Englisch kann man erst dann wirklich gut, wenn man auch die englische Grammatik beherrscht. Ein inhaltlich sehr guter Aufsatz in der Oberstufe bringt nur mittelmäßige Noten, wenn man ständig die Zeiten verwechselt oder bei der Passiv-Konstruktion Fehler macht. Meist bringt es den Englisch-Lernenden auch nicht sehr weit, wenn er dicke Bücher über Grammatik-Theorie im Schrank stehen hat: Grammatik lernt man eben am besten dadurch, dass man sie übt! Roland Zimmermann, der Autor des dreibändigen >Basiswissen Englisch
Ein Lernprogramm mit Arbeitsanleitungen, Lernseiten, Tests und L sungen f r Sch ler bis zum Ende des vierten Englischjahres (in der Regel bis Klasse 8) oder f r alle, die Lernstoff nachholen m ssen oder ihr Basiswissen auffrischen m chten. Das Buch ist f r die Nachhilfe in Englisch mit einem Lehrer oder zum Selbststudium geeignet.
Ob Genesis, Jesaja oder Psalmen - dieses Buch vermittelt alle wichtigen Informationen zu den Büchern des Alten Testaments, ihrem Aufbau und Inhalt, ihrer Entstehung und den geschichtlichen Hintergründen. Es schafft damit die Grundlage für das Verstehen der alttestamentlichen Schriften. Klaus Dorn gibt allen Einsteigern eine kompakte und solide Grundlage für die biblische Exegese an die Hand und Fortgeschrittenen ein nützliches Nachschlagewerk.
Author: Ellen Henrichs
Publisher: Bassermann Verlag
Das Standardwerk für Schüler aller Jahrgangsstufen Diese Englischgrammatik ist Lern- und Übungsbuch in einem. Sie vermittelt nicht nur fundiertes grammatikalisches Wissen, sondern gibt durch abwechslungsreiche Übungen Gelegenheit, das Erlernte anzuwenden und zu festigen. Der Grammatikteil deckt alle schulrelevanten Themen ab und eignet sich sowohl zur systematischen Wiederholung wie auch zum Nachschlagen einzelner Grammatikfragen. Abwechslungsreiche Übungen zu jedem Kapitel und ein übersichtlicher Lösungsteil dienen der unmittelbaren Erfolgskontrolle. Der Schwierigkeitsgrad der Übungen innerhalb eines Kapitels ist steigend, sodass Schüler und Schülerinnen unterschiedlicher Klassenstufen mit diesem Handbuch ihre Grammatikkenntnisse auffrischen können. Das besondere Plus: Durch die konsequente Zweisprachigkeit sämtlicher Überschriften wiederholen die Schüler ganz nebenbei auch die grammatische Terminologie im Englischen (wird in der Schule vorausgesetzt).
Die "Top 500" - das sind die 500 häufigsten Substantive, Adjektive, Adverbien und Verben der englischen Sprache. Mit diesem Band lernen Ihre Schüler, dieses wichtige Basisvokabular nicht nur isoliert zu verstehen, sondern auch im sprachlichen Zusammenhang richtig anzuwenden. In 25 Lektionen mit vielfältigen schriftlichen und mündlichen Übungen lernen Ihre Schüler die Bedeutung, Rechtschreibung und den sicheren Gebrauch der "Top 500". Alle Wörter werden im Zusammenhang mit häufig gemeinsam auftretenden Begriffen oder typischen Wendungen der englischen Sprache trainiert. So erarbeiten sich Ihre Schüler ein überschaubares, aber festes Grundvokabular, mit dem sie sich sicher ausdrücken und verständigen können - im Englischunterricht wie auch im "wirklichen" Leben! Die Materialien eignen sich für den Einsatz im Regelunterricht oder in der Freiarbeit und sind als Differenzierungsmaterialien für schwächere Schüler einsetzbar. Lösungen zu allen Übungen sind enthalten.
