Shell Education Building Fluency through Practice and Performance - Grade 3
Overall Depth: 11.0 inchesWeight: .8 poundsGenre: Language + Art + DisciplinesSub-Genre: Study & TeachingFormat: PaperbackAuthor: Shell Education & bull; Building Fluency through Practice and Performance - Grade 3 & bull; Help children learn language fluency and reading comprehension skills & bull; This Fluency guide is ideal for English learners of all ages & bull; Features 2 CDs: Songs and Teacher Resources & bull; Teacher resource CD includes selections in Microsoft Word and moreThis series increases student fluency through repeated reading of traditional poems, songs, reader's theater, and monologues. Based on Dr. Timothy Rasinski's fluency research, these books are ideal for English language learners. Two CDs are included: an Audio CD with recordings of the songs, and a Teacher Resource CD with the songs presented in PowerPoint for whole-class participation. The Teacher Resource CD also includes all selections in Microsoft Word.
Handbook of Commonly Used American Idioms - 5th Edition by Adam Makkai & Maxine T Boatner & John E Gates (Paperback)
Number of Pages: 288Genre: Language + Art + DisciplinesSub-Genre: Language ArtsFormat: PaperbackPublisher: Barrons Educational SeriesAge Range: AdultBook theme: GeneralAuthor: Adam Makkai & Maxine T Boatner & John E GatesLanguage: English About the Book Small enough to fit in purse or pocket, this dictionary presents approximately 2,500 American-English idiomatic words and expressions with their meanings. Each expression is defined and supplemented with an illustrative sentence. A handy reference for non-native Americans, foreign travelers, ESL students, and anyone who works with the English language. Book Synopsis Updated to keep pace with Americans' constant changes in the many ways they use, create, and abandon idioms, this book presents approximately 2,500 American-English idiomatic words and expressions.Each entry identified by part of speechA concise definition for every idiomEach idiom used in an illustrative sentenceExpressions are also categorized as formal, informal, slang, or literary. Readers will learn the meanings behind common idioms such as, ghost town, kiss and tell, ace a test, dodge the bullet, eye candy, and more. Here's a handy reference guide for ESL students, foreign travelers in North America, and anybody who has an interest in English language usage.
Arabic Character Writing for Dummies - by Keith Massey & Damien Ferré (Paperback)
Number of Pages: 96Genre: Foreign Language StudySub-Genre: ArabicFormat: PaperbackPublisher: For DummiesAge Range: AdultAuthor: Keith Massey & Damien FerréLanguage: English About the Book Practice your way to writing all 28 Arabic characters with detailed instructions and plenty of space to practice"--Cover. Book Synopsis Learn to write in Arabic In Arabic, there are different levels of language. The written language, which is studied in this book, is literary Arabic, sometimes also called classical Arabic or even modern or standard Arabic. It is the language of the Quran, classical poetry, literature and the media. The Arabic plume consists of 28 consonants and three long vowels. Each consonant is accompanied by a vowel which is placed above or below the consonant. Arabic speakers are in great demand in the United States, due to the country's political commitments to the Middle East, but only 25 percent of non-native speakers know the language in enough detail to function as translators, interpreters, analysts, or field agents. Arabic Character Writing For Dummies helps you write this language clearly and correctly. Learn to write the Arabic alphabet Find free instructional videos, flashcards, and printable writing pages online Build upon your mastery of the language Get ahead at work or in your personal life Arabic Character Writing For Dummies is designed for beginners, students, and lifelong learners wishing to write in Arabic. From the Back Cover Practice your way to writing all 28 ARABIC CHARACTERS with detailed instructions and plenty of space to practice Learn to write the Arabic alphabet! Arabic is the native language of more than 221 million people worldwide, and the liturgical language of Islam. As our world becomes more interconnected, Arabic speakers are in great demand, and the language can be challenging to master. This book is the place to start! You'll learn the 28 characters of the Arabic alphabet plus other vital symbols used in the written language, discover how shapes change for different meanings, and become an expert on when to connect the letters. With practice, you'll master an exciting new skill. Inside... Write all 28 characters Recognize where different shapes of letters are used Grasp one- and two-directional connectors Learn independent, initial, medial, and final forms Practice writing common words and phrases About the Author Keith Massey, PhD, studied biblical Hebrew and Arabic at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. After 9/11, he worked as an Arabic linguist for the National Security Agency. He now teaches Latin in New Jersey. Damiene Ferré holds a degree in Arabic from the National Institute of Oriental Languages and Civilizations (INALCO) in Paris.
The Bestseller Code - by Jodie Archer & Matthew L Jockers (Paperback)
Number of Pages: 256Genre: Language + Art + DisciplinesSub-Genre: WritingFormat: PaperbackPublisher: St. Martin's GriffinAge Range: AdultAuthor: Jodie Archer & Matthew L JockersLanguage: English About the Book Archer and Jockers claim that the New York Times bestsellers in fiction are predictable: an algorithm exists that helps publishers know with 97% certainty if a manuscript is likely to hit number one on the list. The system analyzes themes, plot, character, pacing, even the frequency of words and punctuation, to predict which stories will resonate with readers. If our intellectual and emotional responses as humans and readers can be predicted, what does this mean for the future? Will the relationship between creativity and technology help new authors, or hinder them? Book Synopsis When a story captures the imagination of millions, that's magic. Can you qualify magic? Archer and Jockers just may have done so.--Sylvia Day, New York Times bestselling author Ask most people about massive success in the world of fiction, and you'll typically hear that it's a game of hazy crystal balls. The sales figures of E. L. James or Dan Brown seem to be freakish--random occurrences in an unknowable market. But what if there were an algorithm that could reveal a secret DNA of bestsellers, regardless of their genre? What if it knew, just from analyzing the words alone, not just why genre writers like John Grisham and Danielle Steel belong on the lists, but also that authors such as Junot Diaz, Jodi Picoult, and Donna Tartt had telltale signs of success all over their pages? Thanks to Jodie Archer and Matthew Jockers, the algorithm exists, the code has been cracked, and the results bring fresh new insights into how fiction works and why we read. The Bestseller Code offers a new theory for why Fifty Shades of Grey sold so well. It sheds light on the current craze for dark heroines. It reveals which themes tend to sell best. And all with fascinating supporting data taken from a five-year study of twenty thousand novels. Then there is the hunt for the one--the paradigmatic example of bestselling writing according to a computer's analysis of thousands of points of data. The result is surprising, a bit ironic, and delightfully unorthodox. This book explains groundbreaking text-mining research in accessible terms and offers a new perspective on the New York Times bestseller list. It's a big-idea book about the relationship between creativity and technology that will be provocative to anyone interested in how analytics have already transformed the worlds of finance, medicine, and sports. But at heart it is a celebration of books for readers and writers--a compelling investigation into how successful writing works, and a fresh take on our intellectual and emotional response to stories. Review Quotes Non-formulaic, eye-opening, deeply-researched -- and really worth your time.-- GQ A thought-provoking and interesting book. -- The Financial Times Reveals the diverse directions in which popular fiction may be taken. . . the bestseller-ometer may find its most noble application as a democratizing force -- The Atlantic [T]his is a delightful book to read. I would recommend it as both an entertaining and educational read for anybody interested in the business of books. --Digital Book World Daily This interesting little tome shares some of the Bookputer's insights with us, just in case we want to become author-millionaires too. And who doesn't? . . . Fascinating. -- The Times Review Aspiring novelists who thumb through this volume will find plenty to think about. . . [T]his book actually represents an opportunity for literary scholars. -- Public Books Archer is not some Silicon Valley whizz-kid looking to reduce the novel to 0s and 1s, nor is she a pretentious academic coming over the hills to sling around jargon about middlebrow novels. . . [She] is smart, savvy and full of ideas. --The Times of London A laboratory is a more compelling setting than a church. -- The Wall Street Journal, which named The Bestseller Code one of the most-anticipated books of Fall 2016 [The] claims are eye-grabbing. . . [and] also highly plausible. --The Spectator Archer and Jockers "are 'literature-friendly' and want good books to succeed.--Wired When a story captures the imagination of millions, that's magic. Can you qualify magic? Archer and Jockers just may have done so. --Sylvia Day, New York Times bestselling author The Bestseller Code excited me, scared me, and generally blew my mind. Archer and Jockers have built a reading robot that can teach readers, writers, and publishers a great deal about how popular fiction works. This is a pioneering work in a new science of storytelling. --Jonathan Gottschall, author of The Storytelling Animal: How Stories Make Us Human. Archer and Jockers take an astonishing insight into the DNA of bestsellers and turn it into a gripping page-turner about how we read. Truly remarkable! --Viktor Mayer-Schönberger, co-author of Big Data and professor at Oxford May revolutionize the publishing industry. --The Guardian The Bestseller Code is an intriguing read and its analysis of what makes a plot tick and how readers are grabbed is compelling.--Literary Review About the Author JODIE ARCHER bought and edited books for Penguin UK before decamping for the doctoral program in English at Stanford University. After earning her Ph.D., she worked at Apple as their research lead on literature and has since consulted with many writers and businesses about literary success. She is now a full-time writer, coauthoring The Bestseller Code with Matthew L. Jockers. MATTHEW L. JOCKERS is the Susan J. Rosowski Associate Professor of English at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, where he teaches and directs the Nebraska Literary Lab. His text-mining research has been profiled in the New York Times, The LA Review of Books, The Sunday Times of London, and more. Matthew is the author of Macroanalysis: Digital Methods and Literary History and coauthor of The Bestseller Code with Jodie Archer.
French Grammar - (Barron's Grammar) 4th Edition by Christopher Kendris & Theodore Kendris (Paperback)
Number of Pages: 272Genre: Foreign Language StudySub-Genre: FrenchSeries Title: Barron's GrammarFormat: PaperbackPublisher: Barrons Educational SeriesAge Range: AdultAuthor: Christopher Kendris & Theodore KendrisLanguage: English About the Book "Barron's French Grammar provides a concise summary of French grammar and is a handy textbook supplement for language students. This guide is helpful for classroom use, and is also valuable for translators whose first language is English. Topics covered include parts of speech, sentence structure, punctuation, idioms, and pronunciation advice. Small in size but packed with helpful instruction, this new edition is printed with headings and key phrases in a second color for fast, easy reference."--Amazon.com. Book Synopsis Barron's French Grammar provides a concise summary of French grammar and is a handy textbook supplement for language students. This guide is helpful for classroom use, and is also valuable for translators whose first language is English. Topics covered include parts of speech, sentence structure, punctuation, idioms, and pronunciation advice. Small in size but packed with helpful instruction, this new edition is printed with headings and key phrases in a second color for fast, easy reference. About the Author About the Publisher In the 1930s, Manuel H. Barron opened a bookstore in Brooklyn, New York. People from the community asked Mr. Barron about books that might be available to help their children study for the New York State Regents exams. After realizing there wasn't anything available, Mr. Barron's created his own study guides. 80 years later, Barron's has helped millions of people prepare for their next step.
How to Write Anything - by Laura Brown (Hardcover)
Number of Pages: 596Genre: Language + Art + DisciplinesSub-Genre: Style ManualsFormat: HardcoverPublisher: W. W. Norton & CompanyAge Range: AdultAuthor: Laura BrownLanguage: English About the Book A practical guide to everything you'll ever need to write--at work, at school, and in your personal life. Book Synopsis With more than two hundred how-to entries and easy-to-use models organized into three comprehensive sections on work, school, and personal life, How to Write Anything covers a wide range of topics that make it an essential guide for the whole family. You want your boss to fund a special project. How can you write a persuasive email that will win his approval? It's time to apply to college. How can you write an essay that will stand out? The mother of one of your co-workers has died. What's the best way to express your condolences? Grounded in a common-sense approach, friendly and supportive, How to Write Anything is Internet-savvy, with advice throughout about choosing the most appropriate medium for your message: e-mail or pen and paper. At once a how-to, a reference book, and a pioneering guide for writing in a changing world, this is the only writing resource you'll ever need. Review Quotes How to Write Anything is the first book I've seen that addresses the very core of writing for today's digital communications channels. The lessons in this book are for everybody.--Mary Olson, digital business design and development pioneerLaura Brown has written the ultimate guide for anyone who needs to create clear, concise, and compelling written communications. Students, business people, and even seasoned professional writers should keep it handy, right between their dictionary and thesaurus.--Michael Snell, literary agent, writing collaborator, and author of From Book Idea to BestsellerLaura Brown's ability as a writing coach is unparalleled, and How to Write Anything offers the best of her guidance on business writing. Laura has a gift for helping business writers focus, refine, and develop their ideas, and express those ideas in a compelling way. Whether you are a CEO or a first-time manager, How to Write Anything will help you craft your message for the highest possible impact.--Robert C. Daugherty, executive chairman, Knowledge SharesNow, this is a reference book worth owning! Brown offers crisp, succinct advice on how to write better complaint letters, business emails, apology notes, and much more. Especially helpful are the visual Do and Don't charts next to each example.-- "Entertainment Weekly"To author a book called How to Write Anything: A Complete Guide, you have to be foolish, delusional, or be Laura Brown, who pulls it off with grace and wisdom. Brown provides readers with an overview of the writing process--the infrastructure on which all writing is built--and specific strategies for hundreds of situations. Of course, eventually writers have to face each task alone, but they will be well-equipped thanks to Laura Brown.--Alan Ziegler, author of The Writing Workshop Note BookAn invaluable guide. If your job or your business depends on delivering clear messages with impact, you need this book.--Bernd Schmitt, professor, Columbia Business SchoolAs a writing instructor of over thirty years, I know full well the demands upon young writers. Laura Brown answers the tough questions on how to get started, how to craft tone for a cartnear readership, how to develop succinct content, and how to master argumentation.--Roger Marheine, assistant professor, Pasadena City College
How to Write a Better Minor Thesis - by Paul Gruba & Justin Zobel (Paperback)
Number of Pages: 138Genre: Language + Art + DisciplinesSub-Genre: Composition + Creative WritingFormat: PaperbackPublisher: Melbourne UniversityAge Range: AdultBook theme: GeneralAuthor: Paul Gruba & Justin ZobelLanguage: English Book Synopsis Senior university and college students often find themselves presented with a dramatic new challenge: the task of writing their first thesis. What is expected? What should the thesis consist of? How can the whole process be made a bit easier? How to achieve the best possible result? Working within strict time limits, and under pressure right from the start, what does the student need to do to ensure that the thesis is finished?In How to Write a Better Minor Thesis, experienced advisors Dr Paul Gruba and Professor Justin Zobel lay out step-by-step guidelines for writing a minor thesis. Based on decades of working with students undertaking their first piece of research, they take novice researchers through the process of completing a minor thesis from initial steps to final on-time submission. Written in a friendly manner, this concise book--a companion to their senior text on the challenges of research writing, How To Write A Better Thesis--will help you to successfully tackle this fresh challenge.How to Write a Better Minor Thesis contains sections of condensed material from How To Write A Better Thesis, complementing the entirely new material written for minor thesis students. About the Author Dr Paul Gruba is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Languages and Linguistics, University of Melbourne. Originally trained as a journalist, Paul now focuses his research on the role of new media in language learning. He teaches, and supervises, on a range of topics in the area of applied linguistics.Professor Justin Zobel is Head of the University of Melbourne's Department of Computing and Information Systems. In the research community, Professor Zobel is best known for his role in the development of algorithms for efficient text search; other areas of activity include bioinformatics and algorithmics. He is an author of two books on postgraduate study and research methods (Writing for Computer Science and How To Write A Better Thesis), has supervised around 100 research students, and has taught research methods for 25 years.
