An authoritative volume on all aspects of Wales, including the past, people, places, arts, industries, environment and traditions. Includes over 5,000 entries submitted by over 300 leading authorities. It is the first single volume encyclopaedia of Wales providing easily accessible information and illustrated with over 300 images. Available in Welsh: 0708319548
Colloquial Welsh provides a step-by-step course in Welsh as it is written and spoken today. Combining a user-friendly approach with a thorough treatment of the language, it equips learners with the essential skills needed to communicate confidently and effectively in Welsh in a broad range of situations. No prior knowledge of the language is required. Key features include: • progressive coverage of speaking, listening, reading and writing skills • structured, jargon-free explanations of grammar • an extensive range of focused and stimulating exercises • realistic and entertaining dialogues covering a broad variety of scenarios • useful vocabulary lists throughout the text • additional resources available at the back of the book, including a full answer key, a grammar summary and bilingual glossaries Balanced, comprehensive and rewarding, Colloquial Welsh will be an indispensable resource both for independent learners and students taking courses in Welsh. Audio material to accompany the course is available to download free in MP3 format from www.routledge.com/cw/colloquials. Recorded by native speakers, the audio material features the dialogues and texts from the book and will help develop your listening and pronunciation skills.
This text offers a fresh approach to those who wish to learn Welsh, as students or travellers. It includes sections on various aspects of Welsh history and Welsh life, a pronunciation guide, common phrases, 17 language situations, and a Welsh-English/English-Welsh vocabulary. Also included are practical Welsh conversations, each conversation concentrating on grammatical notes and vocabulary, with exercises included in each lesson.
Modern Welsh: A Comprehensive Grammar is the ideal reference source for all speakers and learners of Welsh. Focusing on contemporary spoken Welsh, it presents the complexities of the language in a concise and readable form. Common grammatical patterns and parts of speech are discussed in detail and without jargon and extensive cross references make the book comprehensive and easy to use. Now in its third edition, the Grammar has been thoroughly revised and updated throughout. Changes include an increased number of illustrative examples, additional appendices for easy reference, inclusion of IPA phonetic symbols, and expanded sections on further reading. Features include: Full use of authentic examples Particular attention to areas of confusion and difficulty Extensive index and cross referencing Initial consonant mutations marked throughout Separate sections on communicative functions Notes on variation between dialects and on formal written language Modern Welsh: A Comprehensive Grammar is the most thorough, detailed and user-friendly Welsh grammar available in English today. It is suitable for use in schools, colleges, universities and adult classes at all levels and will, as its predecessors, prove an invaluable aid for Welsh language learning and teaching.
A book for Welsh learners, Advanced Level (Uwch). There has been a three car crash on the back-roads of rural Wales one dark night. But what joins the driver's of these vehicles, and how did they end up here?
A Welsh-English, English-Welsh dictionary for Welsh learners, ideal for evening classes, schools and tourists, comprising over 20,000 words and phrases, pronunciations, mutations and grammatical explanations, words in context and place-names. First published in 1998.
Are you looking for a complete course in Welsh which takes you effortlessly from beginner to confident speaker? Whether you are starting from scratch, or are just out of practice, Complete Welsh will guarantee success! Now fully updated to make your language learning experience fun and interactive. You can still rely on the benefits of a top language teacher and our years of teaching experience, but now with added learning features within the course and online. The course is structured in thematic units and the emphasis is placed on communication, so that you effortlessly progress from introducing yourself and dealing with everyday situations, to using the phone and talking about work. By the end of this course, you will be at Level B2 of the Common European Framework for Languages: Can interact with a degree of fluency and spontaneity that makes regular interaction with native speakers quite possible without strain for either party. Learn effortlessly with a new easy-to-read page design and interactive features: NOT GOT MUCH TIME? One, five and ten-minute introductions to key principles to get you started. AUTHOR INSIGHTS Lots of instant help with common problems and quick tips for success, based on the author's many years of experience. GRAMMAR TIPS Easy-to-follow building blocks to give you a clear understanding. USEFUL VOCABULARY Easy to find and learn, to build a solid foundation for speaking. DIALOGUES Read and listen to everyday dialogues to help you speak and understand fast. PRONUNCIATION Perfect your pronunciation. TEST YOURSELF Tests in the book and online to keep track of your progress. EXTEND YOUR KNOWLEDGE Extra online articles to give you a richer understanding of the culture and history of Wales. TRY THIS Innovative exercises illustrate what you've learnt and how to use it.
