Stell dir vor, eines Tages taucht ein winziger Mann völlig aufgebracht in deiner Wohnung auf, behauptet, er sei verflucht worden, und du müsstest ihm helfen. So ergeht es der jungen Berlinerin Sophia: Hilfsbereit, wie sie ist, unterstützt sie ihn dabei, sich aus seinem Schlamassel zu befreien, gerät dadurch an zum Teil geheime Schauplätze und in mitunter dramatische Situationen. Sie erfährt unglaubliche Geheimnisse über unsere Hauptstadt, die sie eigentlich gar nicht wissen wollte, unter anderem die Antwort auf die Frage, warum die Eröffnung des Flughafens BER ständig verschoben wird. Hörbuch gelesen von der Autorin. Aufnahme mit freundlicher Unterstützung von Katja Mischke. Roman auch erhältlich als Taschenbuch und E-Book mit ISBN 9783748184805.
Wie fit sind Sie im Gebrauch der englischen Zeitformen? Dieses anspruchsvolle Grammatikthema behandeln wir diesmal in unserer Diskussionsrunde in Spotlight Audio. Ebenfalls in der Ausgabe 05/2019: Träumen Sie von einer Reise auf einem einsamen amerikanischen Highway? Lassen Sie sich von unserer beeindruckenden Geschichte im Reiseteil inspirieren. Und das Märchen Aschenputtel bekommt in unserer Reihe Grammar Tales ein modernes Gesicht. Englisch lernen mit ´´Spotlight Audio´´ Inhalt: mp3-Download inkl. 28-seitigem Booklet mit allen gesprochenen Texten zum Nachlesen und zweisprachigem Glossar (PDF-Format), Sprache: Englisch. Hören und Verstehen ist der beste Weg zum perfekten Englisch. Das englische Sprachtraining bietet Ihnen in ca. 60 Minuten interessante Beiträge, Interviews und Hintergrundberichte aus der gesamten englischsprachigen Welt. Die Texte werden von Muttersprachlern vorgetragen. Ob British English, American English, verschiedene Dialekte und Ausdrucksweisen - mit Spotlight Audio lernen Sie ganz leicht die verschiedenen Facetten der englischen Sprache kennen. Neben O-Ton-Interviews und Kultur-Tipps enthält jeder Audio-Download eine umfangreiche journalistische Reportage und einen sprachlichen Schwerpunkt zu englischer Grammatik und englischem Wortschatz.
Sitting down to write a book about his hero D.H. Lawrence, Geoff Dyer finds himself compelled to write about anything else. He is in fact compelled to do more or less anything else instead of write. In Sicily he is too preoccupied by his hatred of seafood to follow the great writer´s footsteps; in Mexico he cannot get beyond a drug-induced erotic fantasy on a nudist beach . . . And yet, incredibly, this attempt to write a ´sober academic study´ reveals the hold Lawrence and his work still exert on us today. Out of Sheer Rage is a complete one-off, a richly comic study of the combination of bad temper, procrastination and the uncanny power of obliquity.
Accidents happen to Charley Clutterbuck. Always just scraping by, living on his ramshackle boat, not above the dodgy deal here and there ... So when his body is found floating down river, accidental drowning seems the logical conclusion. But Charley´s pal Ray thinks it´s murder. And when Jack and Sarah get involved...they find themselves facing an unexpected danger as they uncover the strange truth. Set in the sleepy English village of Cherringham, the detective series brings together an unlikely sleuthing duo: English web designer Sarah and American ex-cop Jack. Thrilling and deadly - but with a spot of tea - it´s like Rosamunde Pilcher meets Inspector Barnaby. Each of the self-contained episodes is a quick listen for the morning commute, while waiting for the doctor, or when curling up with a hot cuppa. For fans of Agatha Christie´s Miss Marple series, Lilian Jackson Braun´s The Cat Who series, Caroline Graham´s Midsomer Murders, and the American TV series Murder She Wrote, starring Angela Lansbury. Co-authors Neil Richards (based in the UK) and Matthew Costello (based in the US), have been writing together since the mid 90´s, creating content and working on projects for the BBC, Disney Channel, Sony, ABC, Eidos, and Nintendo to name but a few. Their transatlantic collaboration has underpinned scores of TV drama scripts, computer games, radio shows, and - most recently - the successful crime fiction series Cherringham. The narrator of the audiobook, Neil Dudgeon, has been in many British television programmes including the roles of ´DCI John Barnaby´ in ´Midsomer Murders´ and ´Jim Riley´ in ´The Life of Riley´. He is also known for his film roles in ´The Nativity´, ´Sorted´ and ´Son of Rambow´. In 2012 Dudgeon starred as ´Norman Birkett´ on BBC Radio 4´s Afternoon Play series written by Caroline and David Stafford.
Miss Marple meets Oscar Wilde in this new series of cosy mysteries set in the picturesque Cotswolds village of Bunburry. In ´´A Taste of Murder,´´ the third Bunburry book, a local beef farmer is found dead and Betty Thorndike, vegetarian and Bunburry´s only Green Party member, is in the frame. Despite what everyone thinks, Betty is absolutely not Alfie McAlister´s girlfriend. But Alfie knows what it´s like to be wrongly accused, and enlists the help of his fellow amateur detectives, Liz and Marge, to find out who´s responsible. There´s just one problem about a farm-based investigation - Alfie´s scared of cows ... Nathaniel Parker, born in 1962, graduated from the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art and went on to join the Royal Shakespeare Company. His television career began in 1988 when he played Flying Officer ´Flash´ Gordon in the LWT mini-series Piece of Cake. He is also the lead in the BBC series Inspector Lynley Mysteries, based on the novels by Elizabeth George. Nathaniel Parker has an extensive list of audio books to his credit, ranging from the classics of Charles Dickens and Thomas Hardy to more modern writings and children´s books.
It´s Carnival week in Cherringham, but while most of the locals are looking forward to the regatta, the parade and the fireworks, Jack and Sarah are more interested in the mysterious body that´s been uncovered at the archaeological dig just outside the village ... No Roman soldier - but a young man, no ID. Definitely the victim of a cold blooded murder ... from just a few decades ago. It´s a baffling cold case - but one that soon heats up when a member of the carnival committee suddenly goes missing. Jack and Sarah investigate - and quickly come up against a wall of silence. Are the two cases connected? What dark secret from Cherringham´s past is being kept hidden? As the Carnival rolls to its spectacular finale, Jack and Sarah race against time to stop the murderer before they kill again ... For fans of Agatha Christie´s Miss Marple series, Lilian Jackson Braun´s The Cat Who series, Caroline Graham´s Midsomer Murders, and the American TV series Murder She Wrote, starring Angela Lansbury. Co-authors Neil Richards (based in the UK) and Matthew Costello (based in the US), have been writing together since the mid 90´s, creating content and working on projects for the BBC, Disney Channel, Sony, ABC, Eidos, and Nintendo to name but a few. Their transatlantic collaboration has underpinned scores of TV drama scripts, computer games, radio shows, and - most recently - the successful crime fiction series Cherringham. First released as eBook novellas, this is the second full-length novel. Cherringham is popular around the world and has been adapted as a series of audiobooks in both English and German. The narrator of the audiobook, Neil Dudgeon, has been in many British television programmes including the roles of ´DCI John Barnaby´ in ´Midsomer Murders´ and ´Jim Riley´ in ´The Life of Riley´. He is also known for his film roles in ´The Nativity´, ´Sorted´ and ´Son of Rambow´. In 2012 Dudgeon starred as ´Norman Birkett´ on BBC Radio 4´s Afternoon Play series written by Caroline and David Stafford.
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.