English Is Not Easy

Author: Luci Gutiérrez
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0698405676
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A cheeky, sophisticated, and strikingly illustrated guide that leaves generic English reference books in the dust When prominent Barcelona-based illustrator Luci Gutiérrez found herself tuning out in English class, she used her love of drawing to help retain what she’d learned. Ditching the kind of bland and useless phrases that fill most English textbooks, Gutiérrez uses whimsical characters, cheeky dialogue, and even insults to bring vocabulary, grammar, and usage topics to life. Nearly forty-seven million people in the United States speak a language other than English at home, and even most native speakers struggle with subtle distinctions, such as when to use “whether” as opposed to “if.” (For example: I wonder whether I should have added a little more poison to his tea.) Already published to wide acclaim abroad, English Is Not Easy is sure to delight grammar mavens and students of English in America.

English Is Not Easy

Author: Luci Gutierrez
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1473522730
Size: 32.68 MB
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A quirkily illustrated, brilliantly risqué, but thoroughly practical, guide to the peculiarities of one of the trickiest languages on earth, for (strictly adult) students of English as a foreign language and native speakers alike Do you know when to use whether opposed to if? For exampIe, I wonder whether I should have added a little more poison to his tea? Or where to place the comma in a conditional sentence? English is Not Easy presents the intricacies of the English language in a whimsically illustrated guide that is appealing even to the grammar averse. If all other language and grammar guides leave you snoring, look no further. English Is Not Easy doesn’t offer run-of-the-mill phrases about extreme sports and atmospheric conditions that you’ll learn in a generic English textbook. This book offers vocabulary for situations the reader will actually find themselves in. Need an insult? Those are here, too, and imbecile is the kindest of the bunch. From ‘to be’ to complicated verb tenses and seemingly nonsensical idioms, Luci’s characters, cheeky dialogue, and playful sentences bring the vocabulary, grammar and usage to life. For those who haven’t brushed up on grammar since primary school or non-native English speakers looking to improve conversation, English Is Not Easy is a fresh and infectious guide to revisiting the rules with striking illustrative adventure along the way.

My Name Is Not Easy

Author: Debby Dahl Edwardson
Publisher: Marshall Cavendish
ISBN: 0761459804
Size: 16.76 MB
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Alaskans Luke, Chickie, Sonny, Donna, and Amiq relate their experiences in the early 1960s when they are forced to attend a Catholic boarding school where, despite different tribal affiliations, they come to find a sort of family and home.

Researching Chinese English The State Of The Art

Author: Zhichang Xu
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319531107
Size: 12.20 MB
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This volume offers a timely collection of original research papers on the various features and issues surrounding Chinese English, one of the varieties in World Englishes with a large and increasing number of learners and users. The five sections entitled ‘Researching Chinese English Pronunciation’, ‘Researching Chinese English Lexis, Grammar and Pragmatics’, ‘Researching Perceptions, Attitudes and Reactions towards Chinese English’, ‘Researching Cultural Conceptualizations and Identities in Chinese English’, and ‘Chinese Scholarship on Chinese English’, bring together three generations of Chinese and overseas researchers, both established and emerging, who offer lively dialogues on the current research, development and future of Chinese English. The introductory chapter by the editors on the state-of-the-art of researching Chinese English, and a concluding chapter by a leading researcher in World Englishes on the future directions for researching Chinese English make this an essential title for those who wish to gain insights on Chinese English.

English Is Easy

Author: Chetananand Singh
Publisher:
ISBN: 9788190458900
Size: 56.86 MB
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For Schools and Colleges For Various competigie exams such as MBA (CAT,MAT,XLRI, FMS etc.), GRE, GMAT, Bank PO, RBI, SSC, RRBs, NDA, CDS and LLB Entrance For those who aspire to read and write better

The English Language

Author: David Crystal
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 0141929308
Size: 60.93 MB
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This is the definitive survey of the English language - in all its forms. Crystal writes accessibly about the structure of the language, the uses of English throughout the world and finally he gives a brief history of English. The book has been fully revised and there is a fascinating new chapter on 'The effect of technology' on the English language. 'Illuminating guided tour of our common treasure by one of its most lucid and sensible professionals' The Times 'A splendid blend of erudition and entertainment' THES

English

Author: David Graddol
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9780415131179
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The story of English is often presented as one of progress. The emphasis in this book is on the diversity of English throughout its history and the changing social meanings to different varieties of English.

The Making Of English

Author: Henry Bradley
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486122557
Size: 60.65 MB
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Deeply educational yet not overwhelming, this compact culmination of a philological life uses nontechnical terms to explain the links between English and other tongues — Greek, Latin, German, Spanish, and French.

The Bhagavad Gita

Author: Penguin Books
Publisher: Penguin Books India
ISBN: 9780144000685
Size: 20.61 MB
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This is a masterful translation of the Bhagavad Gita, along with the Sanskrit original. A faithful rendition of the 2000-year-old 'Song Celestial', Bibek Debroy's translation resonates with the spirit of the original, while using modern idiom and language. He captures, verse by verse, the essence of this ancient philosophical poem, which debates eternal questions of right and wrong, action and consequence, and the conflicting nature of duty and love. The text stands by itself, complete and without interpolation, juxtaposed with the Sanskrit for easy reference; interpretation and explanation are tucked away as notes at the end.