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This textbook was written by members of the faculty and staff of Bob Jones University. Standing for the "old-time religion" and the absolute authority of the Bible since 1927, Bob Jones University is the world's leading fundamental Christian university.
The book starts with review of sentence types and then reviews different parts of speech together with different types of writing. A writing chapter follows each grammar chapter that provide a strong link between the grammar chapter and writing chapter. Student learn how to write personal narratives, newspaper editorials, instructions, research papers, historical fiction, compare and contrast essays, free verse, and cover letters.
When Pippa Dunn,adopted as an infant and raised terribly British, discovers that her birth parents are from the American South, she finds that "culture clash" has layers of meaning she'd never imagined. Meet The English American, a fabulously funny, deeply poignant debut novel that sprang from Larkin's autobiographical one-woman show of the same name. In many ways, Pippa Dunn is very English: she eats Marmite on toast, knows how to make a proper cup of tea, has attended a posh English boarding school, and finds it entirely familiar to discuss the crossword rather than exchange any cross words over dinner with her proper English family. Yet Pippa -- creative, disheveled, and impulsive to the core -- has always felt different from her perfectly poised, smartly coiffed sister and steady, practical parents, whose pastimes include Scottish dancing, gardening, and watching cricket. When Pippa learns at age twenty-eight that her birth parents are from the American South, she feels that lifelong questions have been answered. She meets her birth mother, an untidy, artistic, free-spirited redhead, and her birth father, a charismatic (and politically involved) businessman in Washington, D.C.; and she moves to America to be near them. At the same time, she relies on the guidance of a young man with whom she feels a mysterious connection; a man who discovered his own estranged father and who, like her birth parents, seems to understand her in a way that no one in her life has done before. Pippa feels she has found her "self" and everything she thought she wanted. But has she? Caught between two opposing cultures, two sets of parents, and two completely different men, Pippa is plunged into hilarious, heart-wrenching chaos. The birth father she adores turns out to be involved in neoconservative activities she hates; the mesmerizing mother who once abandoned her now refuses to let her go. And the man of her fantasies may be just that... With an authentic adopted heroine at its center, Larkin's compulsively readable first novel unearths universal truths about love, identity, and family with wit, warmth, and heart.
If you need to know it, it's in this book. This eBook version of the revised second edition of English and Reading Workout for the ACT has been optimized for on-screen viewing with cross-linked questions, answers, and explanations. It includes: * Practice passages and questions based on real ACT exams * 3 English practice tests and 4 Reading practice tests, all with detailed answer explanations * Targeted advice from our ACT experts, including how to use our 5-Step Basic Approach to master tricky sentence structure and punctuation questions * Guidance for seeing through camouflage and acing the Reading passagesEnglish and Reading Workout for the ACT contains all the information you'll need to learn where your weaknesses lie--and how to overcome them.
Recent developments in contact linguistics suggest considerable overlap of branches such as historical linguistics, variationist sociolinguistics, pidgin/creole linguistics, language acquisition, etc. This book highlights the complexity of contact-induced language change throughout the history of English by bringing together cutting-edge research from these fields. Special focus is on recent debates surrounding substratal influence in earlier forms of English (particularly Celtic influence in Old English), on language shift processes (the formation of Irish and overseas varieties) but also on dialects in contact, the contact origins of Standard English, the notion of new epicentres in World English, the role of children and adults in language change as well as transfer and language learning. With contributions from leading experts, the book offers fresh and exciting perspectives for research and is at the same time an up-to-date overview of the state of the art in the respective fields.
English as a Global Language: Second Edition
In this wickedly funny first novel-think Legally Blonde at Oxford-a young New York woman exchanges her corporate job for a year of books, blokes, and new friends in graduate school in England. Alexandra Brennan is fed up with her dead end New York City job-and even more fed up with running into her smug ex-boyfriend. So when he crosses the line by telling her that she'll never get into graduate school in the United Kingdom, that's precisely what she does. Armed with imported cigarettes and extra-strength coffee, Alex crosses the Atlantic to face all that Great Britain and grad school have to offer, including ill-considered romantic interludes, a red-headed nemesis with intellectual pretensions and ulterior motives, and more books than she can possibly read in a year. What she discovers, however, is that instead of running away from home, she may have actually found it. With its cheeky wit and terrific cast of characters, ENGLISHASASECONDLANGUAGE is a hilarious coming-of-age story readers won't soon forget about one young woman's misadventures along the path to adulthood.
This high-interest, relevant program teaches students the reading, writing, listening, and speaking skills they need to achieve success at school and in the workplace. Realistic work scenarios demonstrate the importance of communication skills in the book.
She never expected to marryAnnabel was about to take the veil to become a nun, when her mother suddenly arrived at the abbey to take her home . . . so that she can marry the Scottish laird whois betrothed to her runaway sister She knows nothing aboutbeing a wife, nothing about how to run a household, and definitely nothing about the marriage bed. He never expected to fall in loveFrom the moment Ross MacKay sets eyes on Annabel, he is taken with his shy, sweet bride . . . and the fact that shesblessed with lush curves only makes him utter hisown prayers of thanks. But when an enemy endangers her life, hell move the Highlands themselves to save her. For thoughAnnabels not the bride he planned for, shes the only woman he desires . . .
