What They Didn T Teach You In Italian Class

Author: Gabrielle Euvino
Editor: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1612437362
Size: 10,12 MB
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Sipping espresso at a sidewalk café... Toasting a pint of birra in the piazza... Cheering for Azzurri at lo Stadio Olimpico... Drop the textbook formality and chat with the locals in Italy’s everyday language. • What’s up? Che c’è? • I’m so plastered. Sono demolito/a. • Do you wanna cuddle? Vuoi coccolarci? • Nice body! Che corpo! • I’m friggin’ starving. Ho una fame da morti. • Hey ref, you’re a moron! Arbitro cretino!

What They Didn T Teach You In Spanish Class

Author: Juan Caballero
Editor: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1612437389
Size: 15,61 MB
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Chilling with an ice-cold cerveza at a beach bar... Dancing at CDMX’s hottest salsa club... Screaming your head off at the Copa América... Drop the textbook formality and chat with the locals in Latin America’s everyday language. • What’s up? ¿Qué tal? • What a hottie! ¡Que cuerazo! • Let’s pound these shots. Tráguemonos estos traguitos. • That ref sucks. Es una mierda ese árbitro/a. • I’m craving all-you-can-eat tacos. Me antoja un poco de taquiza libre. • Do you wanna hook up? ¿Quieres ligar?

What They Didn T Teach You In American History Class

Author: Mike Henry
Editor: R&L Education
ISBN: 147580847X
Size: 20,11 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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For the average person, most of the American history that he or she knows comes from facts taught to them in school to prepare them for their state mandated tests. That's not the fault of their teachers who were just carrying out the directives of their employers. But it's also a fact that a great deal of that content that they were teaching is dry and boring. However, as in every aspect of life, there is always another story behind each major event. The story of America is interesting and exciting, but it's those lesser known parts of our history that make it special. Even though in most cases, the names and events in the book will be recognizable, most of the stories about them will be new to the reader. If you're a young teacher, perhaps you'll find some material to help you get through those less-than-exciting areas of your textbook. If you hated history as a student, maybe you'll find some of these tales entertaining. For those of you who are history buffs, hopefully you'll come across a few things that are new to you.

What They Didn T Teach You About World War Ii

Author: Mike Wright
Editor: Presidio Press
ISBN: 030754916X
Size: 17,89 MB
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Packed with personal anecdotes and details you won’t find anywhere else, this is the secret history of World War II. “A fast-moving overview stuffed with interesting factoids and historical tidbits . . . Casual readers will find themselves carried along, and hardened military buffs will learn much that is new.”—Library Journal “It’s almost guaranteed to make you so interested in the subject you’ll want to learn . . . By including hundreds of interesting anecdotes and facts, [Mike] Wright not only piques our interest repeatedly, he also gives areal feel for the war era.”—Manchester Journal Inquirer “An excellent overview . . . [with] interesting chapters on spies, POWs, censorships, and the building of the atomic bomb . . . Wright’s style is accessible.”—The Post and Courier

The Maeve Binchy Collection

Author: Maeve Binchy
Editor: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1409138917
Size: 10,34 MB
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Heart-warming and heart-pulling tales of everyday life, full of wit, charm and wisdom from the world's greatest storyteller. 'One of the world's best-loved writers' Woman's Weekly Heart-warming and heart-pulling tales of everyday life, full of wit, charm and wisdom from the world's greatest storyteller. 'One of the world's best-loved writers' Woman's Weekly Contains: THE COPPER BEECH, THE GLASS LAKE, EVENING CLASS, TARA ROAD, SCARLET FEATHER

Learning To Read And Write In The Multilingual Family

Author: Xiao-Lei Wang
Editor: Multilingual Matters
ISBN: 1847693695
Size: 19,76 MB
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Xiao-lei Wang received her doctoral degree from the University of Chicago in 1992. She is a full professor in the School of Education at Pace University in New York. Her research covers a wide range of topics such as cultural parenting styles, effects of nonverbal communication in teaching and learning, multilingual acquisition and development, and moral development. Her recent book Growing up with Three Languages: Birth to Eleven documented the simultaneous trilingual development of her own two children. Dr. Wang is a regular speaker on child development and parenting in local, national and international parents? associations and academic conferences.

