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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
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.
Övdalian is spoken in central Sweden by about 2000 speakers. Traditionally categorized as a dialect of Swedish, it has not received much international attention. However, Övdalian is typologically closer to Faroese or Icelandic than it is to Swedish, and since it has been spoken in relative isolation for about 1000 years, a number of interesting linguistic archaisms have been preserved and innovations have developed. This volume provides seven papers about Övdalian morphology and syntax. The papers, all based on extensive fieldwork, cover topics such as verb movement, subject doubling, wh-words and case in Övdalian.
History, archaeology, and human evolutionary genetics provide us with an increasingly detailed view of the origins and development of the peoples that live in Northwestern Europe. This book aims to restore the key position of historical linguistics in this debate by treating the history of the Germanic languages as a history of its speakers. It focuses on the role that language contact has played in creating the Germanic languages, between the first millennium BC and the crucially important early medieval period.
Making Everything Easier!Teaching English as a Foreign Language for Dummies Learn to: Put an EFL course programme together from scratchLet your students loose in skills classes – from reading to listeningDeliver grammar lessons in a logical and intuitive wayCope with different age groups and capabilitiesMichelle Maxom English as a Foreign Language teacher and trainer Your one-stop guide to a career that will take you places If you thought that teaching a language that’s second nature to you would be easy, think again! Explaining grammar, or teaching correct pronunciation while simultaneously developing your own skills as a teacher can be a huge challenge.
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
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!
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
A fascinating description of a global language, A Grammar of Mandarin combines broad perspectives with illuminating depth. Crammed with examples from everyday conversations, it aims to let the language speak for itself. The book opens with an overview of the language situation and a thorough account of Mandarin speech sounds. Nine core chapters explore syntactic, morphological and lexical dimensions. A final chapter traces the Chinese character script from oracle-bone inscriptions to today’s digital pens.T
This user friendly book is aimed at helping students of Mandarin Chinese learn and remember Chinese characters. At last there is a truly effective and enjoyable way to learn Chinese characters! This book helps students to learn and remember both the meanings "and" the pronunciations of over 800 characters. This otherwise daunting task is made easier by the use of techniques based on the psychology of learning and memory. key principles include the use of visual imagery, the visualization of short "stories," and the systematic building up of more complicated characters from basic building blocks.
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.
Neue Horizonte employs a four-skill approach to German that stresses communicative competence, cultural awareness, and mastery of language structures. Students learn the language through solid grammar presentation, useful exercises, and an excellent selection of literary readings. Almost all of the pedagogy throughout the sixth edition has been revised to reflect reviewer comments and current trends in spoken German, making Neue Horizonte better than ever!
The new multi-level exam preparation series for Cambridge ESOL exams which inspires students to better exam results.
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.
We offer this translation as a tribute to one of the finest scholars in our field of linguistics, Vladislav Markovich Illich-Svitych, whose tragic death in 1966 interrupted a brilliant career. The work originally ap-peared as Imennaja akcentuacija v baltijskom i slavjanskom; sud’ba ak-centuacionnyx paradigm, Institut Slavjanovedenija, AN SSSR, Moskva, 1963. The translators have, for typographical reasons, used an abbreviated, idiosyncratic set of symbols for bibliographical references in the discus-sions of ognates.
‘Easy French Step-by-Step’ proves that a solid grounding in grammar basics is the key to mastering a second language. You are quickly introduced to grammatical rules and concepts in order of importance, which you can build on as you progress through the book. You will also learn more than 300 verbs, chosen by their frequency of use. Numerous exercises and engaging readings help you quickly build your speaking and comprehension prowess.
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.
Since the advent of syntactic cartography, left sentence peripheries have begun to take center stage in linguistic research. Following the lead of Rizzi (1997), much work on left peripheries has been focused on Italian, whereas other Romance languages have attracted somewhat less attention. This volume offers a well-balanced set of articles investigating left sentence peripheries in Spanish. Some articles explore the historical evolution of left dislocation and fronting operations, while others seek to assess the extent – and the limits – of variation found between different geographical varieties and registers of the contemporary language.
If you are either learning German, or learning English as a second language (ESL) as a German speaker, this book is for you. There are many editions of The Jungle. This one is worth the price if you would like to enrich your German-English vocabulary, whether for self-improvement or for preparation in advanced of college examinations.
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