The Americas: Where to Go When is the ultimate holiday planner, highlighting the most spectacular places in North, Central and South America and the best time to visit each one. Written by a team of travel experts, and edited by Craig Doyle, the title brings more than 130 destinations to life with informative narrative and the stunning photography you?d expect from DK Eyewitness. Get to the heart of the most memorable travel destinations in the Americas with hundreds of experiences from marvelling at Niagra Falls in April and cruising down the Amazon in May to sampling San Francisco?s romantic spots in September. Six different themes- Natural World, Unforgettable Journeys, Family Holidays, Luxury & Romance, Activity Breaks, and Festivals & Culture ensure that there is something for everybody. With a simple month-by-month format, practical information and suggested itineraries, The Americas: Where to Go When makes finding the ideal getaway easier than ever. Search by time of year, type of vacation or simply flip through the pages and be inspired. Take an enticing tour of the Americas with The Americas: Where to Go When
First Certificate Writing helps students studying at upper intermediate level to develop their writing skills.Through a focused analysis of exam tasks, carefully staged activities and model texts. First Certificate Writing gives students all the guidance and practice they need to successfully answer any question in the Writing paper of the First Certificate exam. The First Certificate Writing Teacher's Book includes: An overview of the Writing paper of the First Certificate examination. A detailed description of the units in the Students' Book. An analysis of the writing skills required for Paper 2 of the FCE exam. A sample marked composition with a suggested correction code. An explanation of the marking criteria for FCE Paper 2. Lesson-by-lesson notes, with complete answer key, suggested answers and additional tips for the teacher. Формат: 21 см х 29,5 см.
Palestinian-Israeli literature is the literature of a minority that is in a state of political and cultural conflict with the Jewish minority. To be considered legitimate by the Jewish majority, Palestinian-Israeli writers must disguise their political and cultural conflict with the majority culture and refrain from creating literature that is stereotyped or socially engaged. The first chapter examines the rhetorical devices Palestinian-Israeli writers use to convey their emotions and attitudes toward the Jewish majority without expressing these overtly. The second chapter describes the different coherent patterns of Contemporary Hebrew prose and Palestinian-Israeli prose. These differences are demonstrated in the third chapter through a bilingual Palestinian-Israeli author's writing.
The Italian sociolinguistic panorama is characterised by a considerable complexity of settings: the coexistence of Italian, its regional and local varietie and several minority languages makes the national repertoire complex, due to diverse stratification. Starting from this reality, the volume deals with minority languages in Italy, seen in relation to the languages of the repertoire they are in contact with. A comprehensive sociolinguistic analysis of minority languages should examine the following key factors: the degree of their vitality, the degree of contact with the languages of the repertoire, both of them important factors in defining the kind of language policy to be undertaken. These intertwined aspects of minority languages – vitality, contact and planning – will be explored here, through the analysis of case studies, which represent Italian sociolinguistic diversity.
The paper illustrates to what extent the rights of minority shareholders are protected in EU in merger circumstances. The examination of the Union legislation makes obvious that the rights of minority shareholders are not considered properly and the Directives adopted by the EU legislator introducing insufficient defensive rules for minority members leave the protection of minority shareholders under the discretion of Member States. Moreover, the Member States are allowed, but not obliged, to implement the minor defensive rules that are enshrined in the Third and Tenth Directives. As a result, the laws of Member States differ significantly in terms of protection of minorities during mergers. The paper also discusses that the extensive power given to the minority shareholders objecting the cross-border restructuring may create obstacles to the freedom of establishment. Finally, more approximation of national laws is suggested, especially in the sphere of exit right, sell-out right and the fair compensation right of minority shareholders.
This paper has attempted to draw some attention upon the problem of modern techniques in the evaluation of writing skills.The reason I have chosen to tackle this aspect is the fact that lately there has been real emphasis on this functional and communicative side of learning foreign languages in order to help Romanian students cope with any situation in which speaking and writing in a foreign language is required: the chance to sit for some important exams, working abroad and why not when using the Internet. The purpose of this paper is not that of scanning the most efficient evaluation methods, but that of aiming to be a useful and practical guide in adjusting the different modern evaluation methods and techniques to our students’ motivation and needs.
