Description : Brand new Beeline Plus has more buzz than ever ! This six-level primary course in American English builds on the sucess of Beelline and takes students from complete beginner to intermediate level.
Description : This book is a compilation of trip reports written in the form of short stories detailing the adventures of Little Bear (Paul Gerard) with his father Papa Bear (Paul J.), the author of these tales. They take place every month of the year, over a period of twenty-two years from the time that Little Bear was fourteen until he was thirty-six years old. Usually, when Little Bear accompanied Papa Bear on his wanderings among the High Peaks, they were blessed by delightful downpours or immersed in ghostly, dripping mists and fog. Always, several unusual incidents occurred under such conditions and recording the event under the guise of a trip report became a rambling account, mixing facts with fantasy-like characters.
Description : An anthropologist uses spelling bees as a lens to examine the unique and diverse traits of Generation Z--and why they are destined for success At first glance, Generation Z (youth born after 1997) seems to be made up of anxious overachievers, hounded by Tiger Moms and constantly tracked on social media. One would think that competitors in the National Spelling Bee -- the most popular brain sport in America -- would be the worst off. Counterintuitively, anthropologist Shalini Shankar argues that, far from being simply overstressed and overscheduled, Gen Z spelling bee competitors are learning crucial twenty-first-century skills from their high-powered lives, displaying a sophisticated understanding of self-promotion, self-direction, and social mobility. Drawing on original ethnographic research, including interviews with participants, judges, and parents, Shankar examines the outsize impact of immigrant parents and explains why Gen Z kids are on a path to success.
Description : The Mysterious Plus opens with a situation recently in the news: the murder of an American embassy official in a North African country. The aim of the novel, however, is broader than an individual act of violence. Its murder becomes a symbol of the fanatic-inflamed divisions between Muslim Middle East and Judeo-Christian West, which are fraying the ties that bond humanity. The hero of The Mysterious Plus straddles both worlds. To save his sister, Omar Naaman, nineteen, betrayed comrades and country during Algeria’s fight for independence from colonial rule. At the war’s end, the defeated French, grateful for his double-dealing service, whisked him to France, bestowing a new identity, Remy Montpellier. Years later, Remy is coerced by the French DGSE (their intelligence service) to return incognito to Algeria, where as Omar he is still branded as a traitor, in fact, as the last of the “Seven Devils,” the first six “great collaborators” having been tracked down and killed by Algerian agents. Sent to investigate the gay-bashing murder of an American embassy attaché, who (DGSE suspected) was trafficking classified documents, Remy gradually moves from pursuer to pursued. Will he fulfill the true purpose of his returning to Algiers, or will his treasonous past overtake him? How does the “Mysterious Plus” control the answers to these two questions and hence the resolution to the novel? In his previous book, The Saint of Sodomy (GLB, 1999), William Tarvin, who lived in the Middle East for two decades, satirized Muslim sexual hypocrisies. Though the same barbed wit infuses The Mysterious Plus, it is counterpoised by a darker strain, that materialistic/spiritual differences between West and Middle East threaten to sever the cords bonding humanity. Addendum: Since the novel incorporates ideas from around one thousand philosophical, religious, literary, social, psychological, historical, and political works, Tarvin has provided some commentary and definitions in end-of-chapter footnotes.
