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Sharpen your French language skills through readings about its speakers' daily lives and culture
"Better Reading French" offers you entertaining, "real world" texts to help you understand and learn more French vocabulary and phrases. Each chapter features articles that cover a specific topic, such as cuisine, music, sports, film and theater, art, the family, today's lifestyle, or politics and history. Along the way, you will find instruction and exercises to help develop improved reading speed, comprehension, and vocabulary. The articles become gradually more difficult as you proceed through the book to keep you challenged and engaged.
"Better Reading French" is an easy, engaging way to boost your language skills and learn more about the language and its speakers as you go.
A Must-Have Companion for Every Student Beginning Latin
Scribblers, Scvlptors, and Scribes is the first collection of entirely authentic, unadapted, unsimplified classical Latin texts that beginning students, from the very first day of their introduction to Latin, can read, enjoy, and profit from. These selections provide a wide range of insights into not just the minds of Rome's movers and shakers-her politicians and gen- erals, philosophers and great poets-but also into the daily lives of the Average Joe and Jane Roman.
Beginning with simple graffiti, Scribblers, Sculptors, and Scribes moves toward longer inscriptions and literary texts as students progress. Designed to accompany the bestselling Wheelock's curriculum, its 40 chapters are linked with the 40 chapters of Wheelock's Latin, but the book's readings and design features make it suitable for use alongside any introductory college or high school Latin textbook. Packed with hundreds of actual Latin inscriptions, proverbs, and literary texts, this unique textbook also includes dozens of photos and illustrations, maps, discussion and comprehension questions, grammar capsules, a Latin-English vocabulary section, a summary of forms, and much more.
Since its first publication in 1999, Literature and Society has been widely used in Chinese-language classes at major universities and language institutions. In this completely revised edition, designed for upper-level students, this classic textbook continues to explore a variety of contemporary Chinese social issues through the study of Chinese literary works and essays. This new edition condenses and consolidates the original two-volume set into one convenient volume. The first section, "Literature," includes essays, short stories, and a play, and features a range of writers: Lu Xun, Lin Yutang, Liang Shiqiu, Wang Li, Xie Bingying, and Wang Meng. The second section, "Society," includes essays by Fei Xiaotong, Ma Yinchu, Wu Han, Liang Sicheng, and Chen Hengzhe. The selections delve into such subjects as population issues, ethics, marriage, the lives of intellectuals, and challenges faced by minorities in China. Each selection begins with a brief introduction about the author and concludes with discussion questions. The simplified character text and corresponding vocabulary words face each other on adjacent pages, and the traditional character text follows at the end of each lesson. Literature and Society remains an innovative way for students to sharpen their Chinese language abilities while learning more about important areas of Chinese culture. * Completely revised edition* Original two-volume set now consolidated into one convenient volume* Selections of literary works and essays explore contemporary Chinese social issues* Each selection begins with an introduction to the author and concludes with discussion questions* Simplified character text and corresponding vocabulary sit on facing pages* Traditional character text appears at the end of each lesson
Oh, China meets the needs of advanced beginners or "heritage learners" who already speak some Chinese but require instruction in reading and writing fundamentals before moving to the intermediate level. In this fully revised edition, state-of-the-art lessons go over the basics of standard Mandarin pronunciation and introduce students to Chinese characters. The textbook moves at a faster pace than those designed for absolute beginners and allows students to rapidly develop strong foundations in grammar and vocabulary. It contains topics that are especially relevant to heritage learners, such as growing up in a bilingual, bicultural environment, and exposes students to essential issues for understanding contemporary China today, including economic development and political relations with Taiwan.
This essential of Chinese language learning contains updated lessons, grammar notes, and exercises, and its new user-friendly format juxtaposes text and vocabulary on adjacent pages. Updated and revised edition Designed for advanced beginners who already speak some Chinese Offers strong foundations in pronunciation, characters, and grammar Covers topics relevant to heritage speakers and contemporary Chinese society Single volume user-friendly format
500 Ways to Achieve Your Best Grades
We want you to succeed on your French midterm and final exams. That's why we've selected these 500 questions to help you study more effectively, use your preparation time wisely, and get your best grades. These questions and answers are similar to the ones you'll find on a typical college exam, so you will know what to expect on test day. Each question includes a concise, easy-to-follow explanation in the answer key. Whether you have been studying all year or are reviewing at the last minute, "McGraw-Hill's 500 French Questions" will help you achieve the grade you desire.
