A New Reference Grammar of Modern Spanish

Author: John B. Butt,John Butt,Carmen Benjamin

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1444137905

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 608

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For many years A NEW REFERENCE GRAMMAR OF MODERN SPANISH has been trusted by students and teachers as the standard English-language reference grammar of Spanish. Now updated to include the latest findings of the Royal Spanish Academy's official grammar book, 'La Nueva gramática de la lengua española', making A NEW REFERENCE GRAMMAR OF MODERN SPANISH FIFTH EDITION even more relevant to students and teachers of Spanish. Key features of this fifth edition include: a 'Guide to the Book', enabling you to make the most of this new edition new vocabulary such as topical and technological terms, bringing you up-to-date with contemporary spoken Spanish more Latin-American Spanish, ensuring world-wide coverage aclearer guidance to recommended usage -advice on the Academy's latest spelling rules. Whether a student or a teacher of Spanish, you can be sure that this fifth edition of A NEW REFERENCE GRAMMAR OF MODERN SPANISH will provide you with a comprehensive, cohesive and clear guide to the forms and structures of Spanish as it is written and spoken today in Spain and Latin America.

Collins Language Revolution - Spanish

Author: Tony Buzan,Carmen García del Río

Publisher: Collins

ISBN: 9780007321186

Category:

Page: 208

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Tried without success to learn Spanish before? Can't find a learning style that suits you? Collins has teamed up with international best-selling author and inventor of Mind Maps® Tony Buzan to revolutionise the way language is learnt - forever.The Language Revolution Complete Pack contains all of the material from both the Beginner and Beginner Plus levels of Tony Buzan's hugely successful Mind Mapping language course: 2 books, 4 audio CDs and free access to an accompanying website with further activities and resources.Beginner: Unit 1 The café Unit 2 By taxi to the hotel Unit 3 To the tourist office Unit 4 At the museum Unit 5 In the restaurant Unit 6 Shopping Unit 7 What time ...' Unit 8 At the market Unit 9 Solutions Unit 10 Goodbye!Beginner Plus: Unit 1: Welcome Unit 2: What do you do? Unit 3: I feel like ... Unit 4: In touch Unit 5: At home Unit 6: At the estate agent's Unit 7: Time passes ... Unit 8: Travelling Unit 9: A wedding Unit 10: Congratulations!

Language Hacking German

Author: Benny Lewis

Publisher: Quercus

ISBN: 1473677394

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 256

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It's true that some people spend years studying German before they finally get around to speaking the language. But here's a better idea. Skip the years of study and jump right to the speaking part. Sound crazy? No, it's language hacking. Unlike most traditional language courses that try to teach you the rules of German, #LanguageHacking shows you how to learn and speak German through proven memory techniques, unconventional shortcuts and conversation strategies perfected by one of the world's greatest language learners, Benny Lewis, aka the Irish Polyglot. Using the language hacks -shortcuts that make learning simple - that Benny mastered while learning his 11 languages and his 'speak from the start' method, you will crack the language code and exponentially increase your language abilities so that you can get fluent faster. It's not magic. It's not a language gene. It's not something only "other people" can do. It's about being smart with how you learn, learning what's indispensable, skipping what's not, and using what you've learned to have real conversations in German from day one. The Method #LanguageHacking takes a modern approach to language learning, blending the power of online social collaboration with traditional methods. It focuses on the conversations that learners need to master right away, rather than presenting language in order of difficulty like most courses. This means that you can have conversations immediately, not after years of study. Each of the 10 units culminates with a speaking 'mission' that prepares you to use the language you've learned to talk about yourself. Through the language hacker online learner community, you can share your personalized speaking 'missions' with other learners - getting and giving feedback and extending your learning beyond the pages of the book . You don't need to go abroad to learn a language any more.

Overwhelmed

Work, Love and Play When No One Has The Time

Author: Brigid Schulte

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1408826690

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 368

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In her attempts to juggle work and family life, Brigid Schulte has baked cakes until 2 a.m., frantically (but surreptitiously) sent important emails during school trips and then worked long into the night after her children were in bed. Realising she had become someone who constantly burst in late, trailing shoes and schoolbooks and biscuit crumbs, she began to question, like so many of us, whether it is possible to be anything you want to be, have a family and still have time to breathe. So when Schulte met an eminent sociologist who studies time and he told her she enjoyed thirty hours of leisure each week, she thought her head was going to pop off. What followed was a trip down the rabbit hole of busy-ness, a journey to discover why so many of us ?nd it near-impossible to press the 'pause' button on life and what got us here in the ?rst place. Overwhelmed maps the individual, historical, biological and societal stresses that have ripped working mothers' and fathers' leisure to shreds, and asks how it might be possible for us to put the pieces back together. Seeking insights, answers and inspiration, Schulte explores everything from the wiring of the brain and why workplaces are becoming increasingly demanding, to worldwide differences in family policy, how cultural norms shape our experiences at work, our unequal division of labour at home and why it's so hard for everyone ? but women especially ? to feel they deserve an elusive moment of peace.

