McGraw-Hill's Conversational American English: The Illustrated Guide to Everyday Expressions of American English [NOOK Book]

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Learn more than 3,000 English expressions and speak and understand the language easily



As a new speaker of English, you may hear some expressions in your daily conversations that you do not understand--yet. McGraw-Hill's Conversational American English will help you learn these expressions, so not only do you know what a person is saying to you, but that you can use the expression yourself! More than 3,000 ...

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McGraw-Hill's Conversational American English: The Illustrated Guide to Everyday Expressions of American English

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Overview

Learn more than 3,000 English expressions and speak and understand the language easily



As a new speaker of English, you may hear some expressions in your daily conversations that you do not understand--yet. McGraw-Hill's Conversational American English will help you learn these expressions, so not only do you know what a person is saying to you, but that you can use the expression yourself! More than 3,000 expressions are organized by theme, so you can find what you are looking for quickly. And each topic is illustrated to further help you understand context.



The book features:



  • Common expressions are batched into 350 themes, ranging from general greetings and asking how someone is, to the more specific needs, like showing disbelief, asking someone‚Äôs intentions, and expressions for a forgotten word or name

  • A comprehensive thematic glossary provides an additional means for the learner to locate expressions by key words and concepts



Topics include: Basic Social Encounters, Greetings, Small Talk, Introductions, Ending a Conversation, Good-Byes, Agreeing, Disagreeing Conversational Encounters, Focusing Attention, Launching the Conversation, Making Friends, Complex Matters, Disputes, Discussion and Resolution, Polite Encounters, Prefaces, Communication Barriers

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780071741323
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education
  • Publication date: 12/13/2010
  • Series: McGraw-Hill ESL References
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 224
  • Sales rank: 751,968
  • File size: 9 MB

Meet the Author

Richard A. Spears, Ph.D. is a former Professor of Linguistics at Northwestern University, and a highly respected lexicographer and author in the field of ESL reference.



Steven R. Kleinedler is a specialist in linguistics and lead author of The American Heritage Science Dictionary.



Betty J. Birner, Ph.D. is a professor at the Institute for Research in Cognitive Science at the University of Pennsylvania.



Luc Nisset is an experienced illustrator and author of language learning materials.

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Table of Contents

Basic Social Encounters1. Greetings2. Small Talk3. Introductions4. Ending a Conversation5. Good-Byes6. Agreeing7. Disagreeing Conversational Encounters8. Focusing Attention9. Launching the Conversation10. Making Friends11. Complex Matters12. Disputes13. Discussion and Resolution Polite Encounters14. Prefaces15. Communication Barriers
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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 22, 2014

    Excelent

    Very helpful. All the options for starting a conversation in different situations. You must have it.

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    Posted August 23, 2013

    Very Good

    Perfect.

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