Speed Up Your Spanish

Strategies to Avoid Common Errors
Author: Javier Muñoz-Basols,Marianne David,Olga Núñez Piñeiro
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135232202
Category: Foreign Language Study
Page: 272
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‘Excellent book. The chapters put together and systematise a lot of material that is often taught in an anecdotal or haphazard sort of way, if at all. Students will learn a great deal from the book and have their confidence in using Spanish considerably boosted as a result.’ – Jonathan Thacker, Merton College, University of Oxford, UK ‘An invaluable, highly original and methodically sound approach to correcting and eliminating common, yet difficult-to-eliminate errors.’ – Manuel Delgado, Bucknell University, USA ‘The user-friendly format and page layout makes Speed Up Your Spanish a highly practical reference source for students and teachers.’– Ma Victoria García Serrano, University of Pennsylvania, USA False friends, idiomatic expressions, gender and capitalization are just some of the areas that cause confusion for students of Spanish. Learning how to avoid the common errors that arise repeatedly in these areas is an essential step for successful language learning. Speed Up Your Spanish is a unique and innovative resource that identifies and explains such errors, thereby enabling students of Spanish to learn from their mistakes while enhancing their understanding of the Spanish language. Each of the nine chapters focuses on a grammatical category where English speakers typically make mistakes in Spanish. Each chapter is divided into sections that classify the concepts and errors into subcategories. Full explanations are provided throughout with clear, comprehensive examples and exercises to help the learner gain an in-depth understanding of Spanish grammar and usage. Key features: carefully selected grammar topics and examples based on the most commonly made errors exercises throughout to reinforce learning shortcuts and mnemonic devices providing vital learning strategies a Companion Website available at www.speedupyourspanish.com providing supplementary exercises as well as audio files. Suitable both for classroom use or self-study, Speed Up Your Spanish is the ideal resource for all intermediate learners of Spanish wishing to refine their language skills. Javier Muñoz-Basols is an Instructor in Spanish at the University of Oxford. Marianne David teaches Spanish at the Trinity School in New York. Olga Núñez Piñeiro is Senior Lecturer in Spanish at the University of Westminster.

North Carolina

Author: Tanya Lloyd Kyi
Publisher: Whitecap Books Limited
ISBN: 9781940416205
Category: Photography
Page: 96
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Here's to the land of the long leaf pine," begins the old toast to North Carolina. The land where you can root along with the Tar Heels at UNC in Chapel Hill. The land where you can play country music in a jam session at the foot of the Blue Ridge Mountains. The land where you can have a daring adventure boulder-hopping across waterfalls in the Outer Banks or hiking the breathtaking alpine trails through the Appalachian Mountains and its foothills. Toast North Carolina with these beautiful photographs! "The blessed land, the best land, the Old North State!

Essentials of Management

Author: Andrew DuBrin
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 0538478233
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 720
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Focus on the fundamental principles and practices of effective management today with DuBrin’s comprehensive, yet concise, ESSENTIALS OF MANAGEMENT, 9E. This brief but thorough new edition functions both as a solid introduction for new students or an in-depth review of core concepts and the latest research and applications for working professionals. Written from the first edition as an essentials text, this book is not a condensation of a larger text, but provides concise, complete coverage that clearly translates the latest research, theories, and management experiences into actual practice. The author’s proven functional approach introduces the role of a manager and today’s managerial environment before exploring critical topics in planning, organizing, leading, and control. This edition addresses emerging issues, such as sustainability and environmental concerns, management in difficult times, employee morale, diverse workforces, and teamwork. New coverage of ethics, personal productivity, the latest information technology, and decision making are also included. Compelling, memorable examples show how leaders effectively apply principles of management in a wide variety of business settings. New action features, new online skill builders, new cases and video cases work with proven exercises and self-assessment quizzes to help readers develop the managerial, interpersonal, and technical skills necessary for outstanding career success. Help your students acquire the knowledge and skills to manage, lead, and successfully compete in today’s rapidly changing business environment with DuBrin’s ESSENTIALS OF MANAGEMENT, 9E. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

The King's Damosel

Author: Vera Chapman
Publisher: Pollinger in Print
ISBN: 1905665326
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 176
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A magical glimpse into the legendary age of Arthurian chivalry. Lynett, unwilling bride of the Round Table Knight, Gaheris, who leaves her husband and the true love of her life, his brother Gareth, to become the King's messenger. Knightly chivalry is beset by Dark Age barbarity in this richly woven tapestry of heroes and heroines, monsters and saints, temptresses and magicians.

