What happens when a stranger enters a classroom during a lesson and asks for the pupils' total concentration for 15 minutes in order to make their portrait? He positions everyone with great care (so that they can clearly be seen) and then demands that they stay completely still for the long exposure. The results are both predictable and astonishing. This ongoing series by Julian Germain started in northeast England. Since then Germain has visited schools throughout North and South America, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and Southeast Asia. His magnificent photographs are packed with detail--books open on graffitied desks, instructions on white and blackboards, artwork hanging on walls, notes scribbled on the backs of hands. And of course there are the faces of the children themselves; enrapt, bored, inquisitive, arrogant, or shy, they incite endless curiosity about what these kids' lives are like and what their futures hold. Exquisitely reproduced in an oversize format, these portraits trigger memories of our own schooldays and bring into sharp focus the contemporary school experience throughout the world, in all its diversity and universality.
Guardians of the Louvre
A famous manga artist provides the latest entry in the Louvre collection of graphic novels. After a group trip to Europe, a Japanese designer stops in Paris alone, intent on visiting the museums of the capital. But, bedridden in his hotel room with fever, he faces the absolute solitude of one suffering in a foreign land, deprived of any immediate or familiar recourse. When the fever breaks somewhat, he sets out on his visit and promptly gets lost in the crowded halls of the Louvre. Very soon, he discovers many unsuspected facets to this world in a museum, meeting artists and their works from various periods, in a journey oscillating between feverish hallucination and reality, finishing at the crossroads between human and personal history. With this inner journey, Jiro Taniguchi invites us on a temporal and artistic trip to discover a sense of place under the leadership of some tutelary figures that appear to him, familiar or unknown ... the guardians of the Louvre.
Side by Side
This value pack consists of the Side by Side 3 Student Book and the Activity & Test Prep Workbook (with 2 Audio CDs). Side by Side, Third Edition, by Steven J. Molinsky and Bill Bliss, is a dynamic, all-skills program that integrates conversation practice, reading, writing, and listening -- all in a light-hearted, fun, and easy-to-use format that has been embraced by students and teachers worldwide. This four-level program promotes native communication between students ... practicing speaking together "side by side." Features of the Third Edition Vocabulary Preview sections in every chapter introduce key words in a lively picture dictionary format. "How to Say It!" lessons highlight communication strategies. Pronunciation exercises provide models for practicing authentic pronunciation, stress, and intonation. Side by Side Gazette "magazine-style" pages offer feature articles, fact files, vocabulary expansion, cross-cultural topics through photos, authentic listening activities, e-mail exchanges, and humorous cartoons for role-playing. All-new illustrations are lively, light-hearted, and richly detailed to offer students language practice that is contextualized and fun. The core components include Student Books, Teacher's Guides, Activity Workbooks, Activity & Test Prep Workbooks, Communication Games and Activity Masters, audio programs, combined split editions (Student Book and Workbook lessons combined), a testing program, and picture cards.
Playtime Starter Class Book
There are 54 core lessons for Starter which can be boosted by an extra 30 lessons in the Work Book. The Class Book contains a Starter Unit and six units with core teaching materials and two festival and holiday units. There are 6 pages of mini flashcards (smaller versions of the flashcards) along with pop outs and stickers. Great home-school links with the Class Book 1. Class Book activity pages are perforated - so children can take them home 2. In every unit the children make a pop-out based on the story that they can take home to tell the story there. The Classbook contains FOUR activities per unit: 1. Consolidation activity - following the story the children complete an activity using the stickers 2. Vocabulary activity - to practise the vocabulary song with the use of 3. Cross-curricular activity - to consolidate the theme 4. Key language activity - to bring together all of the language learnt in the unit
Playtime A Class Book
There are 60 core lessons for Levels A and B, which can be boosted by an extra 30 lessons in the Work Book. The Class Book contains a Starter Unit and six units with core teaching materials and two festival and holiday units. There are 6 pages of mini flashcards (smaller versions of the flashcards) along with pop outs. Great home-school links with the Class Book 1. Class Book activity pages are perforated - so children can take them home 2. In every unit the children make a pop-out based on the story that they can take home to tell the story there. The Class Book contains EIGHT activities per unit: 1. Two consolidation activities - following the story 2. Two vocabulary activities - to practise the vocabulary song 3. Cross-curricular/DVD activity - to consolidate the theme 4. Own life activity - to personalise the topic to the child's life 5. Key language activity - to bring together all of the language learnt in the unit 6. Song activity - using the pop outs