Best Ann Cook books

American Accent Training: With Downloadable Audio, 4th Edition

Ann Cook

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A great training tool for classroom or for personal use! In recent years, Barron's American Accent Training has gained wide respect as a self-teaching program, but more and more speech trainers, teachers, and speech therapists report that they are also using it as a valuable teaching tool in their speech classes. This new edition now comes with downloadable audio. The program goes where no American accent training tool has gone before, providing highly innovative instruction for both students and business people.
  • The structure of the book has been reorganized, offering students a much more clear and direct sequence of lessons and a path to better understanding
  • The downloadable audio component features professional male and female voices that have been carefully selected to represent authentic American pronunciation and intonation
  • Pronunciation exercises encompass all vowel sounds, consonants, blends, and diphthongs
  • Emphasis on linking, or phonetically transcribed sound liaisons, help students "see" the correct sounds
  • Designed for foreign-born students and business people working, traveling, or studying in the United States and Canada
Supplementary materials include detailed nationality guides for 11 languages (Chinese, Japanese, Indian, Spanish, French, German, Russian, Korean, Arabic, the U.S. Southern accent, and African languages). More valuable features include access to a comprehensive website, and referral to a qualified telephone analyst for an individual diagnostic speech analysis.

American Accent Training with 5 Audio CDs

Ann Cook

Best price for this book: $ 128.88

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This new and expanded third edition of American Accent Training with 5 new audio CDs has four all-new chapters that cover the psychology of accent acquisition, American voice quality, a pronunciation overview, and an ESL instructor's guide. The new CDs feature professional male and female voices that have been carefully selected to represent that perfect American accent. With 30 years of extensive research, the unique AAT methodology has been refined to teach the American sound quickly and easily, paying special attention to:
  • Voice quality, with emphasis on accurate presentation of the authentic American sound
  • Pronunciation, with attention to all vowels, consonants, blends, and diphthongs
  • Intonation, which focuses on syllable stress rules and word stress in a sentence
  • Linking, or liaisons between phonetically transcribed sounds so students can "see" the sound

    American Accent Training also offers detailed nationality guides for ten languages and accent variations: Chinese, Japanese, Indian, Spanish, French, German, Russian, Korean, Arabic, and the US Southern accent. Added features include access to comprehensive websites, and referral to a qualified telephone analyst for individual help. American Accent Training has been Americanizing the speaking habits of students and business people since 1991. Going where no accent book has gone before, AAT continues to set the standard for anyone learning or teaching the American accent.
  • American Accent Training: Grammar with Audio CDs

    Ann Cook

    Best price for this book: $ 14.94

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    This book and audio compact disc program instructs students of English as a second language in the elements of grammar, presenting a grammar review that emphasizes speech and correct pronunciation. The compact discs include spoken dictations for each of the book’s ten chapters. Students start by writing out what they hear, and then comparing what they have written with the book’s printed version. In the process, they begin learning the elements of grammar, staring with the simple present tense of the verb “to be” and progressing to all other tenses and parts of speech. Students gradually learn how to use English words and pronounce them properly in grammatically correct sentences. Following each chapter’s introductory sentence, they are given a brief story. A short test at the end of each chapter helps them determine their learning progress. The dictations start out quite simple and become progressively more difficult from one chapter to the next. The book is filled with charts and illustrations to facilitate students’ learning progress.

    Cook for Your Life: Delicious, Nourishing Recipes for Before, During, and After Cancer Treatment

    Ann Ogden Gaffney

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    2016 James Beard Award nominee and 2016 Books For A Better Life Award winner

    A beautiful, unique cookbook with delicious recipes for all stages of cancer treatment and recovery, from a two-time cancer survivor and founder of the Cook for Your Life nutrition-based cooking programs.

     
    Cook for Your Life is a one-of-a-kind cookbook for those whose lives are touched by cancer, organized by the patient’s needs.  

    Self-taught home cook and two-time cancer survivor Ann Ogden Gaffney discovered during her months of treatment for breast cancer that she was able to find powerful relief for her symptoms through cooking. Realizing that other patients and families could benefit from the skills and techniques she’d learned, she began to offer advice, recipes, and free classes to fellow patients.

    A former fashion consultant, Gaffney realized after her treatment that her heart was no longer in seasonal colors and hemline trends. Instead, she wanted to help people with cancer and their families cook and care for themselves. In 2007,the nonprofit organization Cook for Your Life was born. Its programs have received funding from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and have been embraced by organizations such as Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health, Mount Sinai Health System, Atlantic Health System Cancer Care, the American Cancer Society’s Hope Lodge in New York City, and more. Cook for Your Life has touched hundreds of thousands of lives. Now Gaffney delivers her very first highly anticipated cookbook, based on Cook for Your Life’s classes.

    So many cancer cookbooks are too complicated to follow for someone going through the treatment, or too clinical and uninspired to encourage anyone with compromised taste buds to enjoy. This is the first cookbook to organize the recipes into categories according to the way patients feel and their needs in the moment—for example, “Simple” recipes when the patient is fatigued, “Safe” recipes when a patient’s immune system is compromised, and “Spicy” recipes when a patient is feeling better and needs to wake up her taste buds.

    With its warmth, authority, beautiful design, and smartly conceived format, Cook for Your Life empowers patients and families to cook their way back to health.

