Who is this course for?
Can you express your moods and feelings in English? Can you be gry or astonished? Can you express delight, curiosity or despair? Can you be warmly appreciative or tactfully persuasive? Can you Choose your English?
Perhaps you have mastered English grammar well enough, perhaps you have even built up a good vocabulary and perhaps it irritates you that you still find it necessary to use your own language when your feelings re involved, when you have something important to say.
This course will help those of you who have already mastered the fundamentals of English to choose the right expression. It concen- rates not only on what is said but also on where and how it is said. For this reason idiom and pronunciation are given equal place with grammar and vocabulary.
Each lesson begins with a dialogue or sketch which is divided into three parts. These are based on the lives of Barbara and Harry Sallis and their friends, some of whom speak varieties of English (American, cockney, etc.). Harry has made a fortune from manufacturing inflatable umbrellas. Now he is semi-retired. But their lives are still full of drama I full of emotion. You can hear them being relieved, being suspicious, being tactful and. so on. This course shows how they express themselves in moods like these and then teaches you to do the
What is in the book?
Each lesson contains the following
– A dialogue
– Comprehension questions
– Vocabulary study (including idioms)