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Sounds Great Readers is a five-book series that ensures learners can recognize and pronounce phonics correctly. This series is related to the content and skills developed throughout the Sounds Great Phonics series. Each reader contains four stories 20 stories in all and can be used independently for effective phonics-reading practice. Original Illustrations The original and appropriate illustrations assist with comprehension of key words. Picture Word Bank A colorful picture word bank at the end of each book strengthens vocabulary acquisition.
Complimentary Downloads compasspub. The Sounds Great series has a separately sold student book, workbook, and linked reader, creating a complete and comprehensive phonics course. Mystery Readers is a fascinating ten-book series with two original mystery stories per book. Designed to transition learners from graded readers to authentic texts, each story includes engaging content that offers real-world knowledge to the learner. This captivating series gives young learners suspects, clues, and important information that will make them feel like they are mystery solvers.
Compass Readers is a book, seven-level collection of readers designed for elementary to intermediate English-language learners.
This series provides a unique array of fiction and nonfiction graded readers that have been creatively designed to develop vocabulary, reading comprehension, and reading fluency. This award-winning series provides 60 traditional tales rewritten in easy-to-understand American English, over six-levels, with colorful illustrations. Young English-language learners will enjoy developing their vocabulary and reading fluency throughout this series. The book includes wonderful illustrations and a playlet for a class performance. The Extensive Reading Foundation. Compass Classic Readers provides beginning and intermediate English-language learners accessible adaptations of the greatest works of literature.
This series provides 60 carefully designed and retold tales in easy-to-understand American English, using vocabulary and sentence structures appropriate for each of the six levels. Each reader is certain to help English-language learners enjoy developing their vocabulary, fluency and love of reading. Thought-provoking preview questions help learners use their prior knowledge to discuss the topic of the chapter before they read.
Workbook The activity-filled pages encourage learners to practice their listening, speaking, and writing skills. The learner is then placed into an appropriate level and provided with recommended titles. Teachers and learners can monitor reading history with a progress chart and reading log. Flashcards and a recordable sing along section is also provided. Our reading series are packed full of content on unique subjects that your students will love along with high-quality activities designed to develop comprehension, ability, and fluency.
Super Easy Reading is an effective three-book series designed to develop the core reading skills of elementary English-language learners. In Super Easy Reading, students can practice reading in a controlled and carefully graduated manner which students will find fun, accessible, and educational. Reading Lamp is a three-book reading series designed to introduce young learners to English reading.
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After the Reading Lamp series, the students can progress to the Reading Table series, and finally the Reading Shelf series. This allows early readers to comfortably develop reading fluency as they broaden their reading ability step-by-step. Reading Table is a three-book reading series designed to set a foundation in reading by practicing basic listening, speaking and writing skills. As beginning readers work their way through the series, they will continually reinforce high-frequency sight words while focusing on learning a limited number of new vocabulary items in each unit.
Very Easy Reading is a four-book reading course designed for the young beginning reader. Through this series, students are exposed to new vocabulary and structures in a controlled manner, making each reading practical to the new reader. In addition to activities which practice basic speaking, listening, and writing skills, Very Easy Reading also features original chants as a fun way of practicing the sounds of English.
Real Easy Reading is a three-level series that equips young learners of English with the necessary skills for the challenges of nonfiction reading. Students will enjoy reading a wide variety of interesting passages in this series! Reading Time engages students through a variety of fiction and nonfiction passages designed to spark interest in reading. Learners will expand their basic reading ability, acquire useful and relevant vocabulary, and develop their writing skills.
School Subject Readings is a three-level course in reading fluency. In addition, the readings cover a broad range of academic subjects, including history, literature, social studies, astronomy, and more. Through the gradual increase in vocabulary difficulty, grammatical complexity, and passage length in each book, learners will acquire the active reading skills necessary for their academic future. Reading Starter is a three-book reading series designed for beginner-level learners of English.
To capture and maintain the interest of young learners, each book in the series contains a variety of reading types including short stories, emails, diary entries, charts, newspaper articles, and more. In addition, each reading passage is accompanied by a variety of exercises designed to practice all four language skills. Reading Builder is a three-level series designed to capture the interest of learners through the utilization of all four language skills.