Creating Unforgettable Characters - by Linda Seger (Paperback)
Number of Pages: 256Genre: Language + Art + DisciplinesSub-Genre: Composition + Creative WritingFormat: PaperbackPublisher: Holt McDougalAge Range: AdultBook theme: GeneralAuthor: Linda SegerLanguage: English Book Synopsis In this book, Linda Seger shows how to create strong, multidimensional characters in fiction, covering everything from research to character block. Interviews with today's top writers complete this essential volume. About the Author Linda Seger is the author of Making a Good Script Great. She is married and lives in Venice, California.
Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association - 7th Edition,Annotated (Paperback)
Edition: AnnotatedNumber of Pages: 428Genre: Language + Art + DisciplinesSub-Genre: Style ManualsFormat: PaperbackPublisher: American Psychological Association (APA)Age Range: AdultLanguage: English About the Book A WALL STREET JOURNAL, USA TODAY, AND PUBLISHERS WEEKLY BESTSELLER - The new 2020 copyright release of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, Seventh Edition includes three different formats -- spiral and tabbed, paperback, and hardcover, all of which are full-color. It is the style manual of choice for writers, editors, students, and educators in the social and behavioral sciences, nursing, education, business, and related disciplines. Book Synopsis A WALL STREET JOURNAL, USA TODAY, AND PUBLISHERS WEEKLY BESTSELLER - The new 2020 copyright release of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, Seventh Edition includes three different formats -- spiral and tabbed, paperback, and hardcover, all of which are full-color. It is the official source for APA Style. With millions of copies sold worldwide in multiple languages, it is the style manual of choice for writers, researchers, editors, students, and educators in the social and behavioral sciences, natural sciences, nursing, communications, education, business, engineering, and other fields. Known for its authoritative, easy-to-use reference and citation system, the Publication Manual also offers guidance on choosing the headings, tables, figures, language, and tone that will result in powerful, concise, and elegant scholarly communication. It guides users through the scholarly writing process--from the ethics of authorship to reporting research through publication. The seventh edition is an indispensable resource for students and professionals to achieve excellence in writing and make an impact with their work. The seventh edition has been thoroughly revised and updated to reflect best practices in scholarly writing and publishing. All formats are in full color, with a new tabbed spiral versionImproved ease of navigation, with many additional numbered sections to help users quickly locate answers to their questionsResources for students on writing and formatting annotated bibliographies, response papers, and other paper types as well as guidelines on citing course materialsDedicated chapter for new users of APA Style covering paper elements and format, including sample papers for both professional authors and student writersNew chapter on journal article reporting standards that includes updates to reporting standards for quantitative research and the first-ever qualitative and mixed methods reporting standards in APA StyleNew chapter on bias-free language guidelines for writing about people with respect and inclusivity in areas including age, disability, gender, participation in research, race and ethnicity, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, and intersectionalityMore than 100 new reference examples covering periodicals, books, audiovisual media, social media, webpages and websites, and legal resourcesMore than 40 new sample tables and figuresExpanded guidance on ethical writing and publishing practices, including how to ensure the appropriate level of citation, avoid plagiarism and self-plagiarism, and navigate the publication processGuidelines that support accessibility for all users, including simplified reference, in-text citation, and heading formats as well as additional font options
The Art of Fact - by Kevin Kerrane & Ben Yagoda (Paperback)
Number of Pages: 560Genre: Language + Art + DisciplinesSub-Genre: JournalismFormat: PaperbackPublisher: Scribner Book CompanyAge Range: AdultAuthor: Kevin Kerrane & Ben YagodaLanguage: English About the Book A comprehensive and illuminating survey of literary journalism with both historical and international scope, this anthology is the only one of its kind. In a series of sparkling readings, Kevin Kerrane and Ben Yagoda trace the evolution of the so-called "new" journalism back to the 18th century. Book Synopsis "The Art of Fact" is a historical treasury tracing what used to be called "new" journalism back to such pioneers as Defoe, Dickens, and Orwell, and to crime writers, investigative social reporters, and war correspondents who stretched the limits of style and even propriety to communicate powerful truth. The tradition is alive and well in stories that take us from a cantina in Los Angeles to a lesbian bar in Dublin, from a massacre in Tiananmen Square to a nonviolent revolution in the Philippines. This international emphasis links American literary journalists to their counterparts in England, Africa, and Russia.
1001 Easy German Phrases - (Dover Language Guides German) by M Charlotte Wolf (Paperback)
Number of Pages: 144Genre: Foreign Language StudySub-Genre: Multi-Language PhrasebooksSeries Title: Dover Language Guides GermanFormat: PaperbackPublisher: Dover PublicationsAge Range: AdultAuthor: M Charlotte WolfLanguage: English About the Book This up-to-date reference incorporates terms related to modern technology, along with slang and other 21st-century vernacular. Handy sections on grammar and pronunciation, plus quick charts of numbers, times, dates, and more. Book Synopsis The perfect companion for tourists and business travelers in Germany and other places where the German language is spoken, this book offers fast, effective communication. More than 1,000 basic words, phrases, and sentences cover everything from asking directions and renting a car to ordering dinner and finding a bank.Designed as a quick reference tool and an easy study guide, this inexpensive and easy-to-use book offers completely up-to-date terms for modern telecommunications, idioms, and slang. The contents are arranged for speedy access to phrases related to greetings, transportation, shopping, services, medical and emergency situations, and other essential items. A handy phonetic pronunciation guide accompanies each phrase.
21st Century Spanish-English/English-Spanish Dictionary - (21st Century Reference) (Paperback)
Number of Pages: 464Genre: Foreign Language StudySub-Genre: SpanishSeries Title: 21st Century ReferenceFormat: PaperbackPublisher: Random House (NY)Age Range: AdultLanguage: English Book Synopsis The 21st Century Spanish-English/English-Spanish Dictionary is an invaluable reference source for today's students, business people and travelers, providing essential information in an easy-to-use format. It is one of four books in the new 21st Century line of foreign dictionaries, which also includes: Italian-English/English-Italian German-English/English-German French-English/English-French The dual format of these dictionaries eliminates the need to use two dictionaries. Students The 21st Century Spanish-English/English-Spanish Dictionaryto find the English translation of an unfamiliar Spanish word--and to discover the correct way to express a certain English phrase in Spanish. Because each entry is listed in both Spanish and English, this dictionary is useful for every situation, for business people checking the terms of a contract on an international deal, to foreign exchange students getting settled into a Spanish dormitory, and to tourists trying to understand the items on a menu. The 21st Century Spanish/English-English/Spanish Dictionary provides individual entries in a concise, easy-to-follow format, with clear pronunciation guides and succinct definitions. This is the most up-to-date, reliable Spanish to English, English to Spanish dictionary on the market, and will be an indispensible tool for every occasion. About the Author Princeton Language Institute is the author of Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus and the 21st Century Guide to Improving Your Writing.
7 Keys to Comprehension - by Susan Zimmermann & Chryse Hutchins (Paperback)
Number of Pages: 224Genre: Language + Art + DisciplinesSub-Genre: Reading SkillsFormat: PaperbackPublisher: HarmonyAge Range: AdultAuthor: Susan Zimmermann & Chryse HutchinsLanguage: English About the Book It's simple: If children don't understand what they read, they they will never embrace reading. "7 Keys to Comprehension" is the result of cutting-edge research that gives parents and teachers practical, thoughtful advice about the seven simple thinking strategies that proficient readers use. Book Synopsis It's simple: If children don't understand what they read, they will never embrace reading. And that limits what they can learn while in school. This fact frightens parents, worries teachers, and ultimately hurts children. 7 Keys to Comprehension is the result of cutting-edge research. It gives parents and teachers--those who aren't already using this valuable program--practical, thoughtful advice about the seven simple thinking strategies that proficient readers use: - Connecting reading to their background knowledge- Creating sensory images- Asking questions- Drawing inferences- Determining what's important- Synthesizing ideas- Solving problems Easily understood, easily applied, and proven successful, this essential educational tool helps parents and teachers to turn reading into a fun and rewarding adventure. About the Author SUSAN ZIMMERMAN is the cofounder of Denver's Public Education and Business Coalition. She lives in Denver. CHRYSE HUTCHINS is a reading consultant and a staff developer for Denver's Public Education and Business Coalition. She lives in Denver.
The Elements of Style - (Coyote Canyon Press Language) by William Strunk (Paperback)
Number of Pages: 56Genre: Language + Art + DisciplinesSub-Genre: Composition + Creative WritingSeries Title: Coyote Canyon Press LanguageFormat: PaperbackPublisher: Coyote Canyon PressAge Range: AdultBook theme: GeneralAuthor: William StrunkLanguage: English Book Synopsis This book is the classic reference text for clear writing and is generally considered a must-have for any student or writer. In this most revered of writing books, Strunk identifies the necessary qualities of proper American English style; and he does it all with wit and grace. Compelling and timeless, this book is simply the best of its kind.
Make It Clear - by Patrick Henry Winston (Paperback)
Number of Pages: 360Genre: Language + Art + DisciplinesSub-Genre: Communication StudiesFormat: PaperbackPublisher: MIT PressAge Range: AdultAuthor: Patrick Henry WinstonLanguage: English About the Book "A very cogent guide to compelling talks, lecturers, presentations and pitches"-- Book Synopsis The essentials of communication for professionals, educators, students, and entrepreneurs, from organizing your thoughts to inspiring your audience.Do you give presentations at meetings? Do you ever have to explain a complicated subject to audiences unfamiliar with your field? Do you make pitches for ideas or products? Do you want to interest a lecture hall of restless students in subjects that you find fascinating? Then you need this book. Make It Clear explains how to communicate--how to speak and write to get your ideas across. Written by an MIT professor who taught his students these techniques for more than forty years, the book starts with the basics--finding your voice, organizing your ideas, making sure what you say is remembered, and receiving critiques ("do not ask for brutal honesty")--and goes on to cover such specifics as preparing slides, writing and rewriting, and even choosing a type family. The book explains why you should start with an empowerment promise and conclude by noting you delivered on that promise. It describes how a well-crafted, explicitly identified slogan, symbol, salient idea, surprise, and story combine to make you and your work memorable. The book lays out the VSN-C (Vision, Steps, News-Contributions) framework as an organizing structure and then describes how to create organize your ideas with a "broken-glass" outline, how to write to be understood, how to inspire, how to defeat writer's block--and much more. Learning how to speak and write well will empower you and make you smarter. Effective communication can be life-changing--making use of just one principle in this book can get you the job, make the sale, convince your boss, inspire a student, or even start a revolution. About the Author Patrick Henry Winston (1943-2019) was Ford Professor of Artificial Intelligence and Computer Science at MIT.
Don't Believe a Word - by David Shariatmadari (Hardcover)
Number of Pages: 336Genre: Language + Art + DisciplinesSub-Genre: Language ArtsFormat: HardcoverPublisher: W. W. Norton & CompanyAge Range: AdultBook theme: GeneralAuthor: David ShariatmadariLanguage: English About the Book A linguist's entertaining and highly informed guide to what languages are and how they function. Book Synopsis Think you know language? Think again. There are languages that change when your mother-in-law is present. The language you speak could make you more prone to accidents. Swear words are produced in a special part of your brain. Over the past few decades, we have reached new frontiers of linguistic knowledge. Linguists can now explain how and why language changes, describe its structures, and map its activity in the brain. But despite these advances, much of what people believe about language is based on folklore, instinct, or hearsay. We imagine a word's origin is it's "true" meaning, that foreign languages are full of "untranslatable" words, or that grammatical mistakes undermine English. In Don't Believe A Word, linguist David Shariatmadari takes us on a mind-boggling journey through the science of language, urging us to abandon our prejudices in a bid to uncover the (far more interesting) truth about what we do with words. Exploding nine widely held myths about language while introducing us to some of the fundamental insights of modern linguistics, Shariatmadari is an energetic guide to the beauty and quirkiness of humanity's greatest achievement.
