Prepare your student for high school.100 Words Every High School Freshman Should Know focuses on words that nearly every freshman will encounter over the course of the school year. Chosen with various criteria in mind, some represent key concepts in important areas of the curriculum, while others ar..
This book makes American English phrases "duck soup." 101 American English Idioms takes the mystery out of these common U.S. expressions and explains their meanings in context. On the audio CD, native speakers read each of the 101 idioms, so you can hear how American English sounds and practice what..
With the advent of the Common Core State Standards and high expectations with regard to content literacy, some secondary teachers are scrambling for what to do and how to do it. This book provides an accessible plan for implementing content literacy and offers 20 research-based literacy strategies d..
5 Language Visual Dictionary is a user friendly and intuitive reference for adults learning English, French, German, Spanish, or Italian.The only language dictionary of its kind, 5 Language Visual Dictionary makes language learning accessible by using photographs to put everyday words into context. ..
J.R.R. Tolkien is the father of modern fantasy. He created characters and a world so rich with details--and so unique--that it warranted a whole new vocabulary along with it. His creation of language is not surprising, considering his first civilian job following his service during World War I was w..
A writer like Paley, writes George Saunders, "comes along and brightens language up again, takes it aside and gives it a pep talk, sends it back renewed, so it can do its job, which is to wake us up." Best known for her inimitable short stories, Grace Paley was also an enormously talented essayist a..
This volume brings together a collection of quotes, quips, and speeches, not only from the 16th President himself, but also from those who knew him best including his wife, Mary Todd Lincoln, and his greatest political opponent, Stephen A. Douglas. NUME CARTE: Abraham Lincoln: Quotes, Quips, and Spe..
You are your words. Make the most of them The American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language is the premier resource for anyone who wants to know precisely what words mean, where they come from, and how to use them effectively. It is renowned for presenting accurate and comprehensible defi..
Considered to be the third-best selling book of all time in America. With its distinctive blue cover, it earned the nickname "the blue-backed speller" and was used over the span of nearly a century. This is an exact reproduction of the 1824 edition. NUME CARTE: American Spelling Book, HardcoverISBN:..
Comprehensive and easy to use, this resource offers numerous cross-references that allow readers to trace English words back to their Indo-European roots. By exhibiting the relationship between English and cognate tongues, it reveals the language's basis in Latin and Greek as well as prior derivatio..
This newly revised "Larousse Concise Dictionary"is ideal for the more sophisticated traveler, business person, student, and anyone interested in achieveing greater fluency in contemporary French and English. The clear typographical layout and style, together with detailed treatment of vocabulary all..
This Dorling Kindersley phrase book has been complied by experts to meet the general needs of both tourists and business travellers. Covering topics such as Hotels, Driving and so forth, the ample selection of useful words and phrases is supported by a 2,000-line mini dictionary and a section on the..
We live in a time when public discourse is more skewed than ever by the propaganda that big money can buy, with trust in the leadership of elected officials at an all-time low. The "news" has degenerated into sensationalist sound bites, and the idea of debate has become a polarized shouting match th..
The 18th edition of Daniel Jones's classic work is the definitive guide to contemporary English pronunciation. This new and fully updated edition contains over 230,000 pronunciations of words, names and phrases. In addition, it includes lively essays on aspects of pronunciation by leading experts in..
The greatest name in foreign language dictionaries is Cassell, the preeminent publisher of dictionaries for over 120 years.For fast, easy reference and comprehensive listings, Cassell's Concise Latin-English, English-Latin Dictionary is unbeatable. It contains in concise form the words most frequent..
Chinese Proverbs and Popular Sayings is for everyday readers looking for pithy sayings, deeper understanding of the Chinese culture and a unique look at the Chinese language. - The Rapidian "Chinese Proverbs and Popular Sayings opens a diverting and useful window on Chinese language and culture." - ..
The ideal dictionary for travelers and students, the portable, comprehensive, user-friendly Collins Pocket Korean features up-to-date coverage of today's Korean and English, a handy supplement comparing Korean and English grammar differences, and all the information that today's Korean seeker needs ..
This is a major new edition of the best-selling Color Oxford English Dictionary, offering the most accurate and up-to-date coverage of essential, everyday vocabulary. Based on evidence from the Oxford English Corpus--the same database that informs the Oxford English Dictionary--the Color Oxford Engl..
In the tradition of Eats, Shoots & Leaves and Anguished English, Common Phrases is a fascinating guide to the origins of our language. Wonderful stories reveal the real meaning of Adam's apple, nick of time, stool pigeon, armed to the teeth, raining cats and dogs, at sixes and sevens, dog days of su..
The Compact Oxford German Dictionary covers over 90,000 words and phrases, and 120,000 translations of contemporary German and English. This handy reference book covers all the words you need, based on findings from the Oxford Languages Tracker and the Oxford English Corpus. Also beneficial, it incl..
The Compact Oxford Russian Dictionary offers over 90,000 words and phrases, and 120,000 translations of contemporary Russian and English. It covers the words you need to know for everday use, carefully selected from findings from the Oxford Languages Tracker and the Oxford English Corpus. Also inclu..
With over 90,000 words and phrases, and 120,000 translations of contemporary Spanish and English, this dictionary offers excellent coverage of both European and Latin American Spanish. All the words you will need from Spanish and English have been added from computing and technology to health and li..
Gaines's Cryptanalysis (formerly published as Elementary Cryptanalysis) is a standard elementary and intermediate text for persons seriously interested in modern science methods for enciphering and deciphering cryptograms. It does not simply repeat older material, but contains much about modern cryp..
