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  • Modern Japan: All That Matters

    By Jonathan Clements
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    Jonathan Clements
    Jonathan Clements charts the rise of Japan since the end of World War Two. Presenting the country as the Japanese themselves see it, he explains key issues in national reconstruction, the often-overlooked US Occupation, the influence of the Cold War, student unrest, political scandals, and the meteoric rise and sudden fall of the Japanese economy in the late 20th century.He chronicles changes in women's rights and consumer habits, developments in politics, education and health today, and the shadow of nuclear issues from Hiroshima to Fukushima. He also raises topics rarely covered by the foreign media - Japan's ethnic minorities and burakumin underclass, the influence of organised crime and the hard sell behind "soft" power.A final chapter examines the price Japan has paid for its meteoric rise, the problems of a greying population and a declining countryside, and the long-term implications of the Tohoku earthquake and tsunami.All That Matters about modern Japan. All That Matters books are a fast way to get right to the heart of key issues.
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  • Façon de Parler 2 5ED

    By Angela Aries, Dominique Debney
    Authors:
    Angela Aries, Dominique Debney
    In Façon de Parler 2, Angela Aries and Dominique Debney help you consolidate and build on the skills you already have and take you through new language skills, giving plenty of opportunity to practice. The course pack contains the following:* a full colour coursebook featuring illustrated dialogues and exercises, comprehension questions, structured pair- and group-work activities, and regular revision sections to consolidate the main topics and grammar points* three CDs including dialogues, passages and exercises to accompany the coursebookA support booklet containing the answers to the exercises in the coursebook and recording transcripts for the listening exercises is available free of charge online.
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  • Façon de Parler 2 5ED

    Now in a brand new full colour edition, Façon de Parler 2 is the perfect follow-on from Façon de Parler 1 or any other beginner's French course, and is specially designed for adult learners at intermediate level.The coursebook has been revised and updated to cover a wide range of topics. Layouts have been streamlined and simplified to improve readability, while use of English is kept to a minimum in line with modern trends. Each unit contains:- lively, illustrated dialogues and comprehension questions- structured pair-work and group-work activities- basic vocabulary and useful expressions- grammar notes- listening comprehension fully referenced to audio tracks (for work with the recordings)There are also regular revision sections to consolidate the main topics and grammar points, and a grammar summary at the end of the book.Façon de Parler 2 is ideal for group work and will also be invaluable for individual study and revision purposes.
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  • Façon de Parler 2 5ED

    By Angela Aries, Dominique Debney
    Authors:
    Angela Aries, Dominique Debney
    Façon de Parler 2 is the best-selling French course for adult beginners. Angela Aries and Dominique Debney help you build on the basic skills you already have and guide you step by step through new language skills, giving plenty of opportunity for practice.Façon de Parler 2 Activity Book contains a wealth of exercises to supplement taught lessons or for extra practice at home. It includes:- extra reading and comprehension tasks- games, quizzes and puzzles- 'Coin info' sections offering extra information- 'pense-bête! reminders of basic grammar rules- 'bilan' self-assessment summariesFaçon de Parler 2 Activity Book is a valuable component of the course, constituting an essential source of practice and ideas for both learners and teachers alike.
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    Books to Die For

    By John Connolly, Declan Burke
    Authors:
    John Connolly, Declan Burke
    With so many mystery novels to choose from and so many new titles appearing each year, where should the reader start? What are the classics of the genre? Which are the hidden gems?In the most ambitious anthology of its kind yet attempted, the world's leading mystery writers have come together to champion the greatest mystery novels ever written. In a series of personal essays that often reveal as much about themselves and their work work as they do about the books that they love, more than 120 authors from twenty countries have created a guide that will be indispensable for generations of readers and writers. From Christie to Child and Poe to PD James, from Sherlock Holmes to Hannibal Lecter and Philip Marlowe to Peter Wimsey, BOOKS TO DIE FOR brings together the cream of the mystery world for a feast of reading pleasure, a treasure trove for those new to the genre and those who believe that there is nothing new left to discover. This is the one essential book for every reader who has ever finished a mystery novel and thought . . . I want more! www.bookstodiefor.net
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    Façon de Parler 1 French for Beginners 5ED