It's easy to teach yourself Welsh! Complete Welsh: A Teach Yourself Guide provides you with a clear and comprehensive approach to Welsh, so you can progress quickly from the basics to understanding, speaking, and writing Welsh with confidence. Within each of the 24 thematic chapters, important language structures are introduced through life-like dialogues. You'll learn grammar in a gradual manner so you won't be overwhelmed by this tricky subject. Exercises accompany the texts and reinforce learning in listening, speaking, reading, and writing. This program also features current cultural information boxes that reflect recent changes in society. Features: One and five-minute introductions to key principles to get you started Lots of instant help with common problems and quick tips for success, based on the author's many years of experience Tests in the book and online to keep track of your progress Extra online articles at www.teachyourself.com to give you a richer understanding of the basics of the language
Absolutely Huge is a spoof biography of a fictional Welsh rugby player, Gethin 'Huge' Hughes. Mimicking the standard sports biography format, the book explores the highs and lows of his remarkable and often controversial career both on and off the pitch. An affectionate satire on Welsh rugby and the media hype that surrounds it.
A lively, informed, authoritative and entertaining account of what Wales has to offer native and newcomer alike. PLANET
Follow-up to ""Welsh is Fun!"" Here are more funny strip cartoons teaching modern, spoken Welsh in the most pleasant and painless way. There are even bits of grammar and vocabulary thrown in to make sure you actually learn something!
Basic Welsh: A Grammar and Workbook comprises an accessible grammar handbook and related exercises in a single volume. The book presents forty grammar units, covering the core materials which beginning students would expect to encounter in the course of learning Welsh. User-friendly grammar points are followed by multiple examples and exercises which allow students to reinforce and consolidate their learning. Key features include: Clear, accessible format Many relevant and useful examples A wide range of challenging exercises to reinforce learning Concise and jargon-free explanations of grammar Full answer key, glossary of technical terms and Welsh-English, English-Welsh glossary at the back of the book Revised throughout, this updated second edition of Basic Welsh provides the ideal practice book for all beginning students in the language. It is suitable for both class use and independent study.
This Is A New Release Of The Original 1920 Edition.
This short book gives you the basics of Welsh in an effective and efficient way, taking as little time as possible. You can use it if you're a complete beginner, or as a revision aid if you're already on the road to fluency. Or maybe if you just find yourself in a rut, and would like a bit of help moving on. The idea is simple; by spending around an hour on this book, with breaks in between chapters, you should be able to master a very simple form of Welsh. A simple form that will let you say what you, or anyone else, is doing, has done, or is going to do, including the negative and question forms. The book is broken down into six chapters, each taking around 10 minutes to complete and revise. Each chapter has exercises, together with answers at the back of the book. 'Simple Welsh in an Hour of Your Time' is written by professional Welsh-to-adults tutor Colin Jones, author of the epic home-study Welsh course 'Cadw Swn'. This book is the distillation of years of teaching Welsh to adults, and should provide an essential introduction to the language.
"The last in a series of three course books for adults learning Welsh in classes in south Wales, and follows Cwrs Sylfaen and Cwrs Mynediad".
Daniel Williams's introduction offers a reading of Raymond Williams's career from a Welsh perspective and underlines the ways in which his engagement with Welsh issues makes a significant contribution to contemporary debates on nation, race and class. The work should be of interest to anyone interested in questions of identity, nationhood and ethnicity in Britain and beyond.
A drama that explores our use of social media. The internet provides us with an opportunity to make the best of ourselves - pretty selfies, smart remarks and thousands of friends. But what is the relationship between web and real life? Is everyone telling lies on the web, and what happens when those lies turn to dangerous deceptions?

Best Books