Being best man is both an honor and a huge responsibility – if you think it's just a case of buying a few beers on a boy's night out, think again! You've got a lot of organizing to do, there's etiquette to follow and, of course, the dreaded speech to make. Fear not, however, as Be a Best Man in a Day For Dummies is here to help. It's a humorous, yet information packed step-by-step guide to your role and responsibilities. This is a cut-down version of Being the Best Man For Dummies. Topics covered include: The bachelor party The wedding preparations The ceremony The reception Writing the speech Delivery and presentation Ten essentials to bring to the wedding Ten nightmare wedding scenarios Ten great speech opening lines
This book provides a cross-disciplinary reference to speech in mobile and pervasive environments Speech in Mobile and Pervasive Environments addresses the issues related to speech processing on resource-constrained mobile devices. These include speech recognition in noisy environments, specialised hardware for speech recognition and synthesis, the use of context to enhance recognition and user experience, and the emerging software standards required for interoperability. This book takes a multi-disciplinary look at these matters, while offering an insight into the opportunities and challenges of speech processing in mobile environs. In developing regions, speech-on-mobile is set to play a momentous role, socially and economically; the authors discuss how voice-based solutions and applications offer a compelling and natural solution in this setting. Key Features Provides a holistic overview of all speech technology related topics in the context of mobility Brings together the latest research in a logically connected way in a single volume Covers hardware, embedded recognition and synthesis, distributed speech recognition, software technologies, contextual interfaces Discusses multimodal dialogue systems and their evaluation Introduces speech in mobile and pervasive environments for developing regions This book provides a comprehensive overview for beginners and experts alike. It can be used as a textbook for advanced undergraduate and postgraduate students in electrical engineering and computer science. Students, practitioners or researchers in the areas of mobile computing, speech processing, voice applications, human-computer interfaces, and information and communication technologies will also find this reference insightful. For experts in the above domains, this book complements their strengths. In addition, the book will serve as a guide to practitioners working in telecom-related industries.
Brand LC Model LD3320 ASR Quantity 1 Color Blue + silver Material PCB board Specification On-board LD3320 speaker independent speech recognition (SI-ASR:Speaker-Independent Automatic Speech Recognition) speech recognition / technology voice chipl; Main control MCU on chip operation through reading and writing the chip internal registers finish. Through setting up and read the memory can easily complete set of speech recognition list start the speech recognition recognition result is obtained playing the function of MP3; The chip has prepared A 16-bit A/D converter 16 bits D/A converter and amplifier circuit. A microphone stereo headset and speaker can be conveniently and chip pin connection. Stereo headphone jack to 20 mw output power and the output of the speaker interface power is 550 mw can produce a loud and clear voice; Support parallel interface and serial interface SPI two connection methods serial method can simplify the connection with other modules; Support for MP3 function without periphery auxiliary components main control MCU MP3 data in turn into LD332X chip internal can output sound from the chip D/A PIN Features Through the rapid and stable optimization algorithm complete independent speech recognition users do not need prior training and recording also does not need any machine in the PC software Application Does not require any external auxiliary Flash chip RAM chip and AD chip can complete the function of speech recognition and really provides a single chip solution for speech recognition English Manual/Spec Yes (E-file) Packing List 1 x Non-specific speech recognition module Manual: http://m5.img.dxcdn.com/CDDriver/CD/sku.234560.rar
The focus of this book is on speech production and speech processing associated with cleft palate, covering phonetic (perceptual and instrumental), phonological and psycholinguistic perspectives, and including coverage of implications for literacy and education, as well as cross-linguistic differences. It draws together a group of international experts in the fields of cleft lip and palate and speech science to provide an up-to-date and in-depth account of the nature of speech production, and the processes and current evidence base of assessment and intervention for speech associated with cleft palate. The consequences of speech disorders associated with cleft on intelligibility and communicative participation are also covered. This book will provide a solid theoretical foundation and a valuable clinical resource for students of speech-language pathology, for practising speech-language pathologists, and for others interested in speech production in cleft palate, including researchers and members of multi-disciplinary cleft teams who wish to know more about the nature of speech difficulties associated with a cleft palate.
If you're looking for practical, straight-talking advice on getting things right, look no further. Being the Best Man For Dummies is a perfect one-stop guide to being the ideal best man. This newly updated edition includes: Advice on organising the stag night (or weekend), including a guide to the best destinations, activities, and organisers, with contact information. An outline of your wedding day responsibilities (in the morning, at the church, during the reception, and all points in between) plus tips on how not to screw things up. A guide to writing a delivering a great speech, including opening lines, jokes, quotes, and more. Ten wedding-day nightmare scenarios to avoid. Guidance on how to dress to impress. All that in one convenient package that also doubles as a terrific prop for the reception speech.