    Commercial Liability Risk Management and Insurance

    Mary Ann Cook

    Best price for this book: $ 172.82

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    Trace Their Shadows

    Ann Cook

    Best price for this book: $ 12.82

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    Rumors of a ghost lure beginning reporter Brandy O'Bannon to a mansion on an isolated Florida lake and into an investigation that leads to a forty-five year old skeleton, a concealed murder, and an unexpected romance. As Brandy searches for answers, she questions eccentric suspects and tries to help an intriguing young architect save the century-old home from developers. Hidden emotions boil to the surface when she unravels events at the house during a fatal, long-ago celebration. As she closes in on the truth, she becomes a target for the killer. After escaping threats and attacks with the help of the conflicted architect, who opposes her investigation, and her golden retriever, she devises a daring plan to trap the murderer. It almost costs Brandy her life, but her scheme solves the mysteries of both murder and ghost by exposing the secret of the house.

    Homosassa Shadows: A Brandy O'Bannon Mystery

    Ann Cook

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    An eerie beauty settles over Tiger Tail Island, a wild refuge along Florida's Gulf Coast. But treachery and violence are woven throughout the island's history. The latest death is that of treasure hunter Timothy Hart, who discovered, and then took to his grave, Tiger Tail Island's most extraordinary secret. Newspaper reporter and crime buff Brandy O'Bannon has come to the quaint town of Homosassa to make a decision that will alter the course of her life. But she is soon drawn deeply into a web of intrigue as she seeks to unravel the mystery of Hart's murder. Brandy encounters a strange mix of characters more interested in Hart's discovery than in his death. Brandy's amateur sleuthing tries the patience of homicide detective Jeremiah Strong. But they join forces in a race against the clock to solve the crime. The intertwined fate of two Indian children, born centuries apart, rests on their success.

    How Well Does Your Child Read, Write, and Do Math?: Step-by-Step Methods for Parents to Assess and Develop their Child's Skills

    Ann Cook

    Best price for this book: $ 7.89

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    The essential information contained on these pages reveals the truth about how a child is really performing in the classroom. Concerned parents can find the answers to:

    What is my child’s learning style: auditory, visual, or tactile?
    Is my child’s reading ability at grade level?
    What are the national standards in writing at my child’s grade level?
    Does my child have special abilities in math?

    This easy-to-use manual is a roadmap to academic success. All parents who want their children to succeed in school need to read this book.

    The Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease Cookbook: Over 125 Delicious, Life-Changing, Plant-Based Recipes

    Ann Crile Esselstyn

    Best price for this book: $ 15.5

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    The long-awaited cookbook companion to the revolutionary New York Times bestseller Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease.

    “I hope you'll treat yourself to one of these recipes and just open that door. I guarantee you won't close it!"
    —Samuel L. Jackson

     
    Hundreds of thousands of readers have been inspired to turn their lives around by Dr. Caldwell B. Esselstyn’s Jr.’s bestseller, Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease. The plant-based nutrition plan Dr. Esselstyn advocates based on his twenty-year nutritional study—the most comprehensive of its kind—is proven to stop and reverse even advanced coronary disease, and is built on the message the Esselstyn family has lived by for years: Your health is truly in your own hands, and what you eat matters.

    Mother-daughter team Ann and Jane Esselstyn have decades of experience developing delicious, healthful recipes for both their family and Dr. Esselstyn’s many grateful patients. Now, they combine their expertise to offer you the cookbook companion to Dr. Esselstyn’s groundbreaking book, with more than 125 easy and mouthwatering recipes, brimming with nourishment for your heart and your overall health. From their quick and easy meals like Fast Pasta and Greens and delicious “Sloppy Joes” to their indulgent desserts like their signature Kale Cake and Minty Frozen Chocolate Balls, these recipes will empower you to reclaim your health and discover the pleasures of eating plant-based.

    The Candida Cure Cookbook: Delicious Recipes to Reset Your Health and Restore Your Vitality

    Ann Boroch

    Best price for this book: $ 17.62

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    Give your body and your taste buds a boost with these nutritious and delicious recipes―all sugar-free, gluten-free, yeast-free, and dairy-free.

    The Candida Cure Cookbook is filled with the recipes, resources, and tips you need to take control of one of the most important yet overlooked obstacles to optimal health: candida, or yeast, overgrowth. Candida overgrowth, says award-winning author and candida expert Ann Boroch, is the hidden cause of a wide range of health conditions that plague us today―from allergies, fatigue, leaky gut, bloating, irritable bowel syndrome, and sinusitis to eczema, anxiety, depression, brain fog, and autoimmune disease.

    Eating the right kinds of foods―ones that don’t feed yeast and fungus or create inflammation―can help control candida, reset your body’s balance, and restore your vitality. If you’ve tried different approaches to healing a persistent health issue without success, or if you just can’t seem to lose weight or don’t have enough energy to get through the day, the candida-cure diet could be the answer for you.

    • Learn about the underlying causes, symptoms, and solutions to candida overgrowth and take the candida questionnaire
    • Work with Ann’s easy-to-follow four-week menu plan that makes sticking to a healthy diet easy
    • Discover which foods to eat and avoid, recommended products and equipment, and helpful tips for preparing nutrient-rich food and stocking your pantry
    • Savor the more than 140 recipes for wholesome and tasty candida-free breakfasts, main dishes, sides, dressings and dips, soups and salads, snacks, breads, beverages―and, last but not least, guilt-free desserts!

    Whether you’re looking for ways to create nutritious meals your family will love, get your child’s allergies under control, make all-natural pick-me-ups without a lot of fuss (or sugar), or simply break away from bad or boring eating habits, you’ll find an array of fresh ideas and ingredients to get your own creative juices flowing.

    Ann Boroch is a certified nutritional consultant, naturopath, and the author of the popular books The Candida Cure: Yeast, Fungus, and Your Health―The 90-Day Program to Beat Candida and Restore Vibrant Health and Healing Multiple Sclerosis. She developed her breakthrough candida-cure program after healing herself of MS. She is now passionate about helping others achieve vibrant health.