Learn In Your Car Spanish Complete

Author: HENRY N. RAYMOND,Penton Overseas, Inc.

Publisher: Penton Overseas, Inc

ISBN: 9781591257332

Category:

Page: N.A

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Language-learning program provides comprehensive grammar and vocabulary to beginners and advanced students, offering guidance in pronunciation, includes terminology for cell phones, computers and the Internet, as well as contemporary currencies and usages. Listeners learn pronunciation, vocabulary, and grammar of a new language without the need of a textbook - Level 1- Key words and phrases, basic grammar skills, emphasizes travel needs Level 2 - Expands vocabulary, new grammar concepts, more day-to-day activities - Level 3 - Broadens vocabulary base, more advanced grammar skills, enriches conversational ability. Includes - 9 hours of audio on 9 compact discs, 3 booklets with recorded text for reference & grammar notes, Zippered CD Wallet, Travelogue DVD. Includes - 9 hours of audio and pdf versions of the accompanying booklets.

Daring to Drive

A Saudi Woman’s Awakening

Author: Manal al-Sharif

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1476793026

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 304

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This is a memoir about living, loving, dreaming, daring, and driving while female -- in a country where it's dangerous to do all of the above. Manal al-Sharif grew up in Mecca the second daughter of a taxi driver, born the year strict fundamentalism took hold. In her adolescence, she was religious radical, melting her brother's boy band CDs in the oven because music was haram: forbidden by Islamic law. But what a difference an education can make. By her twenties, she was a computer security engineer, one of a few women working in a desert compound built to resemble suburban America. That's when the Saudi kingdom's contradictions became too much to bear: she was labeled a slut for chatting with male colleagues, her school-age brother chaperoned her on a business trip, and while she kept a car in her garage, she was forbidden from driving on Saudi streets. Manal-al-Sharif has written a memoir about the making of an accidental activist, a story of a young Muslim woman who stood up to a kingdom of men -- and won.

Spanish Short Stories for Beginners

8 Unconventional Short Stories to Grow Your Vocabulary and Learn Spanish the Fun Way!

Author: Olly Richards

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781514646083

Category:

Page: 276

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Improve your comprehension, grow your vocabulary and ignite your imagination with these eight unconventional Spanish short stories!In this book you will find: Short stories from a variety of compelling genres, from science fiction and crime to history and thriller, so you'll have great fun reading, whilst learning a wide range of new vocabulary! Stories broken down into manageable chapters, so you always make progress with the story and feel a sense of achievement without great difficulty reading! Realistic amounts of new vocabulary so you're not overwhelmed by complex words. Instead of pausing to look up every word, you'll absorb new vocabulary from the context of the story, and have the satisfaction of that moment when you say: "I totally understood that sentence!" Carefully-written Spanish using straightforward grammar that is comprehensible for beginner and intermediate level learners. You'll enjoy reading and learn new grammatical structures without any feelings of overwhelm and frustration. Plenty of natural dialogues in each story, so that you can learn conversational Spanish whilst you read, and improve your speaking ability at the same time! Regular plot summaries, comprehension questions and word reference lists, so that help is always on hand when you need it. You'll be able to focus on enjoying reading and having fun, rather than fumbling around with dictionaries and struggling through dense text with no support. A five-step plan for reading the stories in this book the smart way. These step-by-step instructions show you exactly how to make the most out of the book and maximise your learning! Spanish Short Stories for Beginners has been written especially for students from beginner to intermediate level (A1-B1 on the Common European Framework of Reference). The eight captivating stories are designed to give you a sense of achievement and a feeling of progress when reading.You'll finally be able to enjoy reading in Spanish, grow your vocabulary in a natural way, and improve your comprehension at the same time.Based on extensive research into how people most enjoy and benefit from reading in a new language, this book eliminates all the frustrations you have experienced when trying to read in Spanish: Dull topics that are no fun to read Books so long you never reach the end Endless chapters that make you want to give up Impenetrable grammar that frustrates you at every turn Complex vocabulary that leaves you with your head buried in the dictionary Instead, you can just concentrate on what you came for in the first place - enjoying reading and having fun! If you're learning Spanish and enjoy reading, this is the book you need to rekindle your passion for the language and take your Spanish to the next level!So what are you waiting for? Scroll up and grab your copy now!

