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  • "Not really "Linguistics" bu..."

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    Linguistics is one of my favorite topics and I have listened to and read many on the topic. I thought this book was going to be a serious study of the history of the alphabet. I was wrong, but more than pleasantly surprised. Each letter of the alphabet is the starting off point for each chapter, but then Michael Rosen takes you on a wonderful trip of language and delight after the serious stuff is over. Michael reads the book in his delightful accent and just has a lot of fun. He is more a comedian and storyteller than an academic - more to his credit. Highly recommend for a fun trip down the alphabet.

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    Alphabetical: How Every Letter Tells a Story

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By Michael Rosen
    • Narrated By Michael Rosen
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    From minding your Ps and Qs to wondering why X should mark the spot, Alphabetical is a book for everyone who loves words and language. Whether it's how letters are arranged on keyboards or Viking runes, textspeak or zip codes, this book will change the way you think about letters forever. How on earth did we fix upon our 26 letters? What do they really mean? And how did we come to write them down in the first place? Michael Rosen takes you on an unforgettable adventure through the history of the alphabet in 26 vivid chapters, fizzing with personal anecdotes and fascinating facts.

    Andy says: "delightfully entertaining"
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    • By Michael D.C. Drout
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    Since others judge you by the way you speak, the intricacies of grammar, in fact, should not be relegated to the realm of fussy "guardians of the language," but are rather essential clues all can employ to communicate more exactly. In such a light, this course forms an invaluable guide for everyone from all fields of interest.

    Johanna says: "GREAT!!!! I learned and was entertained."
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    Easy American Idioms: Hundreds of Idiomatic Expressions to Give You an Edge in English

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    • By Living Language
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    Easy American Idioms cuts through the confusion and teaches natural-sounding conversational English. This set contains a 64-page book and four 60-minute audio sections. It focuses on everyday situations: meeting people, expressing likes and dislikes, working, shopping, socializing, sports, television, going out and more.

    ESK says: "Functional and fun"
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    • By Stephen Fry
    • Narrated By Stephen Fry
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    Stephen Fry explores the highways and byways of the English language in these four programmes, as heard on BBC Radio 4. 'The Trial of Qwerty' The ‘Qwerty’ keyboard faces charges of conspiracy to obstruct the English language. But who was Mr Qwerty? 'He Said, She Said' Do men and women really say what they mean? Also Stephen investigates sex, domination, gender, power, and sex changes (as only he can).

  • 3.8 (29 ratings)

    Alphabetical: How Every Letter Tells a Story

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By Michael Rosen
    • Narrated By Michael Rosen
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    From minding your Ps and Qs to wondering why X should mark the spot, Alphabetical is a book for everyone who loves words and language. Whether it's how letters are arranged on keyboards or Viking runes, textspeak or zip codes, this book will change the way you think about letters forever. How on earth did we fix upon our 26 letters? What do they really mean? And how did we come to write them down in the first place? Michael Rosen takes you on an unforgettable adventure through the history of the alphabet in 26 vivid chapters, fizzing with personal anecdotes and fascinating facts.

    Andy says: "delightfully entertaining"
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    • By John Escott
    • Narrated By Clare Wille
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    • By Paulette Dale, Lillian Poms
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    The Berlitz English Pronunciation Program introduces sounds, stress, rhythm, and intonation in Standard American English. It features sounds in context and uses a listen and repeat approach for maximum practice of basic pronunciation skills. Sounds are stressed in familiar words and sentences to facilitate learning.

    Andrea says: "It's not incorrect, it's AMERICAN pronounciation"
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    • By Mark Caven
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    Useful tips to help achieve a more professional level of speech. Our speech and voice can say as much about us as the clothes we wear, the car we drive, or even the newspapers and magazines we read.

    kim says: "Fun & Practical"
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    Accent Your Character - Standard British English: Dialect Training

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    • By Paul Meier
    • Narrated By Paul Meier
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    Add some kick to your characters with some quick and simple dialect training. Paul Meier has been training actors for over 25 years and now offers his experience to the casual pretender in these entertaining presentations. You will find accent tips, colloquialisms, and charismatic character concepts that will add to your storytelling, roleplaying, or cosplay.

    A. Hawley says: "Worth the price but don't expect actual training"
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    • By Paul Meier
    • Narrated By Paul Meier
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    Add some kick to your characters with some quick and simple dialect training. Paul Meier has been training actors for over 25 years and now offers his experience to the casual pretender in these entertaining presentations. You will find accent tips, colloquialisms, and charismatic character concepts that will add to your storytelling, roleplaying, or cosplay.

    Heather says: "Fun!"
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    • By Paul Meier
    • Narrated By Paul Meier
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    Add some kick to your characters with some quick and simple Scottish dialect training. Paul Meier has been training actors for over 25 years and now offers his experience to the casual pretender in this entertaining presentation. You will find accent tips, colloquialisms, and charismatic character concepts that will add to your storytelling, roleplaying, or cosplay.

