Collins German Dictionary

Collins German Dictionary

The Collins German Dictionary & Grammar is an up-to-date dictionary and a user-friendly grammar guide in one handy volume. Colour headwords, cultural notes, a section on translation problems and now including all the changes from the 2006 German Spelling Reform, the Collins German Dictionary & Grammar is the ideal book for intermediate learners.

Collins Pocket French Dictionary in Colour

Collins Pocket French Dictionary in Colour

Features include: All the latest words in both languages, such as downloadable, Wi-Fi in English, and empreinte écologique, podcaster in French Full GCSE coverage An in-depth and up-to-date supplement with information about France, its people and its language to help you take your learning to the next level Help with French verbs Clear, colour layout, useful examples, language and cultural notes COLLINS POCKET FRENCH DICTIONARYhas been designed to give travellers, business people and the general user alike all the information they need in a portable, hard-wearing format. It includes all the latest words reflecting changes in modern lifestyle, as well as all the features you would expect from a Collins dictionary: an easy-to-read colour layout, special treatment of key words such as can, that, mettre, que, notes about life in French-speaking countries and warnings on commonly confused words. An in-depth and up-to-date supplement helps you to develop your knowledge of French and your confidence in the language, with a section on common translation difficulties to guide you. There is information on pronunciation and improving your fluency, as well as the words and phrases you will need in different situations, like sending email or making a phone call. The supplement also gives you an insight into France its people and other French-speaking countries. Verb tables show all verb forms for the most common French verbs and give examples of how these are used. Also available in the Collins French dictionary range are Collins French School Dictionary, Collins Easy Learning French Dictionary, Collins French Dictionary & Grammar and Collins French Phrasebooks for mobile phone and iPod

Collins French Visual Dictionary

Collins French Visual Dictionary

A photographic guide to the key words and phrases in French. This attractive pocket-sized book is a perfect travel companion and provides a practical guide to France and French language and culture. Everyday words are arranged in themes with carefully selected up-to-date images to illustrate key words and phrases, and an English and French index help you to find words quickly as you learn. 3,000 essential words and phrases for modern life in France are at your fingertips with topics covering food and drink, home life, work and school, shopping, sport and leisure, transport, technology, and the environment. Great care has been given to represent modern French culture and enhance your experience of France and its people, including customs, celebrations, and festivals. Plus, download your free audio to hear native speakers pronounce the word for each image and get your pronunciation pitch perfect, available from collinsdictionary.com/resources

Collins Robert Concise French Dictionary

Collins Robert Concise French Dictionary

This new edition of the Collins Robert Concise French Dictionary has been fully revised and updated. Thousands of new words, a fresh, new colour design, and updated supplements on communication, education systems and famous people of the French- and English-speaking worlds make this the perfect dictionary for use at college, home or work. The Collins Robert Concise French Dictionary is designed for students and professionals using French in the course of their work. The Collins Robert Concise French Dictionary uses Collins' unique multi-million word databases of French and English to ensure that the user has the most complete and accurate picture of real language available today. Updated with thousands of new words and phrases from a wide range of fields, including technology, media and the environment. Contains in-depth treatment of complex words such as do, make, avoir, faire, aller. Practical tips on spoken and written French, including new features on spelling pitfalls, make this the ideal dictionary for intermediate and advanced learners. New colour layout with virtual thumb tabs makes it easier than ever to find the words you are looking for quickly and easily. Revised supplement giving encyclopaedia-style information on famous historical people from the French-speaking world, now with timeline, giving you the background information you need to understand French culture. Revised real-world communication supplement, now with additional material on internet banking, social networking and mobile phones. New supplement detailing primary, secondary and higher education systems in French- and English-speaking countries. Some of the other titles available in the Collins French dictionary range are Collins Robert French Dictionary, Collins Pocket French Dictionary, Collins French Dictionary and Grammar -- giving language users all the help they need.

Dictionary Use in Foreign Language Writing Exams

Impact and Implications

Dictionary Use in Foreign Language Writing Exams

This book provides an in-depth analysis of what happens when intermediate level learners of a foreign language use a bilingual dictionary when writing. Dictionaries are frequently promoted to people learning a foreign language. Nevertheless, teachers often talk about their students' inability to use dictionaries properly, especially when they write, and this can be problematic. This book paints a comprehensive picture of the differences a dictionary makes and brings out the implications for language learning, teaching, and testing practices. It draws on research in which participants in three studies took writing tests in two test conditions – with and without a dictionary. They were also asked what they thought about the two test types. Their performances and opinions were analyzed in a variety of ways. Conclusions from the data highlight some of the practical issues to be kept in mind if we want to help foreign language learners to use bilingual dictionaries effectively when writing.

Tears of Autumn

A Paul Christopher Novel

Tears of Autumn

"As soon as he began publishing fiction more than three decades ago, Charles McCarry was recognized as a spy novelist of uncommon gifts" wrote Charles Trueheart in The Washington Post. Tears of Autumn, McCarry’s riveting novel of espionage and foreign affairs, was a major bestseller upon its first publication in 1975. Spun with unsettling plausibility from the events surrounding the assassination of John F. Kennedy, and featuring Paul Christopher, it’s a tour de force of action and enigma. Christopher, at the height of his powers, believes he knows who arranged the assassination, and why. His theory is so destructive of the legend of the dead president, though, and so dangerous to the survival of foreign policy that he is ordered to desist from investigating. But he is a man who lives by, and for, the truth—and his internal compunctions force him to the heart of the matter. Christopher resigns from the Agency and embarks on a tour of investigation that takes him from Paris to Rome, Zurich, the Congo, and Saigon.