The purpose of the book is to present culture of the English speaking countries by means of original, stimulating and diversified exercises. For teachers the book provides numerous activities suitable for students of different levels, i.e. from pre-intermediate to upper-intermediate. Among the tasks there are, for instance, role-play, quizzes, board games, crosswords, puns and discussion panels, reading and listening comprehension, writing and speaking tasks. For students the book constitutes an affluent source of cultural knowledge concerning the English speaking countries allowing them to explore and enrich the language in entirely new aspects.
Leslie Chapman, who has died aged 93, exploded a depth charge under Whitehall in 1978 with his book Your Disobedient Servant. It detailed how he had drastically cut waste as a regional director of the Ministry of Public Building and Works — and how his superiors systematically frustrated ministers’ instructions to secure wider savings.
'...well-written and accessible. Making the difficult seem easy is Fiske's great talent. No introductory reading list in the field would be complete without a Fiske' - Sociology In Reading the Popular, John Fiske analyzes popular "texts" to reveal both their explicit, implicit (and often opposite) meanings and uses, and the social and political dynamics they reflect. He examines the multitude of meanings lying beneath the cultural artifacts that surround us in shopping malls, popular music and television.
The "Macmilllan Focus" series provides background material which is designed to present a series of "insiders' views" of that world. "Focus on Britain Today" has been developed especially for students at secondary level, who are required to learn about British "civilisation" as part of their language studies. It uses up-to-date information and communicative methodology to provide motivating practice based on those aspects of the country in the 1990s which are relevant to learners of today. The topic-based language practice involves the input of information from textual, diagrammatic and visual sources. Specific language items are clearly presented and practised, and unfamiliar language carefully glossed. The emphasis throughout is on the exploration of and discovery about the target society in relation to the student's own - and, above all, those aspects of both which are relevant, and of interest to adolescents today.
This is the fourth edition of a classic student textbook which introduces film studies from a cultural studies perspectives. Film as Social Practice is distinctive in that it approaches the study of film as a social and cultural practice that does not end with the text. Rather than being examined as a set of canonical texts, film is examined as entertainment, as narrative and as a cultural event. The focus is upon the cultural function of film.
Artykuły zawarte w tomie odnoszą się do szerokiego zakresu tematów. zostały one podzielone na cztery części, tj. Językoznawstwo / Linguistics, Literatura / Literature, Kultura / Culture oraz Nauczanie/Uczenie się / Teaching/Learning.
In an interdisciplinary collection of specially commissioned essays, the book uncovers the complex economic and political contexts in which these changes took place. Covering a wide variety of art forms - drama, television, film, poetry, the novel, popular music, dance, cinema and the visual arts - authors investigate how sixties' culture became policized, and how its inherent contradictions still have repercussions for the arts today.