Start with why

How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action

Author: Simon Sinek

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1591846447

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 246

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Draws on real-life stories and figures, including Martin Luther King, Jr. and Steve Jobs, to examine the qualities a good leader requires in order to inspire and motivate people.

Drive

The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us

Author: Daniel H. Pink

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101524381

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 272

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Forget everything you thought you knew about how to motivate people—at work, at school, at home. It's wrong. As Daniel H. Pink (author of To Sell Is Human: The Surprising Truth About Motivating Others) explains in his paradigm-shattering book Drive, the secret to high performance and satisfaction in today's world is the deeply human need to direct our own lives, to learn and create new things, and to do better by ourselves and our world. Drawing on four decades of scientific research on human motivation, Pink exposes the mismatch between what science knows and what business does—and how that affects every aspect of our lives. He demonstrates that while the old-fashioned carrot-and-stick approach worked successfully in the 20th century, it's precisely the wrong way to motivate people for today's challenges. In Drive, he reveals the three elements of true motivation: *Autonomy—the desire to direct our own lives *Mastery—the urge to get better and better at something that matters *Purpose—the yearning to do what we do in the service of something larger than ourselves Along the way, he takes us to companies that are enlisting new approaches to motivation and introduces us to the scientists and entrepreneurs who are pointing a bold way forward. Drive is bursting with big ideas—the rare book that will change how you think and transform how you live.

Major League Mess-Up #29

Author: Nancy Krulik

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0698173872

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 80

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It’s baseball season, and Katie and her friends are busy rooting for their favorite team, the Cherrydale Porcupines. Katie loves the team, but can’t understand why her friends are so obsessed with the team’s star shortstop, Mike Reed; she prefers the old shortstop who now sits on the bench every game. But when Katie is switcherooed into the team’s star shortstop, she learns that she should never judge someone until she’s standing in their size-12 baseball cleats!

Song School Spanish

Author: Julia Kraut,Grant Durrell

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781600510786

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 176

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Now there is a Spanish program suited to the energy, developmental level, and fun-loving nature of your primary (K-3rd) students! Song School Spanish is patterned after our best-selling Song School Latin curriculum and features thirty weekly lessons peppered with songs, enjoyable vocabulary, illustrations, handwriting practice, stories, games, and activities. A small amount of grammar is introduced mildly throughout the book, with the focus on relevant, everyday vocabulary to engage young students. Each book contains a lively musical CD featuring forty-two songs/chants - a delightful part of the program that reinforces the Spanish taught in the book. Students who learn from Song School Spanish will be more than prepared to continue their studies with the Spanish for Children series. Grade level: Kindergarten through 3rd grade Accompanying childrens music CD (42 songs) bound in to each student text Interactive workbook text with lots of activities 30 weekly lessons including review chapters 100+ everyday vocabulary words Gentle introduction to Spanish grammar The Song School Spanish Teachers Edition is sold separately and includes the entire Song School Spanish student text as well as answer keys, teachers tips, and fun ideas for interactive classroom activities. It also includes over forty pages (plus answer keys) of additional activities and worksheets for advanced students or those who simply want more Spanish study. Classical Academic Press Educators will find all curricula by Classical Academic Press to be created with four important attributes. Each product is classical, creative, relevant, and easy to use. As our company name implies, you will find that we publish classical books and media, seeking to acquaint students with the best that has been thought and said. We also design and present our products with creativity and zest, from beautiful illustrations to engaging storytelling, ensuring that the classical subjects being taught are anything but boring.

Fluent in 3 Months

How Anyone at Any Age Can Learn to Speak Any Language from Anywhere in the World

Author: Benny Lewis

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0062282700

Category: Education

Page: 256

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Benny Lewis, who speaks over ten languages—all self-taught—runs the largest language-learning blog in the world, Fluent In 3 Months. 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. Fluent in 3 Months: How Anyone at Any Age Can Learn to Speak Any Language from Anywhere in the World 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.

Spanish

Author: Paul Noble

Publisher: Collins

ISBN: 9780007363971

Category: Spanish language

Page: 80

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Pick up the essentials of the Spanish language with this easy-to-use program.

Turkey Trouble

Author: Wendi J. Silvano

Publisher: Two Lions

ISBN: 9780761455295

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

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As Thanksgiving Day approaches, Turkey nervously makes a series of costumes, disguising himself as other farm animals in hopes that he can avoid being served as Thanksgiving dinner.

