The Complete Idiot's Guide to the American Accent

Author: Diane Ryan

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781592579181

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 219

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Directed to speakers of English as a second language, a multimedia guide to pronouncing American English covers pronunciation, word connections, and intonation.

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Learning Yiddish

Author: Benjamin Blech

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9780028633879

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 366

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You're no idiot, of course. You can serve up a mean s'il vous plaît in a French bistro, live la vida loca for a night of margaritas, and manage a sayonara! after sushi, sake, and karaoke. But when it comes to throwing around a little Yiddish, you feel like a total nebbish! Don't throw up your hands in a helpless “Oy, vey” just yet! The Complete Idiot's Guide® to Learning Yiddish is your guide to this unique tongue, whether you're tackling rules of grammar or just throwing around some key phrases so you sound a little less goyish. In this Complete Idiot's Guide® you get: --A fascinating explanation of how and why Yiddish developed. --An easy introduction to the Yiddish alphabet, as well as to the distinctive sound of Yiddish. --All the Yiddish you'll need for communicating with family and friends or for bargain-hunting on New York's Lower East Side. --A treasury of Yiddish words and phrases for everything.

The Complete Idiot's Guide to American Literature

Author: Laurie E. Rozakis

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9780028633787

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 468

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Looks at American authors from Washington Irving to John Updike and provides brief biographical sketches, excerpts and summaries of major works, and explanations of major literary movements

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A Definitive Guide to the Queen's English

Author: Norman W. Schur

Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing Inc.

ISBN: 1620875772

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 466

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Provides information about British pronunciation, punctuation, and word use in comparison to American styles.

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Intermediate Spanish, 2e

Author: Steven Hawson

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1440614814

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 400

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Improve your Spanish. This revised edition offers expanded coverage of grammar and vocabulary, as well as idiomatic usage, irregular verbs, and conversational elements that will help readers improve their language skills in a variety of situations. In addition, a new workbook section specially designed to help readers practice and retain information has been included. -Includes a comprehensive review of beginning Spanish, plus simple strategies for memorizing cases, endings, and vocabulary -Features an easy-to-understand guide to Spanish idioms -Covers business and medical Spanish -Techniques for mastering vocabulary and grammar -New exercises and answers throughout

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Learning Spanish

Author: Gail Stein

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9780028644516

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 480

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Presents the principles of Spanish vocabulary, grammar, and usage for immediate use, along with a Spanish/English-English/Spanish dictionary, a guide to pronunciation, cultural information, useful phrases, and exercises.

Portuguese For Dummies

Author: Karen Keller

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118461266

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 384

View: 2014

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The fast and easy way to learn to speak Brazilian Portuguese Quick! What's the most widely spoken language in South America? That's right, Portuguese! And what's the fastest, easiest, most enjoyable way to learn Portuguese? Portuguese for Dummies, of course! This fun, friendly guide helps you start speaking Brazilian Portuguese immediately! Whether you're a student, a traveler, or you work in business or government, you'll love its practical lessons, cultural facts, and handy references—including a Portuguese-English mini-dictionary, lists of vital verbs, and more! Have everyday conversations in Portuguese Make sense of Portuguese grammar Use idioms and popular expressions Improve your pronunciation Grasp verb conjugations Get around in Portuguese-speaking countries Portuguese For Dummies comes complete with a CD loaded with real-life dialogues that help you understand and pronounce this lovely, lyrical language with ease. CD-ROM/DVD and other supplementary materials are not included as part of the e-book file, but are available for download after purchase.

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Teaching Music on Your Own

Author: Karen Berger

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 110122262X

Category: Music

Page: 304

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A pitch-perfect resource that will be a number-one hit with music instructors. 'The Complete Idiot's Guide to Teaching Music on Your Own' offers prospective teachers - and existing ones - all of the tools they need to start and run a profitable, respected studio. The comprehensive guide covers every aspect of running a studio, including: -Setting up a studio -Lessons in the home versus travelling to students -Advertising and marketing -Fee schedules and basic pricing principles -Student relations -Using computer games and programs in the studio

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Piano Exercises

Author: Karen Berger

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101470054

Category: Music

Page: 272

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Make sure you hit all the right notes. Playing the piano is much more than just learning notes and reading music; having good dexterity, building independent finger strength, and learning proper technique is absolutely essential to mastering the instrument. Packed with everything a player needs to become a great pianist, The Complete Idiot's Guide® to Piano Exercises is the perfect companion to the best-selling The Complete Idiot's Guide® to Playing Piano, Third Edition. ? More than 100 challenging exercises designed to improve playing skills, including pedaling, hand crossovers, virtuoso arpeggios, playing dynamics, and more ? The author owns and operates a very successful home studio, and is a virtuoso pianist

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Sewing Illustrated

Author: Carole Ann Camp

Publisher: Alpha Books

ISBN: N.A

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 254

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Complemented by hundreds of black-and-white photographs and line drawings, this practical, step-by-step handbook provides information on basic sewing techniques and equipment, and offers simple instructions for tailoring and creating clothes and home accents. Original.

