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The Street-Wise Spanish Survival Guide: A Dictionary of Over 3,00...
by , Fernando D鉚ez de Urdan...

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English

Pages

497

Publication Date

August 01, 2008

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If you were dropped into the middle of Managua, Mexico City, or Miami, would you know how to speak not only the language, but also the lingo? In <i>The Street-Wise Spanish Survival Guide</i>, the reader who is already familiar with Spanish will discover the banter and metaphor (both polite and rude) that enrich the spoken language as it is really used, hints on avoiding embarrassing mistakes in grammar, and a list of dreaded false cognates. Full of advice on pronunciation and tips on customs and manners, and keyed with time-saving symbols, this is the best guide available to understanding and appreciating Spanish as it is spoken in Latin America and the United States.
Japanese From Zero! 1: Proven Techniques to Learn Japanese for St...
by George Trombley

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Language

English

Pages

338

Publication Date

December 01, 2014

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Japanese From Zero! is an innovative and integrated approach to learning Japanese developed by professional Japanese interpreter George Trombley and co-writer Yukari Takenaka. The lessons and techniques used in this series have been taught successfully for over ten years in classrooms throughout the world.Using up-to-date and easy-to-grasp grammar, Japanese From Zero! is the perfect course for current students of Japanese as well as absolute beginners.In Book 1 of the Japanese From Zero! series, readers are taught new grammar concepts, over 800 new words and expressions, and also learn the hiragana writing system. Features of Book 1: * Integrated Workbook with Answer Key * Over 800 New Words and Expressions * Learn to Read and Write Hiragana * Easy-to-Understand Example Dialogues * Culture Points about Japan * Bilingual Glossaries with Kana and Romaji ...and much more!
Island of the Blue Dolphins
by Scott O'Dell

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English

Pages

194

Publication Date

February 08, 2010

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<p>Far off the coast of California looms a harsh rock known as the island of San Nicholas. Dolphins flash in the blue waters around it, sea otter play in the vast kep beds, and sea elephants loll on the stony beaches.</p><p>Here, in the early 1800s, according to history, an Indian girl spent eighteen years alone, and this beautifully written novel is her story. It is a romantic adventure filled with drama and heartache, for not only was mere subsistence on so desolate a spot a near miracle, but Karana had to contend with the ferocious pack of wild dogs that had killed her younger brother, constantly guard against the Aleutian sea otter hunters, and maintain a precarious food supply.</p><p>More than this, it is an adventure of the spirit that will haunt the reader long after the book has been put down. Karana's quiet courage, her Indian self-reliance and acceptance of fate, transform what to many would have been a devastating ordeal into an uplifting experience. From loneliness and terror come strength and serenity in this Newbery Medal-winning classic.</p><p>In celebration of the book's 50th anniversary, this edition has an introduction by Lois Lowry, Newbery Medal-winning author of <i>The Giver </i>and <i>Number the Stars.</i></p>
The Ingenious Language: Nine Epic Reasons to Love Greek
by Andrea Marcolongo

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English

Pages

176

Publication Date

October 01, 2019

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<p>For word nerds, language loons, and grammar geeks, an impassioned and informative literary leap into the wonders of the Greek language. Here are nine<br />ways Greek can transform your relationship to time and to those around you, nine reflections on the language of Sappho, Plato, and Thucydides, and its relevance to our lives today, nine chapters that will leave readers with a new passion for a very old language, nine epic reasons to love Greek.<br /><br /></p><p><i>The Ingenious Language</i> is a love song dedicated to the language of history鈥檚 greatest poets, philosophers, adventurers, lovers, adulterers, and generals. Greek, as Marcolongo explains in her buoyant and entertaining prose, is unsurpassed in its beauty and expressivity, but it can also offer us new ways of seeing the world and our place in it. She takes readers on an astonishing journey, at the end of which, while it may still be Greek to you, you鈥檒l have nine reasons to be glad it is.<br /><br /></p><p>No batteries or prior knowledge of Greek required!</p>
Easy Spanish Step-By-Step
by Barbara Bregstein

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Language

English

Pages

320

Publication Date

December 23, 2005

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<p><b>A proven grammar-based approach that gets you communicating in Spanish with confidence, right away</b></p> <p><i>Easy Spanish Step by Step</i> proves that a solid grounding in grammar basics is the key to mastering a second language. Grammatical rules and concepts are clearly explained in order of importance, and more than 300 verbs and key terms are introduced on the basis of frequency. Numerous exercises and engaging readings help learners quickly build their Spanish speaking and comprehension prowess.</p>
How to Master Public Speaking: Gain public speaking confidence, d...
by Peter Andrei

