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BookComplete works of William ShakespeareStagePlays
BookComplete Works of Shakespeare (Abridged) Adam Long, Daniel Singer, & Jess WinfieldStagePlays
2 x Audio CassettesThe Tell Tale Heart by Edgar Allan Poe, Adventures of the Noble Bachelor by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, The Kitchen Table by Alan Knight and Sight Unseen by Dorothy DavisStagePlaysAmazon USA
3 x CD'sA Midsummer Nights Dream by William Shakespeare performed by Warren Mitchell, Michael Maloney, Sarah Woodward and full castStagePlays
2 x Audio CassettesAlice's Adventures in Wonderland, author Lewis Carroll, an audio adaptation with music performed by Susan Jameson & James SaxonStagePlays
2 x CD'sGreat Historical Shakespeare Recordings performed by Henry Irving, Ellen Terry, John Barrymore, John Geilgud, Sybil Thorndike, Lawrence Olivier and many moreStagePlays
2 x CD'sGreat Speeches and Soliloquies by William Shakespeare performed by Simon Russell Beale, Estelle Kohler, Clifford Rose, Sarah WoodwardStagePlays
4 x CD'SHamlet by William Shakespeare performed by Anton Lesser and full castStagePlays
3 x CD'sKing Lear by William Shakespeare performed by Paul Scofield, Alec McCowen, Kenneth Branagh & full castStagePlays
2 x CD'sLady Windermere's Fan by Oscar Wilde performed by Juliet Stevenson, Samuel West, Michael Sheen, Emma Fielding & full castStagePlays
3 x CD'sMacbeth by William Shakespeare performed by Stephen Dillane, Fiona Shaw & Full CastStagePlays
3 x CD'SOthello by William Shakespeare performed by Hugh Quarshie, Anton Lesser, Emma Fielding & full castStagePlays
3 x CD'sPygmalion by George Bernard Shaw read by Anton Lesser, Lucy Whybrow, Geoffrey Palmer and full castStagePlays
3 x CD'sRichard 111 by William Shakespeare performed by Kenneth Branagh, Geraldine McEwan, Nicholas Farrell, Stella Gonet, Michael Maloney & full castStagePlays
3 x CD'sRomeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare performed by Michael Sheen, Kate Beckinsale & full castStagePlays
Audio CassetteRomeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare performed by Michael Sheen, Kate Beckinsale & full castStagePlays
2 x CD'sShakespeare's Lovers performed by Estelle Kohler & Bill HomewoodStagePlays
3 x CD'sThe Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer - a Modern English Verse translation read by Philip Madoc, Edward de Souza, Anthony Donovan, Clive Merton, Clive Swift & Anton LesserStagePlays
4 x CD'sThe History of English Literature by Perry Keenlyside read by Derek Jacobi and castStagePlays
4 x CD'sThe History of Opera by Richard Fawkes read by Robert PowellStagePlays
4 x CD'sThe History of Theatre by David Timson and read by Derek Jacobi & castStagePlays
4 x CD'sThe History of the Musical by Richard Fawkwes read by Kim CreswellStagePlays
2 x Audio CassettesThe Hound of the Baskervilles by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle originally broadcast in 1968StagePlays
2 x Audio CassettesThe Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde & Camille - CBC Stage Series originally broadcast in 1950StagePlays
2 x Audio CassettesThe Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame and audio adaptation read by Anthony Nigel, James Saxon & June WhitfieldStagePlays
2 x CD'sTwelfth Night by William Shakespeare performed by Stella Gonet, Gerard Murphy & full castStagePlays
BookArt Matters - Reflecting on Culture by John TusaStagePlays
BookVictorian Theatricals - From Menageries to Melodrama - a Study which also includes the following four plays - The Factory Lad, Society, The Mikado and The Second Mrs TanquerayStagePlays
3 x CD'sHenry V by William Shakespeare performed by Samuel West, Timothy West, Cathy Sara & full castStagePlays
4 x Audio CassettesThe Masterworks of Orson Welles: The Happy Prince/the Red Room/Shredni Vashtar/the Secret Sharer/Wakefield/the Tell Tale Heart/Letter to the Reverend Dr. Hyde. An excellent 4 cassette collection containing some of the most popular classic works read by Orson Welles whose wonderful sonorous voice makes these stories come to life. Amazon USA
Audio Cassette War of the Worlds: [AUDIOBOOK] This excellent sci-fi classic written by H.G. Wells has been adapted and brought to life by narration from Orson Wells (Theatre Royale). Amazon UK
E-Book Adobe ReaderThe Tell Tale Heart by Edgar Allen Poe is a chilling story about how the murder of an old man is revealed by the continuing beating of his heart - Macintosh Compatible: - Windows Compatible:Amazon UKAmazon USA
BookThe Cambridge Encyclopedia of the English Language Superbly illustrated in colour throughout, this is the most comprehensive reference book on the history, structure and worldwide use of English ever written. Clear and accessible, the book abounds with insights into how the language evolved and how it works. All aspects of English are covered: - the history of English - grammar, pronunciation and spelling - spoken and written English - regional and social variations - accents and dialects - new words, jargon, slang and cliches - English in use - in science, law, politics, advertising, the media ...Amazon UKAmazon USA
Book & CD-RomEnglish Grammar in Use With Answers and CD-ROM: A Self-Study Reference and Practice Book for Intermediate Students by Raymond Murphy It provides comprehensive coverage in simple language of the problems intermediate students encounter. The bonus extra CD-ROM contains: - 320 interactive grammar exercises to revise the grammar taught in Essential Grammar in Use and practise the grammar taught in English Grammar in Use - instant scoring and feedback - electronic study guides for students to check their level - 2 printable grammar reference pullout panels - sample of the Cambridge Learner's Dictionary CD-ROM containing 2,500 key words - web links to both Cambridge Dictionaries Online and the In Use website.Amazon UKAmazon USA
