Here's the ultimate guide to being the best—and safest—driver possible. And an absolute must for everyone with a learner's permit. Former Top Gear Stig and professional driver Ben Collins shares expert skills culled from a twenty year career as one of the best drivers in the world, famous for racing in the Le Mans series and NASCAR, piloting the Batmobile, and dodging bullets with James Bond. Refined over thousands of hours of elite-level performance in the physics of driving, his philosophy results in greater control and safer, more efficient and fun driving for all skill levels.
In her attempts to juggle work and family life, Brigid Schulte has baked cakes until 2 a.m., frantically (but surreptitiously) sent important emails during school trips and then worked long into the night after her children were in bed. Realising she had become someone who constantly burst in late, trailing shoes and schoolbooks and biscuit crumbs, she began to question, like so many of us, whether it is possible to be anything you want to be, have a family and still have time to breathe. So when Schulte met an eminent sociologist who studies time and he told her she enjoyed thirty hours of leisure each week, she thought her head was going to pop off. What followed was a trip down the rabbit hole of busy-ness, a journey to discover why so many of us ?nd it near-impossible to press the 'pause' button on life and what got us here in the ?rst place. Overwhelmed maps the individual, historical, biological and societal stresses that have ripped working mothers' and fathers' leisure to shreds, and asks how it might be possible for us to put the pieces back together. Seeking insights, answers and inspiration, Schulte explores everything from the wiring of the brain and why workplaces are becoming increasingly demanding, to worldwide differences in family policy, how cultural norms shape our experiences at work, our unequal division of labour at home and why it's so hard for everyone ? but women especially ? to feel they deserve an elusive moment of peace.
Author: Manal al-Sharif
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Release Date: 2017-06-13
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
This is a memoir about living, loving, dreaming, daring, and driving while female -- in a country where it's dangerous to do all of the above. Manal al-Sharif grew up in Mecca the second daughter of a taxi driver, born the year strict fundamentalism took hold. In her adolescence, she was religious radical, melting her brother's boy band CDs in the oven because music was haram: forbidden by Islamic law. But what a difference an education can make. By her twenties, she was a computer security engineer, one of a few women working in a desert compound built to resemble suburban America. That's when the Saudi kingdom's contradictions became too much to bear: she was labeled a slut for chatting with male colleagues, her school-age brother chaperoned her on a business trip, and while she kept a car in her garage, she was forbidden from driving on Saudi streets. Manal-al-Sharif has written a memoir about the making of an accidental activist, a story of a young Muslim woman who stood up to a kingdom of men -- and won.
Author: HENRY N. RAYMOND
Publisher: Penton Overseas, Inc
Language-learning program provides comprehensive grammar and vocabulary to beginners and advanced students, offering guidance in pronunciation, includes terminology for cell phones, computers and the Internet, as well as contemporary currencies and usages. Listeners learn pronunciation, vocabulary, and grammar of a new language without the need of a textbook - Level 1- Key words and phrases, basic grammar skills, emphasizes travel needs Level 2 - Expands vocabulary, new grammar concepts, more day-to-day activities - Level 3 - Broadens vocabulary base, more advanced grammar skills, enriches conversational ability. Includes - 9 hours of audio on 9 compact discs, 3 booklets with recorded text for reference & grammar notes, Zippered CD Wallet, Travelogue DVD. Includes - 9 hours of audio and pdf versions of the accompanying booklets.
Looks at the theory that large groups have more collective intelligence than a smaller number of experts, drawing on a wide range of disciplines to offer insight into such topics as politics, business, and the environment.
It’s baseball season, and Katie and her friends are busy rooting for their favorite team, the Cherrydale Porcupines. Katie loves the team, but can’t understand why her friends are so obsessed with the team’s star shortstop, Mike Reed; she prefers the old shortstop who now sits on the bench every game. But when Katie is switcherooed into the team’s star shortstop, she learns that she should never judge someone until she’s standing in their size-12 baseball cleats!
