David Beach

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Location: Croydon,, Surrey. England


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Vocabulearn German: Levels 1-3 (VocabuLearn) by Inc. Penton Overseas
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Too much Muzak., 7 Sep 2010
I nearly agree with most of the comments stated by the first reviewer on this page... However, I found the background music to be totally intrusive. It's like being put on permanent hold with the odd German word or phrase struggling to get through. If you think you might be put off by learning German to muzak, don't waste your money. This company also does Dutch, and without any backing track: a perfect learning tool. I have no idea why they thought it would improve their German product.
The Basics of Essay Writing by Nigel Warburton
The Basics of Essay Writing by Nigel Warburton
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Common Sense, 22 Oct 2008
Didn't Monty Python have a sketch about stating "the bleeding obvious"?
This book does just that. If you have never written an essay before, try one of the Open University's study guides; if you have, then 'The Basics of Essay Writing' may tie up some loose ends. If you are getting low grades and think you deserve more, consider this book. It's a very straightforward, common sense guide to constructing an essay.

I particularly liked the unintentional irony where the author follows his section on the avoidance of cliches with a piece on sexist language: several of the politically correct alternatives to the sexist nouns he lists, now seem quite clicheed themselves… Read more
South of France (Cadogan Guides) by Dana Facaros
1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars MISGUIDED., 3 Sep 2002
I can't be as enthusiastic as the newspaper reviewers.
I found this guide to be no more than a well-written listings magazine - it contains little more for the traveller than tourist office information.
Some of the advice given could be called dangerous for the unwary traveller. For instance, the guide says the safest time to drive in the Alpes Maritime is at dusk. Have the authors tried this? You do not want to be on those fast, switchback roads with heart-stopping drops, in fading light.
By all means read the introductory articles on history, culture etc. - treat it as pre-travel research - but do yourself a favour and don't burden your luggage with this book. Leave it… Read more