Containing 29 stories all originally published in the "Strand", this collection provides a rich mix of horror and the supernatural for all lovers of the macabre. In addition to ghost stories, there are tales of unnatural disasters, of horrifying monsters, of madness and revenge, and even comic fantasies. As well as chilling contributions from Graham Greene, Conan Doyle, H.G.Wells, Villiers de l'Isle Adam, and Sapper, there are unsettling stories from the more unlikely pens of Beverley Nichols, D.H.Lawrence, and children's writer E.Nesbit.
When Christmas comes for the four March girls, there is no money for expensive presents and they give away their Christmas breakfast to a poor family. But there are no happier girls in America than Meg, Jo, Beth, and Amy. They miss their father, of course, who is away at the Civil War, but they try hard to be good so that he will be proud of his 'little women' when he comes home. This heart-warming story of family life has been popular for more than a hundred years. An Oxford Bookworms Library reader for learners of English, adapted from the Louisa May Alcott original by John Escott.
These cogent essays on linguistic theory explore Noam Chomsky's influential concept of generative grammar. The readings form a coherent outline of transformational theory, the distinguished author and educator's controversial challenge to structural linguistics. They rely chiefly on Chomsky’s own words, but their arrangement is such that nonspecialists will have no difficulty in following the text. Topics include syntactic structure, features, and categories; phonology, syntax, and semantics; language acquisition; and the implications of transformational theory for language teaching.
Taken from the poverty of her parents' home in Portsmouth, Fanny Price is brought up with her rich cousins at Mansfield Park, acutely aware of her humble rank and with her cousin Edmund as her sole ally. During her uncle's absence in Antigua, the Crawford's arrive in the neighbourhood bringing with them the glamour of London life and a reckless taste for flirtation. Mansfield Park is considered Jane Austen's first mature work and, with its quiet heroine and subtle examination of social position and moral integrity, one of her most profound.
Published in 1818, after the author's death, this novel re-affirms her belief that true love is the only acceptable basis for matrimony. Eight years ago pretty Anne Eliot was persuaded to break her engagement to impecunious Frederick Wentworth. Now he re-appears, rich and successful, and Anne is twenty-seven. In striving for their eventual reconciliation Anne must overcome many hazards, not least of which is the affection that Frederick develops for Henrietta and Louisa, two lively young charmers...
One of the most universally loved and admired English novels, "Pride and Prejudice" was penned as a popular entertainment. But the consummate artistry of Jane Austen (1775–1817) transformed this effervescent tale of rural romance into a witty, shrewdly observed satire of English country life that is now regarded as one of the principal treasures of English language.
Though not the first novel she wrote, "Sense and Sensibility" was the first Jane Austen published. Though she initially called it Elinor and Marianne, Austen jettisoned both the title and the epistolary mode in which it was originally written, but kept the essential theme: the necessity of finding a workable middle ground between passion and reason. The story revolves around the Dashwood sisters, Elinor and Marianne. Whereas the former is a sensible, rational creature, her younger sister is wildly romantic--a characteristic that offers Austen plenty of scope for both satire and compassion.
This book relates language testing practice to current views of communicative language teaching and testing. It builds on the theoretical background expounded in Bachman's Fundamental Considerations in Language Testing and examines the design, planning, and organization of tests. The book is divided into three sections which discuss 1) objectives and expectations, the context of language testing, and the abilities to be tested; 2) the process of test development, including blueprints, resources, operationalization, and scoring methods; and 3) ten examples which illustrate the principles discussed in Parts One and Two.
Supl.: FCE result : writing & speaking assessment booklet / Petina Cliff ; PET result, FCE result, CAE result : using a dictionary for exams / Peter May.
Na okł.: A course for the Cambridge English: First exam. Na 4 s. okł.: CEF B2.
Do książki dołączona jest płyta DVD o tej samej sygnaturze. Uzupełnieniem kompletu są książki o sygn.: 15149 XXIV.13 CZYT., 15150 XXIV.13 CZYT. (z płytą CD multirom) oraz płyta CD o syg. CD.352 CZYT.
