Teach Yourself American English : As a Foreign Language

Teach Yourself American English : As a Foreign Language

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ISBN-13: 9780658011771
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies, The
Publication date: 04/30/2001
Pages: 384
Product dimensions: 5.08(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.94(d)

Table of Contents

Topic 1Saying 'Hello'1
Grammar and communication
Starting a conversation--question tags
Continuing a conversation--short answers, saying more
Invitations and offers--Would you like...?
A/Some--countables and uncountables
Offering more
Saying yes and no to offers
Vocabulary
Food and drink (1)
Pronunciation
Introduction to intonation
Topic 2Asking for things22
Grammar and communication
Responding to offers
Making decisions--I'll
Asking for things (1) Could I have?
Ordering drinks
Talking about availability--have got, there is + some/any, any
Opinions and comparisons What's ... like? smaller (etc.)
Asking for permission Is it all right if I...?
Vocabulary
Food and drink (2)
Pronunciation
Introduction to stress
Intonation and communication
Topic 3Making conversation52
Grammar and communication
Everyday activities--present simple
Ability--can
Expressing interest--echo questions
Vocabulary
Countries, nationalities, languages
Pronunciation
Intonation--'wh' questions--expressing interest with echo questions
Plurals with an extra syllable
Stress and reduced forms ... can/can't
Topic 4Talking about your daily life74
Grammar and communication
Jobs and a/an--the article
Using prepositions in, for, to
Asking Do you like it?--saying yes and no
Likes and dislikes--verbs + ing (the gerund)
Vocabulary
Jobs and work
Pronunciation
Stress and reduced forms--do/don't, does/doesn't
Stress for emphasis
Intonation--Single words/short phrases
Topic 5Giving explanations97
Grammar and communication
Possessive pronouns--mine etc.
Present progressive--temporary actions in the present, present progressive and present simple
Present progressive--future arrangements
Saying why--to, so that, because
Vocabulary
First names
The family
Pronunciation
Extra syllable, 3rd person singular, present simple
Reduced form to
Topic 6Staying in contact133
Grammar and communication
Future plans--going to
Making arrangements--possibilities, suggestions and offers
Telephone language
Asking for things (2)
Vocabulary
Numbers (1)
The alphabet
Pronunciation
Using stress to correct mistakes
Topic 7Traveling and handling money173
Grammar and communication
Inviting people to do things
Suggesting doing something together--let's
Asking people to do things
Asking for help--indirect questions
Vocabulary
Numbers (2)
Money
Travel
Pronunciation
Pronouncing groups of words--linking
Topic 8Using public transportation212
Grammar and communication
Prepositions at the end of questions
Asking for instructions, giving instructions
Asking for and understanding travel information--the time, timetables, itineraries
Vocabulary
Public transportation
The time
Pronunciation
Stress--place names
Topic 9Meeting friends257
Grammar and communication
Impersonal it
Asking for opinions--how was?
Adjectives + -ed and -ing
Saying thank you
Obligation and necessity--have to
The imperative
Offering, rejecting, insisting, accepting
Introducing something negative politely
Vocabulary
Public signs
Large numbers
Pronunciation
Intonation--expressing strong feelings
Topic 10Finding accommodations301
Grammar and communication
Asking Who? + short answers
Talking about the number of people
Talking about the same thing--one, ones
Asking for an alternative
Negative comparisons
Decisions--buying things
Verb hope
Talking about the past--past simple
Past experience--present perfect
Vocabulary
Hotel language
Ordinal numbers
Pronunciation
Schwa /[characters not reproducible]
Glossary351
Quick reference: communicative functions356
Index362

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