Categories

 > Reference > Foreign Language Study & Reference

51,919 results were found

Sort by:

Repase y escriba: Curso avanzado de gramatica y composicion, 7th ...
by , John J. Reynolds

Language

English

Pages

464

Publication Date

November 22, 2013

Product Description
Customer Reviews
This perennial best-seller, written for Advanced Grammar and Composition or Advanced Composition and Conversation classes, combines solid grammar coverage with contemporary readings from a variety of sources, including literature, magazines, and newspapers. Short passages precede each reading, introducing the author and the context before delving into the vocabulary, comprehension questions and conversation prompts. The Sección léxica teaches readers proverbs, idioms, word families, computer vocabulary, etc. The text also offers topics for creative compositions with guidelines. With updated literary and cultural readings, Repase y escriba includes an "oral exchange," to make the text more useful when stressing conversation.
Living in Italy: the Real Deal - Hilarious Expat Adventures - How...
by Stef Smulders

Language

English

Pages

282

Publication Date

November 18, 2017

Product Description
Customer Reviews
<b>Would you dare to follow your dream and move or retire to Italy?</b> <b>Stef & Nico did, although their dog Sara had her doubts. Now </b><b>from your comfortable armchair<span> you can share in the </span>hilarious & horrendous adventures<span> they experienced when they moved to Italy to start a </span>bed and breakfast.</b><div><br /><div><b>For lovers of</b> <b>amusing travelogue memoirs</b> who like a good laugh. And for those interested in practical advice on how to buy a house in Italy there is useful information along the way, pleasantly presented within the short stories.</div><div></div><br /><div><b>Glossary of Italian words</b> <b>included</b>! Learn the true meaning of Italian phrases and expressions like "<i>non ci sono problemi</i>", "<i>di fiducia</i>", "<i>persone serie</i>", "<i>tutto a norma</i>" and many more. Learn a bit of the foreign language before going to Italy.</div><div><br /><div><b>Recognition:</b></div><div><ul><li>Reader Views 2016/17 Literary Awards Winner</li><li>Readers Favorite 2017 Award Winner Travel category</li><li>Eric Hoffer Award Finalist</li><li>2017 ELIT Award Winner Travel category</li><li>IAN Book of the Year Finalist Travel & Humor/Comedy/Satire categories</li><li>New York & Amsterdam Book Festival Honourable Mentions</li></ul></div><div><br /><div><b></b></div><div><b>Reviews:</b></div><div><ul><li>"<i>a comical, often downright hilarious account</i>" Reader's Favorite Review ☀️☀️☀️☀️☀️</li><li>"<i>Smulders' storytelling artistry is wildly entertaining</i>" Blogcritics/Reader Views ☀️☀️☀️☀️☀️</li><li>"<i>Stef Smulders ... does what a good writer does: He writes what he observes and leaves the judgement to you, the reader. No constant bellyaching from Mr. Smulders. I like that. I really like that</i>." James Martin, Italy expert, wanderingitaly.com</li><li>"<i>Fantastico! I am a tough critic and have nothing but kudos for this book. Buy this book!!</i>" Elliana on Amazon</li><li>"<i>There is more of the flavor of Italy in this book than in ... Frances Mayes' 'Under the Tuscan Sun'</i>" Amazon review by Grady Harp HALL OF FAME TOP 100 </li><li>"<i>now I can add Stef Smulders to the list of my favorite expat authors</i>" N.N. Light</li></ul></div><div><b></b><div><br /><b>Summary</b>:</div><div><b>In 2008 Stef Smulders, his partner Nico and their dog Saar emigrated to Italy</b> to start a new life and set up their B&B Villa I Due Padroni. They sold their home, left their friends and family behind and took a leap into the unknown. Now Stef shares his experiences in a collection of witty short stories. The book treats the trials and tribulations of an emigration.<br /><br /><b>The reader is introduced to a full range of Italian characters</b>, from the trustworthy to the rogue, from the gentle to the shameless, flesh and blood Italians. Some are stereotype, others unexpectedly original. Yet they never fail to amuse and entertain. </div></div></div></div><div><div><br /><b>For lovers of books like</b></div><div><ul><li>Michelle Damiani's <i>Il Bel Centro</i></li><li>Katherine Wilson's <i>Only in Naples </i></li><li> Tim Parks' <i>Italian Ways</i> & <i>Italian Neighbours</i></li><li> Frances Mayes' <i>Under the Tuscan Sun </i>& <i>Bella Tuscany</i></li><li>Gerald Durrell's <i>Corfu Trilogy</i></li><li>Bill Bryson's <i>Neither Here Nor There</i> & <i>The Road to Little Dribbling</i></li></ul></div><div></div><div><b>Readers' reviews</b>:</div><div><ul><li>"<i>I was hooked"</i></li><li><i>"Couldn't put the book down"</i></li><li><i>"<i>What a fantastic read!" </i></i></li><li><i><i>"<i>Hilarious!" </i></i></i></li><li><i><i><i>"<i>Addicting!" </i></i></i></i></li><li><i><i><i><i>"<i>Recommended!</i><i>"</i></i></i></i></i></li></ul></div></div></div><div><div><div><div> </div></div> </div> </div>
Horror Tales in Easy Spanish Exercise Book (With 160 Exercises & ...
by Álvaro Parra Pinto