Think you can't write? Think again! - by Phd Marjory Lyons & Johns MS Holden (Paperback)
Number of Pages: 144Genre: Language + Art + DisciplinesSub-Genre: Composition + Creative WritingFormat: PaperbackPublisher: Telling Your Story LLCAge Range: AdultBook theme: GeneralAuthor: Phd Marjory Lyons & Johns MS HoldenLanguage: English About the Book Welcome to our book on taking the last steps in completing your book. What do we mean by that? Isn't my book complete? You might well respond. Well, actually, no, we would and do reply. There is more work to be done, especially if this is your first book, and you are newbie in the book world. The next steps involve choices. Book Synopsis Are these surprising ideas? Probably not or you would not have picked up our book titled, Think you can't write? Think again! A foolproof guide to publishing and marketing your book at last! In fact, you may be chuckling a bit because of the broad scope of the subjects--publishing and marketing-- and knowing it will take more than reading our little book to accomplish these tasks. Or you may be startled and swallowing back a feeling of concern or even fear about undertaking such subjects by yourself. As we point out in Chapter One, you do have a lot of work yet to do. But you would be wrong in your thinking that you will be on your own. We are here to help, Beverley and Marjory, your authors and guides. The two purposes of this book are to provide you with specific steps in pursuing the publication of your book, and specific steps in marketing your book before, during and after publication. To provide you with these suggestions, we have drawn on our experiences and insights as well as on research on current affairs in the ever-changing book industry. The format of the book is that each of us wrote chapters on subjects that we knew about best from our professional and life experiences. Marjory wrote Chapter One which sets the tone for telling others about your book; Chapter Two which contains a rubric or list of essential elements that all good writing exhibits; Chapter Six which contains marketing ideas and suggestions for you to follow; and Chapter Ten which discusses how to use book a review in marketing your book. Beverley wrote Chapter Three about how to get your work in print; Chapter Four, which discusses pursuing the traditional route to publishing; and Chapter Seven which presents Beverley's special twelve hints about marketing, and Chapter Eight in which she discusses using social media. We wrote Chapter Five, Independent Publishing and Chapter Nine, Think Outside the Box, together, offering our ideas of unusual marketing strategies.As educators we know how important it is to summarize the main points of the subject, and we have included a summary at the end of each chapter. And we also know that recalling the specific actions to be undertaken is equally important for readers as they articulate a publishing and a marketing plan. So, we have provided check lists at the end of each chapter as well. We hope these aids help you to identify the steps you need to take in publishing and marketing your book.
Art of Styling Sentences - 5th Edition by Ann Longknife & K D Sullivan (Paperback)
Number of Pages: 158Genre: Language + Art + DisciplinesSub-Genre: Composition + Creative WritingFormat: PaperbackPublisher: Barrons Educational SeriesAge Range: AdultBook theme: GeneralAuthor: Ann Longknife & K D SullivanLanguage: English About the Book The authors review the fundamentals of good sentence structure and describe 20 basic sentence patterns that encompass virtually every effective way of writing sentences in English. They also use examples to show how rhythm and sentence patterns can result in elegant writing. Book Synopsis A must-have for any student or aspiring writer, this book reviews the fundamentals of good sentence structure: Conventions of writing style change in subtle ways with passing years--a fact that prompts the need for periodic revisions of books like this one. The authors review the fundamentals of good sentence structure and then go on to describe twenty basic sentence patterns that encompass virtually every effective way of writing sentences in English. They also draw on passages by current prominent writers, using these examples to show how varying rhythm and sentence patterns can result in elegant writing styles that keep their readers interested. Exercises with answers and explanations appear throughout the text. Overflowing with practical and useful advice, this little gem will change the way people write.
Words Fail Me - (Harvest Book) by Patricia T O'Conner (Paperback)
Number of Pages: 240Genre: Language + Art + DisciplinesSub-Genre: WritingSeries Title: Harvest BookFormat: PaperbackPublisher: Mariner BooksAge Range: AdultAuthor: Patricia T O'ConnerLanguage: English About the Book The author of the bestselling "Woe Is I" goes beyond grammar to offer witty, helpful advice for everyone who wants to write well. NPR sponsorship. Book Synopsis A fun, focused guide to making words work for you Whether you are working on the novel that's been in the back of your mind for years or simply facing an increasing demand to write well at work or school, the fact remains: we all write more often these days, be it reports, e-mails, blog posts, or texts. But despite the increase in written communication, the fundamentals of good writing have been lost. Grammar maven Patricia T. O'Conner comes to the rescue with the most painless, practical, and funny writing book ever written. In short, snappy chapters filled with crystal-clear examples, amusing comparisons, and humorous allegories that cover everything from Pronoun Pileups and Verbs That Zing to What to Do When You're Stuck, O'Conner provides simple, straightforward tips to help you sort through your thoughts and make your sentences strong. Review Quotes O'Conner uses her playful sense of humor to help us swallow with a laugh the rules that schoolmarms once forced down students' throats.-The New York Times Book Review O'Conner is one of those sneaky-good writers: You don't see the effort behind her smoothness.-Salon.com Read this one from end to end....Imagine what the Congressional Record would be like if bureaucrats wrote that way.-The Cleveland Plain Dealer Will delight the word lovers on your shopping list...Sassy. -Detroit News Free Press Remember Woe Is I? Well, Ms. O'Conner is back and she hasn't lost her touch. This book is worth the price just to read her chapter titles and headings.-Writers' Exchange Patricia T. O'Conner's Woe Is I and Words Fail Me are readable, sympathetic to the struggling writer and often just plain funny.-the Seattle Times
Dirty Czech - (Dirty Everyday Slang) by Martin Blaha (Paperback)
Number of Pages: 166Genre: Foreign Language StudySub-Genre: CzechSeries Title: Dirty Everyday SlangFormat: PaperbackPublisher: Ulysses PressAge Range: AdultAuthor: Martin BlahaLanguage: English About the Book No body speaks in strictly formal address anymore. Especially in the new Eastern Europe, where the common expressions tossed around in ultra trendy cities like Prague are far from textbook Czech. This all-new, totally-up-to-date book fills the gap between how people really talk and what Czech language students are taught. Book Synopsis GET D!RTY Next time you're traveling or just chattin' in Czech with your friends, drop the textbook formality and bust out with expressions they never teach you in school, including: - Cool slang - Funny insults - Explicit sex terms - Raw swear words Dirty Czech teaches the casual expressions heard every day on the streets of the Czech Republic: What's up? -- Co je? I adore your small titties -- Zboznuju tvoje kuzlatka. I gotta take a leak. -- Musim se vymocit. Your team sucks ass! -- Tvuj tym je na hovno! Drop Dead you freak! -- Chcipni, ty zrudo! I'm faded. -- Jsem namazenej. Are you as horny as I am? -- Jsi taky tak nadrzenej About the Author Martin Blaha grew up in Prague where he earned his bachelor degree in tourism and hotel management at the College of Business Studies. He currently lives in San Francisco and enjoys exploring all the dirty pleasures that California has to offer.
Tyranny of Words - by Stuart Chase (Paperback)
Number of Pages: 420Genre: Language + Art + DisciplinesSub-Genre: Language ArtsFormat: PaperbackPublisher: Mariner BooksAge Range: AdultBook theme: SemanticsAuthor: Stuart ChaseLanguage: English Book Synopsis A popular approach to semantics in which the author discussess how to clarify the meaning of words and achieve more exact communication. Index
100% English +13 - Kids & Teens (Italien) - 2nd Edition by Nolwena Monnier (Paperback)
Genre: Foreign Language StudySub-Genre: ItalianFormat: PaperbackPublisher: Assimil S.A.S.Age Range: AdultAuthor: Nolwena MonnierLanguage: ItalianUS
Phonetics for Dummies - (For Dummies) by William F Katz (Paperback)
Number of Pages: 364Genre: Language + Art + DisciplinesSub-Genre: Language ArtsSeries Title: For DummiesFormat: PaperbackPublisher: For DummiesAge Range: AdultBook theme: Phonetics & PhonologyAuthor: William F KatzLanguage: English Book Synopsis The clear and easy way to get a handle on the science of speech The science of how people produce and perceive speech, phonetics has an array of real-world applications, from helping engineers create an authentic sounding Irish or Canadian accent for a GPS voice, to assisting forensics investigators identifying the person whose voice was caught on tape, to helping a film actor make the transition to the stage. Phonetics is a required course among students of speech pathology and linguistics, and it's a popular elective among students of telecommunications and forensics. The first popular guide to this fascinating discipline, Phonetics For Dummies is an excellent overview of the field for students enrolled in introductory phonetics courses and an ideal introduction for anyone with an interest in the field. Bonus instructional videos, video quizzes, and other content available online for download on the dummies.com product page for this book. From the Back Cover Learn to: Understand the science behind speech Grasp real-world applications of phonetics Transcribe speech using the International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA) Perform well in your phonetics course The clear and easy way to understand the science behind speech! This detailed guide helps you comprehend the process of how speech is produced, how to transcribe speech using the International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA), how to read a sound spectrogram, and so much more. Written in plain English, and accompanied by dozens of helpful illustrations and a free online resource, this is your go-to guide to the fascinating world of phonetics! Start with Phonetics 101 -- understand the basics of speech, fixed and movable articulators, and speech sound classifications Meet your "secret code" -- find out how to use the IPA to transcribe speech Get a primer on speech acoustics -- explore the fundamental frequency of phonation, harmonics, and formant frequencies Delve into practical transcribing situations -- become familiar with how to transcribe accents, dialects, children's speech, and disordered speech Learn the real-world applications of phonetics -- discover the role phonetics plays in speech language pathology, audiology, language teaching, forensics, telecommunications, acting, voice coaching, and more Open the book and find: The fundamentals of phonetics and phonology How speech is produced Tips on reading a sound spectrogram How to understand the melody of language Ways to transcribe emotion in speech How to avoid ten common mistakes beginner transcribers make Practical experience transcribing vowels, consonants, and phonological processes with the online resource About the Author William F. Katz, PhD, is Professor of Communication Sciences and Disorders in the School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences at the University of Texas at Dallas, where he teaches and directs research in linguistics, speech science, and language disorders. He has pioneered new treatments for speech loss after stroke, and he studies an unusual disorder known as "foreign accent syndrome."
Fake News - (Information Policy) by Melissa Zimdars & Kembrew McLeod (Paperback)
Number of Pages: 416Genre: Language + Art + DisciplinesSub-Genre: JournalismSeries Title: Information PolicyFormat: PaperbackPublisher: MIT PressAge Range: AdultAuthor: Melissa Zimdars & Kembrew McLeodLanguage: English About the Book New perspectives on the misinformation ecosystem that is the production and circulation of fake news. Book Synopsis New perspectives on the misinformation ecosystem that is the production and circulation of fake news.What is fake news? Is it an item on Breitbart, an article in The Onion, an outright falsehood disseminated via Russian bot, or a catchphrase used by a politician to discredit a story he doesn't like? This book examines the real fake news: the constant flow of purposefully crafted, sensational, emotionally charged, misleading or totally fabricated information that mimics the form of mainstream news. Rather than viewing fake news through a single lens, the book maps the various kinds of misinformation through several different disciplinary perspectives, taking into account the overlapping contexts of politics, technology, and journalism.The contributors consider topics including fake news as "disorganized" propaganda; folkloric falsehood in the "Pizzagate" conspiracy; native advertising as counterfeit news; the limitations of regulatory reform and technological solutionism; Reddit's enabling of fake news; the psychological mechanisms by which people make sense of information; and the evolution of fake news in America. A section on media hoaxes and satire features an oral history of and an interview with prankster-activists the Yes Men, famous for parodies that reveal hidden truths. Finally, contributors consider possible solutions to the complex problem of fake news--ways to mitigate its spread, to teach students to find factually accurate information, and to go beyond fact-checking.ContributorsMark Andrejevic, Benjamin Burroughs, Nicholas Bowman, Mark Brewin, Elizabeth Cohen, Colin Doty, Dan Faltesek, Johan Farkas, Cherian George, Tarleton Gillespie, Dawn R. Gilpin, Gina Giotta, Theodore Glasser, Amanda Ann Klein, Paul Levinson, Adrienne Massanari, Sophia A. McClennen, Kembrew McLeod, Panagiotis Takis Metaxas, Paul Mihailidis, Benjamin Peters, Whitney Phillips, Victor Pickard, Danielle Polage, Stephanie Ricker Schulte, Leslie-Jean Thornton, Anita Varma, Claire Wardle, Melissa Zimdars, Sheng Zou
English Verbs - (Barron's Verb) 4th Edition by Vincent F Hopper & George Ehrenhaft (Paperback)
Number of Pages: 384Genre: Language + Art + DisciplinesSub-Genre: Grammar & PunctuationSeries Title: Barron's VerbFormat: PaperbackPublisher: Barrons Educational SeriesAge Range: AdultAuthor: Vincent F Hopper & George EhrenhaftLanguage: English About the Book (back cover) BARRON'S LANGUAGE GUIDES ENGLISH Verbs And a Review of Standard English Usage FOURTH EDITION Students will find more than 120 irregular English verbs presented in clear, easy-to-read conjugation tables, shown in all tenses, and arranged alphabetically by infinitive form. Preceding the verb tables is a detailed review of standard English usage--which gives this book special value to ESL students, and makes it a handy classroom supplement for high school and college students. Features include explanations of all parts of speech, rules of sentence construction, capitalization and punctuation rules, idioms, and much more. Book Synopsis The new edition of this quick-reference book makes a handy classroom supplement for high school and college students, and serves as a valuable language aid for ESL students. Helpful features include: 120 irregular verbs conjugated in all tenses A special section on phrasal verbs A review of standard English usage Troublesome words and phrases Rules of punctuation Small in format but packed with information, this book fits easily in backpacks or attachÃ(c) cases for taking to class or carrying along to study sessions. About the Author George Ehrenhaft has been writing for Barron's for over three decades. During that time he has been the author or co-author of books on the SAT, the ACT, and both the AP English Literature and AP English Language exams. Other titles relate to English grammar and essay writing, especially writing college application essays. He has also written several Barron's Book Notes titles about literature, including The Grapes of Wrath and A Streetcar Named Desire. Ehrenhaft spent most of his career teaching English in Westchester County, New York, at Fox Lane and Mamaroneck High Schools. He is now a resident of Moraga, California, where he has become a prolific watercolor painter.
