Well Said

Pronunciation for Clear Communication

Author: Linda Grant

Publisher: Heinle ELT

ISBN: 9781305641365

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 175

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The Well Said series is designed to improve the pronunciation and communication skills of beginner to advanced students from all language backgrounds. It offers a clear course plan covering the essential areas of pronunciation, including stress, rhythm, and intonation--features that research shows help students the most. Additionally, there are over fifty pages of supplemental activities focusing on consonant and vowel sounds. This level of Well Said introduces the most important pronunciation features at an intermediate to advanced level. A free Website for teachers and students includes the full audio program.

Nightwood (New Edition)

Author: Djuna Barnes

Publisher: New Directions Publishing

ISBN: 0811221431

Category: Fiction

Page: 208

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The fiery and enigmatic masterpiece—one of the greatest novels of the Modernist era. Nightwood, Djuna Barnes' strange and sinuous tour de force, "belongs to that small class of books that somehow reflect a time or an epoch" (Times Literary Supplement). That time is the period between the two World Wars, and Barnes' novel unfolds in the decadent shadows of Europe's great cities, Paris, Berlin, and Vienna—a world in which the boundaries of class, religion, and sexuality are bold but surprisingly porous. The outsized characters who inhabit this world are some of the most memorable in all of fiction—there is Guido Volkbein, the Wandering Jew and son of a self-proclaimed baron; Robin Vote, the American expatriate who marries him and then engages in a series of affairs, first with Nora Flood and then with Jenny Petherbridge, driving all of her lovers to distraction with her passion for wandering alone in the night; and there is Dr. Matthew-Mighty-Grain-of-Salt-Dante-O'Connor, a transvestite and ostensible gynecologist, whose digressive speeches brim with fury, keen insights, and surprising allusions. Barnes' depiction of these characters and their relationships (Nora says, "A man is another persona woman is yourself, caught as you turn in panic; on her mouth you kiss your own") has made the novel a landmark of feminist and lesbian literature. Most striking of all is Barnes' unparalleled stylistic innovation, which led T. S. Eliot to proclaim the book "so good a novel that only sensibilities trained on poetry can wholly appreciate it." Now with a new preface by Jeanette Winterson, Nightwood still crackles with the same electric charge it had on its first publication in 1936.

Well Said Intro

Author: Linda Grant,Eve Einselen Yu

Publisher: Heinle ELT

ISBN: 9781305641426

Category: English language

Page: 180

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Well Said Intro, Second Edition is the first level of the series. It is a slower-paced course that introduces the most important pronunciation features at the beginning to low-intermediate level.

Well Said!

Presentations and Conversations That Get Results

Author: Darlene Price

Publisher: AMACOM

ISBN: 0814417884

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 256

View: 7419

Whether you're making a formal presentation, wooing a client, closing a sale, or proposing an idea, persuasive communication can make the difference between success and failure. Well Said! shows readers how to put themselves in their audience's shoes and tailor their message to the needs of decision makers. It reveals simple but powerful techniques anyone can use to prioritize, organize, and economize their words so that their communications are concise, clear, and-most importantly-convincing. Complete with real-life examples illustrating the concepts in action, this handy guide teaches readers how to: Use the words and phrases that get people to listen * Capture and hold attention * Gain instant credibility with decision makers * Optimize body language * Handle QA with finesse * Connect with the audience * Shine with or without PowerPoint * Perfect their elevator pitch * And much more Engaging and practical, Well Said! is the one book on presentation skills every professional should own.

Language in Use Pre-Intermediate New Edition Teacher's Book

Author: Adrian Doff,Christopher Jones

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521774048

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 232

View: 1251

Each of the four levels comprises about 80 hours of class work, with additional time for the self-study work. The Teacher's Book contains all the pages from the Classroom Book, with interleaved teaching notes including optional activities to cater for different abilities. There is a video to accompany the Beginner, Pre-intermediate and Intermediate levels. Each video contains eight stimulating and entertaining short programmes, as well as a booklet of photocopiable activities. Free test material is available in booklet and web format for Beginner and Pre-intermediate levels. Visit www.cambridge.org/elt/liu or contact your local Cambridge University Press representative.