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Language

English

Pages

226

Publication Date

September 22, 2019

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<p><strong>No more public speaking anxiety - only bullet-proof confidence.</strong> <br /></p><p>No more blunders - only suave, compelling, persuasive speech. No more scattered clapping - only thundering applause. No more sleeping audiences - only attentive, engaged, and captivated ones. With this new book, you are now guaranteed to instantly (& easily) master speaking. Read more鈥?lt;br /></p><p><strong>You have a problem:</strong> <br /></p><p>Weak (or even average) public speaking skills hurt you. They stagnate your career. They limit your potential. They fill you with anxiety before every presentation. They make you feel ignored, sidelined, and disrespected. They make you feel like you aren鈥檛 heard. <br /></p><p><strong>Here鈥檚 the truth about what you deserve:</strong><br /></p><p>You deserve to communicate your brilliant ideas with ease. You deserve to lead, to advance, and to transform people with your words. You deserve to present your ideas with eloquence. You don鈥檛 deserve to be held back by weak communication skills your entire life. <br /></p><p><strong>I was there. I understand you:</strong> <br /></p><p>I remember when fear paralyzed me every time I stood up in front of a crowd. I understand what it's like to wonder "is my speech good enough?" Nobody should have to second-guess their ideas. And I care that your ideas are heard. <br /></p><p><strong>Here鈥檚 why you can trust me:</strong> <br /></p><p>I coached hundreds of competitive public speakers. I won national speech competitions. I received a seal of special distinction from the National Speech and Debate League. I was the State Champion. I won 27 awards as a competitive public speaker. <br /></p><p><strong>With this new book, you will:</strong> <br /></p><ul><li>Learn how to instantly and painlessly defeat public speaking anxiety.<br /></li><li>Discover proven & simple secrets to speak with bullet-proof confidence. <br /></li><li>Never fear a speech, meeting, or presentation again. <br /></li><li>Discover 297 proven public speaking techniques guaranteed to captivate your audience. <br /></li><li>Master the advanced, expert techniques used by the world's best speakers. <br /></li><li>Become better than 99% of other people at public speaking. <br /></li><li>Learn a step-by-step framework to speak with easy eloquence, persuasive power, and cool confidence. <br /></li><li>Master speech writing, delivery, vocal techniques, body language, rhetoric, and content.<br /></li></ul><p><strong>You also get $150 of exclusive bonuses FREE:</strong> <br /></p><ul><li><strong></strong>Free: The Public Speaking Essential Skills video course by the author. <br /></li><li>Free: A personal email training with the author after you read. <br /></li><li>Free: The Art of Public Speaking (PDF), by Dale Carnegie. <br /></li><li>Free: Public Speaking, by Clarence Stratton. <br /></li><li>Free: The Training of a Public Speaker, by Grenville Kleiser. <br /></li><li>Free: Successful Methods of Public Speaking, by Grenville Kleiser. <br /></li><li>Free: Phrases for Public Speakers, by Grenville Kleiser. <br /></li><li>Free: A 29-page book summary, which includes every chapter. <br /></li><li>Free: A 219 point speech-checklist. <br /></li><li>Free: A technique reminder sheet. <br /></li><li>Free: A 208-question self-assessment to identify improvements. <br /></li><li>Free: A PDF of parts of the book to share with friends. <br /></li></ul><p><strong>Here鈥檚 what you should do: </strong><br /></p><p>Go hit that buy-now button. It can save you from a life-time of public speaking anxiety and weak communication skills. And that will cost you much more than this book. <br /></p><p><strong>If you鈥檙e not ready to buy:</strong> <br /></p><p>Go hit that 鈥渓ook inside鈥?button. Check out the table of contents to see the exact methods and public speaking secrets I will teach you.<br /></p><p><em>This public speaking book / communication book is like Ted Talks, by Chris Anderson, How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie, and Rhetoric.</em><br /></p>
My Side of the Mountain
by Jean Craighead George

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English

Pages

189

Publication Date

May 21, 2001

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"Should appeal to all rugged individualists who dream of escape to the forest."<b>鈥?lt;/b><i><b>The New York Times Book Review</b></i><br /><br /> Sam Gribley is terribly unhappy living in New York City with his family, so he runs away to the Catskill Mountains to live in the woods鈥攁ll by himself. With only a penknife, a ball of cord, forty dollars, and some flint and steel, he intends to survive on his own. Sam learns about courage, danger, and independence during his year in the wilderness, a year that changes his life forever.<p>聽</p><p>聽鈥淎n extraordinary book . . . It will be read year after year.鈥?lt;br /> <b>鈥?lt;i>The Horn Book</i></b></p>
The Very Hungry Caterpillar (Rise and Shine)
by Eric Carle

