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Michael J. McCarthy - Author

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Books by Michael J. McCarthy

Ships' Fastenings From Sewn Boat to Steamship

Ships' Fastenings From Sewn Boat to Steamship

Author: Michael J. McCarthy Format: Hardback Release Date: 15/01/2020

Without effective and durable bull fastenings, boats and ships - from the earliest days of seafaring through the twentieth century - could not have plied the seas. In Ships' Fastenings , this central element of boat construction receives its first detailed study. Author Michael McCarthy offers a fascinating, thorough description of a range from sewn-plank boats of the ancient world and Micronesia to Viking ships, Mediterranean caravels, nineteenth-century ocean clippers, and even steamships. Along with the comprehensive account of ship fastenings, McCarthy provides a history of many of the discoveries and innovations that accompanied changes in the kinds of fastenings used and the ways they were secured. He discusses copper sheathing, metallurgy, the advent of Muntz metal, rivets of all types, welding in the ancient and modern sense, and the types of non-magnetic fastenings needed on World War II minesweepers. He even takes a glance at the development of underwriting and insurance, because the registries kept by Lloyd's and others were not only guides to the suitability or a particular ship but also dictated the form and method of fastening. Ships' Fastenings will prove of value to shipbuilders, historians, and archaeologists. It is also written for the enthusiast and amateur boat builder.

The Cambridge Guide to Blended Learning for Language Teaching

The Cambridge Guide to Blended Learning for Language Teaching

Author: Michael J. McCarthy Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 18/02/2015

A volume concerned with best practice in blended learning for language teaching. The Cambridge Guide to Blended Learning for Language Teaching makes the case that it is pedagogy, rather than technology, that should underpin the design of blended learning programmes. The book is organised into five sections: Connecting Theories and Blended Learning; Implications for Teaching; Rethinking Learner Interaction; Case Studies; The Future of Blended Learning. With its research-informed and practitioner-focused approach, this book is ideal for language teachers and language centre managers looking to broaden their understanding of pedagogy and blended learning. It will also be of interest to anyone working on blended learning course design or delivering teacher training courses.

Touchstone Level 2 Student's Book with Online Workbook

Touchstone Level 2 Student's Book with Online Workbook

Author: Michael J. McCarthy, Jeanne McCarten, Helen Sandiford Format: Mixed media product Release Date: 28/04/2014

Touchstone, together with Viewpoint, is a six-level English program based on research from the Cambridge English Corpus. Each Student's Book contains approximately 90 hours of material across 12 topic-based units - with additional grammar and pronunciation practice added for the Second Edition. Student's Book, Level 2 is at the high beginning level (A1-A2). This version of the Student's Book also contains an activation code that grants access to the Online Workbook, Level 2 for 12 months. The Online Workbook provides practice of the language studied in the Student's Book. Exercises are graded automatically and students can easily track their progress and scores.

Touchstone Level 3 Student's Book with Online Workbook

Touchstone Level 3 Student's Book with Online Workbook

Author: Michael J. McCarthy, Jeanne McCarten, Helen Sandiford Format: Mixed media product Release Date: 28/04/2014

Touchstone, together with Viewpoint, is a six-level English program based on research from the Cambridge English Corpus. Each Student's Book contains approximately 90 hours of material across 12 topic-based units - with additional grammar and pronunciation practice added for the Second Edition. Student's Book, Level 3 is at the low intermediate CEFR level (A2-B1). This version of the Student's Book also contains an activation code that grants access to the Online Workbook, Level 3 for 12 months. The Online Workbook provides practice of the language studied in the Student's Book. Exercises are graded automatically and students can easily track their progress and scores.

Touchstone Level 1 Student's Book B with Online Workbook B

Touchstone Level 1 Student's Book B with Online Workbook B

Author: Michael J. McCarthy, Jeanne McCarten, Helen Sandiford Format: Mixed media product Release Date: 28/04/2014

Touchstone, together with Viewpoint, is a six-level English program based on research from the Cambridge English Corpus. Touchstone uses a corpus-informed syllabus ensuring students are learning the language that people really use. Activities include a strong focus on inductive learning, personalized practice, and encouraging learner autonomy. Student's Book, Level 1B, includes Units 7-12 of Level 1 Student's Book and is at the beginning CEFR level (A1). This version of the Student's Book contains an activation code that grants access to the Online Workbook, Level 1B for 12 months. The Online Workbook provides practice of the language studied in the Student's Book. Exercises are graded automatically and students can easily track their progress and scores.

