Maths and English for Business Administration: Functional Skills

By Andrew Spencer, Carole Vella

This write-in workbook is a useful source to assist students' increase their Maths and English abilities and support arrange for point 1 and point 2 practical talents tests. The real-life questions are all written with a company management context to aid scholars locate crucial Maths and English conception comprehensible, enticing and a possibility. Written by way of Carol Vella, lecturer with a wealth of expertise within the Retail and enterprise management undefined, this workbook is a good source to aid Maths and English studying within the school room, at paintings and for private learn at domestic.

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Sex Slang

By Tom Dalzell

Are you a beaver cleaver or the workplace motorcycle? may you quite pack fudge or munch carpet? Do you cheerful your self with paddling the pickle as you’re nonetheless a cherry boy?

Sex Slang won't purely provide you with 3,000 phrases to speak about your favorite hobbies, but in addition open your eyes to practices you didn’t even recognize existed.

All phrases are illustrated via a reference from a number of assets to end up their lifestyles. This naughty booklet offers you a incredible sexual vocabulary from all around the English talking international, in addition to hours of interpreting pleasure.

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Metaphors We Live By

By George Lakoff, Mark Johnson

The now-classic Metaphors we are living By replaced our knowing of metaphor and its function in language and the brain. Metaphor, the authors clarify, is a basic mechanism of brain, person who permits us to exploit what we all know approximately our actual and social adventure to supply knowing of numerous different topics. simply because such metaphors constitution our most elementary understandings of our adventure, they're "metaphors we are living by"—metaphors which may form our perceptions and activities with out our ever noticing them.

In this up-to-date variation of Lakoff and Johnson's influential booklet, the authors provide an afterword surveying how their concept of metaphor has constructed in the cognitive sciences to develop into primary to the modern knowing of ways we predict and the way we exhibit our recommendations in language.

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God's Own Country

By Ross Raisin

Granta most sensible is a tender British novelist. In Waterline, some of the most celebrated debut novels of contemporary years, Ross Raisin tells the tale of solitary younger farmer, Sam Marsdyke, and his outstanding conflict with the area. Expelled from institution and bring to an end from the city, mistrusted by means of his mom and dad and refrained from via urban incomers, Marsdyke is a loner until eventually he meets rebellious new neighbour Josephine. yet what starts off as a friendship and results in options of break out around the moors turns to whatever a lot, a lot darker with each step. "Powerful, engrossing, notable, sinister, comedian. A masterful debut". (Observer). "Astonishing, humorous, unsettling...An unforgettable production [whose] literary forebears contain Huckleberry Finn, Holden Caulfield and Alex from A Clockwork Orange". (The Times). "Remarkable, compelling, very humorous and intensely hectic no different personality in modern fiction". (Sunday Times). Ross Raisin was once born in 1979 in West Yorkshire. His first novel, God's personal state was once released in 2008 and was once shortlisted for 9 literary awards together with the parent First booklet Award and the toilet Llewellyn Rhys Prize. In 2009 Ross Raisin was once named the Sunday occasions younger author of the yr. He lives in London.

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Word Histories and Mysteries: From Abracadabra to Zeus (American Heritage Dictionaries)

Did you recognize that cats are similar etymologically to caterpillars? Or that Thomas Edison performed a key function in popularizing using the greeting “Hello”? Or that muscular tissues have been initially mice, for the reason that a flexed biceps appears like a bit rodent scurrying lower than the skin?

Word Histories and Mysteries offers a breathtaking view of the original richness of English, uncovering the origins of 5 hundred daily phrases whose outstanding and infrequently a laugh tales provide insights into the heritage of humankind. prepared in handy alphabetical order, the notes are written in a full of life and enjoyable variety ideal for looking. The reader can learn the way essentially the most fresh phrases, reminiscent of the pc time period wiki, have been coined, or hint the origins of English again to the Indo-European language spoken lengthy earlier than the discovery of writing.

A brief creation outlines the innovations linguists use to track the heritage of phrases, and a convenient word list explains the linguistic phrases that describe the ways that language adjustments over the years. photos and drawings aid familiarize the reader with the traditional gadgets or cultural practices from which our phrases have sprung.

Fascinating and enjoyable to learn, be aware Histories and Mysteries is a perfect reward for prime tuition or students drawn to language and for someone who desires to comprehend extra concerning the curious sounds we make to speak each day.

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Say It Right the First Time

Get what you will want at paintings the 1st time and each time

Being a company specialist is all approximately handling, motivating, and major, or, in different phrases, getting humans to do what you will want. And, a long way and away, crucial instrument for achieving this goal is language.

Written via an the world over famous professional on company communications, this ebook bargains managers deep insights into the facility of language and the way to wield it successfully in any organization.

Loretta Malandro hands readers with greater than two hundred strength phrases and words designed to assist readers develop into higher managers, leaders, and coaches. She additionally unearths verbal exchange secrets and techniques equivalent to emotional triggers, sufferer as opposed to possession language, get away words, in addition to language for "softening the edges," reframing, responsibility, and recuperating from conversation gaffes.

Malandro additionally provides:

  • Invaluable insights into the emotional strength of phrases
  • Priceless suggestions to hook up with and stream an viewers
  • Tips on spotting "killer phrases" and overcoming the difficulty they could reason
  • An arsenal of concepts, scripts, paintings sheets, and self-tests for gauging present communique abilities and pinpointing weaknesses

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The Cambridge History of the English Language, Volume 2: 1066-1476

By Norman Blake

Quantity II bargains with the center English interval, nearly 1066-1476, and describes and analyzes advancements within the language from the Norman Conquest to the creation of printing. this era witnessed very important good points akin to the assimilation of French and the emergence of a typical number of English. There are chapters on phonology and morphology, syntax, dialectology, lexis and semantics, literary language, and onomastics. every one bankruptcy concludes with a piece on additional studying; and the quantity as an entire is supported via an in depth word list of linguistic phrases and a complete bibliography. The chapters are written via experts who're accustomed to glossy methods to the learn of ancient linguistics.

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More Discussion Starters: Activities for Building Speaking Fluency

By Keith S. Folse

Like its predecessor, each one unit in More dialogue Starters comprises routines that offer talking interplay a couple of valuable subject or notion, and such a lot require scholars to interact in pairs or small teams to arrive a end a couple of subject. although many of the issues within the textual content are severe (corporal punishment, abortion, and gun control), many others take care of lighter issues (humor and culture). The actions, initiatives, and subject matters selected for this booklet are actual occasions from all around the world.

Most of the devices during this publication introduce an issue or arguable subject before everything of the unit. this can be then by way of a sequence of routines designed to arrange all the scholars to be able to show their principles on the subsequent type assembly. A unit often contains a number of sorts of oral fluency actions, equivalent to problem-solving initiatives, proceedings, "finish the story," position performs, "put the tale together," small staff discussions, and oral presentations.

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