I Witness News. I Witness Miracles:A Reporter´s Notebook: Good things are happening in your life every day. Learn how to open your eyes and your heart to a happier way of life. Kris Patrow
A vigorous, darkly comic, and at times magical portrait of the contemporary American family, The Shipping News shows why E. Annie Proulx is recognized as one of the most gifted and original writers in America today. When Quoyle, a 36-year-old, third rate newspaperman, learns that his two-timing wife has abandoned him and their two daughters, he returns to his ancestral home on the Newfoundland coast, where amongst locals and three generations of his family, he begins to rebuild his life. Newfoundland is a dreary rock in the north Atlantic beset by lousy weather. Proulx recreates this barren location in her vivid, distinctive prose and populates it with a cast of amusing, richly human characters. The transformation each of the characters undergoes following the move is profound. And Proulx creates a simple and compelling tale of Quoyle´s psychological and spiritual growth as he confronts his private demons. Along the way, we catch a glimpse of the maritime beauty of what is probably a fading existence. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Robert Joy. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/sans/000090/bk_sans_000090_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In Debating Fake News: A Guide with Critical Thinking Strategies on How to Extract the Truth from Fake News and Alternative Facts in the Media, you will learn: What is propaganda? It´s no secret that we are often being sold things, by advertising companies, and now by the news. How did propaganda start? What was the history of it? How can we learn how to spot it and protect ourselves? Modern forms of it: Although propaganda has been around for a long time, its form has shifted. Although it is similar now to how it was, there are some key differences to be aware of. Chapter three will cover this in detail. Clickbait and fake news: It seems as though a lot of news on the Internet these days is just ´´clickbait´´, designed to make people read but without much substance. How can you decipher reality from these sources? This book will tell you. Who owns the media? Did you know that there are not very many mega-corporations that own most of the media? Once you are aware of who they are, perhaps their lies will become easier to spot. How to tell truth from lies: How can you tell that a news article you´re reading is legitimate? Chapters six and seven will give you detailed instructions on looking at news sources with critical thinking tactics, so you don´t get fooled. Everyone out there has an agenda when it comes to the news. In order to make sure you are getting as much truth as possible, these topics are crucial to learn about. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Benjamin McLean. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/096195/bk_acx0_096195_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
It all started in 1927 when a group of animals on a farm in Upstate New York decided to travel to Florida in search of warmer weather - and faithful fans of the Freddy books have been joyously lapping up each book in the 26 book series ever since! Why is Freddy such a popular pig? Most readers and listeners will tell you it´s because he´s a pig for all seasons: a detective, a pilot, a magician, an explorer, a poet, a politician...you name it, and Freddy will give it a shot! In Freddy and the Bean Home News, Freddy´s friend Mr. Dimsey, the editor of the Guardian, is ousted for publishing news of Bean Farm in the local newspaper. To ensure that those who are interested might still learn of all the goings-on, Freddy takes it upon himself to found a newspaper of his own and calls it The Bean Home News, the basis for the current Freddy fan club newsletter. But it turns out that being a newspaperman isn´t quite as easy as Freddy thought it might be. 1. Language: English. Narrator: John McDonough. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/reco/003398/bk_reco_003398_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
No more boring English lessons!Over our many years teaching English, we have identified three points that will help you learn easily.It needs to be interesting. If you want to progress to English fluency, you need to be having fun or be interested in what you are doing. All of the articles in this audiobook are based on interesting real-life stories. We cover everything from ´´news´´ to ´´business´´ and ´´lifestyle´´, and everything in between.It needs to all be in English. This will help you begin to think in English.It needs to contain ´´real English´´. Most books ´´dumb down´´ the material. We present real English, but in a clear way. We don’t treat you like a child or bore you with the same old nonsense.If you are in the intermediate level and want to gain real English fluency, then this book is ideal for you.Let’s get started. 1. Language: English. Narrator: David Michaels. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/150295/bk_acx0_150295_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The current model of parental discipline is as outdated as a rotary phone. Why don´t our kids do what we want them to do? Parents often take the blame for misbehavior, but this obscures a broader trend: in our modern, highly connected age, children have less self-control than ever. About half of the current generation of children will develop a mood or behavioral disorder or a substance addiction by age 18. Contemporary kids need to learn independence and responsibility, yet our old ideas of punishments and rewards are preventing this from happening. To stem this growing crisis of self-regulation, journalist and parenting expert Katherine Reynolds Lewis articulates what she calls The Apprenticeship Model, a new theory of discipline that centers on learning the art of self-control. Blending new scientific research and powerful individual stories of change, Lewis shows that, if we trust our children to face consequences, they will learn to adapt and moderate their own behavior. She watches as chaotic homes become peaceful, bewildered teachers see progress, and her own family grows and evolves in light of these new ideas. You´ll recognize your own family in Lewis´s sensitive, realistic stories, and you´ll find a path to making everyone in your home more capable, kinder, and happier - including yourself. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Katherine Reynolds Lewis. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/hach/004429/bk_hach_004429_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Can the bad boy of Copper Ridge, Oregon, make good - and win the rodeo girl of his dreams? Kate Garrett keeps life simple - working hard, riding her beloved horses, playing cards with her brothers. Lately, though, she feels a bit restless, especially when family friend Jack Monaghan is around. Sexy and shameless, Jack is the kind of trouble you don´t tangle with unless you want your heart broken. Still, Kate could always use his help in learning how to lasso someone a little less high risk.... Jack can´t pinpoint the moment the Garrett brothers´ little sister suddenly stopped seeming so...little. Now here he is, giving flirting tips to the one woman who needs zero help turning him on. Love´s a game he´s never wanted to play. But he´ll have to hurry up and learn how before the best thing that ever entered his life rides right back out again.... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Lillian Thayer. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/harp/004698/bk_harp_004698_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Section 2 of this guide teaches you how to become an active reader that knows how to read efficiently and how to get the most out of each news article. You will learn common news terms and phrases that are used in formal interviews, newspapers and even the tabloids. The terminology in this guide comes with detailed explanations, examples and tips for English learners. You will also learn new vocabulary not related to the news along the way. At the end of the guide, you are able to interactively practice your new knowledge with exercises. The answers are given at the end of each exercise, allowing you to study on your own. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Thomas Wynn. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/007225/bk_acx0_007225_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
I Witness News. I Witness Miracles: a Reporter´s Notebook:Good Things Are Happening in Your Life Every Day. Learn How to Open Your Eyes and Your Heart to a Happier Way of Life. Kris Patrow