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?
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.
Introducing IELTS Vocabulary 3000: The most comprehensive audio course for IELTS Vocabulary on the market. There are three levels (Easy, Medium, Difficult) that each consist of 10 powerful exercises covering 100 words each. You'll discover high-frequency words that have appeared in previous IELTS exams, increasing your chance for better test results!
Everybody wants to win the lottery. A million pounds, perhaps five million, even 10 million. How wonderful! Emma Carter buys a ticket for the lottery every week, and puts the ticket carefully in her bag. She is 73 years old and does not have much money. She would like to visit her son in Australia, but plane tickets are very expensive. Jason Williams buys lottery tickets every week too. But he is not a very nice young man....
When a handsome young man begins to court Catherine Sloper, she feels she is very lucky. She is a quiet, gentle girl, but neither beautiful nor clever; no one had ever admired her before, or come to the front parlour of her home in Washington Square to whisper soft words of love to her. But in New York in the 1840s young ladies are not free to marry where they please. Catherine must have her father’s permission, and Dr Sloper is a rich man.
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.
This Audiobook will take you through the basics of English with Basic Bootcamp, All About, and Pronunciation lessons. The five Basic Bootcamp lessons each center on a practical, real-life conversation. At the beginning of the lesson, we'll introduce the background of the conversation. Then, you'll hear the conversation one time at natural native speed. After the conversation, you'll learn carefully selected vocabulary and key grammar concepts.
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.
The Fifty Ways to Teach Them series gives you a variety of drills, games, techniques, methods, and ideas to help your students master English. Most of the ideas can be used for both beginning and advanced classes. Many require little to no preparation or special materials. The ideas can be used with any textbook, or without a textbook at all. These short, practical guides aim to make your teaching life easier, and your students' lives more rewarding and successful.
Four audio courses at intermediate level, which quickly and effectively increase vocabulary, and develop the skills of speaking and listening comprehension. A Month in Brighton and Holiday Travels present the subjects of everyday conversations, teach typical expressions used when travelling and going abroad. Business English broadens vocabulary used at work and when seeking new employment. It develops communication skills in the office and in various business situations.
England and Scotland in the 1500s. Two famous queens: Mary, the Catholic Queen of Scots, and Elizabeth I, the Protestant Queen of England. It was an exciting and a dangerous time to be alive - and to be a queen. Mary was Queen of Scotland when she was one week old. At 16, she was also Queen of France. She was tall and beautiful, with red-gold hair. Many men loved her and died for her. But she also had many enemies - men who said: "The death of Mary is the life of Elizabeth."
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.
Are you looking to improve your English pronunciation or the way that your English sounds to others? No matter what your level of English is - or if you are simply trying to lessen a strong regional accent - this program will help you sound more natural and communicate with greater ease and confidence.
Idioms are an essential part of the English language. It's easy to get lost in translation if you do not know the meanings of these everyday phrases. Inspired By English brings you a collective work about 117 of the most commonly used English idioms and phrasal verbs. This guide provides a short and memorable meaning for each common phrase along with three real world examples of how they are used. Many examples also focus on only one common phrasal meaning at a time so that you learn faster and more efficiently.
More Speak English Like an American brings you another 300+ idioms and expressions you need to know for everyday life and for business success! If you liked Speak English Like an American, you're going to love More Speak English Like an American! In More Speak English Like an American, you'll follow the story of an American business as its employees come up with new product ideas, travel to China, throw themselves into office romances, and have exciting adventures.
In a city in Arabia there lives a boy called Aladdin. He is poor and often hungry, but one day he finds an old lamp. When he rubs the lamp, smoke comes out of it, and then out of the smoke comes a magical jinnee (genie). With the jinnee’s help, Aladdin is soon rich, with gold and jewels and many fine things. But can he win the love of the Sultan’s daughter, the beautiful Princess Badr-al-Budur?
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.
Every time you express yourself more clearly, more concisely, more forcefully, more convincingly, more powerfully - you rise above your competition.
In this edition: Present and past tenses; Singular and plural tenses; Singular and plural nouns; Singular and plural pronouns; Modal verbs and their usages; and Perfect tenses are carefully explained with example sentences in sentence constructions.
Improve your English, learn more vocabulary, and have fun with these eight exciting English short stories.
Want to take your business English to the next level? 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.
If you speak Italian and want to improve your English, this book is for you. Focus your English learning on the most frequently used verbs. Learn just the 100 verbs you need for everyday life to talk about the past, the present and the future.