Sharpen your subject knowledge and build your test-taking confidence with: 500 essential French questions with answers Full explanations for each question in the answer key Comprehensive coverage of first-year French topics
Chinese proverbs offer invaluable insights into both the language and rich culture of China. Assembled here are proverbs that form the basic cultural tokens with which Chinese speakers communicate about issues of love, friendship, morality, life, and human nature. In this new edition, the authors have updated and reformatted their popular reference to 1,000 of the most illuminating and frequently used Chinese proverbs. Organized alphabetically by pinyin Romanization, the proverbs in this volume are not only translated into clear, idiomatic English, but also rendered into both traditional and simplified Chinese. The book is an indispensable tool for students interested in mastering the subtleties and nuances of the Chinese language. New features in this edition include: simplified and traditional character renderings of each proverb, a new introduction by the authors, an English index of key terms, and a concordance of key Chinese characters, for easy reference.
Al-Kitaab: Part One develops skills in standard Arabic while providing additional material in both colloquial and classical Arabic. With new video material and revised and updated text and exercises, the bound-in and revised DVD supersedes both the former CD audio set and video DVD previously available only as separate items-making this singular volume a comprehensive whole for those immersed in the early and intermediate stages of learning Arabic. Providing approximately 150 contact hours of college-level instruction, parts of this revised edition are updated with contemporary selections for reading comprehension. The organization of the chapters has been adapted to reflect the most current pedagogical developments. Audio tracks for vocabulary sections now allow students to hear a new word followed by a sentence using it in context with previously acquired vocabulary and grammatical structures, enabling students to build new vocabulary skills while reviewing old material. The basic texts have been refilmed with a new cast of actors. The DVD also contains substantially more material that exposes the learner to Egyptian Arabic: students have the options of seeing and hearing the video of each lesson in both Modern Standard Arabic and Egyptian colloquial Arabic. In addition, a short dialogue in Egyptian colloquial Arabic appears at the end of each lesson. New video materials also feature interviews with Egyptians (subtitled in English) about various aspects of Arab culture, such as gender issues, fasting in the Muslim and Christian traditions, social clubs and their significance, and more. FEATURES OF PART ONE, Second Edition: develops all language-related skills including reading, listening, speaking, writing, and cultural knowledge; immediately incorporates extensive use of authentic materials for reading, listening, and grammatical practice, thus relating abstract grammatical concepts to practical skills; presents narrative-based content through audio and video media rather than written text to develop meaning-focused language processing skills, utilizing two main characters and their extended families; develops reading skills through the use of composed texts derived from the main narrative and authentic texts from newspapers and journals; and, introduces grammar using spiraling and inference, challenging students to discover the grammar of the language by means of analogy, problem solving, and educated guessing. It also reinforces grammar and vocabulary through extensive classroom and homework exercises that provide constant review and expand to challenge students as their skills develop; introduces students to Egyptian colloquial through scenes based on the main narrative to promote the use of shared vocabulary and structure of the two registers to increase listening comprehension skills; and, contains Arabic-English and English-Arabic glossaries and reference charts as well as a new grammar index.
Idiom Attack 1 - Everyday Living iu'e"i - i-'iEu 1 iu iE iEui'u How to talk your way through idiom infested waters Swim with the natives without fear of an "Idiom Attack" Add 300 key idioms to your arsenal Be ready for 25 topics with day-to-day idioms Learn quickly with a three-step training process e iu'iidegreee iedegree ie e'i iu e!u i"degreeee" e'i'i-'e -- 300edegreeu! iC'i* iueee" iEui'u i i e'i'i-'e -- i* ii--iGBP i u 25edegreei! e'iei e!ui" e'i'i-'e -- e e" iu'ee" ie e eiu'eiu 3eie ! Upgrade your English skills with idioms essential for daily conversation through a three-step training process that lets you to become familiar with and effectively use idioms everyday. Idioms represent the most colorful language used in everyday conversation yet tend to be the most difficult for foreign learners to understand and for teachers to convey. Idiom Attack is a collection of 300 North American idioms in common usage today, arranged in an easy to read and understand format. 25 topical chapters provide easy access for intermediate to advanced students of English. Only the most useful idioms and phrasal expressions are included, with meanings in both English and Chinese for comparison. Example sentences provide contextual support for more in depth understanding and practical application and stories challenge learners with the application of language with follow-up comprehension questions designed to coax them to use the target language. Finally, discussion questions encourage deeper dialogue and practice with opportunities for reading, writing, listening and speaking. Check out our site at www.idiomattack.com
This workbook is designed to be used in conjunction with the TTMIK Level 3 lessons, which are available at TalkToMeInKorean.com, free of charge. Developed by a certified teacher to help you review and retain what you've learned in the TTMIK lessons, this workbook contains six main categories of review (vocabulary review, writing, listening comprehension, reading comprehension, fill in the chart, dictation) and many different types of exercises (matching, fill in the blank, multiple choice, dictation, draw a picture, translation, short answer and more).