This volume explores the relationship between writing and public concerns in seventeenth-century England before, during, and after the civil wars and revolution of the mid-century. The distinguished list of contributors represent a variety of disciplines and methodologies. They share, however, an intense concern with the relationship between the act of writing and the political and public issues of this extraordinary period. The essays suggest that significant art, even when apparently 'private', was deeply engaged with public issues, while political writing was intimately involved with questions of style and inward conscience.
New Insight into IELTS Workbook with answers provides further practice in the skills and language covered in New Insight into IELTS Student's book. The Workbook also uses the Cambridge Learner Corpus to give students an insight into the common errors made by IELTS candidates in the Writing paper as well as expanding their knowledge of vocabulary in key topic areas. Students will also find here a full IELTS practice test with Listening and Speaking papers and Reading and Writing papers for both the Academic and the General Training modules.
"The Diary of a Nobody", with words by George Grossmith and illustrations by his actor-manager brother-Weedon, first appeared in Punch in 1891-2. Writing, he hopes, in the great tradition of Pepys and Boswell, Mr Charles Pooter regales us with choice anecdotes and domestic crises from life at 'The Laurels', Brickfield Terrace, Holloway, and from his chequered career as a City clerk. The wayward behaviour of his son Lupin - intermittently engaged to the unsuitable Daisy Mutlar - is only one of the burdens he has to bear. When, against all the odds, Mr Pooter triumphs, we cannot help rejoicing in his good fortune.
The main purpose of this quasi-experimental research was to investigate integrating dynamic assessment with process approach to promote GRE argument essay writing. The results indicated that the participants, instructed through the process-oriented approach to second language (L2) writing were more successful in GRE argument writing than those instructed through product-oriented approach. When compared with process group, Process Approach integrated with Dynamic Assessment group performed significantly better on the posttest GRE argument writing. The major implication for this study is that process approach instruction that was integrated with Dynamic assessment could enhance Iranian EFL learners’ argument writing abilities and skills beyond the contributions, made by a process-oriented approach. In fact, this approach helps GRE candidates compose more comprehensible and coherent argument essays and equip GRE teachers with more practical and effective methods of teaching GRE writing.
An essential guide for succeeding in today's competitive environment, this book provides beginning scientists and experienced researchers with practical advice on writing about their work and getting published. This brand new, updated edition also includes a new chapter on editing one's own work, a section on publicizing and archiving one's paper, and updates on authorship, including information on new authorship criteria and on the author identification number ORCID. The book guides readers through the processes involved in writing for and publishing in scientific journals, from choosing a suitable journal, to writing each part of the paper, to submitting the paper and responding to peer review, through checking the proofs. It covers ethical issues in scientific publishing, explains rights and permissions, and discusses writing grant proposals, giving presentations and writing for general audiences.
Many books have been written to guide writing of proposals. However, the concentration of most of these books has been guides on either writing of research or grant proposals. This book concentrates on writing of both research and grant proposals. In particular, this text book is intended to serve as a text book for students and a reference for teachers in the fields of Project Management and Research Methodology. It is hoped that the book will also be of use to planning agents and all those people engaged in development endeavours. The book’s greatest claim to fame is that it has come out timely; and therefore its timely production should be taken advantage of by practitioners and members of the academia who are entrusted with the responsibility of guiding students in proposal writing.
The concentrated ownership structure of Egyptian corporations makes protecting minority shareholders a major governance challenge. While controlling shareholders must have wide latitude in management in order for firms to thrive, investing controlling shareholders with power carries substantial dangers for minority shareholders. Although the principle of majority rule is fundamental to corporate governance, it is also recognized that minority shareholders need a certain level of protection against the majority’s overreaching. This dissertation examines whether and to what extent the existing legal regimes strike the correct balance between the rights of controlling shareholders and the interests of minority shareholders in controlled public Egyptian corporations, and offers constructive proposals for improving the Egyptian system by comparing it to its analogues in the United States and Europe.
