Grammar! For many of us, the word triggers memories of finger-wagging schoolteachers, and of wrestling with the ambiguous and complicated rules of using formal language. But what is grammar? In fact, it's the integral basis of how we speak and write. As such, a refined awareness of grammar opens a world of possibilities for both your pleasure in the English language and your skill in using it, in both speech and the written word.
Do people have trouble understanding you? Are you yearning for your dream career, but your accent is stopping you? Is English your second language? Do you believe that your accent may be keeping you from the advancement you've been seeking? In Accent Reduction For Professionals, you'll discover secrets of reducing - and eliminating - your foreign accent. With this guide, you'll quickly learn the easiest ways to sound more like an American and dramatically improve the way you sound.
You've probably spent years trying to learn how to speak English. You've taken a class, maybe an online course, read a book, and studied online; and yet, you still cannot speak English and sound like a native speaker. If you've been struggling and would like your speech to sound more natural, then you have come to the right place! This book will help you sound exactly like a native speaker. It will teach you everything from the best techniques to the most common words and phrases that are used in the English language.
The Berlitz English Pronunciation Program introduces sounds, stress, rhythm, and intonation in Standard American English. It features sounds in context and uses a listen and repeat approach for maximum practice of basic pronunciation skills. Sounds are stressed in familiar words and sentences to facilitate learning.
Now you can listen your way to a top score with this new TOEFL Course. This course covers everything from leading test taking skills and strategies to a high-yield review of Reading, Listening, Speaking and Writing portions of the TOEFL. This course is packed with main takeaways that are easy to remember and are key concepts for the TOEFL. This powerful TOEFL Course was created by expert TOEFL tutors and teachers who know the test and all its variations inside and out. The authors also know and share the very best ways to prepare for the test.
IELTS is the most popular English exam in the world today. It is also the ideal way to perfect the English language from a basic to advanced level. In this series you will be escorted through the course with Richard Aspinall, a teacher who has a proven track record in teaching the IELTS curriculum successfully all over the world, he will take you through this "easy to follow" step by step guide where you will be represented by a student and you will learn everything you need to know to improve your English.
This audio is the new and expanded third edition of American Accent Training, with four all-new chapters that cover the psychology of accent acquisition, American voice quality, a pronunciation overview, and an ESL instructor's guide. The audio features professional male and female voices that have been carefully selected to represent that perfect American accent.
This audiobook is designed for people who want to study English in English. Start speaking English in minutes, and grasp the language, culture and customs in just minutes more with this completely new way to learn English with ease!
In this cutting-edge program, 30 Days to a More Powerful Vocabulary, personal development expert and English enthusiast Dan Strutzel will instruct, enlighten, and inspire you with a concentrated 30-day program that will teach you over 500 words. But, more than teaching you these words, the uniquely designed morning and evening review sessions will ensure that these words become a habit-knit part of your life - and with minimal effort on your part.
Stephen Fry hosts four programmes on the joys of the English language - as heard on BBC Radio 4, including Current Puns. Why does our language groan with the weight of puns? What exactly is a pun? And who, or what, is the Thief of Bad Gags?
A beautiful young Indian girl, and a brave Englishman. Black eyes, and blue eyes. A friendly smile, a laugh, a look of love.... But this is North America in 1607, and love is not easy. The girl is the daughter of King Powhatan, and the Englishman is a white man. And the Indians of Virginia do not want the white men in their beautiful country. This is the famous story of Pocahontas, and her love for the Englishman John Smith.
Stephen Fry explores the highways and byways of the English language in these four programmes, as heard on BBC Radio 4. 'The Trial of Qwerty' The ‘Qwerty’ keyboard faces charges of conspiracy to obstruct the English language. But who was Mr Qwerty? 'He Said, She Said' Do men and women really say what they mean? Also Stephen investigates sex, domination, gender, power, and sex changes (as only he can).
IELTS is the most popular English exam in the world today. It is also the ideal way to perfect the English language from a basic to advanced level. In this series, you will be escorted through the course with Richard Aspinall, a teacher who has a proven track record in teaching the IELTS curriculum successfully all over the world. He will take you through this "easy to follow" step-by-step guide where you will be represented by a student and you will learn everything you need to know to improve your English.
Get Rid of Your Accent is a speech training manual for mastering British-English pronunciation. The audiobook is based on a tried and trusted method, used in London drama schools, that helps British people with provincial accents learn standard British English. It includes humorous sentences, tongue twisters, period verses, and rhyme exercises. Relevant subjects are received pronunciation, elocution, and phonetics.
When Christmas comes for the four March girls, there is no money for expensive presents and they give away their Christmas breakfast to a poor family. But there are no happier girls in America than Meg, Jo, Beth, and Amy. They miss their father, of course, who is away at the Civil War, but they try hard to be good so that he will be proud of his ’little women’ when he comes home.
