Learn essential American and British English in this complete beginner audio course. This course contains: -Audio listening files -A handy phrasebook of vocabulary and phrases -Coursebook PDFs in English, French, Italian, Spanish and Portuguese for reading and writing practice Get Talking English in Ten Days maps to A1 of the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) for languages. -Choose your learning language: English, French, Italian, Spanish or Portuguese -MP3 format lets you learn on the go -Practise the words and phrases you need for meeting colleagues and friends, booking a hotel, making plans, shopping and more -Progress in your understanding of naturally-paced conversations -Use the learning plus sections to extend your vocabulary -Personalize the language with interactive role-plays -Perfect your pronunciation and sound more natural *This course is also ideal for use in the classroom for extra listening and speaking practice.* Rely on Teach Yourself, trusted by language learners for over 75 years.
The Solomon Islands Campaign of World War II has been the subject of many published historical accounts. Most of these accounts present an ‘outsider’ perspective with limited reference to the contribution of indigenous Solomon Islanders as coastwatchers, scouts, carriers and labourers under the Royal Australian Navy and other Allied military units. Where islanders are mentioned, they are represented as ‘loyal’ helpers. The nature of local contributions in the war and their impact on islander perceptions are more complex than has been represented in these outsiders’ perspectives. Islander encounters with white American troops enabled self-awareness of racial relationships and inequality under the colonial administration, which sparked struggles towards recognition and political autonomy that emerged in parts of the British Solomon Islands Protectorate in the postwar period. Exploitation of postwar military infrastructure by the colonial administration laid the foundation for later sociopolitical upheaval experienced by the country. In the aftermath of the 1998 crisis, the supposed unity and pride that prevailed among islanders during the war has been seen as an avenue whereby different ethnic identities can be unified. This national unification process entailed the construction of the ‘Pride of our Nation’ monument that aims to restore the pride and identity of Solomon Islanders.