"Telephoning in English" is for professionals and trainees in business, commerce and administration who need to be able to receive and make telephone calls. It is suitable for learners at the intermediate and upper intermediate levels, and can be used in class or as self-study. The emphasis is on developing and consolidating practical telephone skills in a variety of interesting and relevant contexts. Activities range from message-taking and spelling practice to role play, providing learners with a comprehensive course in using the telephone in English. The third edition of this highly regarded and successful title brings the course up-to-date to take into account the most important recent developments in telecommunications.
Sir Henry Rider Haggard was an English writer of adventure novels set mostly in Africa, and a founder of the Lost World literary genre. Allan and the Ice-Gods is the final volume of the Allan Quatermain saga. Once more Quatermain takes the hallucinogenic taduki drug, as he did in previous novels, and he finds himself reliving as Wi, an civilized man living in the barbaric ice age as part of a clan of cavemen. The novel has been noted as a treatment of the topics of eugenics and evolution in literature and culture.
"Pride and Prejudice", which opens with one of the most famous sentences in English Literature, is an ironic novel of manners. In it the garrulous and empty-headed Mrs. Bonnet has only one aim - that of finding a good match for each of her five daughters. In this she is mocked by her cynical and indolent husband. Retold by Margaret Tarner.
There are lots of stylish knitting patterns out there, but sometimes you want to do your own thing. Maybe you've found a yarn that would make a beautiful hat, and all you need are basic directions for shaping. Or maybe you've had your eye on a cute sweater in a store window and know that you can make a better version yourself—if you could only figure out the measurements. This handy guide demystifies all that knitting math and shows you how to knit custom-fitted, one-of-a-kind fashions that express your style. Master patterns for hats, sweaters, scarves, shawls, bags, mittens, vests, and socks lay out the basic construction for each item in a range of sizes; you choose the yarn and decide which modifications and customizations you want to make. Precise master patterns show you all the steps involved in constructing handknits Master patterns give instructions for multiple sizes and gauges A number of shaping, edgings, and stitch patterns accompany each master pattern Helpful tips provide additional guidance Tables take the work out of knitting math Step-by-step instructions accompany each photo Color photos, illustrations, and diagrams demonstrate important concepts
How did a language originally spoken by a few thousand Anglo-Saxons become one used by more than 1,500 million people? How have all the different versions of English evolved and changed? In this compelling global tour, David Crystal turns the history of the language on its head and tells the real stories of English that have never before been fully told.
A systematic survey of archaic Greek society and culture which introduces the reader to a wide range of new approaches to the period. The first comprehensive and accessible survey of developments in the study of archaic Greece Places Greek society of c.750-480 BCE in its chronological and geographical context Gives equal emphasis to established topics such as tyranny and political reform and newer subjects like gender and ethnicity Combines accounts of historical developments with regional surveys of archaeological evidence and in-depth treatments of selected themes Explores the impact of Eastern and other non-Greek cultures in the development of Greece Uses archaeological and literary evidence to reconstruct broad patterns of social and cultural development
English Grammar in Use Fourth edition is an updated version of the world's best-selling grammar title. It has a fresh, appealing new design and clear layout, with revised and updated examples, but retains all the key features of clarity and accessibility that have made the book popular with millions of learners and teachers around the world. This 'without answers' version is suitable for reinforcement work in the classroom. An online version, book with answers and book with answers and CD-ROM are available separately.
This outstanding book is the first comprehensive introduction to the English School of International Relations. Written by leading ES scholar Barry Buzan, it expertly guides readers through the English School’s formative ideas, intellectual and historical roots, current controversies and future avenues of development. Part One sets out the English School’s origins and development, explaining its central concepts and methodological tools, and placing it within the broader canon of IR theory. Part Two offers a detailed account of the historical, regional and social structural strands of the English School, explaining the important link between the school’s historical projects and its interest in a societal approach to international relations. Part Three explores the School’s responses to the enduring problems of order and justice, and highlights the changing balance between pluralist and solidarist institutions in the evolution of international society over the past five centuries. The book concludes with a discussion of the English School’s ongoing controversies and debates, and identifies opportunities for further research. For students new to the topic this book will provide an accessible and balanced overview, whilst those already familiar with the ES will be prompted to look afresh at their own understanding of its significance and potentiality.
