Lisbon, Lisboa ... the Portuguese capital stands for colourful tiles and architectural contrasts, the most sunshine hours in Europe and a very special light, for stockfish tascas and cafés, for traditional shops next to postmodern shopping centres. Lisbon is in fact the oldest city in western Europe: even the ancient Phoenicians knew they would always find safe harbour here. Today the city is booming again like no other time since the days of the great voyages of discovery. Foreign investors are buying into it, facades are being surrounded by scaffolding. The goldmine of tourism has created a new international flair, brought jobs and attracted film teams, scrubbing away at the morbid charm of urban decay. Lisbon´s lively cultural life now includes a young blossoming street art scene; it is a city with rather reserved, friendly people and an unflustered multicultural identity. With the help of this book, track down the Portuguese soul - and the famous saudade!
No more grin and bear it: how and why we all need to reset the domestic balance. Gemma Hartley is a mother and journalist on a mission: to throw fresh light on the hidden burden of ´emotional labour´ (washing, wiping, worrying, soothing, shopping, preparing, planning, cooking, caring), and find out why it is that the bulk of these thankless, hugely time-consuming and frustrating jobs fall to women. Gemma´s article: ´Women Aren´t Nags; We´re Just Fed Up,´ was shared by millions of readers, giving voice to a huge number of women whose frustration and anger is mixed with incredulity. Is this really where we´re at 50 years post-feminism? Gemma´s quest to get to the bottom of the problem and find out how to solve it will take you deep into your own subconscious bias, and sees her challenging the foundations of her own marriage to try to forge a better, more balanced way to live. Fed Up puts forward a thought-provoking, honest and impassioned case that any woman in a relationship should take an unflinching look at her own home life and ask: ´´How could we do this better?´´ The answer might just save your sanity, and your relationships.
Llama Llama holidays. Jingle music. Lights ablaze. How long till that special date? Llama Llama has to wait. If there´s one thing Llama Llama doesn´t like, it´s waiting. He and Mama Llama rush around, shopping for presents, baking cookies, decorating the tree . . . but how long is it until Christmas? Will it ever come? Finally, Llama Llama just can´t wait any more! It takes a cuddle from Mama Llama to remind him that ´´Gifts are nice, but there´s another: The true gift is, we have each other.´´
Egal ob als kurzer Stop-over oder als temporäre Heimat für Expats: Singapur fasziniert, zumal, wenn man auch einen Blick hinter die Spiegelfassaden der Shoppingmalls wirft. Diese informative und unterhaltsame Gebrauchsanweisung liefert Wissenswertes, weniger zu touristischen Highlights, als zum kuriosen Alltag der Singapurer zwischen Tradition und Moderne, Ahnenkult und Fortschrittsglauben, Konsumrausch und Spiritualität - zu einer Nation, die es dank der eisernen Hand ihrer Regierung, viersprachiger Verbotsschilder und Mückenpolizei in kürzester Zeit von einem Malaria-Sumpf zu einem der fortschrittlichsten Länder der Welt gebracht hat. Lernen Sie die Mentalität von Singapurern und Expats verstehen, die die Autorin mit ihrem Insider-Wissen aus zwei Jahren persönlicher Erfahrung augenzwinkernd analysiert. Begegnen Sie einer so vielfältigen wie gegensätzlichen Metropole, in deren Hawker Centern Asiatinnen in straßbesetzten High Heels an Hühnerfüßen knabbern, um ihren Teint aufzufrischen. Tauchen Sie ein in eine Stadt, in der die Menschen innerhalb weniger Wochen das muslimische Zuckerfest, Weihnachten, das hinduistische Thaipusam und Chinese New Year feiern, sieben Tage die Woche rund um die Uhr shoppen, aber Kaugummi nur gegen Vorlage des amtlichen Lichtbildausweises erhältlich ist. Erfahren Sie, wie die Singapurer hungrige Geister verwöhnen, warum ein Nummernschild mit den Zahlen 2828 so begehrt ist, und was man hier mit einem Bikini aus Papier anfängt. This guide is a fact-based, tongue-in-cheek introduction to Singapore and its people from a European, German, personal point of view. It sheds a light on the mentality of Singaporeans - micro-managed and torn between shopping malls and superstition - as well as expats, just one species of many in this multi-ethnic metropolis, which is certainly one of the most diverse spots on this planet.
For many years it required a lot of courage to reveal oneself elsewhere as a native of Frankfurt. The metropolis was considered one of Germany´s more unattractive addresses, boring and impersonal. At that time, its quality of life showed itself only, if at all, to the city´s subculture. The famous shopping mile Zeil was a bare row of department stores having the charm of containers and Frankfurt´s nightlife consisted of the dreary red-light district around the central station. If the city drew any attention it was because of demonstrations and riots.All long gone. Designers have displaced demonstrators, street festivals sit-ins: The city, once infamous for being sick and smelly (it has been called Krankfurt and Gestankfurt, literally meaning ill-furt and stink-furt), has been refurbished and refurnished in postmodern design. With the highest cultural budget of all German cities the municipality bought during the wealthy 80s and 90s everything that promised urban flair and city chic: art, culture and big names. By now, the banking metropolis is, apart from some peripheral regions and neighbourhoods, top stylish and luxuriously modernised. The wallflower, it would seem, has become a bird of paradise and the wind beneath its wings is an invigorating Frankfurt lifestyle. The heart of the city, the historical Römer, with its historicised reproductions of half-timbered houses has long been the natives´ favourite plaza and the tourists´ most popular photo motive. All the prolific cultural attractions in Frankfurt - the Museumsufer across the river, the Alte Oper with the imposing Lucae Fountain, the postmodern Kunsthalle Schirn and the Museum of Modern Art by the Viennese Star architect Hans Hollein - have richly rewarded its residents for the many years of reconstruction and modernisation.Now Frankfurt is the envy of many visitors - its striking skyline, attractive art exhibitions and impressive museum mansions on the banks of the Main. But even if the rents have soared to astronomical heights and stylish Mainhattan hardly misses a beat when it comes to superlatives, the metropolis has always kept its provincial heart in the right place, it is still more a country town than a capital city - a look in the local section of the city papers will convince anyone. It´s exactly this mixture that accounts for the new charm of today´s Frankfurt: the contrast between megalomania and village idyll, the latent chaos of urban chic and lively side-by-side of many different cultures and lifestyles that is based on a long and liberal tradition of business and tolerance.