Japanese for Young People I - by Ajalt (Paperback)
Number of Pages: 229Genre: Foreign Language StudySub-Genre: JapaneseSeries Title: Japanese for Young PeopleFormat: PaperbackPublisher: Kodansha InternationalAge Range: AdultAuthor: AjaltLanguage: English Book Synopsis The Association for Japanese-Language Teaching (AJALT), renowned for its Japanese for Busy People series, has developed a comprehensive course for teaching Japanese to young adults in English-speaking countries. Japanese for Young People is a three-level series, designed primarily for middle school and high school curricula (with an optional starter level for elementary students) encouraging systematic Japanese-language acquisition through an enjoyable but structured learning process. With an emphasis on coordination of structure and verbal communication skills, this first Student Book introduces the building-blocks of Japanese grammar through Key Sentences, Dialogues, Exercises, and Tasks. This Student Book is accompanied by a fully-illustrated Kana Workbook which features over 100 pages of activities and games to familiarize young students with the hiragana and katakana syllabaries before advancing to the next level in the series. With color illustrations and cultural notes throughout, Japanese for Young People provides an unintimidating start to learning one of the world's most difficult languages. About the Author The Association of Japanese-Language Teaching (AJALT) was established to meet the practical needs of people who are not necessarily specialists in Japanese but who wish to communicate effectively. The AJALT was recognized as a nonprofit organization by the Ministry of Education in 1977.
Essential Italian Grammar - (Dover Language Guides Essential Grammar) by Olga Ragusa (Paperback)
Number of Pages: 111Genre: Foreign Language StudySub-Genre: ItalianSeries Title: Dover Language Guides Essential GrammarFormat: PaperbackPublisher: Dover PublicationsAge Range: AdultAuthor: Olga RagusaLanguage: English About the Book In this very useful manual, Dr. Ragusa has presented all the Italian really needed in everyday life and contemporary situations, without devoting space to the intricacies of literary, archaic, and poetic forms. All of the major aspects of Italian grammar are presented in logical, developmental order: vocabulary, vocabulary building, word order, turning negative sentences into positive and vice versa, forming questions, and more. Index. Glossary. Book Synopsis In this very useful manual, Dr. Ragusa has presented all the Italian really needed in everyday life and contemporary situations, without devoting space to the intricacies of literary, archaic, and poetic forms that you are not likely to need.It is remarkable how readily Italian grammar lends itself to this form of essential grammar, for within this book Miss Ragusa has presented her material with such clarity that you will probably remember most of what you have read after a single reading. Among the unusual features of this presentation are an extremely clear statement of the complex pronoun situation, an easily followed analysis of the various verb tenses and moods, and a most useful discussion of the many verb idioms that are so important in Italian.All the major aspects of Italian grammar are presented in logical, developmental order: vocabulary, vocabulary building, word order, turning negative sentences into positive and vice versa, forming questions, nouns, articles, prepositions, adjectives, adverbs, verbs, verbal idioms, and whatever else is necessary to a knowledge of essential Italian. An appendix contains clear definitions of all the grammatical terms used in the book.Essential Italian Grammar is not a simplified grammar, not an abridged grammar, but a selected grammar for adult use, with emphasis upon explanation rather than rote memory, and with inclusion of much phrase material for examples. It can be used as a supplement to a course, as an introduction, or as a refresher for those who have already studied Italian.
The KPOP Dictionary 2 - by Woosung Kang (Paperback)
Number of Pages: 226Genre: Foreign Language StudySub-Genre: KoreanFormat: PaperbackPublisher: New Ampersand PublishingAge Range: AdultAuthor: Woosung KangLanguage: English About the Book -BEST SELLING SERIES ON AMAZON.COM- The Only K-Pop Dictionary in the world - your best guide to learning real pop Korean that's not found anywhere else. It's back with new 500 essential words, phrases, and expressions. Over 20,000 copies sold worldwide. Book Synopsis "Holy Bible for All Things K-Pop" - Edward Leary - HelloEddi"The Only Guide You'll Ever Need to Thoroughly Understand Korean Pop Culture" - Tae Young Woo, CEO, CNH StudioThe KPOP Dictionary 1 wasn't enough? Don't worry! Your best guide to understanding real world Korean language is back with more great stuff!!: )Learn to Fully Understand What Your Favorite Korean Idols Are Saying on MV, TV Shows, and Dramas!With Foreword by Edward Leary - HelloEddi- 500 NEW Essential K-Pop Words and Phrases - Pronunciation Guide for Accuracy - Definitions and Their Cultural Background and Origin - Real Life Conversation Examples Have you just started following K-Pop and K-Drama but can't understand the lingo? Do you want to be a part of K-Pop and K-Drama fandom but can't blend in because you don't know the jargon everyone is using? Or are you an experienced K-Pop / K-Drama fan wanting to expand your vocabulary? Then this book is for you! The K-Pop Dictionary is designed to help you learn the most up-to-date vocabulary used in K-Pop, TV shows, and K-Dramas. As the title of this book suggests, this is not an ordinary dictionary: It is specifically designed to teach you what the words mean in a K-Pop and K-Drama context, because without knowing the cultural background of the words, they are just a bunch of enigmas. So we have included essential information such as where the words originated, plus where, when, and how they are used. Without this, you are missing out on all the news and updates other fans are talking about! We have also included real life examples of their use. You will gain a thorough understanding of the vocabulary, its nuances, and its origins. You can use this as a quick reference book any time you run into K-Pop and K-Drama lingo, or as a study reference by utilizing the conversation examples included on every page. Whatever your goal, this is a great way to expand your K-Pop and K-Drama knowledge; your window into the fascinating world of Korean culture! A dictionary of honest human interaction, Korean pop culture, and everyday K-POP life. A resource for language learners confused by real-world Korean, and a tool to help you understand the world of a K-POP fan. But more importantly, great entertainment for everyone. Review Quotes "Holy Bible for All Things K-Pop" - Edward Leary - HelloEddi"The Only Guide You'll Ever Need to Thoroughly Understand Korean Pop Culture" - Tae Young Woo, CEO, CNH Studio
The Elements of Eloquence - by Mark Forsyth (Paperback)
Number of Pages: 239Genre: Language + Art + DisciplinesSub-Genre: Language ArtsFormat: PaperbackPublisher: Berkley BooksAge Range: AdultBook theme: EtymologyAuthor: Mark ForsythLanguage: English About the Book Originally published: London: Icon, 2013. Book Synopsis From the #1 international bestselling author of The Etymologicon and The Horologicon comes an education in the art of articulation, from the King James Bible to Katy Perry...From classic poetry to pop lyrics, from Charles Dickens to Dolly Parton, even from Jesus to James Bond, Mark Forsyth explains the secrets that make a phrase--such as "O Captain! My Captain!" or "To be or not to be"--memorable. In his inimitably entertaining and wonderfully witty style, he takes apart famous phrases and shows how you too can write like Shakespeare or quip like Oscar Wilde. Whether you're aiming to achieve literary immortality or just hoping to deliver the perfect one-liner, The Elements of Eloquence proves that you don't need to have anything important to say--you simply need to say it well. In an age unhealthily obsessed with the power of substance, this is a book that highlights the importance of style. Review Quotes Praise for The Elements of Eloquence "Besides reinvigorating our sense of the ingredients and recipes that make our utterances flavorsome, Mr. Forsyth has a flair for finding zesty examples. As he moves in 39 succinct chapters through techniques such as hyperbaton (deliberate disruption of a sentence's logical word order) and enallage (calculated disregard for conventional syntax), his frame of reference proves admirably wide. One moment we are in the company of the Athenian orator Demosthenes, the next we're rubbing shoulders (or shoulder pads) with Dolly Parton. Mr. Forsyth wants to drive home the point that potent rhetorical devices are all around us--whether in political speeches, advertisements or Katy Perry lyrics--and he does that handsomely."--The Wall Street Journal Praise for The Horologicon "This is not a book to be gulped down at a sitting, but gently masticated to be savored in small bites...[Forsyth's] irreverent commentary on the history of the terms and when to use them is worth reading...Every page contains a new jewel for logophiles and verbivores everywhere."--Publishers Weekly "Forsyth's fascinating entries employ erudite humor and playful historical anecdotes to make these dusty old words sound fresh again. In doing so, he succeeds in creating a book to be not just browsed but absorbed. Get ready to be impressed and entertained."--Library Journal Praise for The Etymologicon "The Facebook of books...Before you know it, you've been reading for an hour."--The Chicago Tribune "A breezy, amusing stroll through the uncommon histories of some common English words...Snack-food style blends with health-food substance for a most satisfying meal."--Kirkus Reviews "The stocking filler of the season...How else to describe a book that explains the connection between Dom Perignon and Mein Kampf."--Robert McCrum, The Observer About the Author Mark Forsyth, author of The Horologicon and The Etymologicon, was given a copy of The Oxford English Dictionary as a christening present and has never looked back. He is the creator of The Inky Fool, a blog about words, phrases, grammar, rhetoric, and prose. He has contributed to the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and Huffington Post. He lives in the UK.
Complete Brazilian Portuguese - (Complete Language Courses) 4th Edition by Sue Tyson-Ward & Ethel Pereira De Almeida Rowbotham (Hardcover)
Number of Pages: 288Genre: Foreign Language StudySub-Genre: PortugueseSeries Title: Complete Language CoursesFormat: HardcoverPublisher: Teach YourselfAge Range: AdultAuthor: Sue Tyson-Ward & Ethel Pereira De Almeida RowbothamLanguage: English About the Book "Beginner to intermediate course"--Cover. Book Synopsis Do you want to develop a solid understanding of Brazilian Portuguese and communicate confidently with others?Through authentic conversations, vocabulary building, grammar explanations and extensive practice and review, Complete Brazilian Portuguese will equip you with the skills you need to use Brazilian Portuguese in a variety of settings and situations, developing your cultural awareness along the way. What will I achieve by the end of the course?By the end of Complete Brazilian Portuguese you will have a solid intermediate-level grounding in the four key skills - reading, writing, speaking and listening - and be able to communicate with confidence and accuracy. Is this course for me?If you want to move confidently from beginner to intermediate level, this is the course for you. It's perfect for the self-study learner, with a one-to-one tutor, or for the beginner classroom. It can also be used as a refresher course. What do I get?-18 learning units plus verbs reference and word glossary and revision section-Discovery Method - figure out rules and patterns to make the language stick -Teaches the key skills - reading, writing, listening, and speaking -Learn to learn - tips and skills on how to be a better language learner -Culture notes - learn about the people and places of Brazil-Outcomes-based learning - focus your studies with clear aims -Authentic listening activities - everyday conversations give you a flavor of real spoken Brazilian Portuguese-Test Yourself - see and track your own progress *Complete Brazilian Portuguese maps from Novice Low to Advanced Low level proficiency of ACTFL (American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages) and from A1 Beginner to B1/B2 Upper Intermediate level of the CEFR (Common European Framework of Reference for Languages) guidelines. This pack includes a book and one CD of audio material. What else can I use to learn Brazilian Portuguese?If you require an absolute Beginner course, you can try our Get Started in Brazilian Portuguese Absolute Beginner course: 9781444198539 Rely on Teach Yourself, trusted by language learners for over 75 years. About the Author Sue Tyson-Ward has lived in Brazil and Portugal and has a degree in Portuguese and Spanish. Sue has written a number of books on Portuguese and Brazilian language, life and culture. She has been involved in Portuguese examinations in the UK since 1992, including roles as Moderator for GCSE Speaking and Writing tests. Sue teaches Portuguese language and culture in Lancaster, and prepares research students at the university for a variety of study visits to Brazil. Ethel Pereira de Almeida Rowbotham was born in Rio de Janeiro. She has been teaching Portuguese at all levels in the UK for more than 25 years, and has worked at the University of Central Lancashire, Bolton Community College and Lancashire College, where she still teaches.
Sputnik - by Julia Rochtchina (Paperback)
Number of Pages: 234Genre: Foreign Language StudySub-Genre: RussianFormat: PaperbackPublisher: TltnetworkAge Range: AdultAuthor: Julia RochtchinaLanguage: English Book Synopsis Sputnik (Part 1) is an introductory Russian course designed to develop basic reading, writing, listening and communication skills. The author provides a step-by-step introduction to Russian with clear and simple explanations of grammar and sentence structure. Audio materials recorded by professional Russian narrators and actors help learners to acquire proper pronunciation. Interactive online activities and a friendly interface for learners and instructors with automatic grading of exercises and tests are designed to support effective learning and teaching. The full package includes a textbook, workbook (sold separately) and free access to a complementary website SputnikTextbook.org. Part 1 covers one semester of the university course. Part 2 is scheduled to be published in the fall of 2015. Dr. Rochtchina teaches Russian at the University of Victoria, Canada. She is also known for her online tutorial RussianForEveryone.com, which is visited by 300,000 people each year from over 200 countries.
The First Five Pages - by Noah Lukeman (Paperback)
Number of Pages: 208Genre: Language + Art + DisciplinesSub-Genre: Composition + Creative WritingFormat: PaperbackPublisher: Touchstone BooksAge Range: AdultBook theme: GeneralAuthor: Noah LukemanLanguage: English About the Book Using examples from actual manuscripts and query letters he's received, a publishing professional illuminates principles that can be applied to virtually any type of writing--fiction, nonfiction, journalism, and even poetry. Book Synopsis IF YOU'RE TIRED OF REJECTION, THIS IS THE BOOK FOR YOU. Whether you are a novice writer or a veteran who has already had your work published, rejection is often a frustrating reality. Literary agents and editors receive and reject hundreds of manuscripts each month. While it's the job of these publishing professionals to be discriminating, it's the job of the writer to produce a manuscript that immediately stands out among the vast competition. And those outstanding qualities, says New York literary agent Noah Lukeman, have to be apparent from the first five pages. The First Five Pages reveals the necessary elements of good writing, whether it be fiction, nonfiction, journalism, or poetry, and points out errors to be avoided, such as * A weak opening hook * Overuse of adjectives and adverbs * Flat or forced metaphors or similes * Melodramatic, commonplace or confusing dialogue * Undeveloped characterizations and lifeless settings * Uneven pacing and lack of progression With exercises at the end of each chapter, this invaluable reference will allow novelists, journalists, poets and screenwriters alike to improve their technique as they learn to eliminate even the most subtle mistakes that are cause for rejection. The First Five Pages will help writers at every stage take their art to a higher -- and more successful -- level. Review Quotes Richard Marek Editorial Director of Kirkus Reviews and former book publisher Intelligent and entertaining instruction...it should be read by all novice writers -- and by those books are already published but who intend to write more. About the Author Noah Lukeman is a literary agent based in New York City whose clients include Pulitzer Prize nominees, New York Times bestselling authors, Pushcart Prize recipients and American Book Award winners. Prior to becoming an agent, he worked on the editorial side of several major publishing companies. He has been a guest speaker on the subjects of writing and publishing at forums conducted by numerous organizations, including the Writer's Voice, the American Society of Journalists and Authors and the Wallace Stegner writing program at Stanford University.
