An insightful and deceptively simple guide-from a popular speaker and life coach. In this empowering book, bestselling author and speaker Dr. Camilo Cruz helps readers identify the hidden excuses that hold them back-even the most entrenched ones-and open the door to greater success and fulfillment. Inspired by a brief parable in which a family of farmers learns to thrive without their beloved (yet costly and unproductive) cow, this upbeat book speaks to readers of every age and lifestyle, helping them take ownership of their choices and their lives.
This book has been in the making for nearly decades. In 1982, When I returned form Spain, life as a student burning a hole in my parent's pocket came to an abrupt end and the stark reality of making ends meet become the order of the day. And all I had, besides best wishes of family and friends, was a working knowledge of Spanish. Fortunately, this asset was worth its weight in gold for its is my karma to unveil the secrets of the land of my birth to travelers form across the planet. Not that I was the last world on the wonderful melange that is India. Indeed, as I got to know my own country, I discovered there are a thousand India's and the quest to know each of them has kept me on the move ever since.
Author: Mari Jose Olaziregi
Publisher: University of Nevada Press
Release Date: 2005
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
This analysis of the writings of Bernardo Atxaga is inspired by his image of the Basque language as a hedgehog that has "survived... by withdrawing," but that has now emerged, preeminently in the work of this most international of Basque authors. The book explores the enthusiastic global reception of Atxaga's novel, Obabakoak, now translated into twentysix languages. Distributed for the Center for Basque Studies.
Author: Jayme Adelson-Goldstein
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Release Date: 2015-08-03
Genre: Foreign Language Study
4,000 words and phrases are organized thematically within 163 topics. Includes English to Spanish translations of vocabulary throughout, and an extensive index in Spanish at the back of the book. A fully integrated vocabulary development program in American English, progressing from essential words to the more complex, delivered in short thematic units. Realistic scenarios and modern artwork are easy to relate to and these, together with story pages and practice exercises, have been applauded for their success in promoting critical thinking skills. Content is fully supported by a range of components (in English only) - including Workbooks, Classroom Activities, Audio and website.
Louisa of Woods Crossing is about the Texas frontier just prior to the 1836 War of Texas Independence. The fourteen year-old heroine of the story lived during times of hardships and dangers including nightmarish depredations by hostile Indians inclined to barbarous acts. Nothing was more feared than raids on cabins and the terrifying abductions of teen-aged girls. The family homestead on the Lavaca River was that of the typical log cabin with fi elds, pastures, and the customary animals except for two red wolf watchdogs adopted as orphaned pups. The story is also an endearing one of close friendships with other pioneer girls.
Author: Bonnie Frederick
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Release Date: 2011-11-16
Spanish for Veterinarians, Second Edition, is designed to help you rapidly learn working Spanish for clinical conversations. Packed with the practical vocabulary information and conversational tools found in the first edition, the new edition now includes a new chapter on exotics and expanded information on the Spanish required for pre-consultation discussion. The pronunciation exercises, available online as audio files to help veterinary team members effectively and confidently use Spanish in their client communications, have also been revised and expanded. This new edition is a lively presentation of the Spanish that working vets increasingly need to know.
What better way to introduce your child to a new language than with this dual language of Grimm’s classics! The Brothers Grimm’s fairytales are magical; but how do you get kids excited about the stories when most translations were written over 100 years ago in a dated English? This is a retelling of one of Grimm’s most beloved stories: Tom Thumb. This book is also available as a larger anthology with even more Grimm stories. KidLit-o is a new publishing house just for kids! From reimagined classics to history books, there's something for everyone here!
Author: Dorothy Richmond
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
Release Date: 2012-10-12
Genre: Study Aids
Go beyond ¿Cómo se dice? and add thousands of words to your Spanish vocabulary To communicate comfortably in Spanish, you need access to a variety of words that go beyond the basics, as well as a solid foundation in grammar. In Practice Makes Perfect: Spanish Vocabulary you get the tools you need to expand your lexicon and sharpen your speaking and writing skills. And how do you this? PRACTICE, PRACTICE, PRACTICE! Each chapter of this comprehensive book focuses on a theme, such as family or travel, so you can build your language skills in a systematic manner. As you lay the foundation for a burgeoning vocabulary, you will perfect your new words with plenty of exercises and gain the confidence you need to communicate well in Spanish. This new edition of Practice Makes Perfect: Spanish Vocabulary offers you: More than 240 exercises Concise grammatical explanations The latest vocabulary in such areas as technology, communications, and the media An answer key to gauge your comprehension WITH HELP FROM THIS BOOK, YOU CAN EASILY SPEAK OR WRITE IN SPANISH ABOUT: Different occupations and jobs * Spanish holidays and traditions * Food and drink * Politics and current events * Your social life * Your family and friends * Business and money * Your favorite entertainment venues * Your family's background . . . and much more
Author: Gilda Socarras
Publisher: A&C Black
Release Date: 2011-04-14
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
This book provides new insights into the acquisition of functional categories in child language. Operating within the Minimalist Framework (Chomsky 1995) it examines in particular the availability of Determiner Phrases in the grammar of young children acquiring Spanish as a first language. The analysis reveals an interaction in child grammar around the production of bare nominals, proto-determiners and full determiner phrases. Socarrás performs both qualitative and quantitative analyses to point to a link between the development stages children go through, and the occurrence of these elements in their speech. The work goes on to address the language acquisition debate between the continuity and discontinuity hypotheses, aligning the findings with a conclusion on how best to organise the theory.
Author: Jenny Petrow
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
Release Date: 2011-06-10
Genre: Foreign Language Study
A fast and painless way to learn Spanish--now with all new quiz and test questions and a companion 75-minute audio download Spanish DeMYSTiFieD takes the mystery and menace out of learning Spanish by walking you step-by-step through the fundamentals of the language. The book lets you work at your own pace and arms you with the essentials of Spanish grammar in an unintimidating format. You will be able to: Understand basic grammar structures and verb tenses Pronounce Spanish words correctly Build a Spanish vocabulary Communicate with confidence Inside you will find: Hundreds of brand-new quiz and test questions with answer keys, similar to those used in standardized scholastic exams Chapter-opening objectives that give you insight into what you are going to learn in each step Questions at the end of every chapter that reinforce your learning and pinpoint your weaknesses "Still Struggling?" icons that offer specific recommendations for those difficult subtopics