The Students' Companion, Caribbean Edition Revised
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The Students' Companion, Caribbean Edition Revised

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Book Description

Trust a fully updated bestseller first published in 1958, full of "did you knows...?" and answers to questions you've always pondered; learn, read, share and access a wide range of Caribbean specific information on everyday topics with this pocket-sized reference book.

- Engage students with a new striking full-colour design.
- Ensure local knowledge with CARICOM flags inside the back cover and revised and updated content with sections of greater Caribbean importance and relevance.
- Prepare students for modern life with IT-related sections including text messaging language.
- Encourage creativity, critical thinking and problem solving, while testing knowledge.

Table of Contents
  • Cover
  • Book title
  • Copyright
  • Contents
  • Introduction
  • SECTION 1 SINGLE WORDS FOR PHRASES AND SENTENCES
    • Words denoting numbers
    • Words denoting places
    • Denoting professions or trades
    • Names by which persons with certain characteristics are known
    • Pertaining to government
    • Pertaining to religion
    • Pertaining to marriage
    • Science and arts
    • Medicine
    • Death
    • Words connected with nature study
    • Scientific instruments
    • Military activity
    • Literary words
    • Cooking
    • Education
    • Sports
    • Business and finance
    • Information technology
    • Miscellaneous
    • Some words and their opposites
  • SECTION 2 IDIOMS AND FIGURATIVE EXPRESSIONS
    • Some Caribbean idioms
  • SECTION 3 POVERBRS
  • SECTION 4 100 CHOICE QUOTATIONS FOR SPECIAL OCCASIONS
  • SECTION 5 USING ALTERNATIVE WORDS
  • SECTION 6 FIGURES OF SPEECH
    • Similes
    • Metaphors
    • Alliteration
    • Onomatopoeia
    • Personification
    • Assonance
    • Fable
    • Symbols
  • SECTION 7 ABBREVIATIONS AND ACRONYMS
    • Abbreviations
    • Acronyms
    • Text messaging and email abbreviations
  • SECTION 8 PREFIXES AND SUFFIXES
    • Prefixes
    • Suffixes
  • SECTION 9 REVISION NOTES IN ENGLISH
    • Gender
    • Nouns formed from adjectives, verbs and other nouns
    • Adjectives formed from nouns and verbs
    • Verbs formed from nouns and adjectives
    • Adverbs formed from adjectives
    • Antonyms
    • Synonyms
    • Homophones
    • Distinctive sounds made by animals or things
    • Distinctive names given to the young of animals
    • Words frequently misspelt
  • SECTION 10 SOME GEOGRAPHICAL FACTS WORTH REMEMBERING
    • Motions of the Earth
    • Seasons
    • Distance
    • Temperature belts or zones
    • Time
    • Climate
    • Earth’s physical features
    • Some significant features of world geography
    • Commodities and their significant producers
    • Caribbean resources and industries
  • SECTION 11 GENERAL KNOWLEDGE
    • Distinctive names given to certain places
    • Distinctive names given to people
    • Distinctive names given to certain things
    • Great inventors
    • Famous pioneers, navigators and explorers
    • People who have made famous discoveries
    • Pioneering Caribbean scientific achievements
    • Famous founders
    • Some famous educators
    • Some famous philanthropists
    • Some famous Caribbean personalities
    • Greek mythology: the Muses and the Graces
    • Roman gods and goddesses
    • Wedding anniversaries
    • World currencies
    • Religious practices and beliefs in the Caribbean
    • Alternative Caribbean names for certain plants, fruits and vegetables
    • Conversions
    • Miscellaneous
    • Dimensions, areas and volumes
  • SECTION 12 INTRODUCING CIVICS
    • Terms and definitions
    • The functions of a government
    • The rights of a citizen
    • The responsibilities of citizens
  • SECTION 13 CARIBBEAN REGIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL COOPERATION
    • The West Indies
    • West Indian Federation
    • Caribbean Free Trade Association (CARIFTA)
    • The Caribbean Community (CARICOM)
    • The University of the West Indies (UWI)
    • The Commonwealth of Nations
    • The United Nations
  • SECTION 14 THE CONSTITUTIONAL DEVELOPMENT OF SELECTED TERRITORIES OF THE ENGLISH-SPEAKING CARIBBEAN
    • Jamaica
    • Trinidad and Tobago
    • Barbados
    • The Windward and Leeward Islands
    • Guyana
    • Belize
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