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Exam Board: SQA Level: Higher Subject: English First Teaching: September 2014 First Exam: Summer 2015 This book (which is photocopiable within the purchasing institution) accompanies the student book of the same name. It is a brand new edition of a bestselling title, updated for the newest CfE Higher English course, and particularly directed at offering support for Paper 1: Reading for Understanding, Analysis and Evaluation. It provides detailed answers and suggested marking instructions to the student book material, and gives you the support and advice you will need to succeed in this element of Higher English - Become more secure in your knowledge of the English language and in your reading skills - Apply those reading skills in learning how to answer questions on close reading - Practise answering questions in the accompanying student book
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
Part of the widely-used and highly acclaimed Kubler series, The Basic Chinese and Intermediate Chinese books provide separate but integrated tracks to help you learn to read, write and speak Chinese efficiently, at your own pace. Some students and teachers wish to emphasize speaking ability first, whereas others want to focus on learning to read and write Chinese at the same time. These Chinese language study books allow you the flexibility to acquire the spoken language and the written language with the method that best fits your needs. With the internationally-recognized Kubler system and accompanying CD-ROM, you will: Learn to use 288 high-frequency Chinese characters, and over 700 popular words written with them Find yourself quickly reading and writing sentences with the correct Chinese grammar Be taught both simplified and traditional characters; you may choose to learn one or both Recognize a variety of fonts in both typeset and handwritten styles, to prepare you to use Chinese in many different contexts - from reading signs and newspapers, to computers and mobile phone texts Listen to hours of native-speaker recordings on the enclosed CD-ROM, and have access to practice sheets and printable flashcards. Intermediate Written Chinese Practice Essentials stands out among Chinese books and textbooks for its dynamic study system and practical exercises, which will assist you in learning Chinese quickly and comfortably.
This lively course teaches Mandarin Chinese to a broad range of learners in a modern, structured and engaging way. Mastering Chinese is available as a complete pack - paperback book with two CDs (ISBN 9781352001365). The CDs can be purchased separately (ISBN 9780230200548), or you can just purchase the paperback book alone (ISBN 9780230200135). Please check you have the correct ISBN. The focus is on acquiring basic conversational skills, and the text has a friendly, non-formal style, building up gently and with a wealth of lively, imaginative exercises. The text places some emphasis on correct pronunciation, as this is so important in Mandarin. It introduces right from the start the fascinating Chinese script and includes essential grammar, along with interesting cultural insights. Pinyin, the standard system of spelling using the Roman alphabet to transliterate Chinese, is also included to help build confidence. This is all you would expect from a modern Chinese language course but can't find!
Whether starting from scratch or just in need of a refresher, discover how to speak and understand French with 15-minute-a day lessons. Each pack contains two hour-long CDs, a full-color course book with themed chapters and real-life examples, a menu guide, and translation dictionaries. Now with brand-new packaging and plastic snap-shut cases
"Discover China Workbook 4" is an accompanying workbook to "Discover China Student Book 4", designed for upper-intermediate teenage-adult learners of mandarin Chinese. "Workbook 4" is suitable for both in-class and self-study use. "Workbook 4" features clear language objectives which correspond with the "Student's Book" unit structure and activities. A wide variety of vocabulary and grammar exercises, as well as extra reading and listening activities, provide practice of the core language presented in "Student's Book 4". Each unit of "Discover China Workbook 4" contains a list of learning objectives which provide a clear outline of the language skills and knowledge which is practiced in each activity. Also contained in each unit is additional topic-related reading and listening material which provide extra practice of key grammar and vocabulary presented in the corresponding "Student Book" lesson and unit. Pinyin of characters learnt in the "Student Book 4" is removed from the listening and reading passages in "Workbook 4". Moreover a self-assessment section at the end of each unit using "I can - " descriptors enables students to reflect on their individual progress. "The Workbook 4" pays attention to developing students' character writing skills beyond the number taught in "Student Book 4". In "Student Book 4", students learn to write 100 characters, and in "Workbook 2" this number is increased to 400 characters.
