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The Bonjour Effect: The Secret Codes of French Conversation Revea...
by , Jean-Benoit Nadeau

Language

English

Pages

322

Publication Date

April 19, 2016

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Jean-Benoît Nadeau and Julie Barlow spent a decade traveling back and forth to Paris as well as living there. Yet one important lesson never seemed to sink in: how to communicate comfortably with the French, even when you speak their language. In <i>The Bonjour Effect</i> Jean-Benoît and Julie chronicle the lessons they learned after they returned to France to live, for a year, with their twin daughters. They offer up all the lessons they learned and explain, in a book as fizzy as a bottle of the finest French champagne, the most important aspect of all: the French don't communicate, they <i>converse</i>. To understand and speak French well, one must understand that French conversation runs on a set of rules that go to the heart of French culture. Why do the French like talking about "the decline of France"? Why does broaching a subject like money end all discussion? Why do the French become so aroused debating the merits and qualities of their own language? Through encounters with school principals, city hall civil servants, gas company employees, old friends and business acquaintances, Julie and Jean-Benoît explain <i>why</i>, culturally and historically, conversation with the French is not about communicating or being nice. It's about being <i>interesting</i>. After reading <i>The Bonjour Effect</i>, even readers with a modicum of French language ability will be able to hold their own the next time they step into a bistro on the Left Bank.
Las 47 Preposiciones en Inglés Que Necesitas Saber: Una guía Il...
by Joe Walsh

Language

Spanish

Pages

47

Publication Date

March 15, 2019

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Las preposiciones son esas palabras muy útiles que conectan diferentes palabras y grupos de palabras. Por ejemplo, en "por el amor del arte" las palabras "por" y "de" son preposiciones. Otras preposiciones en español son "para," "en," "a," "dentro," y "hasta." <br /><br />En términos técnicos, las preposiciones forman frases de uno o más sustantivos y conectan esa frase con otra frase, por ejemplo, en, "Lo hice por el amor del arte," "por" conecta "el amor del arte" con "lo hice," y "de" conecta "el arte" con "el amor." <br /><br />En español y en inglés, normalmente formamos frases de preposiciones como "dentro de," "al lado de," "frente a." En inglés, algunas frases muy comunes son "next to," "out of," "up to." Esta guía sólo repasa las preposiciones y NO las frases de preposiciones (ya era muy grande).<br /><br />También hay un montón de palabras que parecen preposiciones pero no las son, como por ejemplo, "next" (próximo). Estas palabras pueden formar parte de frases de preposición como "next to" (próximo a), pero no son preposiciones.<br /><br />Joe Walsh, profesor de inglés, ha reunido las 47 preposiciones indispensables en esta guía concisa.
Japanese From Zero! 1: Proven Techniques to Learn Japanese for St...
by George Trombley

Language

English

Pages

338

Publication Date

December 01, 2014

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Japanese From Zero! is an innovative and integrated approach to learning Japanese developed by professional Japanese interpreter George Trombley and co-writer Yukari Takenaka. The lessons and techniques used in this series have been taught successfully for over ten years in classrooms throughout the world.Using up-to-date and easy-to-grasp grammar, Japanese From Zero! is the perfect course for current students of Japanese as well as absolute beginners.In Book 1 of the Japanese From Zero! series, readers are taught new grammar concepts, over 800 new words and expressions, and also learn the hiragana writing system. Features of Book 1: * Integrated Workbook with Answer Key * Over 800 New Words and Expressions * Learn to Read and Write Hiragana * Easy-to-Understand Example Dialogues * Culture Points about Japan * Bilingual Glossaries with Kana and Romaji ...and much more!
Fluent Forever: How to Learn Any Language Fast and Never Forget I...
by Gabriel Wyner

