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Lonely Planet Mediterranean Europe Phrasebook & Dictionary
Lonely Planet Mediterranean Europe Phrasebook & Dictionary
Paperback      ISBN: 1786572850

Lonely Planet's Mediterranean Europe Phrasebook & Dictionary is your handy passport to culturally enriching travels with the most relevant and useful European phrases and vocabulary for all your travel needs. Ask for directions to the best beaches, learn about local history and culture, and navigate menus like a local - all with your trusted travel companion. With language tools in your back pocket, you can truly get to the heart of wherever you go, so begin your journey now

Get More From Your Trip with Easy-to-Find Phrases for Every Travel Situation

  • Order with confidence, explain food allergies, and try new foods with the menu decoder
  • Save time and hassles with vital phrases at your fingertips
  • Never get stuck for words with the 3500-word two-way, quick-reference dictionary
  • Be prepared for both common and emergency travel situations with practical phrases and terminology
  • Meet friends with conversation starter phrases
  • Get your message across with easy-to-use pronunciation guides

Inside Lonely Planet Mediterranean Europe Phrasebook & Dictionary:

  • Phrases to Learn Before You Go
  • Ways to Start a Sentence
  • Phrases to Sound like a Local
  • Listen For - phrases you may hear
  • Look For - phrases you may see on signs
  • Shortcuts - easy-to-remember alternatives to the full phrases
  • Q&A - suggested answers to questions asked
  • Covers
    • Basics - time, dates, numbers, amounts, pronunciation, reading tips, grammar rules
    • Practical - travel with kids, disabled travellers, senior travellers, sightseeing, business, banking, post office, internet, phones, repairs, shopping, bargaining, accommodations, directions, border crossing, transport
    • Social - meeting people, interests, feelings, opinions, going out, romance, culture, activities, weather
    • Safe Travel - emergencies, police, doctor, chemist, dentist, symptoms, conditions
    • Food - ordering, at the market, at the bar, dishes, ingredients

The Perfect Choice: Lonely Planet's Mediterranean Europe Phrasebook & Dictionary, our pocket-sized comprehensive language guide, provides on-the-go language assistance. Great for language students and travellers looking to interact with locals and immerse themselves in local culture.

Check out our Fast Talk Phrasebook mobile app for on-the-go language needs. (Available languages: German, Latin Spanish, European Spanish, French, and Italian.)

American Slang Dictionary, Fourth Edition
American Slang Dictionary, Fourth Edition
4th Edition    Paperback      ISBN: 0071461086

For the 411 on American slang, this guidebook is the top banana

From "head trip" to "foot in mouth," American Slang Dictionary gives you the complete definitions of thousands of uniquely American words and phrases, ranging from golden oldies such as "catch some rays" and "take the fifth" to more up-to-the-minute coinages like Wall Street's "jonx," the Internet's "ping," and the gangsta's favorite, "shizzle."

Inside you'll find more than 12,000 words and expressions from a wide variety of sources, including gangsta rap, the blogosphere, and the U.S. prison system. In a New York minute, you'll be down with the colloquialisms, vulgarities, and substandard English that make everyday interactions in contemporary American life so colorful.

BSOD or blue screen of death the blue computer screen that appears after a programming or operational error
crunk wild; crazy; out of control
kvetch to complain
left-handed monkey wrench a nonexistent tool
word of mouse a message spread by e-mail

15-Minute Arabic
15-Minute Arabic
Paperback      ISBN: 1465415777

Whether starting from scratch or just in need of a refresher, discover how to speak and understand Arabic with 15-minute-a-day lessons. 15-Minute Arabic contains two hour-long CDs, a full-color course book with themed chapters and real-life examples, a menu guide, and translation dictionaries. Now with brand-new packaging and plastic snap-shut case.

Slam Dunks and No-Brainers: Pop Language in Your Life, the Media, and Like . . . Whatever
Slam Dunks and No-Brainers
Pop Language in Your Life, the Media, and Like . . . Whatever
Paperback      ISBN: 0375702423

In this marvelously original book, three-time Pulitzer Prize finalist Leslie Savan offers fascinating insights into why we're all talking the talk--Duh; Bring it on ; Bling; Whatever --and what this reveals about America today. Savan traces the paths that phrases like these travel from obscure slang to pop stardom, selling everything from cars (ads for VWs, Mitsubishis, and Mercurys all pitch them as "no-brainer"s) to wars (finding WMD in Iraq was to be a "slam dunk"). Real people create these catchy phrases, but once media, politics, and businesses broadcast them, they burst out of our mouths as celebrity words, newly glamorous and powerful. Witty, fun, and full of thought-provoking stories about the origins of popular expressions, Slam Dunks and No-Brainers is for everyone who loves the mysteries of language.

100 Words to Make You Sound Smart
100 Words to Make You Sound Smart
Paperback      ISBN: 0544913647
Brilliant communication is just a book away.​

100 Words to Make You Sound Smart is an informative and entertaining resource that can help anyone be right on the money when looking for words that will make a point, seal the deal, or just keep folks listening. Chosen by the editors of the American Heritage Dictionaries, these words will appeal to anyone who wants to be a more compelling communicator--as a worker, consumer, advocate, friend, dinner companion, or even as a romantic prospect.

