A Conversation Book: English in Everyday Life / Edition 3

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Presents an inviting approach to developing conversation fluency. This book presents picture dictionary-type pages, along with conversation and grammar practice, that provide readers with the vocabulary and speaking skills they need for everyday life. For beginning ESL learners.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780137924585
  • Publisher: Pearson ESL
  • Publication date: 1/28/1998
  • Series: Conversation Series
  • Edition description: REVISED
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 160
  • Product dimensions: 8.28 (w) x 10.90 (h) x 0.30 (d)

Table of Contents

1. Welcome to Class.
Competency Objectives: Identify Self and Others. Request and Give Information. Locate Geographical areas. Learn Cardinal Numbers. Count. Express Basic Personal Information and Numbers in Written Form. Identify Articles of Clothing and Colors. Identify Pairs of Clothing. Identify Immediate and Extended Family Relations. Review.

2. Everyday Life.
Competency Objectives: Identify Classroom Objects. Express Feelings and State of Being. Request Time of Day. Respond to Requests for Time of Day. Discuss Everyday Routine. Discuss Morning Routine.

3. The Calendar.
Competency Objectives: Learn the Days of the Week. Make a Weekly Schedule. Learn Ordinal Numbers. Identify and Describe One's Birthday. Identify Holidays and Discuss their Cultural Significance. Discuss Seasons of the Year and Associated Activities. Identify and Use Weather Vocabulary. Understand Forecasts Through Different Media. Identify Appropriate Clothing for Weather Conditions. Review.

4. Food.
Competency Objectives: Identify Common Fruit. Identify Common Vegetables. Identify Common Meats, Seafood, and Poultry. Describe Likes and Dislikes. Identify and Express Preference for Desserts. Read a Menu. Identify Breakfast Foods. Discuss the Breakfast Meal. Identify Lunch Foods. Discuss Different Types of Lunches. Express Preferences for Fast Food. Compare Junk Food and Nutritious Food. Discuss Restaurant Etiquette. Order a Meal in a Restaurant. Identify Items in a Supermarket.Review.

5. Homes.
Competency Objectives: Express Preference. Identify and Describe Different Types of Housing. Identify and Describe Kitchen Appliances and Functions of the Kitchen. Identify Furniture in the Dining Room, Living Room, Bedroom, and Tell Stories. Identify Bathroom Items. Identify Activities in the Home. Talk About Neighbors. Identify Problems with Neighbors and Discuss Solutions. Identify Problems at Home and Discuss Solutions. Complain; Request Assistance. Review.

6. Shopping.
Competency Objectives: Identify Different Stores. What Can Be Purchased. Identify Athletic Equipment. Identify Toys. Identify Different Types of Shoes. Identify Men's Clothing. Identify Women's Clothing. Identify Sections of a Department Store. Understand Returns, and Exchange Departments. Identify Different Flowers. Identify Items in a Pharmacy and Uses. Discuss Jewelry. Identify Common Hardware Items and Discuss Uses. Identify Common Office Supplies and Discuss Use. Identify Items in an Electronics Store and Discuss Prices. Discuss Pros and Cons of Sale Merchandise. Read Ads. Review.

7. Community.
Competency Objectives: Identify Places in the Neighborhood. Discuss Specific Community Sites and their Function. Practice Asking for and Giving Directions. Learn How to Use Various Telephones and Telephone Services. Practice Taking Telephone Messages. Learn How to Call 911 to Report an Emergency. Discuss What to do in a Police Emergency. Identify Functions in a Post Office. Practice Making Transactions in the Post Office. Identify Functions in a Bank and Basic Bank Services. Discuss Local Public Transportation. Identify Parts of the Car and How They Function. Read Traffic Signs. Identify Traffic and Road Signs. Identify Gas Station Services. Discuss Functions of the Laundromat and Dry Cleaners.

8. Work.
Competency Objectives: Identify Common Jobs. Identify Report Work Around the Home. Discuss Different Types of Jobs and Job Preferences. Identify and Discuss Different Types of Clothing and Uniforms. Safety at Work. Identify Common Work Site Safety Signs. Identify Farm Jobs and Farm Animals. Discuss Common and Cross-Cultural Problems at Work. Find Solutions. Identify Reasons to Lose a Job. Identify Ways to Get a Job. Fill Out an Application Form. Identify Job Benefits. Review.

9. Health.
Competency Objectives: Identify Parts of the Body. Discuss Ways to Maintain Good Health. Identify Common Illnesses. Practice Making Doctor Appointments. Practice Filling Out Forms. Practice Reading Medicine Labels. Discuss What to Do in a Medical Emergency. Discuss Departments in a Hospital. Read Hospital Signs. Identify Internal Organs. Identify Items in a Dentist's Office. Discuss Dental Problems. Discuss Pet Care. Review.

10. Leisure.
Competency Objectives: Identify Leisure Activities. Discuss Various Social Actives. Locate Community Activities. Identify Different Movies/Television Shows/Individual Sports/Team Sports and Express Preferences. Discuss Taking a Trip. Discuss Activities at the Beach. Identify Camping Vocabulary and Discuss Animals in the Wild. Discuss Different Functions of the Library. Identify School Courses, Express Preferences and Ambitions. Review.

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