Do you want to become more fluent in English? Do you want to understand everyday language and not just ´´textbook´´ English? I taught English for many years and saw that many students get stuck at the high beginner/intermediate stage. They learn the basics and then can´t move forward. This problem used to really frustrate me because I had lots of excellent students who were just stuck and eventually they would give up. I thought for a long time about what was wrong and then decided that it wasn´t that the student didn´t have ability but that what they were studying and how they were studying was not effective. I saw that even though they had good basic English they would read textbooks full of their native language (not English). I used to think, ´´Why are they reading all this German, Japanese, etc. about English and not just reading English instead?´´ I decided to see if I could fix this problem. I started assigning students homework like ´´watch this English drama with subtitles and then without´´ or ´´read a short article every night for a month´´. I found the results were amazing. My students started becoming much more fluent and confident. This convinced me that the best way to become fluent was to read or watch real English that was interesting to the students. So I started writing short stories using easy to understand English mixed with idioms and phrasal verbs that native English speakers use all the time. In this book I have added explanations in English so you don´t mix up English and your native language in your mind. I have also included easy to understand examples which I recommend you note down in your notebook so you can remember them easily. In my opinion, learning idioms, phrasal verbs, and useful phrases is the best way to move your English forward as you will be using the vocabulary that English speakers use every day. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jus Sargeant. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/039012de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The secret to speaking English perfectly Do you sometimes worry if your English sounds broken? If you do, then you should definitely concentrate on improving your use of prepositions. Why? Because prepositions are literally the glue that sticks English together. If you are not using them properly, your English will sound broken. This book will: Help you get a higher score in TOEFL and other tests Help you sound more fluent Improve your listening skills Teach you real everyday English Give you confidence that you are using English correctly So if you are an elementary or intermediate English learner and want to take your language skills to the next level, please get a copy today and never speak ´´broken English´´ again. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jus Sargeant. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/054509de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Based on the Speech Plasma Method, this volume is designed for students who can speak English at an elementary level but lack fluency, which makes them feel confused and frustrated. The book is aimed at the development of the learner´s fluency in speech through fluency practice drills. The drills are similar to physical exercises that can be practiced regularly, repeated over and over again, concentrating either on their intensity and force or on rapidness and speed. The volume contains 40 dialogues and 120 fluency practice drills. Each dialogue is followed by three stories: Two of them are told by the participants of the dialogue, and the third one is a summary of the conversation narrated by a third person. The Speech Plasma Method uses special speech fluency drills to generate a super active area, speech plasma, thus producing all the necessary conditions for spontaneous, automatic speech. Once created in your mind, speech plasma acts as a stimulator for further language learning. The bigger and stronger your speech plasma grows, the more fluently you speak, the easier it is to absorb new words and grammar rules, the faster you listen, and the better you understand oral texts. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Andrew Johnson, Melanie Binks. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/052271de/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.
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.
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.
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.
Focus your English learning on the most frequently used words. Learn just the 1,000 words you need for everyday life. One of the usual mistakes when learning a foreign language is that the student has no priorities. All the unknown words get the same attention. Actually, to communicate you only need 1,000 words in any language. These words are the most frequently used and can be defined using an algorithm that provides the ranking. In this book you´ll find the list. This book will provide you with the 1,000 words you have to learn first to get around when traveling or interacting with English-speaking people. So, don´t waste your time and energy! Focus your effort on the most important words you have to learn to master your English! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Adrienne Ellis. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/059187de/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.
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.