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Routledge English Language Introductions cover core areas of language study and are one-stop resources for students.
Assuming no prior knowledge, books in the series offer an accessible overview of the subject, with activities, study questions, sample analyses, commentaries and key readings – all in the same volume. The innovative and flexible ‘two-dimensional’ structure is built around four sections – introduction, development, exploration and extension – which offer self-contained stages for study. Each topic can also be read across these sections, enabling the reader to build gradually on the knowledge gained.
Introducing English Language:
Written by two experienced teachers and authors, this accessible textbook is an essential resource for all students of the English language and linguistics.
Are you looking for one book that covers every aspect of the teaching of English at primary level?
Now fully updated, this third edition of Teaching English, Language and Literacy includes brand new chapters on children’s literature and reading comprehension. Rooted in research evidence and multidisciplinary theory, this book is an essential introduction for anyone learning to teach English from the early years to primary school level.
The authors draw on their research, scholarship and practice to offer advice on:
All the chapters include clear examples of practice, coverage of key issues, analysis of research, and reflections on national policy to encourage the best possible response to the demands of national curricula. Each chapter also has a glossary to explain terms and gives suggestions for further reading.
This book is for all who want to improve teaching English, language and literacy. Designed to help inform the practice of students on teacher training courses, but also of great use to those teachers wanting to keep pace with the latest developments in their specialist subject, this book covers the theory and practice of teaching English, language and literacy.
A maverick first novel that should prove a winner with all except the humourless! With her first novel "E-mail from a Jewish Mother", Mona Berman takes her place alongside Leo Rosten, author of the classic "Joys of Yiddish". Her novel is a charming, humorous, highly perceptive account of a Jewish mother's relationship with her four daughters, consisting of a series of e-mail messages written by the mother to her daughters over the course of a year. "My darling Sarah Well done! What a splendid decision to go to Perth for Gavriela's Batmitzvah! I am relieved that you were finally able to persuade Cedric, who is always so moralistic, to use the insurance money you got after those wily London burglars robbed you of your few possessions..." 'Love, Mom' (the only name the mother claims) is a would-be old-fashioned Jewish mother of four independent daughters. Her e-mail messages are full of wit and wisdom, much of it with a Jewish slant, and reveal the lessons she has learned during the rocky voyage of her life. Together the e-mails have a definite feminist slant, and by the end the mother's correspondence has yielded a unique, vigorous, life-affirming comic novel which is also a satiric overview of today's world. Full of what is commonly regarded as typically Jewish humour, the letters are also a vehicle for unveiling the mother's journey into self-discovery and personal growth.
The Republic of Serbia is located on the Balkan peninsula at the crossroads between Central, Southern and Eastern Europe. The majority of its 10 million inhabitants are Serbs and the official language is Serbian, written in both the Cyrillic and Latin alphabets. The use of two scripts simultaneously and equally among speakers is not seen in any other European language. Learn to confidently speak, read, and write Serbian with Beginner's Serbian with Online Audio. It includes: A brief introduction to Serbian history and culture 15 practical lessons with dialogues, vocabulary, and instruction in the Cyrillic alphabet Exercises with answer key Serbian-English and English-Serbian glossaries Online MP3 audio files for download which feature pronunciation by native speakers
"From the famous English legend. Robin Hood and his outlaws rob the Sheriff once too often, and the Sheriff sets a trap: an archery contest with a splendid prize. On the day of the contest, there's no sign of Robin Hood, and the winner is a mysterious dark stranger from the wars overseas. Who could he be? The Usborne English Readers series is a new range of graded readers in simplified English for younger learners. They include activities, glossaries and a full audio recording of the text in both British English and American English."
From the classic French fairy tale. All Tom has in the world is a cat; but Puss is no ordinary cat. He introduces Tom to the King as the "Marquis of Carabas". The King is impressed by the Marquis' generosity, and his daughter thinks Tom is charming. If Puss can kill a giant, their fortunes are made. The Usborne English Readers series is a new range of graded readers in simplified English for younger learners. They include activities, glossaries and a full audio recording of the text in both British English and American English.
Oromo is spoken as a first language by more than 25 million Oromo and neighboring peoples in Ethiopia and Kenya. Oromo is the fourth most widely spoken language in Africa. Also known as Afaan Oromo, Oromiffa(a), and sometimes in other languages by variant spellings of these names (Oromic, Afan Oromo), Oromo is an Afro-Asiatic language. This unique, two-part resource provides travelers to Ethiopia with the tools they need for daily interaction. The bilingual dictionary has a concise vocabulary for everyday use, and the phrasebook allows instant communication on a variety of topics. Ideal for businesspeople, travelers, students, and aid workers, this guide includes: 4,000 dictionary entries, with phonetics that are intuitive for English speakers Essential phrases on topics such as transportation, dining out, and business Concise grammar and pronunciation sections.