Based on extensive research, Grammar and Beyond ensures that students study accurate information about grammar and apply it in their own speech and writing. Student's Book, Level 2 is the main component of Grammar and Beyond. In each unit, students study the grammar in a realistic text and through charts and notes informed by a billion-word corpus of authentic language. The exercises provide practice in reading, writing, listening, and speaking, making this a complete course. Students learn to avoid common mistakes, based on an extensive corpus of learner language. Each unit concludes with a Grammar for Writing section, in which students apply the grammar in an extended writing task.
The Activity Book practices what the children have been learning in the Pupil`s Book. It focuses on reading and writing practice through fun games and puzzles, which are designed to help children develop both pre-writing and writing skills. The activities also encourage speech. Each lesson contains a simple homework activity. These are optional and should not require much help from their parents.
Based on extensive research, Grammar and Beyond ensures that students study accurate information about grammar and apply it in their own speech and writing. This package includes the Student's Book, Level 1, and Writing Skills Interactive, Level 1. In the Student's Book, learners study the grammar in a realistic text and through corpus-informed charts and notes. The exercises provide practice in reading, writing, listening, and speaking. Students learn to avoid common mistakes and to apply the grammar in academic writing. Writing Skills Interactive is an online course providing instruction and practice in academic writing skills and academic vocabulary. Animated presentations of the writing skills lead to automatically graded practice. Each unit closes with a quiz, which allows students to assess their progress.
The grant for children studying English language at the basic school. It is directed on gradual formation and development of all 4 kinds of speech activity. A series consists of 5 books – Enterprise 1, 2, 3, 4. Working writing-book Enterprise contains set of tasks for reading, the letter, grammar, on working off of new lexicon. And the book for the teacher – step-by-step recommendations about conducting fascinating employment on the basis of the given grant, including keys to all tasks in the textbook and a working writing-book. Components: Student’s Book (with audio CD) – the textbook with an audiodisk, the Workbook - worker a writing-book, Teacher’s Book - book for the teacher, Enterprise Grammar - grammatical directory, Test Booklet - collection of test tasks and exercises, Class Audio CDs - an audiodisk for work in a class, Plus-5sht, DVD, Student's Audio CD – an audiodisk for house work.
This slip-cased edition of Dr. Seuss's perennial bestseller makes the perfect elegant gift for high school and college graduates! With his trademark use of humorous verse and illustrations, Dr. Seuss addresses the ups and downs life presents while encouraging readers to find the success that lies within us all. Wonderfully wise, it is a graduation speech that will inspire readers long after graduation. Bound with bright blue cloth and gold foil stamping on the slip-case, this Deluxe Edition of Oh, the Places You'll Go! is perfect for display and destined to become a family keepsake. It features a full-color cover insert on the cloth slip-case; a full-color printed book case; a bookplate for personalizing; and the Good Doctor's famous commencement speech "My Uncle Terwilliger on the Art of Eating Popovers" ( a.k.a. the "Popover" Poem) printed inside.
A complete overview of distant automatic speech recognition The performance of conventional Automatic Speech Recognition (ASR) systems degrades dramatically as soon as the microphone is moved away from the mouth of the speaker. This is due to a broad variety of effects such as background noise, overlapping speech from other speakers, and reverberation. While traditional ASR systems underperform for speech captured with far-field sensors, there are a number of novel techniques within the recognition system as well as techniques developed in other areas of signal processing that can mitigate the deleterious effects of noise and reverberation, as well as separating speech from overlapping speakers. Distant Speech Recognitionpresents a contemporary and comprehensive description of both theoretic abstraction and practical issues inherent in the distant ASR problem. Key Features: Covers the entire topic of distant ASR and offers practical solutions to overcome the problems related to it Provides documentation and sample scripts to enable readers to construct state-of-the-art distant speech recognition systems Gives relevant background information in acoustics and filter techniques, Explains the extraction and enhancement of classification relevant speech features Describes maximum likelihood as well as discriminative parameter estimation, and maximum likelihood normalization techniques Discusses the use of multi-microphone configurations for speaker tracking and channel combination Presents several applications of the methods and technologies described in this book Accompanying website with open source software and tools to construct state-of-the-art distant speech recognition systems This reference will be an invaluable resource for researchers, developers, engineers and other professionals, as well as advanced students in speech technology, signal processing, acoustics, statistics and artificial intelligence fields.
