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3 A couple you know are talking about their imminent move to another country, and how different life will be there. What do you say, encouragingly? 4 A junior colleague has decided she hasn't got the nerve to ask the boss outright for a ...

Author: Clare West

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521184984

Category: Foreign Language Study

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For students at upper-intermediate to advanced level who want to improve their knowledge and understanding of English idioms and other expressions in contemporary use. So You Think You Know English is for students at upper-intermediate to advanced level who want to improve their knowledge and understanding of English idioms and other expressions in contemporary use. The book contains fifteen units, each including up to six lively exercises for exploring and practising idioms and colloquial expressions. Five units cover contemporary idioms in general use, and ten units are linked to a particular theme, such as water, sports, people, food or business. You will learn how to use particular expressions and discover their origins. There is a key to check your answers to the exercises.
2011-02-24 By Clare West

So You Think You Know English is for you. The book combines humor with practical suggestions about dealing with English in such diverse environments as the classroom, the office, the podium, and even restaurants.

Author: Gordon Osmond

Publisher: Publishamerica Incorporated

ISBN: 161546414X

Category: Self-Help

Page: 208

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Whether you're... a language maven who thinks there's nothing left to learn about English, a writer or speaker searching for ways to tighten and brighten your presentations, an English teacher looking for some fresh ideas and some never-before-published exercises and games, an English student who wants to add a bit of fun to the learning process, a game player who would like to introduce a new one, Blingo, at which you will surely excel, an adventurer who would like to acquire a new skill described by Gertrude Stein as the most exciting experience of her life, then... So You Think You Know English is for you. The book combines humor with practical suggestions about dealing with English in such diverse environments as the classroom, the office, the podium, and even restaurants.
2009-08 By Gordon Osmond

Researchers recently showed in exacting detail44 how people almost always move when they can get better housing and a ... Ask the locals how they are treated by the English, and what they think the English immigrants think of them.

Author: Danny Dorling

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781849018081

Category: Political Science

Page: 160

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When it comes to immigration, the population explosion, the collapse of the family, the north-south divide, devolution, or the death of the countryside, common wisdom tells us that we are in trouble; however, this is far from the truth. In his brilliant anatomy of contemporary Britain, leading geographer Daniel Dorling dissects the nation and reveals unexpected truths about the way we live today, contrary to what you might read in the news: The human mosaic: Most children who live above the fourth floor of tower blocks in England are Black or Asian. The higher you go in a building, the darker skinned children tend to be. Relationships: The more times a person's heart is broken, the nearer they will tend to move to the sea. If you want to find a good man to marry head for the countryside. North and South: People in the south move home on average every seven years and job every eight years. This is a year faster than in the north of England, but a year slower than is usual in Scotland. Optimum population: Emmigrant nation - There are twice as many grandchildren of British-born people living over-seas as there are people living in Britain who have grandparents who were themselves born abroad. The problem now is more about getting pregnant than a population explosion and we need more immigration not less. Immigration: Muslims are far more likely to marry non-Muslims in Britain than Christians are to marry non-Christians. The elderly: Most people in Britain never live long enough to experience being burgled. In some areas you would have to live for over five hundred years to have an 'evens' chance of being a crime victim. Town and Country - divided since the enclosures: Step children are most commonly found in the most leafy of idyllic rural villages. Nuclear family homogeneity is now an inner city phenomena. Why are there no cheap homes in the countryside any more? Transport: The greatest threat to life in Britain of all those aged under 40 is the car. For adults aged over 24 they most likely die as a driver, over 15 as a passenger, and over age 4 as a pedestrian. Work: There is no need for us to work until we drop - all could retire early. Reviews for Injustice: "A geographer maps the injustices of Selfish Capitalism with scholarly detachment." --Oliver James. "Dorling provides the brain-cleaning software we need to begin creating a happier society. " --Richard Wilkinson author of The Spirit Level.
2011-03-17 By Danny Dorling

M : Yeah , I mean , I think really one of the , yeah , another main thing about a good lesson , the students must learn something , but yeah , like you say , they , they have to see that they've learnt something . W1 : Mm . So you also ...

Author: Mary Spratt

Publisher: Ernst Klett Sprachen

ISBN: 312533151X


Page: 158

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1994 By Mary Spratt

This book will be helpful to anyone who is studying English for interest and to enhance their awareness of grammar and semantics. Trainee teachers of English will also find this book useful.

