Patrick Healy, a teacher, traveled around the world, talked with people in different places, and collected around 500 myths, legends, and folktales and their several alternative versions. His opinion and comments (directly or indirectly) are inevitable. This is the sixth volume of his work, 61 Grimm’s Fairy Tales, Books 1 and 2, in his words. He retold the stories with his opinion and approach to them. Patrick is an Australian writer who has an abiding interest in the folklore of different cultures. He has lived and worked in Hong Kong for over 25 years as a high school teacher. Patrick has traveled extensively throughout Asia and speaks both Cantonese and Mandarin fluently. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Denise Kahn. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/113559/bk_acx0_113559_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This book centralizes the narratives of adult English language learners, teachers, and trainee teachers in the development of a humanistic language pedagogy; their strengths, concerns, and stories inform this practical guide to adult literacy development and English language-culture learning and teaching. The author sets the need to educate the whole person, and to focus on the adult learner?s strengths and assets, against a background of rigorous research and practical experience. This book combines evidence-based pedagogy with a passionate belief in the centrality of the learner and the importance of education and will be invaluable to all those involved in teaching and training related to adult English language learners.
This is the fully revised and expanded second edition of English - One Tongue, Many Voices, a book by three internationally distinguished English language scholars who tell the fascinating, improbable saga of English in time and space. Chapters trace the history of the language from its obscure beginnings over 1500 years ago as a collection of dialects spoken by marauding, illiterate tribes. They show how the geographical spread of the language in its increasing diversity has made English into an international language of unprecedented range and variety. The authors examine the present state of English as a global language and the problems, pressures and uncertainties of its future, online and offline. They argue that, in spite of the amazing variety and plurality of English, it remains a single language.
Most of what we know about writing in a second or foreign language (L2) is based on conclusions drawn from research on L2 writing in English. However, a significant quantity of L2 writing and writing instruction takes place in languages other than English and so there is a need for studies that look beyond English. The chapters in this book focus on languages other than English andinvestigate curricular issues, multiple languages in contact/conflict in L2 writing instructionand student attitudes toward pedagogical practices.The collection as a whole makes a valuable contribution to the study of L2 writing, and it will also prove an essential resource for instructors of second and foreign language writing.
In English Trade and Adventure to Russia in the Early Modern Era , Maria Salomon Arel revisits Anglo-Russian trade in first half of the seventeenth century. Drawing on largely neglected Russian and English sources, she reconstructs the history of the Muscovy Company in a period of expanding opportunities for foreigners in Russia and of tightening links between regional markets across the globe. In her strongly revisionist telling, the Company successfully rebuilt in the aftermath of the devastating Time of Troubles, securing its uniquely privileged position in the Russian market at the hands of a newly installed tsar and Romanov dynasty keen to revive the country?s decimated economy through the stimulus of foreign trade. Meanwhile, on the London end of a trade clearly deemed relevant to commercial and shipping interests increasingly dependent on Russian naval stores and invested in the Russian re-export trades to and from the Mediterranean and Asia, the Company restructured its organization and finances with crucial royal support in furtherance of the ?public good? and early Stuart dynastic honor. As Arel documents, by the 1630s-40s, English trade to Russia was flourishing, as seen in the growing number of Muscovy Company men active all along the Moscow-Archangel route, their substantial commercial infrastructure, extensive supply networks among a broad swath of Russian merchants and traders, and prominent role in the exploitation of monopoly trades established to fill the tsar?s coffers with specie. The picture drawn by Arel overturns a traditional narrative on the Russia trade that has relegated the English to the shadows, demonstrating the tenacity and continued development of their enterprise at the intersection of English commercial expansion, Russian economic growth, and advancing globalization processes. Taking the narrative even further, the book opens up new perspectives and research directions by pointing to an incipient link between the Russian and transatlantic markets, while shifting the lens on the Anglo-Dutch relationship in the Russia trade away from the time-worn dichotomy of cutthroat competition to a more nuanced understanding of mutual cooperation and business association between merchants on the ground, even in the face of commercial and territorial competition between nations.
Prophet Musa Ibn Imran known as Moses in the Bible, considered a prophet and messenger in Islam, is the most frequently mentioned individual in The Holy Quran, his name being mentioned 136 times. The Noble Quran states that Prophet Musa AS or Moses was sent by Allah SWT (God) to the Pharaoh of Egypt and his establishments and the Israelites for guidance and warning. Musa is mentioned more in The Holy Quran than any other individual, and his life is narrated and recounted more than that of any other prophet. According to Islam, all Muslims must have faith in every prophet (nabi) and messenger (rasul) which includes Prohet Musa AS (Moses) and his brother Prophet Aaron AS (Harun).
Johnny B. Laughing is back with another hilarious joke book filled with silly and corny holiday Thanksgiving jokes for kids! Children will be rolling on the floor laughing at these fun-filled jokes and riddles about Thanksgiving. This audiobook is perfect for long trips, waiting rooms, and listening aloud at home with friends and family. Kid tested. Parent approved! Funny Thanksgiving jokes with lots of fun and entertainment for kids and children! Warning: This audiobook may cause hysterical laughing! From this funny joke book.... Q: Why did the cranberries turn red? A: They saw the turkey dressing! Ha ha! Q: What smells really good at Thanksgiving? A: Your nose! LOL! Q: What´s the best thing to put into a pumpkin pie? A: Your teeth! Ha ha! Q: Who is never hungry at Thanksgiving? A: The turkey because he is always stuffed! LOL! Your turkey friends might not think these jokes are that funny, but you will be rolling on the floor laughing. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Ryan Sitzberger. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/098390/bk_acx0_098390_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This book introduces listeners to a spoiled, but loveable pet dog. If you like Snoopy, you will like Sam for the kids. Follow his short stories up to book five. Designed to humor, awe, and inspire youth! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Sunny Norwood Buck. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/076483/bk_acx0_076483_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Please note: This is a review and analysis of Brazillionaires, not the original book. This review and analysis is not endorsed by or affiliated with the original author. When we think of Brazil, we think of beautiful beaches and beautiful people. It is a tapestry of people from different backgrounds all just having fun. However, this is far from the whole truth of what is going on Brazil. Despite Brazil being part of the BRIC nations, those with the most potential for growth in the global economy, Brazil is considered economically backwards in many ways. You get an idea of this when you look deeper into its politics and economic policies. In this edition of Summary Shorts, we will analyze and summarize the ideas put forth in Brazillionaires, a book that truly exposes the dark side of Brazil´s rise and arguably its inexorable fall. Enjoy! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Doron Alon. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/098438/bk_acx0_098438_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
James D. Hornfischer´s The Fleet at Flood Tide: America at Total War in the Pacific, 1944-1945 is a history of the Pacific naval battles that led to American victory at the end of World War II. The book focuses primarily on battles under the aegis of Admiral Raymond Spruance including the invasion of Truk, the invasion of the Marianas Islands, and the Battle of the Philippine Sea. It includes personal stories and perspectives in its narrative history, such as those of Shizuko Miura, a Japanese nurse in Saipan, and Draper Kauffman, a demolitions expert who organized an amphibious demolition team. Please note: This is a summary, analysis and review of the book and not the original book. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Sam Scholl. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/076562/bk_acx0_076562_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.