Jocelyn: Épisode

Author: Alphonse De Lamartine
Publisher: Palala Press
ISBN: 9781377609584
Category: Fiction
Page: 370
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The Hungry Ear

Poems of Food and Drink
Author: Kevin Young
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
ISBN: 1608197611
Category: Poetry
Page: 336
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Food and poetry: in so many ways, a natural pairing, from prayers over bread to street vendor songs. Poetry is said to feed the soul, each poem a delicious morsel. When read aloud, the best poems provide a particular joy for the mouth. Poems about food make these satisfactions explicit and complete. Of course, pages can and have been filled about food's elemental pleasures. And we all know food is more than food: it's identity and culture. Our days are marked by meals; our seasons are marked by celebrations. We plant in spring; harvest in fall. We labor over hot stoves; we treat ourselves to special meals out. Food is nurture; it's comfort; it's reward. While some of the poems here are explicitly about the food itself: the blackberries, the butter, the barbecue--all are evocative of the experience of eating. Many of the poems are also about the everything else that accompanies food: the memories, the company, even the politics. Kevin Young, distinguished poet, editor of this year's Best American Poetry, uses the lens of food - and his impeccable taste - to bring us some of the best poems, classic and current, period. Poets include: Elizabeth Alexander, Elizabeth Bishop, Billy Collins, Mark Doty, Robert Frost, Allen Ginsberg, Louise Gluck, Seamus Heaney, Tony Hoagland, Langston Hughes, Galway Kinnell, Frank O'Hara, Sharon Olds, Mary Oliver, Adrienne Rich, Theodore Roethke, Matthew Rohrer, Charles Simic, Tracy K. Smith, Gertrude Stein, Wallace Stevens, Mark Strand, Kevin Young

The Oath

The Obama White House and the Supreme Court
Author: Jeffrey Toobin
Publisher: Anchor Books
ISBN: 0307390713
Category: Law
Page: 325
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Presents an insider's account of the ideological war between the John Roberts Supreme Court and the Obama administration, tracing several landmark cases and the strong views that will be shaping the Court of the near future.

Can the Private Annuity Market Provide Secure Retirement Income?

Author: Ms. Allison Schrager,Mr. G. A. Mackenzie
Publisher: International Monetary Fund
ISBN: 145192013X
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 20
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Annuity premiums are often assumed to be constant, although they can be expected to vary with the yield curve. Variations in premiums will become an important public policy issue as defined-contribution (DC) pension plans play an increasingly prominent role in providing retirement income. As DC plan holders retire, many will annuitize at least a part of their account balances. In the absence of current data on annuity prices, the paper relies on U.S. Treasury interest rate data to simulate the impact of interest rate variation on annuity premiums. For a spectrum of feasible interest rates, the variation in retirement income is not negligible.

Statistical methods for geographers

Author: William A. V. Clark,P. L. Hosking
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Inc
Category: Mathematics
Page: 518
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A textbook for advanced undergraduate/first year graduate level courses in statistical methods in geography. Presents methods useful in research design, hypothesis testing, and analyzing spatial and functional relationships. Introduces basic statistical terms and techniques for displaying and describing distributions, and covers a range of working methods including probability and sampling, simple linear regression, extensions of the simple linear model to multiple regression and its assumptions, stepwise logit regression, and canonical and discriminant analysis.

Radical Hollywood

The Untold Story Behind America's Favourite Movies
Author: Paul Buhle,David Wagner
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781565848191
Category: History
Page: 460
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A controversial and fascinating rewriting of the history of cinema's golden age. Radical Hollywood is the first comprehensive history of the Hollywood Left. From the dawn of sound movies to the early 1950s, Paul Buhle and Dave Wagner trace the political and personal lives of the screenwriters, actors, directors, and producers on the Left and the often decisive impact of their work upon American film's Golden Age. Full of rich anecdotes, biographical detail, and explorations of movies well-known, unjustly forgotten, and delightfully bizarre, the book is "an intelligent, well argued and absorbing examination of how politics and art can make startling and often strange bedfellows" (Publishers Weekly). Featuring an insert of rare film stillsRadical Hollywood relates the story-behind-the-story of films in such genres as crime, women's films, family cinema, war, animation, and, particularly, film noir.

