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English as a Communication System
by Kenneth Chastain

Language

English

Pages

325

Publication Date

January 09, 2017

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Students using "English as a Communication System" will gain valuable and lasting insights into how speakers use language to communicate, how English functions as a communication system, and how linguistic concepts help us organize and describe the various aspects of language and communication. The coverage includes all aspects of English, from sounds to discourse, and the focus is on the communicative role of each.
English and Spanish as Communication Systems
by Kenneth Chastain

Language

English

Pages

452

Publication Date

January 09, 2017

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"English and Spanish as Communication Systems" is an in-depth analysis of both English and Spanish as communication systems. The approach is to compare and contrast the components of both languages in order to understand better the similarities and differences between the two languages, as speakers and writers attempt to produce meaningful messages and listeners and readers attempt to reproduce them.<br />The goal is for readers to gain valuable and lasting insights into how speakers use language to communicate, how English and Spanish function as communication systems, and how linguistic concepts help us organize and describe the various aspects of language and communication.<br />The coverage includes all aspects of English and Spanish, from sounds to discourse, and the focus is on the communicative role of each.
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 in 3 Months: How Anyone at Any Age Can Learn to Speak Any ...
by Benny Lewis

Language

English

Pages

259

Publication Date

March 11, 2014

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<p>Benny Lewis, who speaks over ten languages—all self-taught—runs the largest language-learning blog in the world, <em>Fluent In 3 Months</em>. Lewis is a full-time "language hacker," someone who devotes all of his time to finding better, faster, and more efficient ways to learn languages. <em>Fluent in 3 Months: How Anyone at Any Age Can Learn to Speak Any Language from Anywhere in the World</em> is a new blueprint for fast language learning. Lewis argues that you don't need a great memory or "the language gene" to learn a language quickly, and debunks a number of long-held beliefs, such as adults not being as good of language learners as children.</p>
2000 Most Common German Words in Context: Get Fluent & Increase Y...
by Lingo Mastery

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English

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Publication Date

November 27, 2018

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<h2><b>Have you been trying to learn German and simply can’t find the way to expand your vocabulary?</h2></b><br /><h2><b>Do your teachers recommend you boring textbooks and complicated stories that you don’t really understand?</b></h2><br /><h2><b>Are you looking for a way to learn the language quicker without taking shortcuts?</b></h2><br />If you answered “Yes!” to at least one of those previous questions, then this book is for you! We’ve compiled the <b>2000 Most Common Words in German</b>, a list of terms that will expand your vocabulary to levels previously unseen.<br /><br />Did you know that — according to an important study — learning the top two thousand (2000) most frequently used words will enable you to understand up to <b>84%</b> of all non-fiction and <b>86.1%</b> of fiction literature and <b>92.7%</b> of oral speech? Those are amazing stats, and this book will take you even further than those numbers!<br /><br /><b>In this book:<br /></b><br /><ul><li>A detailed introduction with tips and tricks on how to improve your learning</li><li>A list of 2000 of the most common words in German and their translations</li><li>An example sentence for each word – in both German and English</li><li>Finally, a conclusion to make sure you’ve learned and supply you with a final list of tips</li></ul>Don’t look any further, we’ve got what you need right here! <br /><br />In fact, we’re ready to turn you into a German speaker… are you ready to get involved in becoming one?<br /><br />
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>
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>
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.
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>
NINJA Foodi® Multicooker Cookbook 500: Quick & Easy Recipes ...
by Nancy Russell

Language

English

Pages

581

Publication Date

November 14, 2018

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MASTER YOUR NINJA FOODI!<br /><br />One of the most important features you need to know about your new Ninja Foodi is that it allows you to make delightful, healthy foods in a more effective way. <br /><br />With this cookbook, you will cook better, tastier and faster meals for yourself and your family.<br />Enjoy these 500 Recipes for Any Budget. <br />Recipes are listed step by step in a clear and understandable manner.<br />In this cookbook, you will discover…<br />•Amazing meals the whole family will love. <br />•Recipes for vegetarians anyone will enjoy. <br />•Most recipes made for anyone with a busy lifestyle. <br />•Detailed ingredient lists and precise cooking times so each dish turns out perfect. <br />•Easy-to-follow instructions on making each dish in an Ninja Foodi<br />•Helpful tips and tricks on how to make each meal one your whole family will request time and time again. <br />•Plus much more helpful information. <br /><br />Eating is meant to be a shared experience and is a great time for family members to catch up with each other's day. A good meal gets them to the dinner table every time!<br />

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