The series carefully controls the progression of grammar, vocabulary, and passage length while maintaining engaging and thought-provoking reading material. Reading Wise is a three-level reading series with 20 units in each book. Through story-based reading, listening, writing, and speaking activities, learners will wisely increase communicative skills in English.
More School Subject Readings is a three-level course in reading fluency. Incorporating the important features of a North American textbook, each book utilizes fiction and nonfiction readings to keep learners engaged.
The readings include stories, letters, journal entries, and articles and cover various academic subjects, such as history, literature, social sciences, and astronomy. The reading passages progress in vocabulary difficulty and grammar complexity to ensure learners build their reading skills and prepare themselves for their academic future. Reading Jump is a three-book reading series designed with reading passages that are thematically grouped to focus on entertainment, art, health, sports, environment, science, social sciences, people, culture, nature, and history.
Reading Jump Plus is a three-book series designed for students who began with the original Reading Jump series, but functions well on its own. Reading Success is a six-book reading series designed to help young learners develop reading fluency through basic texts written in natural English. The course progresses from the beginner to intermediate levels. The Reading Success series presents a wide variety of fiction and nonfiction texts on topics ranging from daily life to current affairs. Each topic is represented in an interesting and engaging way, and is designed to promote familiarity with all kinds of writing.
Core Nonfiction Reading is a three-book series for mature high beginner and intermediate learners. The nonfiction content highlights a wide range of appropriate university-level topics that incorporate infographics. Comprehensive activities are included, which not only test memory of facts and details, but also the ability to make inferences. This material will help students to develop critical thinking and cognitive skills and is an ideal course for high-school and university learners.
Reading Discovery provides a rich source of interesting nonfiction reading vividly presented to students in a fun and engaging way. Unit activities stimulate development of essential academic tasks, including note-taking, summarization, integrating information from different sources, and vocabulary acquisition practice.
Reading Challenge is a three-book, nonfiction reading series with a wide range of engaging topics. The graded reading passages allow learners to comfortably progress from easily accessible readings to more challenging ones through repeated exposure to frequently encountered language structures and vocabulary.
Reading for Speed and Fluency is a four-book series which brings students the perfect tool to develop their reading speed and fluency. In order to develop reading speed, students need to read appropriately leveled text at an accelerated pace.
Short Articles for Reading Comprehension is a three-book series which provides a wide range of informative articles that will help transition students from a learning-to-read stage to a reading-to-learn stage of language development. Reading for the Real World is a four-book series designed for high school and university students who wish to improve their academic reading fluency and comprehension.
All reading passages and exercises have been revised and updated. High-interest readings on a wide range of topics motivate students and provide abundant practice, while also enabling students to acquire the New Academic Word List NAWL in context. Reading the World Now is a three-book series designed for students who are seeking to bridge their English-language reading from adapted texts to native texts.
Reading the World Now provide learners who are ready for this challenging, but necessary step in the development of reading skills with a range of informative texts, covering a broad scope of topics from literature to science to social issues. On Point is a three-book series which teaches learners to analyze, critically evaluate, and intelligently respond to texts. Learners discuss and develop well-reasoned, supported opinions on a wide range of high-interest topics. Extensive Reading for Academic Success is a collection of reading passages that will help students develop their reading fluency and speed.
This series will also prepare learners for the type of readings and questions they may encounter on academic tests. Issues Now in the News is a course book designed to improve useful language skills for advanced-level learners while raising awareness about world issues and current events. Each unit contains an authentic news text to provide interesting and relevant news stories that spark discussion and interest!
Reading Formula with Note-Taking hones reading strategies and note-taking skills. Students learn key techniques and how to identify the organization of information from a text to ensure proper comprehension of the reading passages. The Compass Publishing grammar series use fun-filled activities, practical applications, and clear explanations that are sure to engage and interest learners.
Give your students the practice they need to succeed. Grammar Starter is a vibrant three-book grammar series in full color. Chapters are organized around basic grammar topics and units are structured to present, practice, and reinforce grammar points. Students will quickly grasp the fundamentals of English grammar necessary to build their communication skills. Easy English Grammar is a five-book, clear and concise, grammar reference series. The series blends grammar explanations and exercises with interesting activities to help students acquire a solid foundation of basic, high-frequency structures.
