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Times Giant Book of 4000 Words: How to Learn English with Pictures, Phrases, Dictionary, and Verbs



Times Giant Book of 4000 Words: A Review




If you are looking for a comprehensive and fun way to learn new words and improve your vocabulary, you might want to check out Times Giant Book of 4000 Words. This book is a collection of four books that cover different aspects of language learning: words in pictures, words to talk about, word dictionary, and action words. In this article, we will review each of these books and see how they can help you or your child to master the English language.




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Introduction




Times Giant Book of 4000 Words is a book that was published by Earlybird Books in Singapore in 1996. It is aimed at children aged six years and above, but it can also be useful for adults who want to learn English as a second language or refresh their knowledge. The book contains four sections, each with 1000 words related to a specific theme or topic. The sections are:



  • Times 1000 Words in Pictures



  • Times 1000 Words to Talk About



  • Times 1000 Word Dictionary



  • Times 1000 Action Words



The book is designed to help learners to expand their vocabulary, improve their comprehension, enhance their communication skills, and develop their confidence in using English. The book uses colorful illustrations, simple explanations, examples, exercises, and quizzes to make learning fun and engaging. The book also comes with an audio CD that contains the pronunciation of all the words in the book.


Times 1000 Words in Pictures




The first section of the book is Times 1000 Words in Pictures. This section introduces learners to various topics such as animals, plants, food, clothes, transport, sports, hobbies, weather, seasons, festivals, occupations, countries, continents, etc. Each topic has a page with several pictures that represent different words related to that topic. For example, on the page about animals, you can see pictures of a lion, a tiger, a zebra, a giraffe, a monkey, a snake, etc. Next to each picture, there is a word that describes it. For example, next to the picture of a lion, there is the word "lion". Below each word, there is a phonetic transcription that shows how to pronounce it. For example, below the word "lion", there is the transcription "/ˈlaɪ.ən/".


This section helps learners to associate words with images and contexts, which can improve their memory and recall. It also helps learners to learn the names of common objects, animals, places, activities, etc. that they might encounter in their daily lives or in their studies. It also exposes learners to different cultures and traditions around the world. Some of the words and pictures from this section are:



Word


Picture


Pronunciation


apple


/ˈæp.əl/


bicycle


/ˈbaɪ.sɪ.kəl/


China


/ˈtʃaɪ.nə/


dance


/dæns/


elephant


/ˈel.ɪ.fənt/


Times 1000 Words to Talk About




The second section of the book is Times 1000 Words to Talk About. This section teaches learners how to express themselves on various subjects and situations such as family, friends, school, home, hobbies, feelings, health, shopping, travel, etc. Each topic has a page with several sentences that use different words and phrases related to that topic. For example, on the page about family, you can see sentences such as "My father is a doctor.", "I have two sisters and one brother.", "We live in a big house.", etc. Next to each sentence, there is a word or phrase that is highlighted in bold. For example, next to the sentence "My father is a doctor.", there is the word "father". Below each word or phrase, there is a phonetic transcription that shows how to pronounce it. For example, below the word "father", there is the transcription "/ˈfɑː.ðər/".


This section helps learners to communicate effectively on various topics and situations that they might encounter in their daily lives or in their studies. It also helps learners to learn new words and phrases that can enrich their vocabulary and expression. It also exposes learners to different grammatical structures and patterns that can improve their accuracy and fluency. Some of the words and phrases from this section are:



Word or phrase


Sentence


Pronunciation


birthday


My birthday is on the 15th of June.


/ˈbɜːθ.deɪ/


homework


I have a lot of homework to do.


/ˈhəʊm.wɜːk/


happy


I am very happy today.


/ˈhæp.i/


bookstore


I like to go to the bookstore and buy new books.


/ˈbʊk.stɔːr/


airport


to the airport soon.


/ˈeə.pɔːt/


Times 1000 Word Dictionary




The third section of the book is Times 1000 Word Dictionary. This section is a mini-dictionary that contains 1000 words that are commonly used in English. The words are arranged in alphabetical order, from A to Z. Each word has a definition, a part of speech, a phonetic transcription, and an example sentence. For example, the word "book" has the following entry:


book /bʊk/ noun a set of printed pages that are fastened inside a cover and that you can read or write in Example: She likes to read books about animals.


This section helps learners to look up meanings, spellings, pronunciations, and usage of words that they might encounter in their reading or writing. It also helps learners to learn new words and expand their vocabulary. It also exposes learners to different word forms and synonyms that can improve their expression and variation. Some of the words and definitions from this section are:



Word


Definition


Part of speech


Pronunciation


Example sentence


cake


a sweet food made from flour, sugar, eggs, and other ingredients, that is baked in an oven


noun


/keɪk/


We had cake for dessert.


dream


a series of images and feelings that you experience in your mind while you are sleeping or that you imagine while you are awake


noun or verb


/driːm/


I had a strange dream last night.


friend


a person who you like and enjoy being with, or who helps and supports you


noun


/frend/


She is my best friend.


green


having the color of grass or leaves


adjective or noun


/ɡriːn/


The grass is green.


house


a building where people live, usually one family or group


noun or verb


/haʊs/


We live in a big house.