A Writing & Speaking Assessment Booklet with Speaking DVD, which shows you how to assess your students in the Writing and Speaking tasks, as they would be by Cambridge ESOL examiners in the real exam. The Speaking DVD shows real students doing a Speaking test, with examiner comments. A Using a dictionary for exams booklet, which gives you ideas for using dictionaries to improve your students' exam skills, and builds on the dictionary skills work they do in class. A Teacher's Book with notes, answer keys, tapescripts, tests and optional activities. Updated to reflect changes in the new Student's Book.
This book traces, in outline, the development of the principal features of English legal institutions and doctrines from Anglo-Saxon times to the present. The Introduction has become a standard work on the subject. It has now been updated and improved in consequence of the rapid pace of research in legal history over recent years, which has made this new edition a necessity.
This dictionary provides succinct and often witty explanations of over one thousand potentially troublesome terms encountered in the study of literature, from absurd to zeugma, from the ancient dithyramb to the contemporary dub poetry, from the popular bodice-ripper to the aristocratic masque. While it is fully up to date with the terminologies of deconstruction and other modern schools of literary theory, it also offers extensive coverage of traditional drama, versification, rhetoric, and literary history. Literary schools from Alexandrianism to Transcendentalism are included, along with dozens of terms from languages other than English. Adjectival forms and other derived words are displayed, and simple pronunciation guides are given for over two hundred difficult terms, making this thoroughly cross-referenced dictionary the most helpful of its kind for all readers of literature.
Putting CLIL into Practice offers a new methodological framework for the CLIL classroom, focusing on how to guide input and support output. Full of real-life examples and practical guidelines, the book provides support to both novice and experienced CLIL teachers.
Environmental issues now loom large on the social, political, and business agenda. Over the past four decades, "corporate environmentalism" has emerged and been constantly redefined, from regulatory compliance to more recent management conceptions such as "pollution prevention", "total quality environmental management", "industrial ecology", "life cycle analysis", "environmental strategy", "environmental justice," and, most recently, "sustainable development."
In December 1878, HMS "Bounty" sailed from Spithead to the South Seas; in April 1789 her crew mutinied in the vicinity of the Friendly Islands, and set the commander, William Bligh, and several of his companions adrift in an open boat. Sir John Barrow (1764-1848) was Permanent Secretary to the British Admiralty and the promoter of Arctic exploration and voyages of discovery. In this role, he had access to unpublished documents and to the papers of Captain Peter Heywood, a midshipman on the "Bounty" whose remarkable story he tells in full. He is able to answer two crucial questions raised by the whole incident - why the crew of the "Bounty" mutinied in the first place and how it happened that the mutiny was prompted and led by an officer. This book was first published in 1831 and has now been reissued to coincide with the bicentenary of the mutiny of the "Bounty".
"Grammar" provides the practising language teacher with a clear and straightforward overview of this complex subject. It describes the nature of grammar, its role in language learning and language use, and how it can be taught most effectively. Using examples from published materials, the book invites readers to apply these ideas in their own teaching. There is much of relevance for teachers working within both traditional and innovative syllabuses.
Includes bibliographical references (p. -249) and index.
Oxford Applied Linguistics features books providing thorough yet accessible coverage of controversial topics related to language use, including learning, teaching, research, and policy. All titles are based on extensive research and include comprehensive bibliographies. The authors are noted authorities in their fields.
Drawing on the author's extensive and varied research, this book provides readers with a firm grounding in the concepts and issues across several disciplines including economics, nutrition, psychology and public health in the hope of improving the design of food policies in the developed and developing world. Using longitudinal (panel) data from India, Bangladesh, Kenya, the Philippines, Vietnam, and Pakistan and extending the analytical framework used in economics and biomedical sciences to include multi-disciplinary analyses, Alok Bhargava shows how rigorous and thoughtful econometric and statistical analysis can improve our understanding of the relationships between a number of socioeconomic, nutritional, and behavioural variables on a number of issues like cognitive development in children and labour productivity in the developing world. These unique insights combined with a multi-disciplinary approach forge the way for a more refined and effective approach to food policy formation going forward. A chapter on the growing obesity epidemic is also included, highlighting the new set of problems facing not only developed but developing countries. The book also includes a glossary of technical terms to assist readers coming from a variety of disciplines.