Easy English Grammar also emphasizes communicative picturebased activities which support early learners in the first stage of Englishlanguage development. Grammar Planet is a three-book grammar series designed to help learners acquire a solid foundation of basic, high-frequency grammar structures. Characters provide context to keep the content meaningful, fun, and engaging. Simple tables, clear explanations, and realistic examples give students a clear, intuitive understanding of high-frequency grammar structures. Grammar Success is a three-book series which combines clear explanations of each grammar target with concrete examples of real-life use.
A wide range of engaging follow-up activities and colorful illustrations ensure students maintain their focus and enjoy themselves while developing their Englishgrammar skills. Active English Grammar is a six-book series that is extensive in scope, yet easy to follow. This series uses American English and explains the key language differences from British English. It also provides a thorough and practical understanding of the mechanics of the English language. Over the course of the series, learners will move through a controlled and logical progression of grammar targets.
Essential English Grammar combines reference-style grammar explanations with focused practice activities. Full-range grammar topics presented in 90 units cover the basic parts of a sentence, as well as the complete sentence which makes Essential English Grammar the perfect tool for self-study or classroom use. Our writing titles offer clear explanations, models, structured activities, and engaging writing topics to encourage learners to practice putting their pen to paper. Writing for Fun! Learners will practice putting their pencil to paper. Very Easy Writing is a three-book series based on twelve different topics.
This series provides a writing course with a solid and approachable foundation for young English learners. Guided Writing is a three-book series developed to stimulate creativity in young learners while developing the foundational skills required to write mistake-free sentences and simple paragraphs. The series provides learners with exercises and activities centered on modeled writing which allows them to develop their writing and creative thinking skills.
Guided Writing Plus is a three-book series developed with exercises and activities centered on modeled writing which allows learners to develop their writing and creative thinking skills. Each unit focuses on a theme and uses modeled writing, prompts, and graphic organizers to help learners organize and structure their writings. Emlyn Williams as Charles Dickens. A solo performance of scenes from the novels and stories by the Welsh writer, director, performer; previously performed on Broadway.
Quite enjoyable, but I feel Williams overdramatizes quite a bit; not all his characterizations are equally successful. But this is still good and worth listening to. Tennessee Williams. The Glass Menagerie. Directed by Howard Sackler. Fine performance of a tender and moving play. Tape is old and badly deteriorated; squeaks and clogs magnetic head. I G5 2 tapes min. A Streetcar Named Desire. Directed by Ellis Rabb. Produced by Jules Irving.
Rosemary Harris, James Farentino. I found Blanche's Rosemary Harris accent inconsistent and unconvincing, and her part overacted, and Stella's Patricia Conolly interpretation a bit so-so; Stanley James Farentino had a totally natural brash New York City accent and manner, but it seemed more modern than the southern characters, who sounded like they were from an earlier age. This play is bizarre, powerful, human if not always realistic especially as regards dialogue and cuts to the quick.
I S7 3 tapes min. William Shakespeare. The Tempest. Discussion, readings from Act I, scene ii. David Daiches, L. AC PR D38 1 tape. Julius Caesar. Abridged — not simplified — from original. A2 Ed96 1 tape 55 min. Antony and Cleopatra. This is one of the easier plays to follow on tape. A2 W 4 tapes min. Dannie Abse. Canto Modern Poets. Canto Publications. My favorite is an allegorical one about 'losing one's face'. Side B ends with an engaging interview with the poet.
Excellent introduction to Old and Middle English poetry. It covers the sounds of Old and Middle English, explains the rhyme and prosody of the two representative works, and gives very good sample readings of each in the original language. Also worked very well for the high school English lit class I taught AC PR C 1 tape 58 min. John Betjeman. Late Flowering Love. Light, humorous, insightful poems. E77 L37 1 tape 84 min. George Gordon Noel Byron. Don Juan. Remes does full justice to the poem, bringing out Byron's brilliance and wry wit.
Easily understandable; it sounds almost like doggerel. Action-packed and fast-moving, with world-wise asides on human nature and life in this world. Highly recommended. AC PR A37 3 tapes min. Geoffrey Chaucer. Read by Karl Schmidt. AC PR C 1 tape 60 min. Read in Middle English. This 2-tape set was an excellent reading in Middle English of just the parts of Chaucer's work that I covered in a History of English lit class I taught to high school girls. You actually start to understand Middle English as rendered by modern readers after a while. And there are a number of different readers who serve to dramatize the tale nicely.