The most comprehensive and written specifically for the most recent Language B syllabus, including all the options Developed with the IB, this Course Book accurately matches the current syllabus for SL and HL, and is packed with support straight from the IB to ensure exceptional achievement. It covers all the core and optional topics, and includes a unit on literature to stretch learners beyond functional language-learning. Authentic Spanish texts resonate with learners and drive discussion, strengthening critical thought. The best integration of the IB philosophy, with creative TOK building outward-looking learners. Thoroughly holistic approach, driving the most complex levels of language acquisition. Packed with assessment support directly from the IB, with exam-style questions giving unrivalled insight into IB assessment. Supported by a focused Skills and Practice book to hone skills directly relevant to IB assessment and optimizing achievement. This pack includes one print Course Book and one online Course Book. The online Course Book will be available on Oxford Education Bookshelf until 2019. Access is facilitated via a unique code, which is sent in the mail. The code must be linked to an email address, creating a user account. Access may be transferred once to an additional user.
Exam Board: AQA & Edexcel Level: AS/A-level Subject: Modern Languages First Teaching: September 2016 First Exam: June 2017 Literature analysis made easy. Build your students' confidence in their language abilities and help them develop the skills needed to critique their chosen work: putting it into context, understanding the themes and narrative technique, as well as specialist terminology. Breaking down each scene, character and theme in Un Sac de Billes (A Bag of Marbles), this accessible guide will enable your students to understand the historical and social context of the novel and give them the critical and language skills needed to write a successful essay. - Strengthen language skills with relevant grammar, vocab and writing exercises throughout - Aim for top marks by building a bank of textual examples and quotes to enhance exam response - Build confidence with knowledge-check questions at the end of every chapter - Revise effectively with pages of essential vocabulary and key mind maps throughout - Feel prepared for exams with advice on how to write an essay, plus sample essay questions, two levels of model answers and examiner commentary
Edexcel GCSE Spanish Higher Student Book has been written to prepare more able students for the latest Edexcel GCSE specification. It has been written by an experience team of authors and reviewed by Edexcel examiners. With a strong focus on controlled assessment and exam preparation throughout the course, students can confidently aim for grades A*-C. Graded examples and examiner tips in ResultsPlus show students how to aim for the best possible grade through perfecting key language skills.
Nonfiction. "This long awaited text once more demonstrates Professor Thackston's mastery over the Persian language and its intricacies, both in its modern and classical form. Thackston makes Persian grammar clear and understandable. His emphasis is on the spoken and written language in today's Iran, on the Persian which is taught in schools and spoken and understood by all the ethnic groups in Iran. This new edition is a major contribution for those involved in teaching the Persian language. It also makes the learning of Persian more accessible and enjoyable" - Haleh Esfandiari, Princeton University.
If you've always wanted to be a writer but feel like you don't have anything to say, this book is for you. If you know you have a scintillating story to tell or a profound revelation to share but don't know how to get started, this book is for you, too. Write from the Heart helps you break down mental obstacles and move past the proverbial blank page with a multitude of exercises designed to get you writing.
Learn Spanish with the most convenient and effective guide from McGraw-Hill's bestselling Step-by-Step Series It has been proven that the fastest way to learn any language is through a solid grounding in basic grammar and a mastery of high-frequency vocabulary. This approach provides the confidence and tools necessary to understanding and practicing new languages quickly and easily. Combining the bestselling Easy Spanish Step-by-Step and Advanced Spanish Step-by-Step in one volume, The Complete Spanish Step-by-Step introduces you to the most essential structures, verbs, and vocabulary, then will gradually lead you to a mastery of the Spanish language. Numerous exercises help chart your progress, while engaging readings let you hone your skills in everyday contexts. Unique digital support online and via an app., include: * Flashcards for 3,000 vocabulary items with text-to-speech audio * Audio recordings of almost 2,500 answers * Listening practice with 37 passages spoken by native speakers Whether learning on your own or in a classroom setting, The Complete Spanish Step-by-Step will quickly guide you from novice to near-fluent speaker.
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