Author: Paul Noble
Pick up the essentials of the Spanish language with this easy-to-use program.
LANGUAGE SELF-STUDY TEXTS. Collins Italian with Paul Noble combines an exciting, new non-traditional approach to language learning with the easy, relaxed appeal of an audio-only product. No books. No rote memorisation. No chance of failure. With Paul Noble, everyone really can speak a language. Listen to over 13 hours of audio on 12 CDs, then use the accompanying booklet as a reference and revision tool. A native-speaking Italian expert helps Paul to deliver the course and to perfect your pronunciation. There is also a free introductory DVD to give you an insight into how the Paul Noble method works. No complicated grammatical explanations, no rote memorisation, no writing -- no stress. Learn over 6,000 words in no time at all and -- most importantly -- learn how to make your new vocabulary work for you.
Author: Paul Noble
For all those who have struggled to learn German in the past. For all those who think they're just not a linguist. For all those who don't have the time -- or the inclination -- to sit and study a textbook. This is your chance to have a one-to-one lesson from Paul and his native-speaking German expert, Katharina, and all in your own time. Download the course to your MP3 player and within a few hours you will have learned over 6,000 German words. Importantly, you will also know how to make your new vocabulary work for you. No set phrases, no lists of vocabulary. Just real German at your fingertips. Each course includes: 12 CDs holding over 12 hours of audio an 80-page booklet a DVD demonstrating Paul's method
Author: Charles Allen
Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
COROMANDEL. A name which has been long applied by Europeans to the Northern Tamil Country, or (more comprehensively) to the eastern coast of the Peninsula of India. This is the India highly acclaimed historian Charles Allen visits in this fascinating book. Coromandel journeys south, exploring the less well known, often neglected and very different history and identity of the pre-Aryan Dravidian south. During Allen's exploration of the Indian south he meets local historians, gurus and politicians and with their help uncovers some extraordinary stories about the past. His sweeping narrative takes in the archaeology, religion, linguistics and anthropology of the region - and how these have influenced contemporary politics. Known for his vivid storytelling, for decades Allen has travelled the length and breadth of India, revealing the spirit of the sub-continent through its history and people. In Coromandel, he moves through modern-day India, discovering as much about the present as he does about the past.
The Age of Decadence
Author: Simon Heffer
Publisher: Random House
‘A riveting account of the pre-First World War years . . . The Age of Decadence is an enormously impressive and enjoyable read.’ Dominic Sandbrook, Sunday Times ‘A magnificent account of a less than magnificent epoch.’ Jonathan Meades, Literary Review The folk-memory of Britain in the years before the Great War is of a powerful, contented, orderly and thriving country. She commanded a vast empire. She bestrode international commerce. Her citizens were living longer, profiting from civil liberties their grandparents only dreamt of, and enjoying an expanding range of comforts and pastimes. The mood of pride and self-confidence is familiar from Elgar’s Pomp and Circumstance marches, newsreels of George V’s coronation and the London’s great Edwardian palaces. Yet things were very different below the surface. In The Age of Decadence Simon Heffer exposes the contradictions of late-Victorian and Edwardian Britain. He explains how, despite the nation’s massive power, a mismanaged war against the Boers in South Africa created profound doubts about her imperial destiny. He shows how attempts to secure vital social reforms prompted the twentieth century’s gravest constitutional crisis and coincided with the worst industrial unrest in British history. He describes how politicians who conceded the vote to millions more men disregarded women so utterly that female suffragists’ public protest bordered on terrorism. He depicts a ruling class that fell prey to degeneracy and scandal. He analyses a national psyche that embraced the motor-car, the sensationalist press and the science fiction of H. G. Wells, but also the Arts and Crafts of William Morris and the nostalgia of A. E. Housman. And he concludes with the crisis that in the summer of 1914 threatened the existence of the United Kingdom – a looming civil war in Ireland. He lights up the era through vivid pen-portraits of the great men and women of the day – including Gladstone, Parnell, Asquith and Churchill, but also Mrs Pankhurst, Beatrice Webb, Baden-Powell, Wilde and Shaw – creating a richly detailed panorama of a great power that, through both accident and arrogance, was forced to face potentially fatal challenges. ‘A devastating critique of prewar Britain . . . disturbingly relevant to the world in which we live.’ Gerard DeGroot, The Times ‘You won’t put it down . . . A really riveting read.’ Rana Mitter, BBC Radio 3 Free Thinking
