Understanding Spoken English – A Focus on Everyday Language in Context – Book one + Audio CD
As well as introducing and explaining the meaning of many widely used everyday expressions, each unit focuses on other aspects of English, such as the use of contractions (eg. won’t rather than will not ellipsis (incomplete sentences) and intonation (the rise and fall of the voice pitch). These features are distinctive characteristics of spoken (rather than written) English. You will also learn social conventions involved in everyday situations such as making a telephone call, dealing with service people and informal social interactions. I sincerely hope you enjoy and benefit from using Understanding Spoken English – a focus on everyday language in context.