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Understanding Spoken English – Three – Book with Audio CD

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Book Three 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 to discover the meaning of many widely used everyday expressions, this resource provides valuable information about the social and business conventions of spoken English such as agreeing and disagreeing politely, giving an opinion and dealing with business negotiations.

Features of English pronunciation, such as the contracting and linking of words in conversational speech are examined within the context of complete conversations. The accompanying audio recordings present speakers with a variety of English accents from around the world, including North America, Australia and New Zealand, as well as British English accents. Information is also provided about the different spelling of common words in British and American English.

Aspects of grammar such as the use of articles, pronouns and phrasal verbs are also demonstrated within the context of the conversations in this book.

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.
• Gain valuable information 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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ISBN: 9781877074271
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 – Three – Student Book

GLOSSARY OF LANGUAGE TERMS
6 – 7
UNIT 1 OTHER CULTURES 8 – 17
Conversation with ‘everyday’ expressions 10
Focus on Spoken Language: 15 – 17
A) Noticing ‘weak’ forms in spoken English
B) we’re, were and where (and other words that are pronounced similarly)
C) A ‘cultural thing’

UNIT 2 SPORT AND HOBBIES 18 – 27
Conversation with ‘everyday’ expressions 20
Focus on Spoken Language: 25 – 27
A) Using the correct verb when talking about sport and hobbies – play, go or do?
B) Describing feelings and situations – adjectives ending in with ‘ed’ and ‘ing’
C) Expressing attitudes and preferences

UNIT 3 DIET AND FITNESS 28 – 39
Conversation with ‘everyday’ expressions 30
Focus on Spoken Language: 35 – 39
A) Uses of ‘on’ and ‘off’
B) Sequencing in storytelling
C) As the saying goes… (popular sayings)
D) Giving an opinion using : When it comes to…it’s a matter of…
E) Nouns used as adjectives

LANGUAGE REVIEW ONE 40 – 41

UNIT 4 THE ENVIRONMENT 42 – 53
Conversation with ‘everyday’ expressions 44
Focus on Spoken Language: 49 – 53
A) Definite article ‘the’
B) Uses of the word ‘take’
C) Phrasal verbs
D) Describing what is happening

Reference Pages – Phrasal verbs 54
Examples of phrasal verbs with ‘take’ 55

UNIT 5 FEARS AND PHOBIAS 56 – 64
Conversation with ‘everyday’ expressions 58
Focus on Spoken Language: 63 – 64
A) Word Linking in Spoken English
B) Word combinations – using the correct preposition
C) Plural nouns
D) Uses of ‘only’
E) Synonyms

Reference Page – Understanding Connected Speech 65

UNIT 6 PEOPLE AND RELATIONSHIPS 66 – 74
Conversation with ‘everyday’ expressions 68
Focus on Spoken Language: 73 – 74
A) Regular and irregular past tense verbs
B) Discourse markers in story telling
C) ‘So’ and ‘such’ to add emphasis

Reference Page – Irregular past tense verbs 75

LANGUAGE REVIEW TWO 76 – 77

UNIT 7 TALKING ABOUT SOCIAL ISSUES 78 – 87
Conversation with ‘everyday’ expressions 80
Focus on Spoken Language: 85 – 87
A) Giving conversational feedback & disagreeing politely
B) As the saying goes… (more popular sayings)
C) Grammar – reflexive pronouns
D) Asking for an opinion with a negative question
E) Incomplete sentences in spoken language

Reference Pages – Conversation strategies:
Agreeing, disagreeing, staying neutral, asking for clarification 88
Discourse Markers 89

UNIT 8 THE MEDIA 90 – 98
Conversation with ‘everyday’ expressions 92
Focus on Spoken Language: 97 – 98
A) The definite article – review
B) ‘That’ to refer back to a previous statement
C) Open ended questions
D) ‘You get used to it’.
E) Uses of the verb ‘get’

Reference Page – Phrasal verbs with ‘get’ 99

UNIT 9 BUSINESS NEGOTIATIONS 100 – 109
Conversation with ‘everyday’ expressions 102
Focus on Spoken Language:
A) Forming questions – review of the ‘rules’
Questions in Spoken English
B) Telephone introductions
C) Incomplete sentences in spoken English
D) Greetings and replies
E) The Negotiating Process

LANGUAGE REVIEW THREE 110 – 111
ANSWERS TO EXERCISES AND CROSSWORDS 112 – 123
REFERENCE LISTS – Everyday expressions with definitions 124 – 132
Reference Page – British versus North America spelling conventions 133
Phonemic Chart of English Sounds 134

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