I am sure that there is no one who goes to London for the first time, no matter how hurried he may be, who does not try to visit at least three places—the Tower, Westminster Abbey, and St. Paul’s Cathedral. Of these three places, two are churches; but they are churches that are so connected with the history of our nation that they almost seem to stand at the heart of the Empire. Their stories are linked together in a curious way, and yet they are quite distinct. As someone has said, ‘Westminster Abbey was ever the Church of the King and Government; St. Paul’s was the Church of the Citizens.’
New English File - New Edition / Student´s Book:Pre-Intermediate Clive Oxenden, Christina Latham-Koenig, Paul Seligson
He has watched her from afar.... Paul Reed has been raising children since he was a child himself, but he wouldn´t change his life, even if given an opportunity. That is, until one of his brothers says four little words that shake the foundation of his world. ´´She´s not a lesbian,´´ shouldn´t be quite so earth shattering, but suddenly the woman he loves is available, and he´ll do whatever it takes to win her over. They call her Friday, and she´s hiding more than just her name - Friday has worked in the Reeds´ tattoo parlor for four years. She´s become more than just an employee, and she loves being in the middle of something so wonderful. She treasures the way the Reeds live for one another, and she adores the way they take care of their family. She would do just about anything to be part of it, if not for the fact that she doesn´t deserve a family of her own. Or does she? Friday is punishing herself for her past, and by doing so, she pushes away the one man who could truly love her. Separately, they´re strong. Together, they´re vulnerable. As a team, they rock. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Christy Wurzbach. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/023146/bk_acx0_023146_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Constantin C. Giurescu was Romania´s leading historian and author of the seminal work The History of the Romanian People. His granddaughter´s fascinating story of this remarkable man and his family follows their struggles in war-torn Romania from 1900 to the fall of the Soviet Union. An enlightened society is dismantled with the 1946 Communist takeover of Romania, and Constantin is confined to the notorious Sighet penitentiary. Drawing on her grandfather´s prison diary (which was put in a glass jar, buried in a yard, then smuggled out of the country by Dr. Paul E. Michelson who provides the foreward for this book), private letters and her own research, Dr. Giurescu writes of the legacy from the turn of the century to the fall of Communism. We see the rise of modern Romania, the misery of World War I, the blossoming of its culture between the wars, and then the sellout of Eastern Europe to Russia after World War II. In this sweeping account, we see not only its effects socially and culturally, but the triumph in its wake: a man and his people who reclaim better lives for themselves, and in the process, teach us a lesson in endurance, patience, and will not only to survive, but to thrive. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Susan L. Crawford. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/072461/bk_acx0_072461_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
English File - New Edition. Advanced. Student´s Book: Clive Oxenden, Christina Latham-Koenig, Paul Seligson
English File. New Edition. Elementary. Student´s Book: Clive Oxenden, Christina Latham-Koenig, Paul Seligson