Lonely Planet French Phrasebook and CD - 4th Edition (Paperback)
Number of Pages: 272Genre: Foreign Language StudySub-Genre: FrenchSeries Title: PhrasebookFormat: PaperbackPublisher: Lonely PlanetAge Range: AdultLanguage: English Book Synopsis Lonely Planet French Phrasebook & CDis your handy passport to culturally enriching travels with the most relevant and useful French phrases and vocabulary for all your travel needs. Shop at farmers' markets, navigate menus and order wine like a professional - all with your trusted travel companion. With language tools in your back pocket, you can truly get to the heart of wherever you go, so begin your journey now!Get More From Your Trip with Easy-to-Find Phrases for Every Travel Situation!Order with confidence, explain food allergies, and try new foods with the menu decoderSave time and hassles with vital phrases at your fingertipsNever get stuck for words with the 3500-word two-way, quick-reference dictionaryBe prepared for both common and emergency travel situations with practical phrases and terminologyMeet friends with conversation starter phrasesGet your message across with easy-to-use pronunciation guidesInside Lonely Planet French Phrasebook & CD: Full-colour throughoutUser-friendly layout organised by travel scenario categoriesSurvival phrases inside front cover for at-a-glance on-the-fly cuesCoversBasics - time, dates, numbers, amounts, pronunciation, reading tips, grammar rulesPractical - travel with kids, disabled travellers, senior travellers, sightseeing, business, banking, post office, internet, phones, repairs, shopping, bargaining, accommodations, directions, border crossing, transportSocial - meeting people, interests, feelings, opinions, going out, romance, culture, activities, weatherSafe Travel - emergencies, police, doctor, chemist, dentist, symptoms, conditionsFood - ordering, at the market, at the bar, dishes, ingredientsThe Perfect Choice: Lonely Planet French Phrasebook & CD, a pocket-sized comprehensive language guide, provides on-the-go language assistance. Great for language students and travellers looking to interact with locals and immerse themselves in local culture.About Lonely Planet: Started in 1973, Lonely Planet is the world's leading travel guide publisher with guidebooks to every destination on the planet.Check out our Fast Talk Phrasebook mobile app for on-the-go language needs. (Available languages: German, Latin Spanish, European Spanish, French, and Italian.)
Kanji Pict-O-Graphix - by Michael Rowley (Paperback)
Number of Pages: 216Genre: Foreign Language StudySub-Genre: JapaneseFormat: PaperbackPublisher: Stone Bridge PressAge Range: AdultAuthor: Michael RowleyLanguage: English About the Book A delightful visual tour of Japanese kanji makes them easy to remember. Book Synopsis Kanji Pict-o-Graphix offers an engaging way to learn and memorize Kanji.--Rocky Mountain Region Japan Project A fun book for studying kanji. The illustration reveals more of its contents and method than any description ever could.--Japan TimesIt is a very nice book, simple and pretty effective. A useful addition to the library of all beginners who aspire to learn Japanese. Recommended.--Protoculture Addicts Learn more about kanji from Stone Bridge Press: Kana Pict-o-Graphix, Designing with Kanji, Kanji Starter 1 & 2, and Crazy for Kanji
INGLES AL MINUTO Bilingual - by AGUILAR AGUILAR (Paperback)
Edition: BilingualNumber of Pages: 270Genre: Foreign Language Study, ReferenceSub-Genre: Personal + Practical Guides, English as Second LanguageFormat: PaperbackPublisher: Aguilar Althea Taurus AlfaguaraAuthor: AGUILAR AGUILARAge Range: AdultLanguage: English, spanish
Mantra Lingua Walking Through The Jungle, German and English Bilingual Book
Overall Height: .25 inchesGenre: Foreign Language StudyFormat: PaperbackAuthor: Debbie Hartner & bull; Engaging bilingual children's book is effective for teaching the development of reading skills, vocabulary, fluency, and reading comprehension of both English and German & bull; Simple, repetitive sentence structures, basic vocabulary, and side-by-side bilingual text help with gradual mastery of both languages & bull; Captivating, colorful illustrations will enthrall all learning styles while they follow storyline and sound out text & bull; Dual language book provides educational way to celebrate diverse cultures, traditions, and lifestyles at home or schoolEnrich kids' worlds with this engaging (and educational) bilingual story book in dual English and German text. In 'Walking Through the Jungle', readers will join a fearless young girl explorer as she treks across deserts, climbs up mountains, floats in the ocean and travels through jungles by foot on her way around the world. Along the way, however, this girl stumbles across a variety of weird and wonderful creatures hiding in bushes, on the bottom of rivers, disguised by cactuses, and anywhere in between! Captivating illustrations and rhythmic text (similar to Eric Carle's 'Brown Bear, Brown Bear...' book) allows readers/instructors a real-world way to master the names of exotic animals and the sounds they make (with bilingual side-by-side English and German text). Recommended for ages 2 to 5.
101 Activities and Resources for Teaching English Online - by Jackie Bolen (Paperback)
Number of Pages: 122Genre: Foreign Language StudySub-Genre: English as a Second LanguageFormat: PaperbackPublisher: Draft2digitalAge Range: AdultAuthor: Jackie BolenLanguage: English Book Synopsis It's time to find some fresh, new ideas for online English classes! Whether you're a first-time ESL/EFL/TEFL teacher, an experienced but overwhelmed instructor, or an instructor without a textbook, you need more activities for your online English classes for beginners, intermediate or advanced students. If you're tired of wasting time wading through the junk on the Internet, then Jackie is here to help. During her decade of experience as a CELTA/DELTA certified teacher, author Jackie Bolen has developed countless games and activities for her students. She's sharing her low-prep/no-prep ideas for teaching English online with ESL teachers throughout the world. These are the activities and games she uses in her own online TEFL classes. In 101 Activities and Resources for Teaching English Online, you'll get dozens of ideas to use in your own virtual classroom. The highly-detailed descriptions will show you exactly how to use the activities during your lessons. Jackie's clearly and concisely explained activities will help you add instructional variety and put the focus back on your students. The handy teaching tips will help you avoid common pitfalls. Pick up a copy of the book if you want to...Have better online English classesRetain students and have them coming back for more of your lessonsSee lots of happy, smiling faces in classesHelp students improve their English skillsKeep things fresh and interestingSupplement teaching materials from popular online teaching platformsIf you're extremely busy or you're simply out of new ideas for online English classes, Jackie's book makes it easy to try out new and exciting activities your students will love! It's easier than ever to have better TEFL online classes today. Buy the book to get new lesson plans for ESL online classes ready to go in minutes!
Cursive Handwriting Workbook - by Handwriting Workbooks for Kids (Paperback)
Number of Pages: 88Genre: Language + Art + DisciplinesSub-Genre: HandwritingFormat: PaperbackPublisher: Mmg PublishingAge Range: AdultAuthor: Handwriting Workbooks for KidsLanguage: English Book Synopsis The Cursive Handwriting Workbook introduces and encourages young kids to learn the art of cursive writing. It begins from the very basics, covering basic shapes required when writing in cursive; and moves on to include words, months of the year, and fun phrases that kids can add to their repertoire. Additionally, the workbook includes simple, yet fun activities like writing a letter to Santa. A true must have for all children interested in expanding and improving their cursive handwriting!
Cambridge English Skills Real Listening and Speaking 1 with Answers and Audio CD - by Miles Craven (Mixed Media Product)
Number of Pages: 112Genre: Foreign Language StudySub-Genre: English as a Second LanguageSeries Title: Cambridge English SkillsFormat: Mixed Media ProductPublisher: Cambridge University PressAge Range: AdultAuthor: Miles CravenLanguage: English About the Book A four-level skills series for adults and young adults Book Synopsis A four-level skills series for adults and young adults Learners can develop the skills they need to use English confidently wherever they are - at home, at work, travelling, studying or just in social situations with English-speaking friends. This edition comes with answers and audio CD.
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Berliner Lesebuch - by Dennis Sui (Paperback)
Number of Pages: 58Genre: Language + Art + DisciplinesSub-Genre: Study & TeachingFormat: PaperbackPublisher: Books on DemandAge Range: AdultAuthor: Dennis SuiLanguage: German Book Synopsis Dieses Lesebuch soll Lehrern in Alphabetisierungskursen und in den Grundstufen von Deutschkursen eine interessante Auswahl an Kurzgeschichten bieten, mit denen sie auch das Leseverständnis der Kursteilnehmer überprüfen können. Die Texte werden mit und ohne Silbenbögen präsentiert und bieten auch mit den zahlreichen Übungen, die die Geschichten ergänzen, Möglichkeiten zur Binnendifferenzierung. Alle Lernenden können an den Geschichten ihre Freude haben und sie bieten stets eine Abwechslung zu den Lehrbüchern About the Author Dr. Dennis Sui hat jahrelange Lehrerfahrung und Erfahrung in der Integrationsarbeit. Er hat bereits mit mehreren Büchern Lernenden geholfen, ihre Deutschkenntnisse zu verbessern und die Prüfung zu bestehen.
Mantra Lingua My Bilingual Talking Dictionary, Cantonese and English
Overall Height: .25 inchesGenre: Foreign Language StudyFormat: PaperbackAuthor: Mantra Lingua & bull; Bilingual dictionary is filled with vivid, easily labeled pictures and over 650 commonly used words in both Cantonese and English & bull; Add a PENpal Talking Pen (sold separately), touch each word as desired, and hear the word spoken to you out loud to help with pronunciation and intonation & bull; Themes and illustrations inside resource book thoroughly cover classic learning concepts like the human body, weather, and beyond & bull; Dual language dictionary is great aid for ELL students, bilingual language learning, and beyondMy Bilingual Talking Dictionary in Cantonese and English is a unique resource which introduces over 650 widely used words, arranged thematically and with colorful illustrations. Use alone as a traditional picture dictionary, or take advantage of the very special added bonus---if you own a PENpal Talking Pen (sold separately), you can then download the audio (for free!) and your picture dictionary then becomes a talking book! Touch each word with the PENpal Talking Pen to hear a native speaker repeat the word so that you or your readers can perfect pronunciation and intonation. Recommended for ages 4 to 10. You need to purchase a PENpal (sold separately) to hear the audio.
Have You Eaten Grandma? - by Gyles Brandreth (Hardcover)
Number of Pages: 320Genre: Language + Art + DisciplinesSub-Genre: Grammar & PunctuationFormat: HardcoverPublisher: Atria BooksAge Range: AdultAuthor: Gyles BrandrethLanguage: English Book Synopsis For anyone who wants to make fewer (not less) grammar mistakes, a lively, effective, and witty guide to all the ins and outs of the English language, reminiscent of the New York Times bestseller Eats, Shoots & Leaves. Our language is changing, literary levels are declining, and our grasp of grammar is at a crisis point. From commas to colons, apostrophes to adverbs, there are countless ways we can make mistakes when writing or speaking. But do not despair! Great Britain's most popular grammar guru has created the ultimate modern manual for English speakers on both sides of the Atlantic. In this brilliantly funny and accessible guide to proper punctuation and so much more, Gyles Brandreth explores the linguistic horrors of our times, tells us what we've been doing wrong and shows us how, in the future, we can get it right every time. Covering everything from dangling participles to transitive verbs, from age-old conundrums like "lay" vs. "lie," to the confounding influences of social media on our everyday language, Have You Eaten Grandma? is an endlessly useful and entertaining resource for all. Review Quotes "[A] witty usage guide... Bolstered with an epilogue giving straightforward definitions for different parts of speech, his passionate, enlightening, and easily navigable manual is certainly the right book at the right time." -- "Publishers Weekly""In this irreverent and conversational style guide, Brandreth makes improving one's langauge skills easy and even fun...great for communicators of all stripes, and, most importantly, it advises readers to follow the evolution of proper language into the future."-- "Booklist"
Better Vocabulary in 30 Minutes a Day - (Better English) by Edie Schwager (Paperback)
Number of Pages: 192Genre: Language + Art + DisciplinesSub-Genre: Alphabets & Writing SystemsSeries Title: Better EnglishFormat: PaperbackPublisher: Career PressAge Range: AdultAuthor: Edie SchwagerLanguage: English About the Book Better Vocabulary In 30 Minutes A Day offers a comprehensive method for adding a more impressive list of words to your everyday speech and learning how to use them effortlessly and accurately. Sprinkled throughout the book are fascinating stories about words and origins. Book Synopsis Would you like to find new, exciting words to use in your speech and writing? Would you like to be a fascinating conversationalist? Would you like to be a Scrabble expert? Better Vocabulary In 30 Minutes a Day offers a lively and entertaining method for adding a more impressive list of words to your everyday speech, and for learning how to use them effortlessly and accurately. Besides giving definitions, this invaluable guide also provides root meanings and elements of words so you can increase your vocabulary base by thousands of exciting new words and use them with aplomb in sentences. Sprinkled throughout the book are fascinating stories about words and their origins. Even if you can't spare 30 minutes a day to learn to speak and write eloquently, Better Vocabulary In 30 Minutes a Day allows you to customize your learning to take as little as five minutes a day. That's a small commitment for the lifelong benefit of speaking and writing better! Like its companion guides in the Better English Series, this book is just what you need for confident, clear writing and speaking! About the Author Edie Schwager has more than 30 years of experience writing and editing books and articles. She writes a popular column, Dear Edie, for the AMWA (American Medical Writer's Association) Journal, offering advice on English usage.
