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Bite-size lessons. Big-time learning, now with digital supportPractice Makes Perfect Basic Spanish is a trusted and proven companion for your Spanish-learning experience. In each bite-sized lesson, author Dorothy Richmond explains one – and only one – grammar concept and illustrates it with many clear examples. The accompanying exercises let you practice, practice, practice what you have learned. Although these lessons are purposely short so you can complete them in twenty minutes or less, you can go at a pace that works for you.T
If you don’t know the essential American slang and idioms used by all business professionals, you risk embarrassment, loss of respect, and loss of money. Entertaining dialogues, activities and games will quickly help put you get the inside track…that’s slang for "get the advantage"! The Slangman Guide to BIZ SPEAK 1 contains chapters on slang and idioms associated with: The Workplace Computers The Internet E-Commerce Marketing Advertising Acronyms & Shortcuts Negotiations Meetings Popular Abbreviations Used in Business This book was written by American native and slang expert Slangman David Burke, author of more than 30 books on slang and idioms.
Using the stories that our faces, appearance, and gestures tell, French in Your Face helps you learn and remember essential French vocabulary and everyday expressions relating to personality, attitudes, moods, and emotions. This hugely entertaining book is packed with illustrations that will tickle your funny bone and fine-tune your ability to communicate, face-to-face, in French.
Syllable and Segment in Latin offers new and detailed analyses of five long-standing problems in Latin historical phonology. In so doing, it clarifies the relative roles of synchronic phonological structure and phonetics in guiding sound change. While the phenomena can predominantly be explained by a reductionist view of diachronic phonology, claiming that demands of speech production and perception alone motivate and constrain historical development, the author shows that synchronic structure played the pivotal role of governing significant (but not immediately apparent) categorical and gradient surface variants, and that some phonetically explicable developments were in fact initiated and constrained by structural analogy.R
The Dictionary of Louisiana French (DLF) provides the richest inventory of French vocabulary in Louisiana and reflects precisely the speech of the period from 1930 to the present. This dictionary describes the current usage of French-speaking peoples in the five broad regions of South Louisiana: the coastal marshes, the banks of the Mississippi River, the central area, the north, and the western prairie.
‘A Frequency Dictionary of Czech’ is an invaluable tool for all learners of Czech, providing a list of the 5,000 most frequently used words in the language.Based on data from a 100 million word corpus and evenly balanced between spoken, fiction, non-fiction and newspaper texts, the dictionary provides the user with a detailed frequency-based list, as well as alphabetical and part of speech indexes.All entries in the rank frequency list feature the English equivalent, a sample sentence with English translation and an indication of register variation.
Communication Strategies covers the vocabulary, patterns, and collocations that English language learners need to communicate actively.David Paul was born in Weymouth, UK, and went to secondary school in Dorchester, and graduated with an M.A. in Social and Political Science from Trinity Hall, Cambridge University. After teaching EFL in the UK, he went to teach in Hiroshima in 1980 and has been based there ever since. In 1982, he began his own language school, ‘David English House’, which became the largest school in the area after a few years.
Review + Practice = Confident Communication in Italian!
Focused on the needs of advanced beginners to advanced students, The Ultimate Italian Review and Practice will transform the way you look at Italian grammar–from a set of easily forgotten rules to stepping stones toward accurate and confident communication. Combining concise review with extensive practice, this book provides the ultimate way to polish your Italian-language skills.
The Ultimate Italian Review and Practice offers:
Clear, concise explanations of all the grammar topics, illustrated with examples from everyday life
More than 350 exercises with an answer key to help you master Italian grammar and vocabulary
Vocabulary boxes providing the terms and expressions that will increase your ability to express yourself
Cultural notes enhancing the effectiveness of the grammar exercises while acquainting learners with contemporary Italy
Expand your knowledge of grammar parts such as:
The present tense of irregular verbs * Passato prossimo * Gerunds * Gender of nouns * The pronoun ne * Possessive adjectives * Prefixes * Cardinal numbers * Imperatives * and much more
Sharpen your FRENCH grammar with skill-building exercises
If you want to be proficient in French, you eventually have to master its grammar. The best way to perfect your grammar skills is through drills, drills, and more drills. Covering all facets of French grammar–from prepositions and pronouns to verbal forms and tenses–French Grammar Drills helps you learn often-perplexing topics through hands-on experience.