    This Activity Book complements the tasks in Façon de Parler 1, the best-selling French course for adult beginners. Each unit closely mirrors that of the coursebook with exercises following each section chronologically, so that students who have only worked through part of a unit can concentrate on consolidating their knowledge of a particular item. A variety of exercises, including puzzles and quizzes as well as more conventional activities, has been specially devised to practise the material in the coursebook, both in class and for homework purposes. Earlier tasks are more gently paced while later exercises are more challenging and will be suitable for extended practice or to stretch fast learners. 'Coin info' sections provide extra cultural information and units include an FAQ ('Foire Aux Questions') which offers a general revision of grammar and vocabulary covered in the unit. Façon de Parler 1 Activity Book is a valuable component of the course, constituting an essential source of practice and ideas for both learners and teachers alike.
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    Façon de Parler 1 French for Beginners 5ED

    Façon de Parler 1 is a lively, highly illustrative and communicative French course designed to take adult beginners to GCSE level or equivalent. Whether you are learning for holiday, business or exam purposes, Façon de Parler 1 will guide you step by step through all the basic language skills and there is plenty of opportunity to practise what you have learnt.The pack contains: - three CDs which include dialogues, passages and exercises from the fifth edition Coursebook- a Support Book with answers to the exercises in the Coursebook and recording transcripts
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    Façon de Parler 1 French for Beginners 5ED

    By Angela Aries, Dominique Debney
    Authors:
    Angela Aries, Dominique Debney
    Façon de Parler 1 is the first of a two-volume, highly illustrative and communicative course, specially designed for the adult beginner. Angela Aries and Dominique Debney guide you step by step through all the basic language skills you need for holiday, business or exams and there is plenty of opportunity to practise what you have learned as you go along.Now in full colour, each of the units contains the following:- lively, illustrated dialogues and comprehension questions- structured pair-work and group-work activities- basic vocabulary and useful expressions- grammar notes- listening comprehension (for work with the recordings)There are also regular revision sections to consolidate the main topics and grammar points, while a useful reference section is followed by a French-English end vocabularyFaçon de Parler 1 is ideal for group work and can also be used for individual study and revision purposes.
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    Façon de Parler 1 French for Beginners 5ED

    By Angela Aries, Dominique Debney
    Authors:
    Angela Aries, Dominique Debney
    Façon de Parler 1 is the first of a two-volume, highly illustrative and communicative course, specially designed for the adult beginner. Angela Aries and Dominique Debney guide you step by step through all the basic language skills you need for holiday, business or exams and there is plenty of opportunity to practise what you have learned as you go along.The Course Pack contains a full colour Façon de Parler 1 Coursebook, three audio CDs and a Support Book with answer key and recording transcripts.Now in full colour, each of the units contains the following:- lively, illustrated dialogues and comprehension questions- structured pair-work and group-work activities- basic vocabulary and useful expressions- grammar notes- listening comprehension (for work with the recordings)There are also regular revision sections to consolidate the main topics and grammar points, while a useful reference section is followed by a French-English end vocabulary.Façon de Parler 1 is ideal for group work and can also be used for individual study and revision purposes.
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    Façon de Parler 1 5ED

    By Angela Aries, Dominique Debney
    Authors:
    Angela Aries, Dominique Debney
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    Writing for Love

    By Chrissie Manby
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    Chrissie Manby
    Practical, inspiring, and filled with her trademark wit and charm, Chrissie Manby describes the writing process - from where she gets her ideas to a practical guide to planning the structure of a novel. A must-read for chick-lit fans and aspiring authors. EXCLUSIVE: contains chapters 1-4 of Chrissie's novel WHAT I DID ON MY HOLIDAYS.
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    Willkommen Support Book 2ED revised [not sold separately]

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    Willkommen! German Beginner's Course 2ED Revised

    Whether you are learning for general interest, for your job, holiday or examination purposes, Willkommen! will provide you with the opportunities you need to speak, read, write and understand German with confidence, and enjoy it too!The Audio and Support Book Pack contains:* two audio CDs recorded by native speakers, comprising the listening element of the course* a Support Book providing answers to all the exercises in the coursebook together with recording transcriptsWhether you are learning for general interest, for your job, holiday or examination purposes, Willkommen! will provide you with the opportunities you need to speak, read, write and understand German with confidence, and enjoy it too!
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