Read e-book online 101 American English Idioms w/Audio CD: Learn to speak Like PDF

By Harry Collis, Mario Risso

ISBN-10: 0071487727

ISBN-13: 9780071487726

This booklet makes American English words “duck soup.”

a hundred and one American English Idioms takes the secret out of those universal U.S. expressions and explains their meanings in context. at the audio CD, local audio system learn all the a hundred and one idioms, so that you can pay attention how American English sounds and perform what you've gotten discovered.

What americans quite suggest once they say . . .

  • Drive a person up a wall --annoy a person significantly
  • Raise a stink --protest strongly
  • Pull a persons' leg --fool anyone
  • All thumbs --clumsy
  • Shoot the breeze --chat informally
  • Feel like one million money --feel tremendous
  • Duck soup --easy, effortless

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Such music is called tonal. In music composed prior to about 1700, however, this relationship of notes to a central key did not always exist, and since about 1900 many composers have deliberately avoided it. Strictly speaking, tonality and atonality (literally, “without tonality”) are matters of degree. Thus, the works of Wagner and Debussy, although still tonal, show features of atonality—chords do not always resolve into the basic key, for example. The first completely atonal musical compositions were those of Schoenberg, written about 1909.

Authentic cadence See under CADENCE. authentic modes See under CHURCH MODES. Autoharp An instrument much like a zither but having a series of chord bars fixed to the strings, which hold down all but the strings of the chord to be played. The player strums the strings with the fingers, a pick, or a plectrum, and at the same time presses a button activating the proper chord bar, so that the desired chord alone sounds. The Autoharp was invented in the late nineteenth century and is used mainly to accompany folk singing.

2 A popular song, usually romantic or sentimental in nature. 3 A term used wrongly for BALLADE. duced in 1728. A modern and very successful imitation of Gay’s work is Kurt Weill’s Die Dreigroschenoper (1928), translated into English as The Threepenny Opera (1933) and later revived. Another twentieth-century ballad opera is Vaughan Williams’ Hugh the Drover, which imitates the general style although it contains no spoken dialogue. ballade (bA lAd′) French. 1 A form of fourteenthcentury French poetry that was frequently set to music in a polyphonic style (with several voiceparts).

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