"From the classic novel by Mary Shelley. Victor Frankenstein is a brilliant student of natural sciences. Traumatised by his mother's death, he attempts to create life, but flees in horror from the monster he has made. Within months, his family and friends start to die mysterious and violent deaths... The Usborne English Readers series is a new range of graded readers in simplified English for younger learners. They include activities, glossaries and a full audio recording of the text in both British English and American English."
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One of the best-loved fairy tales. Beauty goes to the Beast's castle in order to save her father's life and help her family. The Beast is kind to her, but when he asks her to marry him, she can't bring herself to say yes. Then Beauty returns home and dreams that the Beast is dying. Can she save him? The Usborne English Readers series is a new range of graded readers in simplified English for younger learners. They include activities, glossaries and a full audio recording of the text in both British English and American English.
From the classic detective story by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle Sir Charles Baskerville is dead. Near his body is the footprint of an enormous hound. Could it be the legendary Hound of the Baskervilles? The case takes Sherlock Homes and Doctor Watson to lonely Baskerville Hall, a house full of secrets on the mysterious moor. The Usborne English Readers series is a new range of graded readers in simplified English for younger learners. They include activities, glossaries and a full audio recording of the text in both British English and American English.
Meet the man who makes the mission of learning any language possible! The all-you-need guide to learning a language. Language hacker Benny Lewis shows how anyone anywhere can learn any language without leaving their home, using a simple toolkit and by harnessing the power of the Internet. Benny definitely wasn't born with the 'language gene'. After graduating in electronic engineering in his native Ireland he spent six months in Spain struggling to learn Spanish. This frustrating experience fuelled his determination to take a different approach to learning foreign languages. Today he speaks over ten languages including Mandarin Chinese, Arabic, French, German, Portuguese, and Hungarian. He has also learnt Japanese in Spain. This typifies one of his '3-month challenges' where he targets a new language and proceeds to become fluent in it within just three months. He charts his progress on his blog, proving that his techniques allow anyone to learn a language from anywhere. Benny's blog, also called Fluent in 3 Months, is the largest language learning blog in the world. The key principles of Benny's method: * Speak from day one: find mother-tongue speaking partners online. Don't be self-conscious - keep the flow going! * Change your mindset: ditch the excuses, you can do it! * Stay focused and determined: even if you don't have much time, never forget the goal you've set yourself and work at it. * Learning a language doesn't need to be expensive: there is a wealth of free resources out there, if you know where to find them * Reap the rewards! Learning a new language is not an end in itself, but a means to meeting new people and discovering new cultures. Curiosity will fuel your determination.
The quick and simple way of communicating in a foreign language on the move. Phrasebooks can be bulky, difficult and slow to use, with a phonetic system that is rarely understood. What makes these cards unique is the way you use them. Instead of looking up complete phrases, you tailor-make your own using the words on the cards. Pigeon cards are discreet and they look like postcards. Three tough 110x165mm laminated cards with a wraparound cover. They come as a single strip, perforated and consortia folded into a resealable polypropylene bag.
"From the classic fairy tale. Cinderella's stepmother and stepsisters won't let her go to the Prince's ball. Her fairy godmother appears and transforms her rags into a magnificent balldress. The Prince falls in love with the stranger, but she disappears at midnight, leaving one glass slipper behind. The Usborne English Readers series is a new range of graded readers in simplified English for younger learners. They include activities, glossaries and a full audio recording of the text in both British English and American English."
"From the classic novel by Charles Dickens. Oliver Twist barely survives childhood in the workhouse. When he runs away to London, he is taken in by a gang of thieves. Wealthy Mr. Brownlow rescues him, but the thieves snatch Oliver back, and it seems that he has no hope of escaping a life of crime. The Usborne English Readers series is a new range of graded readers in simplified English for younger learners. They include activities, glossaries and a full audio recording of the text in both British English and American English."
