English for the Real World

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Reach your life goals with English for the Real World. Learn English now.

English for the Real World teaches English as it's really spoken in practical situations and day-to-day life. This language course includes a book and three 60-minute CDs that work together to boost conversational speech and listening comprehension skills. The book features realistic English dialogues, thorough explanations of English grammar that go beyond the basics, and English vocabulary sections that ...

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Overview

Reach your life goals with English for the Real World. Learn English now.

English for the Real World teaches English as it's really spoken in practical situations and day-to-day life. This language course includes a book and three 60-minute CDs that work together to boost conversational speech and listening comprehension skills. The book features realistic English dialogues, thorough explanations of English grammar that go beyond the basics, and English vocabulary sections that include the most commonly used idiomatic expressions. Plenty of exercises, both in the book and on the recordings, will help you improve your English today.

English for the Real World also includes a flashcard CD-ROM that gives you the chance to learn and practice common idiomatic expressions — a multi-media approach to English language practice that improves retention.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781400006038
  • Publisher: Diversified Publishing
  • Publication date: 9/8/2009
  • Series: Living Language ESL Series
  • Format: Other
  • Edition description: Unabridged
  • Pages: 224
  • Sales rank: 399,961
  • Product dimensions: 6.32 (w) x 9.42 (h) x 1.42 (d)

Table of Contents

INTRODUCTION    xi
 
LESSON 1: DEPARTURE AND ARRIVAL    1
 
Dialogue: Where Will You Be Flying Today?    2
Words In Action    3
Take A Closer Look:
Question Words    5
Forming Questions    7
Stress In Questions    8
Verbs Ending in -ing    9
Listening Exercise    10
 
LESSON 2: ASKING FOR DIRECTIONS    13
 
Dialogue 1: Can You Tell Me How to Get To . . .?    14
Dialogue 2: No Parking!    14
Words In Action    15
Take A Closer Look:
Expressions with Common Verbs    17
Commands    19
Articles A, An, The, Some    20
Listening Exercise 1    22
Listening Exercise 2    22
 
LESSON 3: APARTMENT HUNTING    25
 
Dialogue: We’ll Take It!    26
Words In Action    27
Take A Closer Look:
Contractions, Part One    29
Personal Pronouns    30
This, That, These, Those    31
Listening Exercise    32
 
LESSON 4: GETTING THINGS FIXED    35
 
Dialogue: A Few Problems    36
Words In Action    36
Take A Closer Look:
Contractions, Part Two    38
Simple Present vs. Present Continuous Tense    39
Expressions of Quantity    40
Listening Exercise    42
 
LESSON 5: DAILY HOUSEHOLD CHORES    45
 
Dialogue: You’ll Do That, Won’t You?    46
Words In Action    46
Take A Closer Look:
Tag Questions    48
Expressing the Future    49
Listening Exercise    51
 
LESSON 6: ALL ABOUT FOOD    53
 
Dialogue 1: What’s For Dinner Tonight?    54
Dialogue 2: What Can I Get You?    54
Words In Action    55
Take A Closer Look:
Making Suggestions and Recommendations    56
May and Might    57
Listening Exercise    58
 
LESSON 7: A JOB INTERVIEW    61
 
Dialogue: I’m Impressed With Your Resume    62
Words In Action    63
Take A Closer Look:
Polite Questions and Requests    64
If . . . Would    65
The Present Perfect Tense    67
Listening Exercise    70
 
LESSON 8: THE FIRST DAY IN THE OFFICE    73
 
Dialogue: You Must Be Our New Colleague!    74
Words In Action    75
Take A Closer Look:
Uses Of Must    77
Possessives    78
Verbs in the Past Tense    79
Listening Exercise    82
 
LESSON 9: A BUSINESS MEETING    85
 
Dialogue: Let’s Go Over That Proposal    86
Words In Action    87
Take A Closer Look:
Must, Need to, Have to, Had Better, Should    88
Present Perfect Continuous Tense    90
Listening Exercise    91
 