Touchstone Level 3 Student's Book B with Online Workbook B

Touchstone Level 3 Student's Book B with Online Workbook B

Author: Michael J. McCarthy, Jeanne McCarten, Helen Sandiford Format: Mixed media product Release Date: 28/04/2014

Touchstone, together with Viewpoint, is a six-level English program based on research from the Cambridge English Corpus. Touchstone uses a corpus-informed syllabus ensuring students are learning the language that people really use. Activities include a strong focus on inductive learning, personalized practice, and encouraging learner autonomy. Student's Book, Level 3B, includes Units 7-12 of Level 3 Student's Book and is at the low intermediate CEFR level (A2-B1). This version of the Student's Book contains an activation code that grants access to the Online Workbook, Level 3B for 12 months. The Online Workbook provides practice of the language studied in the Student's Book. Exercises are graded automatically and students can easily track their progress and scores.

Touchstone Level 4 Student's Book with Online Workbook

Touchstone Level 4 Student's Book with Online Workbook

Author: Michael J. McCarthy, Jeanne McCarten, Helen Sandiford Format: Mixed media product Release Date: 28/04/2014

Touchstone, together with Viewpoint, is a six-level English program based on research from the Cambridge English Corpus. Each Student's Book contains approximately 90 hours of material across 12 topic-based units - with additional grammar and pronunciation practice added for the Second Edition. Student's Book, Level 4 is at the intermediate level (B1-B2). This version of the Student's Book also contains an activation code that grants access to the Online Workbook, Level 4 for 12 months. The Online Workbook provides practice of the language studied in the Student's Book. Exercises are graded automatically and students can easily track their progress and scores.

Touchstone Level 3 Student's Book A with Online Workbook A

Touchstone Level 3 Student's Book A with Online Workbook A

Author: Michael J. McCarthy, Jeanne McCarten, Helen Sandiford Format: Mixed media product Release Date: 28/04/2014

Touchstone, together with Viewpoint, is a six-level English program based on research from the Cambridge English Corpus. Touchstone uses a corpus-informed syllabus ensuring students are learning the language that people really use. Activities include a strong focus on inductive learning, personalized practice, and encouraging learner autonomy. Student's Book, Level 3A, includes Units 1-6 of Level 2 Student's Book and is at the low intermediate CEFR level (A2-B1). This version of the Student's Book contains an activation code that grants access to the Online Workbook, Level 3A for 12 months. The Online Workbook provides practice of the language studied in the Student's Book. Exercises are graded automatically and students can easily track their progress and scores.

Touchstone Level 1 Student's Book with Online Workbook

Touchstone Level 1 Student's Book with Online Workbook

Author: Michael J. McCarthy, Jeanne McCarten, Helen Sandiford Format: Mixed media product Release Date: 28/04/2014

Touchstone, together with Viewpoint, is a six-level English program based on research from the Cambridge English Corpus. Each Student's Book contains approximately 90 hours of material across 12 topic-based units - with additional grammar and pronunciation practice added for the Second Edition. Student's Book, Level 1 is at the beginning level (A1). This version of the Student's Book also contains an activation code that grants access to the Online Workbook, Level 1 for 12 months. The Online Workbook provides practice of the language studied in the Student's Book. Exercises are graded automatically and students can easily track their progress and scores.

Touchstone Level 4 Student's Book B with Online Workbook B

Touchstone Level 4 Student's Book B with Online Workbook B

Author: Michael J. McCarthy, Jeanne McCarten, Helen Sandiford Format: Mixed media product Release Date: 28/04/2014

Touchstone, together with Viewpoint, is a six-level English program based on research from the Cambridge English Corpus. Touchstone uses a corpus-informed syllabus ensuring students are learning the language that people really use. Activities include a strong focus on inductive learning, personalized practice, and encouraging learner autonomy. Student's Book, Level 4B, includes Units 7-12 of Level 4 Student's Book and is at the intermediate CEFR level (B1-B2). This version of the Student's Book contains an activation code that grants access to the Online Workbook, Level 4B for 12 months. The Online Workbook provides practice of the language studied in the Student's Book. Exercises are graded automatically and students can easily track their progress and scores.