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  • Easy American Idioms: Hundreds of Idiomatic Expressions to Give You an Edge in English

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    • By Living Language
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    Easy American Idioms cuts through the confusion and teaches natural-sounding conversational English. This set contains a 64-page book and four 60-minute audio sections. It focuses on everyday situations: meeting people, expressing likes and dislikes, working, shopping, socializing, sports, television, going out and more.

    ESK says: "Functional and fun"
  • Easy Pronunciation

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 3 mins)
    • By Living Language
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    Are you looking to improve your English pronunciation or the way that your English sounds to others? No matter what your level of English is - or if you are simply trying to lessen a strong regional accent - this program will help you sound more natural and communicate with greater ease and confidence.

    Armando says: "Where is the book"
  • The Modern Scholar: A Way With Words Part III: Grammar for Adults

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By Michael D.C. Drout
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    Since others judge you by the way you speak, the intricacies of grammar, in fact, should not be relegated to the realm of fussy "guardians of the language," but are rather essential clues all can employ to communicate more exactly. In such a light, this course forms an invaluable guide for everyone from all fields of interest.

    Johanna says: "GREAT!!!! I learned and was entertained."
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    • By Dorota Guzik, Dominika Tkaczyk
    • Narrated By Maybe Theatre Company
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    The main aim of the courses is to teach the most popular irregular verbs, idioms and phrasal verbs that occur most frequently in everyday conversations. Learning takes place through the association of meanings in contexts. The exercises in each lesson allow the learner to master and consolidate the expressions quickly. This is effective learning, easy and accessible to everyone.

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  • Alphabetical: How Every Letter Tells a Story

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By Michael Rosen
    • Narrated By Michael Rosen
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    From minding your Ps and Qs to wondering why X should mark the spot, Alphabetical is a book for everyone who loves words and language. Whether it's how letters are arranged on keyboards or Viking runes, textspeak or zip codes, this book will change the way you think about letters forever. How on earth did we fix upon our 26 letters? What do they really mean? And how did we come to write them down in the first place? Michael Rosen takes you on an unforgettable adventure through the history of the alphabet in 26 vivid chapters, fizzing with personal anecdotes and fascinating facts.

    Andy says: "delightfully entertaining"
  • Learn English - Level 3: Beginner English, Volume 1: Lessons 1-25

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    • By Innovative Language Learning
    • Narrated By Chihiro Nakajima, Daniel Beck
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    Start speaking English in minutes, and grasp the language, culture and customs in just minutes more with Beginner - English, a completely new way to learn English with ease! Beginner - English will have you speaking with proper pronunciation from the very first lesson and arm you with cultural insight and other information to utterly shock and amaze your American friends.

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    • By Living Language
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    Drive Time English is an intermediate-advanced level ESL program that will help you master English vocabulary, English grammar, English pronunciation and English conversation without a book! This innovative, simple English course includes exercises, clear explanations, examples, and real conversational practice you can use to learn and improve your English.

  • The Word I'm Thinking Of: A Devilish Dictionary of Difficult Words

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By Michael Gates
    • Narrated By Jack Chekijian
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    Absquatulate. Flumadiddle. Gongoozler. Squintifego. If you love words, you know the strange byways of memory or reverie that stumbling across a certain word or phrase will take you down. Chances are, you have never encountered words as unusual as those collected in this audiobook. You'll find definitions and parts of speech for each entry. And for each word, the author has also included a quotation to show how the word can be used in context. Amaze your friends with your selcouth vocabulary and indulge your inner logophile!

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  • Pride and Prejudice (Adaptation): Oxford Bookworms Library, Stage 6

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 13 mins)
    • By Jane Austen, Clare West (adaptation)
    • Narrated By Judy Bennett
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    "The moment I first met you, I noticed your pride, your sense of superiority, and your selfish disdain for the feelings of others. You are the last man in the world whom I could ever be persuaded to marry," said Elizabeth Bennet. And so Elizabeth rejects the proud Mr Darcy. Can nothing overcome her prejudice against him? This famous novel by Jane Austen is full of wise and humorous observation of the people and manners of her times.

  • Speak English Like an American: Learn the Idioms & Expressions that Will Help You Speak Like a Native!

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    • By Amy Gillett
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    What's the secret to speaking English better? It's mastery of those tricky idioms and phrases that are so common in English. And learning these idioms and phrases will not only help you speak better, it will help you understand Americans better. In this course, you'll join an American family as they go about their day-to-day lives. Along the way, you will master over 300 of today's most common English idioms and expressions!

  • 117 Most Common English Idioms and Phrasal Verbs

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 22 mins)
    • By Zhanna Hamilton
    • Narrated By Zhanna Hamilton
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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.

