Fluent English is a high intermediate-/advanced-level course in English as a second or foreign language. It is designed to meet the needs of the intermediate-level student in vocabulary, grammar, listening comprehension, idiomatic usage, and pronunciation. It offers a great deal of practice in each of these areas, through both written exercises and recorded materials. The language used in this course is realistic and practical, and the situations in each of its twenty lessons offer a cultural context that will be recognizable and relevant to most intermediate-level students of English....
This book is dedicated to my accent reduction students who came to the United States from all parts of the globe. Their drive to excel, passion for learning, amazing work ethic, and belief in the American dream have inspired me to write this book. In the words of Henry David Thoreau, “Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you have imagined.” Thanks to all of the supportive and extremely professional people at Barron’s: Dimitry Popow, my editor; Wayne Barr for seeking me out to write this book; and Veronica Douglas for her support. I am enormously...
Spanish is spoken by over 340 million people in the world today. Spanish
is the second world language of international communication. The first
Spanish-speaking country was Spain. Spanish is also spoken in 19 Latin
American countries, in parts of Africa, and the Philippines. In the United
States, about one out of every 10 residents speaks Spanish.
"Speak More Clearly” is designed for both people who speak English as a second language and wish to speak English more clearly, and for native English speakers who wish to learn a different English accent. You can think of it as an accent coach to help learn a new accent for a language you already know.
Having auditors attest to the reliability of financial statements of public
companies is intended to increase public and investor confidence in the
fairness of the financial information. Moreover, investors and other users
of financial statements expect auditors to bring integrity, independence,
objectivity, and professional competence to the financial reporting process
and to prevent the issuance of misleading financial statements.
After the general data and statistics information collection, interviews with experts in
project management are conducted. Some of the interviewees are project managers in
construction industry, and others are university-based scholars. Interviewees are selected
from both the United States and China, in order to provide multiple perspectives and
more comprehensive results. Respondents are asked several directed questions and also
provided their own opinions concerning leadership skills in project management.
Studying grammar will only slow you down and confuse you. You will think about the rules when creating sentences instead of naturally saying a sentence like a native. Remember that only a small fraction of English speakers know more than 20% of all the grammar rules. Many ESL students know more grammar than native speakers. I can confidently say this with experience. I am a native English speaker, majored in English Literature, and have been teaching English for more than 10 years. However, many of my students know more details about English grammar than I do. I can easily...
As students you want to feel confident in real-life situations when you are speaking English. Through this series you will hear what real English speakers say in everyday situations, such as meeting strangers or planning a celebration, and learn to understand the words they use.
I am impressed with the insightful information Chris has provided with respect to Barter and Trade. I find his writing style to be articulate and easy to follow which definitely helps when coming to terms with new concepts. I am confident that I will be able to successfully enter into the world of Barter after reading this book.” Ray Dunn, CEO, Life Without Barriers “Mr. Chris Hiller is a respected Member of the DollarMakers Joint Venture Broker Club and an acknowledged expert in Barter. He is a sought-after speaker at our Bootcamps, seminars,...