The Everything Essential German Book

All You Need to Learn German in No Time!

Author: Edward Swick

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1440567581

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 256

View: 3896

Learn to speak and write German like a pro! Need a quick introduction to the German language? Whether you're planning a vacation, adding a valuable second language to your resume, or simply brushing up on your skills, The Everything Essential German Book is your perfect guide for learning to speak and write in German. This portable guide covers the most important basics, including: The German alphabet and translation Greetings and conversation starters Common questions and answers Verb tenses and sentence structure With step-by-step instructions, pronunciation guides, and practical exercises, you'll find learning German can be easy and fun! You'll be speaking--and understanding--German in no time!

Spanish Short Stories for Beginners

8 Unconventional Short Stories to Grow Your Vocabulary and Learn Spanish the Fun Way!

Author: Olly Richards

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781514646083

Category:

Page: 276

View: 9085

Improve your comprehension, grow your vocabulary and ignite your imagination with these eight unconventional Spanish short stories!In this book you will find: Short stories from a variety of compelling genres, from science fiction and crime to history and thriller, so you'll have great fun reading, whilst learning a wide range of new vocabulary! Stories broken down into manageable chapters, so you always make progress with the story and feel a sense of achievement without great difficulty reading! Realistic amounts of new vocabulary so you're not overwhelmed by complex words. Instead of pausing to look up every word, you'll absorb new vocabulary from the context of the story, and have the satisfaction of that moment when you say: "I totally understood that sentence!" Carefully-written Spanish using straightforward grammar that is comprehensible for beginner and intermediate level learners. You'll enjoy reading and learn new grammatical structures without any feelings of overwhelm and frustration. Plenty of natural dialogues in each story, so that you can learn conversational Spanish whilst you read, and improve your speaking ability at the same time! Regular plot summaries, comprehension questions and word reference lists, so that help is always on hand when you need it. You'll be able to focus on enjoying reading and having fun, rather than fumbling around with dictionaries and struggling through dense text with no support. A five-step plan for reading the stories in this book the smart way. These step-by-step instructions show you exactly how to make the most out of the book and maximise your learning! Spanish Short Stories for Beginners has been written especially for students from beginner to intermediate level (A1-B1 on the Common European Framework of Reference). The eight captivating stories are designed to give you a sense of achievement and a feeling of progress when reading.You'll finally be able to enjoy reading in Spanish, grow your vocabulary in a natural way, and improve your comprehension at the same time.Based on extensive research into how people most enjoy and benefit from reading in a new language, this book eliminates all the frustrations you have experienced when trying to read in Spanish: Dull topics that are no fun to read Books so long you never reach the end Endless chapters that make you want to give up Impenetrable grammar that frustrates you at every turn Complex vocabulary that leaves you with your head buried in the dictionary Instead, you can just concentrate on what you came for in the first place - enjoying reading and having fun! If you're learning Spanish and enjoy reading, this is the book you need to rekindle your passion for the language and take your Spanish to the next level!So what are you waiting for? Scroll up and grab your copy now!

Learn German with Stories

Dino Lernt Deutsch Collector's Edition - Simple Short Stories for Beginners (1-4)

Author: Andre Klein

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 9781511565271

Category:

Page: 352

View: 9278

This collector's edition comprises the first four episodes of the "Dino lernt Deutsch" story series for German learners: "Cafe in Berlin," "Ferien in Frankfurt," "Karneval in Koln" and "Momente in Munchen." Lured by the promise of endless possibilities, Dino, a young man from Sicily tries to make a new home in Germany. Equipped only with an intense curiosity and a knack for meeting new people, he's eager to delve into local customs and cuisine, if there only wasn't this pesky business of learning German ... Follow Dino on his adventures through the German city landscape, experience daily life in Germany through the eyes of a newcomer, learn about the country and its people, and improve your German effortlessly along the way!"

Speak German Now!

The Go-to Guide for Essential German Basics

Author: Kevin Marx

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781517784805

Category:

Page: 82

View: 8713

Traveling to Germany? Curious about the German language? Want to learn the essential German basics in no time? Look no further! Speak German Now! is THE go-to guide for essential German basics, and contains everything necessary to get around Germany and have conversations with new friends! The content includes: Pronunciation: An easy and accurate guide to German pronunciation. Vocabulary: Over 500 of the most common German vocabulary words for common situations: family, hobbies, weather, the city, food. Grammar: Learn how to use nouns, verbs, adjectives, and prepositions with the simple, easy to understand explanations. Example Conversations: See how to use everything you've learned in an example conversation. Practice Exercises: Test your grammar knowledge with short quizzes.