Viewpoint Level 2 Presentation Plus

Viewpoint Level 2 Presentation Plus

Author: Michael J. McCarthy, Jeanne McCarten, Helen Sandiford Format: DVD-ROM Release Date: 19/02/2014

Viewpoint is an innovative course that's based on extensive research into the Cambridge English Corpus, taking students to a higher level of proficiency to become effective communicators. Viewpoint Presentation Plus, Level 2 can be used with an interactive whiteboard or with a computer and a projector. Teachers can present the pages from the Student's Book, Workbook, and Video Activity Pages, play the Class Audio and the Video Program, and display scripts and answer keys. Tools allow teachers to zoom in, annotate pages, and add custom links to other material.

Touchstone Level 1 Teacher's Edition with Assessment Audio CD/CD-ROM

Touchstone Level 1 Teacher's Edition with Assessment Audio CD/CD-ROM

Author: Michael J. McCarthy, Jeanne McCarten, Helen Sandiford Format: Mixed media product Release Date: 16/01/2014

Touchstone, together with Viewpoint, is a six-level English program based on research from the Cambridge English Corpus. Touchstone Second Edition Teacher's Edition with Assessment Audio CD/CD-ROM, Level 1 is an interleaved, spiral bound book that puts the teaching notes next to the pages from the Student's Book. It contains step-by-step teaching notes, detailed language notes to help teachers prepare for class, extra activity ideas, and all the audio scripts and answer keys for the Student's Book and Workbook. The Assessment CD/CD-ROM provides a complete assessment program, including oral and written quizzes, as well as mid-term and final tests in printable PDF and Microsoft Word formats.

Touchstone Level 3 Teacher's Edition with Assessment Audio CD/CD-ROM

Touchstone Level 3 Teacher's Edition with Assessment Audio CD/CD-ROM

Author: Michael J. McCarthy, Jeanne McCarten, Helen Sandiford Format: Mixed media product Release Date: 16/01/2014

Touchstone, together with Viewpoint, is a six-level English program based on research from the Cambridge English Corpus. Touchstone Second Edition Teacher's Edition with Assessment Audio CD/CD-ROM, Level 3 is an interleaved, spiral bound book that puts the teaching notes next to the pages from the Student's Book. It contains step-by-step teaching notes, detailed language notes to help teachers prepare for class, extra activity ideas, and all the audio scripts and answer keys for the Student's Book and Workbook. The Assessment CD/CD-ROM provides a complete assessment program, including oral and written quizzes, as well as mid-term and final tests in printable PDF and Microsoft Word formats.

Touchstone Level 3 Workbook B

Touchstone Level 3 Workbook B

Author: Michael J. McCarthy, Jeanne McCarten, Helen Sandiford Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 16/01/2014

Touchstone, together with Viewpoint, is a six-level English program based on research from the Cambridge English Corpus. Touchstone Second Edition Workbook, Level 3B provides practice of the language studied in Units 7-12 of the Student's Book. Activities can be used for homework or in class.

Touchstone Level 1 Workbook A

Touchstone Level 1 Workbook A

Author: Michael J. McCarthy, Jeanne McCarten, Helen Sandiford Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 16/01/2014

Touchstone, together with Viewpoint, is a six-level English program based on research from the Cambridge English Corpus. Touchstone Second Edition Workbook, Level 1A provides practice of the language studied in Units 1-6 of the Student's Book. Activities can be used for homework or in class.

Touchstone Level 1 Full Contact A

Touchstone Level 1 Full Contact A

Author: Michael J. McCarthy, Jeanne McCarten, Helen Sandiford Format: Mixed media product Release Date: 16/01/2014

Touchstone, together with Viewpoint, is a six-level English program based on research from the Cambridge English Corpus. Touchstone Second Edition Full Contact with DVD, Level 1A includes Units 1-6 of four key components of the Touchstone Second Edition series: Student's Book, Level 1; Workbook, Level 1; Level 1 Video Activity Pages; and Video on DVD.