Alex Rawlings - How to Speak Any Language Fluently - Little, Brown Book Group

Time remaining

  • -- days
  • -- hours
  • -- minutes
  • -- seconds
Other Formats
  • E-Book £P.O.R.
    More information
    • ISBN:9781472138576
    • Publication date:08 Jun 2017

How to Speak Any Language Fluently

Fun, stimulating and effective methods to help anyone learn languages faster

By Alex Rawlings

  • Paperback
  • £13.99

Learn how to get the most out of language courses, books and your own environment to be able to speak, read and write any language.

This book will give you the skills to learn to speak any language with confidence. It uses techniques that can easily be incorporated into your daily life, while making use of whatever resources you have available.

Whether you are starting out with your first foreign language or wishing to add to your repetoire, you'll find a wealth of easy-to-follow advice and achievable goals. Discover how to:

-Speak with greater confidence and accuracy
-Effectively learn vocabulary and grammar
-Use time on the internet and social media to learn a language
-Read real books, websites and articles in a foreign language
-Pass exams that certify your language skills

Biographical Notes

Alex Rawlings has been fascinated by languages and determined to learn as many as possible for as long as he can remember. He was born and raised in London, where he spoke English and Greek at home, studied German, French and Spanish at school, picked up Dutch, Afrikaans, Hebrew, Italian and Catalan on the side, then studied Russian and German at Oxford University, where he was named Britain's Most Multilingual Student in 2012 after being tested for fluency in all those languages in a competition run by Harper Collins. Since then he has studied many more, including tricky ones like Hungarian and Serbian, and has lived in five different countries, teaching languages, coaching learners, and organising conferences and workshops around the world for language enthusiasts. Alex's writes his practical advice and detailed observations on language learning on his popular blog RawLangs.com, and has also contributed to online and offline publications by the British Council, the European Commission, the Guardian, the Evening Standard, and to the blogs of several language learning companies. This book was conceived in Russia, planned in Hungary, written in Spain, and published in London. Alex travels the world speaking and learning new languages with his Hungarian dachshund, Zoltán.

  • Other details

  • ISBN: 9781472138569
  • Publication date: 08 Jun 2017
  • Page count: 224
  • Imprint: Robinson
Orbit

Olympus Bound

Jordanna Max Brodsky
Authors:
Jordanna Max Brodsky
Robinson

An Introduction to Living Well with Pain

Frances Cole
Authors:
Frances Cole

Practical 'footsteps' to help you live well with a chronic pain conditionIf you live with a long term condition that causes you chronic pain, then you are not alone. Chronic or persistent pain affects many adults and children in many ways. It can impact on your mood, your home and work life, your relationships, your sleep, your activities and all areas of your health. It can take your life over. Change is possible. Effective pain management requires a practical multi-focused approach. This self-help guide brings together tools that have worked with thousands of people with pain. It guides you through skills that help you stop struggling and cope well with pain, including:· Goal-setting, making action plans and rewarding yourself· Pacing your day to day activities and building in relaxation practice· Developing healthy exercise and eating routines· Sleeping well again· Coping with setbacks

FaithWords

Good Night, I Love You

Jene' Ray Barranco
Authors:
Jene' Ray Barranco
New Harbinger

The Food Addiction Recovery Workbook

Carolyn Coker Ross
Authors:
Carolyn Coker Ross
Robinson

The Art of Business

Greg Clydesdale
Authors:
Greg Clydesdale
Piatkus

Speaking of Death

Annie Broadbent
Authors:
Annie Broadbent

'To support the bereaved, we need to get to grips with death.'Talking about death and grief has become something of a modern taboo. Most of us would rather avoid the subject altogether because it makes us feel anxious or awkward. When Annie Broadbent's mum died, one of the hardest parts of her experience was seeing her friends and extended family paralysed by their fear of saying or doing the wrong thing.Frustrated and saddened by her own experience, in this thoughtful book Annie presents sixteen stories which build a much needed bridge between the bereaved and the rest of us. Combined with expert advice, Speaking of Death is a collection of real life experiences of grief. The stories help you build your own relationship with death and provide support for supporters of the bereaved. If you've never known what to say to a grieving person, you will after this book.'Annie offers a compassionate and caring approach to supporting someone through grief, developed through her own experience and the use of expert advice . . . this book will be a helpful tool for everyone' Shelley Gilbert, CEO of Grief Encounter'Wonderfully moving, relevant and important' Kate Timperley, Maggie'sThis book was first published as We Need to Talk About Grief.

