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Book Two 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 many widely used everyday expressions, this resource provides valuable information about the social and business conventions of spoken English such as talking about plans and intentions, checking meaning and giving feedback and using telephoning and interview strategies. The grammar and pronunciation features of spoken English are examined within the context of everyday conversations.

Features of English pronunciation are also examined within the context of everyday 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.
• 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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Book ISBN: 9781877074127      PDF ISBN: 9780987303226
Size: A4 Paperback

Level:   Pre-intermediate and with teacher’s assistance to advanced
Age group:  young adult to adult
Self study:
Yes      Answers: Yes
Audio CD/MP3 available: Yes (as 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 Spoken English – Two – Student Book

GLOSSARY OF LANGUAGE TERMS 6 – 7

UNIT 1 A TELEPHONE ENQUIRY 8 – 17
Conversation with ‘everyday’ expressions 10
Focus on Spoken Language: 15 – 17
Telephoning strategies:
A) Checking information such as correct place/number
B) Giving a reason for the call
Revision – Aspects of pronunciation:
C) Noticing ‘weak forms’ in spoken English
D) Word linking in spoken English

UNIT 2 TALKING ABOUT STUDY PROBLEMS 18 – 26
Conversation with ‘everyday’ expressions 20
Focus on Spoken Language: 25 – 26
A) Giving suggestions
B) Giving reasons
C) Exclamations & the use of intonation to convey attitude

Reference Page – Understanding the use of intonation in spoken English 27

UNIT 3 TALKING ABOUT EMPLOYMENT 28 – 38
Conversation with ‘everyday’ expressions 30
Focus on Spoken Language: 35 – 38
A) Use of articles – a, an, the
B) Pronunciation: listening practice
C) Talking about the past using ‘present perfect’ & ‘past simple’ tenses
D) Interview strategies: Giving informative answers at an interview

Reference Page – A list of some irregular verbs 39

LANGUAGE REVIEW ONE – Units 1 – 3 40 – 41

UNIT 4 TECHNOLOGY AND BUSINESS 42 – 52
Conversation with ‘everyday’ expressions 44 Focus on Spoken Language: 49 – 52
A) Pronunciation: Hearing & Pronouncing Syllables correctly – Revision
B) Adjectives ending with ‘ed’ and ‘ing’
C) Discourse markers in spoken language

Reference Page – ‘Discourse markers’ in spoken English 53

UNIT 5 A NEW VENTURE – MAKING DECISIONS 54 – 63
Conversation with ‘everyday’ expressions 56
Focus on Spoken Language: 61 – 63
A) Using pronouns in place of nouns
B) Giving advice: ‘If I were you, I’d…;
C) Talking about future possibilities
D) ‘a lot of’ and ‘a bit of’ used with uncountable nouns

UNIT 6 TALKING ABOUT THE PAST 64 – 73
Conversation with ‘everyday’ expressions 66
Focus on Spoken Language: 71 – 73
A) Talking about the past using ‘used to’ and ‘would’
B) Pronunciation: words ending in ‘ed’
C) Pronouns in spoken English

LANGUAGE REVIEW TWO – Units 4 – 6 74- 75

UNIT 7 ASKING FOR DIRECTIONS 76 – 85
Conversation with ‘everyday’ expressions 78
Focus on Spoken Language: 83 – 85
A) Giving instructions or directions
B) Incomplete sentences in spoken English
C) Giving feedback – Showing you understand and checking information

UNIT 8 FUTURE PLANS AND POSSIBILITIES 86 – 95
Conversation with ‘everyday’ expressions 88
Focus on Spoken Language: 93 – 95
A) Talking about future plans and intentions (will + verb)
B) Talking about pre-planned decisions (going to + verb)
C) Making predictions
D) Talking about definite future arrangements

UNIT 9 HAVING DINNER WITH FRIENDS 96 – 104
Conversation with ‘everyday’ expressions 98 Focus on Spoken Language: 100 -104
A) Using ‘too’ & ‘neither’ to agree with another person’s choice/opinion
B) Uses of the verb ‘have’.

Reference Page – Uncountable nouns 105

LANGUAGE REVIEW THREE – Units 7 – 9 106 – 107
Answers to exercises and crosswords 108 – 118

Reference Lists – everyday expressions with definitions 119 – 127

Reference Page – Some pronunciation differences between varieties of English 128

Phonemic Chart of English Sounds 129

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