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English

Pages

32

Publication Date

November 22, 2016

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<b>The all-time classic picture book, from generation to generation, sold somewhere in the world every 30 seconds! Have you shared it with a child or grandchild in聽<i>your</i>聽life?</b><br /><br />For the first time, Eric Carle鈥檚聽<i>The Very Hungry Caterpillar</i>聽is now available in e-book format, perfect for storytime anywhere. This classic story of a famished caterpillar who eats his way through a week of various foods makes the perfect addition to your child's digital library, easily available to read again and again.
Learn German with Stories: Dino lernt Deutsch Collector's Edition...
by Andr茅 Klein

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German

Pages

353

Publication Date

April 16, 2015

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<b>Tired of boring textbooks and apps that don't make sense? Step into the shoes of Dino, explore 4 German cities and learn German鈥攖he way it's<i> actually</i> spoken鈥攁long the way!</b><br /><br /><b>This collector's edition comprises the first four German stories in the <i>Dino lernt Deutsch</i> German learning series for beginners: <i>Caf茅 in Berlin</i>, <i>Ferien in Frankfurt</i>, <i>Karneval in K枚ln</i> and <i>Momente in M眉nchen</i>.</b><br /><br /><h2>There's A Litte Bit Of Dino Inside All Of Us</h2><br />Lured by the promise of endless possibilities, Dino, a young man from Sicily tries to make a new home in Germany. Equipped only with an intense curiosity and a knack for meeting new people, he's eager to delve into local customs and cuisine, if there only wasn't this pesky business of <i>learning German</i> ... <br /><br />Follow Dino on his adventures through <b>4 different German cities</b>, experience daily life in Germany through the eyes of a newcomer, learn about the country and its people, and <b>learn German effortlessly</b> along the way!<br /><br />This book is designed to help beginners make the leap from studying isolated words and phrases to reading (and enjoying) naturally flowing <b>German short stories</b>.<br /><br /><h2>Learning German Doesn't Have To Be A Chore</h2><br />Just got started on your German learning journey? Memorized a few words but struggle with longer texts? We've all been there. This book is designed to help beginners make the leap from studying isolated words and phrases to reading (and enjoying!) authentic German fiction.<br /><br />Using <b>simplified sentence structures</b> and a very basic vocabulary, this story series is carefully crafted to allow even novice learners to boost their confidence and speed up their German learning journey.<br /><br />Each chapter comes with a complete <b>German-English</b> dictionary, with a special emphasis on collocative phrases (high frequency word combinations), short sentences and useful expressions.<br /><br />By working with these building blocks instead of just single words, learners can <b>accelerate</b> their understanding, boost retention and active usage of new German language material and make the language learning process more fluid and fun.<br /><br /><h2>What You'll Find In This Book</h2><br /><ul><li>40 German short stories about German culture, language and cuisine</li><br /><li>tons of phrases and expressions you will actually use in daily life</li><br /><li>a detailed German-English vocabulary after each chapter</li><br /><li>short quizzes to boost your text-comprehension</li><br /><li>a relatable protagonist and other fun characters</li><br /><li>hand-drawn illustrations by the author</li><br /><li>the beginning of a grand German learning adventure ...</li></ul><br /><br /><h2>Read, Learn & Collect Them All</h2><br />Yes! That's right. Once you're done reading the four episodes contained in this collector's edition, the story continues! Follow our protagonist to Palermo, Zurich, Vienna and many other cities in the next installment! Before you know it, you'll have traveled half of Europe and picked up more German than years' worth of expensive courses.<br /><br />Learning German has never been more fun.<br /><br /><h2>What You'll NOT Find In This Book</h2><br /><ul><li>dull characters designed by academics</li><br /><li>archaic words and phrases nobody uses in real life</li><br /><li>wordy footnotes that get in the way of the reading experience</li><br /><li>childish storytelling that insults your intelligence</li><br /><li>a jumble of unrelated places, people and events</li><br /><li>a teaching approach which takes itself too seriously</li></ul>
Learn to Read Hebrew in 6 Weeks!
by Miiko Shaffier

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English

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Publication Date

September 08, 2016

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The Hebrew Alphabet can look intimidating, but this book will have you reading it in 6 weeks. Even people who have tried other books without success have learned to read Hebrew using this book. Here's what makes it different:<br /><br />* Fun memory tricks make it super simple to remember the sounds of the letters<br /><br />* Pace - The book is divided into 12 simple lessons. Two a week for 6 weeks.<br /><br />* The cheerful style of the book is great for adults and children alike.<br /><br />* From week one you are given words you can read from the Hebrew Bible!<br /><br />* The charming illustrations make learning Hebrew a pleasure.<br /><br />At the end of six weeks you WILL be able to read from the original Hebrew Bible, Psalms or the Siddur (Jewish prayer book) and you will have taken the first big step towards learning the Hebrew Language!<br />

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