Language

English

Pages

338

Publication Date

August 05, 2014

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The ultimate rapid language-learning guide! For those who’ve despaired of ever learning a foreign language, here, finally, is a book that will make the words stick.<b> </b>At thirty years old, Gabriel Wyner speaks <i>six </i>languages fluently.  He didn’t learn them in school -- who does? -- rather, he learned them in the past few years, working on his own and practicing on the subway, using simple techniques and free online resources. In <i>Fluent Forever</i> Wyner reveals what he’s discovered.  <br /><b> </b><br />The greatest challenge to learning a foreign language is the challenge of memory; there are just too many words and too many rules. For every new word we learn, we seem to forget two old ones, and as a result, fluency can seem out of reach. <i>Fluent Forever</i> tackles this challenge head-on. With empathy for the language-challenged and abundant humor, Wyner deconstructs the learning process, revealing how to build a foreign language in your mind from the ground up. <br /> <br />Starting with pronunciation, you’ll learn how to rewire your ears and turn foreign sounds into <i>familiar</i> sounds. You'll retrain your tongue to produce those sounds accurately, using tricks from opera singers and actors. Next, you'll begin to tackle words, and connect sounds and spellings to imagery, rather than translations, which will enable you to <i>think</i> in a foreign language<i>.  </i>And with the help of sophisticated spaced-repetition techniques, you'll be able to memorize hundreds of words a month in <i>minutes</i> every day. Soon, you'll gain the ability to learn grammar and more difficult abstract words--<i>without </i>the tedious drills and exercises of language classes and grammar books. <br /> <br />This is brain hacking at its most exciting, taking what we know about neuroscience and linguistics and using it to create the most efficient and enjoyable way to learn a foreign language in the spare minutes of your day.
The Very Hungry Caterpillar (Rise and Shine)
by Eric Carle

Language

English

Pages

32

Publication Date

November 22, 2016

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<b>The all-time classic picture book, from generation to generation, sold somewhere in the world every 30 seconds! Have you shared it with a child or grandchild in <i>your</i> life?</b><br /><br />For the first time, Eric Carle’s <i>The Very Hungry Caterpillar</i> is now available in e-book format, perfect for storytime anywhere. This classic story of a famished caterpillar who eats his way through a week of various foods makes the perfect addition to your child's digital library, easily available to read again and again.
Easy Spanish Step-By-Step
by Barbara Bregstein

Language

English

Pages

320

Publication Date

December 23, 2005

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<p><b>A proven grammar-based approach that gets you communicating in Spanish with confidence, right away</b></p> <p><i>Easy Spanish Step by Step</i> proves that a solid grounding in grammar basics is the key to mastering a second language. Grammatical rules and concepts are clearly explained in order of importance, and more than 300 verbs and key terms are introduced on the basis of frequency. Numerous exercises and engaging readings help learners quickly build their Spanish speaking and comprehension prowess.</p>
The Giving Tree
by Shel Silverstein

Language

English

Pages

64

Publication Date

February 18, 2014

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<p><strong>As <em>The Giving Tree</em> turns fifty, this timeless classic is available for the first time ever in ebook format. This digital edition allows young readers and lifelong fans to continue the legacy and love of a household classic that will now reach an even wider audience. Never before have Shel Silverstein's children's books appeared in a format other than hardcover.</strong></p><p>Since it was first published fifty years ago, Shel Silverstein's poignant picture book for readers of all ages has offered a touching interpretation of the gift of giving and a serene acceptance of another's capacity to love in return.</p><p>Shel Silverstein's incomparable career as a bestselling children's book author and illustrator began with <em>Lafcadio, the Lion Who Shot Back</em>. He is also the creator of picture books including <em>A Giraffe and a Half</em>, <em>Who Wants a Cheap Rhinoceros?</em>, <em>The Missing Piece</em>, <em>The Missing Piece Meets the Big O</em>, and the perennial favorite <em>The Giving Tree</em>, and of classic poetry collections such as <em>Where the Sidewalk Ends</em>, <em>A Light in the Attic</em>, <em>Falling Up</em>, <em>Every Thing On It</em>, <em>Don't Bump the Glump!</em>, and <em>Runny Babbit</em>.</p><p>And don't miss <em>Runny Babbit Returns</em>, the new book from Shel Silverstein!</p>
The Beginner's Guide to a Plant-based Diet: Use the Newest 3 Week...
by Brandon Hearn

Language

English

Pages

118

Publication Date

September 23, 2018

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<h3>So, you have made the big decision <em><strong>to take control of your health and join the whole food plant-based diet movement</strong></em>. Congratulations! You have just made one of the best decisions of your life!</h3><p><em><strong>This Plant-Based Diet Beginners Guide</strong></em> should help you get started. Discover <em>the stress-free way to start a plant-based diet </em>with easy, everyday comfort recipes.<br /></p><p><u><em><strong>In The Plant Based Diet Meal Plan you’ll find:</strong></em></u></p><ul><li>A<em> 3-Week Plant Based Diet Meal Plan</em> and <em>Basic Shopping List</em></li><li><em>Eight Food Based Mistakes</em></li><li>More than <em>70 Plant Based Diet Recipes</em> from smoothies and salads to mains and desserts, plus key macronutrient information</li><li><em>Tips for Stocking Your Kitchen</em> with the essentials for your new plant based diet</li></ul><p><em>Plant-based foods, especially when whole and unprocessed, have a lower calorie density which means <strong>you will have to eat larger portions and it will be a lot easier to lose some weight</strong> because these foods add much more bulk.</em></p><p>One of the best motivators <em>for people transitioning to plant-based eating</em> comes from how great they feel and how much more than can do in their lives once they’re feeling healthier</p><p><em><strong>Set aside your concerns</strong></em> about not knowing what to eat or feeling unsatisfied on your plant based diet. With The Plant Based Diet Meal Plan <em><strong>you’ll enjoy delicious, simple plant based diet meals that you’ll want to eat time and again.</strong></em></p>
Island of the Blue Dolphins
by Scott O'Dell