In this speech training manual, we deal with all the English sounds for British English. Each chapter in the audiobook covers one sound. First, we explain how to place your tongue, lips, and jaw for the target sound. Next, we ask you to repeat the sound in words, word pairs, sentences, proverbs, famous quotations, verses, tongue twisters, and revision passages. We also provide contraction exercises, words with silent letters, and French expressions used in business. This audiobook is a must-listen for all professionals who would like to succeed in this competitive world.
In the first part of this speech training manual, we provide practical exercises for difficult speech patterns, such as word endings, consonant clusters, schwa, and strong and weak forms of words. The second part is devoted to connected speech patterns. The third part deals with natural flow of speech, intonation, sentence stress, and onomatopoeia. The fourth part covers how to make your speech interesting to listen to using power, pitch, pace, and pause.
Add some kick to your characters with some quick and simple Scottish dialect training. Paul Meier has been training actors for over 25 years and now offers his experience to the casual pretender in this entertaining presentation. You will find accent tips, colloquialisms, and charismatic character concepts that will add to your storytelling, roleplaying, or cosplay.
Add some kick to your characters with some quick and simple dialect training. Paul Meier has been training actors for over 25 years and now offers his experience to the casual pretender in these entertaining presentations. You will find accent tips, colloquialisms, and charismatic character concepts that will add to your storytelling, roleplaying, or cosplay.
Do you want to master the vocabulary required to conduct conversations freely in various situations? Listen to "English Vocabulary Master - 150 Phrasal Verbs". This audio course on an intermediate/advanced level is aimed to teach and consolidate knowledge of more than 150 phrasal verbs that occur most frequently in everyday conversations and written texts. Learning takes place through the association of meanings in contexts.
Lernen Sie in diesem englischen Schnellkurs die gängigsten Vokabeln und Redewendungen, die in Zusammenhang mit dem Angebot an Dienstleistungen eines Hotels wichtig sind. In nur 15 Minuten ist dieser Englisch-Schnellkurs von Spotlight express abgeschlossen. Die Lektionen und Dialoge werden von englischen Muttersprachlern gesprochen, wodurch Sie nicht nur Ihre Sprache trainieren, sondern auch Ihr Hörverständnis auf Vordermann bringen.
The Top 85 Mistakes Brazilians Make in English was written specifically for Brazilians studying English. The author of this book is an experienced native English teacher who has been working in Sao Paulo for almost five years.
If you're the type of person who likes memorizing dry dictionary definitions, find a different book! But if you want to laugh while you learn new words, LOL from A to Z will show you how. Featuring entertaining examples you'll easily remember, the first installment of The Vocab Book series presents simple definitions of 26 advanced vocabulary words ranging from "abasement" to "zeal" with a little "morass" in between.
Lernen Sie in diesem englischen Schnellkurs die gängigsten Vokabeln und Redewendungen, die Sie für die Empfehlung eines Restaurants benötigen. In nur 15 Minuten ist dieser Englisch-Schnellkurs von Spotlight express abgeschlossen. Die Lektionen und Dialoge werden von englischen Muttersprachlern gesprochen, wodurch Sie nicht nur Ihre Sprache trainieren, sondern auch Ihr Hörverständnis auf Vordermann bringen. Fangen Sie jetzt mit diesem Expresskurs an und lassen Sie sich von den schnell erreichbaren Ergebnissen überzeugen!
You have studied English, yet you still don't speak English well. You've tried many methods and you still make grammar mistakes, you still can't speak English fluently, and you still can't pronounce English words correctly. You can read English, but you feel too nervous or too shy to speak English. The good news is, this is very normal. You have simply used ineffective methods to learn to speak English.
Most textbooks teach the same things; presentations, speaking on the phone etc. This is great at the beginning, but if you are going to succeed, you'll need more. You need to be able to walk into any business situation and feel seriously confident. That is why I wrote this book; to help you go from good to great. To really master business English.
Even though business is basically a very interesting subject, the majority of business English textbooks cover the same stuff over and over again in a very boring manner. It doesn't make sense, they take an interesting subject and make it boring! The Master Business English series is different. In book one we focused on 90 essential business terms that you will not find in regular textbooks. In this book, you will gain a deeper knowledge of all the vocabulary from book one through listening to 14 interesting business related articles.
Anyone who has experienced learning English as a second language knows the many challenges that conversational English presents. Just when you think that you have learned nearly perfect English you find that conversational English is about as far from perfect as it gets.
Lernen Sie in diesem englischen Schnellkurs die gängigsten Vokabeln und Redewendungen, um über Probleme zu berichten, die Sie am Flughafen hatten. In nur 15 Minuten ist dieser Englisch-Schnellkurs von Spotlight express abgeschlossen. Die Lektionen und Dialoge werden von englischen Muttersprachlern gesprochen, wodurch Sie nicht nur Ihre Sprache trainieren, sondern auch Ihr Hörverständnis auf Vordermann bringen.
This is the English you'll never learn in a textbook. Do you know the must-know American Superstitions? With this quick audiobook, you'll learn American culture and the English language at the same time.