On Writing - by Stephen King (Paperback)
Number of Pages: 320Genre: Language + Art + DisciplinesSub-Genre: Composition + Creative WritingFormat: PaperbackPublisher: Scribner Book CompanyAge Range: AdultBook theme: GeneralAuthor: Stephen KingLanguage: English About the Book "Includes an updated reading list from Stephen King"--Back cover. Book Synopsis Twentieth Anniversary Edition with Contributions from Joe Hill and Owen King ONE OF TIME MAGAZINE'S TOP 100 NONFICTION BOOKS OF ALL TIME Immensely helpful and illuminating to any aspiring writer, this special edition of Stephen King's critically lauded, million-copy bestseller shares the experiences, habits, and convictions that have shaped him and his work. "Long live the King" hailed Entertainment Weekly upon publication of Stephen King's On Writing. Part memoir, part master class by one of the bestselling authors of all time, this superb volume is a revealing and practical view of the writer's craft, comprising the basic tools of the trade every writer must have. King's advice is grounded in his vivid memories from childhood through his emergence as a writer, from his struggling early career to his widely reported, near-fatal accident in 1999--and how the inextricable link between writing and living spurred his recovery. Brilliantly structured, friendly and inspiring, On Writing will empower and entertain everyone who reads it--fans, writers, and anyone who loves a great story well told. Review Quotes "On Writing had more useful and observant things to say about the craft than any book since Strunk and White's The Elements of Style."--Roger Ebert"A one-of-a-kind classic."--The Wall Street Journal"The best book on writing. Ever."--The Plain Dealer (Cleveland)"This is a special book, animated by a unique intelligence, and filled with useful truth."--Michael Chabon About the Author Stephen King is the author of more than sixty books, all of them worldwide bestsellers. His recent work includes If It Bleeds, The Institute, Elevation, The Outsider, Sleeping Beauties (cowritten with his son Owen King), and the Bill Hodges trilogy: End of Watch, Finders Keepers, and Mr. Mercedes (an Edgar Award winner for Best Novel and a television series streaming on Peacock). His novel 11/22/63 was named a top ten book of 2011 by The New York Times Book Review and won the Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Mystery/Thriller. His epic works The Dark Tower, It, Pet Sematary, and Doctor Sleep are the basis for major motion pictures, with It now the highest-grossing horror film of all time. He is the recipient of the 2020 Audio Publishers Association Lifetime Achievement Award, the 2018 PEN America Literary Service Award, the 2014 National Medal of Arts, and the 2003 National Book Foundation Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters. He lives in Bangor, Maine, with his wife, novelist Tabitha King.
Complete Arabic Beginner to Intermediate Course - (Complete Language Learning) 3rd Edition by Frances Altorfer (Paperback)
Number of Pages: 496Genre: Foreign Language StudySub-Genre: ArabicSeries Title: Complete Language LearningFormat: PaperbackPublisher: Teach YourselfAge Range: AdultAuthor: Frances AltorferLanguage: English About the Book "First published in Great Britain in 2001 as 'Teach yourself Arabic' by Hodder Education, an Hachette UK company"--Title page verso. Book Synopsis Do you want to develop a solid understanding of Arabic and communicate confidently with others?Through authentic conversations, vocabulary building, grammar explanations and extensive practice and review, Complete Arabic will equip you with the skills you need to use Arabic in a variety of settings and situations, developing your cultural awareness along the way. What will I achieve by the end of the course?By the end of Complete Arabic you will have a solid intermediate-level grounding in the four key skills - reading, writing, speaking and listening - and be able to communicate with confidence and accuracy. Is this course for me?If you want to move confidently from beginner to intermediate level, this is the course for you. It's perfect for the self-study learner, with a one-to-one tutor, or for the beginner classroom. It can also be used as a refresher course. What do I get?-17 learning units plus verbs reference and word glossary and revision section-Discovery Method - figure out rules and patterns to make the language stick -Teaches the key skills - reading, writing, listening, and speaking -Learn to learn - tips and skills on how to be a better language learner -Culture notes - learn about the people and places of the Arabic speaking world-Outcomes-based learning - focus your studies with clear aims -Authentic listening activities - everyday conversations give you a flavor of real spoken Arabic-Test Yourself - see and track your own progress *Complete Arabic maps from Novice Low to Advanced Low level proficiency of ACTFL (American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages) and from A1 Beginner to B1/B2 Upper Intermediate level of the CEFR (Common European Framework of Reference for Languages) guidelines. The audio for this course can be downloaded from the Teach Yourself Library app or streamed at library.teachyourself.com.What else can I use to learn Arabic?If you require an absolute Beginner course, you can try our Get Started in Arabic Absolute Beginner course: 9781444174966 Rely on Teach Yourself, trusted by language learners for over 75 years. Review Quotes Jack Smart [author of Complete Arabic] was a brilliant and engaging teacher whose enthusiasm and on-the-ground experience helped bring the subject alive for me.--Jim Muir, BBC Correspondent, Middle East About the Author Jack Smart taught Arabic at university level for over thirty years. He lived and worked in Egypt, Sudan and the Gulf. Frances Altorfer has many years' experience teaching languages and has spent time living in the Middle East. As well as Arabic, she knows Swahili and several European languages.
Shortcut - by John Pollack (Paperback)
Number of Pages: 256Genre: Language + Art + DisciplinesSub-Genre: Language ArtsFormat: PaperbackPublisher: Avery Publishing GroupAge Range: AdultBook theme: Historical & ComparativeAuthor: John PollackLanguage: English Book Synopsis A former presidential speechwriter for Bill Clinton explores the hidden power of analogy to fuel thought, connect ideas, spark innovation, and shape outcomes. From the meatpacking plants that inspired Henry Ford's first moving assembly line to the domino theory that led America into Vietnam to the "bicycle for the mind" that Steve Jobs envisioned as the Macintosh computer, analogies have played a dynamic role in shaping the world around us--and still do today. Analogies are far more complex than their SAT stereotype and lie at the very core of human cognition and creativity. Once we become aware of this, we start seeing them everywhere--in ads, apps, political debates, legal arguments, logos, and euphemisms, to name just a few. At their very best, analogies inspire new ways of thinking, enable invention, and motivate people to action. Unfortunately, not every analogy that rings true is true. That's why, at their worst, analogies can deceive, manipulate, or mislead us into disaster. The challenge? Spotting the difference before it's too late. Rich with engaging stories, surprising examples, and a practical method to evaluate the truth or effectiveness of any analogy, Shortcut will improve critical thinking, enhance creativity, and offer readers a fresh approach to resolving some of today's most intractable challenges. Review Quotes Praise for Shortcut "John Pollack is the William Safire of his generation. In Shortcut, he blends his encyclopedic knowledge, hard-earned experience in politics, and deep love of words to craft a book that consistently rewards the reader with keen insights into the wonders of how language shapes our thinking."--Jake Siewert, global head of communications for Goldman Sachs "As a historian, I have been professionally trained not to use analogies. But as John Pollack demonstrates in this eye-opening, mind-blowing, puzzle-solving book, comparisons and analogies infuse our thinking, infect our decisions, and inflect our efforts at persuasion. Once you lower your guard to Pollack's clever forays, you will never undervalue the power of analogical reasoning again--or ignore the risks of using comparisons too sloppily."--Jack Rakove, professor of history and political science at Stanford University, winner of the Pulitzer Prize "In the battle for public opinion, the best analogy usually wins. Shortcut shows us how--and why. It makes you think before you speak, literally. This is a great book, particularly for people who care about communicating effectively."--Loretta Ucelli, White House Communications Director for President Bill Clinton "Like a hot knife through warm butter, Pollack's clean prose cuts to the heart of the matter: We communicate, think, learn, and discover through analogies. Filled with captivating and entertaining examples, from falling apples to toppling dominos, the book teaches us how to best use analogies to win hearts, convince minds, and just have fun. Sure to float your boat."--Scott Page, director of the Center for the Study of Complex Systems at the University of Michigan "Pollack takes us on a fascinating journey through the shortcuts of the mind, revealing the immense power of analogy as a psychological device affecting our lives in intricate ways."--Daniela Schiller, PhD, neuroscientist at Mt. Sinai School of Medicine "Our minds work like supercomputers, processing impossibly vast amounts of information, creating patterns and parallels to make sense of all the data. Shortcut reveals how, through analogies (like the one in the previous sentence!), we understand our world, and, ultimately, ourselves. A fascinating read."--David Zweig, author of Invisibles: The Power of Anonymous Work in an Age of Relentless Self-Promotion "Pollack offers up an unparalleled feast of analogies, digging deep into his extensive experience as a writer to show why analogy is important, how it's constructed, and what makes it effective. Shortcut is to analogies what The Joy of Cooking is to brisket."--Benjamin Bergen, director of the Language and Cognition Lab at the University of California at San Diego and author of Louder Than Words "Anyone who has ever tried to find the right analogy to win an argument, to settle a dispute, to persuade squabblers to compromise--or who wants to avoid making things worse by using the wrong analogy--should read this insightful book!" --Suzanne R. Butler, PhD, JD, member of National Academy of Arbitrators Praise for John Pollack's books: "He tells us, with a clarity unusual for the subject, how the mind works." --The New York Times "The best books on language are the ones that encourage us to reexamine what we think we know, and The Pun Also Rises . . . does exactly that."--The Boston Globe "Pollack's . . . quest seems not merely charming but heroic." --The New Yorker "Written in a style of singular grace and impact."--Washington Times John Pollack is the William Safire of his generation. In Shortcut, he blends his encyclopedic knowledge, hard earned experience in politics, and deep love of words to craft a book that consistently rewards the reader with keen insights into the wonders of how language shapes our thinking.--Jake Siewert, Global Head of Communications for Goldman Sachs As a historian, I have been professionally trained not to use analogies. But as John Pollack demonstrates in this eye-opening, mind-blowing, puzzle-solving book, comparisons and analogies infuse our thinking, infect our decisions, and inflect our efforts at persuasion. Once you lower your guard to Pollack's clever forays, you will never undervalue the power of analogical reasoning again--or ignore the risks of using comparisons too sloppily.--Jack Rakove, Professor of History and Political Science at Stanford University, Winner of the Pulitzer Prize In the battle for public opinion, the best analogy usually wins. Shortcut shows us how--and why. It makes you think before you speak, literally. This is a great book, particularly for people who care about communicating effectively.--Loretta Ucelli, White House Communications Director for President Bill Clinton Like a hot knife through warm butter, Pollack's clean prose cuts to the heart of the matter: we communicate, think, learn, and discover through analogies. Filled with captivating and entertaining examples, from falling apples to toppling dominos, the book teaches us how to best use analogies to win hearts, convince minds, and just have fun. Sure to float your boat.--Scott Page, Director of the Center for Study of Complex Systems at the University of Michigan Pollack takes us on a fascinating journey through the shortcuts of the mind, revealing the immense power of analogy as a psychological device affecting our lives in intricate ways.--Daniela Schiller, Ph.D., Neuroscientist at Mt. Sinai School of Medicine Our minds work like supercomputers, processing impossibly vast amounts of information, creating patterns and parallels to make sense of all the data. Shortcut reveals how, through analogies (like the one in the previous sentence!), we understand our world, and, ultimately, ourselves. A fascinating read.--David Zweig, author of Invisibles: The Power of Anonymous Work in an Age of Relentless Self-Promotion Pollack offers up an unparalleled feast of analogies, digging deep into his extensive experience as a writer to show why analogy is important, how it's constructed, and what makes it effective. Shortcut is to analogies what The Joy of Cooking is to brisket.--Benjamin Bergen, Director of the Language and Cognition Lab at the University of California at San Diego and author of Louder than Words Anyone who has ever tried to find the right analogy to win an argument, to settle a dispute, to persuade squabblers to compromise -- or who wants to avoid making things worse by using the wrong analogy -- should read this insightful book! --Suzanne R. Butler, Ph.D., J.D., member of National Academy of Arbitrators Praise for Pollack's The Pun Also Rises "The best books on language are the ones that encourage us to reexamine what we think we know, and The Pun Also Rises...does exactly that." - Boston Globe "[Pollack] tells us, with a clarity unusual for the subject, how the mind works." - New York Times "Brief but compelling." - Los Angeles Times "A fun, cogent argument in favor of a dubious, often-damned art." - Kirkus Reviews "Anyone with an interest in language is going to find this book fascinating." - David Crystal, author of How Language Works "Punderful!" - Ben Schott, author of Schott's Original Misellany "It's fascinating and funny." - Brave New Words Refreshingly witty, intelligent and informative." - Rundpinne "Whether you are a practicing punster, interested in language, or just hungry to learn something on the beach this summer as you lie on the sand-which-is there... Pollack's book is fun and informative." - Detroit Free Press "...an engrossing history of the pun." - The Globe and Mail (Toronto) "If you're at all interested in language, and how it has shaped humanity, read this book. You won't be disappointed." - Reading Through Life "One of those simple pleasures of the book world: a thoroughly entertaining book that's also academic, so you can feel smart and learn new jokes at the same time." - The Huntsville Item "An entertaining and illuminating exploration of how wordplay evolved to be much more than a cheap linguistic thrill or the product of bottom-feeder copywriters." - Brain Pickings Praise for Pollack's Cork Boat: A True Story of the Unlikeliest Boat Ever Built "As the boat bobs down the Douro River to the cheers of the crowd, Pollack's absurd quest seems not merely charming, but heroic. - The New Yorker "A surprisingly charming memoir." - Esquire "Fascinating and extraordinary." - The San Francisco Chronicle "Written in a style of singular grace and impact." - The Washington Times "This buoyant nonfiction adventure saga is bound to float any armchair adventurer right of the winter doldrums." - Boston Herald "An adventure whose goofiness is exceeded only by its fun." - Detroit Free Press Praise for John Pollack's books: He tells us, with a clarity unusual for the subject, how the mind works. --The New York Times The best books on language are the ones that encourage us to reexamine what we think we know, and The Pun Also Rises . . . does exactly that.--The Boston Globe Pollack's . . . quest seems not merely charming but heroic. --The New Yorker Written in a style of singular grace and impact.--Washington Times About the Author John Pollack, who won the 1995 O. Henry Pun-Off World Championships, was a presidential speechwriter for Bill Clinton. Earlier, he worked as a foreign correspondent in Spain, as a field assistant in Antarctica, and as a strolling violinist on Mackinac Island. His books include The Pun Also Rises: How the Humble Pun Revolutionized Language, Changed History, and Made Wordplay More Than Some Antics, Cork Boat: A True Story of the Unlikeliest Boat Ever Built, and The World on a String: How to Become a Freelance Foreign Correspondent. He lives in New York City.