How to apply digital writing skills effectively in the classroom, from the prestigious National Writing Project As many teachers know, students may be adept at text messaging and communicating online but do not know how to craft a basic essay. In the classroom, students are increasingly required to create web-based or multi-media productions that also include writing. Since writing in and for the online realm often defies standard writing conventions, this book defines digital writing and examines how best to integrate new technologies into writing instruction. Shows how to integrate new technologies into classroom lessons Addresses the proliferation of writing in the digital age Offers a guide for improving students' online writing skills The book is an important manual for understanding this new frontier of writing for teachers, school leaders, university faculty, and teacher educators.
A comprehensive dictionary with over a thousand colour illustrations, over 10000 entries and 25000 straightforward definitions with part of speech indicators, example sentences and pronunciation guides for tricky words. Also contains information on parts of speech, the conventions of written English and a brief history of the English language.
Model ZX-1218 Quantity 1 piece(s) per pack Color Black Material Quality ABS + PVC Specification Can be a writing pen or as a decorative eyeglasses; Portable Other Features Fashionable and creative; Specially suitable for school students and kids; Each eyeglasses has two ball-point pens; Refill can be replaced; Easy and comfortable for writing; Great gift for students and business partners Packing List 1 x Eyeglasses (2 ball-point pens)
Video The casing of the LCD Drawing tablet had been design with a durable non-toxic plastic material, enabling it to be perfectly safe for the use of young children. The 8.5-inch LED screen provides plenty of room for children to complete tasks such as writing, drawing pictures and graphs. The LCD is suitable and safe for use in a range of different locations such as school, home, play dates and car trips. 8.5 inch LCD Screen You can write words, texts or draw pictures and graphics as you like on this waterproof drawing tablet. Made from Plastic Materials The case of the LCD drawing tablet is made from durable plastic materials, non-toxic and safe to use for kids. Easy to Use Just use the plastic pen to write on the writing board, or use other small plastic material. Then erase with the button. Suitable Occasions This LCD writing tablet is safe for school use and all around the house, office and car. Specifications Name LCD Writing Tablet Material Plastic LCD Screen Size 8.5 inch Input Voltage 3V Frequency 1Hz Rated Power 18mw Waterproof Level IPX5 Battery 1 x CR2016 Battery (included) Product Weight 110g Product Size (L x W x H) 220 x 137 x 5 mm Package Contents 1 x LCD Drawing Tablet, 1 x Writing Stylus
A three-volume essay writing course for students in American English. Academic Writing Skills 3 looks at the specific components of academic writing, such as avoiding logical fallacies, and synthesizing and improving the clarity of sentences. It is appropriate for advanced writing students needing to develop specific writing and analytical skills to complete academic writing tasks.
Classroom-tested methods for boosting secondary students' writing skills The Writing Teacher's Activity-a-Day offers teachers, homeschoolers, and parents 180 ready-to-use, reproducible activities that enhance writing skills in secondary students. Based on Ledbetter's extensive experience consulting to language arts teachers and school districts across the country, the classroom-tested activities included in this book teach students key literary and writing terms like allegory, elaboration, irony, personification, propaganda, voice, and more–and provide them with engaging examples that serve as models for their own Quick Writes. Contains writing prompts and sample passages in student-friendly language that connects abstract literary concepts to students' own lives Written by popular workshop presenter and veteran educator Mary Ellen Ledbetter Offers a user-friendly, value-packed resource for teaching writing skills Designed for English language arts teachers in grades 6-12, tutors, parents, learning specialists, homeschoolers, and consultants.
Editorial writing has the potential to start a war - or avoid one. No wonder even the most experienced journalists find opinion writing important and fascinating. In this fully updated and revised second edition of Writing Opinion for Impact, author Conrad Fink provides guidance for creating opinion writing that is reasoned, forceful, responsible, engaging and readable. New to this edition is a stand-alone chapter on commentary for cyberspace and broadcast, with an expanded examination of writing for online publications, including a discussion of Slate, other Internet services and blogs. Also new to this edition are full-length editorials complete with author commentary highlighting teaching points from each. Reprints with author commentaries include: Editorials from leading newspapers and magazines A political commentary column A humor column A sports column A film review Columns on business and lifestyle Aspiring editorial writers and columnists - whether students or professional - will find the second edition of Writing Opinion for Impact an invaluable guide to the responsibilities, techniques and art of opinion writing.
