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Webster's Word Power English Dictionary An affordable and accessible dictionary, fully updated, with over 15,00 0 headwords and 30,000 definition. Suitable for students, learners, school, home and office.
Betty Kirkpatrick Affordable, up-to-date, The Word Power Thesaurus is the easy way to improve your vocabulary and extend your knowledge of words - by looking up alternative words. Contains 150,000 alternative words (synonyms), and over 7,500 antonyms (opposites). Suitable for schools, home and office.
Betty Kirkpatrick With questions and answer sections throughout, this book helps you to improve your written and spoken English through understanding the structure of the English language. This is a thorough and useful book with all parts of speech and grammar explained. Used by ELT self-study students.
Richard A. Spears & Betty Kirkpatrick Talk with your Spanish-speaking employees--no prior knowledge of Spanish needed!Perfect Phrases in Spanish for Household Maintenance and Child Care gives you more than 500 vital words and phrases specific to working in the home, with translations spelled out phonetically so you can say what you need to say immediately.For example:Give the baby a bath. Dale un baño al/(a la) bebé(DAH-leh oon BAHN-yoh ahl/(ah lah) beh-BEH)Put the newspapers in the recycle bin. Ponga los periódicos en esta canasta para el reciclamiento. (PONG-gah lohs peh-ree-OH-thee-kohs en eh-stah kah-NAH-stah pah-rah el reh-see-clah-M'YEN-toh)Clean the windows. Limpie las ventanas.(LEEMP lahs ben-TAH-nahs)Learn the Spanish words and phrases for: exchanging pleasantries * interviewing potential employees * discussing pay rate and taxes * giving instructions * terminating an employee * establishing work hours * explaining safety and emergency procedures * praising good work With Perfect Phrases in Spanish for Household Maintenance and Child Care, you can overcome the language barrier and develop a more comfortable, productive environment in your home.
Betty Kirkpatrick Helps the student with facts and resource on English grammar, specialist subjects from art to physi, with sections on world facts, Latin and Greek words; Chemical elements; Greek alphabet; the scientific classification of animal; help on essay writing and composition.
Betty Kirkpatrick From Aidan, Catriona and Cameron to Erin, Hamish, Laclan and Walter, Scottish Baby Names covers names which are Scottish in origin and names which are, or have been, particularly common in Scotland, offering brief information on the origin and meaning of each.
Over the centuries names in Scotland have been much influenced by immigrants, from the Vikings in the north, to the Norman French who came into Scotland from England after the Norman Conquest, and the Irish who came, especially during the mid-nineteenth century as a result of the potato famine.
Scottish Baby Names gives a valuable insight into the naming process in Scotland, both ancient and modern. The Scots method of naming children has changed greatly in recent years. Few families still adhere to the old system of naming offspring after family members. Recent trends show the influence of celebrities, the resurgence in popularity of what were considered old-fashioned names, as well as Old Testament names and Celtic names in general.
Scottish Baby Names is a valuable source of information for Scots in Scotland, for the many people of Scots heritage who live elsewhere but are interested in their roots, and for all those who are interested in things Scottish.
Betty Kirkpatrick Explains common mistakes in English and how to correct your use of language effectively. Useful to students of Standard English in schools and colleges, as well as learners of English as a foreign language.
Betty Kirkpatrick To understand English well, you need to know its many phrases and idioms. This book explains over 6,000 phrases, idioms, and cliches to help you understand the English language in clear, concise English.
Betty Kirkpatrick In landmass and population, Scotland is a fairly small country but in terms of making an impact on the world throughout history, she has regularly punched above her weight. This small reference work highlights Scotland's key movers and shakers: political leaders, inventors, engineers, doctors, writers, kings, artists, sports personalities, singers, actors... Brief biographical data is given for each entry.
Betty Kirkpatrick Nessie is the pet name given to a creature that may, or may not, live within the waters of Loch Ness in the Scottish Highlands. She has been the subject of great controversy for many years. Some believe in her implicitly; others think she is at best a myth, and at worst a load of old codswallop.
This little book covers the Nessie basics - her supposed appearance, the reported sightings of her over the years, the believers’ case for her existence and the non-believers’ explanations for Nessie’s mistaken identity.
Betty Kirkpatrick Greyfriars Bobby was a little terrier best remembered for his complete and utter loyalty to his owner. When his master died, Bobby took up a more or less constant vigil at his grave in Greyfriars Kirkyard, Edinburgh. Now Bobby’s statue stands guard opposite the gates of the graveyard and is one of Edinburgh’s most visited tourist sites. This is Bobby's story.
Betty Kirkpatrick Scotland is a beautiful country steeped in history, culture, legend and customs. Many of its customs live on and this little book looks at some of the most important of these, notably: Haggis (Scotland’s national dish which is celebrated on Burns’ night), Halloween, and Hogmanay.
Betty Kirkpatrick A little guide to auld Scottish grannies' methods of looking after the family in times of illness. Often quirky, frequently unpleasant, the remedies used in times gone by included not consuming water if you were ill and asking a man on a white horse for a recommendation for a whooping cough cure.
Betty Kirkpatrick This is a compilation of the most annoying English clichés around today; those expressions that you hear time and time again and that make you cringe with irritation when you do hear them, but which - even more annoyingly! - you find yourself using out of sheer habit. Examples featured include: by and large, to be honest, a categorical denial, courtesy call, these things happen, kill two birds with one stone, it's not the end of the world... and many more.
Betty Kirkpatrick An idiom is a phrase whose wording is either wholly or partly fixed and which cannot be understood simply from taking the literal meanings of the individual words which make up the phrase. Thus, idiomatically, if you kill two birds with one stone it does not mean that you are going around murdering birds, but that you are achieving two aims with one action.
This book features many well-known and used idioms in the English language today, from the acid test and a chip off the old block, through sing from the same hymn sheet to zero hour.
Arranged in dictionary format, the idioms featured here are all given clear explanations and are accompanied by example sentences to show how they are used. Also included are the origins of some of the idioms and readers are likely to find many of these unusual and fascinating.
As well as being a source of useful information and language help, this book is fun to browse through.
Betty Kirkpatrick An invaluable reference companion that gives guidance on English language, with help on spelling, grammar and usage. Helpful for formal communication, email and letter writing, with practical guidance on usage, style, sentence construction, writing and composing letters.