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Timberland Rubber Sole Brush for Nubuck Leather shoes, boots & apparel
Timberland Rubber Sole Brush for Nubuck Leather shoes, boots & apparel

5.0 out of 5 stars A handy little gadget by Timberland, 17 Oct 2012
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I've just bought this item in order to clean my Timberland boots. It's a very handy little gadget produced by Timberland. The description of the little rubber sole brush is well done. I received the product by royal mail this morning and I'm satisfied with it.


Ivanhoe (Wordsworth Classics)
Ivanhoe (Wordsworth Classics)
by Sir Walter Scott
Edition: Paperback
Price: 1.89

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Full of humour, a joy for language lovers, 5 Jun 2011
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I particularly like the detailed descriptions of the characters, the use of ancient language - e.g. "Thou shalt have" - and the humour the book is full of. Very funny is the dialogue between Wamba and Gurth, when they talk about the words "swine" and "pork." "Why, how call you the those grunting brutes running about on their four legs?" (Swine, in Saxon) "... but how call you the sow when she is flayed, and drawn, and quartered, and hung up by the heels, like a traitor?" (Pork, in Norman-French). "And so, when the brute lives, and is in the charge of a Saxon slave, she goes by her Saxon name; but becomes a Norman, and is called pork, when she is carried to the Castle-hall to feast among the nobles."
I recommend this book, together with Robin Hood, both edited by Wordsworth.


Robin Hood (Wordsworth Children's Classics)
Robin Hood (Wordsworth Children's Classics)
by Henry Gilbert
Edition: Paperback
Price: 1.89

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A pleasure for language lovers, 5 Jun 2011
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Having studied English and German, I've found this book a real pleasure to read. For example, the phrase "Thou knowest" stands for "you know." It's also full of humour, e.g. "thy (your) heads, though thick, will not be thick enough to withstand his hoof (my horse's)."
I strongly recommend it, together with Ivanhoe, both edited by Wordsworth.


Finding Nemo Memory Game
Finding Nemo Memory Game

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Colourful drawings to match by means of memory skills, 1 Jun 2005
= Durability:4.0 out of 5 stars  = Fun:5.0 out of 5 stars  = Educational:5.0 out of 5 stars 
This review is from: Finding Nemo Memory Game (Toy)
This is a nice game to play with your kids. You have 72 cards, i.e. 36 pairs to match. The drawings show the main characters of the Disney picture. When playing with younger children you can choose to start with just a couple of cards and little by little increase their number. This game makes your children develop their visual memory in no time. Recommended!


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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Enjoy your DVDs everywhere!, 12 Feb 2005
I am very happy about this item. The Mustek portable DVD player is handy, the size of a DVD case when closed, and it looks just like a small silver book. You can charge the enclosed battery to enjoy your DVDs while travelling, or just plug in the adaptor and use it as a normal DVD player. By a simple click of a button you can adjust the screen to three different sizes, i.e. widescreen, normal and small. While watching your favourite DVDs, you can change from language to language by simply pressing the "sound" button, without going back to the main menu - just amazing! The extra cables allow you to connect it to a television or a videocamera, or use it when you travel by car by means of the car-lighter. Highly recommended.


English-Swahili Dictionary
English-Swahili Dictionary
by Willy A. Kirkeby
Edition: Paperback
Price: 40.90

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars For each entry there are lots of useful phrases!, 11 Dec 2004
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I consider this English-Swahili dictionary a great work of linguistics, because of the loads of detail it contains. There are about 60,000 entries, the English words have their phonetics transcriptions, and for each entry you get lots of useful phrases that show you HOW the language really works in each CONTEXT, "a characteristic feature of this dictionary is the extensive use of labels, even where the choice is difficult and where considerations of convenience might indicate that they be omitted." The author didn't forget a "thorough coverage of life in tropical waters, and the inclusion of all animals, birds and trees indigenous to Africa." The use of phrases really works, and help you to better understand and memorize the Swahili language.


