I like work. I find it interesting . . . I can sit and look at it for hours. ’With ideas like this, perhaps it is not a good idea to spend a holiday taking a boat trip up the River Thames. But this is what the three friends - and Montmorency the dog - decide to do. It is the sort of holiday that is fun to remember afterwards, but not so much fun to wake up to early on a cold, wet morning. This famous book has made people laugh all over the world for a hundred years . . . and they are still laughing. An Oxford Bookworms Library reader for learners of English, adapted from the Jerome K. Jerome original by Diane Mowat. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Charles Collingwood. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/oxfr/000072de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
How to master English This book is all three volumes of the very popular Master English in 12 Topics series. Once you master the vocabulary in this book you will have a very good foundation for speaking fluently about 36 everyday topics. This book is the ultimate stepping stone from intermediate to advanced English. Lots of intermediate English speakers tend to get trapped using the same vocabulary over and over again. They often only speak about subjects they know the words for and avoid anything outside of their ´´comfort zone´´. The problem with this is that even though they sound okay, they never really get any better. If you really want to improve, you need to be able to speak about a wide range of topics. For this, you will need to learn the special vocabulary connected to these topics. What are the benefits of using this book? You will learn over 600 useful words and phrases. You will be able to speak about 36 new topics with confidence. This will greatly improve your English conversational ability. All new words and phrases are introduced in fun and interesting articles and stories. So you will learn naturally. Everything is explained in easy-to-understand English, so you can get used to thinking in English. There are hundreds of example sentences to help you understand how these words and phrases are used in everyday language. For each topic, I have listed useful television shows and YouTube channels to help you practice your new vocabulary. Remember these are all topics that native speakers often talk about. They also tend to use specialized language, so it´s important that you know it, too. If you are in the intermediate level and are looking to really improve then this a great place to start. Get started on your journey to English fluency. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jus Sargeant. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/039324de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
IELTS is the most popular English exam in the world today. It is also the ideal way to perfect the English language from a basic to advanced level. In this series, you will be escorted through the course with Richard Aspinall, a teacher who has a proven track record in teaching the IELTS curriculum successfully all over the world. He will take you through this ´´easy to follow´´ step-by-step guide, in which you will be represented by a student, and you will learn everything you need to know to improve your English and get a high-band score in the exam. Welcome to the Speaking Guide. In this book we will be explaining the three parts of the speaking test; the difference between formal and informal language; how to take notes during part 2; and how to avoid pauses during the test. You can listen to an IELTS student taking the speaking test, and hear the teacher´s comments and advice. There is also a useful question-and-answer section, in which students´ queries and worries about the IELTS Speaking test are discussed. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Richard Aspinall, Isabel Zippert. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/aspi/000004de/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.
Easy Reading for ESL Students: Starter 2 is a comprehensive product designed especially for beginning and intermediate students of English as a second language. The book was developed and tested by full-time teachers of English. This audiobook also comes with a free PDF file that you can use to follow along with the audiobook. There are twelve short stories. Each story is designed to engage students in a well-rounded language learning experience. There are vocabulary, comprehension, speaking, and writing exercises following each story. The stories are entertaining and have plot twists and surprise endings. Teachers of English as a second language will enjoy using them to engage students on a wide range of topics and interests. A man is in the middle of a forest. Suddenly the earth opens, and three figures come out of the opening. He is terrified. He thinks they are ghosts. Are they? A policeman is going to arrest a man. The policeman looks at the man´s face and can´t believe his eyes. The man looks exactly like him. Is it a coincidence? A man builds a hang glider and tries to escape to another country on it. The border is guarded by armed soldiers. The soldiers see him. Are they going to shoot him down? This audiobook includes these stories and much more. The stories are short (300-400 words). Each story and its exercises can be completed in 60 minutes. This book is for everybody who wants to improve their English. It´s fun to learn English by hearing interesting stories. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your My Library section along with the audio. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Matt Armstrong. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/open/000101de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This is the third book in the very popular series. Many intermediate English speakers tend to get trapped using the same vocabulary over and over again. They often only speak about subjects they know the words for and avoid anything outside of their ´comfort zone´. The problem with this is that even though they sound ok, they never really get any better. If you really want to improve, you need to be able to speak about a wide range of topics. For this, you will need to learn the special vocabulary connected to these topics. What are the benefits of using this book? You will learn 182 useful words and phrases. You will be able to speak about 12 new topics with confidence. This will greatly improve your English conversational ability. All new words and phrases are introduced in fun and interesting articles and stories. So you will learn naturally. Everything is explained in easy to understand English, so you can get used to ´thinking in English´. There are hundreds of sample sentences to help you understand how these words and phrases are used in everyday language. For each topic I have listed useful television shows and youtube channels to help you practice your new vocabulary. What topics will I be able to speak about after I read this book?Computers Pets Music Books Appearance Language Employment Marriage Politics Starting a business Travelling Exercise Remember these are all topics that native speakers often talk about. They also tend to use specialized language so it´s important that you know it too. If you are in the intermediate level and are looking to really improve then this a great place to start 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jus Sargeant. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/036269de/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 then 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. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jus Sargeant. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/066268de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
At last, a way to study business English in a fun, engaging and effective way. Even though business is basically a very interesting subject, the majority of business English textbooks cover the same stuff over and over again in a very boring manner. It doesn´t make sense, they take an interesting subject and make it boring! The Master Business English series is different. In book one we focused on 90 essential business terms that you will not find in regular textbooks. In this book, you will gain a deeper knowledge of all the vocabulary from book one through listening to 14 interesting business related articles. How you will benefit from listening to this book: Naturally remember 90 essential words and phrases by hearing engaging business articles. All business words and phrases appear many times throughout the book so you will easily remember and be able to use them in different contexts. Have fun while studying. If you are enjoying yourself, your brain will be more receptive to learning. You will understand and remember more easily. Gain a 100% concrete understanding of the vocabulary you studied in book one of this series. Everything is in English rather than your own language. This is a great way to get you ´´thinking in English´´ and to start really mastering the language. Test yourself on your knowledge of this essential business vocabulary. After each section there are comprehension questions to help you gain a deeper understanding of the text. This book is an essential addition to anyone who is serious about mastering business English. Whether you own your own company, need English in your everyday work or if you just want to be confident reading a newspaper or watching the news; this is the book for you. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jus Sargeant. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/081784de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Want to take your business English to the next level? Most textbooks teach the same things; presentations, speaking on the phone etc. This is great at the beginning, but if you are going to succeed, you´ll need more. You need to be able to walk into any business situation and feel seriously confident. That is why I wrote this book; to help you go from good to great. To really master business English. In Section 1 you will master 86 essential words and phrases that will give you an edge in the business world. Section 2 contains 14 practice articles which contain all of the business vocabulary you discovered in the first book. This will help you both learn how they are actually used and help fix the vocabulary in your memory. The more you hear a word in context the easier it will be to remember. Improve your English, using real examples from the business world. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jus Sargeant. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/081787de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Based on the Speech Plasma Method, this collection of stories on 50 topics will help foreign students of English go through the most vulnerable period of learning - pre-intermediate level. At this stage students do not see their progress clearly enough and often feel increasingly anxious and frustrated. All the 50 stories are accounts of Julia´s everyday life. Being a real person Julia tells her stories in a very natural way revealing her own style and manner, repeating the same grammatical structures and word combinations. As a result, students easily remember the stories, speaking more and more fluently. Fluency practice drills that accompany each topic accelerate the transition from pre-intermediate into intermediate level. These special Speech Fluency Drills are used 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 read, and the better you understand oral texts. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Melanie Binks. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/031277de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.