'Backing into the Spotlight is a hilarious and an unashamedly non-PC memoir . . . Now in his eighth decade, Whitehall is a fine raconteur, gloriously unreconstructed and still deeply suspicious of modernity' Daily Mail Standing in front of a full-length mirror in my dressing room at ITV studios, waiting to go on to the set of Backchat, I had a brief conversation with my reflection. 'Michael, what the f*** do you think you're doing?' Theatrical agent Michael Whitehall spent a career pushing others into the spotlight. He had been involved behind the scenes with the careers of many prominent actors, including Colin Firth, Richard Griffiths, Daniel Day-Lewis, Tom Courtenay, Ian Ogilvy, Judi Dench, Edward Fox, Michael Fassbender, Angela Thorne and Nigel Havers. But then, much to his surprise, his son Jack becomes a successful comedian and actor and decides that his new comedy partner should be his father. Whitehall Snr. finds himself reluctantly appearing on stage and then television, cast as the archetypal grumpy old man and thrust, in his early seventies, into a whole new career in front of the camera. Minor fame comes at a sedate pace: one of the highlights being a record £300,000 win for charity with Jack on Channel 4's The Million Pound Drop. In this enchanting memoir Whitehall looks back on his life, from growing up in suburban London in the 1940s and '50s with his saintly father and social climbing-mother, who coined the phrase 'à la carte' to describe people who were posher than she was and whose company she craved, to falling into a career as a successful theatrical agent and producer. As he says, 'Actors can be egotistical, greedy and vain, but they're not half as bad as agents and producers.' Charming, gossipy and above all very funny, Backing Into The Spotlight is no ordinary show business memoir.
Lessons of the Masters
Author: George Steiner
Publisher: Open Road Media
A thought-provoking examination of the complex teacher-student relationship, from one of the great minds of the modern literary world Based on George Steiner’s extensive experience as a teacher, Lessons of the Masters is a passionate examination of the “profession of the professor.” He writes about what empowers one person to teach another, and explores the complexities and nuances of this bond. From the charismatic master to the loving disciple, Steiner explores the religious, philosophical, economic, and scientific aspects of imparting knowledge, drawing upon history’s most famous teachers: Socrates, Jesus, Faust, Virgil, Dante, Heloise, and Abelard.
Author: Mozaika Educational, Dima Zales
Publisher: Mozaika LLC
Ever tried to learn German and found it too hard? Best-selling language expert Paul Noble has a quick and easy way to get you back on track with his unique tried-and-tested method. * Keeps things simple with three basic rules; don't skip anything, don't try to memorise anything and cover up to test yourself.* A fun, jargon-free way to learn* Easy-to-understand German pronunciation* PROVEN to work; Paul can teach anyone a language, even people who think they're incapable Paul's new course teaches you how to speak German more effectively, giving you the building blocks to form a huge range of conversations. This is a practical way to learn the aspects of language that you'll actually need and use; from booking a hotel room to navigating a menu, Paul will effortlessly build your confidence and give you the tools to handle any holiday situation. His 'word robbery' will also help unlock the range of vocabulary you already know. By making a few simple tweaks, you'll go from fantastic to fantastisch! Ideal for first-time learners or people who struggled in school, this book will help you absorb information quickly and efficiently, just like you did learning English as a child. Forget the way you used to be taught; this course guarantees you minimum effort and maximum success without the need for complex grammar rules or jargon. With thousands of satisfied customers, there's never been a better time to learn. "There is nothing so complicated in foreign languages that it cannot be made simple." Paul Noble A quick, easy and fun way to unlock your basic language skills. Perfect for beginners, this book will give you all the information you need to build basic conversations and get by on your travels.
