Absurd, theatrical and comical, the curiously-named team Not Bad Thanks, born of London seed in 1980, takes 70 seasons to crawl from lowest F Grade in the open-age Victorian Business Houses Basketball Association in Melbourne to play at the A level. The Club grapples with tragedy, authority, an outing, generational challenges, equal opportunity, skill shortage, globalisation, an aging workforce, dysfunctional patrons, media scrutiny and, premiership droughts. Premierships are won, though, but in weird circumstances. Dubious links with notorious Great Train Robber, Ronald Biggs, triple Melbourne Cup winner Makybe Diva, NBA superstar Magic Johnson and The Harlem Globetrotters emerge, alongside songs and poetry, season dinners, crazy awards, impromptu late-night excursions, rules and rituals, facts and figures, and the organisations enduring creativity, intellect and non-conformity. Still, theres unfinished business for the Clubs current eclectic crop of on-court ambassadors.
Absurd, theatrical and comical, the curiously-named team Not Bad Thanks, born of London seed in 1980, takes 70 seasons to crawl from lowest F Grade in the open-age Victorian Business Houses Basketball Association in Melbourne to play at the ...
Author: Graeme Willingham
Presents the poet's sixth book of poetry, as it originally appeared in 1935, offering a collection of some of cummings's most daring and beautiful literary experiments. Reissue.
Poem 23 invites us to observe a man who “does not have to feel because he
thinks,” and if that is not bad enough for him, the thoughts are supplied by other
people. Certainty is even worse: “he does not have to think because he knows.
Author: E. E. Cummings
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
True to Life is a five level course designed specifically for adult learners.
How are you ? Hello , I ' m fine , thanks . 120 Hello , not bad , thank you . Hello , I '
m OK , thanks . Hi , all right , thanks . lan Practise like this : Hello , how are you ? (
I ' m ) fine / OK / all right / not bad , thanks / thank you . reading ; she ' s , he ' s ,.
Author: Stephen Slater
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Category: Foreign Language Study
Secrets of the trade from the master of retail selling and salestraining No Thanks, I'm Just Looking gives anyone the inside scoopon how to skyrocket their selling career with a system ofeasy-to-learn practical money-making steps. By saving countlesshours of trial-and-error experience, readers will be able to focuson the things that really work. Considered to be retail guru HarryJ. Friedman's personal collection of proven selling techniques,No Thanks, I'm Just Looking includes all the tips andhumorous anecdotes that have made him retail's most sought-afterconsultant. No Thanks, I'm Just Looking delivers the tricks of thetrade from an international retail authority. Author is the most heavily attended speaker on retail sellingand operational management in the world These groundbreaking high-performance training systems havebeen used by more than 500,000 retailers, from small independentsto the likes of Neiman Marcus, Cartier, Billabong, La-Z-Boy andGodiva, to routinely deliver more sales Friedman created the number one retail sales and managementsystem used by more retailers than any other system of its kind inthe world Get proven techniques that will increase sales and elevate yourstaff to a high-performance sales team.
Responses like, “I don't like this one as well,” or, “It's OK,” or, “This one's not bad,”
indicate a lack of enthusiasm from the customer for considering the alternative.
Even the way the customer touches, holds, or looks at the item can be a signal.
Author: Harry J. Friedman
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Category: Business & Economics
Marie is turning 69 this year, but there are no signs of her slowing down - she has a new male lodger (very into conspiracy theories), an intractable iPhone to wrestle with, and a trip to India to plan! As usual the year brings plenty of challenges as well as opportunities. Marie is burgled, which sends the street into uproar. Ex-husand David is still around and getting rather too close for comfort. Marie's cat Pouncer is starting to look rather peaky (her conspiracy-theorist lodger is convinced someone is poisoning him), and probably worst of all, it seems her grandson Gene is getting too old to want to hang out with his granny any more. Maybe learning to graffiti and speak street slang will help win him back? Full of Virginia Ironside's inimitable wit and featuring plenty of popular characters from this series, this is a hilarious and touching look at getting older from one of Britain's best observers of relationships.
'Her first husband died but she's still smarting over her ex. Poor woman,' he
added, unnecessarily, I thought. I made a face. 'Oh, she's not bad,' said David. '
She's still attractive, don't you think? And deep down she's very kind.' Attractive?
Author: Virginia Ironside
Publisher: Hachette UK
Category: Family & Relationships
Not bad , thanks . Not too bad , thanks . Pretty good . How do you do ? * How do
you do ? * Note that ' How do you do ? ' is used only after introductions and
cannot be used for later meetings . Nice to meet you Nice to meet you too .
Pleased to ...
Author: Y. Gratiana, Th. Esti Wulandari
Written by an author who has over 20 years of experience working with and coaching people who lack self-confidence, this book will give you the confidence, motivation, dynamism and mind set to: - Seize, not shy away from opportunities - Have a clear focus to know what you want out of life - Address your weaknesses and exploit your strengths - Feel motivated, positive and confident in your abilities - Know how you come across and how to adapt to look and feel more confident - Be more assertive and influential - Enjoy meeting new people - Feel fulfilled and balance your work and personal life. Built from the author’s unique training programme, each chapter has case studies, exercises and actions including conflict and change. Packed with practical advice, this book will give you the tools and techniques you need to feel confident and motivated to achieve your goals.