Author: Peter Francis Webster

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 1482317745

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 250

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This book is a brief and straightforward explanation of the grammar and semantics of English. It attempts to show how speakers and writers can use English to describe what they know, see and feel about the world in general as well as showing how people use English to interact and manage each other. Grammatical terms are defined based on traditional grammar influenced by some of the concepts of Functional grammar. In particular the transitivity of the verb is treated both in terms of how the subject and object relate to the verb as well as to the the role of the participants in various kinds of process. For those readers who are continuing their study of English, terms used in the text such as the present continuous or past perfect will already be familiar. The book is rich in illustrations and colour photographs and graphical devices are used throughout to help explain the concepts such as mood, tense and, modality. Graphics too are used to show how we talk about the things around us regarding their nature and physical properties and their measurement. Synonymy and hyponymy is studied to show how we express our perception of things in relation to each other. In later chapters with the aid of graphical devices, we look at how pronouns, the definite article and lexis bring cohesion to texts. This book will be helpful to anyone who is studying English for interest and to enhance their awareness of grammar and semantics. Trainee teachers of English will also find this book useful.
2013-05-05 By Peter Francis Webster

He spoke very little English and she spoke none. I continued ... I sat down, got the reports, and went to see how my little guys were doing. ... I will never know how to thank you so I will just thank God because I know he put you here.

Author: Ann Marlatt

Publisher: Hillcrest Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780979824609

Category: Religion

Page: 177

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"So, You Think You're Alone" is a charming collection of real-life stories that demonstrate the extraordinary and enchanted moments that happen every day.
2008-06-01 By Ann Marlatt

If you watch yourself you find that we do that very often in our daily life. ... You don't like it and so you give a certain look. ... For example, I know Tibetan better than you but you know English better than I do. If I think that I ...


Publisher: Jewel Heart

ISBN: 9781934994269



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SARAH: Just, you know, using English to, you know, other people, they can't understand Korean but it was simple, ... RESEARCHER: Do you think that if you could have spoken the Thai language at that time you would have spoken Thai to ...

Author: Michael Rabbidge

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780429799716

Category: Education

Page: 194

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The purpose of this book is to promote the value of translanguaging in EFL teaching contexts. To date, translanguaging has been discussed mostly in regards to US and European contexts. This book will examine the teaching beliefs and practices of teachers within a South Korean elementary school context to evaluate the practices of current teachers who use translanguaging strategies when teaching. This examination utilizes sociological theories of pedagogic discourse to discuss the consequences of language exclusion policies on the peninsula. Using these theories, it presents an argument for why EFL contexts like South Korea need to reevaluate their current policies and understandings of language learning and teaching. By embracing translanguaging as an approach, the author argues, they will transform their traditional notions of language learning and teaching in order to view teachers as bilinguals, and learners as emerging bilinguals, rather than use terms of deficiency that have traditionally been in place for such contexts. This book's unique use of sociological theories of pedagogic discourse supports a need to promote the translanguaging ideology of language teaching and learning.
2019-03-26 By Michael Rabbidge

v-t You can say that someone knows that something is happening when they become aware of it. [no cont] J Then I saw a gun under the hall table so I knew that something was wrong. v-t If you know something or someone, you ...

Author: Harper Collins Publishers

Publisher: Gramedia Pustaka Utama

ISBN: 9786020323299

Category: Reference

Page: 1672

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This dictionary of American English is designed to help learners write and speak accurate and up-to-date English. • Ideal for upper-intermediate and advanced learners of English • Based on the Collins 4.5-billion-word database, the Collins Corpus • Up-to-date coverage of today’s English, with all words and phrases explained in full sentences • Authentic examples from the Collins Corpus show how English is really used • Extensive help with grammar, including plural forms and verb infl ections • Fully illustrated Word Web and Picture Dictionary boxes provide additional information on vocabulary and key concepts • Vocabulary-building features encourage students to improve their accuracy and fl uency: †- Word Partnership notes highlight important collocations †- Thesaurus entries offer synonyms and antonyms for common words †- Usage notes explain different meanings and uses of the word • Supplements on Grammar, Writing, Speaking, Words That Frequently Appear on TOEFL® and TOEIC®, Text Messaging and Emoticons

In response to the question, “Do you think poetry can change students' relationship with English?” Tay replied: I think so. You know, I've been introduced to Singaporean and Malaysian poets and you knowEnglish is part of what we do.