The Learners

A Novel

Author: Chip Kidd

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1416564888

Category: Fiction

Page: 272

View: 1027

Fresh out of college in the summer of 1961, Happy lands his first job as a graphic designer (okay, art assistant) at a small Connecticut advertising agency populated by a cast of endearing eccentrics. Life for Happy seems to be -- well, happy. But when he's assigned to design a newspaper ad recruiting participants for an experiment in the Yale Psychology Department, Happy can't resist responding to the ad himself. Little does he know that the experience will devastate him, forcing a reexamination of his past, his soul, and the nature of human cruelty -- chiefly, his own. Written in sharp, witty prose and peppered with absorbing ruminations on graphic design, The Learners again shows that Chip Kidd's writing is every bit as original, stunning, and memorable as his celebrated book jackets.

Marketing Management

A Customer-Oriented Approach

Author: Kenneth E. Clow,Donald Baack

Publisher: Sage Publications

ISBN: 9781412983044

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 568

View: 6489

This concise new text covers all the traditional topics of the course, and also contemporary subjects such as data warehousing, Web site management, and CRM - all areas of work that students will encounter in their future marketing careers. Unique to this text is its customer orientation, reflected in its content, but also in the way that the authors organize the material through the sequence of customer acquisition, interactions, and retention. Each chapter includes topical mini-cases such as the launch of the iPhone, e-Harmony.com, and Southwest Airlines. In addition, there are eight full cases in the back of the book, together with a helpful student guide to analyzing a case.

Every Boy Should Have a Man

A Novel

Author: Preston L. Allen

Publisher: Akashic Books

ISBN: 1617751723

Category: Fiction

Page: 192

View: 7754

“James Baldwin meets Aldous Huxley” in this “highly original” speculative fable (Chicago Tribune). Nominated for the Hurston/Wright Legacy Award in Fiction In a post-human world, creatures called oafs keep humanlike “mans” as beloved pets. One day, a poor boy oaf brings home a man, whom he hides under his bed in the hopes his parents won’t find out . . . “Much like Pierre Boulle’s 1963 novel Planet of the Apes, this novel is a sardonic parable on the nature and destiny of the species. A nimble fable whose bold narrative experiment is elevated by its near-biblical language and affectionate embrace of our inherent flaws.” —Kirkus Reviews “An imaginative and honest epic, weaving together biblical stories, fantasy, poetry, and fairy tales with a touch of realism. . . . Allen asks us to question the assumptions, -isms, and contradictions of the modern world. . . . Recalling the humanitarian concerns of Octavia Butler’s Fledgling and the poetry of Ovid’s Metamorphosis, this book will appeal to readers of literary fiction and fantasy.” —Library Journal “Imaginative, versatile, and daring, Allen raids the realms of myth and fairy tales in this topsy-turvy speculative fable. . . . With canny improvisations on ‘Jack and the Beanstalk,’ the ‘Epic of Gilgamesh,’ and Alice in Wonderland, Allen sharpens our perceptions of class divides, racism, enslavement, and abrupt and devastating climate change to create a delectably adventurous, wily, funny, and wise cautionary parable.” —Booklist “It is one thing to devise a fable dealing so adroitly with such concepts as racism, war, religion, and the very nature of civilization itself, but Preston’s true triumph is the infusion of each page and every astonishing episode with palpable emotional resonance.” —Les Standiford, New York Times–bestselling author of Last Train to Paradise A Chicago Tribune Noteworthy Fiction Pick

Love Virtually

Author: Daniel Glattauer

Publisher: MacLehose Press

ISBN: 1623653436

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

View: 7052

It begins by chance: Leo receives emails in error from an unknown woman called Emmi. Being polite he replies, and Emmi writes back. A few brief exchanges are all it takes to spark a mutual interest in each other, and soon Emmi and Leo are sharing their innermost secrets and longings. The erotic tension simmers, and, despite Emmi being happily married it seems only a matter of time before they will meet in person. Will their feelings for each other survive the test of a real-life encounter? And if so, what then? Love Virtually is a funny, fast-paced and absorbing experience, with plenty of twists and turns, about a love affair conducted by email.

