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Understanding Everyday Australian – Two – Book with Audio CD

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The ‘Understanding Everyday Australian’ series of includes student books, teacher books & audio.

This book, with its ten topics and its audio recording, has been designed to help intermediate students of English understand Australian spoken language as it is encountered in everyday situations.
It is recommended for individual study (as answers to the exercises are included) or as a class text for language and pronunciation analysis and practice.

Using this resource, students will:

  • Discover the meaning of many widely used everyday expressions.
  • Learn the conventions of everyday social and business situations.
  • Find language reviews, exercises and answers useful to learning.
  • Feel increasing confidence as listening skills improve.
    Postage within Australia – total order cost – $14.50.
    Overseas buyers – Contact us for international postage cost.

Description

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Book and CD ISBN: 9781877074172
Size: A4 paperback with audio CD

Level:  Pre-intermediate and with teacher’s assistance to advanced
Age group:
young adult to adult
Self-study:
Yes     Answers: Yes     Audio CD: Yes (available as a separate purchase)
Teacher’s book available: Yes
Skills practised:   Idioms & everyday expressions, spelling, grammar, pronunciation, reading, writing, dictionary use, learn about conventions of spoken english in business & social situations and learn strategies for improving listening skills and overcoming pronunciation problems.
Other features:   Language reviews, Reference lists of everyday expressions, Phonemic Chart

Table of Contents     Understanding Everyday Australian – Two – Student Book

GLOSSARY OF LANGUAGE TERMS 2

UNIT 1 A TELEPHONE ENQUIRY 4
Focus on Spoken Language:
Telephoning strategies: Giving a reason for the call; Making polite requests.
Pronunciation: Unstressed syllables; Word linking.

UNIT 2 TALKING ABOUT STUDY PROBLEMS 14
Focus on Spoken Language: Making suggestions; Giving Reasons
Pronunciation: /I/ and /i:/; Using a Dictionary Pronunciation Key.

UNIT 3 TALKING ABOUT EMPLOYMENT 24
Focus on Spoken Language: Use of articles (a, an, the)
Pronunciation: unstressed articles – listening practice
Present perfect/past simple tense
Interview strategies: Giving informative answers.

LANGUAGE REVIEW ONE 34

UNIT 4 TECHNOLOGY AND BUSINESS 36
Pronunciation: Hearing & Pronouncing Syllables; Syllable stress.
Focus on Spoken Language: Discourse markers

UNIT 5 POLITICS AND GOVERNMENT 48
Focus on Spoken Language: Conversation Strategies: Disagreeing politely.
Use of Pronouns; Pronunciation/spelling of they’re/their; we’re/were, etc.

UNIT 6 A NEW VENTURE – MAKING DECISIONS 58
Focus on Spoken Language: ‘it’ & ‘one’ as noun substitutes.
Giving advice: ‘If I were you, I’d…; Revision: Syllable stress

LANGUAGE REVIEW TWO 68

UNIT 7 TALKING ABOUT THE PAST 70
Focus on Spoken Language: used to/would (for past habits).
Pronunciation: ‘ed’ ending on words; the sounds /I/, /e/.

UNIT 8 ASKING FOR DIRECTIONS 80
Focus on Spoken Language: Giving instructions/imperatives.
Pronunciation: the sound /aI/; Words beginning with the letter ‘u’.

UNIT 9 FUTURE PLANS AND POSSIBILITIES 90
Focus on Spoken Language: Future tenses: will/going to…
Present continuous for future arrangements.

UNIT 10 HAVING DINNER WITH FRIENDS 100
Focus on Spoken Language: Pronunciation: different sounds of the letter ‘o’.
‘Me neither’/Me too; Ways of using of the verb ‘have’.

LANGUAGE REVIEW THREE 110

ANSWERS TO EXERCISES AND CROSSWORDS 112

VERB LIST 124

A LIST OF AUSSIE WORDS ENDING IN ‘ie’ & ‘y’ 125

REFERENCE LISTS 126

PHONEMIC CHART

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