Hachette Australia

Awakening the Miracle of You

Judith Collins
Authors:
Judith Collins
Robinson

Back, Sack & Crack (& Brain)

Robert Wells
Authors:
Robert Wells
Virago

You're the Only One I Can Tell

Deborah Tannen
Authors:
Deborah Tannen

New Harbinger

The Intuitive Eating Workbook

Evelyn Tribole, Elyse Resch
Authors:
Evelyn Tribole, Elyse Resch
Piatkus

The Dressmaker's Secret

Charlotte Betts
Authors:
Charlotte Betts

Italy, 1819. Emilia Barton and her mother Sarah live a nomadic existence, travelling from town to town as itinerant dressmakers to escape their past. When they settle in the idyllic coastal town of Pesaro, Emilia desperately hopes that, this time, they have found a permanent home. But when Sarah is brutally attacked by an unknown assailant, a deathbed confession turns Emilia's world upside down.Seeking refuge as a dressmaker in the eccentric household of Princess Caroline of Brunswick, Emilia experiences her first taste of love with the charming Alessandro. But her troubling history gnaws away at her. Might she, a humble dressmaker's daughter, have a more aristocratic past than she could have imagined? When the Princess sends her on an assignment to London, she grasps the opportunity to unravel the truth.Caught up in a web of treachery and deceit, Emilia is determined to discover who she really is - even if she risks losing everything . . .

Hachette Australia

Silence Your Mind

Ramesh Manocha
Authors:
Ramesh Manocha
Piatkus

The Nordic Guide to Living 10 Years Longer

Bertil Marklund
Authors:
Bertil Marklund

The Danes may have their hygge and the Norwegians their back to the land culture, but the Swedes have 'lagom': an even-keeled approach to a life of balance.Dr Bertil Marklund - a doctor and researcher at the Gothenburg University with over forty years of experience - provides the most cutting-edge research to explain the ten areas we should focus on to better our chances of a long life.This compact guide provides wisdom from the Nordics, a region long known for its healthy and progressive lifestyle. It debunks myths on things we have been told are not good for us but actually can be: did you know drinking coffee will promote your health? Or that more people die of lack of Vitamin D than they do of skin cancer? By providing pragmatic and realistic advice, Dr Marklund gives you the power to make a difference in your own life today and for the future.

Hachette Australia

Today I Am...

Carmen Warrington
Authors:
Carmen Warrington

From the author of popular affirmations handbook TODAY I WILL... comes this book of inspiration to use in daily life.Each page is an invitation to appreciate the richness of your inner world in all its colours, shades and contrasts. Contemplate any page to feed your soul and nurture your spirituality. To know yourself is to know the greatest secret of all - embark on a journey of self-discovery with TODAY I AM...

Orbit

Winter of the Gods

Jordanna Max Brodsky
Authors:
Jordanna Max Brodsky
Robinson

Can't Just Stop

Sharon Begley
Authors:
Sharon Begley
Hachette Australia

The Anxiety Book

Elisa Black
Authors:
Elisa Black
Constable

Never Enough

Barney Hoskyns
Authors:
Barney Hoskyns

A few months after graduating with a 1st class honours degree from Oxford University, Barney Hoskyns sat in a damp Clapham basement and asked his best friend to inject him with heroin. From that moment on, for the next 20 years, Hoskyns is hopelessly hooked. This is the searingly honest story of what brought him to this place - and how he got himself out of it. Barney Hoskyns is one of the leading music writers of our time: published by Faber in the UK, his books have ranged the musical landscape from Led Zeppelin to Tom Waits, from Laurel Canyon to Woodstock. His articles have appeared in the NME, Melody Maker, Rolling Stone and Vogue, and in 2000 he founded Rock's Backpages. Hoskyns beautifully describes the relationship between music and addiction, between love and infatuation. Never Enough is Hoskyns's raw, uncompromising and utterly compelling account of the highs and lows of life under the needle. Interspersed with photos and diary entries, Hosykns examines why he so willingly gave himself up to the death-grip of heroin, and what it took to finally free himself from it.

Seal Press

The Big Fix

Tracey Helton Mitchell
Authors:
Tracey Helton Mitchell

After surviving nearly a decade of heroin abuse and hard living on the streets of San Francisco's Tenderloin District, Tracey Helton Mitchell decided to get clean for good. With raw honesty and a poignant perspective on life that only comes from starting at rock bottom, The Big Fix tells her story of transformation from homeless heroin addict to stable mother of three,and the hard work and hard lessons that got her there. Rather than dwelling on the pain of addiction, Tracey focuses on her journey of recovery and rebuilding her life, while exposing the failings of the American rehab system and laying out a path for change. Starting with the first step in her recovery, Tracey re-learns how to interact with men, build new friendships, handle money, and rekindle her relationship with her mother, all while staying sober, sharp, and dedicated to her future. A decidedly female story of addiction, The Big Fix describes the unique challenges faced by women caught in the grip of substance abuse, such as the toxic connection between drug addition and prostitution. Tracey's story of hope, hard work, and rehabilitation will inspire anyone who has been affected by substance abuse while offering hope for a better future.

Piatkus

A Fearless Heart

Thupten Jinpa
Authors:
Thupten Jinpa