Book & CD-RomEssential Grammar in Use With Answers and CD-ROM : A Self-Study Reference and Practice Book for Elementary Students of English Essential Grammar in Use is now available with a bonus extra CD-ROM. The bonus extra CD-ROM contains: - 320 interactive grammar exercises to practise the grammar taught in both Essential Grammar in Use and English Grammar in Use - instant scoring and feedback - electronic study guides for students to check their level - 2 printable grammar reference pullout panels - sample of the Cambridge Learner's Dictionary CD-ROM containing 2,500 key words - web links to both Cambridge Dictionaries Online and the In Use website.Amazon UKAmazon USA
BookRoget International Thesaurus A classic reference book that has been used by millions all over the world, Roget's International Thesaurus is the product of more than a century and a half of continuous expansion, reorganization, and improvement. Today, this book is not only the most time-tested and bestselling thesaurus ever, but, newly revised, it is also the most up-to-date and comprehensive reflection of the English language as it is currently used.Amazon UKAmazon USA
BookEssential Grammar in Use Supplementary Exercises With Key: Supplementary Exercises with Answers This book of supplementary grammar exercises for elementary and lower intermediate students of English accompanies the second edition of Essential Grammar in Use. It contains a wealth of additional exercises which provide students with further practice of the grammar they have studied. - Provides challenging contrastive practice of the forms students of this level find most difficult. - Offers a wide variety of interesting exercise types with clear illustration. - Is clearly cross-referenced to the second edition of Essential Grammar in Use but is flexible enough to be used independently. - Contains a complete key, making it an ideal self-study practice book.Amazon UK
BookEnglish Grammar in Use With Answers: Reference and Practice for Intermediate Students by Raymond Murphy A self-study reference and practice book for intermediate and more advanced learners of English. Covering all areas of language which students at this level find difficult, this substantially revised and updated book retains the clarity, simplicity and accessibility of the first edition, adding to it new and redesigned units and appendices, modified right-hand page exercises and additional exercises.Amazon UKAmazon USA
BookAdvanced Grammar in Use With Answers: With Answers by Martin Hewings Advanced Grammar in Use contains 120 units of grammar explanation and practice exercises. The book provides coverage of those language areas advanced-level students will find most rewarding to study. The book retains the clarity of presentation of other books in the 'in Use' family. Two-page units present grammar explanation and examples, including typical student mistakes, on left-hand pages, and useful and varied practice on right-hand pages. Extra practice exercises at the back of the book provide further challenging and contrastive practice of grammar points from different units. A study guide helps students find those areas most appropriate for their study. Grammar areas are cross-referenced throughout the book. There are useful appendices dealing with verb forms, and a glossary and all answers are given at the back of the book. Amazon UKAmazon USA
BookAdvanced Grammar in Use/English Vocabulary in Use: Upper Intermediate and Advanced with Answers Editions Pack produced by by Martin Hewings, Michael McCarthy, Felicity O'Dell - Cambridge University Press Amazon UKAmazon USA
BookEnglish Vocabulary in Use Advanced: Advanced by Michael McCarthy, Felicity O'Dell This new book in the successful English Vocabulary in Use series will bring students up to an advanced level knowledge of English. Over 2000 new words and expressions are presented and practised in typical contexts. Each unit provides valuable information for advanced level students about usage and there are clear explanations about subtle differences in meaning and collocation. This book has been carefully researched using evidence from the Cambridge International Corpus to ensure that the language studied is the English native speakers actually use. - Clear, attractive colour units. - 100 easy-to-use two-page units. - Presents new words in context and shows learners how to use them. - Uses authentic texts. - Promotes good learning habits with learning tips and follow-up tasks. - Contains a comprehensive, student-friendly answer key and a detailed index with phonetic transcriptions.Amazon UKAmazon USA
BookEnglish Vocabulary in Use Upper-Intermediate: Upper-intermediate English Vocabulary in Use Upper-intermediate is aimed specifically at upper-intermediate level learners. The material has been thoroughly revised following feedback from users of the first edition. The vocabulary presented in this new edition has now been informed by the Cambridge International Corpus of real language to ensure that the vocabulary is current, useful and relevant for learners. - 100 easy-to-use units: vocabulary items are presented and explained on left-hand pages with a range of practice exercises on right-hand pages. - Presents and explains new words in context, shows learners how to use them and how to work out rules for using them. - Contains a comprehensive, learner-friendly answer key. - Includes a detailed index with phonetic transcriptions to help with the pronunciation of difficult vocabulary. - Is beautifully illustrated in full colourAmazon UKAmazon USA