Author: David D. Qian

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 9781443868648

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 470

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The 25 chapters contained in this book were all written by scholars working in the field of applied linguistics and English language teaching in various East Asian contexts. East Asia is large and diverse in terms of socio-economic, linguistic, and ethnic parameters. Statistics alone cannot give a clear understanding of what goes on in rural and urban universities and what challenges English language teachers and learners face in those contexts. To understand this wide gamut of issues in English language teaching in East Asia is thus a very large undertaking. The book addresses some of these issues, arranging its 25 chapters into five sections: namely, Assessing Language Performance; Teaching English Writing; Learner Autonomy; Corpus and Discourse Research; and Learning English in East Asian Contexts. Many of the chapters in this volume concern familiar topics such as linking assessment to teaching, learning and curriculum; conducting assessment validation research; examining meta-cognitive strategies; investigating teaching and learning English for academic purposes; and profiling prevailing word lists for language learners. Other chapters are on novel or lesser known topics such as non-verbal delivery in speaking assessment; the use of visualization as a reading strategy; learner strategies in a Facebook corpus; effects of discourse signaling cues and rate of speech; and an ontogenetic analysis of college English textbooks. Collectively, these chapters showcase English language learning, teaching, and assessing in a range of contexts using a variety of methods and techniques to deal with issues relevant to East Asian teachers, learners and researchers.
2014-10-02 By David D. Qian

You start fussing round in places that aren't your business and you see the sort of trouble you raise for yourself! Lord! what do you know of English social conditions or the way people live here or want to live? And you've got no poor ...

Author: Hugh Walpole

Publisher: Delphi Classics

ISBN: 9781786560773

Category: Fiction

Page: 9669

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The English novelist Sir Hugh Walpole was a bestselling author of the 1920’s and 1930’s, being encouraged by Henry James and Arnold Bennett. Highly regarded for his vivid plots and skill at scene-setting, Walpole wrote prolifically, producing at least one book every year and his novels established a large readership in Britain and America. For the first time in digital publishing, this comprehensive eBook presents Walpole’s complete fictional works, with numerous illustrations, rare texts, informative introductions and the usual Delphi bonus material. (Version 1) * Beautifully illustrated with images relating to Walpole’s life and works * Concise introductions to the novels and other texts * All 36 solo novels, with individual contents tables * Features rare novels appearing for the first time in digital publishing, including THE SEA TOWER and ROMAN FOUNTAIN * Special series contents tables for the Herries Chronicles and the Jeremy novels * Images of how the books were first published, giving your eReader a taste of the original texts * Excellent formatting of the texts * Special chronological and alphabetical contents tables for the short stories * Easily locate the short stories you want to read * Rare short stories appearing in digital print for the first time, including MR HUFFAM AND OTHER STORIES * A selection of Walpole’s non-fiction, including his seminal study of Anthony Trollope, available in no other collection * Features Walpole’s autobiography - discover Walpole’s literary life * Scholarly ordering of texts into chronological order and literary genres Please note: The novel ‘Farthing Hall’ was written in collaboration with J. B. Priestley and so cannot appear in this collection due to copyright restrictions. (European release year: 2055) Please visit to browse through our range of exciting titles CONTENTS: The Herries Chronicle The Jeremy Trilogy The Novels THE WOODEN HORSE MARADICK AT FORTY MR. PERRIN AND MR. TRAILL THE PRELUDE TO ADVENTURE FORTITUDE THE DUCHESS OF WREXE THE DARK FOREST THE GREEN MIRROR THE SECRET CITY JEREMY THE CAPTIVES THE YOUNG ENCHANTED THE CATHEDRAL JEREMY AND HAMLET THE OLD LADIES PORTRAIT OF A MAN WITH RED HAIR HARMER JOHN JEREMY AT CRALE WINTERSMOON HANS FROST ROGUE HERRIES ABOVE THE DARK CIRCUS JUDITH PARIS THE FORTRESS VANESSA CAPTAIN NICHOLAS THE INQUISITOR A PRAYER FOR MY SON JOHN CORNELIUS THE JOYFUL DELANEYS THE SEA TOWER ROMAN FOUNTAIN THE BRIGHT PAVILIONS THE BLIND MAN’S HOUSE THE KILLER AND THE SLAIN KATHERINE CHRISTIAN The Shorter Fiction THE GOLDEN SCARECROW THE THIRTEEN TRAVELLERS THE SILVER THORN ALL SOULS’ NIGHT HEAD IN GREEN BRONZE AND OTHER STORIES MR HUFFAM AND OTHER STORIES The Short Stories LIST OF SHORT STORIES IN CHRONOLOGICAL ORDER LIST OF SHORT STORIES IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER Selected Non-Fiction JOSEPH CONRAD THE ART OF JAMES BRANCH CABELL ANTHONY TROLLOPE The Autobiography THE CRYSTAL BOX Please visit to browse through our range of exciting titles or to purchase this eBook as a Parts Edition of individual eBooks
2017-04-28 By Hugh Walpole