AC PR C 2 tapes min. Troilus and Criseyde. This is a beautiful, confident, fluent, and convincing reading in Middle English. I knew the story beforehand, and so was able to follow the reading in a general way, but it was difficult. I mostly found myself understanding snatches here and there rather than a coherent narrative, somewhat how I might understand running spoken Taiwanese!
The poem is nicely dramatized by several different, and equally skilled, readers. Their expressiveness moved me in parts even when I couldn't understand all the words. Knowing a few equivalents of modern to Middle English pronunciation helps, e. An enjoyable listening experience that can help connect a modern reader with earlier literature and times.
AC PR T76 2 tapes. Samuel Taylor Coleridge. The Ancient mariner and other poems. Read by Richard Burton. Magnificent reading by Richard Burton. It's easy to get emotionally caught up in this reading even if you don't follow all the words! If Burton is really the only reader I am amzed at his many voices.
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Dryden is not a genius, but he's very witty in places, with some good insights. This requires concentration to follow, but it's not as difficult as I imagined to follow just by listening. Cecilia's Day; long reading from Absalom and Achitophel; this is a longer selection than on the other tape; it is full of incisive commentary on politics and politicians; I'm not generally fond of long poems, but this is a very fine one.
Murder in the Cathedral. L43 A6 2 tapes min. Jeremy Hooker. Hooker's poems are interesting, but much more difficult to follow than Frances Horowitz's. His explanations are clear and helpful, but you have to listen closely to the poems themselves, replay them several times, and do a lot of thinking to get at what he seems to be saying. O70 A17 1 tape 58 min. Four Modern Poets : T. Eliot "Prelude"; W. Auden "The Shield of Achilles"; W.
Laurence Lerner. Sussex Background on four poets and poems; brings with it an approach to reading, understanding and analyzing poetry. AC PR67 L47 1 tape. Four Poets of the 20th Century: T. Cassette 1: Side A: T. Eliot reads "Cats"; both the poems and the reading are delightful. Side B: David Jones has the vocabulary of a Spenser and uses allusions like Milton — and I find him quite hard to understand and uninteresting. His paintings and drawings appealed to me more than his poems. Cassette 2: Side A: Robert Graves is interesting and rhythmic at times; Side B: Philip Larkin has a bit of a smart-alec voice, though not irritatingly so, and he uses sometimes rough language for effect; his poems are mostly thoughtful and enjoyable to listen to.
AC PR F 2 tapes min. Day Lewis, Stephen Spender, W. Auden reading their own works. The Poet Speaks. Cassette 1. MacNeice was new for me, and I enjoyed his works a lot, especially the singsongey ones that poke fun at things like bagpipe music he himself was Irish. It's almost always a surprise when he stops reading since he generally ends with a rising intonation. I liked the other tape of C. Lewis better than this one; some pieces were OK; and the little narrations between some of the poems I often found more engaging than the poems themselves. The poems struck me as a bit pompous and lacking a shattering quality on this reading.
I didn't much like Stephen Spender. I enjoyed hearing what W. Auden actually sounded like — he has short a's, but I can't tell if his accent is northern English or US-influenced. Auden can get tedious at times but his good poems are very good. Frances Horovitz. Engaging poems about places and objects; she has some moving poems about her relationship with her father and his death. She gives explanations of each poem before reading it. Horovitz reads her poems in beautiful RP — it shows that she trained to be an actress.
Sad that she succumbed to cancer at age O69 A17 1 tape 55 min. Day Lewis Reads a Selection of his Poems. The Talking Tape, London. Engaging poems that remind me a bit of John Betjeman; live reading with lots of audience noise, especially coughing; sound quality not wonderful but reading is clear; some poems about memories of the home of the poet's childhood, the aunt that brought him up and her subsequent senility. A95 A17 1 tape 49 min. Blurb on the label: It is — eight years after the Great Fire of London and before the rebuilding of St.
We invite you to the home of an ordinary London family. As they pray, make love, throw parties, argue about language and taste the bawdy thrills of Restoration Theatre, their whole life is distilled from the verse of the period. Fun collection of often bawdy poems read in a lively, conversational way, with lots of background sounds to transport you to Restoration England.