R&u, Stories & Activities Grade 5 - (Read & Understand with Leveled Texts) (Paperback)
Number of Pages: 160Genre: Language + Art + DisciplinesSub-Genre: Reading SkillsSeries Title: Read & Understand with Leveled TextsFormat: PaperbackPublisher: Evan Moor Educational PublishersAge Range: AdultLanguage: English About the Book Help your grade 5 students develop comprehension and vocabulary skills! Leveled reading selections and follow-up comprehension and vocabulary activities cover important skills and concepts. Book Synopsis Strengthen your grade 5 students' comprehension and vocabulary skills! The 25 engaging reading selections in Read and Understand with Leveled Texts, Grade 5 are leveled according to Lexile(R) criteria, so you can easily match texts to students' abilities. Reading selections cover reading levels 720-970 and are accompanied by follow-up activities for comprehension, vocabulary, and other reading skills. Skills covered in grade 5 include: Recalling Information Critical/Creative Thinking Inferring/Drawing on Conclusions Synonyms/Antonyms Writng / Personal Narrative ... and more!
Thereby Hangs a Tale - by Charles E Funk (Paperback)
Number of Pages: 320Genre: Language + Art + DisciplinesSub-Genre: Language ArtsFormat: PaperbackPublisher: William Morrow & CompanyAge Range: AdultBook theme: EtymologyAuthor: Charles E FunkLanguage: English About the Book English has hundreds of everyday words that originated or acquired their meanings in unusual ways. Dictionaries don't have the space to tell all the mysteries but Dr. Funk, with humor and insight, tells the strange and intriguing stories of hundreds of words and how they came to be a part of the language. Book Synopsis From "mad as a wet hen" to "corn dodger" and "hobgoblin," Charles Funk's collections of curious words and expressions are a treasure trove of word origin. In a language where hearse and rehearse have the same root and the word dunce comes from a great philosopher, English has hundreds of everyday words that originated or acquired their meanings in unusual ways. Dictionaries don't have the space to tell us all the mysteries but now Dr. Funk, with humor and insight, tells us the strange and intriguing stories of hundreds of words and how they came to be a part of our language. From the Back Cover The Greek root of school means leisure.A language where hearse and rehearse have the same root and the word dunce comes from a great philosopher, English has hundreds of every day words that originated or acquired their meaning in unusual ways. Dictionaries don't have the space to tell us all the mysteries, but now Dr. Funk, with humor and insight, tells us the strange and intriguing stories of hundreds of words and how they came to be a part of our language.
Grammar Girls' Quick and Dirty Tips for (Paperback) by Mignon Fogarty
Dimensions (Overall): 8.26 Inches (H) x 5.98 Inches (W) x .68 Inches (D)Weight: .51 PoundsNumber of Pages: 224Genre: Language + Art + Disciplines, ReferenceSub-Genre: Writing SkillsFormat: PaperbackPublisher: Henry Holt & CoAuthor: Mignon FogartyAge Range: AdultLanguage: English About the Book Mignon Fogarty, a.k.a. online sensation Grammar Girl, is determined to wipe out bad grammar. Chock-full of tips on style, business writing, and effective e-mailing, this guide covers the grammar rules that can confound even the best writers. Book Synopsis Online sensation Grammar Girl makes grammar fun and easy in this New York Times bestseller Are you stumped by split infinitives? Terrified of using who when a whom is called for? Do you avoid the words affect and effect altogether? Grammar Girl is here to help! Mignon Fogarty, a.k.a. Grammar Girl, is determined to wipe out bad grammar--but she's also determined to make the process as painless as possible. A couple of years ago, she created a weekly podcast to tackle some of the most common mistakes people make while communicating. The podcasts have now been downloaded more than twenty million times, and Mignon has dispensed grammar tips on Oprah and appeared on the pages of The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and USA Today. Written with the wit, warmth, and accessibility that the podcasts are known for, Grammar Girl's Quick and Dirty Tips for Better Writing covers the grammar rules and word-choice guidelines that can confound even the best writers. From between vs. among and although vs. while to comma splices and misplaced modifiers, Mignon offers memory tricks and clear explanations that will help readers recall and apply those troublesome grammar rules. Chock-full of tips on style, business writing, and effective e-mailing, Grammar Girl's print debut deserves a spot on every communicator's desk. Review Quotes "Reminds me of when I first read Strunk and White. I will use it in my classroom." --Fourth Grade Teacher, Las Vegas Public School System "Whether you are a grammar-phobe seeking guidance, a parent looking for a tutorial that your kids will enjoy (and therefore use) or a writer seeking a fun reference manual for frustrating recurring questions, Grammar Girl's Quick and Dirty Tips for Better Writing will likely satisfy." --Bill Reagan, PopMatters "Fogarty walks her listeners through the sometimes-tricky subjects with a voice that is authoritative but warm. Kind of like the sixth-grade teacher you wish you had." --USA Today on the Grammar Girl Podcast "Delightfully droll . . . Grammar Girl gives clear explanations with helpful examples." --The Los Angeles Times on the Grammar Girl Podcast "Fogarty . . . sparked what you might call a worldwide, syntax-driven fiesta." --Newsday on the Grammar Girl Podcast "At the root of all her success, of course, is a true love of language and grammar." --The Arizona Republic on the Grammar Girl Podcast "Fogarty . . . has become the country's go-to gal on grammar . . . Helpful. Smart. Funny. Fans find Grammar Girl to be all those things." --The Seattle Times on the Grammar Girl Podcast About The Author Mignon Fogarty is the creator of Grammar Girl and founder of the Quick and Dirty Tips Network. A technical writer and entrepreneur, she has served as an editor and producer at a number of health and science Web sites. She has a B.A. in English from the University of Washington in Seattle and an M.S. in biology from Stanford University. She lives in Reno, Nevada.
Ielts Practice Exams (with Online Audio) - (Barron's Test Prep) 4th Edition by Lin Lougheed (Paperback)
Number of Pages: 468Genre: Foreign Language StudySub-Genre: English as a Second LanguageSeries Title: Barron's Test PrepFormat: PaperbackPublisher: Barrons Educational SeriesAge Range: AdultAuthor: Lin LougheedLanguage: English Book Synopsis Publisher's Note: Products purchased from Third Party sellers are not guaranteed by the publisher for quality, authenticity, or access to any online entitlements included with the product. This newly updated edition of IELTS Practice Exams with online audio prepares test takers for success on the IELTS, an English competency test that's recognized by more than 9,000 organizations in over 145 countries. The program presents: Six full-length Academic Module IELTS practice exams with answers and explanationsSix full-length General Training Module IELTS practice exams with answers and explanationsAudio prompts for all of the tests' listening modulesSample responses for the writing and speaking modules About the Author About the Author Lin Lougheed is the leading authority in ESL test preparation for TOEIC, TOEFL, and IELTS. Dr.Lougheed started his EFL career in 1968 as a Peace Corps volunteer in Turkey. He earned his doctorate at Teachers College, Columbia University and has received two Fulbright awards: a scholar grant in Sri Lanka and a professor grant in Tunisia. As a Foreign Service Officer, he trained teachers and worked with Ministries of Education in Guatemala, Columbia, Haiti, Chile, Sudan, Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Uzbekistan, Ukraine, and Kazakhstan. For his publishers he has given teaching training seminars in Japan, Taiwan, Thailand, South Korea and Puerto Rico.In 1983, he founded Instructional Design International, Inc. to develop English teaching materials in all media. Lin is a past member of the TESOL Executive Board and has served as the chair of two special interest groups: Teaching English Internationally and Materials Writers. He has written over 40 English-as-a-foreign-language texts and had a daily radio show in China on business English. He is currently a Trustee of Columbia University Teachers College. About the Publisher In the 1930s, Manuel H. Barron opened a bookstore in Brooklyn, New York. People from the community asked Mr. Barron about books that might be available to help their children study for the New York State Regents exams. After realizing there wasn't anything available, Mr. Barron created his own study guides. 80 years later, Barron's has helped millions of people prepare for their next step.
Complete Greek - by Aristarhos Matsukas (Paperback)
Genre: Foreign Language StudySub-Genre: Greek (Modern)Format: PaperbackPublisher: Teach YourselfAge Range: AdultAuthor: Aristarhos MatsukasLanguage: Greek, Modern (1453-) About the Book "Beginner to intermediate course"--Cover. Book Synopsis It's easy to teach yourself Greek! "Complete Greek: A Teach Yourself Guide" provides you with a clear and comprehensive approach to Greek, so you can progress quickly from the basics to understanding, speaking, and writing Greek with confidence. Within each of the 24 thematic chapters, important language structures are introduced through life-like dialogues. You'll learn grammar in a gradual manner so you won't be overwhelmed by this tricky subject. Exercises accompany the texts and reinforce learning in listening, speaking, reading, and writing. This program also features current cultural information boxes that reflect recent changes in society. Features: One and five-minute introductions to key principles to get you started Lots of instant help with common problems and quick tips for success, based on the author's many years of experience Tests in the book and online to keep track of your progress Extra online articles at www.teachyourself.com to give you a richer understanding of the basics of the language About the Author Aristarhos Matsukas has taught Greek for two decades in New York, Athens, and Berlin.
Katakana From Zero! - (Japanese from Zero!) 2nd Edition by George Trombley (Paperback)
Number of Pages: 114Genre: Foreign Language StudySub-Genre: JapaneseSeries Title: Japanese from Zero!Format: PaperbackPublisher: Yesjapan CorporationAge Range: AdultAuthor: George TrombleyLanguage: English About the Book Presenting a fun, innovative, and integrated approach to learning katakana created by professional Japanese interpreter Trombley, this resource is ideal for current students of Japanese and absolute beginners. Book Synopsis Katakana from Zero! is a fun, innovative, and integrated approach to learning katakana created by professional Japanese interpreter George Trombley and Yukari Takenaka, developed for over 10 years in live classes by YesJapan's team of native Japanese professors. Using up-to-date teaching techniques and concepts, Katakana From Zero! is the perfect book for current students of Japanese as well as absolute beginners. About the Author George Trombley is a professional Japanese interpreter who over the past 16 years has interpreted for corporations such as Microsoft, IBM, NTT DoCoMo, Lucent Technologies, and in countries throughout North America, Europe, Asia and the Middle East. In addition to Japanese, George has also co-authored the Korean From Zero! series and consulted on Chinese, French, and Spanish language books. Yukari Takenaka moved from Himeji, Japan to the United States, and taught Japanese for over 10 years while co-authoring custom lessons for students that eventually became the basis of the Japanese From Zero! book series. Prior to becoming an author, Yukari worked in Japan as a professional in the medical industry. She continues to write Japanese related materials to support her passion for teaching Japanese.
Hindi for Beginners - by Sunita Narain Mathur & Madhumita Mehrotra (Mixed Media Product)
Number of Pages: 288Genre: Foreign Language StudySub-Genre: HindiFormat: Mixed Media ProductPublisher: Tuttle PublishingAge Range: AdultAuthor: Sunita Narain Mathur & Madhumita MehrotraLanguage: English About the Book "Hindi for Beginners is a Hindi self-study guide and language learning package aimed at helping students learn Hindi in a natural manner. It engages them to actively use the Hindi language in the real life situations. An accompanying audio CD with clearly annunciated dialogues spoken by native Hindi speakers ensures correct pronunciation and builds listening comprehension. Clear task-based instructions, concise and to the point explanation of grammatical structures and lesson plans help enhance student's understanding and speed up their ability to learn Hindi" --Amazon.com. Book Synopsis Hindi for Beginners is a Hindi self-study guide and language learning package aimed at helping students learn Hindi in a natural manner. It engages them to use the Hindi language in real life situations actively. An accompanying audio CD with clearly annunciated dialogues spoken by native Hindi speakers ensures correct pronunciation and builds listening comprehension. Clear task-based instructions, concise and to-the-point explanations of grammatical structures, and lesson plans help enhance student's understanding and speed up their ability to learn Hindi. The subject matter is geared towards all learning styles and is organized around day to day conversations such as: Self- introduction Pleasantries Describing home Hiring transportation Hotel booking Reporting a theft Shopping And much more... Hindi for Beginners can be used for instructional purposes in a classroom setting or to maintain individual linguistic capabilities such as reading, listening, speaking and writing through a wide array of activities. This book also includes the Romanization of vocabulary and dialogues as they are pronounced, to help learners pronounce them correctly and clearly in the absence of a Hindi speaker or a teacher, without any difficulty. All disc content is alternatively accessible on tuttlepublishing.com/downloadable-content. About the Author Sunita Mathur Narain, a Hindi language educator by trade and a musician by training, lives in the United States and has been teaching Hindi to adult learners for past 14 years in the United States. She has taught at the Diplomatic Language Services, Inlingua, and worked as a reviewer, editor and translator at the University of Maryland & SCOLA. Originally, Sunita hails from the city of Ajmer in Rajasthan, India, where she graduated with a Master's of Arts degree in Indian Classical Vocal Music from the Ajmer University. Sunita is the co-author of Survival Hindi. Madhumita Mehrotra was born and raised in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. She has taught English and Hindi to thousands of students over a period of 30 years, in various language institutes in the US. She is a certified Hindi language tester and works as a cartnear language expert and Hindi audio reviewer. In addition to her career as a teacher, Madhumita has also served as a TV presenter (Hindi) for over 15 years, is a classically trained Kathak dancer, and has performed in many Hindi stage and television plays and regional movies in India. She is the co-author of Survival Hindi.
English for Common Entrance Study and Revision Guide - by Kornel Kossuth (Paperback)
Number of Pages: 112Genre: Language + Art + DisciplinesSub-Genre: GeneralFormat: PaperbackPublisher: Hodder EducationAge Range: AdultAuthor: Kornel KossuthLanguage: English About the Book Succeed in the exam with this revision guide, designed specifically for the brand new Common Entrance English syllabus. It breaks down the content into manageable and straightforward chunks with easy-to-use, step-by-step instructions that should take away the fear of CE and guide you through all aspects of the exam. - Gives you step-by-step guidance on how to recognise various types of comprehension questions and answer them - Shows you how to write creatively as well as for a purpose for the section B questions - Reinforces and consolidates learning with tips, guidance and exercises throughout - Makes it easy to navigate and find specific revision topics with short, clear sections Book Synopsis Succeed in the exam with this revision guide, designed specifically for the brand new Common Entrance English syllabus. It breaks down the content into manageable and straightforward chunks with easy-to-use, step-by-step instructions that should take away the fear of CE and guide you through all aspects of the exam.