As long as we speak--and all reading is subject to speaking, to articulating, you see--these waves of sound keep us in the ... And Jesus Himself was then called and painted in the catacombs as the Fish, because He never was without the ...

Author: Eugen Rosenstock-Huessy

Publisher: Argo Books

ISBN: 9780912148519


Page: 396

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1997-08-01 By Eugen Rosenstock-Huessy

“If I told you what I'm cooking up in my head, you'd die. ... Turning suddenly, she asked, “How long do you think it will be before I'm ready to model?” “My dear, you're almost ready now. ... You know English and French. Come, let's see ...

Author: Mario Terrazas Guzmán

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 9781450074391


Page: 404

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2010-06-01 By Mario Terrazas Guzmán

Researcher (R): So, you think English is a communication tool that you can use in these situations. Then, what about English classes at school? You can learn English there. S28: Not really. No. You know, English at school, ...

Author: S.-H. Gyemyong Ahn

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9789811510106

Category: Education

Page: 243

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This book explains why some Korean high school students sleep during English classes in spite of the emphasized value of English in their society. It examines how this sleeping-in-class phenomenon can be understood by means of such marginalized students’ emic outlooks on themselves, the target language, their teachers, schools, and society/culture; and by means of the views of teachers who have experienced such in-class sleepers. To understand the phenomenon more holistically, it pursues a multi-disciplinary approach drawing on studies of demotivation and amotivation, psychological needs, and student experiences of schooling, as well as sociocultural theories of learning and agency and of interpersonal dynamics, among others. On the basis of a multi-modal analysis of interview data from the student and teacher participants, it theoretically interprets the phenomenon at the classroom (‘micro-’), school (‘meso-’) and society-culture (‘macro-’) levels. Taking a humanistic/existential approach to education, it subsequently presents a number of cultural actions that it advocates implementing in a situation-sensitive manner to help in-class sleepers and their educational institutions awaken from their chronic slumber. Lastly, it presents practical and theoretical implications for more humanistic pedagogy, and global studies of student disengagement, in English-as-a-foreign-language classes.
2020-01-01 By S.-H. Gyemyong Ahn

3/ 10 Under what circumstances does Michael Henchard descend from standard English into dialect? Rage, principally. See, for instance, his furious comment on learning that Farfrae is setting up as his trade rival: 'if I can't overbid ...

Author: John Sutherland

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780192804433

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 214

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Ace literary detective John Sutherland challenges the reader to discover just how well you really know your favourite author. Starting with easy, factual questions the quiz progresses to find out how much you know by deduction and hypothesis- what really motivates the characters, and what is going on underneath the surface? Hugely entertaining as well as full of fascinating insights,So You Think You Know Thomas Hardy? guarantees you will know him much better after reading it. The answers are at the back!
2005-10-13 By John Sutherland

And then I think that something must have happened to them, that they must have done something very upsetting to not ... If a girl doesn't understand Apache, and only knows English, how does she know what's going on during the ceremony?

