It sounds daunting: all those ´-isms´, long technical words, weird French thinkers, and incomprehensible Germans. You can´t read a book nowadays, it seems, without being required to refer to them. From university students to the average intelligent reader, everyone is expected to justify their ´theoretical perspective´. The problem is that defining what you mean by ´theory´, let alone what you mean by ´literary´, causes most people, including the theorists themselves, to mumble incoherently and shuffle their feet. And it is not as though there were just one coherent body of theory to master: there are Formalist, Structuralist, Marxist, and Psychoanalytical theories; Post-structuralist, Post-colonialist, and Postmodernist theories; not to mention Feminist and Queer theories, and even Anti-Theories! Most books providing introductions to ´´Literary Theory´´ are long-winded tomes, guiding dogged readers through the twists and turns of critical analysis and logic. This small volume goes to the heart of the key concepts of literary theory, explaining them in clear, everyday language.It provides witty and memorable comments and quotations, and enables the student of literature to raise the most pertinent and challenging questions, which even university professors have difficulty answering. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Annette Rizzo. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/summ/000199de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Danes speak wonderful English, yet they make a few common mistakes over and over. Whether it´s thinking ´´competent´´ is a compliment, directly translating stuffy words like ´´derfor´´ and ´´hermed´´ or using ´´already´´ to describe a future event, this short book offers up a list of easy-to-fix mistakes to help Danes make their spoken and written English even more smooth and impressive. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kay Xander Mellish. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/076883de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This ESL guide is the 4th of five audio workbooks for the book, The Best Phrasal Verbs and How to Use Them. With this self-study English guide, you will be able to test your knowledge of common phrasal verbs - and immediately see the correct answer after each question. There are 400 multiple-choice questions within every audio workbook, giving you interactive exposure to the most common phrasal verbs. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Sam Scholl. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/007651de/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.
English plays (Book Guide):An Inspector Calls, Everyman, Private Lives, Closer, Journey´s End, York Mystery Plays, Talking to Terrorists, Flare Path, The Pillowman, The Digby Conversion of Saint Paul, Bewnans Ke, The White Devil, The History Boys
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In John Steinbeck´s classic novella, we see two friends working through the farmlands in California during the time of the Great Depression. In this study guide for GCSE, we examine Of Mice and Men in detail, looking at the myriad of themes involved, the key characters, its context, the structure and the setting as well as giving a detailed step-by-step guide to each chapter, so you can easily follow the book and to prepare you for your exams. The final two tutorials will furnish you with key quotations and how to use them as well as equip you with exam techniques. Our series has been written by Hannah Walsh, who, when she was studying for her PGCE at Exeter University, won the Ted Wragg Award for Outstanding Trainees in recognition of the high standard of her English teaching. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kevin Murphy, Olivia Mace. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adpi/000016de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen was one of the most popular novels of its day, and it continues to be so, with many film and small-screen adaptations. In this series we examine all the key aspects that you will need to know and understand for GCSE English Literature, ranging from its context, major themes, character analysis and all the different chapters. The penultimate chapter examines some of the most pertinent quotations, including ´´it is a truth universally acknowledged that a single man in possession of a good fortune must be in want of a wife´´, which gives a clue to the type of book it is. Written by Jan Heron, an English teacher of many years´ experience and an exam board examiner who knows what is required to achieve good grades. The chapters in this series are as follows. Introduction to Pride and Prejudice Context of Pride and Prejudice Main Characters of Pride and Prejudice - Elizabeth Main Characters of Pride and Prejudice - Darcy Main Characters of Pride and Prejudice - Bingley & Jane Main Characters of Pride and Prejudice - Wickham & Lydia Minor Characters of Pride and Prejudice - Charlotte & Mr Collins Minor Characters of Pride and Prejudice - Mr & Mrs Bennet, Mary, Kitty Minor Characters of Pride and Prejudice - The Gardiners Minor Characters of Pride and Prejudice - Lady Catherine, Colonel Fitzwilliam Overview of major themes of Pride and Prejudice Analysis of Chapters 1-2 Analysis of Chapters 3-5 Analysis of Chapters 6-8 Analysis of Chapters 9-11 Analysis of Chapters 12-15 Analysis of Chapters 16-20 Analysis of Chapters 21-27 Analysis of Chapters 28-34 Analysis of Chapters 35-40 Analysis of Chapters 41-43 Analysis of Chapters 44-50 1. Language: English. Narrator: Matt Addis, Jennifer English. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adpi/000025de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Say goodbye to boring old ´´A is for apple´´ books and say hello to the exciting, playful world of My Buddy Knows Letters by Keith Wheeler. In My Buddy Knows Letters, children are introduced to our buddy, Josh. This character will introduce the listener to an item with the catchphrase, ´´My Buddy Knows´´, followed by ´´starts with....´´ The listener then decides what letter that item starts with. Once they think they know the answer, they can listen on and see if they´re right. My Buddy Knows the answers...do you? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Tiffany Marz. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/097218de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.