The Art and Science of Learning Languages
Offers a framework for learning any language and provides the arguments as to why anyone should do so, as well as examining the merits of various methods of language learning. The key message of the book is the importance of self-reliance based on a positive approach and efficient organization.
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Learning and lessons 1 How useful are teachers?
Learning and lessons 2 With or without lessons
Vocabulary 1 Principles and first steps
vocabularies 216 Active vocabularies in dialects 217 Polysynthetic and agglutinative
International and puristic words
can do yourself with anything written at any time 172 Learn the technique you can apply
Easy and difficult languages
How many words does one need to know?
How to pass language examinations
259 The tyranny of examinations and the need for realism 260 General principles
Vocabulary 2 How to learn many words
Vocabulary 3 Dictionaries
Reading to observe
Reading listening speaking and writing
A summary of practical principles of good language learning
able active already answer basic become beginning better called common completely concentrate context correct course dictionary difficult effective English essential exactly exam examination example exercises express fact feel foreign language French German give grammar hand hear idea important instance interest Italian knowledge least less listening look matter meaning method mind mistakes native naturally never notes nouns observe one's particular passage past perhaps person phrases possible practical prepositions present principle probably problem pronounce pronunciation questions quickly reason remember Russian sentences simple sometimes sort sounds Spanish speak speakers speech stage suggested sure Swedish talking teachers teaching things translation transparent turn understand usually verbs vocabulary whole words write written wrong
Page 10 - One of the main purposes of this book is to help you develop your mathematical reasoning ability in general, and in particular your ability to read and write proofs.
Page 20 - Он необычайно мягкий человек. — She spoke to her son in a gentle tone. Она говорила с сыном мягким тоном. • лёгкий. The nurse has very gentle hands. У этой (мед) сестры такие лёгкие руки.