Author: Julia Kraut
Release Date: 2012-10-05
Genre: Foreign Language Study
Now there is a Spanish program suited to the energy, developmental level, and fun-loving nature of your primary (K-3rd) students! Song School Spanish is patterned after our best-selling Song School Latin curriculum and features thirty weekly lessons peppered with songs, enjoyable vocabulary, illustrations, handwriting practice, stories, games, and activities. A small amount of grammar is introduced mildly throughout the book, with the focus on relevant, everyday vocabulary to engage young students. Each book contains a lively musical CD featuring forty-two songs/chants - a delightful part of the program that reinforces the Spanish taught in the book. Students who learn from Song School Spanish will be more than prepared to continue their studies with the Spanish for Children series. Grade level: Kindergarten through 3rd grade Accompanying childrens music CD (42 songs) bound in to each student text Interactive workbook text with lots of activities 30 weekly lessons including review chapters 100+ everyday vocabulary words Gentle introduction to Spanish grammar The Song School Spanish Teachers Edition is sold separately and includes the entire Song School Spanish student text as well as answer keys, teachers tips, and fun ideas for interactive classroom activities. It also includes over forty pages (plus answer keys) of additional activities and worksheets for advanced students or those who simply want more Spanish study. Classical Academic Press Educators will find all curricula by Classical Academic Press to be created with four important attributes. Each product is classical, creative, relevant, and easy to use. As our company name implies, you will find that we publish classical books and media, seeking to acquaint students with the best that has been thought and said. We also design and present our products with creativity and zest, from beautiful illustrations to engaging storytelling, ensuring that the classical subjects being taught are anything but boring.
Author: Kristine K. Kershul
Publisher: Bilingual Books Incorporated
Release Date: 2014-10-31
Genre: Foreign Language Study
It’s the perfect time to learn Spanish! The ever-popular "SPANISH in 10 minutes a day" now comes with a new digital download creating an even better hands-on language learning experience. You’ll learn everything you’ll need for your travels abroad! From the time you step off the plane, hop in a cab and order your first “cerveza,” your language needs are covered! Fun, fast, easy and interactive—"SPANISH in 10 minutes a day" is exactly what you’ve been waiting for. The "10 minutes a day" Program: The "10 minutes a day" proven methodology guarantees success—all you have to do is set aside 10 minutes a day. Why 10 minutes a day? Because 10 minutes is doable, it fits easily into your life and it’s not overwhelming. The program is created so that you can work at your own pace. You set the pace and you decide when you’re ready to move to the next Step. The book purposely looks like a child’s workbook—it’s not intimidating or overwhelming. Instead, it’s approachable and engaging for everyone at any age. The vocabulary hones in on key words that you’ll actually use when traveling. You’ll learn Key Question Words so you can ask for what you need; money and numbers so you can shop and pay bills; directions so you can get to your destination smoothly, and so much more that will make your experience abroad enjoyable. Study aids and fun activities such as word games, puzzles and interactive modules are academically designed and strategically interwoven into the program to help you succeed. Contents include: The 132-page illustrated workbook: Use the book to guide you, step-by-step, through learning and speaking Spanish. Full color throughout: Visually engages you and is conducive to learning quickly. Digital download of "10 minutes a day" language learning software: Use the interactive modules to hear the words, practice and play, track your score and have fun! (PC and Mac friendly) 150 Sticky Labels (both in the book and for your computer): Place the Sticky Labels around the house and office to learn new words without any extra time or effort. Use the interactive Sticky Labels module on your computer to hear the words, review, keep track of your score and improve. Ready-made Flash Cards (both in the book and for your computer): Take the ready-made flash cards with you and review your vocabulary on the go. Use the interactive Flash Card module on your computer to hear the words, practice and test yourself. Cut-out Menu Guide: Practice at your local restaurant and take it on your trip. Pronunciation Guide: With the Guide and simple phonetics above each Spanish word, it’s easy for native English speakers to begin speaking Spanish with the correct pronunciation. Over 300 “Free Words”: Sounding similar to their English counterparts, these Spanish words take no extra effort to add to your vocabulary. Glossary of over 2,000 new words, definitions, and pronunciation: So you can quickly look up a Spanish word, its pronunciation and definition.
