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Anandra

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  • "A Little Obsessed with the Wormhole..."

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    The first story led to some deep discussions about the universe with my ESL students. I am intrigued by the concept the story puts forth. I wasn't a huge fan of the second story, but two of my students said they really enjoyed it. This audiobook definitely added some creativity to my ESL lessons.

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    Learn English with Short Stories: Science Fiction - Section 10: Inspired by English

    • UNABRIDGED (55 mins)
    • By Zhanna Hamilton
    • Narrated By Sam Scholl
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    The Learn English with Short Stories series does not need to be read in order, as all of the stories are independent from one another. This 10th section includes two thrilling science fiction stories. Each unique science fiction story comes with highlighted vocabulary and definitions before and during the tale. This guide also offers two multiple-choice vocabulary exercises after each story, allowing you to practice your newly learned terms and idioms. It is suitable for intermediate to advanced English learners.

    Anandra says: "A Little Obsessed with the Wormhole Effect"
  • "personal favorite in my esl teachin..."

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    This is a personal favorite for me, as it always comes in handy with new students. Most English learners in the intermediate level do not know half of these idioms and phrasal verbs. The audio helps guide our lessons. I pause the audio to explain further. Very, very useful for English tutors.

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    117 Most Common English Idioms and Phrasal Verbs

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    Idioms are an essential part of the English language. It's easy to get lost in translation if you do not know the meanings of these everyday phrases. Inspired By English brings you a collective work about 117 of the most commonly used English idioms and phrasal verbs. This guide provides a short and memorable meaning for each common phrase along with three real world examples of how they are used. Many examples also focus on only one common phrasal meaning at a time so that you learn faster and more efficiently.

    Anandra says: "personal favorite in my esl teaching toolbox"
  • "very nice twists!"

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    I love the endings to both of these stories. They were easy enough for my ESL students to understand, but entertaining enough to not bore me to death during the lessons. I like to pause the multiple choice questions before the answers are spoken to let me students think.

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    Learn English with Short Stories: Fantasy - Section 5: Inspired By English

    • UNABRIDGED (50 mins)
    • By Zhanna Hamilton
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    Inspired By English brings you another exciting pair of tales that are not only entertaining but educational, too. Each unique fantasy story comes with vocabulary and definitions emphasized before and during the story. This guide also offers a vocabulary exercise after each tale, allowing you to practice your newly learned terms and idioms. It is suitable for intermediate to advanced English learners.

    Anandra says: "very nice twists!"
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    I honestly did not know what to expect when I bought this book. We have a Spanish speaking maid (from Guatemala) and two kids and I was having a really hard time giving her instructions or understanding what she was saying.
    I searched for a Spanish book for homemakers on Amazon and stumbled upon this book. It's offered both as kindle and as audio book and I thought audio made more sense for me, as I can listen to it while working in the kitchen.
    So I thought I'd buy this book and give it try.
    Frankly, I'm blown away!! I never thought learning Spanish could be so easy!
    After just one half hour into the course, I was already talking in Spanish and the maid seemed to understand everything I was saying.
    It took longer for me to understand what the maid was saying, because she obviously uses a larger vocabulary, but as I progress more thru the course, I'm starting to understand more and more.
    The course does not put too much emphasis on sounding like a native, only as far as is needed to be understood.
    The best part is how each word is introduced in a way that makes it easy to remember.

Walk Around

Walk Around los angeles, ca, United States 03-01-12 Member Since 2011

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  • "Pimsleur Phase 3 French"

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    Took a college french class and no one could understand a work I said in French at the end of the class. This helped me say the words and not worry about spelling or grammar. The french have an annoying way of not pronouncing the end of most words and conjugated verbs all sound alike to me. Pimsleur just put them in sentences I could understand then reviewed them often. This worked out so well I eventually bought Phase 1, 2 and 3. Now I can actually carry on a very basic conversation and understand a fair amount of conversation in french. I did listen to each section every day and sometimes repeated the section. French does not sink into your head automatically, but if you just listen and repeat lessons each day it is pretty amazing what sticks. I did dishes, laundry, went to the market or ran errands while listening. Made boring chores more interesting and learned basic French.

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    French Phase 3, Units 1-30: Learn to Speak and Understand French with Pimsleur Language Programs

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    French Phase 3 includes another 15 hours of spoken language practice and one additional hour of reading instruction, and is designed to be used after completion of Phases 1 and 2. The beginning lessons of Phase 3 offer you the chance to expand your vocabulary and increase your fluency to an even higher level.

    Walk Around says: "Pimsleur Phase 3 French"

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