Language

English

Pages

194

Publication Date

February 08, 2010

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<DIV><P>Far off the coast of California looms a harsh rock known as the island of San Nicholas. Dolphins flash in the blue waters around it, sea otter play in the vast kep beds, and sea elephants loll on the stony beaches.</P><P>Here, in the early 1800s, according to history, an Indian girl spent eighteen years alone, and this beautifully written novel is her story. It is a romantic adventure filled with drama and heartache, for not only was mere subsistence on so desolate a spot a near miracle, but Karana had to contend with the ferocious pack of wild dogs that had killed her younger brother, constantly guard against the Aleutian sea otter hunters, and maintain a precarious food supply.</P><P>More than this, it is an adventure of the spirit that will haunt the reader long after the book has been put down. Karana's quiet courage, her Indian self-reliance and acceptance of fate, transform what to many would have been a devastating ordeal into an uplifting experience. From loneliness and terror come strength and serenity in this Newbery Medal-winning classic.</P><P>In celebration of the book's 50th anniversary, this edition has an introduction by Lois Lowry, Newbery Medal-winning author of <I>The Giver </I>and <I>Number the Stars.</I></P></DIV>
Spanish: Short Stories for Beginners + Audio Download: Improve yo...
by Claudia Orea

Language

English

Pages

152

Publication Date

December 02, 2016

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<h1>Spanish for beginners: The most complete Spanish Short Stories book with Free AUDIO.</h1><br />Brush up on your Spanish, <strong>improve your reading and listening skills</strong>, and make learning new vocabulary so much easier with 11 fun and engaging Spanish stories.<br /><br /><h2>Reading and listening to short stories is an effective and enjoyable method to learning Spanish. The audio is FREE!</h2><br />For those of you who can’t just slip away from life, travel to Spain and immerse yourself in the language in order to learn it, this is your solution! Reading and listening to native-spoken Spanish stories is the next best thing.<br /><br />You have at your fingertips the written word AND its <strong>accompanying audio recording</strong> that allows you to:<br /><ul><br /> <li><strong>Gain a greater vocabulary</strong> that you can use immediately, every day. You will add 1,500+ Spanish words and expressions to your repertoire through the encounter of descriptive sentences and casual conversations woven throughout the stories.</li><br /> <li>Sharpen your comprehension of the spoken word <strong>by listening to a</strong> <strong>native Spanish speaker</strong>.</li><br /> <li>Learn how to pronounce Spanish words properly by comparing the written word to the audio recording.</li><br /> <li>Familiarize yourself with a wide range of grammar structures and put them to use today.</li><br /> <li>Avoid the monotonous task of memorizing grammar rules. How awesome is that?!</li><br /></ul><br /><h1>Recommended for beginning and intermediate level Spanish learners.</h1><br />The stories are written for new Spanish learners. However, a basic understanding of Spanish is highly recommended to achieve maximum enjoyment and effectiveness of the lessons. This program is perfect for those who want to brush up on their Spanish language skills.<br /><br /><h1>How will this book improve your Spanish language skills:</h1><br /><ol><br /> <li>Each story is recorded by a professional. The speaker speaks slowly to help beginners improve their pronunciation. You receive 2 hours of MP3 audio recording! </li><br /> <li><strong><em>There is no need for a separate dictionary</em></strong><em>.</em> Each story is broken down with a Spanish and English glossary that introduces you to the words and phrases you might not understand.<strong>Any Spanish to English translations needed to understand the stories are included in a mini dictionary, perfect for Kindle. </strong></li><br /> <li><strong><em>A vocabulary recap </em></strong>at the end of each chapter allows you to <strong>review what you have read and listened to</strong> so you don’t forget the essential words and expressions taught throughout the lesson.</li><br /></ol><br /><strong>All stories are written using vocabulary that you could easily use in your day-to-day conversations.</strong><br /><br /><h2><strong>With these 11 great Spanish short stories and the accompanying audio you can start improving your Spanish today!</strong></h2><br /><br />IMPORTANT: THE LINK TO DOWNLOAD THE MP3 IS AT THE END OF THE EBOOK.

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