Colloquial English is an easy-to-use course, specially written by an experienced teacher for self-study or class use. It teaches current spoken and written English, as used in the UK, through the medium of English itself. This course assumes a basic knowledge of English and is suitable for post-beginners, whether studying on their own or as part of a class. Features include: full explanations and illustrations of grammatical terms pronunciation guide to help with areas of particular difficulty a variety of exercises to help learners to grow in confidence full answer key. Accompanying audio material is available to purchase separately on CD/MP3 format, or comes included in the great value Colloquials Pack.
Table of Contents
INTRODUCTIONEnglish ^DDS facts and figuresThe type of English taught in this bookHow to use this book effectivelyPronunciation, spelling and intonation1 PLEASED TO MEET YOU! greetings & introductions identifying people 2 WHERE ARE YOU FROM? talking about self, jobs and family 3 WHERE'S THE BANK? walking round town pointing things out 4 WHAT SHALL WE DO TODAY? deciding on what to do eating and drinking out likes and dislikes 5 THAT'S OUR BUS! using public transport 6 HOW MUCH IS THIS? going shopping 7 IT'S HOT TODAY! talking about the weather 8 I DON'T FEEL VERY WELL seeing the doctor 9 I'VE LOST MY PASSPORT! reporting events asking for help 10 THIS ONE'S BETTER comparing things giving opinions 11 I'LL SEE YOU AT TEN telling the time 12 PUT THE LETTER ON THE SCALES, WILL YOU? giving and taking instructions 13 A BIT OF HISTORY talking about the past 14 WHAT WOULD YOU DO? thinking about possibilities talking about what might happen 15 DEAR BOB^DEL communicating in writing 16 THE FLIGHT'S BEEN DELAYED more formal English newspapers and media
Gareth King, who is currently working in Further Education, has a background in Linguistics and is an experienced teacher odf foreign languages and English as a Foreign Language. He is author of Routledge's Colloquial Welsh, Basic Welshand Intermediate Welsh Grammar Workbook titles and is the Series Advisor for the Colloquials. He has previously authored material for OUP's Oxford Junior English titles (pub 1999), aimed at EFL learners in secondary schools.