Read e-book online Colloquial English: A Course for Non-Native Speakers (with PDF

By Gareth King

ISBN-10: 0415453895

ISBN-13: 9780415453899

Colloquial English is an easy-to-use direction, especially written by means of an skilled instructor for self-study or category use. It teaches present spoken and written English, as utilized in the united kingdom, during the medium of English itself. This path assumes a simple wisdom of English and is appropriate for post-beginners, no matter if learning all alone or as a part of a category.

Features include:

  • full causes and illustrations of grammatical terms 
  • pronunciation consultant to assist with parts of specific difficulty
  • a number of routines to aid rookies to develop in confidence
  • full solution key.


 Accompanying audio fabric is obtainable to buy individually on CD/MP3 layout, or comes integrated within the nice price Colloquials Pack.

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Whose? /wεər/ /wɔt/ /wεn/ /wa/ /hu / /hu z/ which? ’) (this word is used to identify things) Because they all begin with wh-, the questions they ask are called wh-questions. , but we include it in the WH-WORDs anyway. We’ve already met what? and who? in Unit 1 when we were talking about finding out people’s names: What’s your name? Who’s that over there? Here are some more examples with the verb be: What’s the time? Why is James late? Where are my gloves? Whose car is that over there? Which is mine?

Hang on1 . . let’s see now. Right, go back to the post office and turn right. And then go along the road till you get to a big supermarket. The tourist information office is opposite. And what’s the supermarket called? 34 PASSER-BY: NINA: PASSER-BY: MegaSave, I think. Shall I write it down for you? No, I think I’ve got it. Thanks a lot. Bye! 1 Hang on = ‘Wait a moment’ Language point 17 – commands The BASE-FORM of the verb can be used on its own to tell someone to do something: Open the door Close the window Lock the door But in colloquial English this way of giving commands is rather short and can sound rude.

In the list above you can see that Paul is a university lecturer – the word university begins with a vowel in writing, but the first sound of the word is /j/, which is a consonant sound, so a is correct here. Pronunciation Many very commonly used words in English have both STRONG and WEAK pronunciations. In normal speech we use the weak pronunciation of these words, unless we want to emphasise them for some reason. The weak pronunciations of the indefinite article are /ə/ and /ən/ – make sure you use these when you are speaking!

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