New Books List

Publisher:

Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2018.

Call Number:

KIC 428.24076 J123C 2018

Pages:

141 pages ; 20cm

Subject:

Language and Literature

Summary:
This course covers essential exam skills and language for IELTS in approximately sixty hours of teaching time, and familiarises students quickly with the exam. The course covers both the Academic and General Training modules. Step Up to IELTS covers essential exam skills and language for IELTS in approximately sixty hours of teaching time, and familiarises students quickly with the exam. The course covers both the Academic and General Training modules. Shorter, achievable exam-type tasks build students' exam skills, before students try the more challenging tasks at authentic test level. The test practice sections at the end of each unit together constitute a whole sample IELTS test. The Self-study Pack contains the Self-study Student's Book and Audio CDs (2).
Publisher:

New York : Riverhead Books, 2019.

Call Number:

KIC 813.54 G464C 2019

Pages:

470 pages ; 24 cm

Subject:

Language and Literature

Summary:
Beloved author Elizabeth Gilbert returns to fiction with a unique love story set in the New York City theater world during the 1940s. Told from the perspective of an older woman as she looks back on her youth with both pleasure and regret (but mostly pleasure), City of Girls explores themes of female sexuality and promiscuity, as well as the idiosyncrasies of true love. In 1940, nineteen-year-old Vivian Morris has just been kicked out of Vassar College, owing to her lackluster freshman-year performance. Her affluent parents send her to Manhattan to live with her Aunt Peg, who owns a flamboyant, crumbling midtown theater called the Lily Playhouse. There Vivian is introduced to an entire cosmos of unconventional and charismatic characters, from the fun-chasing showgirls to a sexy male actor, a grand-dame actress, a lady-killer writer, and no-nonsense stage manager. But when Vivian makes a personal mistake that results in professional scandal, it turns her new world upside down in ways that it will take her years to fully understand. Ultimately, though, it leads her to a new understanding of the kind of life she craves - and the kind of freedom it takes to pursue it. It will also lead to the love of her life, a love that stands out from all the rest. Now eighty-nine years old and telling her story at last, Vivian recalls how the events of those years altered the course of her life - and the gusto and autonomy with which she approached it. "At some point in a woman's life, she just gets tired of being ashamed all the time," she muses. "After that, she is free to become whoever she truly is." Written with a powerful wisdom about human desire and connection, City of Girls is a love story like no other.
Publisher:

Cambridge : University of Cambridge , 2009.

Call Number:

KIC 428.24076 O324 2009

Pages:

volumes : illustrations ; 20cm +

Subject:

Language and Literature

Summary:
The book contains: practice tests for Listening, Speaking, Reading and Writing (both Academic and General Training); Listening, Reading and Writing answer sheets; Listening and Reading practice test answer keys and Listening tapescripts; sample candidate Writing responses and examiner comments; sample candidate Speaking tests and examiner comments. The DVD contains a Listening test for candidates to practise and film footage of three students taking the Speaking test.
Publisher:

Philadelphia, Pa. : Paul Dry Books, Inc., 2005.

Call Number:

KIC 833.914 N138D 2005

Pages:

x, 325 pages ; 22 cm.

Subject:

Language and Literature

Summary:
The Discovery of Slowness¿a huge commercial and critical success across Europe, where it is considered the popular author's masterpiece¿recounts the life of the nineteenth-century British explorer Sir John Franklin (1786-1847). Through the author's acute reading of history and his marvelous storytelling prowess, the reader follows John Franklin's development from awkward schoolboy and ridiculed teenager to expedition leader, governor of Tasmania, and icon of adventure. Slow and deliberate from boyhood, Franklin appeared destined to be a misfit. But he escaped from the ever-expanding world of industry and Empire to the sea's silent landscape, where the universe seemed more manageable. At age fourteen he joined the navy. After surviving the harrowing battles of Copenhagen and Trafalgar, he embarked on several voyages of discovery into the Canadian North, and served as governor of Van Diemen's Land (now Tasmania). Everyone with whom he came into contact sensed that Franklin was a rare man, one who was ¿out of his time¿ and who moved to a different, grander beat. That beat eventually led Franklin to sail once more¿on his final, fateful voyage¿into the Arctic in search of the Northwest Passage. The Discovery of Slowness is a riveting account of a remarkable and varied life. And it is also a profound and thought-provoking meditation on time. The result is an unforgettable and deeply moving reading experience that justifies the novel's reputation as one of the classics of contemporary world literature.
Publisher:

Malden, MA : John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 2018.

Call Number:

KIC 401.41 H236 2018

Pages:

xx, 592 pages ; 20 cm

Subject:

Language and Literature

Summary:
The second edition of the highly successful Handbook of Discourse Analysis has been expanded and thoroughly updated to reflect the very latest research to have developed since the original publication, including new theoretical paradigms and discourse-analytic models, in an authoritative two-volume set. Twenty new chapters highlight emerging trends and the latest areas of research Contributions reflect the range, depth, and richness of current research in the field Chapters are written by internationally-recognized leaders in their respective fields, constituting a Who¿s Who of Discourse Analysis A vital resource for scholars and students in discourse studies as well as for researchers in related fields who seek authoritative overviews of discourse analytic issues, theories, and methods
Publisher:

Cambridge : University of Cambridge ESOL , 2009.

Call Number:

KIC 428.24076 T673 2009

Pages:

96 pages : illustrations ; 20cm

Subject:

Language and Literature

Summary:
The Official Top Tips for IELTS gives you essential advice for each part of each of the IELTS exam. It is written by Cambridge ESOL examiners with many years' experience of setting and marking the IELTS exam and includes clear examples and explanations to show you exactly what each tip means, general tips for each paper to help you as you study and sections on how to revise and what to do on the day of the exam. The CD-ROM contains a complete, authentic IELTS exam paper (including all the recordings for the Listening paper) so that you know what to expect when you take the exam. Sample answers for the writing paper are included to allow for performance-monitoring and a video of an authentic Speaking test gives candidates a clear idea of what to expect when taking that paper.
Publisher:

Cambridge : University of Cambridge, ESOL , 2009.

Call Number:

KIC 428.24076 T673 2009

Pages:

92 pages : illustrations ; 20cm+

Subject:

Language and Literature

Summary:
“The Official Top Tips for IELTS gives you essential advice for each part of each of the IELTS exam for those studying the General Training module. It is written by Cambridge ESOL examiners with many years' experience of setting and marking the IELTS exam and includes clear examples and explanations to show you exactly what each tip means, general tips for each paper and sections on how to revise and what to do on the day of the exam. The CD-ROM contains a complete, authentic IELTS exam paper so that you know what to expect when you take the exam.