Under the Greenwood Tree, Or, the Mellstock Quire (Webster's Portuguese Thesaurus Edition)

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Icon Group International, Jun 10, 2010 - 252 pages
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This edition is written in English. However, there is a running Portuguese thesaurus at the bottom of each page for the more difficult English words highlighted in the text. There are many editions of Under the Greenwood Tree, or, The Mellstock Quire. This edition would be useful if you would like to enrich your Portuguese-English vocabulary, whether for self-improvement or for preparation in advanced of college examinations. Webster's edition of this classic is organized to expose the reader to a maximum number of difficult and potentially ambiguous English words. Rare or idiosyncratic words and expressions are given lower priority compared to "difficult, yet commonly used" English words. Rather than supply a single translation, many words are translated for a variety of meanings in Portuguese, allowing readers to better grasp the ambiguity of English without using the notes as a pure translation crutch. Having the reader decipher a word's meaning within context serves to improve vocabulary retention and understanding. Each page covers words not already highlighted on previous pages. This edition is helpful to Portuguese-speaking students enrolled in an English Language Program (ELP), an English as a Foreign Language (EFL) program, an English as a Second Language Program (ESL), or in a TOEFL or TOEIC preparation program. Students who are actively building their vocabularies in Portuguese or English may also find this useful for Advanced Placement (AP ) tests. TOEFL, TOEIC, AP and Advanced Placement are trademarks of the Educational Testing Service which has neither reviewed nor endorsed this book. This book is one of a series of Webster's paperbacks that allows the reader to obtain more value from the experience of reading. Translations are from Webster's Online Dictionary, derived from a meta-analysis of public sources, cited on the site.

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Review: Under the Greenwood Tree

User Review  - Vivienne - Goodreads

I wouldn't recommend this for anyone's first Thomas Hardy - it would probably put them off reading his other, much better works. Read full review

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User Review  - Polly - Goodreads

I started this because I've been seeing and listening to a lot of things that are inspired by it, but I'm not deeply enthused. I finished it, but only so I can say I've read a whole book by Thomas ... Read full review

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