Language

Spanish

Pages

129

Publication Date

November 12, 2017

Product Description
Customer Reviews
FUN AND EASY TO READ, this Exercise Book in Easy Spanish is based on the Victorian horror novel “FRANKENSTEIN or THE MODERN PROMETHEUS” (“FRANKENSTEIN o EL MODERNO PROMETEO””), originally written by the celebrated English author Mary Shelley (1797-1851), first published in London in 1818.<br /><br />Especially translated, edited and simplified to ease your reading practice and comprehension, this first volume uses simple wording, brief sentences and moderate vocabulary. Furthermore, each chapter is followed by a glossary of Spanish words and phrases with their respective English translations, as well as by fun and simple exercises designed to boost your reading skill and comprehension. <br /><br />HORROR TALES IN EASY SPANISH<br /><br />1.-THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA<br />by Gaston Leroux<br /><br />2.-FRANKENSTEIN<br />by Mary Shelley<br /><br />3.-DRACULA<br />by Bram Stoker<br /><br />4.-DR. JEKYLL & MR. HYDE<br />by R. L. Stevensony<br /><br />5.-THE INVISIBLE MAN<br />by H. G. Wells<br /><br />BY THE SAME AUTHORS OF "EASY SPANISH SHORT NOVELS FOR BEGINNERS"<br /><br />Volume 1:<br />THE LIGHT AT THE EDGE OF THE WORLD by Jules Verne<br /><br />Volume 2:<br />THE LITTLE PRINCE by Antoine de Saint–Exupery<br /><br />Volume 3:<br />DON QUIXOTE by Miguel de Cervantes<br /><br />Volume 4:<br />GULLIVER by Jonathan Swift<br /><br />Volume 5:<br />SHERLOCK HOLMES by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle<br /><br />Volume 6:<br />20,000 LEAGUES UNDER THE SEA by Jules Verne<br /><br />Volume 7:<br />THE PICTURE OF DORIAN GRAY by Oscar Wilde<br /><br />Volume 8:<br />SHERLOCK HOLMES 2 by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle<br /><br />Volume 9:<br />JOURNEY TO THE CENTER OF THE EARTH by Jules Verne<br /><br />Volume 10:<br />THE CANTERVILLE GHOST by Oscar Wilde<br /><br />VISIT OUR WEBSITE AND GET OUR FREE BONUS BOOK:<br />http://www.easyspanishlanguagecenter.com
The Newcomers: Finding Refuge, Friendship, and Hope in an America...
by Helen Thorpe