The Peripheral

Author: William Gibson

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0698170709

Category: Fiction

Page: 496

View: 2609

William Gibson returns with his first novel since 2010’s New York Times–bestselling Zero History. Where Flynne and her brother, Burton, live, jobs outside the drug business are rare. Fortunately, Burton has his veteran’s benefits, for neural damage he suffered from implants during his time in the USMC’s elite Haptic Recon force. Then one night Burton has to go out, but there’s a job he’s supposed to do—a job Flynne didn’t know he had. Beta-testing part of a new game, he tells her. The job seems to be simple: work a perimeter around the image of a tower building. Little buglike things turn up. He’s supposed to get in their way, edge them back. That’s all there is to it. He’s offering Flynne a good price to take over for him. What she sees, though, isn’t what Burton told her to expect. It might be a game, but it might also be murder.

The Unlimited Dream Company: A Novel

Author: J. G. Ballard

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 087140687X

Category: Fiction

Page: 240

View: 7927

"A remarkable piece of invention, a flight from the world of the familiar and the real into the exotic universe of dream and desire." —New York Times Book Review When a light aircraft crashes into the Thames at Shepperton, the young pilot who struggles to the surface minutes later seems to have come back from the dead. Within hours everything in the dormitory suburb is transformed. Vultures invade rooftops, luxuriant tropical vegetation overruns the quiet avenues, and the local inhabitants are propelled by the young man’s urgent visions through ecstatic sexual celebrations toward an apocalyptic climax. In this characteristically inventive novel Ballard displays to devastating effect the extraordinary imagination that has established him as one of the twentieth century’s most visionary writers.

Fluent in 3 Months

How Anyone at Any Age Can Learn to Speak Any Language from Anywhere in the World

Author: Benny Lewis

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0062282700

Category: Education

Page: 256

View: 1603

Benny Lewis, who speaks over ten languages—all self-taught—runs the largest language-learning blog in the world, Fluent In 3 Months. Lewis is a full-time "language hacker," someone who devotes all of his time to finding better, faster, and more efficient ways to learn languages. Fluent in 3 Months: How Anyone at Any Age Can Learn to Speak Any Language from Anywhere in the World is a new blueprint for fast language learning. Lewis argues that you don't need a great memory or "the language gene" to learn a language quickly, and debunks a number of long-held beliefs, such as adults not being as good of language learners as children.

Information Every Woman Should Have

Domestic Violence Handbook

Author: Catherine Paris

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 9781469721590

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 308

View: 9828

What Every Woman Should Know, Domestic Violence Handbook is reader friendly and contains information about the various forms of domestic violence, actual stories depicting each situation and a directory listing almost 2000 domestic violence shelters. This informative book helps women understand the dangerous situations they find themselves in, as well as help them find a way out. Topics covered include emotional abuse, isolation, verbal abuse, financial control, effects of abuse on children, safety plans, and profile of a batterer. Domestic violence is prevalent in today's society. Battered women are in all walks of life, at the supermarket, the movie theater, Church, school and work. She is your neighbor, friend, associate, sister, mother, daughter, perhaps even you. Statistics show that nearly everyone in America is either currently a victim of abuse, survivor of abuse or knows someone who is. You probably know someone who needs the information provided in this book.

German Made Simple

Learn to speak and understand German quickly and easily

Author: Arnold Leitner, PhD

Publisher: Broadway Books

ISBN: 9780307434180

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 320

View: 9191

Learning German Has Never Been Easier! Whether you are studying the language in school, planning a trip to Germany or Austria, or trying to learn the basics of the language closest to English, German Made Simple is the perfect book for any self-learner. Void of all nonessentials and refreshingly easy to understand, German Made Simple includes: • Basics of German grammar • Modern German vocabulary • German pronunciation guide • German reading exercises • German economic information • Common German expressions • Review exercises • Complete answer key • German-English dictionary From the Trade Paperback edition.

Nourishing Wisdom

A Mind-Body Approach to Nutrition and Well-Being

Author: Marc David

Publisher: Harmony

ISBN: 9780307778758

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 208

View: 7511

"Marc David eloquently describes the importance of addressing the emotional and spiritual aspects of our lives in order to truly nourish ourselves." --Dean Ornish, M.D. Nourishing Wisdom revolutionizes the way we think about diets and nutrition. This book will change your attitude towards your body, and provide a foundation for developing a healthful relationship with food. Combining the principles of nutritional awareness, personal growth, and body psychology, Nourishing Wisdom provides practical methods for redefining the role food plays in our lives.