BookEnglish Vocabulary in Use Pre-intermediate and Intermediate by Stuart Redman Vocabulary in Use Pre-intermediate and Intermediate is a vocabulary book for intermediate learners of English, primarily designed as a self-study reference and practice book, but which can also be used for classroom work. In its style and format it is similar to its upper intermediate and advanced equivalent, English Vocabulary in Use. - 100 easy-to-use units: over 2,500 vocabulary items in a wide range of topic areas are presented, contextualise and explained and explained on left-hand pages with a variety of follow-up activities on right-hand pages. - Helps to build on and expand existing vocabulary. - Suggests tips and techniques for good learning habits. - Designed to be flexible: can be used both for self-study and in class. - Provides a comprehensive key with not only answers to the exercises but also more comments on how the language is used. - Includes a detailed index with phonetic transcriptions.Amazon UKAmazon USA
BookEnglish Idioms in Use by Michael McCarthy, Felicity O'Dell This new reference and practice book looks at the most colourful and fun area of vocabulary - idioms. This material will appeal to students from intermediate level upwards who want to understand the English which native speakers really use day to day. Over 1000 of the most useful and frequent idioms which learners are likely to encounter are presented and practised in typical contexts, so that by the end of the book learners will have hundreds of idioms 'at their fingertips'. English Idioms in Use will help you 'get off to a flying start'!Amazon UKAmazon USA
BookBusiness Vocabulary in Use by Bill Mascull Cambridge Professional English) Business Vocabulary in Use, is a new addition to the best-selling English Vocabulary in Use series aimed specifically at intermediate level learners of business English. Primarily designed as a self-study reference and practice book, it can also be used for classroom work. The book covers a huge range of business topics including Jobs, People and Organisations, Production, Marketing, Finance and the Economy and Business Culture. Learners will develop essential business communication skills, focussing on the language used for Meetings, Negotiations and Presentations. Features: - 66 easy-to-use units: vocabulary items are presented and explained on left-hand pages with a range of practice exercises on right-hand pages. - Presents and explains new words in context and shows learners how to use them - Covers a huge range of business topics - Contains a comprehensive, learner-friendly answer key - Four colour illustrations and photographs.Amazon UKAmazon USA
BookPractical English Usage, 2nd Edition An excellent reference book which contains all the essential information you may need when teaching English and is easy to use, even for non-native speakers of English. Amazon UKAmazon USA
BookAdvanced Grammar in Use With Answers Klett edition : A Self-Study Reference and Practice Book for Advanced Learners of English by Martin Hewings Amazon USA
BookRoget's Thesaurus of English Words and Phrases An invaluable book for anyone interested in words and the English Language containing essential words in common usage organised by subject matter. Amazon UKAmazon USA
BookGrammar Practice Activities: A Practical Guide for Teachers (Cambridge Handbooks for Language Teachers) For the teacher who wishes to combine grammar teaching with a broadly communicative methodology, this book is an invaluable resource. It contains a collection of imaginative and interesting grammar practice activities suitable for a wide range of levels and ages. Part one provides: - a detailed introduction to grammar teaching - guidelines for the design of activities - practical hints on effective classroom presentation. Part two contains: - almost 200 game-like activities for practising important or problematical aspects of English grammar, with detailed descriptions of procedure - sample texts and visuals which may be photocopied for immediate use. Amazon UKAmazon USA
Book & Audio CDBasic Grammar in Use With answers,with Audio CD : Self-study Reference and Practice for Students of English 2nd edition. A new edition of a highly successful text for high-beginning to low-intermediate students. This text focuses on the fundamental grammar structures normally taught in basic or introductory courses. Each of the 116 units are presented in a two-page spread, with simple, clear explanations on the left-hand page and abundant practice exercises to check understanding on the right. This new edition includes an Audio CD with example sentences, more detailed explanations, more exercises per unit, ten units of new material and a new section of Additional Exercises which give students the opportunity to consolidate what they have learned. An answer key is included. An edition without answers is also available. Basic Grammar in Use can be used as a class text or for self-study. Teachers using a main course book in lower-level classes may wish to assign Basic Grammar in Use as a reference guide so that students can look up grammar points that cause them difficulties. Amazon UKAmazon USA



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