This edition features:
More than 175 exercises that demonstrate how the French grammar system works
Authentic examples that illustrate correct grammar usage
A new review section to reinforce your learning
An answer key to give you immediate clarification on any concept
Indefinite and definite articles * Demonstrative adjectives* Possessive pronouns * Conjunctions * Imparfait and passe compose * Verbal expressions and idioms * and more
You’ve come to the right place for learning English quickly and easily!
Easy English Step-by-Step for ESL Learners is based on the idea that the quickest route to learning this subject is building a solid foundation in the basics. You won’t find a lot of pointless discussion; instead, you get an original, step-by-step approach to mastering English, with important concepts linked together by clearexplanations, appropriate exercises, and helpful answers.
The first steps introduce you to the everyday expressions of the English language, allowing you to communicate in a variety of everyday situations almost immediately.
Practice the Art of Conversation in Spanish!
Want to strike up a conversation with a native Spanish speaker but nervous that you’re not ready? This book helps you overcome that obstacle and before you know it, you’ll be speaking comfortably in your new native language.
Practice Makes Perfect: Spanish Conversation is organized around twelve units that present realistic conversational situations, from making introductions to giving opinions and from making a date to telling a story. Using these engaging dialogues as a starting point, each unit is packed with helpful instruction on correct pronunciation, syntax, and word usage–in addition to lots of conversation-ready phrases that you will find indispensable as your fluency increases.
You will, of course, get plenty of practice, practice, practice using your new skills in conversation. Each dialogue is followed by a variety of exercises that not only give you the opportunity to put new concepts into action but also encourage you to construct personalized conversations. These lessons will reassure even the most grammar-phobic learners that they too can achieve a confident–and spontaneous–speaking style.
Practice Makes Perfect: Spanish Conversation will help you:
Engage in dialogues that illustrate practical conversations
Expand your vocabulary
Get clarification of new concepts with numerous realistic examples
Reinforce your new conversational skills through extensive exercises
Before you know it, you’ll find yourself confidently speaking Spanish with your Spanish-speaking friends–or ready to make new ones!
Petits plats pou grandes tablées vous guidera dans la réalisation de délicieux crumble de légumes de saison pour 8 bons mangeurs vous rassemblera autour de gateaux fleurant bon les riantes réunions de famille.
Master Portuguese grammar through hands-on exercises and practice, practice, practice!Practice Makes Perfect: Basic Portuguese is a trusted companion to your Portuguese learning experience. In each bite-sized lesson, author Sue Tyson-Ward guides you through simple grammar and vocabulary concepts and illustrates them with clear examples. The accompanying fun and interesting exercises let you practice, practice, practice what you have learned. The lessons are short so you can complete them in twenty minutes or less, and you can go at a pace that works for you.T
Russian-English Bilingual Visual Dictionary of DK’s bestselling series makes language learning accessible by using photographs to put the everyday vocabulary of the modern world into context.A thematic organization of more than 10,000 fully illustrated terms labeled in both Russian and English and comprehensive two-way indexes put the perfect translation at your fingertips. Additional feature panels include abstract nouns and verbs, as well as useful phrases that you can use in conversation once you are feeling more confident.R
Geʻez is an ancient South Semitic language that originated in the northern region of Ethiopia and Eritrea in the Horn of Africa. It later became the official language of the Kingdom of Aksum and Ethiopian imperial court.
