Communicating in Business English is designed for people interested in developing their communication skills for business. The focus of this book is on functional English that people need to communicate within various business environments. Communicating in Business English presents vocabulary and language patterns related to the usiness environment and common business situations. Topics include making and receiving business telephone calls, giving presentations, participating in meetings, socializing wth business contacts, negotiating deals, and writing business letters and documents.
This comprehensive text traces the development of one of the world´s richest literatures from the Old English period through to the present day, discussing a wide range of key authors without losing its clarity or verve. Building on the book´s established reputation and success, the third edition has been revised and updated throughout. It now provides a full final chapter on the contemporary scene, with more on genres and the impact of globalization.This accessible book remains the essential companion for students of English literature and literary history, or for anyone wishing to follow the unfolding of writing in England from its beginnings. It is ideal for those who know a few landmark texts, but little of the literary landscape that surrounds them; those who want to know what English literature consists of; and those who simply want to read its fascinating story.
First published in 1845. Struwwelpeter (variously translated as ´´slovenly´´ or ´´shock-headed´´ Peter) has become widely recognized as one of the most popular and influential children´s books ever written. Heinrich Hoffmann was a Frankfurt physician. Unhappy with the dry and pedagogic books available for children at the time, he wrote and illustrated Struwwelpeter as a Christmas present for his three-year-old son. The book relates in verse and pictures the often gruesome consequences that befall children who torment animals, play with matches, suck their thumbs, refuse to eat, fidget at meals, etc.Written in rhyming couplets and illustrated by the author, the book was an immediate success. It has since gone through hundreds of editions and been published in almost every European language. The present volume reprints 25 color plates from a German edition (including a bonus plate done for the 100th edition in 1876) with the reset text of a standard English translation. Also included are the full German text and an afterword with a brief biography of the author and note on how the book came to be written.Children, bibliophiles, antiquarians?any lover of time-honored tales for children?will welcome this new edition of the classic German story.Content is optimized for tablet.
In 1857, Charles Dickens paired up with his close friend and fellow Victorian novelist Wilkie Collins to produce this interesting novella. Said to have been inspired by the Sepoy Mutiny of that year, the tale scrutinizes the moral impact of colonialism and lauds the bravery of a regiment of Marines tasked with the responsibility of protecting a community of British expats from an encroaching swarm of dangerous pirates. In his short stories, such as this, you see a completely different side to his style, writings and topics. This is quite a swashbuckling story of pirates, battles, imprisonment, escape and silver. To add to the fun if it, the story was set around Belize. In parts, quite similar us style to Robinson Crusoe. During the river and jungle depictions, quite reminiscent of Nick Bougas' 'Bodhu and the lost temple of King Nanchancaan'.
This highly successful textbook introduces university students to English linguistics, with a hands-on didactic orientation. It covers the core areas of structural linguistics, with extensions to historical linguistics, sociolinguistics and psycholinguistics. The updated third edition contains a new chapter that presents modern empirical research methods in the form of exemplary small-scale studies. Ingo Plag , Sabine Arndt-Lappe , Maria Braun , and Mareile Schramm , University of Siegen, Germany.
This workbook provides exercises to help students practise and build many of the English words and phrases that they will find useful for the popular TOEFL® (Test of English as a Foreign Language) examination, which is an entry requirement for non-native speakers at more than 6,000 universities and colleges worldwide. It has been written for students at intermediate level and above, and is particularly appropriate for anyone who plans to study or train in an English-speaking country. The material in this workbook covers general vocabulary, as well as topic-specific vocabulary based on themes which regularly feature in the TOEFL®. - Tests and improves vocabulary using a variety of useful, interesting and enjoyable exercises - For students learning English at intermediate level and above - Easy-to-use format with clear instructions - Comprehensive answer key with additional information - Ideal for self-study or classroom use
This comprehensive textbook provides a practical introduction to English phonetics and phonology. Assuming no prior background, the author outlines all of the core concepts and methods of phonetics and phonology and presents the basic facts in a clear and straightforward manner. In sections marked as advanced reading it is shown how these concepts and methods are applied in language acquisition and language teaching. The textbook contains exercises, an index, suggestions for further reading and many audio examples on the accompanying CD-ROM. An essential text for students embarking on the study of English sounds at B.A. level and beyond.
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 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.