Description : Now included at the end of the book is a link for a web-based program, PDFs and MP3 sound files for each chapter. Over 3,700 pages ... Developed by I Corps Foreign Language Training Center Fort Lewis, WA For the Special Operations Forces Language Office United States Special Operations Command LANGUAGE TRAINING The ability to speak a foreign language is a core unconventional warfare skill and is being incorporated throughout all phases of the qualification course. The students will receive their language assignment after the selection phase where they will receive a language starter kit that allows them to begin language training while waiting to return to Fort Bragg for Phase II. The 3rd Bn, 1st SWTG (A) is responsible for all language training at the USAJFKSWCS. The Special Operations Language Training (SOLT) is primarily a performance-oriented language course. Students are trained in one of ten core languages with enduring regional application and must show proficiency in speaking, listening and reading. A student receives language training throughout the Pipeline. In Phase IV, students attend an 8 or 14 week language blitz depending upon the language they are slotted in. The general purpose of the course is to provide each student with the ability to communicate in a foreign language. For successful completion of the course, the student must achieve at least a 1/1/1 or higher on the Defense Language Proficiency Test in two of the three graded areas; speaking, listening and reading. Table of Contents Introduction Introduction Lesson 1 People and Geography Lesson 2 Living and Working Lesson 3 Numbers, Dates, and Time Lesson 4 Daily Activities Lesson 5 Meeting the Family Lesson 6 Around Town Lesson 7 Shopping Lesson 8 Eating Out Lesson 9 Customs, and Courtesies in the Home Lesson 10 Around the House Lesson 11 Weather and Climate Lesson 12 Personal Appearance Lesson 13 Transportation Lesson 14 Travel Lesson 15 At School Lesson 16 Recreation and Leisure Lesson 17 Health and the Human Body Lesson 18 Political and International Topics in the News Lesson 19 The Military Lesson 20 Holidays and Traditions
Description : Winnie Perry is fourteen now, and the countdown to high school is shaping up to be as eventful as an entire year of middle school. Not only are things shaky with her boyfriend, Lars, but BFFs Dinah and Cinnamon have been acting weird, big sister Sandra is college-bound, little brother Ty has smuggled a stolen penguin home in his backpack, and new baby sister Maggie has everything turned upside down. It?s a lot for anyone to handle, and loyal Winnie is so busy worrying about everyone else that she hardly notices that she might just be struggling a little bit herself. With humor and honesty, Lauren Myracle brings us another pitch-perfect novel featuring the characters that her legions of fans have grown up loving.
Description : Q: My girlfriend and I have both been working late these days, and are just not in the mood for love by the time we get home at night. What can we do? A: Welcome to the world of morning sex. All you need to get started is to set your alarm half an hour earlier, and keep breath mints and condoms by your bedside. They don’t call it ‘morning glory’ for nothing... Single and sexy Laila is back in Mumbai and seems to have landed the perfect job as features editor and sex columnist of the popular men’s mag Guyzone. Her friends Karthika and Maya cannot stop teasing her as Laila definitely knows a thing or two about men. And there seem to be plenty in her life. There is Neil, Laila’s boyish yet charming photographer flatmate or Rahul, her ex-boyfriend, who still has the hots for her. These and other men are complications Laila can deal with but when Sameer, the suave CEO of Luxur enters her life, she knows she has found her match. What happens when the tables are turned and Laila loses her heart in this unpredictable game of love? Funny, smart, and utterly entertaining, Girl Plus One captures the life of a spunky city girl and her quest for that perfect plus one.
Description : Healing Dr. Alexander by Tracy Wolff Dr. Jack Alexander – dedicated surgeon and humanitarian – never expected an accident would end his time in the O.R. Now, he's faced with rebuilding his career...his life. And his hope for the future comes from the least likely source – the little family next door. From the moment he spots Sophie Connors with her young sons, Jack is captivated. She defies all of his assumptions about family and relationships. Too bad she resists commitment. Somehow he has to change her mind. Because together they may find that life doesn't always turn out the way you planned...sometimes it turns out better. No Ordinary Joe by Michelle Celmer Nothing could stop small town gal Reily Eckardt from heading to Nashville and living the dream...until her car and cash savings were stolen en route. Now she was high and dry in Paradise, Colorado, relying on the kindness of strangers – in particular, bar and grill owner Joe Miller. Sure, Joe could offer Reily a job at his bar. Renting her his garage apartment – no problem. But giving her a place in his heart – no way! Poor Joe – it wasn't long before the country crooner had him singing a different tune. Also includes a bonus novella – Taming Jessie Jane by Christine Rimmer