Written out of the author’s awareness of the problems many students and young researchers encounter when writing their research papers, this book is a simplified presentation of the fundamentals of research. Its technically simple style is aimed at making the book accessible to people of all academic persuasions. Most research studies or projects begin with a written proposal. For this reason, the book starts with a section on how to write a good standard research proposal. In the second section, the book discusses in detail the way in which a research project, dissertation or thesis must be outlined once the research proposal has been accepted. Chapter three looks specifically at a journal paper/article as another very important type of research paper. It gives a brief survey of important points to bear in mind when writing a journal article as well as the structure such a paper is expected to follow. Chapter four is a brief presentation of some of the methods of citation and reference styles commonly used in research.
When the old oak tree in the park dies, the local paper runs a competition for children to write a poem about trees. Jed starts writing immediately. The prize is his photo in the paper and lunch with the mayor! But best of all, Jed discovers that even an old oak tree can have many new lives . . . Recycling makes caring about the environment a worthwhile project for all young readers.
Prepares pupils for the Academic IELTS Writing paper. This book is full of exercises and examples to help develop key Writing skills. It includes tips that support students on how to approach the Writing tasks and build their confidence to ensure success in the exam. It is a "With Key" version.
Recently the using of erasable ball pen increased the likelihood of erased or decolorized writing in ink featuring in criminal activity in which these inks were used frequently throughout our lives to signed or writing documents , thus the writing by these inks can be removed by rubber eraser,converted the valid documents to forged documents.Therefore an adequate and accurate approaches and treatments for the protection of paper documents and writing by erasable inks in these documents are urgently needed . This work is in progress to achieve a deeper insight to establish the application of the graft copolymerization method using vinyl comonomers as a new technique for document preservation and opens the way to preservation and restoration of cellulosic paper sheet , which belong to the field of cultural heritage . Our work alerts the forensic science community to the existence of the erasable ball pen and the possibility to contribute in the development of criminal activity in the field of forgery .
The Oxford Handbook of Greek Drama in the Americas is the first edited collection to discuss the presence of Greek drama across the continents and archipelagos of the Americas from the beginning of the nineteenth century to the present.
A violent South London gang will be destroyed if Dan 'Spider' Shepherd can gather enough evidence against them while posing as a ruthless hitman. What he doesn't know is that his work as an undercover agent for MI5 is about to intersect with the biggest terrorist operation ever carried out on British soil.Only weeks before Shepherd witnessed a highly skilled IS sniper escape from a targeted missile strike in Syria. But never in his wildest dreams did he expect to next come across the shooter in a grimy East London flat.Spider's going to have to proceed with extreme caution if he is to prevent the death of hundreds of people, but at the same time, when the crucial moment comes he will have to act decisively. The clock is ticking and only he stands between us and Armageddon...
"Cross-Cultural Composition 2.0: Mapping/Remapping Spaces of Language Minority Students in the Contact Zones" examines first-year composition curricula, syllabi, and course material issues instructors and administrators have been confronting in the US colleges and universities. Cross-cultural composition 2.0 (CCC 2.0) includes theories of composition, Web 2.0 tools, multicultural materials, students'' cultural and disciplinary literacies, and critical pedagogy. This book seeks ways of creating democratic, inclusive, and representational spaces for both native English speaking students and language minority students in the writing classes. It also stresses that students have to be familiar with other cultural rhetorical traditions (outside of the Anglo-American rhetorical tradition) in the twenty-first century''s globalized world. Overall, it not only tends to create safer spaces in the contact zones, but also remaps writing curricula to meet the needs, values, and expectations of the globalized world.
Like the printing press, typewriter, and computer, paper has been a crucial agent for the dissemination of information. This engaging book presents an important new chapter in paper's history: how its use in Islamic lands during the Middle Ages influenced almost every aspect of medieval life. Focusing on the spread of paper from the early eighth century, when Muslims in West Asia acquired Chinese knowledge of paper and papermaking, to five centuries later, when they transmitted this knowledge to Christians in Spain and Sicily, the book reveals how paper utterly transformed the passing of knowledge and served as a bridge between cultures. Jonathan Bloom traces the earliest history of paper - how it was invented in China over 2,000 years ago, how it entered the Islamic lands of West Asia and North Africa, and how it spread to northern Europe. He explores the impact of paper on the development of writing, books, mathematics, music, art, architecture, and even cooking. And he discusses why Europe was so quick to adopt paper from the Islamic lands and why the Islamic lands were so slow to accept printing in return. Together the beautifully written text and delightful illustrations of papermaking techniques and the many uses to which paper was put give new lustre and importance to a now-humble material.