LESSON 10: ON THE PHONE    93
 
Dialogue 1: May I Ask Who’s Calling?    94
Dialogue 2: I’m Sorry, He’s in a Meeting at the Moment    94
Words In Action    95
Take A Closer Look:
Using Can and May    96
Each Other and One Another    98
Past Perfect Tense    98
Listening Exercise    99
 
LESSON 11: DINING OUT    101
 
Dialogue: A Table For Two, Please    102
Words In Action    103
Take A Closer Look:
Expressing Preference with Would Rather    104
Verbs Followed by the Gerund    105
Listening Exercise    109
 
LESSON 12: AT THE POST OFFICE    111
 
Dialogue: One More Thing . . .    112
Words In Action    112
Take A Closer Look:
Using A, An, Per, and Each    114
Verbs Followed by the Infinitive    115
Listening Exercise    117
 
LESSON 13: AT THE DOCTOR’S OFFICE    119
 
Dialogue: Is It an Emergency?    120
Words In Action    121
Take A Closer Look:
Uses of Self    122
The Past, Present Perfect, and Present Perfect Continuous Tenses    124
Listening Exercise    127
 
LESSON 14: AT THE DRUGSTORE    129
 
Dialogue: I Haven’t Seen You in Ages!    130
Words In Action    130
Take A Closer Look:
Uses of Right    132
To Have Somebody Do Something/To Have Something Done    133
The Passive Voice    134
Listening Exercise    135
 
LESSON 15: IN A DEPARTMENT STORE    137
 
Dialogue 1: Can I Help You?    138
Dialogue 2: I’d Like to Return These Pants    138
Words In Action    139
Take A Closer Look:
Uses of Make    141
Make and Get—More Causatives    142
Let and Allow—Permissives    143
Listening Exercise    144
 
LESSON 16: A PARTY    147
 
Dialogue: Very Nice To Meet You    148
Words In Action    149
Take A Closer Look:
Uses of Use    151
The Past With Used to and Would    152
If and Would in the Past    153
Listening Exercise    154
 
LESSON 17: WEEKEND ACTIVITIES    157
 
Dialogue 1: What a Great Day!    158
Dialogue 2: Are You Ready to Play Golf?    158
Dialogue 3: I’m So Glad You Got Tickets!    159
Words In Action    159
Take A Closer Look:
Uses of What    162
Noun Clauses with Question Words    163
Verbs Followed by Gerunds or Infinitives    164
Listening Exercise    166
 
LESSON 18: HOLIDAYS    169
 
Dialogue: Long Time No See!    170
Words In Action    171
Take A Closer Look:
Too, Also, So, Either, and Neither    173
Verbs Followed by Prepositions    174
Noun Clauses with If and Whether    178
Listening Exercise    179
 
LESSON 19: MONEY    181
 
Dialogue: I’d Like to Deposit a Check    182
Words In Action    183
Take A Closer Look:
Expressing Desire    185
Verbs Followed by an Object and an Infinitive    187
Listening Exercise    188
 
LESSON 20: JURY DUTY    191
 
Dialogue: Has the Jury Reached a Verdict?    192
Words In Action    192
Take A Closer Look:
Uses of Get    195
Noun Clauses With Infinitives    199
Adjectives Followed by Prepositions    200
Listening Exercise    202
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  • Posted December 19, 2009

    Great Book!

    I used this book to teach an ESL class. The tittle of the book really grabbed my attention because I think it is very important for new English-speakers to be put into as many real world situations as possible. The CDs that accompany the book are also great! They create another dimension in the learning process. Each lesson begins with a real life situation and at the end of the dialogue, it repeats itself with pauses, in order to give the listener a chance to participate and practice the pronunciation. The CDs can be downloaded to your IPod, ITouch, or MP3 player, which makes it easier to listen to, anytime, and anywhere. I really enjoyed teaching with this book, and making the CD's part of the class really made it a lot more fun and interactive.

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