Dancing to the Flute

A Novel
Author: Manisha Jolie Amin
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1451672047
Category: Fiction
Page: 305
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Carving out a life for himself in a quiet village in India, street youth Kalu makes a simple flute out of a banyan tree leaf and attracts the attention of a reclusive traveling healer who sets him on a path that tests his confidence and sense of identity.


Author: Mahmoud Darwish
Publisher: Verso Books
ISBN: 1786630591
Category: Poetry
Page: 69
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Mahmoud Darwish was the Palestinian national poet. One of the greatest poets of the last half-century, his work evokes the loss of his homeland and is suffused with the pain of dispossession, exile and loss. His poems also display a brilliant acuity, a passion for and openness to the world and, above all, a deep and abiding humanity. Here, his close friends John Berger and Rema Hammami present a beautiful new translation of two of Darwish’s later works, his long masterpiece “Mural,” a contemplation of his life and work written following life-threatening surgery, and his last poem, “The Dice Player,” which Darwish read in Ramallah a month before his death. Illustrated with original drawings by John Berger, Mural is a testimony to one of the most important and powerful poets of our age.

Sangre Fría/ Cold Blood

Author: Claudio Cerdan
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9786075290355
Category: Fiction
Page: 356
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The two people who most hate Juande, have allied to kill him in the midst of the zombie apocalypse. To make matters worse, after leaving jail a feared drug dealer threatens to kill his son if Juande doesn't pay an old business debt in the time indicated. Although Juande has always been a leader, after the rise of the undead, he begins to doubt almost everything. However, in the face of adversity and between events that exceed his capacity for reasoning, he decides to reunite his old band and face his enemies - armed to the bars and aboard a Cadillac - in a world where the end justifies any means.

Eine kleine Trauermusik

Author: Franz Schubert
Publisher: Warner Bros Publications
ISBN: 9780769269269
Category: Music
Page: 88
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A mixed instrument, chamber ensemble composed by Franz Schubert.

Internet and Technology Law Desk Reference

Author: Michael D. Scott
Publisher: Aspen Publishers Online
ISBN: 0735583099
Category: Law
Page: 1088
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Internet and Technology Law Desk Reference, Ninth Edition Edition is the best reference to explain today's high-tech terms, legal doctrines, acronyms, and jargon, as the terms have been defined in court decisions, statutes, regulations, or industry usage. The Internet and Technology Law Desk Reference covers over 2,400 legal and technical terms - the most comprehensive listing of its kind. So you can advise clients, draft contracts, and litigate cases, confident that you're using accurate terminology backed by legal precedent. The Internet and Technology Law Desk Reference covers dozens of legal and technical issues, such as: Copyright and Patents Contracts and Torts Security and Trade Secrets Free Speech Issues Internet Fraud and Crime Internet and E-commerce Software and Hardware Telecommunications Multimedia and Video Games Computer Manufacturing And more.

Ciudades Reales, Ciudades Imaginadas

Author: Glenda Yanes Ordiales
Publisher: Ewe Editorial Acad MIA Espa Ola
ISBN: 9783847351597
Page: 240
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Este texto se centra en el estudio de dos ciudades del turismo de sol y playa: Puerto Penasco en el noroeste mexicano y Roses en la Costa Brava espanola, para analizar el origen de sus formas arquitectonicas y las respuestas urbanas a la incursion del turismo de masas durante la segunda mitad del siglo XX. A pesar de las abundantes diferencias historicas, geograficas, culturales y urbanisticas, ambos casos comparten en su situacion actual la condicion de ser ciudades receptoras de migrantes en busca de empleo y de conformacion de colonias de segundas residencias, de ser estacionales y efimeras, de mantenerse como puertos pesqueros tradicionales a la vez que intentan integrarse al gusto de lo internacional. Su dilema se mantiene hoy en dia en la conservacion de las singularidades de lo local, pero insertandose en el ambito de lo global. La herramienta de aproximacion al estudio de estas ciudades ha sido la de los imaginarios, recuperados a traves de los relatos urbanos, de los residentes, de promotores y gestores inmobiliarios y de turistas. Esto a su vez ha permitido develar los significados que se tienen hacia la ciudad: como se le suena, como se le imagina y como se le habita.

A Clockwork Apple

Author: Belinda Webb
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781905636174
Category: Fiction
Page: 250
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At last - an antithesis to chick-lit. Set in a dystopic Manchester, A Clockwork Apple introduces Alex, an angry young heroine for our times who rages against the middling 'Blytons' and all they stand for. Her gang is all female, the state's control is exercised through addiction therapy, and Alex's solace is in high literature and postmodern deconstructionism!