"I don't know many words, so surely I can't read any other Chinese articles except the ones in the textbook!" "Chinese characters are too difficult! It's quite out of the question to read a Chinese article!" Hi, guys! How long have you learned Chinese language? Did you ever think in this way? Did you lose your heart once in a while? Yes, you may have encountered too difficult Chinese characters and an overwhelming number of new words. If you want to learn China and read interesting stories written in Chinese, where is the right book besides the textbook in hand? Please tell us first what your ideal book is. "I don't want to read these unnatural sentences, neither do I want to read things always about having lunch or having a class at school. There are not many exercises in the book. I only want to relax and read this book while waiting for the bus or waiting for the subway. I don't want to read this book from the beginning to the end, either. Instead, I just want to sort out things that I am interested in..." "It must be simple and easy. It will make me smile and help me understand all the aspects and every detail of China. It will suit my study of Chinese in every phase and make me familiar with Chinese characters and enlarge my vocabulary even before I notice it..." If these are what you want, then, take a look at this series! The simple articles, interesting topics and lively format will guide you into the life, feelings and worries of Chinese people. You will know the interesting experiences of foreign students studying in China, and also see China through foreigners' eyes - Haven't they written something that is in your mind but hard to express? Pinyin in this series helps you read aloud. The new words are annotated in English, Korean and Japanese, so that you can read the book fluently; the "Reading Tips" tells you what an article is about. The part "Have you understood it?" gives you a chance to test yourself. You can also write down things that happened in your life in "I have a few words to write" and work out a Chinese book of your own. Will you like such a book?
"There is nothing gutsier to me than a person announcing that their story is one that deserves to be told," writes Lena Dunham, and it certainly takes guts to share the stories that make up her first book, Not That Kind of Girl. These are stories about getting your butt touched by the seventy-two-year-old lawyer you're temping for, about friendship and dieting (kind of) and having two existential crises before the age of 20. Stories about travel, both successful and less so, and about having the kind of sex where you feel like keeping your sneakers on in case you have to run away during the act. Stories about proving yourself to a room of 50-year-old men in Hollywood and showing up to "an outlandishly high-fashion event with the crustiest red nose you ever saw." Fearless, smart, and as heartbreakingly honest as ever, Not That Kind of Girl establishes Lena Dunham as more than a hugely talented director, actress and producer - it announces her as a fresh and vibrant new literary voice. Includes an original song by Jack Antonoff.
A devious tale of psychological suspense so irresistible that it prompts Entertainment Weekly to ask, “Is The Kind Worth Killing the next Gone Girl?” From one of the hottest new thriller writers, Peter Swanson, a name you may not know yet (but soon will), this is his breakout novel in the bestselling tradition of Paula Hawkins’ The Girl on the Train—and is soon to be a major movie directed by Agnieszka Holland.
Frankenstein is probably the most famous horror story in the world. Victor Frankenstein is a young scientist who creates a monster from parts of dead bodies. At first the monster looks for love and wants to be kind. But soon, he learns to hate people and becomes evil. Frankenstein has learnt how to create life. But will this life destroy him?
"Kind of Blue" — студийный альбом величайшего американского джазового музыканта Майлза Дэвиса, выпущенный в США компанией Columbia Records 17 августа 1959 года. Многие музыкальные писатели упоминают "Kind of Blue" не только как наиболее успешный в коммерческом отношении альбом Дэвиса, но и как самую продаваемую джазовую запись всех времён.
Ambitious New York City teenager Craig Gilner is determined to succeed at life - which means getting into the right high school to get into the right college to get the right job. But once Craig aces his way into Manhattan's Executive Pre-Professional High School, the pressure becomes unbearable. He stops eating and sleeping until, one night, he nearly kills himself. Craig's suicidal episode gets him checked into a mental hospital, where his new neighbors include a transsexual sex addict, a girl who has scarred her own face with scissors, and the self-elected President Armelio. There, Craig is finally able to confront the sources of his anxiety. Ned Vizzini, who himself spent time in a psychiatric hospital, has created a remarkably moving tale about the sometimes unexpected road to happiness.
Erk is a simple teenager, living in Earth. He couldn’t ever imagine, that the magic exists. He meets the Death in the flesh, after conversation with which he founds himself in another world. Here he faces his worries, fears and uncertainty. He got acquainted with Blue Cat and Green Owl, who help him to get rid of commonly imposed stereotypes and overcome humanity’s drawbacks. He becomes the only wizard of his life.
Eli Readers is a beutifull illustrated series of timeless classics and specially-written stories for learners of English. In this reader you will find: Information about Oscar Wilde’s Iife; Sections focusing on background and context; Glossary of difficult words; Comprehension activities; PET-style activities; Exit test. Late nineteenth-century London: a city of contrasts. Great wealth and terrible poverty, beauty and ugliness, purity and immorality. Oscar Wilde takes the reader into this strange and fascinating world through the strange story of the picture of Dorian Gray. Young, handsome and innocent, the aristocratic Dorian is visiting his friend, the kind and gentle painter Basil Hallward, when he meets Lord Henry Wotton. Entertaining and cynical, Lord Henry introduces Dorian to the idea of a world where the only value is beauty, and everything must serve this ideal. But how can Dorian survive ageing and ugliness? In front of his beautiful portrait, painted by Hallward, Dorian makes a terrible wish. This wish will come true, dragging Dorian into a world of the senses, of beauty and joy, but also of terror, of fear and ultimately of murder...