The Host

Author: Stephenie Meyer
Publisher: Back Bay Books
ISBN: 0316128651
Size: 80.95 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
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The author of the Twilight series of # 1 bestsellers delivers her brilliant first novel for adults: a gripping story of love and betrayal in a future with the fate of humanity at stake. Melanie Stryder refuses to fade away. The earth has been invaded by a species that take over the minds of their human hosts while leaving their bodies intact, and most of humanity has succumbed. Wanderer, the invading "soul" who has been given Melanie's body, knew about the challenges of living inside a human: the overwhelming emotions, the too vivid memories. But there was one difficulty Wanderer didn't expect: the former tenant of her body refusing to relinquish possession of her mind. Melanie fills Wanderer's thoughts with visions of the man Melanie loves-Jared, a human who still lives in hiding. Unable to separate herself from her body's desires, Wanderer yearns for a man she's never met. As outside forces make Wanderer and Melanie unwilling allies, they set off to search for the man they both love. Featuring what may be the first love triangle involving only two bodies, THE HOST is a riveting and unforgettable novel that will bring a vast new readership to one of the most compelling writers of our time.

Spanish Vocabulary

Author: David Brodsky
Publisher: University of Texas Press
ISBN: 0292783345
Size: 36.84 MB
Format: PDF
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Unlike other vocabulary guides that require the rote memorization of literally thousands of words, this book starts from the premise that using the etymological connections between Spanish and English words—their common derivations from Latin, Greek, and other languages—is the most effective way to acquire and remember vocabulary. This approach is suitable for beginners as well as for advanced students. Teachers of the language will also find much material that can be used to help motivate their students to acquire, and retain, Spanish vocabulary. Spanish Vocabulary is divided into four parts and four annexes: Part I provides background material on the origins of Spanish and begins the process of presenting Spanish vocabulary. Part II presents "classical" Spanish vocabulary—words whose form (in both Spanish and English) is nearly unchanged from Latin and Greek. Part III deals with "popular" Spanish vocabulary, which underwent significant changes in form (and often meaning) during the evolution from Latin to Spanish. A number of linguistic patterns are identified that will help learners recognize and remember new vocabulary. Part IV treats a wide range of themes, including words of Germanic and Arabic origin, numbers, time, food and animals, the family, the body, and politics. Annex A: Principal exceptions to the "Simplified Gender Rule" Annex B: 700 words whose relations, if any, to English words are not immediately obvious Annex C: -cer verbs and related words Annex D: 4,500 additional words, either individually or in groups, with English correspondences

Practice Makes Perfect Spanish Vocabulary Third Edition

Author: Dorothy Richmond
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 126002623X
Size: 54.58 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Build your Spanish vocabulary and learn to communicate like a native speaker! To communicate comfortably in Spanish, you need access to a variety of words that go beyond the basics, as well as a solid foundation in grammar. Practice Makes Perfect: Spanish Vocabulary, 3rd Edition provides the tools you need to expand your lexicon and hone both your speaking and writing skills. This updated edition includes new review exercises to help you test your mastery of essential topics covered. Each chapter focuses on a theme, such as family or travel, so you can build your language skills in a systematic manner. As you lay the foundation for a burgeoning vocabulary, you will perfect your new words with plenty of exercises and gain the confidence you need to communicate well in Spanish. Practice Makes Perfect: Spanish Vocabulary, 3rd Edition features: • New: A review chapter with exercises to test your mastery of essential topics • More than 250 exercises • More than 10,000 vocabulary terms • Concise grammatical explanations • The latest terms used in technology, communications, and media • An answer key to gauge your comprehension • More than 3,300 flashcards online, grouped by level of difficulty LEARN HOW TO SPEAK OR WRITE IN SPANISH ABOUT: Different occupations and jobs • Spanish holidays and traditions • Food and drink • Politics and current events • Your social life • Your family and friends • Business and money • Your favorite entertainment venues • Your family's background . . . and much more

Spain Is Still Different

Author: Eugenia Afinoguénova
Publisher: Lexington Books
ISBN: 9780739124017
Size: 12.96 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
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"Spain Is (Still) Different introduces readers to issues concerning the cultural function of tourism in Spain. An international team of scholars addresses both theoretical perspectives on the study of tourism in Spain and specific cases of the cultural impact of travel and tourism on Spanish culture in the late eighteenth to early twenty-first centuries.