This book focusses on inter- and intracultural differences in academic writing and ways of understanding. The example of primary and lower secondary history textbooks has been chosen as a rich source of cultural viewpoints, and in particular the topic of 'The Romans' as part of a common European heritage. Textbooks (and their related curricula) are examined in terms of their writing styles, the kinds of skills demanded in pupil tasks and overall objectives. Researchers working in different European countries: Austria, England, France, Germany (2 different Lander), Ireland and Italy present case-studies of 'The Romans' from their own country. It is thus possible to track cultural differences closely, and the intercultural expertise of the team also adds an informing dimension here. The writing team came together for a conference in February 2002 at the University of Bath to present and discuss their research. The book can thus be said to build on an interactive understanding of inter- and intracultural difference."
Considered by many the greatest war novel of all time, All Quiet on the Western Front is Erich Maria Remarque’s masterpiece of the German experience during World War I. I am young, I am twenty years old; yet I know nothing of life but despair, death, fear, and fatuous superficiality cast over an abyss of sorrow. . . . This is the testament of Paul Bäumer, who enlists with his classmates in the German army during World War I. They become soldiers with youthful enthusiasm. But the world of duty, culture, and progress they had been taught breaks in pieces under the first bombardment in the trenches. Through years of vivid horror, Paul holds fast to a single vow: to fight against the principle of hate that meaninglessly pits young men of the same generation but different uniforms against one another . . . if only he can come out of the war alive. Look for special features inside. Join the Random House Reader’s Circle for author chats and more. “The world has a great writer in Erich Maria Remarque. He is a craftsman of unquestionably first rank, a man who can bend language to his will. Whether he writes of men or of inanimate nature, his touch is sensitive, firm, and sure.”—The New York Times Book Review From the Trade Paperback edition.
Mona Lisa Overdrive
Author: William Gibson
William Gibson, author of the extraordinary multiaward-winning novel Neuromancer, has written his most brilliant and thrilling work to date . . .The Mona Lisa Overdrive. Enter Gibson's unique world—lyric and mechanical, sensual and violent, sobering and exciting—where multinational corporations and high tech outlaws vie for power, traveling into the computer-generated universe known as cyberspace. Into this world comes Mona, a young girl with a murky past and an uncertain future whose life is on a collision course with internationally famous Sense/Net star Angie Mitchell. Since childhood, Angie has been able to tap into cyberspace without a computer. Now, from inside cyberspace, a kidnapping plot is masterminded by a phantom entity who has plans for Mona, Angie, and all humanity, plans that cannot be controlled . . . or even known. And behind the intrigue lurks the shadowy Yazuka, the powerful Japanese underworld, whose leaders ruthlessly manipulate people and events to suit their own purposes . . . or so they think.
Staircase to the Moon
Author: Elizabeth Haran
Publisher: BASTEI LÜBBE
Perth, Western Australia, 1913: When her conservative family tries to force Emily into an arranged marriage with a much older, wealthy man, she takes destiny into her own hands and escapes her strict father and overbearing brothers. She embarks on a ship to North-Western Australia to take up employment as a private seamstress for a rich farming family, who welcome her with open arms. Surrounded by the breathtakingly beautiful and remote landscapes of the Kimberly region, Emily starts to believe that happiness and love really are possible in her new life. But storm clouds are gathering, and as the men of Kimberley march off to war in Europe, Emily must step up to prove herself against all the odds. And that's when things start to turn out much more differently than she ever could have imagined..."Staircase to the Moon," follows Emily's fantastic odyssey to true love, featuring a cast of unforgettable characters along the way. With an eye for detail, Elizabeth Haran is the author of numerous other romantic adventures including "Island of Whispering Winds," "Under a Flaming Sky," "Flight of the Jabiru," and "River of Fortune," available as eBooks. For fans of sagas set against a backdrop of beautiful landscapes, like Sarah Lark's, "Island of a Thousand Springs" or Kate Morton's, "The Forgotten Garden." About the author: Elizabeth Haran was born in Bulawayo, Rhodes ia and migrated to Australia as a child. She lives with her family in Adelaide and has written fourteen novels set in Australia. Her heart-warming and carefully crafted books have been published in ten countries and are bestsellers in Germany.
