THIS BRIGHT AND AMUSING BOOK PROVIDES A PERFECT STARTING POINT FOR BEGINNERS OF ALL AGES TO LEARN ARABIC. PANORAMIC PICTURES OF EVERYDAY SCENES ARE SURROUNDED BY SMALL PICTURES WITH THEIR NAMES IN ARABIC. EACH ARABIC WORD IS ALSO WRITTEN IN ROMAN LETTERS TO SHOW YOU HOW TO PRONOUNCE IT. THE ASSOCIATION OF THE WORDS AND PICTURES PROVIDES A SIMPLE AND EFFECTIVE WAY TO LEARN NEW VOCABULARY, WHILE THE PANORAMIC SCENES PROVIDE OPPORTUNITIES FOR TALKING ABOUT THE PICTURES AND FORMING SIMPLE SENTENCES. AT THE BACK OF THE BOOK THERE IS A GUIDE TO THE ARABIC ALPHABET AND A LIST OF ALL THE ARABIC WORDS WITH THEIR PRONUNCIATION GUIDES AND MEANINGS IN ENGLISH. WITH DELIGHTFUL PICTURES BY STEPHEN CARTWRIGHT, THIS IS A FUN AND ENGAGING WAY TO LEARN A NEW LANGUAGE.
This book shows readers how to calculate the orbit of Mars, based on their own observations and using observations made by the author. The historical, observational, and analytical aspects of the project to measure the orbit of Mars are all combined in this one book! Determining the orbit of Mars is particularly important, as originally solving this problem required the founding of modern science. Clark discusses how people came to believe in the Newtonian model of the Solar System, works through the mathematical basis for the theory of gravity, and shows how Newton ruled out the possibility of alternative theories. Readers also learn how it became possible to accurately measure the positions of Mars from a moving, spinning platform the Earth. This mid-level observational challenge is well within reach of most serious amateur astronomers. For the observations, only a telescope with auto-guiding capability and the ability to mount a digital single lens reflex (DSLR) camera is required. For the calculations, it is assumed that the reader has a science, engineering, or mathematics background and is familiar with calculus, vectors, and trigonometry.
The classic bi-lingual Japanese/English word book, illustrated by Stephen Cartwright. A thousand everyday words illustrated with busy scenes and labelled pictures to help children learn key Japanese vocabulary.
With 1000 everyday words combined with pictures, this is a valuable vocabulary building tool for young children. Each book in the series contains an online pronunciation guide through the Usborne Quicklinks website.
Learning new words is fun! Children astound us with their ability to learn new words. Spark their imaginations and watch them light up with My First 1000 Words. Features: - A point-and-say book for the pre-reader - A terrific vocabulary builder for the early reader - Filled with fun categories, fabulous pictures, and fantastic sample sentences
This volume reflects the emerging interest in cross-disciplinary variation in both spoken and written academic English, exploring the conventions and modes of persuasion characteristic of different disciplines and which help define academic inquiry. This collection brings together chapters by applied linguists and EAP practitioners from seven different countries. The authors draw on various specialised spoken and written corpora to illustrate the notion of variation and to explore the concept of discipline and the different methodologies they use to investigate these corpora. The book also seeks to make explicit the valuable links that can be made between research into academic speech and writing as text, as process, and as social practice.
Covering more than 300 alphabet books with topic, content area, grade level, text structure, and instructional value indexing, this extensive resource guide includes bibliographic information and brief summaries of each selection as well as a chapter devoted to the unique uses of alphabet books within ELL classrooms. • Presents in-depth indexing and coding for more than 300 alphabet books for grades K–12, providing an easy-access resource for librarians and teachers • Includes analysis of text structures and instructional values that helps educators link curriculum objectives to specific alphabet books • Provides lessons and strategies with featured books for pre-K through 12th grade • Describes specific instructional suggestions that can be used with ELL students with lists of second-language titles