The Pocket Idiot's Guide to Piano Chords

Author: Karen Berger

Publisher: Alpha Books

ISBN: 9781592574599

Category: Music

Page: 185

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The piano can be one of the most challenging instruments to play. Many people give up shortly after Mary had a Little Lamb, when they see just how complex piano notation can be to read and how difficult it is to get their hands to do two different things at once (like scratch their head with one and rip the pages of their song book with the other). The Pocket Idiot's Guide to Piano Chords takes the intimidation out of learning to play the piano and gives readers a quick and easy method to playing the songs they love. Readers are taught the non-classical method of playing piano and introduced to the basics of keyboard geography, chords, scales, pattern progressions, and reading lead sheets. Readers won t necessarily be able to play Rachmaninov's 3rd Concerto when they re finished, but they ll be well on their way to playing some of the popular songs that got them interested in learning how to play the piano in the first place.

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Chess, 3rd Edition

Author: Patrick Wolff

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1615643826

Category: Games

Page: 448

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Written by a U.S. Chess Champion, International Chess Grandmaster, and longtime instructor, this book includes information for both novice and expert, including over 400 illustrated chessboards and photos; over 20 pages of detailed answer key notes; a completely new chapter on new evidence about chess and its impact on brain power; a guide to the art of chess collectibles; and more. - Foreword by Larry Evans, former International Grandmaster and author of 20 highly acclaimed chess books and a popular monthly advice column in Chess Life - For the beginner or the champ, and for young and old

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Medical Terminology

Author: Veronica Hackethal, MD, MSc.

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1615643583

Category: Medical

Page: 384

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An understanding of medical terminology is the foundation on which careers in the exploding healthcare field are built. Knowing the Greek and Latin roots, prefixes, and suffixes that are used to build the words that describe the human anatomy, conditions, and cures is the key that unlocks complex terminology for students. The Complete Idiot's Guide® to Medical Terminology shows readers how to decipher and internalize the essential terminology of medicine and gives them tools they can use over and over to pass their medical terminology courses and certification tests with flying colors. In this book, readers will find - A logical system for understanding how medical terms are put together, giving the building blocks for deciphering any term encountered. - An outline of each of the body's systems illustrated with quality diagrams and anatomical renderings to teach terms in context. - An explanation of the body's physiology and the terms that describe how the human body functions. - A primer on terms describing diseases, injuries, and conditions that are treated by doctors. - Outlines of terms related to the most common diagnostic tests and procedures.

The Complete Idiot's Guide to the U.S. Constitution

Author: Tim Harper

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781592576272

Category: Political Science

Page: 284

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Introduces the Constitution of the United States, discussing topics such as its history and formation, the significance of the Bill of Rights and other amendments, and how it has been interpreted in the past and present.

The Complete Idiot's Guide to the Perfect Resume

Author: Susan Ireland

Publisher: Alpha Books

ISBN: 9781592574636

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 327

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An updated handbook for prospective job seekers offers more than one hundred sample resumes and includes strategies for writing an effective resume, tips for using software programs and other resume technologies, and advice on making the most of one's experience. Original.

The Complete Idiot's Guide to American History

Author: Alan Axelrod

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1592574769

Category: History

Page: 406

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Discusses American history from prehistory through 2006, including brief biographical sketches of historical figures and events from popular culture.

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Rock Guitar Songs

Author: Alfred Publishing (Calif.)

Publisher: Alfred Music Publishing

ISBN: 9780739046289

Category: Music

Page: 186

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Who has the time or patience to learn how to play the guitar by spending countless hours practicing chord progressions or strumming Mary Had a Little Lamb? Beginning guitarists want to jump right in and play the music they love. Finally, here's a book that let's them do just that! The Complete Idiot's Guide to Rock Guitar Songs is a different kind of song book. Sure, it may look like other song books on the music shelf. After all, it contains some really great rock guitar songs from some of the best classic and contemporary artists. But what makes it unique is its ability to help beginning guitar players actually play the music by including simplified arrangements of the songs and guiding them with technique tips that are scattered throughout the songs. So readers get Van Halen's Panama, but without the mind-numbing Eddie Van Halen guitar solo, and they learn how to play Led Zeppelin, but without all of the complicated riffs that intimidate most beginners.