Teach Yourself books have been used and trusted by language learners for over 70 years and now their new interactive 'Discovery Method' means rules are absorbed faster and are easier to remember. Comprising a 416-page book and two CDs, this beginner to intermediate course enables you to master the four key skills of reading, writing, listening and speaking French. References in the book to interactive elements may no longer be valid. Boxed set.
Barron's Spanish-English Pocket Dictionary
Diccionario de bolsillo Español-Inglés
This well-presented pocket dictionary contains listings of 70,000 words, phrases and examples presented in two sections: American English to Spanish as spoken in Spain and Latin American countries, and Spanish to American English. A final section covers irregular verbs in both languages, numbers, weights and measures etc. American spelling. Clear plastic jacket.
It's a Wonderful Word
The Real Origins of Our Favourite Words, from Anorak to Zombie
Blotto, spondulics, claptrap and quango... Albert Jack has brought together hundreds of the strangest and most delightful English words, and takes readers on a diverting anecdotal voyage into their origins. If you've ever wondered what assassins have to do with hashish or lawyers with avocados, this book is here to help.
How to Talk Like a Local
From Cockney to Geordie: a National Companion
Countdown's Susie Dent reports that English dialects are 'alive, well and kicking hard', with new words still being coined today. From ackers to yex, she presents an alphabetical listing of dialect words from all over the British Isles, interspersed with collections of terms for particular phenomena, such as gossip, the weather, beauty, small talk and even mud.
An Intermediate Course
This textbook is designed to guide students progressing from basic grammatical study to the reading of passages by ancient Roman authors. Informed by Corrigan’s long experience of teaching intermediate-level classes, the book combines a thorough review of morphology and grammar with exercises on common constructions and a generous selection of poetry and prose. The texts, from such authors as Petronius, Gellius, Phaedrus and Martial, are followed by questions to test understanding and to prompt discussion of Roman literature and culture.