Learn Natural English Through Storytelling

8 Stories for Intermediate & Advanced Learners

Author: Sylvia Guinan,Andr Klein,Michael Gyori,Kerstin Hammes,Mau Buchler

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 9781491066706

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 148

View: 6368

Tired of worksheets and grammar books? Lean back and learn natural English with these authentic stories designed to improve your vocabulary and boost your reading-comprehension skills! This collection of stories for English learners is built to create authentic learning situations and experiences of natural English “in the wild”. Each story is written by a different author who uses the language slightly differently, just like in real life. All authors are native speakers or highly skilled English teachers from all over the world including the United States, Ireland, England, Tunisia, Brazil, Morocco and Mexico.Each story is presented in three parts: first, there is the story itself, followed by a section explaining difficult or unusual vocabulary, and last but not least, a section with questions designed to help improve comprehension training.

McGraw-Hill Education 500 College Biology Questions: Ace Your College Exams

Author: Robert Stewart

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 007178960X

Category: Science

Page: 192

View: 9007

Organized for easy reference and crucial practice, coverage of all the essential topics presented as 500 AP-style questions with detailed answer explanations 500 AP Biology Questions to Know by Test Day is tailored to meet your study needs—whether you have left it to the last minute to prepare or have been studying for months. You will will benefit from going over the questions written to parallel the topic, format, and degree of difficulty of the questions contained in the AP exam, accompanied by answers with comprehensive explanations. Features: 500 AP-style questions and answers referenced to core AP materials Review explanations for right and wrong answers Additional online practice Close simulations of the real AP exams Updated material reflects the latest tests Online practice exercises

An Encounter at Hyde Park

Author: Ava Stone,Claudia Dain,Deb Marlowe,Karen Hawkins

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 9781500736323

Category: Fiction

Page: 318

View: 2145

In Karen Hawkins' Charlotte's Bed - Uninterested in domestic bliss, Lady Charlotte treasures her freedom as a wealthy, unmarried lady living with her best friend, the spritely Duchess of Roxburghe, and assisting in that lady's energetic matchmaking endeavors. But now - shockingly - the duchess has turned her sharp ambitions on none other than Lady Charlotte herself. Charlotte's having none of it. She likes her life and her freedom, but when an old love from her past reappears, the mysterious and dark Angus Reeves, Lord MacThune, and attempts to woo her with an exciting, thrilling kiss, Charlotte begins to wonder if perhaps - just perhaps - 'domestic bliss' might mean something other than what she originally thought . . . *** In Ava Stone's Promises Made, Lady Elspeth MacLaren loves everything about London - the ballrooms, the entertainments, the handsome single lords in want of a wife. Unfortunately, she already has a betrothed...She just doesn't know it yet. * A decade ago, Captain Griffin Reid made a deal with the devil. In exchange for leaving Scotland and joining the Dragoon Guards, his family's land and legacy will be returned to him after he marries one-time neighbor Ellie MacLaren. Unfortunately, the lady in question has her heart set on marrying some English lord and living out her days somewhere south of the border. And before Griff knows what's happened, he finds himself trying to win the heart of the lady who always should have been his. *** In Claudia' Dain's Chasing Miss Montford, Miss Elaine Montford is a debutante on the hunt for a titled husband. Then again, who isn't? In the London Season of 1804, every young woman with a mama who has spent the money to buy an appropriate wardrobe and find a house in Town to showcase her virginal, blushing daughter expects said daughter to do her duty to her family name by marrying a man with a title, and social connections, and a well-established estate. Elaine Montford, who is virginal and can blush nearly upon command, is not averse to this plan. It's only that she has yet to meet the man who meets her mama's qualifications. * Roger Ellery of the 10th Regiment of Light Dragoons is not that man. However, Roger Ellery is the man she meets. In Hyde Park. It is quite clear that he believes he is rescuing her, even if she is not in need of rescuing. Then again, perhaps she is....And it all started out so innocently, too. *** In Deb Marlowe's A Waltz in the Park, James Vickers once believed honor and family duty to be his life's work. Now he knows better--and he's appointed himself as silent witness to his father's sins. His greatest goal is to act as the continuously pricking thorn in his lordship's side--and scandal is his greatest weapon. He has no use for an innocent young miss. * Propriety is Miss Adelaide Stockton's most important asset. She must be all that is prim and proper if she's to live down her parent's misdeeds and have any hope of catching a husband. She must avoid scoundrels like Vickers at all costs. Yet fate has thrown them together--and given each a key to the other's ambition. A bargain is struck...but together they find that gaining what one desires most is far more difficult than a waltz in the park.