Thoroughly revised and updated, this new edition contains 185 varied exercises to provide students with extra practice of the grammar studied in the third edition of Essential Grammar in Use. This edition, with answers, is ideal for self-study.
English in Mind
Author: Herbert Puchta, Jeff Stranks
English in Mind second edition is a three-level course for upper secondary students. A new edition of a popular course for Italy for 'la scuola secondaria di secondo grado'. Enhanced grammar and speaking activities, common mistakes made by Italian learners and video material are four of its new features. Fila A and B tests will be part of the extra resources. Two packs will be available: one with CD-ROM/DVD material provided with the Workbook and one without.
Easy Games in English
Author: European Language Institute
Publisher: Distribooks Incorporated
Complete PET combines the very best in contemporary classroom practice with stimulating topics aimed at teenagers and young adults.
New Grammar Files. Key
Author: Edward Jordan, Patrizia Fiocchi
The Success International series offers a practical approach to language learning and support. Success International English Skills for Cambridge IGCSE Student's Book offers complete preparation for the Cambridge IGCSE® in English as a Second Language. The series has been fully updated in line with the revised syllabus updates, including a new colourful text design, making the course appealing and exciting. The Student's Book provides stimulating topics, international perspectives and relevant examples to encourage students to explore and improve their use of English. The series supports students both in the classroom and in individual study. Answers to both the Student's Book and the Workbook are available in the Teacher's Book.
This is a research study monograph into an approach known as Content and Language Integrated Learning or CLIL through English in Italian higher education. There is as yet little agreement on terminology, definitions, learning theories or classroom approaches as regards CLIL. A distinction is therefore made between CLIL, ICLHE (Integrating Content and Language in Higher Education), Content-based Instruction, L2-medium Instruction and Bilingual Education. The research design comprises both quantitative and qualitative elements. A questionnaire survey of all Italian universities profiled the many courses presently delivered using English as the vehicular language, and found some homogeneity in process and subjects, but differences linked to private or public funding and to geographical area. A survey of students (n=134) was designed and administered to obtain their evaluation of a list of techniques used by lecturers to help students understand lectures delivered through English. Respondents recognised and considered as useful most of the categories, including the use of repetitions, examples, summaries, definitions, synonyms, questions and emphasising with intonation. The qualitative part involved observing, recording, transcribing, and analysing lectures delivered through English by four university science lecturers, who were also interviewed. Results confirm the validity of some input presentation strategies and show similarities and differences between student and lecturer perceptions. The data also show discrepancies, at times, between the strategies considered useful by the lecturers and those actually used in the classes.
In the Mind's Eye
Author: Thomas G. West
Publisher: Prometheus Books
Dyslexia and other learning differences are commonly seen as disabilities, but they must also be seen as distinctive abilities, different (and often superior) modes of perceiving and understanding the world. As Thomas West shows, some of our greatest minds, from Einstein and Edison to Churchill and da Vinci, have been visual thinkers who today might be labeled 'learning disabled.' In the Mind's Eye makes a powerful case that the dyslexic-visual mind may be full of creative human potential, and is as crucial a part of our cognitive heritage as any other.-Oliver Sacks, MD, Professor of Neurology and Psychiatry, Columbia University Medical Center; Columbia University Artist; Author of Musicophilia, Awakenings, and The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a HatThomas West brings to life the fascinating capacities and syndromes that arise from our visual-spatial imagination. His book proves beyond doubt that we are not all points on a single bell curve of intelligence.-Howard Gardner, The John H. and Elisabeth A. Hobbs Professor of Cognition and Education, Harvard Graduate School of Education; Author of many books, including Frames of Mind: The Theory of Multiple Intelligences and Intelligence Reframed: Multiple Intelligences for the 21st CenturyUnfortunately, I did not discover this wonderful book before I wrote Thinking in Pictures several years ago. I recommend it to teachers, parents and education policymakers. West profiles people with dyslexia who are visual thinkers, and his conclusions on the link between visual thinking and creativity are similar to mine.-Temple Grandin, Associate Professor at Colorado State University, Author of the memoir Thinking in Pictures (dealing with her life with autism) and the best-selling Animals in TranslationNow in its fifteenth printing, In the Mind's Eye has been recognized as a classic in its field. The book still stands alone as a uniquely compelling argument for the great importance of visual thinking and visual technologies as well as the high creative potential of many individuals with dyslexia or other learning difficulties.In this second edition, Thomas G. West reviews a number of recent developments that support and extend the perspectives and expectations originally set forth in the first edition. In addition to the original eleven portraits of famous individuals with learning difficulties (including Albert Einstein and Thomas Edison), he has added brief profiles of two dyslexic scientists known for their ability to generate, in quite different fields, powerful but unexpected innovations and discoveries: William J. Dreyer, a Caltech professor who used his highly visual imagination to see things in molecular biology and immunology well before others; and John R. (Jack) Horner, who flunked out of the University of Montana seven times (requiring letters of support for readmission) but is now known as one of the three most important paleontologists in the world.Recognized as among the best of the best by the American Library Association in their broad psychology and neuroscience category, this title belongs on the bookshelves of all educators and anyone with an interest in visual thinking, visual technologies, and highly creative people with learning difficulties.Thomas G. West is a writer, lecturer and consultant based in Washington, DC. In connection with In the Mind's Eye, he has been invited to provide over 200 presentations, interviews and documentary segments for computer, business, education, art, design, scientific and medical groups in the U.S. and fourteen countries overseas.More on In the Mind's Eye can be found at http://inthemindseyedyslexicrenaissance.blogspot.com/.