The best dictionary for Spanish speakers learning English With 61,000 words, phrases and examples and over 70,000 translations, it includes excellent coverage of British and American English, as well as Latin American Spanish and Peninsular Spanish. - Common mistake notes highlight typical errors m..
Sayings and proverbs are priceless verbal traditions for all to share. And everyone has a favorite. They are unique because in a few words, a deeply serious message can be woven. It is impossible to read proverbs and sayings without learning something important, and perhaps feeling that each one was..
More than 8,000 idiomatic words and phrases that are standard in American English are listed with definitions and sample sentences to clarify their meanings. Earlier editions of this A-to-Z dictionary have proved especially helpful to TOEFL and TOEIC test takers, as well as to other students in Nort..
Covering nutrition, dietary requirements, chemistry, preparation and cooking, hygiene, health and safety, commercial food production, labelling, packaging and public health, this dictionary provides clear, informative and up-to-date terms relating to all aspects of food science and nutrition. An ess..
An invaluable reference book for anyone interested in the fascinating world of sport, containing over 5,000 terms relating to sport and exercise science. Coverage includes anatomy, physiology, physiotherapy, biology, sports medicine, sporting rules and regulations, governing bodies, health and fitne..
What is the link between map and apron, acrobat and oxygen, zeal and jealousy, flour and pollen, secret and crime? Did you know that crimson originally comes from the name of tiny scale insects, the kermes, from whose dried bodies a red dyestuff is made? That Yankee began as a nickname for Dutchmen?..
The Easier English Basic Dictionary" is designed especially for elementary and pre-intermediate students of English. It includes the basic vocabulary needed to understand and study written and spoken English at this level, and is particularly useful for students taking the Preliminary English Test (..
It includes the vocabulary needed to understand and study written and spoken English at this level, and is particularly useful for students working towards intermediate or lower-intermediate level examinations such as the IELTS (International English Language Testing System), FCE (First Certificate ..
This dictionary offers over 30,000 references providing clear and concise definitions. Each entry includes part of speech, phonetic pronounciation, a clear definition and example sentances to show how the word is used in context. Entries include collocations, synonyms and grammar information, and ex..
"In his Course in General Linguistics, first published in 1916, Saussure postulated the existence of a general science of signs, or Semiology, of which linguistics would form only one part. Semiology, therefore aims to take in any system of signs, whatever their substance and limits; images, gesture..
The Encarta Essential English Dictionary is a companion to global English that fits neatly into a briefcase or college holdall. Packed in among more than 64,000 headwords, you will find innovative features to enable correct use of English: * 200 Usage Notes provide answers to common language queries..
The Encarta Essential Thesaurus is a portable guide for choosing the right word. Over 200,000 synonyms (words of similar meaning) and antonyms (words of opposite meaning) can be accessed from a quick-reference A-Z list of more than 25,000 entries. Contained in a small format, it can be easily slippe..
English for Beginners is a Ladybird series designed for young people learning English worldwide. The emphasis is on word recognition and word learning through simple, clear text and colourful pictures and activities. Each hardback book is accompanied by its own workbook, re-enforcing the learning pr..
This innovative textbook fulfills the needs of upper-division Spanish students who are pursuing degrees in the health professions, plan to become medical interpreters or just want to improve their proficiency in the language. It provides multiple opportunities to learn vocabulary related to the medi..
A collection of the notable last recorded words of the dying, Famous Last Words is, unexpectedly, bursting with life, hope, wisdom, and often laughter. Here are writers, philosophers, athletes, gangsters, kings, queens, movie stars, and politicians, in all sorts of moods and states of preparedness. ..
Masters of language can turn unassuming words into phrases that are convincing, effective, and memorably beautiful. Lincoln and Churchill had this power:having heard their words once, one can scarcely imagine the world without them. What are the secrets of this alchemy? The answer lies in rhetoric, ..
A mention of flatulence might conjure up images of bratty high school boys or lowbrow comics. But one of the most eloquent--and least expected--commentators on the subject is Benjamin Franklin. The writings in Fart Proudly reveal the rogue who lived peaceably within the philosopher and statesman. In..
The Firefly Five Language Visual Dictionary is an unparalleled multilingual reference for our increasingly multillingual world. More than 15 million American households have a primary language that is not English. The major ones are the Indo-European languages, which include Spanish, German, Italia..
Revised and updated, this bestselling collection of business wit and wisdom is the ultimate desk reference for the cube and corner office, by one of the world's most popular business publications. Forbes is one of the world's most trusted, recognizable, and growing brands in business news and inform..
Translation. It's everywhere we look, but seldom seen--until now. Found in Translation reveals the surprising and complex ways that translation shapes the world. Covering everything from holy books to hurricane warnings and poetry to peace treaties, Nataly Kelly and Jost Zetzsche offer language love..
Perfect for students in middle school and up, this easy-to-use reference should have a place in every student s desk or backpack.The vocabulary has been adapted specifically to the needs of the beginning language learner, and thousands of examples show words used in context. " NUME CARTE: French Poc..
Suitable for K12 teachers, this book provides the latest research on strategies, ideas, and resources for teaching Greek and Latin roots including prefixes, suffixes, and bases to help instruct learners in vocabulary development, improve their comprehension, and ultimately help learners to read more..
Updated to keep pace with Americans constant changes in the many ways they use, create, and abandon idioms, this book presents approximately 2,500 American-English idiomatic words and expressions. Each entry identified by part of speechA concise definition for every idiomEach idiom used in an illust..
The home has long been the center of our family lives. This is where we gather to create memories with family and friends and to find comfort and solace for ourselves. In "House Blessings," best-selling anthologist June Cotner has assembled a moving collection of interfaith prayers, poems, and toast..