Do you have an idea that you’re burning to get down on paper? Do you want to document your travels to far-flung places, or write a few stanzas of poetry? Whether you dream of being a novelist, a travel writer, a poet, a playwright or a columnist, Creative Writing For Dummies shows you how to unlock your creativity and choose the genre of writing that suits you best. Walking you through characterisation, setting, dialogue and plot, as well as giving expert insights into both fiction and non-fiction, it’s the ideal launching pad to the world of creative writing. Creative Writing For Dummies covers: Part I: Getting started Chapter 1: Can Everyone Write? Chapter 2: Getting into the Write Mind Chapter 3: Finding the Material to work with Part II: The Elements of Creative Writing Chapter 4: Creating Characters Chapter 5: Discovering Dialogue Chapter 6: Who is telling the story? Chapter 7: Creating your own world Chapter 8: Plotting your way Chapter 9: Creating a Structure Chapter 10: Rewriting and editing Part III: Different Kinds of Fiction Writing Chapter 11: Short stories Chapter 12: Novels Chapter 13: Writing for children Chapter 14: Plays Chapter 15: Screenplays Chapter 16: Poetry Part IV: Different kinds of Non-fiction writing Chapter 17: Breaking into journalism – Writing articles/ magazine writing Chapter 18: Writing from life and autobiography Chapter 19: Embroidering the facts: Narrative non-fiction Chapter 20: Exploring the world from your armchair – Travel writing Chapter 21: Blogging – the new big thing Part V: Finding an audience Chapter 22: Finding editors/ publishers/ agents Chapter 23: Becoming a professional Part VI: Part of Tens Chapter 24: Ten top tips for writers Chapter 25: Ten ways to get noticed
This popular and accessible introduction to phonetics has been fully updated for its third edition, and now includes an accompanying website with sound files, and expanded coverage of topics such as speech technology. Describes how languages use a variety of different sounds, many of them quite unlike any that occur in well-known languages Written by the late Peter Ladefoged, one of the world's leading phoneticians, with updates by renowned forensic linguist, Sandra Ferrari Disner Includes numerous revisions to the discussion of speech technology and additional updates throughout the book Explores the acoustic, articulatory, and perceptual components of speech, demonstrates speech synthesis, and explains how speech recognition systems work Supported by an accompanying website at www.vowelsandconsonants3e.com featuring additional data and recordings of the sounds of a wide variety of languages, to reinforce learning and bring the descriptions to life
Fantastic strategies for getting high school students excited about writing This book offers 50 creative writing lesson plans from the imaginative and highly acclaimed 826 National writing labs. Created as a resource to reach all students (even those most resistant to creative writing), the off-beat and attention-grabbing lessons include such gems as «Literary Facebooks,» where students create a mock Facebook profile based on their favorite literary character, as well as highly practical lessons like the «College Application Essay Boot Camp.» These writing lessons are written by experts—and favorite novelists, actors, and other entertainers pitched in too. Road-tested lessons from a stellar national writing lab Inventive and unique lessons that will appeal to even the most difficult-to-reach students Includes a chart linking lessons to the Common Core State Standards 826 National is an organization committed to supporting teachers, publishing student work, and offering services for English language learners.
An updated edition of an essential go-to resource for school counselors Since 1997 The School Counselor's Book of Lists has offered counselors a wealth of relevant and much-needed information written in concise and user-friendly language. A quick, easy guide for finding information on almost any topic pertinent to school counselors, the book covers everything from writing student assessments and dealing with school crises to setting budgets and running effective meetings. In order to address the transformed role of school counselors, the contents of this comprehensive second edition map to the American School Counselor Association's National Model for Counseling Programs. Includes hundreds of helpful lists offering guidelines, strategies, trends, and resources Officially endorsed by the American School Counselor Association (ASCA) The first edition was a bestselling title for school counselors Addresses the pressing issues faced by today's school counselors This revised edition is appropriate for school counseling graduate programs as well as to practitioners in the K-12 field.
Be memorable. Whether you like it or loathe it, public speaking is something many of us have to do. Be it presentations to colleagues or speeches to a room full of near strangers, we all want to shine…or at least get through it with our dignity intact. Luckily Philip Collins, former Chief Speech Writer to Tony Blair, knows exactly what’s needed to give a storming speech. The secret, according to Philip, is content. Too many of us focus on how we’re presenting, and don’t spend enough time thinking about what we’re presenting. The secret to memorable, polished speeches is to think more about the material you’re sharing – to pay attention to detail and choose your works carefully. Speech writing is and art – and art we can all learn. When the content’s right, the confidence will follow. In The Art of Speeches and Presentations Philip Collins provides you with a concise set of tools, preparing you for any speaking occasion. Ranging from the ancient history of rhetoric to what makes Barack Obama such a good speaker, it’s packed with practical examples and tips to teach you the craft of speaking well and making people remember what to say. “Does Phil Collins know what he is talking about? Here’s the answer – he isn’t just good, he is the best. It’s as simple as that. I spent years writing speeches for major politicians and I now speak publicly myself all the time, and yet there is so much that I can pick up from him and anyone who re4ads this book will too.”—Daniel Finkelstein, Executive Editor, The Times and former speech writer to William Hague