Lovely lute and other music too, and interesting reminiscences of the Great Fire of London from Pepys' diary. The tape got eaten up by the player a bit — be careful. AC PN O5 1 tape 62 min. Read by Michael MacMiammoir. One cassette. Didn't follow it much, but definitely got a feel for the works rendered in a dramatic, Scottish-accented reading.
An anthology of poetry from "The Great War". Excellent war poetry. They don't read the titles or poets' names, or provide them on the case insert it's not in the original case , and I couldn't find them online either, so you're on your own. Read in a variety of UK accents. A72 T34 1 tape 42 min. Includes background on his life, a song from Under Milk Wood , and lots of readings of his poems and poetry. Male, UK. H52 F 1 tape 57 min. Dylan Thomas.
Under Milk Wood. Get a feel for Dylan Thomas with this dramatic reading. H52 U5 2 tapes 90 min. Discussions on authors, works and genres. Frank C. The Nature of Poetry. This is a good introduction to what poetry is, with several examples. He makes a minor error in one place, and there is something slightly irritating about his voice and tone.
AC PS B 1 tape 51 min. Emily Bronte. Miriam Allot, Barbara Hardy. Sussex discussion tape. Wuthering Heights : Morality and technique; Natural and supernatural. Devizes: 1 cassette, 2 sides. Chaucer and the Difficulty of Medieval Poetry ; E. James Fenimore Cooper. Quentin Anderson, James Grossman. The Growth of a Novelist. Editor's note. I found this tape worthwhile for the background it gave on Cooper and his works, but it did drag a bit for me. AC PS A52 1 tape. Crane and James. George Monteiro, Robert Stamman.
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Monteiro fumbles for words, stutters, interrupts and explodes with bursts of points he wants to make. The content is OK, not the deepest, but the discourse style is quite distracting. There is lots of interesting information on Stephen Crane and his writing that was new to me. C85 M65 1 tape. Daniel Defoe. Side A: Versatility and Imagination. This is probably my favorite of all the Sussex discussion tapes so far. Robinson Crusoe really captured my imagination as a child, and it was revealing to learn more about its author. A comparison is made between Robinson Crusoe and the real-life account of Alexander Selkirk.
Ross calls Defoe's writing 'slipshod', but full of 'carefully worked-out patterns and method'. Nice quote on Moll Flanders from Pepys's diary at the end. A good sample of Scottish English. Sussex Discussion tape. Angus Wilson and A. Dickens and Society; 2. Dickens and the novel. Overall interesting discussion of Dickens and his work, his Christianity and morality, his humor, his depth. The accents and speaking styles of the two discussants are even more notable than the content, though, I found.
If you want a model for a hyperposh British accent with a bit of a lisp, and someone speaking at lightning speed who often interrupts his partner, try this tape. AC PR W54 1 tape. The tape is old and squeaky and you'll probably need to clean the magnetic head of your machine after listening to this. Fiction in the twenties. Alfred Lazom, Bob Lucid. These two discussions are illuminating pictures of the burst of creativity in the s, and about two great American novelists.
Holds interest; recommended. AC PS K39 1 tape. These are the same two who discuss Daniel Defoe above. The discussion of Fielding's life and Tom Jones is enlightening, but I got the feeling they like Defoe better; or maybe it's just that I do. There is too often someone who 'just can't help it' and goes to bed with someone else casually in Fielding's books, and while it may be realistic, I find it tiring and hard to identify with.
AC PR B76 1 tape. Arnold Kettle, Richard Hoggart; So Forster was gay too. Forster's place in literary history: 19th century liberalism, or 20th century innovation? O58 K46 1 tape. Albert Schweitzer, Goethe: His personality and work. Audio-forum sound seminars. Jeffrey Norton. This is an amazing historical recording from by Albert Schweitzer himself in his rustic-sounding to me native Alsatian German, with consecutive translation into English. The sound quality is scratchy and the words are not always easily understandable, but it is worth bearing with.
The talk offers a sympathetic look at Goethe the man, his scientific studies, his philosophy, his religion, and of course his poetry and other writing. AC PT S38 1 tape 83 min. William Golding : discussion by Bernard Bergonzi, J. Whitely; Sussex discussion tape. O35 A5 1 tape.
The Novels of Graham Greene. Ian Gregor, David Lodge. As is often true of discussion tapes, I found the interpersonal interactions between the two discussants almost as interesting as the content of the talk. R44 G73 1 tape. The Heroic Villains. Hunter, Martin Wright; Sussex discussion tape. Warrick University. V5 H86 1 tape.
