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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.
"GREAT!!!! I learned and was entertained."
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).
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"
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"
Stephen Fry hosts this programme on the joys of the English language - as heard on BBC Radio 4. The English language is chock-full of maritime metaphors: cock up, taken aback, chip on your shoulder, and show a leg. And, with the help of a Greek removals firm, we also find the origin of the word 'metaphor'.
What does the name "Agatha Christie" mean? To many people, it means a book about a murder mystery - a "whodunnit". "I'm reading an Agatha Christie," people say. "I'm not sure who the murderer is. I think it's…." But they are usually wrong, because it is not easy to guess the murderer's name before the end of the book. But who was Agatha Christie? What was she like? Was her life quiet and unexciting, or was it full of interest and adventure?Was there a mystery in her life, too?
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"
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"
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"
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"
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.
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!
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"
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.
Useful tips to help achieve a more professional level of speech. The way we speak can say as much about us as the clothes we wear, the car we drive, or even the newspapers and magazines we read.
More useful tips to help achieve a more professional level of speech. In ‘Improve Your Speech – British English Level 2’ we’ll build on the techniques you learned in Improve Your Speech – British English level 1. In Improve Your Speech – British English Level 2 we will help to take you even further, giving you helpful hints on how best to use your voice and tidy up your speech. You will discover the difference between ‘doing a Dracula’ and ‘talking Chutney’.
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.
Prepositions are an important part of the English language. Normally mentioned before a noun or a pronoun, prepositions show the relation between words. Mentioned in this ESL guide are some of the most common prepositions in the English language and how to use them correctly.
"Great gift for ESL students"
I speak yuo speak! "Perché se io parlo italiano, anche voi potete parlare inglese!". E' una promessa di Clive Griffiths, uno dei più noti insegnati d'inglese d'Italia. Le sue lezioni, suddivise per temi, insegnano a parlare inglese immediatamente! "I speak you speak" non è il solito corso ma un percorso che spazia tra le frasi utili, i modi di dire più noti, le parole amiche più usate in una conversazione, le pronunce.
I speak yuo speak! "Perché se io parlo italiano, anche voi potete parlare inglese!". E' una promessa di Clive Griffiths, uno dei più noti insegnati d'inglese d'Italia. Le sue lezioni, suddivise per temi, insegnano a parlare inglese immediatamente! I speak you speak non è il solito corso ma un percorso che spazia tra le frasi utili, i modi di dire più noti, le parole amiche più usate in una conversazione, le pronunce.
Jazyk, na kotorom razgovarivajut na ulicah gorodov, v ofisah ili kafe, ochen' sil'no otlichaetsja ot toj modeli, kotoraja predstavlena v uchebnikah i posobijah. Imenno pojetomu my sozdali razgovornik, v kotoryj vkljuchili mnozhestvo razgovornyh slov, fraz i vyrazhenij, kotorye ispol'zujutsja v povsednevnoj zhizni v Velikobritanii i SShA, pomogajut vyrazit' i opisat' svoi jemocii, oboznachajut novye javlenija i predmety, pojavivshiesja v bytu sovsem nedavno. Please note: This audiobook is in Russian.
More Stories for English is a collection selected with a pedagogical interest in mind... to give new English speakers to listen to in a both interesting and progressive way. It follows Stories for English for developing English speakers. Most learners of English never make it to books or even stories. They either use or don't use their command of English to some extent in the course of their job and leave it at that. All the same, teachers regularly get requests for books from their students, and here is a good start.