English for the Real World

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Sep 08, 2009

Table Of Contents

INTRODUCTION    xi
 
LESSON 1: DEPARTURE AND ARRIVAL    1
 
Dialogue: Where Will You Be Flying Today?    2
Words In Action    3
Take A Closer Look:
Question Words    5
Forming Questions    7
Stress In Questions    8
Verbs Ending in -ing    9
Listening Exercise    10
 
LESSON 2: ASKING FOR DIRECTIONS    13
 
Dialogue 1: Can You Tell Me How to Get To . . .?    14
Dialogue 2: No Parking!    14
Words In Action    15
Take A Closer Look:
Expressions with Common Verbs    17
Commands    19
Articles A, An, The, Some    20
Listening Exercise 1    22
Listening Exercise 2    22
 
LESSON 3: APARTMENT HUNTING    25
 
Dialogue: We’ll Take It!    26
Words In Action    27
Take A Closer Look:
Contractions, Part One    29
Personal Pronouns    30
This, That, These, Those    31
Listening Exercise    32
 
LESSON 4: GETTING THINGS FIXED    35
 
Dialogue: A Few Problems    36
Words In Action    36
Take A Closer Look:
Contractions, Part Two    38
Simple Present vs. Present Continuous Tense    39
Expressions of Quantity    40
Listening Exercise    42
 
LESSON 5: DAILY HOUSEHOLD CHORES    45
 
Dialogue: You’ll Do That, Won’t You?    46
Words In Action    46
Take A Closer Look:
Tag Questions    48
Expressing the Future    49
Listening Exercise    51
 
LESSON 6: ALL ABOUT FOOD    53
 
Dialogue 1: What’s For Dinner Tonight?    54
Dialogue 2: What Can I Get You?    54
Words In Action    55
Take A Closer Look:
Making Suggestions and Recommendations    56
May and Might    57
Listening Exercise    58
 
LESSON 7: A JOB INTERVIEW    61
 
Dialogue: I’m Impressed With Your Resume    62
Words In Action    63
Take A Closer Look:
Polite Questions and Requests    64
If . . . Would    65
The Present Perfect Tense    67
Listening Exercise    70
 
LESSON 8: THE FIRST DAY IN THE OFFICE    73
 
Dialogue: You Must Be Our New Colleague!    74
Words In Action    75
Take A Closer Look:
Uses Of Must    77
Possessives    78
Verbs in the Past Tense    79
Listening Exercise    82
 
LESSON 9: A BUSINESS MEETING    85
 
Dialogue: Let’s Go Over That Proposal    86
Words In Action    87
Take A Closer Look:
Must, Need to, Have to, Had Better, Should    88
Present Perfect Continuous Tense    90
Listening Exercise    91
 
LESSON 10: ON THE PHONE    93
 
Dialogue 1: May I Ask Who’s Calling?    94
Dialogue 2: I’m Sorry, He’s in a Meeting at the Moment    94
Words In Action    95
Take A Closer Look:
Using Can and May    96
Each Other and One Another    98
Past Perfect Tense    98
Listening Exercise    99
 
LESSON 11: DINING OUT    101
 
Dialogue: A Table For Two, Please    102
Words In Action    103
Take A Closer Look:
Expressing Preference with Would Rather    104
Verbs Followed by the Gerund    105
Listening Exercise    109
 
LESSON 12: AT THE POST OFFICE    111
 
Dialogue: One More Thing . . .    112
Words In Action    112
Take A Closer Look:
Using A, An, Per, and Each    114
Verbs Followed by the Infinitive    115
Listening Exercise    117
 
LESSON 13: AT THE DOCTOR’S OFFICE    119
 
Dialogue: Is It an Emergency?    120
Words In Action    121
Take A Closer Look:
Uses of Self    122
The Past, Present Perfect, and Present Perfect Continuous Tenses    124
Listening Exercise    127
 
LESSON 14: AT THE DRUGSTORE    129
 
Dialogue: I Haven’t Seen You in Ages!    130
Words In Action    130
Take A Closer Look:
Uses of Right    132
To Have Somebody Do Something/To Have Something Done    133
The Passive Voice    134
Listening Exercise    135
 
LESSON 15: IN A DEPARTMENT STORE    137
 
Dialogue 1: Can I Help You?    138
Dialogue 2: I’d Like to Return These Pants    138
Words In Action    139
Take A Closer Look:
Uses of Make    141
Make and Get—More Causatives    142
Let and Allow—Permissives    143
Listening Exercise    144
 
LESSON 16: A PARTY    147
 
Dialogue: Very Nice To Meet You    148
Words In Action    149
Take A Closer Look:
Uses of Use    151
The Past With Used to and Would    152
If and Would in the Past    153
Listening Exercise    154
 
LESSON 17: WEEKEND ACTIVITIES    157
 
Dialogue 1: What a Great Day!    158
Dialogue 2: Are You Ready to Play Golf?    158
Dialogue 3: I’m So Glad You Got Tickets!    159
Words In Action    159
Take A Closer Look:
Uses of What    162
Noun Clauses with Question Words    163
Verbs Followed by Gerunds or Infinitives    164
Listening Exercise    166
 
LESSON 18: HOLIDAYS    169
 
Dialogue: Long Time No See!    170
Words In Action    171
Take A Closer Look:
Too, Also, So, Either, and Neither    173
Verbs Followed by Prepositions    174
Noun Clauses with If and Whether    178
Listening Exercise    179
 
LESSON 19: MONEY    181
 
Dialogue: I’d Like to Deposit a Check    182
Words In Action    183
Take A Closer Look:
Expressing Desire    185
Verbs Followed by an Object and an Infinitive    187
Listening Exercise    188
 
LESSON 20: JURY DUTY    191
 
Dialogue: Has the Jury Reached a Verdict?    192
Words In Action    192
Take A Closer Look:
Uses of Get    195
Noun Clauses With Infinitives    199
Adjectives Followed by Prepositions    200
Listening Exercise    202

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