As you improve your English skills and your grammar understanding advances, you will discover that building your vocabulary is the key to becoming an excellent speaker of English. This book will help you improve your vocabulary. A strong vocabulary not only helps you express your ideas, but helps you impress people around you with your understanding of the language.
Focus your English learning on the most frequently used adverbs. Learn just the 100 adverbs you need for everyday life to talk about the past, the present and the future. One of the usual mistakes when learning a foreign language is that the student has no priorities. All the unknown adverbs get the same attention. Actually, to communicate you only need 100 adverbs in any language. These adverbs are the most frequently used and can be defined using an algorithm that provides the ranking. In this book you will find the list.
Focus your English learning on the most frequently used adverbs. Learn just the 100 adverbs you need for everyday life. One of the usual mistakes when learning a foreign language is that the student has no priorities. All the unknown adverbs get the same attention. Actually, to communicate you only need 100 adverbs in any language.
Do you want to master the vocabulary required to conduct conversations freely in various situations? Listen to "English Vocabulary Master - 300 Idioms". This audio course on an intermediate / advanced level is aimed to teach and consolidate knowledge of more than 300 idiomatic phrases that occur most frequently in everyday conversations. Learning takes place through the association of meanings in contexts.
Learn how to decode the private languages that are swapped around us every day - amongst cabbies and paramedics, soap stars and comedians, cricketers and barristers - in Susie Dent's unique and witty guide to Britain's modern tribes. Did you know that a soldier's biggest social blunder is called 'jack brew' - making yourself a cuppa without making one for anyone else? That twitchers have an expression for a bird that can't be identified - LBJ (the letters stand for little brown job)?
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The Official TOEFL Prep - Speaking Strategies audiobook has everything you need to prepare and excel on the speaking section of the TOEFL! This powerful audio course was created by expert TOEFL tutors and teachers who know the test and all its variations inside and out. Also included is an audio review of the top 300 TOEFL vocabulary words. This section teaches you how to master proper spelling, pronunciation, definitions, and synonyms/antonyms through the use of unique audio exercises.
Would you like to have a larger vocabulary? Are you an intermediate or advanced student of English? Listen, learn and remember. Five and a half hours of listening and learning new words for advanced students in practical sentences. No theoretical advice, no explanations. Just English words and sentences for an advanced level. Once you finish listening, it can mean for you: better job, easier traveling, higher confidence.
Are you a beginner and have problems understanding English? Do you have problems speaking English? Can you answer basic English questions? This audiobook will talk to you in very easy questions and answers. It will teach you to understand basic conversations. It's about traveling. It's basic, easy and slow. It's for beginners who want to understand when people speak English on a basic level. It's not fast and it's not very hard.
The Official IELTS Prep Speaking Strategies audiobook has everything you need to prepare and excel on the speaking section of the IELTS! This powerful audio course was created by expert IELTS tutors and teachers who know the test and all its variations inside and out.
In Business Spotlight Audio 5/2016 für September / Oktober gibt es zwei Schwerpunkte. Thema des ersten ist die "ethische Kommunikation", d. h. eine faire und nicht egoistische Kommunikation mit Kollegen. Der zweite ist vor allem für Führungskräfte wichtig, die Aufgaben an andere delegieren müssen. Neu ist der Personal Trainer, in dem es hier um Fragen zu einer Präsentation vor einem asiatischen Publikum geht.
Focus your English learning on the most frequently used adjectives. Learn just the 100 adjectives you need for everyday life.
English is the third most widely spoken language in the world and it is gaining ground. People in every corner of the globe are enrolling in English schools and online classes. But why? The reasons are varied but simple. Globalization of businesses, tourism opportunities, and the world of entertainment are only a few of them. This book is specifically written for Asian students who wishes to reduce their accent and greatly improve their English fluency level.
Chcesz opanowac slownictwo angielskie pozwalajace na swobodne prowadzenie rozmowy w róznych sytuacjach? Wypróbuj audio kurs "Angielski Vocabulary Master - 150 Phrasal Verbs", którego glównym celem jest nauka i trwale zapamietanie ponad 150 czasowników frazowych najczesciej wystepujacych w codziennych rozmowach i tekstach pisanych. Dzieki specjalnie opracowanym cwiczeniom, które ucza czasowników w kontekscie szybko je opanujesz i utrwalisz. To latwa i skuteczna nauka dla kazdego!