graphic graphics, not suitable for young readers
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