101 American Customs

101 American Customs

Author: Joe Kohl

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education

ISBN: 0844224073

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 130

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What is sold at garage sales? Why does no one get wet at a bridal shower? For non-native speakers, here's a humorous approach to understanding common American customs and the expressions related to them. Customs are explained, one to a page, with conversational examples and whimsical cartoons. Topics range from age-old traditions, such as shaking hands and bachelor parties, to more modern American practices--coupon clipping, TV dinners, and tailgate parties.

101 American Superstitions

101 American Superstitions

Author: Harry Collis

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 0844255998

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 138

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Explains American superstitions in the context of daily life, in such areas as body language, love and marriage, gambling, special days, and food

101 American English Idioms w/Audio CD

101 American English Idioms w/Audio CD

Author: Harry Collis

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education

ISBN: 0071487727

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 128

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This book makes American English phrases “duck soup.” 101 American English Idioms takes the mystery out of these common U.S. expressions and explains their meanings in context. On the audio CD, native speakers read each of the 101 idioms, so you can hear how American English sounds and practice what you have learned. What Americans really mean when they say . . . Drive someone up a wall--annoy someone greatly Raise a stink--protest strongly Pull someone's leg--fool someone All thumbs--clumsy Shoot the breeze--chat informally Feel like a million dollars--feel wonderful Duck soup--easy, effortless

101 American English Proverbs with MP3 Disc

101 American English Proverbs with MP3 Disc

Author: Harry Collis

Publisher: McGraw-Hill

ISBN: 0071615881

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 128

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The grass IS greener with this proverb book, enhanced with mini-conversations on an MP3 disc Adding proverbs to your language skills opens up a whole new way for you to express yourself. But to translate commonly known proverbs word-for-word from your own language into another doesn't work and may even change meaning all together. 101 American English Proverbs with MP3 Disc presents their translations and explains how to use them. Humorous illustrations help you remember the meaning of the proverbs. This enhanced edition contains a 90-minute MP3 disc with 101 dialogues, spoken by native speakers, so you can hear how these are used and practice your own use of these colorful sayings.

Not Now, Voyager

Not Now, Voyager

Author: Lynne Sharon Schwartz

Publisher: Catapult

ISBN: 9781582439365

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 176

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Ever since the explorations of Marco Polo and the travels of Montaigne, a lively dialogue has persisted about the pros and cons of travel. Lynne Sharon Schwartz joins this dialogue with a memoir that raises both serious and amusing questions about travel, using her own experiences as vivid illustrations. Not Now, Voyager takes us on a voyage of self-discovery as the author traces how travel has shaped her sensibilities from childhood through adulthood. She makes an adolescent visit to Miami Beach, where she confronts the powerful sensation of not belonging; she goes to Rome as a young woman and ponders the difference between ignorance and innocence; she ventures to Jamaica and witnesses political and social unrest; and she takes a family road trip to Montreal and watches her daughters come to startling realizations of their own. Schwartz’s personal history takes on new shapes, and her feelings about travel change as she shows us who she started out as and who she has become. Above all, this memoir exemplifies a mode of travel in and of itself: the mind on a journey or quest, pausing here and there, sometimes by design, sometimes by serendipity, lingering, occasionally backtracking, but always on the move.

Завдання для самостійної роботи з англійської мови за професійним спрямуванням. [англ].

Завдання для самостійної роботи з англійської мови за професійним спрямуванням. [англ].

Author: Биконя О. П.

Publisher: Нова Книга

ISBN: 9789663822808

Category:

Page: 226

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В посібнику «Завдання для самостійної роботи з Англійської Мови за Професійним Спрямуванням» пропонуються завдання для самостійного опрацювання студентам економічних спеціальностей, аспірантам та викладачам спеціальностей, пов’язаних з менеджментом, маркетингом, економікою тощо, а також для тих, хто займається організацією та практикою зовнішньоекономічною діяльності. Посібник складається з п’яти частин (Part I-V), до кожної частини додаються ключі та глосарій (англо-український словник. Запропонований комплекс вправ та завдань реалізується на основі кредитно-модульної організації навчання та враховує різний рівень підготовки студентів, різний рівень швидкості сприйняття та засвоєння матеріалу, сприяє індивідуалізованому вирішенню проблем, які виникають у процесі самостійної підготовки до заняття. Оригінальні англомовні тексти з численними вправами та завданнями висвітлюють різні аспекти англійського ділового спілкування.

Nothing Abides

Nothing Abides

Author: Daniel Pipes

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351502788

Category: History

Page: 348

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Daniel Pipes has collected some of his sharpest and most prescient writings from the quarter century 19892014. In them, he addresses a range of current topics, from the origins of the civil war in Syria to denying the Islamic factor in terrorism, to the way to resolve the Arab-Israeli conflict. Pipes pursues two themes in particular: the internal instability of Muslim-majority countries, in which nothing abides, and the expression of Muslims' drive to apply Islamic law.Pipes' interests concentrate on the Middle East as understood from a historical point of view and on the role of Islam in politics. Divided into five thematic sections, this work addresses the Arab-Israeli conflict, Middle Eastern politics, Islam in modern life, Islam in the West, and individuals connected to American Islam.Pipes' deep knowledge, gained over forty-five years of study, combined with incisive writing and a well-regarded courage to speak out on controversial topics make Nothing Abides a compelling read for Middle East specialists, students, and the interested public.

Encyclopedia of American Folklore

Encyclopedia of American Folklore

Author: Linda S. Watts

Publisher:

ISBN: 0739484427

Category: Folklore

Page: 468

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Encyclopedia of American Folklore helps readers explore the topics, terms, themes, figures, and issues related to the folklore of the United States.