Book Club

Book of the week.

How to talk to anyone.

92 little tricks for big success in relationships by Leil Lowndes.  Master the art of small talk, add some tricks to your tool kit and understand how the tricks work in an easy-to-read, enjoyable book. https://amzn.to/2QduG0l

His motivation is saving mankind by reducing our addiction to carbon fuels by constantly pushing the envelope in the fields of solar (panel) technology, the electric car and looking for a home in space for the human race and he’s still only 47.

Make Elon Musk by Ashlee Vance your choice book of the week and marvel at Elon Musk – 100 years from now, he’ll be the modern day Henry Ford, Thomas Edison, John D. Rockefeller and the like pioneers who moved humanity forward. Elon Musk by Ashlee Vance https://amzn.to/2XPrFWP 

addiction (Abhängigkeit), to push the envelope (über die Grenzen hinausgehen), to marvel at sth/sb (bestaunen)

If only they didn’t speak English by Jon Sopel.

Today’s America seems to be becoming more and more unrecognisable to the rest of the world day by day. In this very well-researched and written book, the BBC reporter for the US Jon Sopel, delves into (etw erforschen) the modern day American psyche. https://amzn.to/2GDzt9C

English Grammar in Use.

Aka Murphy’s grammar book after the author Raymond Murphy. Cambridge University Press. The English Trainers/students bible available at different levels from beginners to advanced. The grammar aspect is presented on the left hand page (English only!!!) and exercises on the right hand page with ‘answers page’ at the end. Ideal for self-study. Price: €31,20 This link is for the latest book with interactive ebook for intermediate: https://amzn.to/2B9r0X5

English Vocabulary in Use.

Cambridge University Press. Similar to Murphy’s, the vocab. is divided into ‘topics’ and presented on the left hand page (English only!!!) and exercises on the right hand page with ‘answers page’ at the end. Ideal for self-study. Price: € 23.50 This link is for the Pre & Intermediate level. https://amzn.to/2DM7iT0

English for Meetings.

If you want to focus on a special skill in English (ranging from emails to telephoning) or a particular business sector (from accounting to telecommunications industry) these “Short course series ‘English for ….’ by Cornelsen should do the trick. The following link is for the ‘English for Meetings CEF levels B1/B2 book. Price € 23,75: https://amzn.to/2D1IlSi

Language Activator

– the world’s first production dictionary by Longman. It takes a bit of getting used to at first, but ideal, especially for the more advanced learner, who would like a practical reference book. Price € 39,16: https://amzn.to/2S1Vy7E