The Gift of the Magi and Other Stories, O.Henry Penguin Readers - Level 1, Beginner, 300 words American English O.Henry's short stories are very famous. He writes about New York, Texas, Oklahoma... Money and love are often problems and you never know how a story is going to finish! People always remember his writing. Audio added Thanks to elefanta
Philip Pullman - His Dark Materials(BBC RADIO DRAMA VERSION)The Golden Compass The Subtle Knife The Amber Spyglass Compared with the audiobook version, the BBC radio dramas of the trilogy are more difficult to follow. The key character Lyra speaks extremely fast, not to mention some other characters' accents. When I heard the BBC radio drama of "War and Peace", I thought it is rather difficult, and now I know I was wrong. Any English learner who wants to challenge his or her listening could try this.
Epochs of European Civilization: Reformation To the Twenty-First Century
This course provides a greater understanding of the role played by such influential figures as Luther, Calvin, Napoleon, Stalin, and other key figures of the period. Further, the importance of the Enlightenment, the Industrial Revolution, the rise of the nation-state, World Wars, and the Cold War is expounded upon in a lively analysis bound to shed new light not only on world history, but on the present state of the world and the future of global politics.
Mark Sway, age 11 but years wiser thanks to a drunken dad who abused his mom, is out in the woods behind his Memphis trailer park teaching his kid brother, Ricky, how to smoke Virginia Slims heisted from Mom's purse. He's a pretty upright kid--he's determined to protect his brother from drugs, and he once defended his mom with a baseball bat. .......
Despite the turmoil of Arab nationalism and fundamentalism, Middle Eastern wars, and oil crises, the history of the Arab world has been little known and poorly understood in the West. One reason may be that, for more than half a century, there has been no up-to-date single volume work that chronicles the story of Arab civilization - until now.
Everybody is a public speaker. Maybe you're delivering a corporate presentation or interviewing for a new job. Maybe you're a teacher lecturing students or a citizen addressing a neighborhood association. Maybe you're arguing a case before a courtroom or persuading book club members about the merits of your latest read. Whatever the situation, being able to speak in public is essential to success. You can have the most logical argument possible, but in order to truly teach, inform, persuade, or defend, you need to present your ideas with conviction and confidence.
Bossy, impulsive, and unlucky in love, the all-too-human Agatha Raisin has proved to be a surprisingly effective---and endearing---amateur sleuth. But can Agatha make it as a private investigator? After getting mugged on vacation, in what she will always think of as the Paris Incident, she decides to find out.