Exam board: SQA Level: Higher Subject: English First teaching: September 2018 First exam: Summer 2019 Practice makes permanent. Feel confident and prepared for the SQA Higher English exam with this two-in-one book, containing practice questions for every question type, plus two full practice papers - all written by an experienced examiner. - Choose which question types you want to revise: A simple grid enables you to pick particular question styles that you want to focus on, with answers provided at the back of the book - Understand what the examiner is looking for: Clear guidance on how to answer each question type is followed by plenty of questions so you can put the advice into practice, building essential exam skills - Remember more in your exam: Repeated and extended practice will give you a secure knowledge of the key areas of the course (Reading for Understanding, Analysis and Evaluation and Critical Reading) - Familiarise yourself with the exam papers: Both practice papers mirror the language and layout of the real SQA papers; complete them in timed, exam-style conditions to increase your confidence before the exams - Find out how to achieve a better grade: Answers to the practice papers have commentaries for each question, with tips on writing successful answers and avoiding common mistakes Fully up to date with SQA's requirements The questions, mark schemes and guidance in this practice book match the requirements of the revised SQA Higher English specification for examination from 2019 onwards.
The Oxford A-Z of Grammar and Punctuation offers accessible and coherent explanations across a broad range of topics, and is an excellent first port of call for any reader seeking clear, authoritative help with grammar and punctuation. Incorporating hundreds of examples of real usage taken from the Oxford English Corpus, this handy volume contains more than 300 alphabetically-arranged entries, including standard grammatical terms such as active voice, conjunction, pronoun, synonym, and transitive verb. It also discusses related questions of usage, including how to distinguish between 'may or might', 'that or which', and 'it's or its'. Over 30 feature entries on major headwords like adverb, clause, and spelling include diagrams listing related terms. The A-Z has been fully revised and updated, and the structure and approach has been revisited to improve its accessibility, including clearer typographical conventions, and the reintroduction of the easy-to-use two-colour format found in early editions. Major headwords have been made (where possible) shorter and easier to navigate, and all sample sentences have been revised, replacing those that are out of date and adding new ones where needed. Readers of all levels will find this volume to be an essential tool for writing at home, in the office, at school, and at college.
For courses in Elementary French. Building on the success of earlier editions and anchored in the most current innovations in language instruction, the Fourth Edition of Chez nous offers a richly nuanced focus on the Francophone world through a highly integrative and process-oriented approach to the development of language skills that emphasizes the "Five C's" and is consistent with the National Standards. The Fourth Edition Chez nous is a complete elementary French program designed for use at colleges and universities, over two or three terms or semesters. Using a careful progression from skill-developing to skill-using activities and a sophisticated treatment of Francophone culture, the text and its full complement of supplementary materials help students develop listening, reading, speaking, and writing skills as well as insights into other cultures by exposing them to authentic, contemporary French and encouraging them to express themselves on a variety of topics.
The Fifth edition of the best-selling communicatively based text for beginning Russian is enhanced by a greater focus on contemporary culture and simplified, visual grammar explanations that will better engage your students. Golosa:A Basic Course in Russian, 5e strikes a true balance between communication and structure. It takes a contemporary approach to language learning by focusing on the development of functional competence in the four skills (listening, speaking, reading, and writing), as well as the expansion of cultural knowledge. It also provides comprehensive explanations of Russian grammar along with the structural practice students need to build accuracy. Golosa is divided into two books (Book 1 & Book 2) of ten units each. The units are organized thematically, and each unit contains dialogs, texts, exercises, and other material designed to enable students to read, speak, and write about the topic, as well as to understand simple conversations. The systematic grammar explanations and exercises enable students to develop a conceptual understanding and partial control of all basic Russian structures. This strong structural base enables students to accomplish the linguistic tasks and prepares them for further study of the language.
The home of trusted Spanish dictionaries for everyday language learning. A handy 3-in-1 Spanish study book: grammar, verbs and vocabulary in one volume, ideal for beginners who need a clear and easy-to-understand Spanish reference and revision guide. This book gives you the essential tools to help you progress quickly in your study of Spanish. The grammar, verb and vocabulary sections have been designed for all those learning Spanish at school, in an evening class, for work or for leisure. * Grammar: this section provides easily accessible information in an attractively presented layout. Key grammatical points are highlighted throughout the text as a means of reinforcement. Hundreds of examples of real Spanish illustrate clearly the grammatical points being made. In addition, a full glossary gives clear and simple explanations of grammatical terminology. * Verbs: you will find 120 fully conjugated regular and irregular verbs in this section. Each is self contained in a double-page spread showing all the major tenses. Major constructions and idiomatic phrases are given for all verb models, as well as hundreds of examples of real Spanish to show you how verbs are used in context . An index contains thousands of verbs which are cross-referred to their conjugation model. * Vocabulary: this handy section covering 50 topics (such as family, free time, careers, computing, education, food and drink, health, shopping) gives you all the vocabulary you need to communicate effectively in Spanish. With its clear, user-friendly grammar, all the most important Spanish verbs shown in full, and an extensive vocabulary guide, this book gives you all the elements to start speaking and writing with confidence in Spanish.
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