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The Vocabulary Builder Workbook: Simple Lessons and Activities to...
by , Chris Lele

Language

English

Pages

254

Publication Date

March 06, 2018

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<p><strong><em>The Vocabulary Builder Workbook</em> is the latest approach to learning new vocabulary and boosting your language skills.</strong></p><p>Building your vocabulary requires more than flashcards. That’s why leading test-prep expert, Chris Lele, developed a new method for introducing new words into your vocabulary. With <em>The Vocabulary Builder Workbook</em> you will gain and retain a fundamental understanding of more than 1,400 essential words.</p><p>Ideal for those taking the SAT, ACT, or GRE—or for those who simply want to improve their writing and speaking skills— <em>The Vocabulary Builder Workbook</em> makes the task of expanding your vocabulary an opportunity for real learning and growth.</p><em>The Vocabulary Builder Workbook</em> will make you a better reader, writer, and test-taker through:<p></p><ul><li><strong>Fun and Easy Lessons</strong> organized by theme to help you identify roots and form associations and recognize thousands of additional vocabulary words</li><li><strong>Progressive Learning Techniques</strong> for all levels with vocabulary lessons that steadily increase in difficulty for continued advancement</li><li><strong>Retention Focused Activities</strong> to make sure you remember every word long after the test is over</li></ul><p><em>The Vocabulary Builder Workbook</em> transforms any lackadaisical wordsmith into a sedulous student with refreshingly simple lessons and fun activities to boost your vocabulary.</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.
Madrigal's Magic Key to Spanish: A Creative and Proven Approach
by Margarita Madrigal

Language

English

Pages

512

Publication Date

September 26, 2012

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<b>Learn the basics of the Spanish language with this easy-to-use guide by one of America's most prominent language teachers. </b><br /><br />Anyone can read, write, and speak Spanish in only a few short weeks with this unique and proven method, which completely eliminates rote memorization and boring drills. With original black and white illustration by Andy Warhol, <b><i>Madrigal's Magic Key to Spanish</i></b> will provide readers with a solid foundation upon with to build their language skills.<br /><br /><br /><i>From the Trade Paperback edition.</i>
They Can't Kill Us Until They Kill Us
by Hanif Abdurraqib

Language

English

Pages

236

Publication Date

November 14, 2017

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In an age of confusion, fear, and loss, Hanif Willis-Abdurraqib's is a voice that matters. Whether he's attending a Bruce Springsteen concert the day after visiting Michael Brown's grave, or discussing public displays of affection at a Carly Rae Jepsen show, he writes with a poignancy and magnetism that resonates profoundly.<br /><br />In the wake of the nightclub attacks in Paris, he recalls how he sought refuge as a teenager in music, at shows, and wonders whether the next generation of young Muslims will not be afforded that opportunity now. While discussing the everyday threat to the lives of black Americans, Willis-Abdurraqib recounts the first time he was ordered to the ground by police officers: for attempting to enter his own car.<br /><br />In essays that have been published by the New York Times, MTV, and Pitchfork, among others—along with original, previously unreleased essays—Willis-Abdurraqib uses music and culture as a lens through which to view our world, so that we might better understand ourselves, and in so doing proves himself a bellwether for our times.
Speed Reading: How to Increase your Reading Speed, Learning Abili...
by Logan G Davidson

