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Learning English as a Foreign Language For Dummies

ISBN: 978-0-470-74747-6
368 pages
January 2012
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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.

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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.

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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.

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