For many years, dedicated English teachers (religious and atheist) the world over have relied on a single book as a de facto
ideal training tool for speaking/writing English - it is the 400 year old (updated) King James version of the Bible. The reason they use the Bible is the highly efficient, concise and correct use of the English language that the many learned translators and editors were able to produce to correctly and fully reflect the original scripts which they worked from.For reference, see also:
As a free and potentially excellent English study aid, I would also recommend that you download Interfaith Explorer
(current version 2.4.0): Interfaith Explorer (FREE) - Mini-Review
You can download the Interfaith Explorer application and the English, Spanish and other language modules from the downloads page: http://bahairesearch.com/WinApp/Pages/Download.aspx
Interfaith Explorer is produced by the B'hai faith and has the King James version
in English and Spanish, or whichever languages you select, and, once they are installed, you can compare them in the Interfaith Explorer viewer.
There is also the Jehovah's Witnesses' New Testament Recovery Version
, which can be obtained free of charge in some countries. Translated directly from the old (I think mostly Greek) scripts, I am unsure how it compares to the KJV.
The word "Recovery" in "Recovery Version" refers to the regaining of biblical truths that have been lost, misunderstood, or misapplied throughout history. The Recovery Version, with its accurate translation of the scriptures and extensive study aids, presents these truths and relates them to the Bible's central theme - God's plan to dispense himself into man.
- Copied from a note in a 2017 brochure issued by the Bibles for New Zealand (bfnz.org.nz) and offering the New Testament Recovery Version for free.
Jehovah's Witnesses is a millenarian restorationist Christian denomination with nontrinitarian beliefs distinct from mainstream Christianity.
- Copied from: Jehovah's Witnesses - Wikipedia -
Coincidentally, for some time I had been meaning to order a free copy of the New Testament Recovery Version
, and writing this comment has just reminded me to do it!