They'll say 'Not bad, thanks' or 'OK, thanks' in an unenthusiastic way. You're not
going to sound and feel confident and positive when you reply like this (try saying
it now to yourself and you'll see what I mean). If you have a negative mindset, ...
Author: Mike McClement
Publisher: Pearson UK
Twenty-nine collected essays represent a critical history of Shakespeare's play as text and as theater, beginning with Samuel Johnson in 1765, and ending with a review of the Royal Shakespeare Company production in 1991. The criticism centers on three aspects of the play: the love/friendship debate.
... say uh and then "but he's not he's not bad" he said to him they say [Rafael] he
does no harm [Nicolas] "he's not [bad]?" the priest 40 said "that one is really bad
the word's gotten around about him everybody's afraid of him he's already killed a
Author: Maria Cristina Canales
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Category: Literary Criticism
This is rather a bad (= notconvenientorsuitable) time for me to talk. Can I call you
back later? 2 not (too) bad informal quite good or satisfactory: "How are things?" "
Not too bad, thanks." 3 not bad informal very good: He was best in his age ...
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
0 You too ! Did you have a good Christmas ? Not bad , thanks . And you ? 2 . •
Congratulations ! How does it feel ? o To be honest , I haven ' t really got used to
it yet ! • It ' s always like that with your first . And how are the mother and child ? 3 .
Author: Rosemary Annandale
Publisher: Ernst Klett Sprachen
Changes is a four-level general English course for adult and young adult learners. Changes ensures that students have every opportunity to develop confident communicative ability as well as accuracy in English.
Fine , thanks . Good afternoon . Hi ! How are you ? Fine , thanks . b ......... Oh , not
bad , thanks . d ..... Fine , thanks . How about you ? .... Yes , thanks . How about
you ? 3 Pronunciation : Word stress 1 Listen to the stressed syllables in the words
Author: Jack C. Richards
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Category: Foreign Language Study
The Wings of the Sphinx is the eleventh book in the wickedly funny Inspector Montalbano series by Italian author, Andrea Camilleri. Things are not going well for Inspector Montalbano. His long-distance relationship with Livia is on the rocks, he feels himself getting even older and he's growing tired of the violence in his job. Then the dead body of a young woman is found in an illegal dump, with half her face missing. Her identity at first unknown; a tattoo of a sphinx moth on her left shoulder links her with three other girls bearing the same mark, all recent Russian immigrants to Italy. Victims of an underworld sex trade, these girls have been rescued from the Mafia night-club circuit by a Catholic charity organization. The problem is, the other girls can't help Montalbano with his enquiries. They are all missing. As his investigations progresses, it seems that not everyone wants Montalbano to discover what really lies behind the organization's charitable façade. And not only does Montalbano have a case to solve, he has a demanding stomach to feed, and he must save his foundering relationship with Livia . . . The Wings of the Sphinx is followed by the twelfth gripping mystery, The Track of Sand.
'A little better, thanks. And you?' 'Not bad, thanks.' 'How's the weather there?' '
Good. How about up there?' 'Unstable.' How can two people spend years and
years together and still be reduced to talking to each other like strangers?
Wouldn't it ...
Author: Andrea Camilleri
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
... And Huntingdon Maberley's yell was not bad ! Thanks , thanks for the hope
thou affordest , that we May , ev'n in our own times , a Jubilee share , Altogether ,
however , the thing was not hearty ; Which so long has been promis'd by
Author: Thomas Moore
Publisher: London : Longman, Brown, Green and Longmans
From the author of the New York Times-bestselling and Edgar Award-winning The Expats As dawn approaches in New York, literary agent Isabel Reed is turning the final pages of a mysterious, anonymous manuscript, racing through the explosive revelations about powerful people, as well as long-hidden secrets about her own past. In Copenhagen, veteran CIA operative Hayden Gray, determined that this sweeping story be buried, is suddenly staring down the barrel of an unexpected gun. And in Zurich, the author himself is hiding in a shadowy expat life, trying to atone for a lifetime’s worth of lies and betrayals with publication of The Accident, while always looking over his shoulder. Over the course of one long, desperate, increasingly perilous day, these lives collide as the book begins its dangerous march toward publication, toward saving or ruining careers and companies, placing everything at risk—and everyone in mortal peril. The rich cast of characters—in publishing and film, politics and espionage—are all forced to confront the consequences of their ambitions, the schisms between their ideal selves and the people they actually became. The action rockets around Europe and across America, with an intricate web of duplicities stretching back a quarter-century to a dark winding road in upstate New York, where the shocking truth about the accident itself is buried. Gripping, sophisticated, layered, and impossible to put down, The Accident proves once again that Chris Pavone is a true master of suspense.