Swahili-English/English-Swahili Practical Dictionary: Spoken in Eastern and Southern Africa (Hippocrene Practical Dictionary)
Swahili-English/English-Swahili Practical Dictionary: Spoken in Eastern and Southern Africa (Hippocrene Practical Dictionary)
by Nicholas Awde
Edition: Paperback
Price: 23.50

24 of 24 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Practical indeed, and very handy!, 11 Dec 2004
This Swahili/English - English/Swahili pocket dictionary is very handy. Its 596 pages cover over 35,000 entries in both languages. The English words have the phonetic transcriptions, whereas the Swahili nouns have their plurals shown in brackets.
As it is written in the foreword, this practical dictionary proves to be "an aid in navigating the growing global vocabulary of politics, telecommunications, computers, the Internet, tourism, business and travel."
At the end of the book there are some useful pages on English irregular verbs (infinitive Swahili verbs are given in brackets), Swahili noun classes, useful phrases and vocabulary, cardinal numbers, ordinal numbers, weighs and measures, time, days of the week, months, star signs.


Rosetta Stone Level 1 Swahili (PC/Mac)
Rosetta Stone Level 1 Swahili (PC/Mac)

12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Dynamic Immersion method really works!, 27 Nov 2004
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This is a great package! You get two CD-Roms, i.e. the application disk and the Course CD-Rom, a User's Guide book and the curriculum textbook with complete transcriptions of each exercise. The Dynamic Immersion method is fantastic. You learn a new language by playing with pictures, and little by little you learn new words, then simple phrases and finally more elaborate structures. The score you see on the screen helps you to improve by playing. In no time you realize to know lots of new words and phrases. I can only recommend you to buy it! Enjoy.


English Interactive Picture Dictionary (French, Italian, German, Spanish)
English Interactive Picture Dictionary (French, Italian, German, Spanish)
Price: 17.86

16 of 19 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Videoclips and pictures accompany the entries, 3 Nov 2004
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This is an interesting tool to create your essential vocabulary by means of audiofiles, pictures and videoclips, words and phrases, games and printable worksheets.
IMPORTANT: You must have the CD-Rom in the drive to use it.
When you use the VOCABULARY, you are asked to choose between the FOUR available languages. This could be a little problem, for it is not specified which is the main language of the software. I got mine which has French as a root language, whereas a friend of mine got English as a root language. This means that the main functions are explained in the root language, and when you use the dictionary, you get the written translations of the words and phrases in this language. Anyway, this is not a big problem. I can choose among Italian, English, Spanish and German. On the right side of the window it appears a list of terms, from A to Z, and these thousands of words can also be divided into topics, such as "food and drink", "home", "leisure", "medical", "nature", "people", "travel", "places" and "work". You click on a word and you listen to a native speaker's voice, on the left side of the window it appears a picture or a videoclip - the short videoclips usually accompany the verbs - under the picture you get its translation into the root language, or a phrase and its translation into the root language. You can imitate the speaker and record your own voice in order to compare it with the model.
Then you have the GAMES, divided into three levels of interactive quiz to help you memorize new words in no time (level from easy to difficult). You have to be very fast with the mouse to finish them, and they are nice.
Finally, you have the printable worksheets, up to 85 per language and vocabulary lists. You can print both the vocabulary and the games.
Why only four stars and not full marks? The root language does not have the audiofiles, but just the written words. If the user could really change among ALL FIVE languages, this could be a real improvement of the software.
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Tell Me more Italian 6
Tell Me more Italian 6

7 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A perfect learning tool, 5 Aug 2004
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This review is from: Tell Me more Italian 6 (CD-ROM)
I have a degree in foreign languages and literatures and work at a language laboratory. I have personally tested this wonderful software and our university students love it. I think those people who found it slow didn't consider the simple fact that it requires a PC with at least 128MB RAM, much better if you are using a 512 MB one.
ABSOLUTELY RECOMMENDED!


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