Best Ann Cook books

American Accent Training: With Downloadable Audio, 4th Edition

Ann Cook

Best price for this book: $ 19.6

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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: Grammar with Audio CDs

Ann Cook

Best price for this book: $ 15.67

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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.

American Accent Training with 5 Audio CDs

Ann Cook

Best price for this book: $ 85.99

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

    Ann Boroch

    Best price for this book: $ 16.22

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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.

    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 Modern Art Cookbook

    Mary Ann Caws

    Best price for this book: $ 24.95

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    Matisse, Picasso, Hockney—they may not have been from the same period, but they all painted still lifes of food. And they are not alone. Andy Warhol painted soup cans, Claes Oldenburg sculpted an ice cream cone on the top of a building in Cologne, Jack Kerouac’s Sal ate apple pie across the country, and Truman Capote served chicken hash at the Black and White Ball. Food has always played a role in art, but how well and what did the artists themselves eat? Exploring a panoply of artworks of food, cooking, and eating from Europe and the Americas, The Modern Art Cookbook opens a window into the lives of artists, writers, and poets in the kitchen and the studio throughout the twentieth century and beyond.

    From the early moderns to the impressionists; from symbolists to cubists and surrealists; from the Beats to the abstractionists of the New York School, Mary Ann Caws surveys how artists and writers have eaten, cooked, and depicted food. She examines the parallels between the art of cuisine and the visual arts and literature, using artworks, diaries, novels, letters, and poems to illuminate the significance of particular ingredients and dishes in the lives of the world’s greatest artists. In between, she supplies numerous recipes from these artists—including Ezra Pound’s poetic eggs, Cézanne’s baked tomatoes, and Monet’s madeleines—alongside one hundred color illustrations and thought-provoking selections from both poetry and prose. A joyous and illuminating guide to the art of food, The Modern Art Cookbook is a feast for the mind as well as the palate.

    American Accent Training: A Guide to Speaking and Pronouncing American English for Everyone Who Speaks English as a Second Language

    Ann Cook

    Best price for this book: $ 19.2

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    Beat This! Cookbook: Absolutely Unbeatable Knock-'em-Dead Recipes for the Very Best Dishes

    Ann Hodgman

    Best price for this book: $ 1.16

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    Do you think you have the absolute best recipe for apple pie? Maybe your neighbor claims to make the best meatloaf around. Did your Italian grandmother serve the best spaghetti sauce this side of the Atlantic? Well, unless you or that neighbor or your grandmother is Ann Hodgman, you’re wrong!

    The book that the editor in chief of Vanity Fair called “the funniest, most engaging book about food I’ve ever come across” has now been revised and updated: more than half the recipes are completely new, and many of the originals have been “oomphed up” to make them even more shamelessly delicious.

    Beat This! Cookbook contains more than a hundred all-time favorites, from Burnt Sugar Ice Cream and White Chocolate Raspberry Pie to Chili-Cheese Casserole and Onion Rings. Each one is guaranteed to make people take a bite, stagger with joy, and beg you for the recipe.

    Pretend Soup and Other Real Recipes: A Cookbook for Preschoolers and Up

    Mollie Katzen

    Best price for this book: $ 6.09

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    The classic kids' cookbook with easy recipes for healthy, fun, and delicious food.
     
    Mollie Katzen, renowned author of The Moosewood Cookbook, and educator Ann Henderson bring the grown-up world of real cooking to a child’s level. Children as young as three years old and as old as eight become head chef while an adult serves as guide and helper. Extensively classroom- and home-tested, these recipes are designed to inspire an early appreciation for creative, wholesome food. Whimsical watercolor critters and pictorial versions of each recipe will help the young cook understand and delight in the process. Just consider all that can be explored in the kitchen: counting, reading readiness, science awareness, self-confidence, patience, and, importantly, food literacy. Pizza, after all, does not come “from a telephone.”
     
    You and your child can have great fun finding this out!

    Meet Monster: Six Stories About the World's Friendliest Monster

    Ellen Blance

    Best price for this book: $ 73.12

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    Meet Monster. Monster is tall, skinny, and not at all ugly like other monsters. He moves to the city and finds a house, a friend, and even a lady monster. Monster is a special monster. He plays soccer with the neighborhood kids and uses his magic umbrella to help his best friend, the little boy. Will you be Monster’s friend, too? This collection of six classic stories, first published in 1973, was written by Ellen Blance and Ann Cook with the input of children. The text gently helps kids learn to read, while award-winning illustrator Quentin Blake’s artwork brings the delightful Monster to life.