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Understanding Spoken English – One – Book with Audio CD

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Book One of this series has been designed to help students of English understand spoken language as it is encountered in everyday business and social situations in English speaking environments around the world. In addition to helping students discover the meaning of widely used everyday expressions, this resource provides valuable information about the social and business conventions of spoken English such as, changing the topic of conversation, agreeing and disagreeing politely, checking meaning, giving feedback and making ‘small talk’.

Features of English pronunciation are also examined within the context of complete conversations. The audio recordings present speakers with a variety of English accents from around the world, including North America, Australia, South Africa, as well as a variety of British English accents. Information about the notable differences in pronunciation between different varieties of spoken English is provided.

This material is recommended for individual study (as answers to all exercises are included), or as a supplementary class text to provide valuable listening practice and analysis of English as it is spoken around the world.

Using this resource students will:
• Discover the meaning of many everyday expressions that are widely used around the world
in business and social situations, as well as the media.
• Learn about the conventions of spoken English in business and social situations.
• Learn strategies for improving listening skills and overcoming pronunciation problems.
• Feel increasing confidence as communication skills improve.

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Description

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Book ISBN: 9781877074189
Size: A4 Paperback with audio CD

Level:   Intermediate     Age group:  school age students to adult
Other:   Self study: Yes      Answers: Yes
Audio CD available: Yes (included with this book)      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 Spoken English – One – Book with Audio CD

GLOSSARY OF LANGUAGE TERMS 6 – 7

UNIT 1 STARTING SOMETHING NEW 8 – 18
Conversation with ‘everyday’ expressions 10
Focus on Spoken Language: 15 – 18
A) Spoken words and syllables
B) Contracted words in spoken English
C) Developing awareness of the stress patterns of English
D) Names and syllables
E) Stress in sentences

Reference Page – Understanding the stress patterns of English 19

UNIT 2 TALKING ABOUT THE FAMILY 20 – 29
Conversation with ‘everyday’ expressions 22
Focus on Spoken Language: 27 – 29
A) Question tags in conversational speech
B) Hearing and pronouncing syllables correctly
C) Hearing and using correct stress in words

UNIT 3 TALKING ABOUT OTHER PEOPLE 30 – 39
Conversation with ‘everyday’ expressions 32
Focus on Spoken Language: 37 – 39
A) Using pronouns
B) Pronouns – pronunciation and spelling
C) Changing the topic during a conversation
D) Giving an opinion
LANGUAGE REVIEW ONE – Units 1 – 3 40 – 41
UNIT 4 TALKING ABOUT SHOPPING 42 – 52
Conversation with ‘everyday’ expressions 44
Focus on Spoken Language: 49 – 52
A) Question tags – revision
B) Using intonation to communicate meaning
C) Developing awareness of ‘weak forms’ in spoken English
D) The linking of words in connected speech

Reference Page – Connected speech 53

UNIT 5 TALKING ABOUT HEALTH AND SICKNESS 54 – 63
Conversation with ‘everyday’ expressions 56
Focus on Spoken Language: 61 – 63
A) Some intonation patterns of English
B) Incomplete sentences in spoken English
C) Phrasal verbs
D) Stages in a medical consultation

UNIT 6 WORRYING ABOUT MONEY 64 – 73
Conversation with ‘everyday’ expressions 66 Focus on Spoken Language: 71 – 73
A) Giving feedback
B) Giving reasons – Justifying actions and opinions
C) Making suggestions
D) Agreeing and disagreeing politely

LANGUAGE REVIEW TWO – Units 4 – 6 74 – 75

UNIT 7 TALKING ABOUT PLACES AND PREFERENCES 76 – 85
Conversation with ‘everyday’ expressions 78
Focus on Spoken Language: 83 – 85
A) Using intonation to check meaning
B) Talking about preferences
C) Ellipsis – leaving words out in short replies

UNIT 8 MAKING AN ARRANGEMENT BY TELEPHONE 86 – 95
Conversation with ‘everyday’ expressions 88
Focus on Spoken Language: 93 – 95
A) Stages in a phone request for service
B) Checking information given on the telephone
C) Using polite language when requesting service
D) Pronunciation of words ending with ‘ed’

UNIT 9 AT A SOCIAL GATHERING 96 – 106
Conversation with ‘everyday’ expressions 98
Focus on Spoken Language: 103 -106
A) Making small talk – appropriate topics
B) Starting a conversation and keeping it going
C) Revision – Using ‘question tags’ to begin a conversation
D) Phrasal verbs – a note on correct word order

LANGUAGE REVIEW THREE – Unit 7 – 9 108 – 109

Answers to exercises and crosswords 110 – 121

Reference Lists – everyday expressions with definitions 122 – 130

Reference Page – Some pronunciation differences between varieties of English 131

Phonemic Chart of English Sounds 132

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