Do you spend hours writing and rewriting emails or presentations in English?
Do you secretly hope that the phone won’t ring, because you’re worried about speaking English to colleagues or customers?
Do you dread having to give verbal updates at meetings if they’re held in English?
I work with people who need to use English at work. I’ve discovered that often, helping my customers to develop their language skills isn’t enough. What they really want are opportunities to work on subjects that are directly relevant to them, and strategies for using this knowledge in the every-day business situations in which they find themselves.
In the 50 chapters of this book, I provide tips on how to deal with a range of situations and how to increase your confidence, perform at your best and portray yourself in a positive light. These situations include contributing to meetings in English, using the telephone, taking part in networking events, going for job interviews and having general conversations.
I also look at some of the problems that people have in terms of improving their English and some possible solutions. The problems include fear of speaking, not being able to find the right course, not having time to learn and not being able to remember new vocabulary. There are also more general tips about what you can do to make language learning a part of your everyday routine, and not just something that you try to squeeze in when you have time.
The book is 50,000 words long and it is split into 50 chapters. However, you don’t have to read it from start to finish. For best results, see which chapters are relevant to your personal circumstances and start with those!
This book contains grammar points with examples and exercises for learners. With many chapters on various grammatical theories, A Grammar of the English Tongue is the complete guide to the correct usage of English.
With its numerous concepts and terms, it serves as a handy reference book for personal or academic usage.
A Grammar of the English Tongue can help you get the basic skills you need for a career and for further educational pursuits.
An exciting approach to learning French with the easy, relaxed appeal of an audio-only product. Over 12 hours of easy-listening.
No books. No rote memorization. No chance of failure.
This download contains the entire course:
Part 1 • Language ground rules • The use of the past tense • Finding French words used in English • Asking questions • Essential vocabulary to use when booking into a hotel, taking a taxi, and eating out.
Part 2 • Useful vocabulary at the tourist office • Asking for directions • Where you are from and what you do • Pronunciation
Part 3 • Practice and revision • Vocabulary for conversing with a doctor • Masculine and feminine • The present and future tense
Course ReviewThe course review offers a very useful opportunity to revise the full course and practice what you have learnt. A native-speaking French expert helps you to perfect your pronunciation. Learn over 6,000 words in no time at all and learn how to make your new vocabulary work for you.A downloadable booklet is also included to use as a reference and revision tool.
A more in-depth course for those looking to improve their language skills, with over 12 hours of audio and handy written revision guide to reinforce your learning.
The colorful life and creative career of the writer behind six of Hitchcock’s thrillers: “An intriguing and revealing story.” —Times Literary Supplement With a career that spanned from the silent era to the 1990s, British screenwriter Charles Bennett lived an extraordinary life. His experiences as an actor, director, playwright, film and television writer, and novelist in both England and Hollywood left him with many amusing anecdotes, opinions about his craft, and impressions of the many famous people he knew. Among other things, Bennett was a decorated WWI hero, an eminent Shakespearean actor, and an Allied spy and propagandist during WWII, but he is best remembered for his commercially and critically acclaimed collaborations with directors Sir Alfred Hitchcock and Cecil B. DeMille. The fruitful partnership with Hitchcock began after the director adapted Bennett’s 1929 play Blackmail as the first British sound film. Their partnership produced six thrillers: The Man Who Knew Too Much, The 39 Steps, Sabotage, Secret Agent, Young and Innocent, and Foreign Correspondent. In this witty and intriguing book, Bennett discusses how their collaboration created such famous motifs as the “wrong man accused” device and the MacGuffin. He also takes readers behind the scenes with the Master of Suspense, offering his thoughts on the director’s work, sense of humor, and personal life. Featuring an introduction and additional biographical material from Bennett’s son, editor John Charles Bennett, Hitchcock’s Partner in Suspense is a richly detailed narrative of a remarkable yet often-overlooked figure in film history.
Take your German to the next level with Paul’s tried and tested method guaranteed to deepen your understanding of the language with his easy-to-follow approach. Next Steps is an intermediate course, for non-beginners, which follows on from the Complete German Beginner’s course.
The 1000 essential Swedish words. Swedish is a North Germanic language spoken natively by 9.6 million people, predominantly in Sweden and in parts of Finland, where it has equal legal standing with Finnish. How to learn a language differently ? Today, language learning is revolutionizing : you do not have to go to traditional language classes anymore. Our learning method : a selection of hundreds of phrases and essential words. You listen to them, you repeat them, and you speak. We rely on pronunciation, oral rehearsal, listening, combined with words, essential phrases, and a vocabulary list. 20% of the words are used 80% of the time. The end goal is to get a sufficient level in one language to be able to hold simple conversations, to be able to understand simple exchanges, deal with with everyday life and start exploring the new culture that opens up to you.
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