Work on Your Accent
Author: Helen Ashton, Sarah Shepherd
Publisher: HarperCollins (UK)
Clearer pronunciation for better communication If your English accent is letting you down, this is the perfect book for you. You'll see and hear how to soften the influence of your mother tongue and speak clear English everyone will understand. Professional accent coaches Sarah and Helen show you how to pronounce each sound and when to use them. They will help you recognize why your native language makes you mispronounce certain sounds and which sounds you therefore need to focus on. Collins Work on your Accent features: Thirty-six units on the main consonant and vowel sounds in English "What am I doing wrong?" section looks at the mistakes you are most likely to be making based on your native language Advice on rhythm, stress and pitch Videos, illustrations and photos demonstrating the correct positions to produce accurate sounds A DVD-ROM with video and audio clips providing clear nativespeaker model pronunciation Extra practice sections concentrating on the most problematic sounds CEF level B1-C2 Suitable for self-study and classroom use.
Hundreds of exercises to get you to the next level Collins Work on your Grammar - Elementary (A1) is a new practice book that covers the key grammar points needed by learners of English at Elementary level (CEF level A1). This book is an essential resource for learners who want to improve their English grammar. Each of the 30 units presents a different area of grammar using clear language and examples. This is followed by practice exercises to ensure the learner will remember and be able to use what they have learnt with confidence in their written and spoken English. The grammar covered in Collins Work on your Grammar - Elementary (A1) has been carefully selected based on Collins Corpus research and the experience of our language experts. As a result, this book provides plenty of useful practice with authentic, up-to-date examples of language usage in context. A carefully structured layout and simple illustrations make sure the language is always clear and the book is easy to navigate. Collins Work on your Grammar - Elementary (A1) is ideal for self-study or for use in the classroom, and is an essential resource for students and teachers. * Focuses on the grammar required at Elementary level (CEF level A1) * Thirty units with clear presentation material followed by practice exercises * Authentic examples of real English, taken from the Collins Corpus * Includes line drawings which illustrate key concepts * Clear structure and presentation of language * Plenty of room to write in * Full answer key included * Ideal for self-study or for use in the classroom
Work on Your Grammar
Author: Collins UK
Publisher: Collins Work on Your
Hundreds of exercises to get you to the next level Collins Work on your Grammar - Advanced (C1) is a new practice book that covers the key grammar points needed by learners of English at Advanced level (CEF level C1). This book is an essential resource for learners who want to improve their English grammar. Each of the 30 units presents a different area of grammar using clear language and examples. This is followed by practice exercises to ensure the learner will remember and be able to use what they have learnt with confidence in their written and spoken English. The grammar covered in Collins Work on your Grammar - Advanced (C1) has been carefully selected based on Collins Corpus research and the experience of our language experts. As a result, this book provides plenty of useful practice with authentic, up-to-date examples of language usage in context. A carefully structured layout makes sure the language is always clear and the book is easy to navigate. Collins Work on your Grammar - Advanced (C1) is ideal for self-study or for use in the classroom, and is an essential resource for students and teachers. * Focuses on the grammar required at Advanced level (CEF level C1) * Thirty units with clear presentation material followed by practice exercises * Authentic examples of real English, taken from the Collins Corpus * Clear structure and presentation of language * Plenty of room to write in * Full answer key included * Ideal for self-study or for use in the classroom
Collins Work on Your Idioms
Author: Sandra Anderson, Cheryl Pelteret
Publisher: Collins Publishers
Collins Work on Your Idioms is a new practice book for learners who want to increase the number of idioms they know and be confident in using them. Each unit presents students with a selection of idioms and clear examples of when and how to use them.
Practical Everyday English is a self-study book with audio CD that focuses on advanced vocabulary, phrasal verbs and idioms. It teaches students words and expressions which are often not learnt at schools or in other books. It is the first book in the Practical Everyday English series.
Work on Your Phrasal Verbs
Author: Jamie Flockhart, Cheryl Pelteret
Publisher: Collins Publishers
Collins Work on your Phrasal Verbs is a new practice book for learners who want to increase the number of phrasal verbs they know and be confident in using them. Each unit presents students with a selection of phrasal verbs and clear examples of when and how to use them.
When in French
Author: Lauren Collins
"When New Yorker staff writer Lauren Collins moves to Geneva, Switzerland, she decides to learn French--not just to be able to go about her day-to-day life, but in order to be closer to her French husband and his family. When in French is at once a hilarious and idiosyncratic memoir about the things we do for love, and an exploration across cultures and history into how we learn languages, and what they say about who we are"--
The best-selling English Pronunciation in Use is a comprehensive reference and practice book suitable for self-study or classroom work. Sixty easy-to-use units cover all aspects of pronunciation, including individual sounds, word stress, connected speech and intonation. Each unit is supported by audio material in a range of accents. An additional reference section offers a glossary of specialized terms, help with the pronunciation of numbers and geographical names, and fun exercises on phonemic symbols and minimal pairs. The CD-ROM provides a wide variety of additional interactive activities to reinforce the pronunciation covered in the book, as well as tests, progress checks, games and animated diagrams of the mouth showing learners how to produce individual sounds.