Say au revoir to your fears of learning French with the updated premium edition of this fast, painless guide The updated third edition of French DeMYSTiFieD provides you with the comprehensive, step-by-step educational experience that has made the DeMYSTiFieD language series such a success. This established, unintimidating approach to speaking, reading, and writing a new language takes the mystery and menace out of the learning process, whether in class or at home. Hundreds of quiz and test questions, chapter-opening objectives, and specific recommendations for difficult subtopics and individual weaknesses help you learn basic grammar structures and verb tenses, pronunciation, essential vocabulary, and how to communicate with confidence. In addition to DeMYSTiFieD's time-tested strategies, this edition features 90 minutes of streaming audio recordings and chapter review quizzes via the unique McGraw-Hill Education Language Lab app, so you can enhance your study via mobile or online, at home or on the go.
This new 6th edition includes an up-to-date culture and vocabulary guide, allowing you to broaden your knowledge of contemporary language and customs. Do you want to learn Italian or brush up what you know already? Are you looking for a course with a traditional approach to language learning, based on solid grammatical foundations, translation skills and practical vocabulary? If so, this is the course for you. The material covers a variety of everyday topics in a simple, concise manner. There are plenty of examples and explanations to illustrate how the language works and to build confidence. Each unit, designed to build systematically on what you have already learned, contains: - clear grammar explanations - vocabulary lists - reading material consisting of a story, dialogue or letter - questions for speaking practice - exercises - 32pp test-yourself section giving you extra practice and allowing you to monitor your progress as you go through the course, helping you keep on top of tricky grammar points and regularly testing the vocabulary you're learning. There are also revision units to help you practise what you are learning. At the back of the book, an exercise key enables you to check your answers while grammar and vocabulary sections provide a useful reference. The accompanying audio will help you with listening and speaking. In addition to a full pronunciation section, it contains reading passages and dialogues from the course book, followed by comprehension questions in Italian, together with model answers. Download our free app, Teach Yourself Library, from the App Store or Google Play to access the free audio.
First published in 1989. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
Ever tried to learn French and found it too hard? Bestselling language coach Paul Noble has a quick and easy way to get you back on track with his unique tried-and-tested method. * Keeps things simple with three basic rules; don't skip anything, don't try to memorise anything and cover up to test yourself. * A fun, jargon-free way to learn * Easy-to-understand French pronunciation * PROVEN to work; Paul can teach anyone a language, even people who think they're incapable Paul's course teaches you how to speak French more effectively, giving you the building blocks to form a huge range of conversations. This is a practical way to learn the aspects of language that you'll actually need and use; from booking a hotel room to navigating a menu, Paul will effortlessly build your confidence and give you the tools to handle any holiday situation. His `word robbery' will also help unlock the range of vocabulary you already know. Ideal for first-time learners or people who struggled in school, this book will help you absorb information quickly and efficiently, just like you did learning English as a child. Forget the way you used to be taught; this course guarantees you minimum effort and maximum success without the need for complex grammar rules or jargon. "There is nothing so complicated in foreign languages that it cannot be made simple." Paul Noble A quick, easy and fun way to unlock your basic language skills. Perfect for beginners, this book will give you all the information you need to build basic conversations and get by on your travels. Which Paul Noble product is right for me? I need a basic audio course for use on holiday or a business trip - choose The Essential Paul Noble Course. I am a beginner or near-beginner and need an in-depth audio course - choose The Paul Noble Complete Course. I have listened to a Complete Course and I would like to take my learning to the next level - choose The Paul Noble Next Steps Course. I have some understanding and have previously studied the language, I need a book to consolidate what I know and increase my conversational ability - choose The Paul Noble Unlocking Series.
32 Working and reproducible pages for learning a new foreign language. The combination of information and activity format reinforces learning and humor makes it fun! This foreign language series for kids makes foreign languages easy and fun with educational and entertaining history, trivia, humor, activities, and more. Children who begin learning a language at an early age improve their overall school performance, boost their problem solving skills, and gain a more in-depth understanding of their native language. Kids explore multiple languages with this series, then pursue the ones that interest them the most.
Definitively strengthening all the skills central to English B assessment, this supportive guide was written by an English B workshop leader to progress learners' confidence and understanding. Directly supporting the English B Course Book, each assessment component is fully covered, embedding exam strategies and providing extensive practice for all question-types. Ensuring learners wholly master receptive and productive skills in addition to strengthening organization, presentation and conversation skills, it maximizes achievement in assessment. *Matches exam structure, fully addressing every assessment component to build student confidence *Cements understanding of exam questions, including clear examples and sample responses *Closely develops all the crucial skills learners need for exams, packed with focused practice and activities *Strengthens key organization, presentation and conversation skills, ensuring confident achievement in the IA *Embeds strategies for tackling all question types, maximizing attainment *Directly linked to the English B Course Book, providing the most comprehensive support available About the series: Cement student confidence and fully embed all the key skills central to IB study. IB Skills and Practice provides learners with the essential practice needed to enable confident skills application, tangibly building capabilities for IB assessment.
First published in 1987. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
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