* * *LIMITED TIME OFFER! 30% OFF! (Regular Price $14.99)* * * A rewarding and effective method of learning French. If you cannot easily visit a French speaking country and immerse yourself in the French language, reading is one of your best alternatives. A painless and effective way to absorb the French Language. Reading has long been proven to be one of the most effective ways of learning a foreign language. By studying in this way, you should be able to improve your French without the monotonous chore of memorising (memorizing) grammar. These eBooks cover a diverse range of grammatical structures (description, casual conversation, useful vocabulary). No dictionary necessary Each story is broken down - with French and English Glossary. « Sharon est une jeune fille anglaise qui est venue en France pour les vacances d'été. Elle habite chez son amie Clémentine Marais. Sharon et Clémentine correspondent par emails depuis plus de six mois. C'est la première fois qu'elles se rencontrent. C'est aussi la première fois que Sharon voyage dans un pays étranger. Elle a un peu peur, mais tout se passe très bien. La famille Marais est heureuse d'accueillir Sharon, cependant la jeune fille ne parle pas très bien français. Clémentine décide de l'emmener dans un cours de langue pour débutants. » les vacances d'été = the summer holidayshabite = to liveune jeune fille anglaise = a young English girlla première fois = the first timese rencontrer = to meetun pays étranger = a foreign countryd'accueillir = have as a guestcependant= howeverun cours de langue pour débutants= a language course for beginners No painful back and forth process of continually searching for definitions or translation. Recommended for beginner and intermediate level learners of French. However, a basic understanding of French would be highly recommended to achieve maximum enjoyment and effectiveness. Perfect for anyone who wants to brush up their French language skills.Improve your listening. Practice your pronunciation and your listening with the MP3! (4 hours/ read by a French Native Speaker).Each story is recorded 2 different ways:* A slow version to help beginners to improve their pronunciation* A normal and natural speed for intermediate and advanced learners" Never forget the vocabulary again. A vocabulary list recap appears at the end of each chapter. You can review your study and make sure that you don't forget any essential French words. Progress in your writing too. We encourage you to make your own summary to reinforce the learning process. A sample summary is provided for each story. Write and compare. (though it's totally optional) Useful vocabulary for everyday situations: 15 stories about Family, Months, Days, Numbers, Weather, Introduce yourself, House, Nature, Clothing, Shopping, Visiting/Tourism, Weekend Activities,Daily Routine, Describe yourself, Food, Cooking, Jobs and Occupation, At the Train Station Technical detail : 1500 words expressions in French translated in English. MP3 (4 hours in total) Story Length: 15 000 words (Equivalent of a 60 page book) For a limited time you can download "Learn French with Stories" for $9.99 Get this book and start brush-up your French today!
Our bestselling AQA A Level French course has been updated for 2016. The course offers brand new content, equipping students with the grammar and structures required to manipulate language confidently to prepare for the exam. The blend facilitates co-teaching and includes AS and A Level Student Books and online resources delivered via Kerboodle.
Author: Edith Kreuter, Jonas Langner
Publisher: Teach Yourself
By studying and practicing German grammar you'll understand how the language really works and be able to speak German with clarity and ease. This German workbook offers a range of clear and effective learning features: Maps from A1 to B2 of the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) for languages 200 activities across a range of grammar and vocabulary points Unique visual verb tenses timeline and infographics for extra context Personal tutor hints and tips - help you to understand language rules and culture points Learn to learn section offers tips and advice on how to be a good language learner 25 short learning units each contain: communication goals to guide your studies grammar explanations with embedded exercises vocabulary presentations and activities reading sections to consolidate your learning
Author: James Silk Buckingham, John Sterling, Frederick Denison Maurice, Henry Stebbing, Charles Wentworth Dilke, Thomas Kibble Hervey, William Hepworth Dixon, Norman Maccoll, Vernon Horace Rendall, John Middleton Murry