This is well comprehensive study of English language which emphasizes the proficiency of the spoken medium as form of communication and system of teaching English language in North-Eastern part of Bangladesh for Ph.D. research work. Some treatment of the historical background of this area is included as well as information concerning the acoustic nature of English language proficiency of EFL (English as a Foreign Language) learners.This book is intended for advanced students and for teachers of English. As a reference book it contains information from EFL Learners and teachers of English language ranging from relatively simple points to advanced problems.
Although new ventures’ competitive positioning and their founders’ social networks are both recognized as important in the context of transition economies, not much is known about their multiplicative effect on performance. We build on the strategic management literature and social network theory to develop theoretical predictions about the role of competitive strategies and social capital for entrepreneurial performance. These are tested with survey data from Bulgaria. We find that both the venture’s competitive strategic positioning and the founder’s networking positively influence performance. The hypothesized moderating effect of networking for the relationship between differentiation strategy and performance received only tentative support. Contrary to expectations, we find a negative moderating effect of networking for the relationship of cost leadership with performance. These results suggest that the entrepreneur’s network plays a role in shaping how strategies influence performance by possibly upholding differentiation and deemphasizing cost leadership strategy. Implications for managerial practice and public policy are discussed.
"Doctor Watson, Mr Sherlock Holmes" - The most famous introduction in the history of crime fiction takes place in Arthur Conan Doyle's "A Study in Scarlet", bringing together Sherlock Holmes, the master of cience detection, and John H. Watson, the great detective's faithful chronicler. This novel not only establishes the magic of the Holmes myth but also provides the reader with a dramatic adventure yarn which ranges from the foggy, gas-lit streets of London to the burning planes of Utah. "The Sign of the Four", the second Holmes novel, presents the detective with one of his greatest challenges. The theft of the Agra treasure in India forms a catalyst for treachery, deceit and murder. With these two classic novels, "A Study in Scarlet" and "The Sign of the Four", you have the brilliant foundation of the Sherlock Holmes canon. Reading pleasure rarely comes any finer. Издание на английском языке.
After a harrowing military tour of Afghanistan, Dr Watson returns to London to convalesce at 221В Baker Street, home to the enigmatic Sherlock Holmes. Their lives are irrevocably thrown together by news that a man has been found dead in a grimy 'ill-omened' house, with the word rache - German for 'revenge' - written in blood on the wall. This grisly discovery is complicated further by the look of utter horror on the victim's face, and the complete absence of any wounds on the body or sign of a struggle. First published in 1887, A Study in Scarlet is the remarkable first outing of one of literature's most famous partnerships.
Supported Car Models: BMW build 1982-2001 with 20 pin diagnostic socket located in the engine compartment - Functions: Reset Inspection and Oil Service - Cable length: 30cm - Usage: - Plug the Device into the 20 pin diagnostic socket of the car located in the engine compartment - Turn ignition key to enable the board electronic but don’t turn on the motor - Press the button for the operation you want to perform and keep it pressed - The LED of the choosen operation will be on - Keep the button pressed - Reset is done when the LED is turning off itself - Release button - On some dashboards there is needed to make a inspection reset before a oil reset
This book deals with conversational styles in all-male and all-female groups. The aim and scope of this study is to analyze conversations of single-sex and mixed-sex interactions with respect to conversational styles within the postmodern framework. The first part of this book consists of the presentation, discussion and critical evaluation of crucial study results within the three main frameworks to the language and gender area. The second part comprises an empirical study of 7 transcribed conversations from the TV series Desperate Housewives. The aim of this study was to analyze the representation of conversational behavior of men and women in single-sex and mixed-sex-groups.The transcribed conversations were analyzed for topic choice, topic control, interruptions, conversational dominance, the form and function of humor as well as for features which have been traditionally assigned to men and women, respectively. The implications which can be derived from the study are summarized in the closing section of this book.
"English Idioms in Use" is a vocabulary book for good interr learners and above. It is primarily designed as a self-study reference and practice text but it can also be used for classroom work. "English Idioms in Use": 60 easy-to-use two-page units: idioms are presented and explained on left-hand pages with a range of practice exercises on right-hand pages. Presents and explains idioms in typical contexts using short texts and clear example sentences. Based on the most frequently used idioms from a corpus of written and spoken English and from the "Cambridge Idioms Dictionary". Provides valuable information about appropriate usage. Promotes good learning habits with study tips and follow-up tasks. Contains a comprehensive, student-friendly answer key. Includes a detailed index to help you find the idioms you are interested in. Издание на английском языке.
