Learning English as a Foreign Language For Dummies
Do you know a bit of English, and want to improve without a teacher? Whether you're a student, a traveller, or you just want to learn basic English, this plain-speaking guide will help you pick up the essentials so you'll be understanding and speaking English in no time. Improve your grammar, speech, vocabulary and pronunciation at your own pace, and prepare yourself to get around in any English-speaking country comfortably - and without embarrassment! Learning English as a Foreign Language For Dummies includes: Part I: Getting Started Chapter 1: You Already Know a Little English Chapter 2: Basic English Grammar Chapter 3: Greetings and Introductions Part II: English in Action Chapter 4: Shopping and Numbers Chapter 5: Eating Out Chapter 6: Out on the Town Chapter 7: Hobbies and Free Time Chapter 8: Talking on the Phone Chapter 9: At the Office and Around the House Chapter 10: Written English - Newspapers and Signs Part III: English on the Go Chapter 11: Money Chapter 12: Checking into a Hotel Chapter 13: Asking Directions and Getting Around Chapter 14: Handling Emergencies Part IV: The Part of Tens Chapter 15: Ten Ways to Speak English Quickly Chapter 16: Ten Favourite English Expressions Chapter 17: Ten Holidays to Remember Chapter 18: Ten Phrases That Make You Sound Fluent in English Part V: Appendices Appendix A: Phrasal verbs explained Appendix B: Common Verbs [Agree, Can / be able, Come, Do, Go, Have, Make , Need, Put, Think] English Irregular Verbs Appendix C: On the CD Note: CD-ROM/DVD and other supplementary materials are not included as part of eBook file.
Introduction. Part I: Getting Started. Chapter 1: You Already Know a Little English. Chapter 2: Basic English Grammar. Chapter 3: Getting to Know People. Part II: English in Action. Chapter 4: Shopping and Numbers. Chapter 5: Eating In and Out. Chapter 6: Out on the Town. Chapter 7: Hobbies and Free Time. Chapter 8: Talking on the Phone. Chapter 9: At the Offi ce and Around the House. Chapter 10: Written English. Part III: English on the Go. Chapter 11: Money, Money, Money. Chapter 12: Finding a Place to Stay. Chapter 13: On the Move. Chapter 14: Handling Emergencies. Part IV: The Part of Tens. Chapter 15: Ten Ways to Speak English Quickly. Chapter 16 : Ten Favourite English Expressions. Chapter 17: Ten (Actually 11) Holidays to Remember. Chapter 18: Ten Phrases That Make You Sound Fluent in English. Part V: Appendices. Appendix A: Phrasal Verbs. Appendix B: Common and Irregular Verbs. Appendix C: On the CD. Index.
Gavin Dudeney is Project Director at The Consultants-E, a company specialising in online learning and teaching in education. He works regularly with the International House World Organisation and other leading teaching entities. Nicky Hockly is Director of Pedagogy at The Consultants-E. She works as a teacher and teacher trainer, both online and face-to-face, and gives seminars and workshops around the world.
Learn to: Improve your English without a teacher Speak English confidently in the workplace or out and about Use correct grammar and perfect your pronunciation Master English from scratch and navigate English-speaking countries with confidence Want to get to grips with spoken English and need a helping hand? Whether you're a student or a traveller, this expert guide equips you with the skills to understand and speak English in no time. Perfect your pronunciation, grammar and vocabulary and learn how to use key English greetings and expressions in any context – from the train station to the cinema! Start at the beginning — learn basic English grammar, introduce yourself and practise formal and informal greetings Try out your skills — buy food at the market, arrange to meet friends in town, describe where you live and learn to read signs, emails and newspapers Become more confident — use English at the bank, understand directions and timetables, check into a hotel and describe medical symptoms Act native — discover the best ways to learn English quickly and drop in phrases and expressions that make you sound fluent Open the book and find: How to form simple sentences and use tenses accurately Advice on pronunciation, intonation and word stresses Tips on making small talk and telling anecdotes The differences between spoken and written English How to speak confidently on the phone and write good text messages Day-to-day phrases to use in the office Regular and irregular verbs explained Favourite English phrases and expressions The companion audio CD is packed with over 50 dialogues in English, to help you use your skills in a variety of common situations, from chatting at the bus stop, to ordering a dessert or discussing the football match.
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