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  • ESL Spanish Phase 2, Unit 01-05: Learn to Speak and Understand English as a Second Language with Pimsleur Language Programs

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    • By Pimsleur
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    English for Spanish Speakers Phase 2, Units 1-5 build on material taught in prior units. Each lesson provides 30 minutes of spoken language practice, with an introductory conversation, and new vocabulary and structures. Detailed instructions enable you to understand and participate in the conversation.

  • Fifty Ways to Practice Grammar: Tips for ESL/EFL Students

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 17 mins)
    • By Maggie Sokolik
    • Narrated By Kirk Hanley
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    This audiobook is made for students of English as a Second or Foreign Language. Learning another language is never fast, but the Fifty Ways to Practice series will speed things up by showing you how to practice more efficiently and effectively both inside and outside the classroom. It is useful for beginning through advanced levels. You will learn 50 ways to notice, understand, and practice different grammatical structures in English.

  • Anglijskij jazyk. Sekretnye metodiki specsluzhb [English. Secret Techniques of Special Services]

    • UNABRIDGED (46 mins)
    • By Majkl Spenser
    • Narrated By Gennady Zaitsev
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    Esli vy ne vyuchili jazyk v shkole ili institute, to ne stoit perezhivat' i dumat', chto vy k jetomu nesposobny: vy i ne mogli ego tam vyuchit'. Ved' uchebnye zavedenija dajut tol'ko bazovye znanija po raznym predmetam – ne bolee togo. Po-nastojashhemu uznat' jazyk vy mogli, tol'ko esli zanimalis' v shkole razvedki.

  • Krylatye frazy na anglijskom [Catch Phrase in English. Idioms, Proverbs, Jokes]

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 37 mins)
    • By Majkl Spenser
    • Narrated By Gennady Zaitsev
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    Krylatye frazy na anglijskom jazyke Anglijskij jazyk, hot' i schitaetsja ochen' prostym i legkim dlja izuchenija, skryvaet v sebe mnozhestvo podvodnyh kamnej i neozhidannyh slozhnostej. Odna iz nih – krylatye frazy i vyrazhenija, kotorye ochen' chasto ispol'zujutsja v razgovornoj rechi, v povsednevnom obshhenii i v literaturnom jazyke. Esli vy hotite znat' anglijskij na «otlichno». To bez izuchenija frazeologizmov, pogovorok i ustojchivyh vyrazhenij ne obojtis'.

  • Anglijskij za rulem [Learn English at the Wheel]

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 44 mins)
    • By Majkl Spenser
    • Narrated By Alexander Tkachev
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    Uchit' anglijskij za rulem? Pochemu by i net! Ved' esli ne hvataet vremeni na poseshhenie kursov ili shtudirovanie uchebnikov, vsegda est' vozmozhnost' vkljuchit' audioknigu i vyuchit' neskol'ko novyh fraz i slov! V jetom uchebnike-razgovornike izdatel'stva AB Publishing sobrany osnovnye ponjatija o grammatike jazyka, bazovye razgovornye frazy dlja nachinajushhih. Takzhe predstavlen otdel'nyj razdel, posvjashhennyj slovam i vyrazhenijam o samom blizkom dlja ljubogo avtomobilista, - sobstvenno, ob avtomobile. Uchite anglijskij i sledite za dorogoj!

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  • Ukrainsko-anglijskij razgovornik [Ukrainian- English Phrasebook]

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 6 mins)
    • By Andrej Lin'ko
    • Narrated By Svetlana Kamyshina
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    Samye vazhnye i poleznye frazy dlja obshhenija na anglijskom jazyke! Dannyj audiokurs real'no pomozhet vam v izuchenii anglijskogo jazyka. Vy uznaete kak pravil'no zadavat' voprosy, objasnjat'sja s ljud'mi v samyh razlichnyh situacijah, izuchite povsednevno upotrebljaemye frazy.

  • Bytovoj anglijskij [English for Everyday]

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By Majkl Spenser
    • Narrated By Alexander Tkachev
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    Vy tochno pomnite, kak perevesti na anglijskij slovo «vilka»? Smozhete vybrat' podarok mame v zagranichnom magazine kosmetiki? Ob#jasnite masteru, kakaja bytovaja tehnika trebuet remonta? Smozhete rasskazat' doktoru, chto u vas bolit? Rasskazhete drugu po perepiske, kak sil'no vy ogorchilis', kogda vasha ljubimaja komanda ne vyshla v final? Esli net - to jeta podborka slov i vyrazhenij - dlja vas!

  • The Horologican: A Day's Jaunt Through the Lost Words of the English Language

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By Mark Forsyth
    • Narrated By Don Hagen
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    The Horologicon (or book of hours) contains the most extraordinary words in the English language, arranged according to what hour of the day you might need them. From Mark Forsyth, the author of the number-one international best seller The Etymologicon comes an audiobook of weird words for familiar situations. From ante-jentacular to snudge by way of quafftide and wamblecropt, at last you can say, with utter accuracy, exactly what you mean.

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