Author: Innovative Language Learning
Publisher: Innovative Language Learning
Release Date: 2017-09-04
Genre: Foreign Language Study
Listen to audio lessons, while you read along! Buy or sample now! Interactive. Effective. And FUN! Start speaking Spanish in minutes, and learn key vocabulary, phrases, and grammar in just minutes more with Learn Spanish - Level 5: Upper Beginner - a completely new way to learn Spanish with ease! Learn Spanish - Level 5: Upper Beginner will arm you with Spanish and cultural insight to utterly shock and amaze your Spanish friends and family, teachers, and colleagues. What you get in Learn Spanish - Level 5: Upper Beginner: - 160+ pages of Spanish learning material - 20 Spanish lessons: dialog transcripts with translation, vocabulary, sample sentences and a grammar section - 20 Audio Lesson Tracks - 20 Audio Review Tracks - 20 Audio Dialog Tracks This book is the most powerful way to learn Spanish. Guaranteed. You get the two most powerful components of our language learning system: the audio lessons and lesson notes. Why are the audio lessons so effective? - powerful and to the point - twenty 10-minute lessons - syllable-by-syllable breakdown of each word and phrase so that you can say every word and phrase instantly - repeat after the professional teacher to practice proper pronunciation - cultural insight and insider-only tips from our teachers in each lesson - fun and relaxed approach to learning - effortlessly learn from bi-lingual and bi-cultural hosts as they guide you through the pitfalls and pleasures of Spanish-speaking countries and Spanish. Why are the lesson notes so effective? - improve listening comprehension and reading comprehension by reading the dialog transcript while listening to the conversation - grasp the exact meaning of phrases and expressions with natural translations - expand your word and phrase usage with the expansion section - master and learn to use Spanish grammar with the grammar section Discover or rediscover how fun learning a language can be with the future of language learning, and start speaking Spanish instantly!
Author: Gail Stein
Release Date: 2003-05-06
Genre: Foreign Language Study
This updated edition of the number one selling beginning-level Spanish book offers loads of new content, including: € An expanded Spanish/English/English/Spanish dictionary-with twice as many entries as the leading competition € New exercises, with answers in each chapter € Expanded vocabulary and more useful phrases € More illustrations for learning new words Just in time for summer travelers, this is the user-friendly language guide that makes Spanish a snap.
Author: Angela Gonzalez Hevia
Publisher: Hachette UK
Release Date: 2010-06-25
Genre: Foreign Language Study
Are you looking for a course in Spanish written for the absolute beginner who has no experience of learning a foreign language? Get Started in Spanish will give you the confidence to communicate in Spanish. Now fully updated to make your language learning experience fun and interactive. You can still rely on the benefits of a top language teacher and our years of teaching experience, but now with added learning features within the course and online. The emphasis of the course is placed on communication, rather than grammar, and all the teaching is in English, so that you will quickly and effortlessly get started in Spanish. By the end of this course, you will be at Level B1 of the Common European Framework for Languages: Can deal with most situations likely to arise whilst travelling in an area where the language is spoken. Learn effortlessly with new, full-colour easy-to-read page design and interactive features: NOT GOT MUCH TIME? One, five and ten-minute introductions to key principles to get you started. AUTHOR INSIGHTS Lots of instant help with common problems and quick tips for success, based on the author's many years of experience. USEFUL VOCABULARY Easy to find and learn, to build a solid foundation for speaking. DIALOGUES Read and listen to everyday dialogues to help you speak and understand fast. PRONUNCIATION Don't sound like a tourist! Perfect your pronunciation before you go. TEST YOURSELF Tests in the book and online to keep track of your progress. EXTEND YOUR KNOWLEDGE Extra online articles at: www.teachyourself.com to give you a richer understanding of the culture and history of Spain. TRY THIS Innovative exercises illustrate what you've learnt and how to use it.