It's not that Meg doesn't care at all. It's just that the caring isn't an important part of
her. “I'm fine. And how are you, Meg?” Megsmiles, knowing that her
disingenuousness has just been thrown back at her. “Not bad. Thanks for asking.
” “Mmm.” ...
Author: Chris Pavone
Publisher: Ballantine Books
Changing the Game is another bold and thought-provoking collection of poetry by one of America's new, up-and-coming poets, James J. Adams. James writes about a wide array of social issues such as relationships, children, economics, and politics. As is his down-to-earth style, James has the ability to make you laugh, cry, and think. With Changing the Game, you will no doubt feel and relate to every word. James does not seek safety by writing in a polite style about tough issues, his words are straight from the heart.
Slim had good people that he thanked for helping him find his way Thanks for
believing, thanks for pushing me, thanks for ... you had so my life would not be as
bad, thanks for coming through when I could see no way out, thanks for arriving
Author: James Adams
Publisher: Trafford Publishing
Perfect for fans of Donna Douglas and Nancy Revell, a heart-warming saga set in post war London from Sunday Times bestselling author Pip Granger. "She brings the East End to life..." - Barbara Windsor "Read it straight through..." - ***** Reader review. "Love her writing." - ***** Reader review. *************************** 1945: The end of the war spreads joy through London, but for Zelda Fluck the news isn't all good. The end to hostilities will bring her violent husband Charlie home. It also sets off a chain of events that brings more strife and destruction to the people of Paradise Gardens in Hackney than did the Blitz. That's not all. Zelda's nephew, Tony, is hanging around Brian Hole, a one-boy crime wave and only child of Ma Hole, leader of the local spivs. But Tony can sing - he has, in fact, the voice of an angel - and Zelda's friend, Zinnia knows a voice coach in Soho whose lessons may be able to straighten Tony out. The people Zelda meets there change her life. Will she find a way out of Hackney and her failed marriage? Trouble in Paradise is a prequel to Pip Granger's Rosie novels...
'Not bad, thanks. And you, Zeld, keeping well are you?' 'Fine, ta,' I answered. I
didn't seem to be able to think of anything else to say. I turned to Lenny. 'All right
are you, Len?' 'I'm always all right, thanks, Zelda. I'm pretty much the same as ...
Author: Pip Granger
Publisher: Random House
This book applies social theory to curriculum design and sets out a program for language curriculum renewal for the 21st century. It includes many examples of text-based curricula and describes a plan for curriculum renewal based on texts as the unit of analysis for planning, for teaching and for assessment. Underpinned by Halliday’s semiotic theory of language, the book combines the theory of language as a resource for meaning-making with learning language as learning to mean. The curriculum design constructs curriculum around social practices and their texts rather than presenting language as grammatical and lexical objects. This work will provide teachers, teacher educators and curriculum planners with a curriculum model for teaching children and adults in different contexts from preschool to adult education as well as serving as a practical guide for students.
Obligatory although optional in today's supermarket exchanges B Not bad thanks
? How are you? Obligatory A I'm good thank you. Did you want this in a bag?
Obligatory Optional B No, it's fine by itself. Optional A That's 35 dollars and 25
Author: Dr. Peter Mickan
Publisher: Multilingual Matters
From one of Europe’s most prominent and celebrated poets, a collection remarkable for its graceful lyricism. With acute irony tempered by a generous curiosity, Szymborska documents life’s improbability as well as its transient beauty to capture the wonder of existence. Preface by Mark Strand. Translated by Stanislaw Baranczak and Clare Cavanagh, winners of the PEN Translation Prize.
F U N E R A L “so suddenly, who could have seen it coming” “stress and smoking
, I kept telling him” “not bad, thanks, and you” “these flowers need to be
unwrapped” “his brother's heart gave out, too, it runs in the family” “I'd never know
you in ...
Author: Wislawa Szymborska
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Echo Express contains material to teach German as a second foreign language in two years.
Hi ! How are you ? Fine , thanks . And you ? Not bad , thanks . Not so good .
Nordirland . Deutschland . Frankreich . Österreich . der Schweiz . Northern
Ireland . Germany . France . Austria . Switzerland . Hallo ! Wie geht's ? Gut ,
danke . Und dir ...
Author: Jeannie McNeill
Category: German language
Cally Hudson is a nurse working as a nurse in New York when she bumps into a gorgeous man who's both sexy and mysterious. His interest is not wanted and she makes no bones about telling him where to go. Jason Sautorius is a MMA fighter getting ready to defend his title in New York when he bumps onto a woman that not only doesn't know who he is, but despises his career choice too! Cally seems to be completely unaffected by Jason but this only increases his interest. Find out what happens when these two come together....and don't forget to check out what happens in the next Sautorius Book - Chased, Courted and Captured - Book 2.
Hey big brother, bad timing but I need a favour. Ring me when you a minute. “Oh
crap! ... things going? Preparing for the fight?” “Yeah not bad thanks just on my
way to some 30 Pursued & Possessed (The Sautorius Brothers) Book 1 Chapter
Author: CK Roberts
Publisher: CK Roberts