Midnight Circus is a seasonal literary magazine featuring short stories, poetry, and illustrations. "New England Fear" brings you stories that will scare, entertain, and haunt you long after you finish it.
Bad Education, written by and starring Jack Whitehall, follows Alfie Wickers the worst teacher to ever (dis)grace the British Education System, and a bigger kid than the pupils he teaches. Abbey Grove school is populated by some of the weirdest teachers you could ever meet: Fraser the hair-brained Headmaster who longs to be down with the kids, Miss Gulliver the biology teacher with a heart of gold but perhaps a dash too much openness and honesty, Miss Mollinson the happily swinging Head of Maths who won't let her hip replacement get in the way and Deputy Headmistress Miss Pickwell who displays all the charm and sensitivity of a Third Reich Dominatrix. Alfie's class is Form K, a bunch of misfits that have been written off by the rest of the school, but Alfie can't help but see a bit of himself in them.
This is about a class of kids and their teacher's quest to get through life and get the best results with the minimum amount of effort possible. Sadly it's not an equation that always adds up. From a disastrous parents' evening to cringe-worthy sex-education ons to life threatening self-defence classes to school elections full of dirty tricks and a school trip to see a rhino pig; Bad Education is school life as you've never seen it before. Bad Education: The Teacher's Handbook is filled with hilarious content from both the first and upcoming second series from pupil's report cards and the graffiti found in the staff toilets, to survival tips for school trips and the best ways to skive while teaching a on.
Genevieve Masefield and George Porter Dillman have met all kinds of people while sailing as ship detectives for the Cunard Line. But as they prepare to embark on yet another Atlantic crossing, this time aboard the famous Caronia, they encounter an entirely new circumstance: two men brandishing shotguns herd a man and a woman aboard ship in shackles, right in front of scores of baffled passengers. Curious, the two detectives come to find out that the young couple have been captured in New York by Scotland Yard and are being transported back to England to stand trial for murder. Before long, George and Genevieve have a chance to talk to the Scotland Yard officers, and come away far than convinced that the captured couple are the vicious criminals they’re thought to be. Of course, no matter how much they'd like to follow up on the hunch that the two may not be guilty, they've got a ship full of their standard responsibilities: purse-snatching passengers, stateroom burglars, professional poker cheats, and, of course, drug traffickers posing as high-class travelers. But the hunch just won't go away, and George knows he'll just have to find time to check into the situation. All in all, it's another hugely fun romp on the high seas for two detectives rapidly becoming fan favorites in Conrad Allen's iventive historical series.
Un monstruo marino ha puesto en marcha todas las alarmas, y finalmente se organiza una expedición para capturarlo, en la que figuran el célebre profesor de Historia Natural Pierre Aronnax, su ayudante Conseil y el experto arponero canadiense Ned Land, a bordo de la fragata estadounidense Abraham Lincoln. El monstruo resulta ser un sorprendente submarino a las órdenes del capitán Nemo, y el hecho de que deba mantener el secreto plantea un grave problema al capitán en cuanto a la liberación de los tres personajes principales.
El capitán Nemo, el sabio atormentado y desengañado de la raza humana, en el que confluyen el individualismo libertario y un exacerbado sentido de la justicia, se ha convertido sin duda en uno de los paradigmas de la novela de aventuras y su presencia ya bastaría para justificar el lugar de honor que ocupa Veinte mil leguas de viaje submarino en el género. Y sin embargo contiene muchos otros alicientes: emoción, conocimiento, suspense, personajes inolvidables, lances inesperados... Uno de los hitos de la novela de aventuras y fuente inagotable para la posterior narrativa de anticipación. Esta edición Juvenil Ilustrada de "20.000 Leguas de Viaje Submarino" es el perfecto acercamiento para los más jóvenes de la casa a la obra de Verne, y también una excusa para los adultos para rememorar de forma rápida un clásico de la literatura de aventuras. * Julio Verne (1828 - 1905) es considerado uno de los fundadores de la moderna literatura de ciencia ficción y un gran narrador de aventuras. Fue célebre por sus relatos de aventuras fantásticas, narradas siempre con un tono de verosimilitud científica. Predijo con gran precisión en sus relatos fantásticos la aparición de algunos de los productos generados por el avance tecnológico del siglo XX, como la televisión, los helicópteros, los submarinos o las naves espaciales.
LISO Advanced contains 10 Units. Listening In and Speaking Out focuses on spontaneous spoken English with the aim of bridging the gap between "classroom English" an the English that students are likey to encounter on their own. The activities are based on two kinds of recordings meke by native speakers of English from various regions of the United States. The first recording in each unit is an unscripted, unrehearsed Monolog wich lasts approximately on minute. Each speaker describes a past experience or relates an anecdore in an informal manner, as if speaking to friends. The second recording in each unit is an unrehearsed Dramatization, also unscripted to ensure spontaneity wich lasts approximately a minute and a half.
It incorporates some element of conflict or disagreement in order to expose students to expressions of strong feelings and to provide them with an opportunity to discuss a variety of emotional responses. Because the language on the recording was unrehearsed and the interactions were spontaneous the learners will hear many instances of natural hesitations, interruptions, parenthetical expressions, unfinished sentences and awkward or "incorrect" grammatical construcions.
Sometimes they will hear very rapid speech an at other times slower rates of delivery.
Through exposeure to the ordinary phenomena of spoken English in LISO, learner are given the opportunity to develop the skill of understanding real conversations in English spoken at normal speed. In addition, the material provides: 1) An opportunity for students to speak informally.
2) A learning environment that is student-centered and. 3) Activities that help students develop the confidence, motivation and ideas for on-going self-instruction.
It is the year 1262. After saving Ciri from the Brokilon dryads, Geralt ventures north. At the same time a war breaks out with Nilfgaard, a war that would end with the battle of Sodden Hill, which would supposedly claim the life of Yennefer of Vengerberg. The realms of the extreme North remained neutral, and the land is relatively peaceful. The Principality of Malleore, where this story is set, lies on the banks of the Braa river in the foothills of the Dragon Mountains. The small, heavily fortified castle of House Creigiau is located on the bank of the Crea, one of the Braa’s inlets. The mountainous region was ideal for shepherding, so the Barons of Creigiau spent centuries trading in wool. However, around 1251, the castellan Lazare convinced his Baron to switch to logging instead. This industry fuels the busy shipyards of neighboring Kovir. Esterad Thyssen, the king of Kovir, and his wife Zuleyka are the followers of the “Good Book” and its author, the prophet Lebioda. It is likely that trade relations with Kovir brought the cult to Creigiau. As it is often the case, the peasants did not abandon their worship of older, pagan deities, like the locally revered leshy.