Can a bunch of hapless losers hope to defeat such an unholy alliance? When JB and his flatmates took in the new guy, they had their doubts. The Celine Dion albums, the fluffy hordes of stuffed animals and the plastic-covered floral-pattern love seat should have set their threat detectors singing. But nobody was paying attention. Within days their house had become a swirling maelstrom of death metal junkies and Drug War narcs, stolen goods and hired goons, Tasmanian Babes, karate dykes, evil yuppies, dopey greens and the Sandmen of the Terror Data. Now the flatmates have one week to sober up, find two thousand dollars and catch the runaway new guy before Pauline Hanson, the federal government, cops, crims, their landlord and some very angry lesbians tear their house down and stomp them to jelly. Can a bunch of hapless losers hope to defeat such an unholy alliance?
Legends from the British Isles
Author: Lucia Mattioli, Deborah Meyers
Publisher: Uitgeverij De Boeck Secundair onderwijs
LEGEND The Legend of the Unicorn tells the story of Rhiannon Carter, a pretty English girl, who lived in the days of King Arthur. One day she makes friends with a young unicorn in the forest, but greedy Sir Brangwyn finds out and ... The King of the Wizards is a legend from Scotland that tells about a young man who wants to become a great juggler, but he doesn’t know that his teacher is an evil wizard. Bedd Gelert is the touching Welsh legend about Prince Llewellyn’s loyal dog who must protect the prince’s son while he goes hunting. When he returns after the hunt, it is dark and he makes a terrible mistake. Dossiers: Haunted Castles in Scotland Man's Best Friend
Built around the concept of linguistic and cultural plurality, this book defines language as an instrument of action and symbolic power. Plurality is conceived here as : a complex array of voices, perspectives and approaches that seeks to preserve the complexity of the multilingual and multicultural enterprise, including language learning and teaching ; a coherent system of relationships among various languages, research traditions and research sites that informs qualitative methods of inquiry into multilingualism and its uses in everyday life ; a view of language as structured sociohistorical object, observable from several simultaneous spatiotemporal standpoints, such as that of daily interactions or that which sustains the symbolic power of institutions. This book is addressed to teacher trainers, young researchers, decision makers, teachers concerned with the role of languages in the evolution of societies and educational systems. It aims to elicit discussion by articulating practices, field observations and analyses based on a multidisciplinary conceptual framework.
Big Business and Hitler
Author: Jacques R. Pauwels
Publisher: James Lorimer & Company
For big business in Germany and around the world, Hitler and his National Socialist party were good news. Business was bad in the 1930s, and for multinational corporations Germany was a bright spot in a world suffering from the Great Depression. As Jacques R. Pauwels explains in this book, corporations were delighted with the profits that came from re-arming Germany, and then supplying both sides of the Second World War. Recent historical research in Germany has laid bare the links between Hitler's regime and big German firms. Scholars have now also documented the role of American firms — General Motors, IBM, Standard Oil, Ford, and many others — whose German subsidiaries eagerly sold equipment, weapons, and fuel needed for the German war machine. A key roadblock to America's late entry into the Second World War was behind-the-scenes pressure from US corporations seeking to protect their profitable business selling to both sides. Basing his work on the recent findings of scholars in many European countries and the US, Pauwels explains how Hitler gained and held the support of powerful business interests who found the well-liked oneparty fascist government, ready and willing to protect the property and profits of big business. He documents the role of the many multinationals in business today who supported Hitler and gained from the Nazi government's horrendous measures.