A Spanish Learning Grammar

Author: Mike Thacker

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781138437678

Category:

Page: N.A

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A Spanish Learning Grammar, Third Edition, is an innovative reference grammar and workbook suitable for you, whether you are studying Spanish at intermediate or advanced level. Its straightforward explanations of grammar are supported by examples with contemporary vocabulary, humorous cartoon drawings, and plentiful, varied exercises, helping you to grasp often complex points of grammar in an enjoyable way. Its carefully devised two-part structure mirrors the learning process, allowing you to focus on core knowledge first and enabling you to progress confidently to more advanced knowledge at your own pace.Key features for this third edition include: New drawings which illustrate grammar through real-life scenarios New vocabulary bringing you up-to-date with Spanish in the digital agRe-ordering of the section on verbs, making the tenses easier for you to find To aid your understanding, this third edition also contains a glossary of grammatical terms, useful verb tables and a key to the exercises. Written in the belief that grammar is the key to real communication, this is an essential textbook for any student of Spanish.

Get Started in Beginner's Spanish: Teach Yourself

Author: Angela Gonzalez Hevia

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1444131354

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 256

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Are you looking for a course in Spanish written for the absolute beginner who has no experience of learning a foreign language? Get Started in Spanish will give you the confidence to communicate in Spanish. Now fully updated to make your language learning experience fun and interactive. You can still rely on the benefits of a top language teacher and our years of teaching experience, but now with added learning features within the course and online. The emphasis of the course is placed on communication, rather than grammar, and all the teaching is in English, so that you will quickly and effortlessly get started in Spanish. By the end of this course, you will be at Level B1 of the Common European Framework for Languages: Can deal with most situations likely to arise whilst travelling in an area where the language is spoken. Learn effortlessly with new, full-colour easy-to-read page design and interactive features: NOT GOT MUCH TIME? One, five and ten-minute introductions to key principles to get you started. AUTHOR INSIGHTS Lots of instant help with common problems and quick tips for success, based on the author's many years of experience. USEFUL VOCABULARY Easy to find and learn, to build a solid foundation for speaking. DIALOGUES Read and listen to everyday dialogues to help you speak and understand fast. PRONUNCIATION Don't sound like a tourist! Perfect your pronunciation before you go. TEST YOURSELF Tests in the book and online to keep track of your progress. EXTEND YOUR KNOWLEDGE Extra online articles at: www.teachyourself.com to give you a richer understanding of the culture and history of Spain. TRY THIS Innovative exercises illustrate what you've learnt and how to use it.

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Learning Spanish

Author: Gail Stein

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1429526505

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 480

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This updated edition of the number one selling beginning-level Spanish book offers loads of new content, including: € An expanded Spanish/English/English/Spanish dictionary-with twice as many entries as the leading competition € New exercises, with answers in each chapter € Expanded vocabulary and more useful phrases € More illustrations for learning new words Just in time for summer travelers, this is the user-friendly language guide that makes Spanish a snap.

Learn Spanish - Level 5: Upper Beginner (Enhanced Version)

Volume 1: Lessons 1-20

Author: Innovative Language Learning,SpanishPod101.com

Publisher: Innovative Language Learning

ISBN: N.A

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 200

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Listen to audio lessons, while you read along! Buy or sample now! Interactive. Effective. And FUN! Start speaking Spanish in minutes, and learn key vocabulary, phrases, and grammar in just minutes more with Learn Spanish - Level 5: Upper Beginner - a completely new way to learn Spanish with ease! Learn Spanish - Level 5: Upper Beginner will arm you with Spanish and cultural insight to utterly shock and amaze your Spanish friends and family, teachers, and colleagues. What you get in Learn Spanish - Level 5: Upper Beginner: - 160+ pages of Spanish learning material - 20 Spanish lessons: dialog transcripts with translation, vocabulary, sample sentences and a grammar section - 20 Audio Lesson Tracks - 20 Audio Review Tracks - 20 Audio Dialog Tracks This book is the most powerful way to learn Spanish. Guaranteed. You get the two most powerful components of our language learning system: the audio lessons and lesson notes. Why are the audio lessons so effective? - powerful and to the point - twenty 10-minute lessons - syllable-by-syllable breakdown of each word and phrase so that you can say every word and phrase instantly - repeat after the professional teacher to practice proper pronunciation - cultural insight and insider-only tips from our teachers in each lesson - fun and relaxed approach to learning - effortlessly learn from bi-lingual and bi-cultural hosts as they guide you through the pitfalls and pleasures of Spanish-speaking countries and Spanish. Why are the lesson notes so effective? - improve listening comprehension and reading comprehension by reading the dialog transcript while listening to the conversation - grasp the exact meaning of phrases and expressions with natural translations - expand your word and phrase usage with the expansion section - master and learn to use Spanish grammar with the grammar section Discover or rediscover how fun learning a language can be with the future of language learning, and start speaking Spanish instantly!