Times 1000 Action Words




The fourth and final section of the book is Times 1000 Action Words. This section teaches learners how to use verbs and their forms, tenses, and aspects. Verbs are words that describe actions, states, or events. For example, "run", "be", and "happen" are verbs. Each topic has a page with several pictures that show different actions or situations related to that topic. For example, on the page about sports, you can see pictures of people playing soccer, tennis, basketball, etc. Next to each picture, there is a verb that describes the action or situation. For example, next to the picture of people playing soccer, there is the verb "play". Below each verb, there is a table that shows how to use the verb in different forms, tenses, and aspects. For example, below the verb "play", there is a table that shows how to use it in the present simple tense (e.g., "I play"), the present continuous tense (e.g., "I am playing"), the past simple tense (e.g., "I played"), and the past continuous tense (e.g., "I was playing"). The table also shows how to use the verb with different subjects (e.g., "I", "you", "he", "she", etc.). The table also has some notes on spelling rules and irregular verbs.


This section helps learners to learn verbs and their forms, tenses, and aspects, which are essential for expressing actions, states, or events in different times and situations. It also helps learners to learn how to use verbs correctly and accurately in sentences. It also exposes learners to different types of verbs and their meanings and functions. Some of the verbs and pictures from this section are:



Verb


Picture


Table


play


Tense


Subject


Verb


Present simple


I, you, we, they


play


he, she, it


plays (add -s)


Note: For verbs that end in -y, change the -y to -i and add -es. For example, study -> studies.


Example: He plays soccer every day.


Present continuous


I, you, we, they


am / are playing (use be + verb + -ing)


he, she, it


is playing (use be + verb + -ing)


Note: For verbs that end in a consonant + -e, drop the -e and add -ing. For example, write -> writing.


Example: She is playing tennis right now.


Past simple


I, you, we, they, he, she, it


played (add -ed for regular verbs or use irregular past tense forms)


Note: For verbs that end in a consonant + -y, change the -y to -i and add -ed. For example, study -> studied.


Note: Some verbs are irregular and have different past tense forms that you need to memorize. For example, see -> saw.


Example: They played basketball yesterday.


Past continuous


I, you, we, they


were playing (use was/were + verb + -ing)


he, she, it


was playing (use was/were + verb + -ing)


Note: For verbs that end in a consonant + -e, drop the -e and add -ing. For example, write -> writing.


Example: He was playing golf when it started to rain.


jump


Tense


Subject


Verb


Present simple


I, you, we, they


jump


he, she, it


jumps (add -s)


Example: She jumps over the fence.


Present continuous


I, you, we, they


are jumping (use be + verb + -ing)


he, she, it


is jumping (use be + verb + -ing)


Note: For verbs that end in a consonant + -e, drop the -e and add -ing. For example, write -> writing.


Example: They are jumping on the trampoline.


Past simple


I, you, we, they, he, she, it


jumped (add -ed for regular verbs or use irregular past tense forms)


Note: For verbs that end in a consonant + -y, change the -y to -i and add -ed. For example, study -> studied.


Note: Some verbs are irregular and have different past tense forms that you need to memorize. For example, see -> saw.


Example: He jumped into the pool.


Past continuous


I, you, we, they


were jumping (use was/were + verb + -ing)


he, she, it


was jumping (use was/were + verb + -ing)


Note: For verbs that end in a consonant + -e, drop the -e and add -ing. For example, write -> writing.


Example: She was jumping rope when I saw her.



Present perfect


I, you, we, they


have jumped (use have/has + past participle)


he, she, it


has jumped (use have/has + past participle)


Note: For regular verbs, add -ed to the root form of the verb to form the past participle. For example, play -> played. For irregular verbs, use the irregular past participle forms that you need to memorize. For example, see -> seen.


Example: I have jumped over many hurdles in my life.


Conclusion




In conclusion, Times Giant Book of 4000 Words is a great book for anyone who wants to learn new words and improve their vocabulary in English. The book covers different aspects of language learning: words in pictures, words to talk about, word dictionary, and action words. The book uses colorful illustrations, simple explanations, examples, exercises, and quizzes to make learning fun and engaging. The book also comes with an audio CD that contains the pronunciation of all the words in the book.


If you want to use this book effectively, here are some tips:



  • Read the book regularly and review the words that you have learned.



  • Listen to the audio CD and repeat the words after the speaker.



  • Do the exercises and quizzes at the end of each section and check your answers.



  • Use the words that you have learned in your own sentences and conversations.



  • Look up any new words that you encounter in other sources and add them to your vocabulary.



We highly recommend this book for anyone who wants to enrich their vocabulary and expression in English. You can buy this book online or at your local bookstore. Happy learning!


FAQs




Here are some common questions and answers about Times Giant Book of 4000 Words:



  • Who is this book for?This book is for anyone who wants to learn new words and improve their vocabulary in English. It is aimed at children aged six years and above, but it can also be useful for adults who want to learn English as a second language or refresh their knowledge.



  • How many words are there in this book?This book contains four sections, each with 1000 words related to a specific theme or topic. The total number of words in this book is 4000.



  • How are the words presented in this book?The words are presented in different ways depending on the section: words in pictures, words to talk about, word dictionary, and action words. Each word has a picture, a definition, a phonetic transcription, and an example sentence.



  • What are the benefits of using this book?This book can help you to expand your vocabulary, improve your comprehension, enhance your communication skills, and develop your confidence in using English. It can also expose you to different cultures and traditions around the world.



  • What are some features of this book?This book has some features that make it more attractive and user-friendly, such as colorful illustrations, simple explanations, examples, exercises, quizzes, and an audio CD.



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