English for Everyone: Nivel 2: Inicial, Libro de Estudio - (Paperback)
Number of Pages: 184Genre: Foreign Language StudySub-Genre: English as a Second LanguageSeries Title: English for EveryoneFormat: PaperbackPublisher: DK Publishing (Dorling Kindersley)Age Range: AdultLanguage: Spanish Book Synopsis ¿Estás empezando a estudiar inglés como segunda lengua?Todo lo que necesitas para aprender inglés está incluido en English for Everyone: gramática inglesa, vocabulario y ejercicios. En el Libro de estudio del Nivel inicial 2 adquirirás el inglés necesario para que puedas comunicarte y comprender situaciones que ocurren en el presente, el pasado o el futuro, hacer comparaciones y dar sugerencias. En el Libro de estudio del Nivel Inicial 2 encontrarás vocabulario y expresiones de temas comunes como el tiempo libre, la moda, el tiempo atmosférico, y mucho más. También aprenderás a hablar sobre rutinas de la vida cotidiana, contar una historia en inglés, así como a hablar sobre acontecimientos de tu vida. Este libro, además recoge el uso del presente, el pasado y el uso del futuro. Todo ello con el apoyo de gráficos e imágenes, que facilitan el aprendizaje y la retención de los conceptos fundamentales. Es la opción perfecta para quien ya tiene un conocimiento del inglés básico y quiere afianzar y ampliar el uso de la lengua con palabras y situaciones comunes, así como para estudiantes de todos los niveles que preparan los exámenes oficiales TOEFL, MECR, IELTS y TOEIC. English for Everyone es un curso completo de autoaprendizaje que utiliza un innovador método visual para que aprendas inglés de manera intuitiva: - Cada unidad se divide en módulos independientes para que puedas estudiar en el tiempo que tengas disponible.- Cada unidad utiliza vocabulario nuevo que se continúa utilizando a lo largo del curso de manera sistemática para ayudarte a recordarlo.- Más de 30 horas de audio gratuito están integrados en cada unidad para que escuches inglés hablado desde el principio. Descripción general del curso DK presenta English for Everyone, un innovador curso de autoestudio de lengua inglesa desarrollado por los mejores profesionales de enseñanza del inglés para dar respuesta a la demanda del mercado con un sistema visual, sencillo y fácil de utilizar. El curso de inglés cuenta con cuatro niveles divididos en cuatro libros de estudio con sus correspondientes libros de ejercicios que se complementan, además, con un amplio abanico de audios gratuitos. El curso completo, que ayuda en la preparación de los exámenes oficiales TOEFL, MECR, IELTS y TOEIC, está diseñado para cubrir todas las necesidades de aprendizaje gracias a contenidos muy estructurados y atractivos con gráficos e ilustraciones que facilitarán la comprensión de las unidades didácticas. El curso English for Everyone cuenta con audios gratuitos que, además, puedes encontrar en www.dkefe.com y en la app gratuita para smartphones disponible para Android e iOS. English description Are you a beginner learning English as a second language?Everything you need is included in this all-in-one grammar book, vocabulary builder, and exercise course. Learn how to engage in everyday topics such as clothing, the weather, making plans, and more. English for Everyone: Level 2: Beginner, Course Book also covers how to talk about the past, present, and future and is the perfect choice for people with some basic knowledge of English to expand their skills over a wider range of everyday words and situations. English for Everyone: Level 2: Beginner, Course Book covers the language skills, vocabulary, and grammar needed for the major global English-language exams, including TOEFL. All learning is practiced across speaking, listening, reading, and writing exercises, offering rounded preparation for work, travel, study, and exams. Download the free app and practice online with free listening exercises at www.dkefe.com. English for Everyone series teaches all levels of English, from beginner to advanced, to speakers of English as a second language. Innovative visual learning methods introduce key language skills, grammar, and vocabulary, which are reinforced with a variety of speaking, reading, and writing exercises to make the English language easier to understand and learn. Visit www.dkefe.com to find out more. About the Author DK Para mentes curiosas Creemos en la magia de descubrir. Por eso creamos libros que exploran ideas y despiertan la curiosidad sobre nuestro mundo. De las primeras palabras al Big Bang, de los misterios de la naturaleza a los secretos de la ciudad, descubre en nuestros libros el conocimiento de grandes expertos y disfruta de horas de diversión e inspiración inagotab.
English-Medium Instruction and Translanguaging - (Bilingual Education & Bilingualism) by Bethanne Paulsrud & Zhongfeng Tian & Jeanette Toth
Number of Pages: 240Genre: Language + Art + DisciplinesSub-Genre: Language ArtsSeries Title: Bilingual Education & BilingualismFormat: PaperbackPublisher: Multilingual Matters LimitedAge Range: AdultBook theme: GeneralAuthor: Bethanne Paulsrud & Zhongfeng Tian & Jeanette TothLanguage: English About the Book "This book offers a critical exploration of definitions, methodologies, and ideologies of English-medium instruction (EMI) and contributes to new understandings of translanguaging as theory and pedagogy across diverse contexts. It demonstrates the affordances and constraints that translanguaging processes present in relation to EMI classrooms"-- Book Synopsis This book offers a critical exploration of definitions, methodologies, and ideologies of English-medium instruction (EMI) and contributes to new understandings of translanguaging as theory and pedagogy across diverse contexts. It brings together a variety of conceptual and empirical studies on translanguaging in EMI at different educational levels, in a variety of countries, with different approaches to translanguaging, different named languages, and different policies. These studies include a number of underrepresented contexts across the globe, providing a broad view of how translanguaging theory and pedagogy in EMI is understood in these educational contexts. Furthermore, this book addresses the complexities of translanguaging through a discussion of the affordances and constraints associated with the use of multiple linguistic resources in the EMI classroom. Review Quotes As English-medium instruction (EMI) continues to proliferate across the world, this volume offers a timely critique of its ideology and policy. The empirical studies of translanguaging in diverse EMI contexts show the complexities and challenges of a multilingual approach to teaching and learning. Lessons can be learned from the studies in this fascinating volume, with far-reaching implications for policy, practice and theory-building.--Li Wei, UCL Centre for Applied Linguistics, UKDisrupting the traditional monoglossic, monolingual interpretation of the 'E' in English-medium instruction (EMI), the many authors in this timely work contribute to showing how inclusive EMI can be designed and practiced with the translanguaging lens. A must-read for all EMI educators, parents, students, and policymakers.--Angel Lin, Simon Fraser University, CanadaThis truly international volume is a must-read for all those interested in the interface between translanguaging and English-medium instruction. Despite the pervasive presence of recalcitrant monolingual ideologies, the contributors clearly attest that the exclusive use of English is unnatural, unrealistic and, on too many occasions, harmful, while translanguaging, if cogently theorized and implemented (not at any cost), is legitimized as a natural, reasonable and beneficial practice.--David Lasagabaster, University of the Basque Country UPV/EHU, Spain About the Author BethAnne Paulsrud is a Senior Lecturer of English at Dalarna University, Sweden. Her research focuses on multilingualism in educational policy and practice, English and EMI in Sweden, and family language policy. She has co-edited two volumes on translanguaging and education, including New Perspectives on Translanguaging and Education (Multilingual Matters, 2017). Zhongfeng Tian is an Assistant Professor of TESL Teacher Education/Applied Linguistics at the University of Texas at San Antonio, USA. His research focuses on bilingual education, TESOL, and translanguaging. He has co-edited a volume Envisioning TESOL through a Translanguaging Lens: Global Perspectives (Springer, 2020). Jeanette Toth is a Senior Lecturer of English at Dalarna University, Sweden. Her research has investigated policies, practices, and perspectives on languages and language use within EMI at the primary school level in Sweden. She has contributed chapters in two volumes on translanguaging and education, including New Perspectives on Translanguaging and Education (Multilingual Matters, 2017).
The Berlitz Self-Teacher -- German - (Paperback)
Number of Pages: 304Genre: Foreign Language StudySub-Genre: GermanFormat: PaperbackPublisher: TarcherperigeeAge Range: AdultLanguage: English Book Synopsis You acquired English naturally. Not through the memorization of long lists of vocabulary, not through the tedious chore of learning bare-bones grammar--but through actually speaking it. This fact of nature is at the heart of Berlitz method for learning a new language, a method that has helped thousands enter an exciting multilingual world. Only the Berlitz Self-Teachers guarantee all these special features: - A unique series of specially designed oral exercises - Simple, practical pronunciations-at-a-glance - Exercises to make you think in your new language - Tested techniques based on a century of teaching experience With the Berlitz Self-Teachers as your guide you'll soon find that you can understand, speak, and even think your own thoughts in another language. About the Author Berlitz Corporation is a language services and leadership training company based in Princeton, New Jersey. In 1878, Maximilian Berlitz founded his first language school in Providence, Rhode Island. By 1914 there were more than 200 Berlitz schools worldwide. In 2001 Berlitz became wholly owned by the Benesse Corporation, and in 2010 Berlitz changed its name from Berlitz International, Inc. to Berlitz Corporation. The Berlitz method of learning advocates teaching only through the cartnear language, with the idea that students will be able to intuit grammatical rules without knowing how to explain them.
Vocabulario Vaquero/Cowboy Talk - by Robert N Smead (Paperback)
Number of Pages: 197Genre: Foreign Language StudySub-Genre: SpanishFormat: PaperbackPublisher: University of Oklahoma PressAge Range: AdultAuthor: Robert N SmeadLanguage: Spanish Book Synopsis Spanish is an important source for terms and expressions that have made their way into the English of the southwestern United States. Vocabulario Vaquero/Cowboy Talk is the first book to list all Spanish-language terms pertaining to two important activities in the American West--ranching and cowboying--with special reference to American Indian terms that have come through Spanish. In addition to presenting the most accurate definitions available, this A-to-Z lexicon traces the etymology of words and critically reviews and assesses the specialized English sources for each entry. It is the only dictionary of its kind to reference Spanish sources. The scholarly treatment of this volume makes it an essential addition to the libraries of linguists and historians interested in Spanish/English contact in the American West. Western enthusiasts of all backgrounds will find accessible entries full of invaluable information. Review Quotes "For those who love language, this is a fascinating book."
301 Writing Ideas - (Creative Keepsakes) (Paperback)
Number of Pages: 204Genre: Language + Art + DisciplinesSub-Genre: Writing SkillsSeries Title: Creative KeepsakesFormat: PaperbackPublisher: Chartwell BooksAge Range: AdultBook theme: CompositionLanguage: English Book Synopsis Conquer that blank page staring back at you! 301 Writing Ideas is a guided journal designed to get you writing right away, so you spend less time pondering and more time expressing your true thoughts and feelings. Whether you want to journal your thoughts and feelings, improve your writing skills, or write a novel, let the 301 diverse questions inspire you to get your thoughts out of your head and onto the page. And with so many prompts, you can turn your writing into a daily practice that may even become a lifelong habit. Describe a moment in time when you wished you could disappear.What was the last thing that made you cry?Do you feel fulfilled by your work? Why or why not?Write about a song that reminds you of a time from childhood. With lots of space to write, this journal has a minimal design that will allow your prose to shine and the prompt text to recede into the background, making for a writer's keepsake. The layflat format facilitates your focus on your writing. So, are you ready to open your mind, start writing, and feel gratified? This is just the beginning of something big! With so much of our lives and contact going digital, the Creative Keepsakesjournals offer an intimate way to nurture your connection with yourself and the people around you. An entertaining way to get off your screen, these guided and free-form journals are great for writers and artists alike. Each journal offers content around a different theme, including silly prompts for a laugh, random yet thoughtful questions, inspiration for art and composition, interactive prompts to learn about your heritage, and blank interiors on high-quality paper stock to use as your creative canvas. Beautifully designed and full of mindful prompts, channel your inspiration as you put pen (or pencil, or marker, or crayon!) to paper to learn more about yourself, your talents, and the people you love. Also in this Series: 3,001 Questions All About Me, 301 Things to Draw, Create Comics: A Sketchbook, Inner Me, Internet Password Book, My Father's Life, My Grandmother's Life, My Life Story, My Mother's Life, 3,001 This or That Questions, My Grandfather's Life, Create the Poem, Complete the Drawing Journal, Mom and Me Journal, Why I Love You Journal, Create the Story, and Destroy & Design About the Author Publishing and supplying books to wholesalers, mail order companies, and retail stores for over 60 years, Chartwell Books publishes across a wide range of subjects, including history, craft, home reference, puzzles and games, music and music instruction, art instruction, transportation, and more.
Mantra Lingua We're Going On A Bear Hunt, Albanian and English Bilingual Book
Overall Height: .25 inchesGenre: Foreign Language StudyFormat: PaperbackAuthor: Michael Rosen, Helen Oxenbury & bull; Engaging bilingual children's book is effective for teaching the development of reading skills, vocabulary, fluency, and reading comprehension of both English and Albanian & bull; Simple, repetitive sentence structures, basic vocabulary, and side-by-side bilingual text help with gradual mastery of both languages & bull; Captivating, colorful illustrations will enthrall all learning styles while they follow storyline and sound out text & bull; Dual language book provides educational way to celebrate diverse cultures, traditions, and lifestyles at home or schoolEnrich kids' worlds with this engaging (and educational) bilingual story book in dual English and Albanian. In this sing-songy tale, a father and his four children go on the traditional bear hunt based on the old camp chant many of us know and love. The family skids down a grassy slope, swishes across a river, sludges through mud, and of course, finally sees the bear...who chases them all back to their home. It's a fascinating journey---but was it real or imagined? Readers will have to keep exploring to find out---while weaving through bilingual text and bold illustrations with vivid adjectives as part of expanded noun phrases (Year 2 writing), powerful preposition phrases (Year 3 writing), peerless onomatopoeia, and more! Recommended for ages 4 to 8. Paperback.