DELTA Business Communication Skills provides students with the skills they need to communicate effectively and confidently in English, in a variety of business contexts. The series adopts a learner-centred and highly practical approach, helping students to develop the key communication and language skills essential for today's international business environment. Each title in the series consists of a book and audio CD, designed for students with a pre-intermediate or intermediate level of English. The content and examples are up-to-date and very relevant to anyone working - or planning to work - internationally. The series can be used either in class or for self-study. Features of the series include: Individual needs analysis and learning journal. Awareness-raising activities. Extensive personalised exercises. Tips for effective performance in business. Helpful suggestions for language study. Regular language reference and review sections. Photocopiable resources for further practice. An integrated audio CD. Full audio script and answer key. "E-mailing" helps learners of Business English develop the skills and language needed to deal effectively with e-mail in English. The book practises language and skills in the following areas: Getting started. Structuring your message. Being clear and concise. Choosing the right level of formality. Getting the tone right.
"English Idioms in Use" is a vocabulary book for good interr learners and above. It is primarily designed as a self-study reference and practice text but it can also be used for classroom work. "English Idioms in Use": 60 easy-to-use two-page units: idioms are presented and explained on left-hand pages with a range of practice exercises on right-hand pages. Presents and explains idioms in typical contexts using short texts and clear example sentences. Based on the most frequently used idioms from a corpus of written and spoken English and from the "Cambridge Idioms Dictionary". Provides valuable information about appropriate usage. Promotes good learning habits with study tips and follow-up tasks. Contains a comprehensive, student-friendly answer key. Includes a detailed index to help you find the idioms you are interested in. Издание на английском языке.
English Download is an exciting new multi-level course especially written to appeal to teenagers and young adults alike. The Upper Intermediate level is suitable for students working to achieve a B1+ level of competence within the Common European Framework. English Download B1+ Grammar & Vocabulary in Use is a reference and practice book providing students with further practice of the grammar presented in English Download B1+ Student’s Book. It can be used alongside English Download B1+ Student’s Book or with any course at B1+ level.
Market Leader is an extensive new Business English course which brings the real world of international business into the classroom. Developed in association with the Financial Times, it offers the widest and most flexible range of materials for learners and teachers alike. Key features of "Market Leader": Authentic texts from the Financial Times and other sources. Up-to-date business topics and issues. Comprehensive language and skills practice. Highly motivating case studies. "Business Grammar and Usage" contains extensive reference and practice of the most essential structures and functions in business English. Examples of usage are drawn from a variety of authentic sources. The learner can use this book to support their study of the main course or for stand-alone practice.
A Companion to the History of the English Language addresses the linguistic, cultural, social, and literary approaches to language study. The first text to offer a complete survey of the field, this volume provides the most up-to-date insights of leading international scholars. An accessible reference to the history of the English language Comprises more than sixty essays written by leading international scholars Aids literature students in incorporating language study into their work Includes an historical survey of the English language, from its Germanic and Indo- European beginnings to modern British and American English Enriched with maps, diagrams, and illustrations from historical publications Introduces the latest scholarship in the field
The last novel written by Haggard; finished just before his death and published posthumously. Ramose is the offspring of an Egyptian Pharaoh and a Greek woman. Brought up in a life of luxury he is catapulted into a life of adventure which leads him to the fall of Babylon at the hand of the Persian Empire under Cyrus.
The best-selling English Pronunciation in Use is a comprehensive reference and practice book suitable for self-study or classroom work. Fifty easy-to-use units cover all aspects of pronunciation, including individual sounds, word stress, connected speech and intonation. Each unit is supported by audio material in a range of accents, available on audio CD. An additional reference section offers a glossary of specialized terms, help with the pronunciation of numbers and geographical names and fun exercises on phonemic symbols and minimal pairs. The CD-ROM provides a wide variety of additional interactive activities to reinforce the pronunciation covered in the book, as well as tests, progress checks, games and animated diagrams of the mouth showing learners how to produce individual sounds. Students can also record themselves and compare their pronunciation with one of the many models provided.