Ben Jonson. Volpone and The Alchemist. Jonson's character's - Bartholomew Fair. I'm not familiar with the works discussed, and probably won't read them, especially after Barton's clever comment on how Jonson's 'mind was filled with unrelated details, which he delighted in for their own sake. Barton sounds defensively assertive of her power, using many clever turns of phrases, Sinfield sounds almost meek at points as though he is a bit taken with her - or maybe it's just his personality and this is all in my imagination! AC PR B37 1 tape. James Joyce. Side A is a discussion of A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man , including an interesting developmental history of the work; side B addresses Joyce's views on religion, politics, and language.
The speaker is articulate and interesting — this tape gives some good background on the novelist and his work. Can Literature Compete? An intelligent and fast-moving discussion between George Steiner, Julian Mitchell, and Andrew Schonfield on the past, present and future of literature in people's lives; lit as opposed to movies, tapes, music; US vs. UK and other countries. Listening to this made me feel happy that I know English and can be part of the intellectual life in this world that takes place in English.
AC PN45 St35 1 tape. Canetti on Kafka and Rupert Brooke as I remember him. This must be my very favorite in this series; side 1 in particular ended much too soon for me. This illuminates a big part of Kafka's character and writing. Side 2 is a remembrance of poet Rupert Brooke by actress Cathleen Nesbitt, who Rupert loved for many years — but according to the speaker they never consummated that love. Nesbitt discussed their relationship publicly for the first time 50 years after Brooke's death in WWI. A spellbinding story.
A26 C 1 tape. The Two Kiplings. Phillip Mason, Martin Jarvis. AC PR T8 1 tape min. I enjoyed these discussions much more than Lawrence's books. A93 S24 1 tape. Approach to poetry criticism. Sussex lecture. Discusses identifying characteristics of metaphysical, Augustan, and post-Romantic poetry. Analyzes and compares various poems, e. Tennyson's "In Memoriam". P6 L47 1 tape. Edward Lear. Charles Lewsen.
Side A: Orwell as a writer for the people; his passion for political writing; how truthful are the accounts in his writing? Side B: A discussion and comparison of Animal Farm and ; also his essays. Not bad; reasonably short; get to know Orwell the man a bit better. R8 C74 1 tape. Better listened to after reading the novel, to help you understand it better; they also ask questions, and use dramatized scenes of similar incidents to some in the book, placed in a different context, to illustrate what the book is trying to say.
R8 N5 1 tape. Harold Pinter. Katherine Worth, Alan Sinfied. This is a reasonably informative and interesting introduction to Harold Pinter and his absurdist theatre. The two speakers seem to be in a battle for supremacy, sometimes using strong agreement with the other as a strategy.
But you'll learn a lot about Pinter, especially if you started out not too familiar with him. The speaker concentrates on interpretations of several representative works of each poet rather than the poets' bios. Some nice thoughts on Williams' 'dancing naked in front of a mirror' poem. AC PS R67 1 tape. Includes scene from The School for Scandal. Interesting discussion of Sheridan and restoration drama; mostly about Scandal and The Rivals. AC PR M84 1 tape. Martin Banham, C. Delightfully articulate and intelligent discussion of the absurdist playwright Tom Stoppard, who was originally Czech.
Side A is illustrated with several examples from Stoppard's Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead , which amply demonstrate how Stoppard plays with language for its own sake rather than just for the meaning it conveys. Side B is entitled "The development of Stoppard's moral stance", but it also touches on Stoddard's politics.
T6 B36 1 tape. The Poetry of Dylan Thomas. Sussex Publications. Overall I'm not fond of Thomas's poetry, but this tape will give you an informed idea of his life and art — actually this tape is probably more engaging than an average Thomas poem personal opinion only! Various readers, UK. H52 W34 1 tape. Interviews with Tolkien and Basil Bunting. The interviewer gives the feeling of bullying and cowing an elfish Tolkien, but still offers insight into the man behind The Lord of the Rings ; very interesting interview with Northumbrian poet Basil Bunting; he'll tell you a bit about his views on fellow poets and ideas on poetry, such as: Compose aloud; poetry is a sound; Put your poem away till you forget it, then: cut out every word you dare.