Jonah pulls me to the office where he sleeps. My stomach does a somersault when he closes the door behind us. We?re standing in the darkness. I can only see his outline in the dim light from the streetlamps. Jonah is having problems at home. Therefore, he will be staying with Ella and her parents. At least until his family comes back from Lanzarote. Ella thinks he is exciting. And nice and attractive as well. But Jonah is in a gang who hang out at the shopping centre. And one night, Jonah is suddenly standing in Ella?s room, asking if he can join her in bed... ?Loves Me/Loves Me Not? is a series about four girls; Sophie, Ida, Ella and Jenna, and their first encounters with love. `Me and Jonah? is the third volume of the series, telling Ella?s story. Line Kyed Knudsen (b. 1971) debuted as an author of children´s books and books for YA in 2003. Since she has become one of the most popular authors for the age group in Denmark. Line Kyed Knudsen (b. 1971) debuted as an author of children´s books and books for YA in 2003. Since she has become one of the most popular authors for the age group in Denmark.
Discover a place in Texas that gives new meaning to the term “ghost town” . . . photos included! Old Town Spring’s historic streets may set the scene for a quaint shopping village, but they also serve as byways for one of the most haunted towns in Texas. A perfectionist past the end, Uncle Charlie still fusses around the historic Wunsche Brothers Café; the oldest commercial structure in the area. The spirit of a girl who died in a barn still plays with her group of friends in Doering Court, while a headless switchman runs after phantom trains trying to prevent a collision. Her path lit by unknown lights in the sky, author Cathy Nance leads the way through Old Town Spring’s spookiest sites.
Back on Earth with nothing more to show for his long, strange trip through time and space than a ratty towel and a plastic shopping bag, Arthur Dent is ready to believe that the past eight years were all just a figment of his stressed-out imagination. But a gift-wrapped fishbowl with a cryptic inscription, the mysterious disappearance of Earth´s dolphins, and the discovery of his battered copy of The Hitchhiker´s Guide to the Galaxy all conspire to give Arthur the sneaking suspicion that something otherworldly is indeed going on. . . . God only knows what it all means. And fortunately, He left behind a Final Message of explanation. But since it´s light-years away from Earth, on a star surrounded by souvenir booths, finding out what it is will mean hitching a ride to the far reaches of space aboard a UFO with a giant robot. But what else is new?
Everyone adores Christmas . . . Especially Lizzy Kingham. But this year, she is feeling unloved and underappreciated by her family. The present-buying, decorating and food shopping have all been left to her. So she wonders . . . what would happen if she ran away and left them to it? Lizzy heads to her favourite place: a beach hut on the golden sands of Everdene. There she meets an unlikely collection of new friends, all running away from something. But the spirit of Christmas gets under Lizzy´s skin: soon the fairy lights are twinkling and the scent of mulled wine mingles with the sea air. Back at Pepperpot Cottage, her family are desperate to find her. For Christmas isn´t Christmas without Lizzy. Can they track her down in time and convince her she means the world to them, every day of the year? Your favourite authors love Veronica Henry: ´An utter delight´ Jill Mansell ´Truly blissful escapism´ Lucy Diamond ´A delicious treat of a book´ Milly Johnson Escape to the seaside this Christmas!
Pupil´s Book 4 Auf 64 farbige Seiten entdecken Kinder Englisch mit vielen Sprachentdecker-Seiten und unterschiedlichsten Zugängen. Die Kapitellänge garantiert eine große Thementiefe. Zu jeder Seite gibt es Differenzierungsangebote nach oben und unten. Zu Sprech- und Dialogübungen werden Musterdialoge angeboten. Die Lehrerzeilen enthalten Materialtipps und Hinweise zur Seitenumsetzung. Seitentypen: Tolle Einstiegsseiten mit leichten Texten Übungsseiten mit viel Abwechslung, vielen Dialogen und mehr Lese- und Schreibübungen LOOK AROUND Landeskunde mit kindernahen Eindrücken von Land und Leuten ZOOM IN Sach-Fach-Seiten sprachlich einfach umgesetzt und handlungsorientiert FUN WITH LEO Comics jetzt mit Kommunikationsaufgaben CLEVER JACK Lernstrategien DISCOVERY TOUR Seite zum Wiederholen und Vertiefen Special Days Thematische Wörterlisten 5 Themenkapitel behandeln 19 Themen für Klasse 4: In Town: buildings, telling the way, vehicles, animals in town, shopping People at work: jobs and dream jobs, jobs in the classroom, daily routines Green Day at school: nature, recycling, invitation At the zoo: zoo animals, body parts, zoo rules, wild animals, zoo shop Around the world: friendship, countries and languages, time Fit for class 5! Specials: Halloween, festivals of light Word list Sonderseiten, Strategien und Symbole für Aufgabentypen sind auf der Umschlagsseite erklärt