Speak and write English as if it were your native tongue! Are you tired of making the same mistakes in English again and again? End the bad habits that can leave the people you talk to confused. Correct Your English Errors warns you of hundreds of typical errors learners make and explains the reasons behind the mistakes, so you can correct yourself in the future. Improve your English skills with this fun and comprehensive guide and avoid all the common mistakes, such as: Mispronouncing and misspelling words Applying your native language's grammar patterns to English Putting verbs in the wrong tense Using incorrect prepositions in expressions Confusing subject-verb agreement Correct Your English Errors offers exercises covering all parts of grammar and provides review passages to check that you are error-free. Soon, biting your nails will be your only bad habit!
Not Dead Yet
Author: Phil Collins
Publisher: Three Rivers Press
Phil Collins pulls no punches--about himself, his life, or the ecstasy and heartbreak that's inspired his music. In his much-awaited memoir, Not Dead Yet, he tells the story of his epic career, with an auspicious debut at age 11 in a crowd shot from the Beatles' legendary film A Hard Day's Night. A drummer since almost before he could walk, Collins received on the job training in the seedy, thrilling bars and clubs of 1960s swinging London before finally landing the drum seat in Genesis. Soon, he would step into the spotlight on vocals after the departure of Peter Gabriel and begin to stockpile the songs that would rocket him to international fame with the release of Face Value and "In the Air Tonight." Whether he's recalling jamming with Eric Clapton and Robert Plant, pulling together a big band fronted by Tony Bennett, or writing the music for Disney's smash-hit animated Tarzan, Collins's storytelling chops never waver. And of course he answers the pressing question on everyone's mind: just what does "Sussudio" mean? Not Dead Yet is Phil Collins's candid, witty, unvarnished story of the songs and shows, the hits and pans, his marriages and divorces, the ascents to the top of the charts and into the tabloid headlines. As one of only three musicians to sell 100 million records both in a group and as a solo artist, Collins breathes rare air, but has never lost his touch at crafting songs from the heart that touch listeners around the globe. That same touch is on magnificent display here, especially as he unfolds his harrowing descent into darkness after his "official" retirement in 2007, and the profound, enduring love that helped save him. This is Phil Collins as you've always known him, but also as you've never heard him before.
The Likes Of Us
Author: Michael Collins
Publisher: Granta Books
Once they were portrayed as the salt of the earth. Nowadays, they take to the streets when paedophiles and asylum seekers are in their midst; they expose their lives in TV documentaries; they love Gucci and hate the Euro; the broadsheets cast them as xenophobes and exhibitionists and mock their tastes and attitudes. But who are the white working class and what have they done to deserve this portrayal? The Likes of Us is a fascinating and wholly original examination of London's white working class.
The chief aim of this primer is to give the student, within one year of study, the ability to read ecclesiastical Latin. Collins includes the Latin of Jerome's Bible, of canon law, of the liturgy and papal bulls, of scholastic philosophers, and of the Ambrosian hymns, providing a survey of texts from the fourth century through the Middle Ages. An "Answer Key" to this edition is now available. Please see An Answer Key to A Primer of Ecclesiastical Latin, prepared by John Dunlap.
Author: Lore Segal
Publisher: The New Press
The thirteen interrelated stories of Shakespeare’s Kitchen concern the universal longing for friendship, how we achieve new intimacies for ourselves, and how slowly, inexplicably, we lose them. Featuring six never-before-published pieces, Lore Segal’s stunning new book evolved from seven short stories that originally appeared in the New Yorker (including the O. Henry Prize–winning “The Reverse Bug”). Ilka Weisz has accepted a teaching position at the Concordance Institute, a think tank in Connecticut, reluctantly leaving her New York circle of friends. After the comedy of her struggle to meet new people, Ilka comes to embrace, and be embraced by, a new set of acquaintances, including the institute’s director, Leslie Shakespeare, and his wife, Eliza. Through a series of memorable dinner parties, picnics, and Sunday brunches, Segal evokes the subtle drama and humor of the outsider’s loneliness, the comfort and charm of familiar companionship, the bliss of being in love, and the strangeness of our behavior in the face of other people’s deaths. A magnificent and deeply moving work, Shakespeare’s Kitchen marks the long-awaited return of a writer at the height of her powers.
Provides tens of thousands of entries and translations, complemented by a detailed explanation of Spanish grammar and modern business, computer, and cultural terms.