Practice Makes Perfect: Complete English All-in-One for ESL Learners [EPUB]

Practice Makes Perfect: Complete English All-in-One for ESL Learners [EPUB]
Practice Makes Perfect: Complete English All-in-One for ESL Learners edited by Ed Swick
2019 | EPUB | ISBN: 9781260455243 | 34.3MB

More than two million students have turned to the Practice Makes Perfect series for a trusted guide to help build their language-learning skills. And, now this bestselling brand offers you all of the tools you need to improve your English in one value-packed workbook. Featuring seven titles in one volume, Practice Makes Perfect: Complete English All-in-One for ESL Learners provides a solid foundation of verbs, vocabulary and grammar, and conversational structures.

This one-stop resource includes thorough explanations that are reinforced by hundreds of hands-on practice exercises to help you build the skills you communicate in English with confidence. A comprehensive index makes it easy to reference all grammar explanations throughout the book, making this an ideal resource for beginning and advanced beginning students who want to improve their English language competency.

Practice Makes Perfect: Complete English All-in-One for ESL Learners features:

  • Seven titles in one convenient volume: English Grammar for ESL Learners; English Sentence Builder; English Verbs; English Pronouns and Prepositions; English Verb Tenses Up Close; Intermediate English Grammar for ESL Learners; and English Conversation
  • An integrated approach that allows you to study at your own level and develop language skills at your own pace
  • More than 300 exercises, in a variety of formats, plus a comprehensive answer key
  • Glossary to all key grammar concepts presented in the book

Strayan Dictionary: Avo, Arvo, Mabo, Scomo And All The Essential Strayan Words [EPUB]

Strayan Dictionary: Avo, Arvo, Mabo, Scomo And All The Essential Strayan Words [EPUB]
Strayan Dictionary: Avo, Arvo, Mabo, Scomo And All The Essential Strayan Words by Dominic Knight
2019 | EPUB | ISBN: 9781760529352 | 3.24MB

The most un-un-Australian dictionary ever created, The Strayan Dictionary is your indispensable guide to the native tongue of Warnie, Hawkie, Dame Nellie, Kylie (Minogue and Mole), Little Johnny, Barty and of course Boonie.

More bonzer than a long weekend, as respectable as an underarm delivery and as easy to understand as 'yeah-nah-nah-yeah-nah', The Strayan Dictionary is guaranteed* to be as honest as a sickie, as useful as a beer snake and as unputdownable as a stubby,

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The Japanese Discovery of Chinese Fiction: The Water Margin and the Making of a National Canon [EPUB]

The Japanese Discovery of Chinese Fiction: The Water Margin and the Making of a National Canon [EPUB]
The Japanese Discovery of Chinese Fiction: The Water Margin and the Making of a National Canon by William C Hedberg
2019 | EPUB | ISBN: 9780231193344 | 11.86MB

The classic Chinese novel The Water Margin (Shuihu zhuan) tells the story of a band of outlaws in twelfth-century China and their insurrection against the corrupt imperial court. Imported into Japan in the early seventeenth century, it became a ubiquitous source of inspiration for translations, adaptations, parodies, and illustrated woodblock prints. There is no work of Chinese fiction more important to both the development of early modern Japanese literature and the Japanese imagination of China than The Water Margin.

In The Japanese Discovery of Chinese Fiction, William C. Hedberg investigates the reception of The Water Margin in a variety of early modern and modern Japanese contexts, from eighteenth-century Confucian scholarship and literary exegesis to early twentieth-century colonial ethnography. He examines the ways Japanese interest in Chinese texts contributed to new ideas about literary canons and national character. By constructing an account of Japanese literature through the lens of The Water Margin’s literary afterlives, Hedberg offers an alternative history of East Asian textual culture: one that focuses on the transregional dimensions of Japanese literary history and helps us rethink the definition and boundaries of Japanese literature itself.

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