The book includes a colorful variety of words, including handy words of just one syllable (such as glib) and words derived from the names of famous people (such as Freudian slip and Machiavellian).There are expressions from popular culture (catch-22) and words that date back to classical civilization (spartan and stoic). Each word is clearly defined and shown in context with quotations from contemporary sources: magazines, newspapers, broadcast media, movies, and television. For many words, quotations from distinguished authors and speakers are also given and word histories are explained.

100 Words to Make You Sound Smart, the best-selling title in the 100 Words series, provides an affordable and enjoyable way to communicate more effectively. It offers the coveted gift of gab to anyone who needs to "say it right"--and to anyone who wants to sound more articulate.
Autonomous Language Learning with Technology: Beyond The Classroom
Autonomous Language Learning with Technology
Beyond The Classroom
Hardcover      ISBN: 1474240410

This book looks beyond the classroom, and focuses on out-of-class autonomous use of technology for language learning, discussing the theoretical frameworks, key findings and critical issues. The proliferation of digital language learning resources and tools is forcing language education into an era of unprecedented change. The book will stimulate discussions on how to support language learners to construct quality autonomous technology-mediated out-of-class learning experience outside the classroom and raise greater awareness of and research interest in this field.

Out-of-class learning constitutes an important context for human development, and active engagement in out-of-class activities is associated with successful language development. With convenient access to expanded resources, venues and learning spaces, today's learners are not as dependent on in-class learning as they used to be. Thus, a deeper understanding of the terrain of out-of-class learning is of increasing significance in the current educational era. Technology is part and parcel of out-of-class language learning, and has been a primary source that learners actively use to construct language learning experience beyond the classroom. Language learners of all ages around the world have been found to actively utilize technological resources to support their language learning beyond formal language learning contexts. Insights into learners' out-of-class autonomous use of technology for language learning are essential to our understanding of out-of-class learning and inform educators on how language learners could be better supported to maximize the educational potentials of technology to construct quality out-of-class learning experience.

Autonomous Language Learning with Technology: Beyond the Classroom
Autonomous Language Learning with Technology
Beyond the Classroom
Paperback      ISBN: 1350094722

This book looks beyond the classroom, and focuses on out-of-class autonomous use of technology for language learning, discussing the theoretical frameworks, key findings and critical issues. The proliferation of digital language learning resources and tools is forcing language education into an era of unprecedented change. The book will stimulate discussions on how to support language learners to construct quality autonomous technology-mediated out-of-class learning experience outside the classroom and raise greater awareness of and research interest in this field.

Out-of-class learning constitutes an important context for human development, and active engagement in out-of-class activities is associated with successful language development. With convenient access to expanded resources, venues and learning spaces, today's learners are not as dependent on in-class learning as they used to be. Thus, a deeper understanding of the terrain of out-of-class learning is of increasing significance in the current educational era. Technology is part and parcel of out-of-class language learning, and has been a primary source that learners actively use to construct language learning experience beyond the classroom. Language learners of all ages around the world have been found to actively utilize technological resources to support their language learning beyond formal language learning contexts. Insights into learners' out-of-class autonomous use of technology for language learning are essential to our understanding of out-of-class learning and inform educators on how language learners could be better supported to maximize the educational potentials of technology to construct quality out-of-class learning experience.

Barron's New York State Grade 6 English Language Arts Test
Barron's New York State Grade 6 English Language Arts Test
2nd Edition    Paperback      ISBN: 1438001940

This book has been updated to align with the Common Core State Standards. It serves as both a test preparation manual and a handbook of effective reading, writing, listening, and test-taking strategies. It presents:

  • An overview and explanation of the Grade 6 ELA Test
  • Two full-length practice tests with all questions answered and explained
  • Additional questions with answers for practice and review

A helpful appendix describes literary genres and literary terms.
Better Writing: Beyond Periods and Commas
Better Writing
Beyond Periods and Commas
Paperback      ISBN: 1610485882

Using casual language and a straightforward approach, Better Writing: Beyond Periods and Commas provides students with an easy-to-read and effective guide for developing their writing skills. Rather than intimidate and overwhelm novice writers with vast sets of rules, Travis Koll utilizes simple and relatable explanations and examples to demystify the writing process. Armed with this better understanding, one that reaches far beyond the mere mechanics of punctuation and grammar, students can begin to recognize the true nature and significance of writing, its potential impact on their readers, and the importance of their voices in their communities and the world.

Better Writing: Beyond Periods and Commas
Better Writing
Beyond Periods and Commas
Hardcover      ISBN: 1610485874

Using casual language and a straightforward approach, Better Writing: Beyond Periods and Commas provides students with an easy-to-read and effective guide for developing their writing skills. Rather than intimidate and overwhelm novice writers with vast sets of rules, Travis Koll utilizes simple explanations and examples to demystify the writing process. Armed with this better understanding, one that reaches far beyond the mere mechanics of punctuation and grammar, students can begin to recognize the true nature and significance of writing, its potential impact on their readers, and the importance of their voices in their communities and the world.