Teaching What You Don T Know

Author: Therese Huston
Editor: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 0674054024
Size: 15,53 MB
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Your graduate work was on bacterial evolution, but now you’re lecturing to 200 freshmen on primate social life. In this practical and funny book, an experienced teaching consultant offers many creative strategies for dealing with typical problems. Original, useful, and hopeful, this book reminds you that teaching what you don’t know, to students whom you may not understand, is not just a job. It’s an adventure.

Learn Italian Level 8 Upper Intermediate

Author: Innovative Language Learning
Editor: Innovative Language Learning
Size: 14,65 MB
Format: PDF
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Jook Right On

Author: Barry Lee Pearson
Editor: Univ. of Tennessee Press
ISBN: 9781572334328
Size: 11,30 MB
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Jook Right On: Blues Stories and Blues Storytellers is what author and compiler Barry Lee Pearson calls a “blues quilt.” These blues stories, collected by Pearson for thirty years, are told in the blues musicians’ own words. The author interviewed over one hundred musicians, recording and transcribing their stories. These are stories from well-known musicians such as John Lee Hooker, Koko Taylor, David “Honeyboy” Edwards, and Little Milton, and from more obscure artists such as Big Luck Carter, Henry Dorsey, Joseph Savage, and J. T. Adams. Pearson provides an introduction to the world of the blues and the genre of blues stories as well as brief biographies of the musicians. Divided into five sections—Blues Talk, Living the Blues, Learning the Blues, Working the Blues, and The Last Word—the book provides an overview of the inner workings of the blues tradition from the artist’s point of view. Wordsmiths by trade, the storytellers bring to their tales qualities also found in blues song performance and philosophical perspectives characteristic of the blues tradition such as improvisation, ironic humor, ambivalence, and a life-affirming sense of hope in the face of adversity. Pitched somewhere between story and song, this remarkable chorus of voices provides concrete illustrations of what it means to live the blues, to feel the blues, and to play the blues. Taken together, these artists provide a collective history of one of America’s most influential art forms. Blues fans and those interested in African American music, folklore, American music history, popular culture, and southern history will want to read Jook Right On: Blues Stories and Blues Storytellers.


Author: Bruce Allen Murphy
Editor: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1451611463
Size: 14,69 MB
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“[Murphy’s] biography of Justice Scalia is patient and thorough, alive both intellectually and morally….Functions as an MRI scan of one of the most influential conservative thinkers of the twentieth century.” (The New York Times): An authoritative, incisive and deeply researched book about of the most controversial Supreme Court justice of our time. Scalia: A Court of One is the compelling story of one of the most polarizing figures to serve on the nation’s highest court. Bruce Allen Murphy shows how Scalia changed the legal landscape through his controversial theories of textualism and originalism, interpreting the meaning of the Constitution’s words as he claimed they were understood during the nation’s Founding period. But Scalia’s judicial conservatism is informed as much by his highly traditional Catholicism and political partisanship as by his reading of the Constitution; his opinionated speeches, contentious public appearances, and newsworthy interviews have made him a lightning rod for controversy. Scalia is “an intellectual biography of one of [the Supreme Court’s] most colorful members” (Chicago Tribune), combined with an insightful analysis of the Supreme Court and its influence on American life over the past quarter century. Scalia began his career practicing law in Cleveland, Ohio, and rose to become the president’s lawyer as the head of the Office of Legal Counsel for President Gerald R. Ford. His sterling academic and legal credentials led to his nomination by President Ronald Reagan to the Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit in 1982. In 1986, he successfully outmaneuvered the more senior Robert Bork to be appointed to the Supreme Court. Scalia’s evident legal brilliance, ambition and personal magnetism led everyone to predict he would unite a new conservative majority under Chief Justice William Rehnquist and change American law in the process. Instead he became a Court of One. Rather than bringing the conservatives together, Scalia drove them apart. He attacked and alienated his more moderate colleagues Sandra Day O’Connor, David Souter, and Anthony Kennedy. Scalia prevented the conservative majority from coalescing for nearly two decades.