What are Amy and Adam going to do about their love life? Neither Amy's traditionalist Japanese parents nor Adam's snobby, upper-class mother will accept their relationship. To make things worse, Amy and Adam are involved in the "color game" at school, an experiment that's designed to make students aware of class and racial prejudices. Now the experiment threatens to alienate Amy from her friends and tear her apart from Adam. She knows it's time to rebel against the color game. But will the rest of the class follow her lead? From the Paperback edition.
The Flying Troutmans
Author: Miriam Toews
Publisher: Knopf Canada
"Min was stranded in her bed, hooked on the blue torpedoes and convinced that a million silver cars were closing in on her (I didn't know what Thebes meant either), Logan was in trouble at school, something about the disturbing stories he was writing, Thebes was pretending to be Min on the phone with his principal, the house was crumbling around them, the black screen door had blown off in the wind, a family of aggressive mice was living behind the piano, the neighbours were pissed off because of hatchets being thrown into their yard at night (again, confusing, something to do with Logan) … basically, things were out of control. And Thebes is only eleven." –from The Flying Troutmans Days after being dumped by her boyfriend Marc in Paris – "he was heading off to an ashram and said we could communicate telepathically" – Hattie hears her sister Min has been checked into a psychiatric hospital, and finds herself flying back to Winnipeg to take care of Thebes and Logan, her niece and nephew. Not knowing what else to do, she loads the kids, a cooler, and a pile of CDs into their van and they set out on a road trip in search of the children's long-lost father, Cherkis. In part because no one has any good idea where Cherkis is, the traveling matters more than the destination. On their wayward, eventful journey down to North Dakota and beyond, the Troutmans stay at scary motels, meet helpful hippies, and try to ignore the threatening noises coming from under the hood of their van. Eleven-year-old Thebes spends her time making huge novelty cheques with arts and crafts supplies in the back, and won't wash, no matter how wild and matted her purple hair gets; she forgot to pack any clothes. Four years older, Logan carves phrases like "Fear Yourself" into the dashboard, and repeatedly disappears in the middle of the night to play basketball; he's in love, he says, with New York Times columnist Deborah Solomon. Meanwhile, Min can't be reached at the hospital, and, more than once, Hattie calls Marc in tears. But though it might seem like an escape from crisis into chaos, this journey is also desperately necessary, a chance for an accidental family to accept, understand or at least find their way through overwhelming times. From interwoven memories and scenes from the past, we learn much more about them: how Min got so sick, why Cherkis left home, why Hattie went to Paris, and what made Thebes and Logan who they are today. In this completely captivating book, Miriam Toews has created some of the most engaging characters in Canadian literature: Hattie, Logan and Thebes are bewildered, hopeful, angry, and most of all, absolutely alive. Full of richly skewed, richly funny detail, The Flying Troutmans is a uniquely affecting novel.
Author: Andrew Collins, Chris Ogilvie-Herald
Publisher: Virgin Pub
Focussing its startling argument on lost papyrus documents found in the tomb, Tutankhamun questions the historical wisdom and biblical evidence of the Exodus, investigating the issues of land ownership and occupation which are still so typical in the Middle East today. In 1924, Howard Carter - the discoverer of the tomb - threatened to reveal the contents of the papyri discovered therein, but was dissuaded. An earlier attempt to use the documents for personal gain may have involved the Earl of Carnarvon - Carter's aristocratic patron - who died under mysterious circumstances in 1923. This account reveals the events surrounding his death, as well as the fate of the missing papyri, the origins of Zionist aspirations in Palestine and the origin of the infamous curse of Tutankhamun. The papyri are thought to contain a version of the Exodus story completely at odds with that of the Bible. They allege that those seen as Israelites under the command of Moses were in fact made up of a band of expelled priests: followers of the herectic king Akhenaten's fallen monotheistic religion and a large group of mixed Asiatic peoples. This is the most comprehensive overview and investigation into this alluring archaeological mystery.