BBC ,The rainforest is home to more species of plants and animals than any other habitat on the planet. But for humans, life there is not as easy as it looks. Life in the trees requires great skill, ingenuity and sheer bravery.
BBC ,The seventh of Harvard professor Michael Sandel's famous lectures on the philosophy of justice looks at the issue of individual rights and the freedom to choose. If our place in society is determined by where we best fit, doesn't that eliminate personal choice? What if I am best suited to do one kind of work, but I want to do another?
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True to Life Pre-intermediate Class book: English for Adult Learners
Ruth Gairns Stuart Redman , Cambridge University PressTrue to Life is a five-level course for adults. To ensure a high level of motivation, the course focuses on contemporary themes, language and learning styles that are relevant to adult learners. The Starter level provides between 40 and 60 hours of class work. The other levels provide between 72 and 96 hours of class work, depending on the various options used.
The Oxford Colour Spelling Dictionary
Maurice Waite , Oxford University PressThe Oxford Colour Spelling Dictionary simply lists words and names (including all plurals, tenses, etc. even where regular) in a single, clear A-Z sequence. This second edition is completely up to date and includes names of people, places, companies, etc. Sound-alike words and names are glossed for clarity and the two-colour text is easy to use. A huge time-saver for anyone needing to check their spelling (especially for names which most dictionaries leave out), The Oxford Colour Spelling Dictionary gives full hyphenation for each word, making it indispensable for editors, typesetters, keyboarders, and anyone involved in desk-top publishing. In addition, both British and US spellings are given and cross-referred - vital for publishers and others importing text across the Atlantic. This book is intended for anyone who wants quick access to spelling advice.
The Oxford Learner's Dictionary of English Idioms
Helen Warren , Oxford University PressThe Oxford Learner's Dictionary of English Idioms presents the most useful idioms in English and explains them in clear, simple language the intermediate student can understand. Improved design and cross-referencing makes it even easier for students to find what they are looking for. Useful guidance is also given to help with the correct pronunciation and the derivation of many of the more colourful idioms is explained to increase understanding. Study pages show how idioms are used in arguments, discussions and other typical communicative contexts.
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