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Pop Goes the Weasel, cover Pop Goes the Weasel, Wonderful Stories & Origin of Nursery Rhymes

In Pop Goes the Weasel,  Albert Jack has produced a fascinating exploration of the story behind much-loved nursery rhymes. Many of the seemingly innocent songs and rhymes that we remember from our childhood often have a darker history. Albert Jack explores the origins of those popular and much loved nursery rhymes and other popular song.

I Never Knew There was a Word for it, cover I Never Knew There was a Word for it, Wonderful Words and Phrases

This fun book is a republication of Adam Jacot de Boinod's three books on unusual words, The Meaning of Tingo, Toujours Tingo and The Wonder of Whiffling.

Rosetta Stone, French screen shot Rosetta Stone, Inspired by Holiday to Learn a Language?

As people come back from their foreign holidays they may feel the urge to use the winter to develop their language skills in time for next year’s vacation. Rosetta Stone is a good starting point for complete beginners or those who want to improve their existing language skills.

Rosetta Stone Rosetta Stone for Self Study of a New Language

Rosetta Stone is a quick and painless introduction to learning an additional language. Courses are designed to immerse students in the language so they learn naturally.

Immersion Course is Fun and Inviting Way to Learn a Foreign Language

Cambridge English Pronouncing Dictionary, cover Cambridge English Pronouncing Dictionary, a Review

Cambridge English Pronouncing Dictionary is a comprehensive guide to generally understandable pronunciation of English in the United Kingdom and United States of America.

Cambridge Idioms Dictionary, cover Cambridge Idioms Dictionary, English as Spoken

Fluency needs an ability to use language idiomatically at the right times and understand it in conversation. This book is a guide to English idioms from around the world. Although the Cambridge Idioms Dictionary is clearly aimed at the learner of English who needs to understand everyday usage it also deserves a place on the bookshelf of native English readers.

Living French, book cover Living French, Full Course of Language Lessons

Book review of a traditional and comprehensive course in the French language. Aimed at beginners and those returning to study of French. It has a supporting audio CD.

Grammar for English Language Teachers, cover Grammar for English Language Teachers, Lessons

Grammar for English Language Teachers provides wide coverage of English grammar to support teachers in planning lessons and understanding the difficulties students meet. Martin Parrott takes a fresh approach and moves away from the verb phrase basis that has become the norm in the teaching of English grammar. Instead he looks at grammar both from the basis of word classes and verb phrases.

Rosetta Stone language course Back to Second Language Study

Many who learned a language at school later find a need or desire to use it when travelling. Rosetta Stone can help returning students polish their skills.

At Large and At Small, cover At Large and At Small: Essays by Anne Fadiman

Anne Fadiman clearly loves language and expresses that love in this collection of essays - a neglected literary form even as it meets the need of today's time poor reader.

English Grammar in Use, book cover English Grammar in Use, Intermediate Reference

English Grammar in Use by Raymond Murphy may be the definitive textbook for intermediate students of English and Teachers of English as a Foreign Language (TEFL).

Rosetta Stone Rosetta Stone for Self Study of a New Language

Rosetta Stone is a quick and painless introduction to learning an additional language. Courses are designed to immerse students in the language so they learn naturally.

Why is Q always followed by U? book cover Why is Q Always Followed by U? Irregular English

English has many quirky phrases from around the world. This book explains the meaning and origin of many of the phrases that make English language so rich and versatile.

A Mess of Iguana, a Whoop of Gorillas - book cover Mess of Iguanas. Whoop of Gorillas; Group Terms

A miscellany of animal facts with emphasis on collective names. It is a useful reference for lovers of the English language or with an interest in the natural world. Many people are fascinated by the collective terms for animals and the name of sounds that animals make.

The Ode Less Travelled, book cover Ode Less Travelled, Stephen Fry's Poetry Guide

Stephen Fry harbours a dark secret which he shares with the reader of The Ode Less Travelled. A reader who follows the course to the end may also end up as a closet poet.

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