Do it again a week later, and again. O32 T 1 tape 53 min. Berlin explains Tolstoy's view that art should be simple and direct, totally of the people, and accessible to peasants and Cossacks, rather than 'complicated' and 'contrived'. He strongly criticizes Shakespeare for his improbable plots and difficult language, and attacks Beethoven and Wagner for similar reasons. Tolstoy thus defines beauty as 'clarity'. He said one shouldn't write unless absolutely compelled to, if it were something one simply had to do, couldn't help but doing.
And Berlin points out that Tolstoy couldn't help but observe and write in minute detail about every tiny perceived bit of his experience of living in the world. Berlin says Tolstoy died he simply collapsed outside of a train station a broken man, unable to solve this basic problem of humanity over which he obsessed so much of his life.
Berlin sounds high-strung and nervous, and he speaks in rapid torrents, parts of which are not always clear; but his strong content more than makes up for this. The discussion on Edmund Wilson the speaker is unidentified was an unexpected bonus. Vincent Millay, Savage Beauty. Wilson was a spurned lover of Millay's, but they were lifelong friends. Overall one gets the impression that Wilson was a bit mediocre, but I found the discussion, which includes interviews with a number of people familiar with Wilson and his work, interesting nevertheless.
The Transcendentalists. Quentin Anderson, Robert Spiller. Enlightening discussion between two Emerson scholars, one of whom had just finished editing Emerson's works. The focus is on Emerson, though the development of transcendentalism in general is discussed. Graham Greene on Evelyn Waugh. A97 Gr76 1 tape 56 min. Discussion with Malcolm Bradbury and Martin Fagg. This is a very enlightening and engaging discussion of Waugh's life and writing. Central to Waugh's writing is a clash between civilization and barbarism, e. Waugh was apparently a very harsh and unpleasant person.
The discussants suggest that one reason for his deep involvement in Catholicism was because of the opportunities for polemic it provided. Waugh's shortcomings as a person are contrasted with his outstanding writing, incredible mastery of syntax, and his deeply cynical humor, often built on a cold disregard for danger and death. A97 B72 1 tape.
John Webster and Jacobean Tragedy. Nicholas Brooks, Alan Sinfield. A: Character and coherence; B: Action and death. I was mainly curious to hear how a scholar would deal with the inexplicable and gratuitous violence in Webster's works. They same to agree with me at least somewhat that it is indeed thus. Walt Whitman. Gay Wilson Allen, Arthur Golden. The focus is on Whitman's Leaves of Grass; informative discussion, though it drags a bit at the end and concludes rather abruptly. AC PS A44 1 tape. Virginia Wolfe. Hermione Lee, Stella McMichol. Learn a little about the author's family background, her writing, especially Mrs.
Dalloway, and her madness. Note use of nasalization for emphasis. O72 L43 1 tape. Strategies for dealing with 'difficult' people in sticky situations. AC BF I48 Kz 2 tapes 3 hrs. Carol Fleming. The Sound of Your Voice. Learn how to analyze your voice image and correct problems that undermine your message. You'll develop a more authoritative style, speak more clearly, and eliminate accents. These are really useful for effectively diagnosing your particular weaknesses in speaking and correcting them. AC PN S68z 4 tapes. Patrick Fraley. This one isn't in the AV library, but it's a very tight, interesting, and effective short course on how to develop character voices for telling jokes and stories and doing voice-overs.
Fraley has lots of cleverly-designed exercises to help you do all kinds of things with your voice you never imagined. Milo O. Just what the title says: don't waste your and other people's time — get right to the point, increase your chances of being heard and getting what you want. AC HF Fz 1 tape 45 min. Peter and Mary Funk. We have also included a few of our titles that strongly utilize these practices. On page 66 On page 67 On page 7 On page 14 Total Physical Response TPR is a language teaching method built around the coordination of speech and action; it attempts to teach language through physical motor activity.
This approach is particularly suitable for low level learners or children, who are in the stage of learning basic words or phrases. Ashe- Instructional scaffolding is the term given to the learning process which is designed to promote a deeper level of learning. Scaffolding is the support or assistance given during the learning process which provides comprehensible input and moves the learner into the proximal development zone. When a learner sees an image or word which is being explained, the learning aid assists in making the input more comprehensible, which is necessary for sufficient language acquisition.
