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"
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.
Learn English with Funny Jokes consists of 99 funny jokes by Gary Kim, recorded by a professional voice actor. Each joke will make you roll over with laughter, so you can enjoy the jokes and study English at the same time. If you are learning English as a second language, Learn English with Funny Jokes is a great way to improve your listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills. It is also great for learning and practicing conversation patterns for daily use.
Six things this book will help you with: Make your English speech connected and fluent within one month. Develop English intonation and sentence stress. Use pauses effectively to create impact with your speech. Get working knowledge of voice modulation to make your speech interesting to listen to. Clarify difficult speech patterns. Learn over 100 colloquialisms and idioms to make you sound like a native English speaker.
Sie besitzen bereits hervorragende Englischkenntnisse, die Sie weiter festigen und ausbauen wollen insbesondere im Bereich Business English (Niveau B2 - C1). Erlangen Sie mehr Sicherheit bei Themen wie Präsentieren, Telefonieren, Finanzen, Handel, PR und Marketing.Vertiefen Sie Ihre Sprachkenntnisse und erfahren Sie Interessantes aus der Berufswelt.
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"
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.
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.
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!
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.
"It's not incorrect, it's AMERICAN pronounciation"
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.
"Nothing but an informercial"
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.
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.
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"
"Worth the price but don't expect actual training"
This book builds vocabulary by presenting the fascinating histories behind those words we need for more effective communication and comprehension. Focusing on a core of 100 words and their background stories, the author links these words with hundreds of synonyms and antonyms. Greek and Latin word parts introduce additional words. Informative and amusing exercises reinforce the vocabulary entries.
Early in the history of English, glamour and grammar were the same word, linked to enchantment and magical spells. Now grammar brings to mind language bullies and bored-out-of-their-skulls students. Roy Peter Clark, one of America’s most influential writing teachers, wants to change that by putting the glamour back into grammar.
The study of grammar is a process through which learners will acquire the necessary skills for all kinds of activities. The New English Grammar was designed to elaborate on the three major grammatical divisions related to learning and usage of English as a modern language. The first part. called 'Phonetics', will teach learners the formation of words - the written and the spoken word in correlation with the letters of the alphabet and their phonetic values.
England and Scotland in the 1500s. Two famous queens: Mary, the Catholic Queen of Scots, and Elizabeth I, the Protestant Queen of England. It was an exciting and a dangerous time to be alive - and to be a queen. Mary was Queen of Scotland when she was one week old. At 16, she was also Queen of France. She was tall and beautiful, with red-gold hair. Many men loved her and died for her. But she also had many enemies - men who said: "The death of Mary is the life of Elizabeth."
Sometimes the Dashwood girls do not seem like sisters. Elinor is all calmness and reason, and can be relied upon for practical, common sense opinions. Marianne, on the other hand, is all sensibility, full of passionate and romantic feeling. She has no time for dull common sense - or for middle-aged men of 35, long past the age of marriage. True love can only be felt by the young, of course. And if your heart is broken at the age of 17, how can you ever expect to recover from the passionate misery that fills your life, waking and sleeping?
"Classical and very good novel"