The world's best-selling grammar series for learners of English. Essential Grammar in Use is a self-study reference and practice book for elementary-level learners (A1-B1), used by millions of people around the world. With clear examples, easy-to-follow exercises and answer key, the Fourth edition is perfect for independent study, covering all the areas of grammar that you will need at this level. The book has an easy-to-use format of two-page units with clear explanations of grammar points on the left-hand page, and practice exercises on the right. It also includes plenty of additional exercises and a Study Guide to help you find the grammar units you need to study. Fourth edition.
The present study investigates history of Azari language through over time and the reasons that affect on structure of this language in gradual process and finally shifting it to Turkic subgroup from Iranian subgroup and after a while, Iranian speakers decreased and currently there are few groups as minority speakers in some villages that are far from cities and don’t have communication with majority of speakers in this western-North of Iran.
Издание полностью на английском языке. English Idioms in Use is a vocabulary book for good intermediate level learners and above. It is prinarily designed as a self-study reference and practice text but it can also be used for classroom work. English Idioms in Use: - 60 easy-to-page units: idioms are presented and explained on left-hand pages with a range of practice exercises on right-hand pages; - presents and explains idioms in typical context using short texts and clear example sentences; - based on the most frequently used idioms from a corpus of written and spoken English and from the Cambridge International Dictionary of Idioms; - provides valuable information about appropriate usage; - promote a good learning habits with study tips and follow-up tasks; - contains a comprehensive, student-friendly answer key; - includes a detailed index to help you find the idioms you are interested in.
This dictionary is up to date and easy to use and it will take you from the first day you start learning Italian right through to your exams and beyond. With core curriculum and international vocabulary, clear guidance on usage and grammar, and a section on everyday life and culture, it is the perfect dictionary for all students of Italian.
Complete in five handsome volumes, each with an introduction by a Doyle scholar, a chronology, a selected bibliography, and explanatory notes, the Oxford Sherlock Holmes series offers a definative collection of the famous detective's adventures. No home library is complete without it. Comprising the series of short stories that made the fortunes of the Strand, the magazine in which they were first published, this volume won even more popularity for Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson. Holmes is at the height of his powers in many of his most famous cases, including The Red-Headed League, The Speckled Band, and The Blue Carbuncle and the famous A Study in Scarlet.
English in India is neither a home language nor a foreign language, in terms of its uses in the community, but rather an indispensable second language. It would be absurd to expect an average Indian child to achieve the same degree of sophistication in handling the language, after perhaps rather less than 300 hours a year instruction in it over five or six years as his English counterpart who is immersed in the language all his working hours. Nowadays, whenever an educationist open his mouth to speak, a few words are bound to fall from his lips on the teaching of English: the importance of English as a basic subject; the necessity of giving it a prominent place on the time-table, and of making sure that the school learner possesses enough of it be able to fill in forms at the labour exchange. The reduced importance of English after independence may not be directly responsible for the fall in the standard of achievement of the pupils in English though it has rather indirectly resulted in the reduction of the place of English in the school curriculum. The number of periods allotted for the teaching of English in the schools is considerably reduced.
When you think of Video Gaming, what immediately springs to mind? Action? Adventure? Heartache? Rage? How about Language Learning? No? Didn’t think so. In traditional gaming, language learning is not something that would be considered a factor. However, this dissertation is going to look into that very subject, to observe traditional gaming and see its impact on language. By using both conventional and unconventional methods to look into this untapped area of video game academia, we will be able to explore this complex and fascinating area.
There they are, still as a photograph, listening for the distant thud of the sun as it prepares to drop from the sky... On a hot summer's night, a family of three are off to a party in their bristling suburbia. But nothing is as it seems and soon we are walking with them through the past lives of a bully, a drunk and a disaffected youth. As the story of the neighbourhood unfolds the old and the new, diesel and steam, town and country all collide - and nobody will be left unaffected. The Art of the Engine Driver is a luminous and evocative take on ordinary suburban lives told with an extraordinary power and depth.