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3,000 Spanish Words and Phrases They Won't Teach You in School (S...
by , Fernando D鉚ez de Urdan...

Language

English

Pages

496

Publication Date

November 21, 2017

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No matter how much Spanish you study, it鈥檚 nearly impossible to fully convince the native-speakers that you鈥檝e got it. Even those estudiantes perfectos who have seemingly mastered speaking a foreign language in a classroom run into problems in real-life situations. <i>3,000 Spanish Words and Phrases They Won鈥檛 Teach You in School</i> goes beyond classroom Spanish by thoroughly explaining expressions, idioms, and quirks used daily by native speakers. This must-have manual also includes information on pronunciation, manners, abbreviations, and culture, making it much more than a phrase book! Learn within these pages everything you need to know to speak colloquial Spanish, including: <ul><li>Translation of common proverbs: like <i>When in Rome, do as the Romans do</i>.</li><li>Slang: Like 隆Alivianate!鈥?cheer up or get high</li><li>Dual words: like integro and entero鈥攚ith the same meaning.</li><li>False cognates: Words that are similar but have very different meanings in English and Spanish</li></ul> So next time you plan a trip or just want to impress your friends, pick up <i>3,000 Spanish Words and Phrases They Won鈥檛 Teach You in School</i> and drop the stuffy high school phrase book!
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!
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>
Little Women
by Louisa May Alcott

Language

English

Pages

284

Publication Date

October 12, 2019

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Meg is the eldest and on the brink of love. Then there鈥檚 tomboy Jo who longs to be a writer. Sweet-natured Beth always puts others first, and finally there鈥檚 Amy, the youngest and most precocious. Together they are the March sisters. Even though money is short, times are tough and their father is away at war, their infectious sense of fun sweeps everyone up in their adventures 鈥?including Laurie, the boy next door. And through sisterly squabbles, their happy times and sad ones too, the sisters discover that growing up is sometimes very hard to do.<br />Based on Louisa May Alcott鈥檚 childhood, this lively portrait of nineteenth-century family life possesses a lasting vitality that has endeared it to generations of readers.<br /><br />A wonderful story... As a child, I strongly identified with Jo because she is a writer. 鈥擩acqueline Wilson<br />The American female myth. 鈥擬adelon Bedell<br />It is an essential American novel, perhaps the essential American novel for girls鈥?Girls come to it on their own. 鈥擩ane Smiley<br />In 鈥淟ittle Women鈥? Alcott anticipated realism by twenty or thirty years. 鈥擥. K. Chesterton
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鈥檝e 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.聽 He didn鈥檛 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鈥檚 discovered.聽 <br /><b>聽</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.聽<i>Fluent Forever</i>聽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.聽<br />聽<br />Starting with pronunciation, you鈥檒l learn how to rewire your ears and turn foreign sounds into聽<i>familiar</i>聽sounds. You'll retrain your tongue to produce those sounds accurately, using聽tricks from opera singers and actors.聽Next, you'll聽begin to tackle words, and connect sounds and spellings to imagery, rather than translations, which will enable you to聽<i>think</i>聽in a foreign language<i>.聽 </i>And with the help of sophisticated spaced-repetition techniques, you'll be able to memorize hundreds of words a month in聽<i>minutes</i>聽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 />聽<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聽a foreign language in the spare minutes of your day.
My Side of the Mountain
by Jean Craighead George

Language

English

Pages

208

Publication Date

May 21, 2001

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"Should appeal to all rugged individualists who dream of escape to the forest."<b>鈥?lt;/b><i><b>The New York Times Book Review</b></i><br /><br /> Sam Gribley is terribly unhappy living in New York City with his family, so he runs away to the Catskill Mountains to live in the woods鈥攁ll by himself. With only a penknife, a ball of cord, forty dollars, and some flint and steel, he intends to survive on his own. Sam learns about courage, danger, and independence during his year in the wilderness, a year that changes his life forever.<p>聽</p><p>聽鈥淎n extraordinary book . . . It will be read year after year.鈥?lt;br /> <b>鈥?lt;i>The Horn Book</i></b></p>
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>
The Very Hungry Caterpillar (Rise and Shine)
by Eric Carle

Language

English

Pages

32

Publication Date

November 22, 2016

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<b>The all-time classic picture book, from generation to generation, sold somewhere in the world every 30 seconds! Have you shared it with a child or grandchild in聽<i>your</i>聽life?</b><br /><br />For the first time, Eric Carle鈥檚聽<i>The Very Hungry Caterpillar</i>聽is now available in e-book format, perfect for storytime anywhere. This classic story of a famished caterpillar who eats his way through a week of various foods makes the perfect addition to your child's digital library, easily available to read again and again.
Island of the Blue Dolphins
by Scott O'Dell

Language

English

Pages

194

Publication Date

February 08, 2010

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<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>
French Short Stories for Beginners + French Audio: Improve Your r...
by , French

Language

French

Pages

272

Publication Date

November 27, 2016

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Customer Reviews
<b>Develop your French listening skills, expand your French vocabulary, and improve your French pronunciation with French Short Stories for Beginners.</b><br /></br>Inside French Short Stories for Beginners you鈥檒l find:聽<br /></br>鉁?<b>Easy French stories targeted at beginners:聽</b>Simple (but not boring) stories written with the most useful French grammar structures and common French vocabulary.<br /></br>鉁斅?lt;b>French audio material:聽</b>Improve your listening comprehension with the two versions of the audio. One version is recorded at a normal speed and one at a slower pace.<br /></br>鉁?<b>Get good at French pronunciation:</b>聽Follow the narrator鈥檚 speech and mimic the correct pronunciation<br /></br>鉁?<b>Challenge yourself with the two versions of the text:聽</b>One version has a glossary between each paragraph. But if you aren鈥檛 confident enough for that yet, start by reading the dual聽 French and English translation and use it as a French-English parallel text.<br /></br>鉁?<b>Assess your comprehension of each story:</b>聽Do the quiz at the end of each one.<br /></br>鉁?<b>Revise your vocabulary with the glossary: </b>Ideal if you like to memorize the vocabulary as a flashcard.</br><br /><br /><b>With this book and accompanying audio, you can start improving your French today!</b>

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