Language

English

Pages

417

Publication Date

November 14, 2017

Product Description
Customer Reviews
From an award-winning, “meticulously observant” (<i>The New Yorker</i>) writer comes a powerful and moving account of how refugee teenagers at a Denver public high school learn English and become Americans.<BR><BR><i>The Newcomers</i> follows the lives of twenty-two immigrant teenagers throughout the course of the 2015-2016 school year as they land at South High School in Denver, Colorado, in an English Language Acquisition class created specifically for them. Speaking no English, unfamiliar with American culture, their stories are poignant and remarkable as they face the enormous challenge of adapting. These newcomers, from fourteen to nineteen years old, come from nations convulsed by drought or famine or war. Many come directly from refugee camps, after experiencing dire forms of cataclysm. Some arrive alone, having left or lost every other member of their original family.<BR> <BR>At the center of <i>The Newcomers</i> is Mr. Williams, the dedicated and endlessly resourceful teacher of South’s very beginner English Language Acquisition class. If Mr. Williams does his job right, the newcomers will leave his class at the end of the school year with basic English skills and new confidence, their foundation for becoming Americans and finding a place in their new home.<BR> <BR>With the US at a political crossroads around questions of immigration, multiculturalism, and America’s role on the global stage, Helen Thorpe presents a fresh and nuanced perspective.<i> The Newcomers</i> is a transformative take on these timely, important issues.
Easy Spanish Step-By-Step
by Barbara Bregstein

Language

English

Pages

320

Publication Date

December 23, 2005

Product Description
Customer Reviews
<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>
Island of the Blue Dolphins
by Scott O'Dell

Language

English

Pages

194

Publication Date

February 08, 2010

Product Description
Customer Reviews
<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>
French Made Simple: Learn to speak and understand French quickly ...
by Pamela Rose Haze

Language

English

Pages

400

Publication Date

April 21, 2010

Product Description
Customer Reviews
<b><i>French Made Simple</i> will help you learn to speak French quickly and easily! </b><br /><br />An invaluable introduction to one of the most studied languages, <i>French Made Simple</i> is ideal for students, business professionals, and tourists alike. Teaching the basics of grammar, vocabulary, and culture, it guides you step-by-step through the process of learning and conversing quickly. Refreshingly easy to understand, <i>French Made Simple</i> includes:<br /><br /> • Grammar basics<br /> • Modern vocabulary<br /> • Helpful verb chart<br /> • French-English dictionary<br /> • Reading exercises<br /> • Economic information<br /> • Common expressions<br /> • Review quizzes<br /> • Complete answer key
French: Short Stories for Beginners + French Audio: Improve your ...
by , French

Language

English

Pages

178

Publication Date

November 27, 2016

Product Description
Customer Reviews
<h2><b>Improve your French reading, pronunciation and listening skills. Make learning new vocabulary so much easier with 15 fun and engaging French stories.</b></h2><br /><h1><b>The French audio is FREE!</b></h1><br />Reading and listening to short stories is an effective and enjoyable method to learning French.<br /><br />For those of you who can’t just slip away from life, travel to France and immerse yourself in the language in order to learn it, this is your solution! Reading and listening to native-spoken French stories is the next best thing.<br /><br />You have at your fingertips the written word AND an <b>accompanying audio recording</b> that allows you to:<br /><ul><br /> <li><b>Gain a greater vocabulary</b> that you can use immediately, every day. You will add 1,500+ French words and expressions to your repertoire through the encounter of descriptive sentences and casual conversations woven throughout the stories.</li><br /> <li><strong>Sharpen your comprehension</strong> of the spoken word by listening to a native French speaker.</li><br /> <li>Learn how to <strong>pronounce French words properly</strong> 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 /><h2><b>How this book will improve your French language skills:</b></h2><br /><h3><b>Each story is recorded in two different ways:</b></h3><br />A slow version helps beginners improve their pronunciation, and a normal, natural speed for intermediate and advanced learners trains your ears to understand what is being said.<br /><br /><strong>You receive 4 hours of MP3 audio recording!</strong><br /><br />There is <b>no need for a dictionary</b>. Each story is broken down with a French and English glossary that introduces you to the words and phrases you might not understand. This comes in handy because there is <b>no need for the irritating process of flipping pages, continually searching for definitions or translations.</b><br /><br />A vocabulary recap at the end of each chapter allows you to <b>review what you have read and listened to</b> so you don’t forget the essential words and expressions taught throughout the lesson.<br /><br />The book contains 15 stories with the following themes: Family, Months, Days, Numbers, Weather, Introduce yourself, House, Nature, Clothing, Shopping, Visiting/Tourism, Weekend Activities, Daily Routine, Describe yourself, Food, Cooking, Jobs and Occupation, At the Train Station.<br /><br /><b>All stories are written using vocabulary that you could easily use in your day-to-day conversations. </b><br /><br /><h1><b>With this book and accompanying audio you can start improving your French today!</b></h1>
The Giving Tree
by Shel Silverstein