More than 6,000 words and phrases that make the difference between "yadda-yadda-yadda" and copy that sellsLooking for a better way to say "authentic?" Words That Sell gives you 57 alternatives. How about "appealing?" Take your pick from 76 synonyms. You’ll even find more than 100 variations on "exciting." Fully updated and expanded, this edition of the copywriting classic is packed with inspiration-on-demand for busy professionals who need to win customers–by mail, online, or in person.M
Newly revised and updated, the Italian-English Bilingual Visual Dictionary is a quick and intuitive way to learn and recall everyday words in Italian.
The Italian-English Bilingual Visual Dictionary introduces a range of useful current vocabulary in thematic order, using full-color photographs and artworks to display and label all the elements of everyday life — from the home and office to sport, music, nature, and the countries of the world — with panel features on key nouns, verbs, and useful phrases.
The Italian-English Bilingual Visual Dictionary features:
A quick and intuitive way to learn and remember thousands of words. A complete range of illustrated objects and scenes from everyday life. Fast and effective learning for any situation, from home and office to shopping and dining out. Detailed index for instant reference. Handy size ideal for travel.
The illustrations in the Italian-English Bilingual Visual Dictionary provide a quick and intuitive route to learning a language, defining the words visually so it is easier to remember them and creating a colorful and stimulating learning resource for the foreign-language and EFL/ESL student.
Making Sense of Japanese Grammar explains in a lively and highly informative manner basic principles that underlie a wide range of phenomena in Japanese. Students – irrespective of proficiency level and linguistic training – will find clarification on matters of grammar that often seem idiosyncratic and Japanese-specific, such as avoiding the use of certain pronouns, employing the same word order for questions, hidden subjects, polite and direct forms. Organized for easy access and readability, Making Sense of Japanese Grammar consists of short units, each focused on explaining a distinct problem and illustrated with a wealth of examples.
Key Words for Fluency provides practice in learning collocations of some of the most useful words in English. It emphasizes common words that occur in many different contexts and identifies over 150 nouns essential for fluency.- Vocabulary teaching integrated with grammar- One word per unit, covering 20 of its most important collocations- Common expressions- All words taught in context- Notes on each word- Full answer key- Invaluable for examination preparation: Cambridge FCE, CAE, Proficiency and IELTS
Written by experienced teachers and teacher trainers, this series offers practical teaching ideas within a clear, theoretical framework. Each title includes a photocopiable ‘Task File’ of training and reflection activities to reinforce theories and practical ideas presented.
Collins Very First Spanish Dictionary (age 6+) is packed full of fun and useful vocabulary to give you and your child a head start in learning Spanish.
Based on the popular Collins First Time Spanish Dictionary, this book is designed to introduce your child to the world of dictionaries in a fun and accessible way!
• 500 illustrated words in English-to-Spanish alphabetical order.
• Example sentences show your child how Spanish is really used.
• Learning is easier when it’s fun! Collins Very First Spanish Dictionary includes plenty of thematic pages on interesting topics such as animals, school, clothes & colours.
• Complete Spanish-to-English index so you and your child can find your favourite Spanish word easily.
• Audio files for every headword and phrase available free at www.collinslanguage.com/veryfirst
• Collins Very First Spanish Dictionary follows National Curriculum guidelines for modern foreign languages.
by University of Cambridge. Local Examinations Syndicate , Language: English
The syllabus for the Cambridge English: First (FCE) exam has changed, and this product is no longer suitable preparation material. New Cambridge English products are available to suit the requirements of the new syllabus.
This book offers a learner-centred approach to grammar study for intermediate level students. Developing Grammar in Context provides clear explanations and lively practice focusing on key grammar areas. Using spoken and written examples drawn from the Cambridge International Corpus, Developing Grammar in Context will help learners consolidate and deepen their understanding of how English really works. This edition, with answers, is ideal for self-study.
Manufacturing is the backbone of any industrialized nation. Recent worldwide advances in manufacturing technologies have brought about a metamorphism in the industry. Fast-changing technologies on the product front have created a need for an equally fast response from manufacturing industries. To meet these challenges, manufacturing industries have to select appropriate manufacturing strategies, product designs, manufacturing processes, work piece and tool materials, and machinery and equipment.
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