Easy American Idioms cuts through the confusion and teaches natural-sounding conversational English. This set contains a 64-page book (see below) and four 60-minute audio sections. It focuses on everyday situations: meeting people, expressing likes and dislikes, working, shopping, socializing, sports, television, going out, and more. Each section features useful and appropriate idiomatic expressions with dialogues interspersed between lessons. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Living Language. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/lila/000079de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This audio book is designed for people who want to study English in English. Start speaking English in minutes, and grasp the language, culture and customs in just minutes more with Absolute Beginner English, a completely new way to learn English with ease! Absolute Beginner English will have you speaking with proper pronunciation from the very first lesson and arm you with cultural insight and other information to utterly shock and amaze your American friends. Why are the audio lessons so effective? Short and to the point - 25 eight-minute lessons make them the perfect length Syllable-by-syllable breakdown of each word and phrase, so that you can say every word and phrase instantly Repeat after the professional teacher section, so that you can practice proper pronunciation Quick cultural tips in each lesson will help you navigate your way even better Above all, fun and relaxed approach to grasping a lot of information quickly and easily Effortlessly learn from a bi-lingual and bi-cultural host as they guide you through pitfalls and pleasures of America and English You see, unlike other audio books, we actually teach English and American culture. With each lesson, you will master a target phrase and key vocabulary. This is a complete lesson taught by a professional, bi-lingual teacher! Listen to the preview now! This is NOT a vocabulary audiobook with just words and their translations. These 25 short and effective audio lessons will allow you to: Speak English within minutes of your first lesson Understand the culture, customs, and people of America Order the food you want in restaurants Travel in taxis, trains, buses and cars with confidence Master manners, etiquette, and customs Surprise phrases and tips that will leave your guests wondering where you learned them This audiobook comes with dow... 1. Language: English. Narrator: EnglishClass101.com. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/inno/000044de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Do you wish you could speak American English like it is your first language? There are so many fun expressions and colloquial terms in American English that can jazz up the way you talk. Even for native English speakers from different parts of the world, understanding all those terms and using those in everyday language may be difficult. Then again, if your way of talking is completely different from your American peers, you may feel left out in conversations. What´s the solution to this problem? Mohamed Akl, the rising author, has recently launched his book When in America to introduce the world to the most interesting terms and expressions that Americans use every day. Appropriate for both native and non-native English speakers, When in America is the go-to guide that you should refer to when you are having trouble understanding the meaning of a phrase. This audiobook will also train you to speak like an American. If you have always wanted to join in conversations with your funny anecdotes, this book will surely help you gain the confidence. Filled with interesting terms and few not-so-common idioms, When in America stands out among the various other books in the genre. This audiobook offers you a fun and comfortable learning experience. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Mareks Macanovs, John Alan Martinson Jr.. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/077291de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Going to the United States and looking to make friends? Don´t leave home without the Top 25 English Questions You Need to Know! In this powerful audiobook, you´ll master responses to all the basic questions, from ´´What´s your name?´´ to ´´Where are you from?´´ and more. Built into every lesson you´ll find opportunities for extensive practice, self-review, and self-evaluation. By the end of the book, you´ll not only be answering these questions, but asking them yourself! If you haven´t studied English but want to be well prepared for simple social situations, this is the audiobook for you. Why are the audio lessons so effective? Short and to the point Twenty five eight-minute lessons make them the perfect length Syllable-by-syllable breakdown of each word and phrase so that you can say every word and phrase instantly Repeat after the professional teacher section so that you can practice proper pronunciation Quick cultural tips in each lesson will help you navigate your way even better Above all, fun and relaxed approach to grasping a lot of information quickly and easilyYou see, unlike other audiobooks, we actually teach English and American culture. With each lesson, you will master frequently asked questions in daily conversation, along with key vocabulary. This is a complete lesson taught by a professional, bilingual teacher! Listen to the preview now! This is not a vocabulary audiobook with just words and their translations. These 25 short and effective audio lessons will allow you to: Speak English within minutes of your first lesson Understand American culture, customs, and people Ask and answer the 25 most frequently asked questions Perfect your English pronunciation with built in prompts and exercises aimed at getting you speaking This audiobook comes with downloadable lesson notes totaling over 80+ pages. St... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Innovative Language Learning LLC. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/inno/001168de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Daniel Boone opened up the American west; more than 200,000 settlers poured into Kentucky on the Wilderness Road he helped establish. John Mason Brown´s classic biography brilliantly depicts Boone´s life and times, delving into all the complexities of this fascinating man as well as the landmark historical events he lived through - including the Revolutionary War and Louisiana Purchase. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Peter Ganim. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/000603de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
