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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

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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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    "Amazing. This Course Makes Speaking Mandarin Easy"

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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I would definitely recommend Power Mandarin Accelerated because it's fast, it's amazingly easy, it's enjoyable and really effective.
    My boyfriend's family is from China and I have struggled with Pimsleur (too few words to really communicate) Rosetta Stone (cost a fortune and makes me guess) and other methods.
    None of them gave me the portable audio, the English speaking instructor and the native Mandarin speaker who taught me how to create my own sentences - I mean - speak my own thoughts in basic Mandarin in a way that Chinese people understand and without one bit of confusion.


    What did you like best about this story?

    What I like best about Power Mandarin is the speed, the simplicity of it all, the creative way the program is laid out, the memory review, the Audio Snapshot previews, the opportunity to hear the language spoken at different speeds, adding one word here and one word there to avoid overwhelm. Love it!


    Which scene was your favorite?

    My favorite scene is where I get to say I want to eat. I love Chinese food. I noticed that this program uses real Mandarin Chinese, because they usually say the word for "eat" followed by the word for "food" or "noodles". This made me sound really fluent even when I wasn't.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    No way would I recommend using Power Mandarin all in one sitting. This program is meant to be used whenever you have time and wherever you happen to be at the moment. The extreme portability of Power Mandarin is one reason I wanted to try it out, and for $19.00 bucks, it's a real gem.


    Any additional comments?

    Real instruction, real practice, real results. There's no BS here people. This program is the real deal and you'll thank me for recommending it to you.

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    What made the experience of listening to Italian Phase 4, Units 1-30 the most enjoyable?

    As always, Pimsleur materials are high quality and well structured. Phase 4 introduces a more conversational grasp of the past and future tenses, as well as personal interaction beyond, "I like to play tennis. Do you like to play tennis?" I recommend it for anyone looking to speak and understand Italian.


    What was most disappointing about Pimsleur’s story?

    But also as always, the program will stress new words, like "sito del web," spending a lot of time sounding out "see-toh, see-toh del, see-toh del web," while completely ignoring all the little words that run together to create that real conversational tone. I think most Italians would understand the words website and blog, even if you just said them straight out in English. It's all the "dellas" and "L'ho me hanno dettos" that are sped over. Also, although it's antithetical to Pimsleur's method, a written guide would be nice.


    What does Pimsleur bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    With the Pimsleur method, you really can't go wrong. I've used it for French and Hindi, and native speakers of both languages have praised my pronunciation and grammar (disclosure, I learned French when I was little, and I did a lot of extra Hindi reading and learning beyond Pimsleur). If you combine Byki, Pimsleur and daily reading in the language, you'll be proficient in no time. While I speak Portuguese and French, Italian has been hard to master for a number of reasons--first, it's hard to believe that the language actually sounds like you think it does--my fave quote from Phase 4 is "La nostra mostra ha un piccolo problemma." Second, it is so reflexive that unless you really understand the mechanics of grammar (which I don't, despite my love of speaking different languages), it's easy to get lost in conjugation. And that's one major reason to use Pimsleur. Instead of trying to memorize 501 Italian Verbs and their conjugations, just learning what to say is totally worthwhile.


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    Italian Phase 4, Units 1-30: Learn to Speak and Understand Italian with Pimsleur Language Programs

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    A new 30-unit course designed to be completed after Italian Phase 3 (replaces Italian Phase 4, Units 1-10 course). Thirty 30-minute lessons totaling 15 hours of spoken Italian language learning, plus one hour of reading lessons designed to expand your vocabulary, expose you to a variety of cultural events, and give you practice reading and hearing Italian.

    Jane Eyre says: "Solid Educational Experience, but..."

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    Bruce says: "Well thought out but beware of the shortcomings"
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