Author: H. Henrietta Stockel

Publisher: Texas A&M University Press

ISBN: 9781603442305

Category: Social Science

Page: 176

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Wisdom from the past . . . hope for the future . . . In 1945 the hot wind from a nuclear explosion at Trinity Site on a nearby missile range raged across the Mescalero Apache Reservation in south-central New Mexico, killing hundreds of head of livestock and causing sickness among the descendants of some of the most famous Apache heroes in American history. In many ways, this disaster typified what these Apaches had come to expect from the federal government: attention was often accompanied by undesired results. Four thousand Apaches of the Mescalero, Chiricahua, and Lipan bands now live on this reservation. In twelve remarkable oral history interviews, three generations of Mescalero, Chiricahua, and Lipan Apaches reflect on the trials of the past, the challenges of the present, and hope for the future. A common thread among all of the interviewees is a collective memory of their people as formidable enemies of the U.S. government in the not-too-distant past. Author and ethnographer H. Henrietta Stockel has structured these interviews to encompass three groups of Mescalero Apache society: the elders, the “warriors” (middle-aged), and the “horseholders,” or young apprentices.
2011-04-07 By H. Henrietta Stockel

25.4 Developing people Part 2 Dani INTERVIEWER : Do you think you'll ever move back to Iran , Dani ? DANI : I don't think to live there . You know , when I'm in Iran they don't accept me as a real Iranian , they say I'm a foreigner ...


Publisher: Ernst Klett Sprachen

ISBN: 3125342368


Page: 144

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'But Iguess you really need to know people,' said Cathy. 'I suppose ithelps,' said Richard. 'So, we know you,' said Cathy. 'Yes,so you do,' said Richard, 'Would you likeme to send details of vacancies?' 'Great,' said Glenn.

Author: Malcolm Bradbury

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 9781447205685

Category: Fiction

Page: 456

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In seven short stories Malcolm Bradbury takes a subtly ironic look at a variety of targets: American academics, provincial Britain, the aspirations of social workers, psychologists, the well-intentioned. . . In addition he delights us with an irreverent and hilarious series of parodies of some of the greatest paradigms of the British and American literary scenes: a passage from Iris Murdoch's little-known The Sublime and the Ridiculous; Muriel Spark (a whole novel); the fifth volume of Durrell's Alexandria Quartet; John Osborne; J. D. Salinger and many more. 'A very funny book indeed. Malcolm Bradbury is a satirist of great assurance and accomplishment' Observer 'Bradbury's eye is sharp, his trigger-finger steady and unafraid, and his range and explosive power devastating' The Times
2011-07-06 By Malcolm Bradbury

So you know English too. ... “I think you are Kanamori Shoichi,” Ming said, “and I want you to make me rich. ... You have made a serious mistake, and you had better take me back, or Burnham will nail your hide to the wall, if Sung Yun ...

Author: Stephen Becker

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 9781504041485

Category: Fiction

Page: 847

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Three thrillers set in WWII-era Asia by a New York Times–bestselling author who writes “like a cross between Joseph Conrad and James Clavell” (Houston Chronicle). “A master of terse, ironic dialogue,” the author of A Covenant with Death presents a trilogy that journeys from the Gobi Desert to Peking to Burma in the chaotic years following the Second World War (Kirkus Reviews). The Chinese Bandit: An American ex-marine must run for his life in the cutthroat atmosphere of postwar China, pursued by both a dangerous criminal and Chiang Kai-shek’s forces. This one “will keep readers turning pages through the night” (Los Angeles Times). The Last Mandarin: An American mercenary chases a Japanese war criminal through the war-torn streets of Peking in this “fascinating . . . exciting” adventure (ThePhiladelphia Inquirer). The Blue-Eyed Shan: The battle between East and West explodes in a remote corner of Burma, as an anthropologist in an isolated mountain village finds himself fighting to save the people he loves from the Chinese Red Army and a fearsome tribe of headhunters. A thriller “as exciting as Raiders of the Lost Ark” (Publishers Weekly). Described as “absolutely ripping adventure” by Time and “sublime entertainment” by John Irving, the Far East Trilogy is an unforgettable saga filled with suspense, epic scope, and rich historical atmosphere.
2016-10-25 By Stephen Becker

an in - kind - the State , right now , I would say , if we had to go to the legislature and ask for the money it ... I cannot say . Mr. ENGLISH . Do you know of any ? Mr. WASHINGTON . I sure do not . Mr. ENGLISH . So if we get into a ...

Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on Agriculture. Subcommittee on Conservation, Credit, and Rural Development


ISBN: PSU:000015612854

Category: Regional planning


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