1840s, action-packed adventure, with a goodly dollop of humor and romance. Fact: In the spring of 1840, a hodge-podge ´´army´´ of not very scrupulous mountain men, Mexican bandidos, and 200 Ute Indian warriors, swept down on Mexico´s, Alta California. In the vicinity of El Pueblo de Los Angeles, these ´´brigands´´ gathered up and drove away, some three to five thousand prime-quality horses and mules! Little more is recorded of this event, and all sources vary wildly concerning the specifics. The following is the frolicsome fleshed-out fable of that raid, and of the unforeseen repercussions it precipitated for the destinies of three nations - Mexico, the USA, and Great Britain. The real-life players include: crusty, eccentric, Old Bill Williams, and fellow conspirator, Tom (Peg-leg) Smith, the mountain men who conceived and organized the raid, Ute Chief Walkara, who´s braves did most of the dirty-work, plus ´´that stellar scoundrel´´ Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna, President of Mexico, who had come north to quash the fires of California rebellion, using his usual methods of blunt force, summary trial, and instant execution. Our three ´´heroes´´ - Parson Mordecai Lincoln, mountain man Ben Hammond, and the ex-slave, Euripides - are sucked into these momentous events by merest chance. Along the way they encounter various intriguing characters in one too-close-to-call ´´mishap´´ after another. Vengeful Navajos and Comancheros, mission padres with an ax to grind, a seditious Don and his fiery daughter, American, British, and Mexican warships on hair trigger, and Mordecai´s life-long nemeses - those notorious Maddox brothers - reborn! All contrive to keep ´´things´´ really popping. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Wayne Hughes. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/093373de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The Civil War involved the entire population in a way paralleled by no other conflict since the Revolution. Photographs of war deaths and almost instantaneous reports from the front by telegraph made the war years difficult for both parents and children. The War of Southern Secession, a civil war, had come to America. It would be one of the most tragic events in the nation´s history, resulting from a dispute among its citizens over just what the new country should look like. For four years, the country passed through a traumatic military and social upheaval that touched the lives of its people in many ways. Such matters have sent historians delving in the depths of old newspaper columns, official records, letters, and memoirs to unearth the details of constitutional pressures, agricultural, and industrial production, social development, and political evolution, thereby producing over the intervening decades an enormous and ever-growing body of printed work. More than 100,000 volumes have been written about the American Civil War. But, what of the output of the print media during the crisis? The rising interest in politics meant that cartoons´ content became a viable element of their overall criticism. At the same time, improved printing technologies such as the steam press sparked a tremendous growth in the number and distribution of American newspapers - up to 3,300 at the time of the war. In the first months after secession, newspapers printed and reprinted finely structured speeches given by politicians declaring how the Federal forces would march on to Richmond or how the flower of the Confederacy would whip the clerks and street scum of the North on the first day of battle. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Dan Orders. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/053436de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Scholars and book collectors across the country have long pondered the intended fate of the infamous collection of rare occult books left to rot in the Church of Starry Wisdom in Providence, Rhode Island, after the Starry Wisdom cult dispersed to parts unknown in the late 19th century. The recent shocking discovery of a previously unknown book auction catalogue issued in 1877 offers insight into the myriad mysteries of the cult. Entitled Catalogue of the Occult Library of the Recently Disbanded Church of Starry Wisdom of Providence, Rhode Island, and issued by the notorious Arkham firm Pent & Serenade, the catalogue reveals the long-suspected fact that the church intended to sell its library to finance its removal from Providence. The sale, of course, never materialized, as later events make obvious, but the book auction catalogue informs us of the cult´s original intent and leaves for us an enormously valuable and fascinating piece of ephemera detailing the infamous collection of rare occult books in all of its dark and foreboding glory. Furthermore, the book auction catalogue is unique among its contemporaries in that the auction firm Pent & Serenade, recognizing the importance of the exceedingly rare volumes in the cult´s possession, commissioned a wide variety of 19th-century scholars to write essays on the histories of the books offered at auction. As such, the catalogue is a uniquely, almost absurdly valuable item for scholars and collectors around the world and is presented here in exacting facsimile by PS Publishing. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Scott Carrico. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/062435de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Sincere religious reflection was a hallmark of soldiers in both armies in the Civil War, and it was generally an authentic religiosity rather than a battlefield conversion to spirituality. This is not surprising, as these characteristics had been common in the general population since the founding of the United States. Americans, despite their politics and prejudices, had always been and continued to be a strongly religious and highly moral people throughout the Antebellum Period (c. 1820-1860). Although there may have been a large number of battlefield conversions, in the average community, a person´s attitude toward devotion was strongly shaped by the dominant religious beliefs of his neighbors or the local population as a whole. This book has been written for those persons interested in not only the Civil War but also in the religious culture of the Antebellum Era that affected it. For a variety of reasons, historians seem to have studied the morale of Southerners more closely than that of their Northern foe in the Civil War Era. Because Confederate troops had more success in keeping Federal (Union) troops at bay, morale stayed reasonably high into mid-1864. The role of religion has not been so thoroughly debated among historians. It has rather been ignored. Of the thousands of titles dealing with the Civil War, surprisingly few address the significant role that religion played in framing the issues of the conflict or in driving the sacrifices of those who fought and died in it. It is the purpose of this selection to investigate and document this facet of the 19th century. There is a great need today for Americans to further their understanding of the role religion has played in the rebirth of the government of a reunited United States. It is a national embarrassment that adults, in particular, are virtually uneducated in the foundations of American history. An attempt has been made herein to compartmentalize this history so that the interconn... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Gloria Mason Martin. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/065760de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In 1842, Charles Dickens visited America. His reception was somewhat colder than that which usually greeted him - already a successful author in both Britain and the United States. This lack of enthusiasm from the Americans was partly due to his criticism of the pirating of English books in that country and partly due to his outspoken distaste for the custom of slavery in the Southern states. He wrote in the preface to American Notes, ´Prejudiced I am not, and never have been, otherwise than in favour of the United States. I have many friends in America. I feel a grateful interest in the country. I hope and believe it will successfully work out a problem of the highest importance in the whole human race. To represent me as viewing America with ill nature, coldness or animosity is merely to do a very foolish thing, which is always a very easy one!´ Despite this placatory tone, one American reviewer spoke thus of American Notes: ´The most trashy...the most contemptible...the essence of balderdash, reduced to the last drop of silliness and inanity´. Listen to the journals and judge for yourself. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Peter Joyce. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/assm/000057de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.