The simple castles raised after the Norman conquest had been developed throughout 11th and 12th centuries, whilst the introduction of Islamic and Byzantine fortification techniques from the late 12th century led to further developments in castle architecture. These fortifications were to be well tested throughout the course of the 13th century as England was riven by the conflict, characterized by prolonged sieges, between the monarchy and powerful magnates. As well as providing the focus for warfare, castles increasingly became the centres of their communities, providing a more permanent base for the lord, his family and retainers, as well as acting as centres for justice and administration.
This textbook is designed to help you master the skills required for the effective use of standard English. Although the book will help you to speak better, its primary purpose is to help you to write better.
This textbook is designed to help student improve his ability to use English. It shows how the English sentence works, how words are combined in sentences, and how the parts of sentences may best be arranged for clear communication. The contents of this five Parts book are: Composition: The Writing Process, Composition: Writing and Revising Sentences, Tools for Writing and Revising, Resources for Writing and Studying, and Speaking and Listening.
This textbook helps students master these three areas -- grammar, composition, and speech.
In the summer of 1939, 14-year-old Jick experiences a family conflict, camptending (sheepherders' camps), a rodeo and a forest fire. To quote Wallace Stegner,"this...evokes Montana--the country...life...people...occupations" The characters are interesting and the book is well-written with a sense of humor. The book contains swearing and Montanan dialect.
England was the world's first great industrial nation. Yet the English have never been comfortable with industrialism. Drawing upon a wide array of sources, Martin Wiener explores the English ambivalence to modern industrial society. His work reveals a pervasive middle- and upper-class frame of mind hostile to industrialism and economic growth. From the middle of the nineteenth century to the present, this frame of mind shaped a broad spectrum of cultural expression, including literature, journalism, and architecture, as well as social, historical, and economic thought. In this edition, Wiener reflects on the original debate surrounding the work and examines the historiography of the last few decades. Written in a graceful and accessible style, with reference to a broad range of people and ideas, this book will be of interest to all readers who wish to understand the development - and predicament - of modern England.
Six years ago, English consultant Hugh Armstrong was welcomed into the Azetti family when he was far from home, and he unwittingly stole the heart of their youngest daughter, Bonny. Their passion culminated in one earth-shattering kiss. Hugh, realizing that seducing their daughter was no way to repay the family for their kindness, quickly retreated to England. Now Hugh has returned to Australia, and not only is he the heartthrob of the emergency department, he is also Nurse Bonny's boss. She seems more out of bounds than ever, but his desire to help Bonny through her father's illness only makes their bond and passion stronger. Will Hugh find the courage to step out of line for the beautiful woman who has captured his heart, and finally make her his, once and for all?
Alex Westerling is a brilliant doctor. He's committed, dedicated and has a magical touch with his patients. He's also never out of the newspapers and celebrity magazines, as he's an aristocrat with a string of women lining up behind him. . . . That's until beautiful nurse Jenny Phillips turns up on his doorstep-claiming that her late sister's baby, cradled in her arms, is his child! Alex is certain he has never, ever set eyes on Jenny or her sister before! But Jenny is sure Alex is the father-until he can prove otherwise.
In the words of the text's best-selling author, John Langan, "Grammar books can be really dull. But they don't have to be. English Essentials is a new text that makes grammar, punctuation, and usage interesting--with pictures, stories, and activities students will enjoy. " The affordable price, ease of use, and simple, familiar language distinguish this engaging text from others on the market.
English for Academic Correspondence and Socializing is the first ever book of its kind specifically written for researchers of all disciplines whose first language is not English. With easy-to-follow rules and tips, and with authentic examples taken from real emails, referee's reports and cover letters, you will learn how to: * use strategies for understanding native speakers of English * significantly improve your listening skills * organize one-to-one meetings * feel confident at social events * manage and participate in a successful conversation * write effective emails * review other people's manuscripts - formally and informally * reply effectively and constructively to referees' reports * write cover letters to editors * use the telephone and Skype * participate in (video) conference calls * exploit standard English phrases Other books in the series: English for Presentations at International Conferences English for Writing Research Papers English for Research: Usage, Style, and Grammar English for Academic Research: Grammar Exercises English for Academic Research: Vocabulary Exercises English for Academic Research: Writing Exercises
With a focus on mastering the fundamentals, English for Careers 10th Edition is designed to keep pace with changing student populations and current workplace trends. It helps students acquire fluency in Standard English and understand the basic principles of grammar, punctuation and writing. It focuses on the "real-world" English skills needed to get a good job, hold a job, and advance in a career. This edition features a variety of in-text and online exercises and more.
This, the first book ever written on academic presentations specifically from the perspective of non-native English speakers, is designed to help non-native English speakers to prepare and deliver effective presentations at international conferences.
English Fundamentals provides students with solid explanations, an abundance of exercises, and the numerous progress tests they need to master the principles of quality writing.
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