FCE Testbuilder is designed to improve exam performance and increase language competence for success in the FCE examination. Students can practise exam-style questions paper-by-paper. The 'Further Practice and Guidance' sections and answer key give comprehensive advice on how to cope with specific areas of the exam. Four completely new practice tests Suitable for the revised FCE examination Full range of FCE question types Further Practice and Guidance Pages Paper-specific exercises to develop exam techniques Focus on common problem areas in the exam Build confidence in all exam question types FCE Testbuilder is designed to improve exam performance and increase language competence for success in the FCE examination. Students can practise exam-style questions paper-by-paper. The 'Further Practice and Guidance' sections and answer key give comprehensive advice on how to cope with specific areas of the exam. Four completely new practice tests: Suitable for the revised FCE examination; Full range of FCE question types. Further Practice and Guidance Pages: Paper-specific exercises to develop exam techniques; Focus on common problem areas in the exam; Build confidence in all exam question types; Useful language and ideas for the Speaking Test; Guided analysis of sample Writing Task answers. Answer Key: Complete answer key with useful explanations; Includes listening scripts. Accompanying audio CDs contain all four Listening Tests.
This thesis explores the history of minority rights and enforcement mechanisms, minority governance in five western democracies (Germany, Switzerland, Belgium, United Kingdom, and Spain) and the case of Western Thrace Muslim Turkish minority of Greece. The unit of analysis is historical minorities. The study therefore seeks to explore the nature and applicability of these rights and their role in the protection of minorities. Accordingly, the League of Nations, the United Nations, the European Institutions of Council of Europe, Organization and Security in Europe, the European Union and their related legislation concerning minorities have been scrutinized. Implementation in five European democracies has been mentioned in order to offer a preliminary comparative perspective. The bulk of the study is about the Muslim Turkish minority of Greece; elaborated within a historical, legal and political perspective; within the framework of kin-state and host-state relations, the social structure of the minority itself and their interactions with the majority whose interactions have occasionally been shaped by the legacy of history and of bilateral relations between Turkey and Greece.
This book is a collection of some of the recent research papers carried out by the author. The first paper deals with the relationship between language and gender. The second paper reviews the research on cognitive theory, with special reference to listening comprehension skill. The third and fourth papers deal with the skill of L2 writing from different perspectives. The fifth paper examines the skill of L2 reading from linguistic, cognitive, and cultural perspectives. The sixth paper deals with L2 learners'' grammaticality judgments. The seventh and eighth papers deal with different aspects of L2 writing from both linguistic and cognitive perspectives. The ninth and tenth papers belong to the areas of contrastive linguistics and translation, respectively.
Four prominent nineteenth and twentieth-century U.S. African-American and Latin American intellectuals - Frederick Douglass and Domingo F. Sarmiento, and W. E. B. Du Bois and Jose Vasconcelos - have never been read alongside each other. Although these thinkers addressed key political and philosophical issues in the Americas, political theorists have yet to compare their ideas about race. By juxtaposing these thinkers, Theorizing Race in the Americas takes up the opportunity to bring African-American and Latin American political thought into conversation, and in turn, maps a genealogy of racial theory throughout the hemisphere.
In the modern era, paper has taken the most important role in the human life. The pulp and paper industry marks uniqueness with respect to the noble product coming out of it in the form of paper. Depletion of forest resources compels the paper industries for waste paper recycling. Deinking of sorted office paper (SOP) is very difficult by conventional techniques. Toner particles produced during conventional repulping process with high cost chemicals are too large to be removed by the flotation and washing processes and are a major technical obstacle for greater use of these varieties. The effect of various enzymes concoctions reduces dirt counts and ERIC values and improved pulp brightness and deinkability of SOP. Enzymes concoctions also reduce ink particles size in terms of number of specks and number of specks/cm3 and stickies. The increased surface roughness determined by AFM and SEM techniques is due to ink detachment and FTIR validates the deinking efficiency due to disappearance of various bands after deinking. A mixture of enzymes containing cellulase, xylanase, amylase and lipase in presence of surfactant during deinking is effective to produce writing and printing grades.