Language

English

Pages

94

Publication Date

May 11, 2018

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Speed Reading: How to Increase Your Reading Speed, Learning Abilities, and Comprehension is your ticket to better reading. By reading this book, you will learn what speed reading is, how to break bad reading habits, techniques on how to successfully speed read, tips on reading effectively, and maintaining good reading comprehension.<br /> <br />The reasons to learn how to speed read are numerous and include:<br />· Better reading comprehension<br />· Better long-term memory of what you read<br />· Get better grades and prepare for tests and projects more effectively.<br />· Better focus<br />· Get organized.<br />· Learn valuable study skills.<br />· Increased productivity in less time<br />· Aid in a new career or getting that promotion<br />· Get back your personal time<br />· Reduce frustration and learn to love reading<br /> <br /> <br />This book will help you in all those ways by showing you how to build a speed-reading toolkit and showing you how and when to use each tool for the most effective speed reading results. If you follow the directions, you should see results in a few days of practice and be well on your way to becoming a master speed reader in just a few months.<br /> <br />You might even be surprised by the ways speed reading will affect your life for the better. Reading quicker will mean less time reading subtitles, labels, phone books, and more. You will be able to organize and find items in notes easier, and you will research more effectively as well. There are no limits to the benefits of speed reading.
On Writing: A Memoir Of The Craft
by Stephen King

Language

English

Pages

320

Publication Date

October 03, 2000

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Immensely helpful and illuminating to any aspiring writer, this special edition of Stephen King’s critically lauded, million-copy bestseller shares the experiences, habits, and convictions that have shaped him and his work.<BR><BR>“Long live the King” hailed <i>Entertainment Weekly</i> upon publication of Stephen King’s <i>On Writing</i>. Part memoir, part master class by one of the bestselling authors of all time, this superb volume is a revealing and practical view of the writer’s craft, comprising the basic tools of the trade every writer must have. King’s advice is grounded in his vivid memories from childhood through his emergence as a writer, from his struggling early career to his widely reported, near-fatal accident in 1999—and how the inextricable link between writing and living spurred his recovery. Brilliantly structured, friendly and inspiring, <i>On Writing</i> will empower and entertain everyone who reads it—fans, writers, and anyone who loves a great story well told.
Become a Successful Indie Author: Work Toward Your Writing Dream
by Craig Martelle

Language

English

Pages

202

Publication Date

March 26, 2018

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Demystifying the tangled web of self-publishing to put you on the road to success.<br />This is a motivational guide based on my two and a half million published words (mostly with Amazon) to help you see past the hurdles that are keeping you from climbing the mountain of success. Nothing is overwhelming once it's been explained. If you are smart enough to write a book, you are smart enough to do everything else needed to make your indie author business a success.<br /><br />"Craig, thanks to the book, I went from kicking around vague concepts for my first series to knowing exactly how to proceed with it, and because of that I know it'll be far more successful than it would have been if I hadn't read this."<br /><br />"This was insightful and motivating, I'm inspired and wiser for it. Thank you, Craig."<br /><br />"Over the years, I’ve read many How To Books, Self Help Biographies, and Industry Books. Become a Successful Indie Author is one of the best. It reads like a novel, teaches specifics like a field manual, and shines light on pathways through the dark jungle of self-publishing."<br /><br />Clocking in at nearly 50,000 words, this guide has something for every budding author as well as those who have already published, but for whom success remains elusive. In this business there is only one hard and fast rule - you must find readers willing to pay for your stories. It starts with the first sentence. You have to write a gripping story that people want to read, wrap a cover around the book, and then do the marketing. There’s no doubt that you can do it. Let me show you how.
Pre-Suasion: A Revolutionary Way to Influence and Persuade
by Robert Cialdini

