A high energy narration combined with interesting factoids about provenance and usage of letters and words, made for a very entertaining listening experience.
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.
"Enjoyable - and the PDF file is indeed available"
In Business Spotlight Audio 1/2015 für Januar/Februar gibt es zwei Spezialthemen. Zunächst geht es darum, wie Sie kurze, zufällige Gespräche nutzen, um Kontakte zu Geschäftspartnern aufzubauen. Der zweite Schwerpunkt befasst sich mit dem kanadischen Astronauten Chris Hadfield, der durch seine musikalische Einlage an Bord der Raumstation ISS zu Weltruhm gelangte. In der Rubrik Easy English geht es um die Präsentation von Informationen.
Our unique audioteach method features the voice of a real tutor, Chris Sykes. He will guide you through your course with over seven hours of audio material, giving you tips and advice based on his many years of teaching and writing experience and helping you to avoid common mistakes and pitfalls. This course takes you from complete beginner or committed amateur to the point where you've completed, edited and redrafted your work and are ready for publication.
Sie werden nur 15 Minuten brauchen, um zu lernen, wie Sie sich im Restaurant klar, effektiv & korrekt auf Englisch ausdrücken. Der "Spotlight express Sprachkurs" kommt schnell zur Sache und macht ein rasches Pauken der englischen Sprache möglich. Anhand von lebendigen Dialogen und praktischen Übungen lernen Sie die am häufigsten verwendeten Redewendungen, die Sie für Situationen im Restaurant brauchen. Behandelt werden Themen, wie Sie die Speisekarte lesen und verstehen, Tipps vom Kellner über Gerichte und Weine einholen und detaillierte Fragen zu den Gerichten stellen können.
woman goes to an Indian reservation. She wants to see the shaman. She wants him to help her find a husband. The shaman knows a lot of things. Can he help her? A man breaks into a house. He thinks nobody is in the house. He has no idea that inside the house his worst nightmare is waiting for him.A woman is separated from her newborn daughter. The woman looks for her lost child for many years. Just as she gives up all hope, she sees a picture of a young woman in a newspaper.
Every time you express yourself more clearly, more concisely, more forcefully, more convincingly, more powerfully - you rise above your competition.
This audiobook is for everybody who wants to improve their English. It’s fun to learn English by listening to interesting stories.
In the first part of this speech training manual, we provide practical exercises for difficult speech patterns, such as word endings, consonant clusters, schwa, strong and week forms of words. The second part is devoted to connected speech patterns. The third part deals with natural flow of speech, intonation, sentence stress and and onomatopoeia. The fourth part covers how to make your speech interesting to listen to using power, pitch, pace and pause.
This audiobook is a leading accent reduction toolkit with practical exercises to master General American accent. It contains explanation on how to form correct English sounds. The audiobook provides extensive practice with words, sentences, and funny verses. It should be used in conjunction with its audible book.
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.
"GREAT!!!! I learned and was entertained."
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.
"This is incomplete without reference material"
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.
"Functional and fun"
Be more effective on the job! Communicate like a native speaker of English! American English speakers use many phrases and expressions on the job. If you don’t know these expressions, you’re left out of the conversation. You’re out of it...and nothing makes you feel so much like a foreigner. Speak Business English Like an American will help you speak Business English like an American - quickly and confidently. You’ll hear the idioms & expressions used in everyday speech in American workplaces.
More Speak English Like an American brings you another 300+ idioms and expressions you need to know for everyday life and for business success! If you liked Speak English Like an American, you're going to love More Speak English Like an American! In More Speak English Like an American, you'll follow the story of an American business as its employees come up with new product ideas, travel to China, throw themselves into office romances, and have exciting adventures.
Four audio courses at intermediate level, which quickly and effectively increase vocabulary, and develop the skills of speaking and listening comprehension. “A Month in Brighton” and “Holiday Travels” present the subjects of everyday conversations, teach typical expressions used when travelling and going abroad. “Business English” broadens vocabulary used at work and when seeking new employment.
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.
"Fun & Practical"
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.
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!
If you want to improve your ability to learn Spanish by as much as 100%, 200%, even 300% (or more) ... then you're only one book away from learning and retaining hundreds of Spanish Vocabulary Words by spending just 15-30 minutes a day. Don't worry! None of these techniques are rocket science. These techniques have been used by real language learners, most of whom previously considered themselves owners of "bad memory" to make real strides in acquiring Spanish.
"Please, if at all possible.. just read the book!!!"
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.
"personal favorite in my esl teaching toolbox"
Learn the right way to say what you mean in dozens of daily situations. You already speak English. With Speak English Around Town, you'll learn to speak it better...and to express yourself more like a native speaker of English.
Don't miss the boat! Carry more clout! Come out on top! Jump-start your career with Speak Better Business English. Wouldn't it be fun to blow your competitors out of the water? You can...with your new secret weapon: better business English. Americans don't speak the kind of English you'll find in textbooks or hear in most classrooms. They speak business lingo - an arsenal of expressions and idioms that cover marketing, finance, accounting, HR issues, strategy, and other business topics.
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.
"Worth the price but don't expect actual training"
Phrasal verbs are an important part of the English language. This guide focuses on separable and inseparable phrasal verbs and exactly how to use them. There are no complicated explanations or boring rules listed (you can open any textbook for those!). Instead, each phrasal verb has a short definition that focuses on only one meaning (most phrasal verbs have more than one meaning, making them difficult to learn). Every phrasal verb also comes with multiple real life examples on how to use it.
This audiobook will help you master British English, reduce a foreign or regional accent and help make your pronunciation clear and precise. In this audiobook, we focus on modern business, law and finance English.
IELTS is the most popular English exam in the world today. It is also the ideal way to perfect the English language from a basic to advanced level. In this series, you will be escorted through the course with Richard Aspinall, a teacher who has a proven track record in teaching the IELTS curriculum successfully all over the world. He will take you through this "easy to follow" step-by-step guide where you will be represented by a student and you will learn everything you need to know to improve your English.