Language

English

Pages

64

Publication Date

February 18, 2014

Product Description
Customer Reviews
<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>
LETTRES INTIMES SUR LA CAMPAGNE DE CHINE EN 1860 (French Edition)
by Armand LUCY

Language

French

Pages

Publication Date

November 22, 2017

Product Description
Customer Reviews
"Mon fils ayant été assez heureux pour faire la campagne de Chine, grâce à la haute bienveillance de M. le général de Montauban qui avait bien voulu l'attacher à sa personne en qualité d'interprète anglais, j'ai reçu de lui de nombreuses lettres qui ont paru intéresser ses amis. — C'est à l'adresse de ceux-ci que j'ai cru devoir réunir ces lettres en un petit volume, offrant au complet cet épisode si intéressant de ses voyages."

Blog - Latest Entries

Roxane Gay Difficult Women Review
For avid readers, the advent of the Kindle was a godsend. It allowed them to expand their personal libraries as much as they wanted without worrying about taking up too much space. Along with increasing the potential for library depth, the kindle has also allowed for a more diverse reading taste. You can now take risks on books that you previously wouldnt have due to the Kindle eliminating sp...

David Foster Wallace Brief Interviews with Hideous Men & Girl with Curious Hair Reviews
The technology of the Kindle allows you to carry a library with you wherever you go. And, like a library, your Kindle collection should be vast and diverse. Aside from the New York Times Bestseller list, it can be hard to know which books are worth your time to download. Luckily, the literary cannon spans for generations. Of the most recent generation of literary greats, David Foster Wallac...

Junot Diaz The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao Review
Kindle technology allows you to build an impressive collection of stories without filling shelves upon shelves with books. This convenience makes it possible to experiment with your reading choices without making the commitment to order a book, wait for its arrival, and sticking it on your shelf. Ive found that the Kindle has made me a much more adventurous reader. With this new-found adve...

Ernest Hemingway The Old Man and the Sea Review
As you start to increase your kindle collection, it is wise to download a variety of things to read. And sure, the latest serial novel is a great addition to the collection, but sometimes you need a literary classic. Luckily, there is a plethora of classics to choose from. When it comes to literary classics, there are few authors with a better reputation than Ernest Hemingway. Hemingway, so...

Stephen Kings On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft
For fans of the suspense and horror genres, Stephen King is a household name. Chances are, if you read the genres at all, your kindles are filled with a novel or two of his. But Kings prolific career has not stayed within the genre. In fact, one of Kings greatest efforts came in the form of a nonfiction memoir. Kings On Writing blends personal memoir and advice on writing craft that resu...

More >>

Enter the Kind Reader Monthly Drawing

Kind Reader Monthly Drawing (March 2017)

Congratulations to February 2017's winner Henry H. of New York, USA.

There's a daily limit of 3 free e-books that can be downloaded at KindReader.com