Young learners need scaffolding, both orally and visually, to reduce the fear of learning and boredom in their language classroom. They do not improve their writing skills simply because teachers require them to write. Englert- On page 14 7. Critical thinking is a must-have 21st century skill which refers to a learning approach that motivates students to use logic and evidence to analyze given information, find relationships among data, make judgment, and solve problems.
Critical thinking makes learning more meaningful because the learners can explore ideas instead of only memorizing new information. In a CLIL course, learners gain knowledge and understanding of the curricular subject while simultaneously learning and using the target language English. Through CLIL-type lessons, students can learn content and a foreign language at the same time, thus achieving a dual-focused objective. In the CLIL approach, language is seen as a means to acquire a new knowledge, not an ultimate goal. The benefits of extensive reading come when the learner reads regularly.
There are two kinds of extensive reading, reading for language development and reading for fluency. Reading is the most convenient form of comprehensible input, especially when the environment does not accommodate the target language for the learner. Natural language is never learned divorced from meaning, and CLIL provides a context for meaningful communication to occur. Packed with content that helps students develop fundamental phonics skills through fun, interactive, and enjoyable methodology.
Compass has the perfect resources to start your learners on the right track! Cognitive and basic motor skills will be developed in the Starter book, providing the necessary skills to learn the alphabet and single letter sounds through analytic phonics in books 1 and 2. Learners will become familiar with and learn to love the characters that appear throughout this series! Sounds Great initiates the path to English fluency with a systematic presentation of the alphabet, vowel combinations, and consonant blends.
The full-color illustrations and vast assortment of activities in each unit allow learners to develop their reading and writing skills. The interactive Hybrid CDs provide helpful pronunciations of the target letters and sounds, as well as activating computer-based learning skills. Sounds Great is an easy-to-use series designed to make phonics not only easier for children, but also for the teachers! Sounds Great Readers Linked Graded Readers As an accompaniment to the student books, each Sounds Great Reader provides additional practice to ensure students can recognize and pronounce phonics correctly.
Each reader contains four stories related to the content and skills developed throughout the series. Sounds Fun! Writing for Fun! Complimentary Downloads compasspub. Whether at home or in the classroom, Songbirds will provide hours of music and fun! With TPR activities, students have an easier time recalling vocabulary from the songs through repetition of the lyrics and connection of the words to rhythms and melodies. The audio CD contains many familiar Christmas carols. Educators, parents, and kids will find the melodies lively and refreshing.
Out of the 25 songs, four are accompanied by games and activities that will keep children involved and interested. Nature 2. Animals 3. People and Places 4. Games 5. School and Friends Three Themes 1. Activities 2. Actions 3. The audio CDs contain many familiar tunes, including classroom songs, nursery rhymes, folk songs, and sing-alongs.
Children can dance, role-play, pantomime, walk like an elephant and quack like a duck! At home, at school, or just riding in the car, songs bring out the kid in all of us. Compass Publishing has a wide range of comprehensive coursebooks, which provide students with the fundamental skills needed for success. Compass Club Treehouse Hang Out! Grammar is introduced systematically and integrated with situations and topics students need to communicate in English. Students learn structures through student-centered activities and apply them in practical situations.
Fun activities, humor, and appealing characters help to draw the student into the course. All language targets are constantly brought alive through personalization and interactive activities. Vocabulary and patterns are recycled through the course allowing sustained practice in a supportive environment. Students join our characters on a different adventure in each unit, and are engaged through a variety of fun and exciting activities to help the story progress.
These elements combine to help students learn vocabulary, foundational grammar structures, colors, shapes, numbers, phonics, values, and cross-curricular content. This comprehensive language program is developed around a CEFR-based curriculum, and gradually takes students from producing simple phrases to complex sentences in a widening-range of topic areas and situations. Through vivid illustrations, realistic readings, and engaging comics, students follow a family of characters in their daily lives, building their knowledge of high-frequency vocabulary, common grammar structures, and useful expressions.
Each unit of Hang Out! Student Book This comprehensive language program is a fresh and interesting way for beginner students to study English. Through the series, students will advance from simple phrases to complex sentences with ease and comfort.
As the name suggests, English Chest is a treasure trove for teachers and students alike. Each lesson includes conversations, stories, language builders, songs, games, and activities specifically developed to improve reading, writing, listening, and speaking skills.