Language

English

Pages

433

Publication Date

September 06, 2016

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<b><i>*NEW YORK TIMES</i> and <i>WALL STREET JOURNAL</i> BESTSELLER</b><BR> *<b><i>Financial Times </i></b><b>Best Business Books of 2016<BR> *Inc.com’s Best Sales and Marketing Book of 2016</b><BR> <BR>The author of the legendary bestseller <i>Influence</i>, social psychologist Robert Cialdini shines a light on effective persuasion and reveals that the secret doesn’t lie in the message itself, but in the key moment before that message is delivered.<BR><BR>What separates effective communicators from truly successful persuaders? Using the same combination of rigorous scientific research and accessibility that made his <i>Influence</i> an iconic bestseller, Robert Cialdini explains how to capitalize on the essential window of time before you deliver an important message. This “privileged moment for change” prepares people to be receptive to a message before they experience it. Optimal persuasion is achieved only through optimal <i>pre</i>-suasion. In other words, to change “minds” a pre-suader must also change “states of mind.”<BR> <BR> His first solo work in over thirty years, Cialdini’s <i>Pre-Suasion</i> draws on his extensive experience as the most cited social psychologist of our time and explains the techniques a person should implement to become a master persuader. Altering a listener’s attitudes, beliefs, or experiences isn’t necessary, says Cialdini—all that’s required is for a communicator to redirect the audience’s focus of attention before a relevant action.<BR> <BR> From studies on advertising imagery to treating opiate addiction, from the annual letters of Berkshire Hathaway to the annals of history, Cialdini draws on an array of studies and narratives to outline the specific techniques you can use on online marketing campaigns and even effective wartime propaganda. He illustrates how the artful diversion of attention leads to successful pre-suasion and gets your targeted audience primed and ready to say, “Yes.”
Talk Like TED: The 9 Public-Speaking Secrets of the World's Top M...
by Carmine Gallo

Language

English

Pages

288

Publication Date

March 04, 2014

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<p>Ideas are the currency of the twenty-first century. In order to succeed, you need to be able to sell your ideas persuasively. This ability is the single greatest skill that will help you accomplish your dreams. Many people have a fear of public speaking or are insecure about their ability to give a successful presentation. Now public speaking coach and bestselling author Carmine Gallo explores what makes a great presentation by examining the widely acclaimed TED Talks, which have redefined the elements of a successful presentation and become the gold standard for public speaking. TED ? which stands for technology, entertainment, and design ? brings together the world's leading thinkers. These are the presentations that set the world on fire, and the techniques that top TED speakers use will make any presentation more dynamic, fire up any team, and give anyone the confidence to overcome their fear of public speaking.</p><p>In his book, Carmine Gallo has broken down hundreds of TED talks and interviewed the most popular TED presenters, as well as the top researchers in the fields of psychology, communications, and neuroscience to reveal the nine secrets of all successful TED presentations. Gallo's step-by-step method makes it possible for anyone to deliver a presentation that is engaging, persuasive, and memorable.</p><p>Carmine Gallo's top 10 <i>Wall Street Journal</i> Bestseller <i>Talk Like TED</i> will give anyone who is insecure about their public speaking abilities the tools to communicate the ideas that matter most to them, the skill to win over hearts and minds, and the confidence to deliver the talk of their lives.</p><p>The opinions expressed by Carmine Gallo in TALK LIKE TED are his own. His book is not endorsed, sponsored or authorized by TED Conferences, LLC or its affiliates.</p>
The Prodigal Tongue: The Love-Hate Relationship Between American ...
by Lynne Murphy

Language

English

Pages

368

Publication Date

April 10, 2018

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<b>An American linguist teaching in England explores the sibling rivalry between British and American English </b><br /> <b> </b><br /><i> “English accents are the sexiest.”</i><br /><i> “Americans have ruined the English language.” </i><br />  <br /> Such claims about the English language are often repeated but rarely examined. Professor Lynne Murphy is on the linguistic front line. In <i>The Prodigal Tongue</i> she explores the fiction and reality of the special relationship between British and American English. By examining the causes and symptoms of American Verbal Inferiority Complex and its flipside, British Verbal Superiority Complex, Murphy unravels the prejudices, stereotypes and insecurities that shape our attitudes to our own language.<br />  <br /> With great humo(u)r and new insights, Lynne Murphy looks at the social, political and linguistic forces that have driven American and British English in different directions: how Americans got from <i>centre</i> to <i>center</i>, why British accents are growing away from American ones, and what different things we mean when we say estate, frown, or middle class. Is anyone winning this war of the words? Will Yanks and Brits ever really understand each other?

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